Scotland for families
There is certainly no shortage of places to keep the kids amused in Scotland and many of the museums and galleries on offer are free. Head to the capital to experience the spooky Edinburgh Dungeons or the awesome Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton at the recently renovated National Museum of Scotland.
Find out how children lived and played through the ages at the Museum of Childhood, home to an amazing collection of toys or hear tales from a professional storyteller at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Meet the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo or see how the world was formed at Dynamic Earth, a fascinating exhibition about our planet.
Across the Forth River, Deep Sea World in North Queensferry offers you the chance to meet the mysterious sea creatures of the deep in one of the world’s longest underwater tunnels.
Scotland’s largest city has plenty to offer children too, head over to Glasgow to see a real spitfire aeroplane at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery or get involved in the interactive exhibits at the Glasgow Science Centre. Climb aboard the magnificent SS Waverley, the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer which will take you on a tour of the Firth of Clyde. For more entertainment, head out of the city to Largs in Ayrshire and visit the award-winning Vikingar, where you will be guided through 500 years of fascinating history via exciting multimedia displays and costumed storytellers.
Why not venture further afield and explore what the rest of Scotland's cities have to offer families? Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling offers the chance to get up close to some really wild animals, discover the fascinating science exhibits at Dundee Sensation or check out the Aberdeen Fun Beach, a great day out with plenty of hair-raising rides.