Feb 23rd
  • Login
  • Create an account
    Captcha plugin for Joomla from Outsource Online
    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
  • Search
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Adventure Travel Ideas Activities Water & Beach Scotland Family Sports Adventure

Scotland Family Sports Adventure

E-mail Print PDF


Scotland Highlands – The Ultimate Family Outdoor Sports Adventure.

The Highlands of Scotland offer the ultimate if not extreme family outdoor sports adventure for active families and young adult solo travelers. You and the kids of all ages will find a favorite sport and activity, making your family vacation to the Scotland Highlands a memorable travel adventure.

Families visiting SWester Ross Beachcotland, who rarely venture beyond the two main cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, often overlook the Scottish Highlands. The Highlands have a magical splendor that is quite unlike anywhere else. You will fall in love with its beauty, the rugged mountain ranges, deeply carved canyons, rushing rivers, rocky coastlines, and with the culture and its people who are warm and generous. When you spend time here, you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend who has shared and made lasting fClimbing and Biking abound in the Highlands.riendships.

The Highlands offer the best of outdoor sports adventures - from the white-knuckle activities like white-water rafting, canyoning, and wind karting to the gentler gate of hiking, fishing, cycling and whale-watching.

You can book a single sport activity to a full week of sports adventures at several multi-activity centres located throughout the Highlands.  Popular family sport adventures include hiking, fishing, scrambling, climbing, canoeing, sea-kayaking, gorge-walking, wild camping, white-water rafting, cycling, skiing, mountain biking, quad biking, jeep safaris, 4 x 4 driving, horse and pony riding, abseiling, canyoning, paintball, archery, wind karting -  the family activities are endless

The beauty of the Highlands, Lost Valley.The Multi-Activity Centres can help with accommodations from self-catering, B&B’s and hotels providing a variety of opportunities to meet fellow families and swap your adventures of the day. Accommodations at or close to the multi-activity centres provide an early start and late finish to the day, with the benefit of participating in more activities at a fixed price for the duration of your stay.Self-catering offer private family rooms with The Three Sisters in Scotland Highlandsshared public areas.

Activity Centres offer half-day, full-day and full-week sport activities. You can participate in more than one activity centre or activity provider – each has their own unique attractions and “dipping into” each will leave your family time to explore the local history, stunning landscapes and secluded beaches.


More Information:

ARRIVING: The Old Man of Storr
Glasgow airport ( and Edinburgh airport ( provide the major car rental companies. Public transport connections into the city centres are fast and frequent. Taxis are readily available from and to both airports at any time.
ACTIVITIES: of the Broadford Brown Corbetts

Scotland National Tourism

Find more Family Travel Adventures in Scotland...

Family Travel Adventures in Scotland with Marjie

Scotland with Harry Potter, at Loch Ness, and more

~ Peter McGinniss, freelance writer and outdoor sports adventurer. 


Where are Tricia and Marla?

Tricia and Marla climbed these steps to this magnificent temple. Where are Tricia and Marla?
Click here to find out. 

Tips, Tricks & Tactics

Rewards & Opportunities
Traveling with our Children

"I’ve been traveling with my son since he was 13 weeks old and I love it!  Actually, I discovered that traveling with my child was easy for I was already committed to including him.  I find it a challenge to plan ahead and anticipate his needs... and well rewarded with fun, family adventures." -- Publisher/Editor Deb Cornick 

    So, what do we parents who travel with our children know that others don’t?


Get 10 great family vacation ideas each month - free! Subscribe to the Talk Story Newsletter.