I honestly love living in Scotland. There's so many fab things to see and do and you really never get bored even when it does rain! Now that the school summer holidays are in full swing I thought I'd share with you all some brilliant places to explore with the kids in Scotland.
Read on to discover what you could get up to with the kids this Summer.
Doune the Rabbit Hole Music Festival - Stirling
Would you believe there's a totally awesome family friendly music festival right on our doorstep! It's the fantastically named Doune the Rabbit Hole which started back in 2010 and takes up location near Lake of Menteith, in Stirlingshire. There's a fun packed weekend lined up this year from 18th to 20th August with plenty for the kids to get involved in. There's even a friendly camping zone just for families and you can take the dog too! Make sure and grab your tickets which you can find here.
If your child is on the spectrum or going through diagnosis then why not take them along to Autism Rocks in Methil this summer. They have tons of cool toys to play with and have recently renovated and opened an awesome sensory garden. Perfect for this fab weather we're having. It's open Tues-Thurs 10am to 2pm, Friday's are teen/adult night 6pm to 8pm and then it's open every Saturday at the moment 10.30am to 1.30pm. The good thing is no one judges here and everyone can play in peace.
Recently (as in like last week) a brilliant new trampoline park opened up in Glenrothes. I haven't been yet but I hear it's meant to be lovely with specific times for toddlers as well as the older kids. I'm just thankful I don't have to drive through to Edinburgh or Glasgow just to jump. I'll need to take a visit through soon.
So it's almost that time of year again when the Edinburgh Festival will be starting. There's so many good shows and even street performers that you really don't want to miss it. Some of my top picks for kids shows this year are; David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon, Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps, Funbox at the Fringe, The Gruffalo's Child and Hairy Maclary.
Burntisland shows are legendary and I can remember going to them with my Gran and Di with my cousins when I was a little girl. I loved every minute going on the rides, playing the bingo, getting ice cream and candy floss. It was amazing and I'm so glad I get to take the kids along as well. The good thing is because it's on most of the school holidays it never really gets too busy so easy enough to get on all the rides. Be sure to pay them a visit soon. They normally open at 12pm each day but check their Facebook page for more details.