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Scotland, October Half Term, 2 x tween kids and a dog - Any tips ?

Sep 14, 2020
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Hello all

This is my first post, we are ex VW owners and having a try before you buy half term in Scotland in a 6 berth Just Go hire motorhome.
Having never been to Scotland before, I'm certain me/wife/dog will love the scenery however I'm slightly concerned about keeping the children entertained with short daylight days and a lot of 'scenery' for them - any tips for destinations or attractions for kids around age 10 would be really welcome!
*we are thinking west coast and central, but not entirely decided!

Thank you
Fro5ty
 
May 31, 2015
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Welcome... unfortunately with Scotland mostly shut down or restricted at the moment and for the foreseeable it will be mostly outdoor activities...

but I’m sure you’ll still have a great first adventure..👍🏼
 
Sep 29, 2019
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Interested in the reply’s here too, we are thinking of heading up for half term. Outside is fine, it’s what we love doing.

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Sep 24, 2020
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Hello all

This is my first post, we are ex VW owners and having a try before you buy half term in Scotland in a 6 berth Just Go hire motorhome.
Having never been to Scotland before, I'm certain me/wife/dog will love the scenery however I'm slightly concerned about keeping the children entertained with short daylight days and a lot of 'scenery' for them - any tips for destinations or attractions for kids around age 10 would be really welcome!
*we are thinking west coast and central, but not entirely decided!

Thank you
Fro5ty
Central very tricky at the moment.
 

Riverbankannie

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My grandsons loved the Red Deer Centre and the Highland Adventure safari at Aberfeldy
 
Jul 11, 2008
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Where are you collecting the MH from?

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Sep 14, 2020
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Collecting MH from around the Dunstable area on M1, so Bedfordshire... We've never been to Scotland so thought this a great opportunity - maybe to see some landmarks on the way up too!
 

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Would they be interested in geo caching? Google it, like a modern day treasure hunt.
 
Jul 11, 2008
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10 days isn’t long and as mentioned above the central belt is mainly closed, I’d recommend you have a look at Dumfries and Galloway. We have loads to see and do here and a lot quieter. Check out the visit Scotland website and select an area to see what’s there.

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Feb 9, 2008
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Last week I would have recommended the South West of Scotland but covid has kicked off here again, quite a bit worse than before. Highlands is probably the best destination at present, subject to rapid change.

Edit:
You posted just before me Longer! Things are not good in Stranraer right now, another two cases in our street.
 
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Sep 14, 2020
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Thank you all for your suggestions, to be honest I think we would just be happy soaking up the scenery - perhaps a good opportunity for the children to 'unplug'... I'm assuming wifi will be sporadic!
 
Apr 3, 2018
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Hello all

This is my first post, we are ex VW owners and having a try before you buy half term in Scotland in a 6 berth Just Go hire motorhome.
Having never been to Scotland before, I'm certain me/wife/dog will love the scenery however I'm slightly concerned about keeping the children entertained with short daylight days and a lot of 'scenery' for them - any tips for destinations or attractions for kids around age 10 would be really welcome!
*we are thinking west coast and central, but not entirely decided!

Thank you
Fro5ty
Take it you mean Englandshire half term because half term in Scotland has already started. PLUS we heading for a lock down caused ,I believe by all the gate crashes who decsended on us last time.!!!!!!
Sorry IMV. !!!

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Jul 4, 2017
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Take it you mean Englandshire half term because half term in Scotland has already started. PLUS we heading for a lock down caused ,I believe by all the gate crashes who decsended on us last time.!!!!!!
Sorry IMV. !!!
Most of the visitors left D&G weeks ago. It is only now that cases here are rising, probably due to locals going to the Central belt.
There are lovely places here and a few overnight opportunities. Check out the Aire at Castle Corner, Glencaple nr Dumfries, parking, water and waste; overnight parking in some Forestry car parks, check out Forest and Land Scotland’ ‘Stay the night’. One has toilet emptying facility.
Make sure you are aware of the different rules in Scotland.

Enjoy!
 
Jul 3, 2013
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Most of the visitors left D&G weeks ago. It is only now that cases here are rising, probably due to locals going to the Central belt.
There are lovely places here and a few overnight opportunities. Check out the Aire at Castle Corner, Glencaple nr Dumfries, parking, water and waste; overnight parking in some Forestry car parks, check out Forest and Land Scotland’ ‘Stay the night’. One has toilet emptying facility.
Make sure you are aware of the different rules in Scotland.

Enjoy!
Is that you Nicola

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