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How to plan your family activity holidays in Scotland

When you’re planning a family holiday it’s important to choose a destination that everyone will fall in love with. Especially when the entire squad is up for an unforgettable adventure. 

Scotland is one of those rare locations that each member of your family will enjoy, with something to suit all ages - whether your tribe is into windswept walks, exploring vibrant towns or cosying up in front of a good movie with a slice of pizza (or three). 

So to help you avoid fiddly logistics and itineraries, we’ve put together some tips on making your trip to Scotland super simple to organise… 

Family exploring at Ardgartan Argyll in Scotland

Family holidays Scotland: selecting your accommodation

The most important element of any family getaway is the place you choose to stay. Get it right and you can create a cosy home from home where everyone can reconnect, while making sure each person has their own space. 

Our forest escapes offer ‘unpackaged’ experiences deep in secluded woodland, where family groups can get together and do holidays their way. Perfect if everyone wants the freedom to do their own thing. 

Family in hot tub

Select a larger cabin and you’ll have all the space you need to relax. Cook up a storm on the barbecue, pop on your favourite playlist in the spacious bedrooms, settle down with a blockbuster movie on the comfy sofa or hop in the hot tub for some peace and quiet. 

We’ve got two beautiful locations in Scotland to choose from, designed to help families rekindle their love of the great outdoors. Stay at Strathyre or Ardgartan Argyll and enjoy lochside views, untamed landscapes and hours of freedom together in the heart of the forest. 

Cabins at Strathyre

Family holidays Scotland: deciding on days out 

A great way to get your family excited about escaping the daily routine is to choose and pre-book activities before your stay. Because no holiday in Scotland is complete without some exhilarating outdoor adventures. 

We’ve made it easy for every family to build their very own adventure holiday with a range of exciting activities for all ages. Think guided mountain hikes, archery sessions, canoeing and paddle boarding experiences, zip wire courses and outdoor survival sessions that present the ultimate challenge. Our friendly team can recommend the best hiking trails and hire out bikes for you too. 

Girl playing archery at Forest Holidays

Split up for the day and try something new before returning to the roaring log burner in your cabin to swap stories. Or book an activity where the whole family can reconnect away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The choice is yours. 

Fancy venturing off location to experience Scotland at its most authentic? We’ve created ‘What’s Nearby’ guides for Strathyre and Ardgartan Argyll so you can plan your day trips before you travel - or get some extra inspiration when you arrive. Ideal for ticking all those famous attractions, ancient castles, mountains and bustling cities off your to do list. 

Canoeing at Forest Holidays

And if clinking glasses over a delicious meal or browsing independent local boutiques is more your thing our team can reveal some local gems to visit. Or you can browse our blog for ideas on the best restaurants to dine at and more… 

Your family adventure in Scotland is just a few clicks away. With cosy cabins that give everyone their own space, outdoor activities that strengthen family bonds and days out that create lasting memories - all easy-to-organise and fuss-free. 

Book your forest escape in Scotland today

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