A family motorhome holiday is all about the adventure, Scotland has so much to offer families, my children have always enjoyed getting away and exploring what Scotland has to offer, there is something here for everyone whether your looking for an action packed adventure or a more relaxed holiday - Scotland will not diappoint. i have put together some of my top tiops for when travelling with children, see our route planner here ... https://www.scottishtourer.co.uk/exploring/west-coast-route-with-children
This part is super simple, anytime at all that suits your family. Kids really don’t care about the weather and they will have a fantastic time regardless. The old saying “there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing”. This is so true, we just ensure that we always have a pair of waterproofs stashed in the motorhome for all eventualities. The joy of Scotland is no matter the time of year there are so many places to visit and the time of the year can often enhance your experience.
This is also really simple, children are happy anywhere they feel connected and validated. Get down to their level, play in the sand, splash in the water, build forts, explore and let go of the worries we carry as adults. I often try to remember when we go to say “no” i ask myself why i'm saying no and as a child would i have wanted that answer. If it’s because they will get sandy before bed, let go of that and give them a quick dunk in the sea or a shower and embrace the sand!
We have found that packing a little rucksack that they don’t know about is the best way. This way everything is contained and you don’t have excess belongings. We have found over the years that kids don’t actually need loads to entertain them. We usually include,
In summary, keep it simple, try not to over think things and remember, kids being bored at times is actually a good thing to ignite there imagination, if they are struggling get down to their level and give them ideas, make a treasure hunt on a piece of paper, get some chalk and make a hopscotch, go shell hunting, crab hunt or play hide and seek! Children value your time and attention more than belongings and money and sometimes in life this is missing. Most of all enjoy your time away and embrace the step away into nature.
In Scotland we are lucky to have such an abundance of outdoor pursuits on our door step, set amongst some of the most beautiful landscape and all within easy driving reach when combined with a motorhome you can enjoy a holiday while experience some adrenaline based activities.