Monday, 14 April 2014

6 Fun Easter Activities For All The Family

Days are stretching out, temperatures are slowing rising and the Easter holidays are upon us!  All of this means that lots of families are out and about in Scotland's great outdoors and looking for some fun activities to fill their days.

If you need inspiration on how to keep everyone entertained during the holidays then look no further...   

1. Find Dolphins on the Moray Firth

This exhilarating boat trip with Ecoventures is a great opportunity to find the famous Bottlenose Dolphins that make the Moray Firth their home. On board ‘Saorsa’ you’ll head out into the Inner Moray Firth where you might be lucky enough to encounter this resident colony of Bottlenose Dolphins, whist also looking out for the shy Harbour Porpoise, Common and Grey Seals and the occasional Minke Whale. A great family outing, this activity is suitable for children 5 years and over. Find out more here.

2. Experience Family White Water Rafting

Looking to get a little closer to the water? Why not try Family White Water Rafting on the Findhorn RiverAce Adventures offer an excellent white water rafting adventure for young families, so you can enjoy a scenic journey down a river with a splash of adventure! Stunning Scottish Highland landscape, abundant wildlife, peaceful stretches interspersed with Rapids named: Sleeping Whale, Dragons Tooth and Carnage Corner, this is a great trip for families with children 5 years and over. Find out more here

3. Take a Forest Safari

If you want to get closer to nature, then why not try a Forest Safari in the Perthshire hills? Highland Safaris offers a great opportunity to engage children with the wonders of the natural environment whilst also experiencing the excitement of a 4WD safari into the hills. Something for everyone to enjoy! Find out more here.

4. Have an Aerial Adventure

If you have a head for heights, then get up into the treetops for an exhilarating, nature-based outdoor activity experience. TreeZone is an exciting adventure playground suspended from wires high up in the pine forests of Rothiemurchus Estate near Aviemore, with 34 different challenges to face on your journey through the forest canopy. Suitable for children 7 years and over, this is a challenge not to miss! Find out more here.

5. Meet Professor Egghead 

If you need inspiration on keeping younger children entertained this Easter, then try a visit to the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick. This Easter, Professor Egghead is back with a brand new, interactive show. Help the Professor follow in the footsteps of hero, conservationist John Muir, with a series of fun-filled challenges to complete a John Muir Award. Loyal friends, Teresa the turtle, Percy the puffin and Tommy the tern, will be there every step of the way. Join them for an incredible adventure to see what it takes to survive in the wild! The show is included with admission to the Discovery Centre. Find out more here.

6. Take Aim With Archery

Bring out your inner “Robin Hood” with the ancient past time of archery! It's a fun activity that’s suitable for people of all fitness and ability levels. It's also one of the more accessible of outdoor activities and at Craggan Outdoors, one of their ranges is accessible by vehicle right to the firing line. What satisfaction you’ll feel when you hit that bullseye! Find out more here.