There are so many reasons as to why people visit Scotland. While some are mesmerized by the northern UK country’s rich history and culture, others want to see the beautiful sceneries, engage outdoor fun activities, or even get a taste of scotch wine/whiskey from one of the most famous breweries on the land and enjoy some nightlife. Whatever your reasons are, you probably want to know where to find this fun within a short time frame. Spoiler alert, there’s plenty of fun in Scotland; so you might want to call your boss in advance for a vacation extension, especially when traveling with family for the weekend!


When it comes to planning a vacation trip, we know how important it is to know where to go, what to do, where to sleep, and what to expect. This is exactly what this article is about. It’s your guide to your weekend vacation in Scotland with family.


With more of the bias on where the fun is, below are some ideas of 4 weekend breaks in Scotland perfect for families:


1. Visit the Outdoor Capital of UK

If you are a city dweller, then you will appreciate the cool and quiet environment at the foot of Fort William and Lochaber. It’s a serene environment with a lot to see and do. For instance, mount climbing is an activity you can’t ignore. Hill walking and mountain biking are but some activities you can indulge in with family and friends. The Nevis range can also be a great place for mountaineers and ski adventure lovers. The high wire courses will offer you the perfect views of the ranges. When it comes to meals and accommodation, there are several amazing places to stay in Scotland that will give you an amazing experienced. Just to mention a few, you can check out places such as such the Clachaig Inn in Ballachulish, and the Nevis Bank Inn, Fort William, and Travelodge Fort William. To make your weekend family vacation even more exciting, here’s a list of lodges in Scotland that have a Jacuzzi, which you might want to check out or check in to.

2. Spend Some Memorable Time In The Isle Of Arran

This is a great spot for families, couples and anyone else who is after adventures. Less than an hour from Glasgow, the island is just spectacular. There are several rock pools, miniature bays, and a great coastal view. Here, you can kayak, ride your mountain bikes, and participate in archery. Arran has a lot of history to show, the Garden, Country Parks, Isle of Arran Museum, and Brodick Castle are your best choices to uncover past life. To entertain your kids’ taste buds, James Chocolates has a lot to offer in terms of snacky chocolates and other specialties. You may also want to try out Café Thyme for your pizza and bread or the Brodick Bar and Brasserie for all your snacks.

3. Get a Taste of Edinburg

Edinburg is a great city with a lot to offer for family vacationers. While walking on the cobblestone streets, you and your family will have a perfect view of ancient castles and beautiful architecture, not forgetting the beautiful parks that your kids will find super exciting. There’s a lot to see and do while in Edinburg. The Freddy Gonzales Park is an ideal place for your kids to have their fun while you get to play golf at Los Lagos Golf Club. Some amazing places to get your brunch, lunch or dinner treats include the Kyloe Restaurant and Grill for the best Roast in Britain years ago. Experience cowhide seats and cow cartoon walls. The interiors are perfect for family dining. The Mussel Inn, which is perhaps one of the best seafood restaurants offering fresh Mussel, seafood and vegetarian dishes is another awesome place you can try, especially for your lunch in Edinburg.

4. How About Some Spa Break in The Stobo Castle?

If you are tired of the city life’s pollution and are ready for some rejuvenation, then this is the place for the whole family to be pampered. The Stobo Castle has women-only facilities and state of the art spas for everyone. Take your time in the Swedish sauna, hot tubs, hydro spa, and a relaxation suite. Within the castle, you’ll also find a tennis court and a majestic Japanese water garden. Don’t forget to explore the various gourmet recipes offered and get a taste of sumptuous fine dining in the castle as well if you can.


The list of awesome places to visit for family weekend break vacations can be endless. However, the scope of this article may not allow us to discuss all of them. Nonetheless, these few spots are just but examples of places that can be ideal for families and couples escaping the harsh realities of the busy day-to-day lives elsewhere.


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