11 Things to do on the Isle of Skye with Kids

image of landscape on Brother's Point walk on Isle of Skye Scotland. Includes grass covered hills next to the ocean.

When planning our family vacation to Scotland, the Isle of Skye was at the very top of our list of places to see in Scotland. With just over 3 weeks to see Scotland with kids, we knew we wanted to spend a big chunk of it exploring as much of the Isle of Skye with our children as possible.

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Best Things to do in Scotland with Kids

image of girl taking picture with a phone at the top of conic hill which is one of the best Loch Lomond walks to do with kids

Scotland has some of the most beautiful scenery we’ve ever seen. We were lucky to spend 3 weeks in the summer for our holiday in Scotland with kids. When we travel with our kids, we tend to spend as much time outside in nature being active as possible, so we knew that Scotland would be right up our alley. But it wasn’t all hiking and some of the hikes we did were so much fun for the kids.

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Scotland with Kids – Road Trip Itinerary

image of highland cow in Scotland with Kids

Like most other people, we’ve got a long list of places we want to go on family vacations and, in all truthfulness, we add to it faster than we cross places off. A family trip to Scotland had been on our list for a very long time and especially the Isle of Skye. With a summer off to travel after our daughter’s first school year, we knew this would be the perfect time to travel to Scotland with kids.

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The Lost Valley in Glencoe, Scotland

image of father holding boys hand hiking up mountain with highway and carpark in Glencoe Scotland

One of the most breathtaking sights in Glencoe, Scotland are the majestic Three Sisters. The majority of people stop at the Three Sisters viewpoint, take a few pictures, then get back in their car and leave. But did you know that one of the best Glencoe walks is the Three Sisters walk? It’s a short, beautiful Glencoe hike up into a river valley between two of the three sisters.

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Best Things to do in Fort William with Kids

image of girl watching Glenfinnan Viaduct for Hogwarts Express

Fort William, Scotland bills itself as the “Outdoor Capital of the UK” and for good reason. It sits at the foot of Ben Nevis (the UK’s tallest mountain) and is the starting point and ending point for many epic multi-day hikes, including the famous West Highlands Trail.

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The Hermitage Woodland Walk in Tay Forest Park

image of kids walking the trail Hermitage Woodland Walk in Tay Forest Park

The Hermitage Woodland Walk is a magical, family-friendly walk through the woods. One of the reasons this Tay Forest Park walk is so fun is that it was once a pleasure ground for the Dukes of Atholl in the 18th century. The Dukes designed the area and planted many of the trees for their personal enjoyment.

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5 Easy Loch Loch Lomond Walks

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The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is home to iconic long-distance walks such as the West Highland Way and the Rob Roy Trail. If you are looking for something a little shorter, try these five easy Loch Lomond walks:

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