There’s still a slither of Summer left so we thought it would be a good idea to round up the ten best free family days out in Scotland. Thanks to all the lovely people on Facebook and Twitter who inundated our social media volunteers with suggestions.
You can explore the National Museum of Scotland all day and still not see everything. This place is simply mind blowing. A deserved top spot.
Kelvingrove has something for everyone. Packed with 8000 objects you’re guaranteed not to be bored.
Seal spotting at Dunbar Harbour is a great way to spend the day. You can also explore Dunbar Castle right next door.
Beavers. In Scotland?!? Yup. Take a picnic and enjoy the walks or cycle rides on offer. Early morning or evening is the best time to see the beavers swimming.
Built in 1732 as the huning lodge and summer house of the Duke of Hamilton, there’s 10 miles of gorge walks to ramble through as well as a great park for the kids.
Another animal-based day out, practice your best dolphin noises at Chanonry point. If the rain comes then Fort George is nearby.
A beautiful walk through a wooded glen, taking in two stunning waterfalls. Fairies not guaranteed.
Gifted to the people of Dunfermline by Andrew Carnegie, Pittencrieff Park is packed with woodland walks, greenhouses, play parks and more.
Scotland’s noisiest museum has many attractions for all the family, including Scotland’s only operational heritage tramway and recreated mine, with guided tours, miners’ cottages, a great all-ages playpark and lots lots more.
Geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online.