5 Fabulous Family Hotels in Scotland – We love Scotland and try to visit as often as we can. From the busy streets of Edinburgh to the magnificent Highlands, it’s such a beautiful country and there is so much space for the children to be wild and explore. There are some fabulous family friendly hotels in Scotland that will suit every family.
Our people? Knowledgeable local area experts, ready and waiting with insider tips and helpful advice. Our food? Most is locally sourced from in and around the Scottish Borders, some is home-grown but all is expertly prepared and gleefully devoured. And our facilities? They’re improving all the time, from our ongoing bedroom refurbishments to the introduction of our gin palace – we’re a spa hotel with a difference in the Scottish Borders.
When it comes to keeping kids happy – we have just the ticket! Banish all thoughts of a topsy-turvy holiday and prepare for adventures of hurtling through the woods on a mountain bike, steadfast for Glentress to tackle the winding trails; strolling through the grounds to get a lay of the land before diving into underwater worlds and last, but most certainly not least, declaring yourself ‘champion of all champions’ of archery.
Planning to visit the Isle of Arran in Scotland? Why not stay at the luxurious Auchrannie Resort? Whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple, or as a family, the Spa Resort bedrooms offer the flexibility and space to ensure a relaxing stay. With a wide range of activities both on & off site, Arran is the perfect playground for children of all ages & interests.
When Gleneagles first opened its doors in 1924, this magnificent countryside estate in the heart of Scotland was described as a “riviera in the Highlands”. Today, as a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Gleneagles continues to offer an unrivalled array of attractions, including luxury hotel accommodation, a range of bespoke suites, three championship golf courses, an award-winning spa, and Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, the only restaurant in Scotland to hold two Michelin stars.
A family holiday at Gleneagles is a magical experience that will create lasting memories. Our 850 acres of beautiful countryside are home to a vast range of activities for all ages, from mountain biking and off-road driving to falconry and golf – making Gleneagles the perfect choice for a family break. To complement our outstanding facilities, we have top coaches and specialists on hand to provide your children with effective and stimulating tuition.
In keeping with our motto, “Whatever an adult can do, a child can do too”, young ones can get involved with the full range of leisure activities at Gleneagles in the same way that adults can. Best of all, there are lots of unforgettable experiences, such as gundog training or riding a Segway, that the whole family can enjoy together – making Gleneagles a glorious playground for visitors of all ages.
For over a century, The Balmoral hotel has found a home at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street. A landmark in the centre of the city, the historic building’s grand clock still dominates the skyline, while its enviable location, stunning views, warm hospitality and world-class facilities provide the perfect retreat. Enjoy dinner in our Michelin-starred Number One restaurant, unwind in our award-winning spa and enjoy views of Edinburgh Castle from your suite.
The Balmoral in Edinburgh is full of special touches for the kids. From babies and toddlers, through to older children and teenagers.
- Kids’ check-in cards, colouring books, comment cards and newspapers, as well as our special Families R Forte passport and Balmoral passport
- Owl Teddy Turndown Service
- 24-hour babysitting is available upon request
- City activities factsheet
- Bespoke city activities and programmes are available upon request
- 50% off all kids’ meals, along with kids’ menus in our restaurants and In Room Dining and a special breakfast corner
- Welcome amenities and milk & cookies at Turndown
- Luxury family hotels Scotland
- High chair, kids’ crockery and bibs are all available upon request
- Bespoke Families R Forte In Room Bar is available upon request
- Rooms are set-up with kids’ linen, a kids’ laundry bag, a kids’ back-pack and kids’ hangers
- Books, magazines, movies, games and content protected Wi-Fi are available upon request
- Extra beds and interconnecting rooms are available upon request
Crieff Hydro sounds the most amazing luxury child friendly hotel! With beautiful family rooms as well as adjoining ones this hotel is all about the kids!
Quads and horses and bikes and high ropes and deep, deep sleep. And that’s just day 1. Here’s a taster of what we’ve got in store for you:
Thrills on wheels – quad bikes, Segways, mountain bikes, and more
Sports galore – football, tennis, basketball; also archery, clays and air rifles
Summer watersports – hurtle round Loch Earn on a wakeboard, kneeboard, banana boat and doughnut
Horse riding – from Shetland pony rides to woodland hacks
Entertainment – cinema, ceilidhs, face painting, bouncy castle, games, the lot.
If all that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is. Can’t decide? We’ve put together bundles of our most popular activities for kids. Tried. Tested. Big smiles guaranteed.