Family Friendly Highland Activities This Half-Term
Published: Mon Oct 18
Looking for family friendly activities this half term? Happy Tours is here to help you make memories and fill the air with laughter. Whether you enjoy being indoors, outdoors or maybe both - there are endless opportunities for you to explore throughout our incredible Highland landscapes and attractions this autumn.
Explore The Isle Of Skye This Half-Term
Where better to start than the beautiful Isle of Skye – there is a reason our Skye tour is the most popular tour we have on offer. This half-term, take the family on a journey through quaint villages like Portree, where you can sample some incredible locally sourced cuisine and meet the people who bring the island to life. There are plenty of gift shops to grab yourself a souvenir from and rare book stores scattered throughout the village for you to peruse. With fairytale-like landscapes such as the Old Man of Storr and endless hiking opportunities to explore, the Isle of Skye is a wonderous outdoor adventure that the whole family will love this half-term.
Explore Inverness This Half-Term
Our Happy Tours team could not be more proud of the culture and traditions that run throughout our home city and we cannot wait to share it with your family. If you love exploring the outdoors as much as we do then Inverness has some of the most scenic walking routes in the Highlands. Travel along the winding River Ness and stop off at the Ness Islands – which will soon be decorated in cobwebs, ghouls and spooky characters for the famous Ness Islands Halloween experience. However, if you fancy a real waterside trek then follow the Caledonian Canal and visit the charming villages that surround this 60-mile waterway. Don’t worry, you can also save your walking shoes for another day and book a Highland Tour with us to see some quaint, local communities nestled amongst the historic landscapes.
Highland Folk Museum - Inverness
For some people, Inverness may be the perfect base camp for a family adventure in the Highlands because of its proximity to incredible historic attractions and recent TV popularity. It would be almost impossible not to mention Outlander when talking about the Scottish Highlands. One of the biggest attractions of the show being the Highland Folk Museum. This 18th-century replica of a Highland village was deemed so impressive and detail-orientated that it features prominently throughout the 1st season. And luckily for you, our Cairngorms, Outlander and Whisky Tour stops to explore this beautiful piece of living history after we have uncovered the eerie secrets of Ruthven Barracks.
Botanic Gardens - Inverness
If you are looking to escape the well-known Scottish rain but still want to be mesmerised by nature – then the Inverness Botanic Gardens are a must-see. This spectacular greenhouse is home to plant species of all shapes and sizes from every type of habitat. Take the family for a leisurely stroll through the Cactus House to learn all about the prickly cacti species. Then journey through the breathtaking gardens that are bursting with colourful plants which not only look incredible but smell fantastic. You can even choose from a huge variety of plants to purchase and take home for yourself or as a gift. Finally, you and the family can finish off your outing with some cake and coffee at the Cafe Botanics. This really is the ultimate experience for the senses.
Explore The Cairngorms This Half-Term
A trip around the stunning Highlands would not be complete without visiting the UK’s largest National Park, the Cairngorms. Situated near the charming village of Aviemore, the Cairngorms National Park hosts an enormous variety of animals and plant species that are waiting to be discovered by you and the family. Maybe even spend your day exploring the rugged hilltop landscape and venture across five of the UK’s highest mountains surrounded by picturesque views…and a reindeer or two. Can’t wait to discover Scotland’s mountainous landscape? Then why not book the whole family on our Cairngorms tour for a fun-filled day with the legendary @themaninthekilt.
Cairngorm Reindeer Herd - The Cairngorms
Speaking of reindeer, if you and your family love animals, then how about heading to visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd? This impressive herd of free-ranging reindeer is the only one of its kind in the UK, and they love to have visitors…especially those with tasty treats and nutritious snacks in hand. The herd of around 150 reindeer live across the Cairngorms landscape and the Glenlivet Estate so, you have plenty of places to visit these majestic creatures in their natural habitat throughout the year – reindeer aren’t just for pulling sleighs through the snow.
Landmark Forest Adventure Park - The Cairngorms
Are you looking for a jam-packed, laughter-filled day all in one place? Landmark Forest Adventure Park is just a short drive from the Cairngorms mountain range and is the perfect family day out this half term. Explore Landmark’s roaringly popular Dinosaur Kingdom, climb through the trees of the Tarzan Trail and explore the mind-boggling Bamboozeleum. They even have a gift shop for you to pick up a souvenir of your trip and there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat both in the park and in the surrounding area. Landmark Forest Adventure Park has everything you could wish for in a family day out, and it is suitable for all ages – so what’s not to love. Even better still, some of their attractions close for the winter months, but luckily, that doesn’t kick in until the 1st of November so this half term really is the perfect time to visit this incredible adventure park.
So, are you ready for an adventure-filled half-term or maybe you are looking forward to some quiet family time exploring the great outdoors? Whatever your plans are, make the most of all the incredible experiences the Highlands have to offer. Better yet, get in touch with our Happy Tours team to arrange one of our fun-filled winter tours. For more information or to book a tour, give us a call on +44(0)7828 154 683 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.