With the October half term holidays rapidly approaching, many families are looking to get away for a short break. Travelling abroad, however, can be pretty expensive – and why would you bother when there is so much to see right here in Scotland?
October in Scotland is not something to be missed – if the weather holds out, you can look forward to stunning crisp, cool days which are perfect for exploring the beautiful countryside. If you want to get out into the countryside, you can follow some of Scotland’s Great Trails. These are well-managed paths which allow you to explore some of the most beautiful places in the country. If you don’t fancy walking quite that far – the trails are each at least 25 miles long – then you can make a day trip out of a short section, then drive on to explore part of another trail the next day.
For nature lovers, there are plenty of opportunities to see spectacular sights – from the autumn colours over the lochs to the red deer rut and the autumn migrations of birds, it’s a busy time for wildlife!
Many of Scotland’s family-friendly attractions will offer a range of events during the half-term period, so if your kids are off on the right dates, you could enjoy one of the following:
Scottish International Storytelling Festival – 24th October – 2nd November 2014, Edinburgh
Enchanted Forest – 3rd – 26th October 2014, Pitlochry
Amazing Oceans at the Dundee Science Centre – 4th – 26th October, Dundee
Wild Autumn Festival – 11th October – 2nd November, Dumfries & Galloway
And these are, of course, only a very small selection from what’s on around Scotland!
If you haven’t already booked a trip for your October half term, a motorhome holiday is a great way to fit in as much as possible into this precious two weeks. Affordable and practical, a motorhome will allow you to explore whatever parts of the country you like – taking in events and attractions far and wide to keep your children interested and excited.
Here at Rennie Motorhomes, we specialise in motorhome hire in Scotland, and can help you find the right vehicle for your holiday, but peak seasons like half term can book up quickly so contact us today on 01224723330 to make your booking!