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Planning A Family Holiday In Scotland


Taking a holiday with a young family can be hectic, but great fun. Drummohr Camping and Glamping provides the perfect base when planning a family holiday in Scotland, so we’ve put together some handy tips to help you get the most out of your break. our Edinburgh campsite is open all year round in and so is perfect for Christmas camping.

Planning Your Trip

Travelling on a self catering, UK holiday often means a car packed to the brim with everything you need for unpredictable weather. When travelling with young children this is multiplied….. Think buggies, bikes, buckets and spades, not to mention all the snacks, so there’s often limited room left for your food shopping. Drummohr is ideally located on the edge of Musselborough, with a selection of supermarkets close by. To make things easy you can pre order a click and collect from Tesco Extra, only 2 miles away, or get it delivered to the entrance of the site.

It’s more common now for leisure activities and restaurants to require advance booking so it’s a good idea to plan some of your trip before you arrive. Whilst it’s always fun to enjoy spur of the moment adventures, there is nothing worse than something being fully booked when you turn up.

Things to Do with A Young Family in Edinburgh

It’s good to have a balance between downtime and keeping the kids entertained. In between activities, the brand-new playpark at Drummohr is perfect for keeping little ones busy. There is plenty of green space in the park for them to run around and there is a sand pit too, so be sure to bring a bucket and spade! For when you want to venture out, a couple of family favourite things to do near Edinburgh include…

Two Single Big Slides, With Two Children With Smiling Faces At Fort Douglass Adventure Park

Fort Douglas Adventure Park 

Located in Dalkeith Country Park, Fort Douglas Adventure Park is a fantastic outdoor adventure play area. It’s about 15-minutes drive from Drummohr, and if you’re travelling from the North, West or South it’s on your way.

Entry to the park is pre-bookable in morning or afternoon slots, so is a perfect fit for the afternoon of your arrival day, and gives the kids a chance to burn off some energy after being couped up in the car.

Edinburgh Zoo

A visit to the Zoo is a must when visiting Edinburgh with a young family as there is so much to see and do. As you may have heard Edinburgh Zoo is very hilly, so you will definitely want to wear comfortable footwear, pack light and take a pushchair for little tired legs.

The zoo is very big, and as well as visiting the animals, there is a new dinosaur exhibition and lots of playparks, so it takes a few hours to get round. Booking a slot for the morning will help to give yourself ample time without rushing. 

There is an abundance of tasty food vendors, so plenty of choice for food, and of course everywhere you look there is an ice cream stand and a picnic spot! Again, the zoo can get busy so it’s a good idea to pre-book so that you get the arrival time you wish, and there is also a price saving for booking online. 

Beautiful Male Tiger, Striking A Pose At Edinburgh Zoo


                                                                                                                        Dining Out with Kids in Edinburgh

The Scran And Scallie At Edinburgh, Mouth Watering Chips, Meat And Other Extra Pieces

If you like great food, and keeping the kids entertained during a meal is a challenge, then the Scran and Scallie, in Edinburgh is a fantastic choice. The Scran and Scallie is part of Tom Kitchin’s fabulous collection of restaurants and is owned by both the Michelin Starred chef and Scottish chef Dominick Jack. You will be sure to find superb food and drink, but with the relaxed feed of a gastro pub and the bonus of a discreet indoor play area for children.

Dining In

If after a busy day, relaxing at the campsite is your plan, then a takeaway from East Coast is a must. They offer a click and collect service and are just 2 miles from the campsite in Musselborough. 

You can also pre-book your slot the day before. East Coast is one of the top 10 fish and chip takeaways in Scotland, and one of the top 50 in the UK for the 3rd year running in 2022. There are lots of options for local takeaways, with JustEat also making it easy to order and have your food delivered on site. 

Fish And Chip Supper, Fresh Fish And Chips, Mushy Peas and Calamari.

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