Family fun on offer all accross the country
Great days out for Christmas
Whether you want to splash the cash or are on a budget, take the time to have some festive family fun.
And we’re not talking about wrapping presents – although many of you do this by October, seriously…? No, we’re just talking about the entertainment side.
We all get so caught up in present buying and shopping for Christmas dinner that we forget to do all the fun things.
There really are more things to do this Christmas in Scotland than there is glitter on the dancers in Strictly Come Dancing.
So we’ve found great days out for you – no matter what your budget is. Whether it’s spree or save, we have some cracking ideas to keep you and your family enthralled this festive season.
Scotland’s winter festivals are the way to go as towns and cities come to life with the festive spirit and offer special events, markets, fairs, seasonal dining options and more.
In Glasgow, you’ll find unique trinkets in the Merchant City and an excellent range of Scottish and continental delicacies at the popular Christmas markets.
The Edinburgh celebrations are centred round Princes Street Gardens, where a large Ferris wheel, ice rink, Christmas markets and tree lights really create a magical, festive feel.
The Children’s Market is situated in Santa Land in Edinburgh. With face painting, Christmas crafts and fun festive children’s shopping opportunities, it is the perfect shopping destination for gifts and festive treats.
And in Perth you can enjoy Perth Winter Festivals, which will include Scotland’s first outdoor chocolate festival, a traditional Christmas market, an ice rink, and much more.
1. Enjoy a festive day out at stately homes, castles, country parks and other top attractions during December.
2. An extra effort has been made to ensure that events are more affordable in Edinburgh.
3. For that extra special festive feel, families should head to the Winter Wonderland at Whin Park from December 13 to 15.
Great day out
Princes Street Christmas market