Fun things to do with family in South Scotland

Leave everyday life behind as you head out in search of adventure! Whatever your family’s interests, these exciting activities will take your holidays to new heights, mysterious depths and so much further.


Beirhope Alpacas - Kelso

Outdoor Activities

Beirhope Alpacas offers a unique outdoor experience, from alpaca trekking in the Cheviot Hills to off grid eco camping in the most spectacular rural location.


Go Ape Peebles - Peebles

Outdoor Activities

Tree Top Challenge course high in the trees, including cross valley Zip Lines


Dalkeith Country Park - Dalkeith

Visitor Attractions

Dalkeith Country Park is a truly special place, home to Fort Douglas adventure playground and Restoration Yard Store, Restaurant & Wellbeing Lab.


Crichton Castle - Pathhead

History & Heritage

Due to access restrictions in place, there is currently no visitor access to this site.


Traquair House - Peebles

Visitor Attractions

Traquair is Scotland's Oldest Continually Inhabited House dating back over 900 years and still lived in as a family home today.


Robert Smail's Printing Works - Innerleithen

Visitor Attractions

Oldest working commercial letterpress printers in the UK – a living museum of Victorian history.


Eyemouth Rib Trips - Eyemouth

Outdoor Activities

Gentle trips exploring our amazing coastline, or Fast Blast trips for thrill seekers.


RYZE Edinburgh - Xtreme Air Sports - Dalkeith

Indoor Activities

A fun fitness activity for the whole family! Bounce, flip and defy gravity to your heart's content at Ryze!


Arniston House - Gorebridge

Accommodation

Arniston has been home to the Dundas family since 1571. Join us for a Guided Tour, stay in one of our charming, holiday cottages or…


Mellerstain House - Gordon

History & Heritage

Listed as one of Britain's best stately homes by The Telegraph, Mellerstain is a must-see. "A treasure, wonderful gardens and beautiful house!"


National Mining Museum - Newtongrange

Visitor Attractions

Housed in the wonderfully restored Lady Victoria Colliery, National Mining Museum Scotland tells the story of coal for Scotland.


St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve - St Abbs

Nature & Animals

Breath-taking coastal headland with dramatic cliffs, famed for its seabird colonies!


St Vedas Surf Shop - Eyemouth

Outdoor Activities

Surf Shop, Hire Centre and Surf School


Paxton House - Berwick upon Tweed

Visitor Attractions

Paxton House is a Georgian mansion overlooking the River Tweed set in 80 acres of grounds on the border of England and Scotland 4 miles…


Gunsgreen House - Eyemouth

History & Heritage

Gunsgreen House is full of fun and adventures for children. Toilet facilities, baby changing, lift access and parking is free.


Abbotsford - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

The extraordinary home of Scottish legend Sir Walter Scott, the man who gave us the historical novel, popularised tartan & rediscovered Scotland’s Crown Jewels.


Eden Rock - Loanhead

Indoor Activities

As the largest bouldering centre in Scotland, we've got climbing and training facilities for all ages and abilities; from 7 or 70, a beginner to…


Cousland Smiddy & Heritage Hub - Cousland

History & Heritage

Cousland Smiddy is a 300 year old working blacksmith shop with Heritage Hub & organic gardens.


Eyemouth Beach - Eyemouth

Visitor Attractions

The historic town of Eyemouth offers a sandy north-facing beach which is popular with residents and outdoor enthusiasts alike.


Kelso Abbey - Kelso

History & Heritage

Due to access restrictions in place, there is currently no visitor access to this site.


Eat, Sleep, Ride - Reston

Outdoor Activities

TRSS and ABRS Approved Riding School and Trekking centre


St Abbs Diving - Coldingham

Family Attractions

Pathfinder dive charters depart from St Abbs Harbour which is one of the best dive locations in the UK with interesting wrecks and excellent dive…


Swift Trails Mountain Biking - Peebles

Outdoor Activities

Mountain Bike tuition and guided MTB rides in the Tweed Valley


Eyemouth Leisure Centre - Eyemouth

Visitor Attractions

Located on the waterfront, Eyemouth Leisure Centre could lay claim to one of Scotland's best outlooks. There are two swimming pools and fun activities for…


Eyemouth Golf Club - Eyemouth

Golf Course

Multi award winning golf course located on the stunning Berwickshire Coast


Trimontium Museum - Melrose

History & Heritage

Trimontium Museum explores one hundred years of Roman occupation through the stories told by some of the extraordinary finds from this key fort near Melrose.


St Abbs Visitor Centre - Eyemouth

Family Attractions

A contemporary visitor centre showcasing all you need to know about St Abbs and the surrounding area.


Thirlestane Castle - Lauder

History & Heritage

One of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland


The Secret Herb Garden - Lothianburn

Visitor Attractions

We are a specialist Herb Nursery nestled at the foot of the Pentland hills on the outskirts of Edinburgh.


Pease Bay - Cockburnspath

Visitor Attractions

Pease is a stunning sandy beach with a great wall of Old Red Devonian sandstone which is just one of the Berwickshire Coast's great geological…