After giving us just enough time to get used to the hustle and bustle of the new school year, October half term in Scotland is just around the corner! It gives us a bit of time to relax but also brings with it the question of what to do in the week to make it a fun time for the whole family. This blog will give you some tips on where to go and things to do in Scotland with the kids.
Perhap you haven’t thought about it, since October is not quite as warm, but motorhome hire for October half term in Scotland could be a great idea for a little adventure that will make the week seem much longer! You can move around freely and make day trips to different cities and and hikes in nature. Here are a few tips on what to do and places to see in Scotland, that you can of course also manage without a campervan (though campervan adventures are always just a little better).
Naturally, the beautiful capital had to come up on the list. This is not only because it is an easy one to recommend but because a day in Edinburgh can be an absolutely perfect trip during October half term in Scotland with your kids! The Museum of Scotland with its numerous exhibitions, has a lot to offer for the little ones with interactive displays, scientific experiments… you name it! Your kids are sure to be entertained for a good part of the day.
While in Edinburgh, don’t forget to take a hike up to Arthur’s Seat, not only for a fun and active trip, but also for the beautiful views once you climb the top. After the hike, relax in one of Edinburgh’s numerous cozy cafés and drink a nice hot chocolate. Finish the day with a short walk through the stunning centre and everyone is sure to be satisfied!
#2 Skara Brae
Of places to see in Scotland, this one is high up on the list! Visit this neolithic settlement, that is known to be one of the best preserved neolithic groups of houses in Europe. After you’re done discovering the treasures of the past, take a walk around and admire the beautiful nature. Your kids are sure to be excited and you will have some time to take in the beautiful views and enjoy the moment.
#3 Dundee Science Festival
From the 6th of October until the 21st, the Dundee Science Festival will take place. Focusing on numerous topics from physics to IT, chemistry, engineering and even psychology and astronomy, this festival is a must-see! Of the many things to do in Scotland with the kids, this festival will not only entertain your little ones but it will also be a great experience for you.
#4 The Enchanted Forest
In Perthshire, the Enchanted Forest is a light show that will use the forest as a backdrop for its many breathtaking light projections. Not only a light festival but also using sound, this event is renowned for its grandeur and beauty. Dazzling visuals tell stories, accompanied by music and in some parts even storytelling, this wonderful event will likely take your breath away and is one of the most magical places to see in Scotland.
#5 Highland Archeology Festival
What other places to see in Scotland with your kids? How about this annual archeological event? Its aim is to celebrate the heritage of the Highlands area by opening up archeological sites and informing visitors about the past of this beautiful part of the country. All around the area there will be guided walks, talks, interactive exhibitions for children and much more. Take a trip here on a sunny day and you will easily spend it all just walking around seeing the wonders of the area!
Hopefully at least one of these tips caught your eye and you’re getting excited to see it with your own eyes in October. So book a campervan with Goboony while there are still some free and start getting ready for this half term adventure!
Written by Andrea Veselá