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2nd October 2018 | Regional News

All-Weather Attractions in Scotland

As the leaves begin to fall and the crowds start to slowly fade, autumn is the perfect time to visit Scotland. From fascinating museums to famous distilleries, there are plenty of attractions to visit throughout the cooler months.

So, whether you’re planning an October half term holiday or a winter weekend away, here are four family-fun ideas for your next holiday in Scotland.

Museums

Scotland is home to hundreds of museums, where you can learn about the country’s fascinating past. From war and maritime memories to stunning art galleries and fascinating science exhibitions, there’s a museum for everyone in Scotland.

One of the most popular museums in Scotland is the Robert Burns Birthplace and Museum, less than 15 minutes’ drive from Sundrum Castle Holiday Park. Explore Burn’s Cottage where this famous poet once lived, and then, if the sun is shining, head up to the Brig o’ Doon, also known as the ‘Auld Brig’. This 15th-century bridge is mentioned in one of the lyricist’s most famous poems; Tam o’Shanter. Be sure to also visit Burns Monument and Gardens, where you’ll find towering trees, beautiful flowers, and a stunning 70-foot high Grecian-style temple.

Just 50 minutes’ drive from Wemyss Bay Holiday Park is Glasgow Science Centre, another fantastic museum. With over 300 interactive exhibits, it’s the perfect place to visit with the whole family. From robotics and DNA, to the Space Zone and the Planetarium, learn about technology and science through optical illusions, mind-boggling puzzles and plenty more immersive experiences.


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Indoor Waterparks

Scotland is home to an array of indoor waterparks, where kids and adults alike can splash around and have a wet and wild time.

Just over 30 minutes’ drive from Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park is Inverness Aquadome, also known as Inverness Leisure. Packed full of wave machines, slides and flumes, there are hours of fun to be had here for the whole family. For those visiting with younger children, check out the splash area, where babies, toddlers and small children can enjoy the waves. If you want to unwind, head to the sauna, steam room or the huge spa bath, where you can sit back and relax.

Another one of Scotland’s best indoor waterparks is The Time Capsule Waterpark, which is only an hours’ drive from Wemyss Bay Holiday Park. Spend the afternoon floating down the lazy river, or, for something a little more exhilarating, dare to brave the fantastic Tornado Tantrum slide, the only indoor water ride in Scotland where four people can travel down together! Also, don’t miss the tsunami wave pool, where waves can reach up to 2.3 metres in height!


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Aquariums and Zoos

Scotland is home to a collection of aquariums and zoos, filled with an array of amazing animals and wildlife. Whether you want to see colourful fish or learn about marvellous mammals, aquariums and zoos make a perfect day out for the whole family.

Located on the banks of the beautiful Loch Lomond and under an hours’ drive from Wemyss Bay Holiday Park is the Sea Life Loch Lomond, home to an underwater world that’s just waiting to be discovered. Open all year round, it’s the perfect place to explore, whatever the weather. From stingrays and turtles to seahorses and otters, there’s so much to see when visiting. The aquarium is even home to Scotland’s largest collection of shark species!

Another amazing attraction to visit is The Highland Wildlife Park, which is just an hours’ drive from Tummel Valley Holiday Park. It’s a fantastic place to visit on a chilly winters day, as you don’t even have to leave your car to see the incredible animals. Drive around the Main Reserve and keep your eyes peeled for tigers, polar bears, leopards and more, before learning all about the animals at one of the daily talks and feeds.


Video sourced from loch lomond sealife

Distilleries

For years, whisky has been a major part of Scotland’s culture, and there are many distilleries around the country where you can learn about the production of this national drink.

Just a 15 minutes’ drive from Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame Holiday Park is Glenmorangie Distillery, the perfect place to visit, come rain or shine. Renowned for having the tallest stills in Scotland, the distillery was established in 1843 and has been producing Malt Scotch Whisky for 175 years. Visitors can take a tour behind-the-scenes, learning about the whisky distilling process from start to finish.

Another fantastic distillery to visit is Glengoyne Distillery. Located north of Glasgow, and just 30 minutes’ drive from Wemyss Bay Holiday Park, Glengoyne is often referred to as the most beautiful distillery in Scotland. Surrounded by rolling hills, waterfalls and secret glens, there’s so much to explore after the tour. The distillery is actually located on the West Highland Way, a famous walking path that runs for 96 miles, meaning there are plenty of places to uncover nearby.


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