8 amazing activities and short breaks for the whole family over the Easter holidays


With Easter almost here, there’s no doubt you’re looking for some exciting activities and great short breaks to enjoy with the kids over the holidays. Luckily, there’s lots on offer across Scotland!

Whether you’re looking for a fun Easter trail, exciting outdoor adventures, a seaside retreat, or a unique camping experience, there’s something for everyone.

Here are just eight awesome activities and breaks in Scotland perfect for all the family to enjoy.

1. Adventure awaits this Easter at Cameron House on Loch Lomond



Discover spring at Cameron House on Loch Lomond with an Easter escape.

There are over 400 acres of stunning countryside giving you all the room you need to play together, make friends and, with a huge range of exciting and fun activities, make great holiday memories together.

Enjoy activities such as falconry, seaplane trips, jet skis and kayaks on Loch Lomond, or explore the resort by bike or Segway.

Plus, if you want to roam further afield, there’s the whole of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park on your doorstep.

There’s also plenty to keep the children entertained with a curated program of events especially for Easter, including arts and crafts, family movies, Easter egg scavenger hunts, chocolate egg decorating, speed boat trips, adventure golf, and more.

Where to go: Loch Lomond, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, G83 8QZ

Find out more: Visit www.cameronhouse.co.uk/offers, call 01389 312 210, or email [email protected] You can also follow on Facebook

2. Meet farmyard animals and get active at Briarlands Farm



There’s loads to do at Briarlands to keep your wee ones entertained, from jumping pillows to football golf, and tractor and trailer rides to archery.

The farm offers sessions to pet its guinea pigs and rabbits, and food available to purchase for other farm animals around the park.

Briarlands also has an indoor play frame suitable for children up to seven years old, and a cafe serving light lunches, coffees and delicious home-baking, all made on the premises.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your farm visit online today.

Where to go: Blairdrummond, Stirling, FK9 4UP

Find out more: visit briarlandsfarm.co.uk

3. Singalong family fun with FUNBOX



After seven years of songs and silliness, family favorites Funbox are embarking on their last-ever string of dates this April, taking them through to September 2022.

Much-loved trio Kevin, Anya and Bonzo the dog have delighted thousands since they first took to the stage in 2015.

Their final tour will see them take their Jungle Party show right across Scotland – dress as your favorite animal and go wild!

In addition to this, the trio will perform How To Be A Superhero and Funky Farm shows at select venues.

Don’t miss out – head to the website for more dates and details.

Where to go: Various theaters across Scotland – check out the full list online

Find out more: visit www.funbox.co.uk/live-shows

4. Explore the Secret Forest and more at Kelburn Castle & Estate



Ready for an exciting family day out? Kelburn is a magical destination featuring one of Scotland’s most beautiful woodlands and a famous graffiti castle.

Follow the winding pathways of the Secret Forest – there’s no map to lead you so you must trust your instincts on your wild adventure.

Visit the Neverending Glen to discover waterfalls, gorges and natural beauty. After that, enjoy the adventure play park, a Wild West Saloon, and an indoor PlayBarn.

This Easter, Kelburn is running an interactive family event. Explore the forest, look for clues and uncover the true story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Where to go: Fairlie, Ayrshire, KA29 0BE

Find out more: visit www.kelburnestate.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram

5. Book a well-deserved and relaxing staycation with LHH Scotland



Scotland is incredibly popular for many reasons – not least, the beaches, the food, the warm welcome, the mountains, and the cities. And there’s no such thing as bad weather hereā€¦ just the wrong clothes!

Based on the Black Isle, LHH Scotland has over 120 self-catering properties across Scotland.

From beach-side locations to city breaks, island getaways to countryside retreats, and log cabins to glorious mansions, there’s something for everyone.

Many properties are dog friendly, some have hot tubs, and all are of an excellent standard.

Browse the website for some inspiration for your next break.

Find out more: visit www.LHHScotland.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram @lhhscotlandltd

6. Exciting things to do in Renfrewshire



Whether it’s a fun-filled family day out, tasty food and handmade gifts at a local farmers’ market, or fun activity camps for kids, there’s lots to enjoy.

Embark on a dinosaur egg hunt, try guided pond dipping and bug hunting, take a feel-good photo walk, join a junior parkrun, or experience an exciting Easter Fest!

Take a look at the website for the full list of fun activities taking place around Renfrewshire this April.

Where to go: Across Paisley, Lochwinnoch, Renfrew, Bishopton and Erskine

Find out more: visit paisley.is or follow on Facebook and Instagram

7. Enjoy a beautiful seaside stay at South Beach Hotel



The South Beach Hotel is a privately-owned 32-bedroom hotel facing the sea in the lovely Ayrshire town of Troon.

Sea view and garden patio rooms are available to book for a weekend or midweek break – the choice is yours!

The hotel specializes in golf breaks with Royal Troon, Old Prestwick and Western Gailes being the most famous courses close to the hotel, with another eight quality courses not too far away.

The South Beach Hotel also serves fresh local seafood and produce in its bars, restaurant, and superb sheltered garden area which has a 60-seater Pergola set to open at Easter.

The hotel also has a new private dining area for groups of up to 30 and function facilities for 110 persons.

Where to go: 73 South Beach, Ayrshire, Troon KA10 6EG

Find out more: Visit www.southbeach.co.uk or follow on Facebook

8. Camp in style with Strathfillan Wigwams



Located in the Trossach National Park, and at the crossroad between Argyll and Stirlingshire, Strathfillan Wigwams is on the Highlands’ doorstep.

One of the UK’s first glamping sites, enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding nature and an authentic glamping experience.

Set directly on the West Highland Way, the company also offers the possibility to camp in either tents or campervans.

Try a wide range of exotic meat over an open fire, under a wonderful starlit sky.

Pet and family friendly, the staff aim to provide the very best of Scottish hospitality.

Where to go: Tyndrum, Crianlarich FK20 8RU

Find out more: visit www.wigwamholidays.com/strathfillan or follow on Facebook




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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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