Some of the attractions to be found in and around our area include:
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
The National Museum of Scotland exhibits over 20,000 objects spread across 36 galleries, including Scottish history, a special children’s zone and the Natural World gallery which features an awe-inspiring Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Riverside Museum, Glasgow
Follow the history of transport through the ages at the Riverside Museum where you can see horse-drawn vehicles, fire engines and locomotives, and fascinating exhibits such as a recreation of a 1900s street.
In cities, towns and villages across Scotland you’ll find museums which explore the region’s local history alongside interesting private collections and many of them are offer free admission.
With two National Parks as well as a plethora of country estates and parklands open to the public for little or no fee, Scotland has much to offer outdoor enthusiasts. At Callendar Park in Falkirk you can enjoy free entry to a mansion with over 600 years of history and plenty of outdoor activities. Visit the free adventure play park and enjoy summer activities such as peddle boats and miniature golf for a small fee.
There are many miles of cycle ways and walks within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park that would provide families with inexpensive days out while visiting the area.
There are so many more great experiences to be had free of charge, from trips to beaches and nature reserves to art galleries and family events. Enjoy free entertainment during festivals, craft-making at exhibitions and country-wide celebrations like St Andrews Day.
For more information and ideas on family days out in the area see the Visit Scotland website at http://www.visitscotland.com
If you are planning a holiday in one of our self-catering holiday cottages there are many things to do while here. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh are within easy travelling distances and would provide interesting days out when visiting some of the attractions mentioned above.