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Aberfeldy is located north west of Perth situated beside the river Tay, with Loch Tay and Glen Lyon beyond. Whilst there is evidence of previous settlements here, including a Roman fort, this sleepy market town was created in 1796. Its creation would have been accelerated once General Wade had built the crossing bridge over the Tay in 1733 to William Adam’s design.
Whether it’s the daffodils poking their yellow petals up through the grass teasing spring, a cluster of post-Easter spring bank holidays or the imminent changing of the clocks, we sense there’s a half term looming. Residents of and visitors to Scotland will be clambering for days out with the kids in half term. Look no further…
We’ve pulled together some of the most popular attractions and things to do in Scotland during half term. Whether you’re looking for excitement, relaxation, education or culture there is something to help you create memories with the kids.
I woke to the sounds of my husband teaching our 6 year old how to play marbles this morning. I lay in bed a while listening to the pitter patter of rain and the banter going on in the other room as the rules of the game were discussed and the floor mapped. It was already a day of games for rainy days. The “tap tap” of marbles knocking against one other and delighted outcry as Emily obviously scored a point against her father made me think of family holidays.
Family holidays are a wonderful means of crossing the generational divide. They tend to be the only occasions when dads have time to play marbles with daughters and families sit around a table playing cards or board games rather than on the sofa watching telly.
I spoke to someone recently who said they had stopped travelling abroad and for the past five years had taken to going on domestic self catering holidays instead. When asked why, he said he and his wife couldn’t be bothered with all the fluff that goes with travelling abroad, particularly now they have children. Not just that, there was so much to see and do within the UK, why go to all the fuss and extra expense when there are plenty of choices available to spend a quality family holiday right here. I tend to agree.
As modern life fragments the time parents and children get to spend with each other, going away on a self catering holiday can do wonders for parent/child relationships. When the weather turns damp, that doesn’t have to dampen the holiday mood either. Games for rainy days might take the form of jumping puddles or leaping over waves as they crash into shore. But when storms like the Beast from the East hurl in or a summer day’s humidity is relieved by a cracking tropical storm, something to occupy minds of all ages indoors are invaluable.
Self catering holiday homes are particularly well equipped these days with the guests and their activities at the heart of the offering. Most holiday houses present a selection of books for guests to choose from and games for rainy days.
Board games have kept families entertained for centuries and they the age-old staple for wet days when you’re stuck inside. Why should it be any different on holiday?
Big holiday houses and castles have the added value of providing lots of space to prevent that feeling of being ‘hemmed in’ when the weather isn’t so good. Many of the large holiday houses (or mansion houses as some like to call them) we rent for self catering holidays in Scotland come with games rooms packed with good old fashioned fun.
A quick ring round the office got everyone reminiscing on the sorts of games they played with their parents and siblings on holiday. This was the list that our memories conjured.
With summer holidays looming why not take your family to Scotland this year and rent large holiday house. We can help you with a stay in a castle, country houses and sporting lodges for large group stays, or something a little more unusual like a converted mill or church tower. For seeking wow houses that pack a punch for special celebrations and house parties we’ve got plenty of big holiday houses with swimming pools too.
Call us on +44 (0)1208 821 341 or visit search our website for help finding your family holiday house.
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