Scotland Itineraries for Families and Children.

You can find great attractions and activities for children and adults almost anywhere in Scotland.  There is a great variety of attractions as well – from exploring hundreds of hands-on exhibits in Glasgow Science Centre to feeding wild reindeer in Cairngorms National Park.


Adults will also find these itineraries interesting and enjoyable – you can explore castles, enjoy boat trips on the famous Scottish lochs (lakes) or watch wild animals in safari parks.


Most of these attractions for children and adults are located in places of outstanding natural beauty. From one attraction to another you will be driving on some of the most scenic roads in the country.


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What is included in self drive itinerary?



-  precise coordinates for your Sat Nav


-  travel time & distance for each stage of the journey


-  the best attractions along the route


-  scenic roads, places of natural beauty


-  castles, distilleries, waterfalls

-  best parking places in cities and villages


-  best places to eat on your journey


-  best hotels and B&Bs for your overnight stay


-  estimated budget for your trip


-  Google map of the route.



Download Sample self drive Itinerary.





4 Day Itinerary - Attractions and Activities for Families.



Attractions and Activities for Families.


Available for download after payment.  A 26 page pdf document.


Have a look at the 4 Day Self Drive Itinerary MAP




 Some of the Highlights:  


Stirling Castle, Trossachs National Park, Dunkeld, Blair Castle, Aviemore, Inverness, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Fort William, Inveraray Castle, Loch Lomond, Glasgow.



This self drive itinerary for families is packed with exciting activities for children and adults. There’s something for everybody – a safari park, Loch Ness boat trip, castles, tree top adventure and more. You probably won’t have enough time to see all the attractions and do all the activities included in this itinerary, especially the first two days of the itinerary, but you will have a great selections to choose from.

At the bottom of the page you will find a list of the most interesting attractions for children in Glasgow and Edinburgh.


Driving Tour Scotland - 4 Day Itinerary - Attractions and Activities for Families.



Day One.


There are 5 very different, exciting activities and attractions along the route which will take you to The Trossachs National Park. Start with exploring one of the most important and interesting castles in Scotland then drive to the beautiful national park with forested hills, glimmering lakes and several exciting activities and attraction. After lunch in a restaurant overlooking a lake drive to Dunkeld where you can enjoy a short woodland walk to a waterfall.



Day Two.


In Scotland there’s always a beautiful castle not far away. Today you can visit Blair castle – the only white castle in Scotland set in beautiful location and surrounded by rolling green hills. After visiting the castle travel north to an open air museum where you can explore a 18th century highland village complete with costumed characters and open peat fires. After lunch you can choose to go for a walk to feed wild reindeer or go to a an adventure park.



Day Three.


Spend the first part of this day exploring mysterious Loch Ness. Enjoy the views of the famous loch from the ruins of a castle, then explore Loch Ness from a boat. After lunch travel along the Great Glen to the highest mountain in Britain – Ben Nevis, take a gondola to 650m on the mountain of Aonach Mor and admire breathtaking views of surrounding lochs and glens.



Day Four.


In the morning you will be driving through the most breathtaking and dramatic landscapes of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor to a small 18th century town with whitewashed buildings, iconic castle and a jail museum. After lunch in a seafood restaurant or a pub travel to bustling Glasgow with a stop at one of the most beautiful lochs (lakes) in Scotland – Loch Lomond.





Glasgow attractions and activities for families and children.



1.  Glasgow Science Centre.


Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow  G51 1EA


Admission:  Adult  £11.50  Child (3-15) £8.60


Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00


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Glasgow Science Centre




2.  Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.


Address:  Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG


Admission:  Free


Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00


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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow.







3.  Riverside Museum Glasgow.


Address: Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS


Admission:  Free


Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00


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Glasgow Science Centre









Edinburgh attractions and activities for families and children.




1.  Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.


Address:  Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2ND


Admission:  Adult  £15.50  Child (5-15) £11.50


Opening Hours: 09:30 - 19:00


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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Edinburgh.







2.  Edinburgh Zoo.


Address:  134 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6TS


Admission:  Adult  £19.50  Child (3-15) £9.95


Opening Hours: 10:00 - 18:00


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Edinburgh Zoo.




3.  Edinburgh Castle.


Address: 5 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG


Admission:  Adult  £18.50  Child (5-15) £11.50


Opening Hours:  09:30 - 18:00 (last entry 17:00)


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Glasgow Science Centre





4.  The National Museum of Scotland.


Address:  Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF


Admission:  Free


Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00


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Glasgow Science Centre










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