Campervan Holidays for the kids…

Ever noticed how you can take children to the finest view in the country and one of them will ask where the nearest swimming pool is? What you want to do might not always coincide with the kids’ idea of a fun afternoon. Below, The Tartan Camper Company have came up with some ideas on how to keep the kids entertained on your touring holiday…..

Train Journeys and Boat Trips

In recent Harry Potter films the spectacular train chase scene features the Hogwarts Express at the Glenfinnan Viaduct. You can experience your own magical train journey on the Jacobite Steam train from Fort William to Mallaig or the Strathspey Steam Railway, between Aviemore and Boat of Garten, who also run Thomas the Tank Engine weekends.

Go Nessie spotting on Loch Ness, try spotting Bottlenose Dolphins in the Moray Firth or take one of the many other cruises available around the Highlands.

Animals are always a great attraction for children. Mallaig Marine World, for example, offers lots of fishy delights, take the ferry across to Skye, and you can visit the Skye Serpentarium at Broadford. Meanwhile, the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig displays hardier beasts, many formerly native – children will love the wolf pack. There are also places to see working sheepdogs with their uncanny round-up skills – again at Kincraig, and also on Skye.

Tartan Campervan Hire on the Isle of Mull Image

Tartan Campervan Hire on the Isle of Mull

Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Inverness Aquadome is just one of the swimming pools and leisure centres in the area, while other places which help the kids let off steam include Landmark at Carrbridge, which has something for all ages, from treetop trails to spectacular slides. Treasures of the Earth, by Fort William, fascinates children in a different way, drawing them into a world of fabulous gemstones, caverns and mines.

For information on family adventure in the Highlands see the Visit Scotland website.


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