Dundee Science Centre

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A 4-Day Break in Fife and Dundee for Families with Young Kids

Fife and Dundee & Angus are ideal for a few days away on a quality family break. You could base yourself in a seafront cottage, a self-catering lodge in a country estate, or perhaps a luxury caravan in an amenity-filled holiday park. Think of days playing by the seaside, roaming bridle paths in the countryside, visiting exciting attractions that wee ones will love and soaking up a bit of cosmopolitan culture in the city - you won't be short of ways to have fun on this family holiday!

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Giorno 1Exploring the East Neuk of Fife

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The East Neuk takes in the eastern corner of the Fife region, and its collection of pretty fishing settlements and small sandy beaches make it a real gem of an area to explore. Below ground you might also find an underground surprise in the form of Scotland's Secret Bunker, or play fairy tale-themed games as you explore the beautiful ground of Kellie Castle.

  • Elie and Earlsferry Beach Elie

    Elie is a popular seaside town in the East Neuk of Fife. A picturesque seaside resort, Elie is gathered around a curve of golden sand. The harbour, es

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    Grab a bite

    The award-winning Ship Inn organises beach cricket on Sundays, and its restaurant is family-friendly with a children's menu option, should you be keen to catch a bite - the sea air is known to induce quite the appetite!

    Pack a bucket and spade for sandcastle building, and a towel to dry wet feet after a paddle, and then you are ready to head to the beautiful Elie Earlsferry Beach. Arches of fine golden sands line the town and are great spots for an hour or two of playing by the shoreline. 

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  • Kellie Castle and Garden Anstruther

    Kellie Castle & Garden

    Check out

    Travel 10 minutes to the pretty village of Pittenweem to roam the charming streets and see the historic harbour.

    Kellie Castle and Garden is cared for by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS). Kids are bound to love roaming the extensive garden with its nature walks, apple trees, a pond and an adventure playground. The garden is also home to wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled for native critters such as hedgehogs, badgers, birds and bats.

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    Pittenweem,Anstruther,KY10 2RE
    Servizi chiave
    • Parcheggio
    • Parcheggio o area di sosta senza barriere
    • Bagno per disabili
    • Caffetteria o ristorante
  • Scotland's Secret Bunker St Andrews

    Scotland's Secret Bunker

    The Secret Bunker is hidden beneath an inconspicuous-looking farmhouse - it was once an official government secret. Built during the Cold War, the bunker would have been the command centre should Scotland have every come under the threat of a nuclear attack. Today, you can delve 100 ft below the surface to explore this covert military base and discover its fascinating history.

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    Undergroud Nuclear Command Centre,Crown Buildings,Troywood,St Andrews,KY16 8QH
    Servizi chiave
    • Parcheggio
    • Parcheggio o area di sosta senza barriere
    • Bagno per disabili
    • WiFi
  • Anstruther Fish and Chips Anstruther

    Award Winning Anstruther Fish Bar.

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    Whilst you're here

    The village is also home to the Scottish Fisheries Museum, where you can learn about the fishing industry in the east of Scotland and its naval history.

    No trip to the East Neuk would be complete without enjoying some delicious, piping-hot, fresh fish and chips! Anstruther has a reputation for this moreish fast food which is known the world over. A fish supper is arguably best enjoyed sitting on the pier, watching the boats bobbing in the harbour. 

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Giorno 2Animal attractions and beach fun in St Andrews

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In and around St Andrews, there is lots to see and do - you might even need two days to fit it all in! St Andrews is famed for many things, including being home to one of the country's top universities and sharing the same name as Scotland's patron saint. We know that might not be enough to interest the little ones - but don't worry, the beaches, castle, and wildlife attractions will! There are also some great activities to try in the area, including horse riding, golf and watersports.

  • Scottish Deer Centre Cupar

    Animali allo Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar

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    Located in Cupar, 13 miles from St Andrews, the Scottish Deer Centre is a must for any animal lover. Here you'll find wolves, lynx, Scottish wildcats and a European brown bear, plus 14 species of deer from all around the world. Feed the deer, watch falconry displays, and see otters being fed, and when it's time to really let off steam, hit the adventure playground or race your rivals on the track in pedal karts.

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  • St Andrews Castle St Andrews

    St Andrews Castle

    Top tip

    Historic Scotland manages both this attraction and St Andrews Cathedral, so you can visit both sites with a combined ticket.

    The ruined St Andrews Castle will really capture the imaginations of aspiring knights or princesses-in-the-making. You can peer into the bottle dungeon, cut out of rock, and explore the underground siege mine. 

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    The Scores,St Andrews,KY16 9AR
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    • Parcheggio
    • Raggiungibile con i mezzi pubblici
  • East Sands Beach St Andrews

    St. Andrews East Sands

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    St Andrews is one of Scotland's favourite coastal destinations, with its two brilliant award-winning beaches, East Sands and West Sands. In the summertime, you'll find there are sandcastle building competitions - so again, be sure to bring your bucket and spade!

    Wee ones will love East Sands, not far from St Andrews Castle. It has a play area close by and is slightly more sheltered than West Sands. Play hopscotch on the sand, explore rock pools, look for pretty shells and interesting pebbles or chase the waves on the shoreline.

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    St Andrews
  • St Andrews Aquarium St Andrews

    British Shark & Ray Tank at St Andrews Aquarium

    Make the most of your trip

    Find out more about the curious creatures of the aquarium at talks and feeding and handling sessions that are held throughout the day.

    At St Andrews Aquarium you can come face to face with the fascinating inhabitants of underwater worlds. Amongst the many creatures you can see, the aquarium is home to British sharks, lobsters, lionfish, piranhas, seals and penguins. There are reptiles too, such as poison dart frogs and creepy crawlies. Plus, you can meet the family of comical meerkats! 

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    The Scores,St Andrews,KY16 9AS
    Servizi chiave
    • Parcheggio
    • Parcheggio o area di sosta senza barriere
    • Accesso senza barriere
    • Bagno per disabili
    • Caffetteria o ristorante

Giorno 3Make discoveries in Dundee

Giorno 4Ambles in Angus

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