Entertaining the kids for the last few months has been a challenge I’m sure we can all relate to. With the summer holidays arriving, it’s going to be a summer of the staycation for us and exploring what the local (and slightly wider North East of Scotland) area has to offer.

Lidl has partnered up with the National Trust for Scotland to provide a handy activity booklet, packed with fun activities to do both indoors (for those rainy days that we know all too well in Scotland) and for those scorching sunny days, there’s outdoor fun to be had as well. All to celebrate the rich heritage, natural beauty & diverse wildlife that we have available on our very own doorstep.

We’ve already been working through the easy to follow activities, which are aimed at getting our creative juices flowing and learning more about Scotland as we go along. There’s fruit dolphins, honey bee sandwiches, fun colouring of landmarks, like the Pineapple in Falkirk, as well as a dot to dot of one of our nations most famous creatures. If you’re heading out on a bear hunt, there’s also animal track spotting, so you can try to seek out your favourite animals.

The Great Scottish Outdoors – With Lidl & the National Trust for Scotland

It’s packed full of fun for both kids and adults… The girls certainly had a blast, as did us grown ups! It was certainly a welcomed break from the Zoom meetings and technology that we’ve been juggling over the past few weeks. Whilst still keeping the girls learning alive and helping them find out more about what we have just outside our front door… Perfect to keep them entertained over the holidays.

The Great Scottish Outdoors – With Lidl & the National Trust for Scotland

You can pick up a copy of the interactive booklet from any Lidl Scotland store week commencing 11th July. You can join in the fun by tagging and sharing your very own great Scottish adventures, indoor and outdoor, on social media with @lidlgb @nationaltrustforscotland using the hashtag #LidlBookOfBigAdventures

Disclaimer: In collaboration with Lidl Scotland & the National Trust for Scotland

Last week we visited Nairn as part of Parkdean Resorts’ #BestOfBrtiain campaign and stayed at their Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and found lots of amazing family activities in Nairn.

We are avid “staycationers” and love nothing more that touring Scotland and staying in some of the most jaw dropping places Scotland has to offer. So when we were asked to work on the #BestOfBritain campaign to help find some of the best family fun activities around the UK, we jumped at the chance.

Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Aviemore

Landmark Forest Adventure Park is about an hour drive from Nairn. This was a place we both used to visit when we were young and oh my the nostalgia!

It’s grown somewhat since 30 years ago. There is an epic fun park, slides, rollercoaster and trails to try out.

We had so much fun in the Labyrinth, getting lost and having to back track. Perfect for a fun day out.

Nairn East Beach

We visited this beach last year and I was most excited to revisit it, as it has the most stunning sand dunes and white sands. Perfect for a sunset stroll with the girls.

Liv even got to grips with the camera and took some photos of us for the rest of the trip… Second shooter!

Cawdor Castle

It was a close one between Brodie and Cawdor, but Cawdor won! With its amazing gardens, magical castle, maze and riverside trails. We’ll certainly be back again soon!

Also, keep an eye out for the little mouse by the walled garden. We caught sight of him as we arrived and as we left. I’m not sure if he is well known, or if it was just a fluke. Great if you love nature.

Culloden Battlefield

This was somewhere Scott wanted to revisit, as he’d been with the Scouts when he was younger and he was amazed at the size of the visitor centre now! They have great interactive displays, before heading out to the field where the battle took place. Perfect for any historians.

Fort George

Another of Scott’s childhood visits! We could have spent the day exploring here, with the beautiful scenery and museum, which is interactive again to keep the kids entertained. They were allowed to touch and try on some of the exhibits and uniforms. Great for any budding historians.

Rock Pools, Nairn Harbour

The kids love rock pooling! We spent quite some time trying to spy a crab, but the best we could do is find the odd pincer! We certainly need to up our rock pooling game if we’re going to come back here. Great for explorers!
You can catch the video of our adventure below.

Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park is situated right on the coastline and was the perfect base, with direct access to East Beach and a short walk to the harbor. They also great facilities onsite, such as a pool, amusements and kids entertainment. The girls will always have fond memories of the time we have spent in Nairn.

Share your favourite places for a family adventure using #BestOfBritain on social media.

Disclosure: ADPAID – This is a campaign with Parkdean Resorts

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