41 Fantastic Places To Stay In Scotland With Babies And Toddlers

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Discover the best baby and toddler friendly places to stay in Scotland including hotels, cottages, holiday parks and resorts which are all ideal for babies and toddlers. Read on to discover the best places to go on holiday with babies and toddlers in Scotland.

Read More – 50 Baby & Toddler Friendly Places To Stay In The UK

#1. Macdonald Aviemore Resort

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The Macdonald Aviemore Resort is a leading family friendly resort in Aviemore comprising of 3 hotels, self-catering lodges and fantastic facilities for families.  Toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, soft play, playground and cinema with family movies.  There’s loads to do in the local area including stunning Loch Morlich with its white sandy beach, a trip on the Strathspey Railway or even visiting the famous Cairngorm Reindeer!

baby and toddler friendly hotel in scotland

baby and toddler friendly hotel in scotland

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#2. Kingsmill Hotel, Scotland

luxury baby and toddler friendly hotel in scotland

The Kingsmill Hotel is a fantastic family friendly hotel in the Scottish town of Inverness also known as the Capital of the Highlands. There is a full range of spacious Family rooms plus an indoor swimming pool and a fantastic restaurant and Spa.  This hotel is popular with people doing the NC500 road trip around Scotland.  Don’t miss a trip to Loch Ness or going dolphin spotting in the Moray Firth! The long sandy beach at Nairn is popular with families too!luxury baby and toddler friendly hotel in scotland

luxury baby and toddler friendly hotel in scotland

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#3. Craig Tara Holiday Park, Ayr

baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
Craig Tara Holiday Park in Ayr has all the key ingredients for a fantastic toddler holiday. As well as direct access to a beach, the park also has an indoor swimming pool with waterslides and a Toddlers’ Play Village with a toy kitchen, pretend RNLI lifeboat and little shop to play in. There are also lots of activities and classes for toddlers including Discovery Babies, Aqua Jets, Gym Tots and junior science classes.

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#4. Landal Piperdam

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Landal Piperdam Holiday Park is a luxury holiday park set in 600 acres of magnificent Angus countryside. It is just 20 mins drive from the UNESCO City of Design, Dundee. The park has a collection of luxury log cabins plus plenty of facilities and activities for babies and toddlers including an indoor swimming pool, soft play area and activity barn. The park runs activities for little ones including Balanceability to introduce little ones to the world of 2 wheels. A great choice for a break at any time of year.
baby and toddler holidays in scotland
baby and toddler holidays in scotland

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#5. Tummel Valley Holiday Park, The Highlands

baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
Tummel Valley holiday park is in an ideal location for exploring the Highlands and is just 13 miles away from the Highland town of Pitlochry. The park has an indoor heated swimming pool with tots sessions, children’s splash pool, adventure playground and nature trail. There is a range of family friendly caravans and timber lodges situated in a woodland setting.
baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
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#6. Weymes Bay Holiday Park

baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
Weymes Park is in a great location to explore Loch Lomond, the Isle of Bute, tiny Cumbrae and also the Isle of Arran. It’s also just a 40 minute drive from Glasgow. The park itself overlooks the Firth of Clyde with views over to the Isle of Bute (the ferry is within walking distance of the park). Toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, toddler paddling area, adventure play area and outdoor play area. Families can choose to stay in a choice of 2 or 3 bedroom caravans or lodges.
baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
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#7. Strathspey Lodge- Nr Aviemore

baby and toddler friendly lodge in scotland
Strathspey Lodge is a stylish retreat near to Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. There are 3 double bedrooms, a twin room and a playroom with books and toys. The lodge has amazing views across open countryside towards the Cairngorm mountain range and is close to the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Landmark Forest theme park and Rothiemurchus. Each bedroom has a wall mounted TV and there is a table tennis table and plenty of board games to keep you occupied during the occasional wet day!

baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland

toddler friendly holidays in scotland

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#8. Ben Nevis Holiday Park

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Ben Nevis Holiday Park is set in a fantastic location in beautiful countryside with views over to Ben Nevis and access to a shingle beach on the banks of River Lochy.  There’s loads to do in the local area including taking the steam train to Mallaig, walking in the Kyle of Lochalsh or exploring Fort William.  As well as a shingle beach, the holiday park also has a fab little playground.  Some  of the lodges have hot tubs!

toddler friendly holiday park scotland

toddler friendly holiday park scotland

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#9. River Edge Lodge, Perthshire

toddler friendly holiday park in scotland

River Edge Lodge is a family run holiday park on the banks of the River Earn.  It’s in a great rural location but only 3 miles from the vibrant city of Perth and an hours drive from Edinburgh.  Toddlers will love playing in the play area and also meeting the goats and hens which live at River Edge! There is a variety of comfortable toddler friendly lodges sleeping up to 8 people.

toddler friendly holiday park in scotland

toddler friendly holiday park in scotland

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#10. Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park, Inverness

baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
This fab holiday park is just seconds away from a golden sandy beach where you can build sand castles and paddle to your heart’s content! Back at the park, there is an indoor swimming pool (with toddler pool) and wildlife nature trail. There is loads to do around and about too including exploring more sandy beaches, Cawdor Castle, the Cairngorms National Park and even a bit of Nessie spotting at Loch Ness!

baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland

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#11. Seton Sands Holiday Village, East Lothian

baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland

Seton Sands is an excellent choice for families looking for a baby or toddler friendly place to stay in Scotland.  It’s only 30 mins drive from Edinburgh and has a sandy beach nearby plus an indoor swimming pool and children’s play area.  The park also runs it own toddlertastic activities such as Nature Rocks and pottery.  There’s a fantastic range of caravans for all budgets and family sizes.

baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland

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#12. Willow Lodge, Perthshire

toddler friendly cottage in scotland

Willow Lodge is a spacious lodge located on a working farm in the Perthshire hills. It’s surrounded by peaceful Perthshire countryside but is near to plenty of attractions and days out including the renowned St Andrews.  The lodge has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a shared play area and onsite restaurant.

baby and toddler friendly cottage in scotland

baby and toddler friendly cottage in scotland

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#13. Loch Lomond Holiday Park

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The Loch Lomond Holiday Park  has amazing log cabins for babies and toddlers set right by the banks of Loch Lomond with a children’s playground onsite.  The are in a great location to explore Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and Glasgow is only 1 hour away.

log cabins for babies and toddlers
log cabins for babies and toddlers
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Read More – 47 Best Holiday Parks For Babies & Toddlers In The UK

#14.  Coalhill Farm, Ayrshire

baby and toddler friendly cottage in scotland

Coalhill Farm is a luxurious cottage which is a great choice for families looking for a baby and toddler friendly cottage in Scotland.  It’s located on a family run farm and has amazing sea views of the Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig and Loch Busbie.   The garden is fully enclosed with a private hot tub located in the summer house.   The small play area has swings and a slide.  Families are welcome to meet the friendly alpacas which live at the farm.

toddler friendly cottage scotland

toddler friendly cottage scotland

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#15. The Lodge

baby and toddler friendly cottage in scotland

The The Lodge is a 5* toddler friendly cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a king size bedroom with French doors leading out to the patio area and gardens.  There is also a bathroom and utility room with a washing machine.  There are large mature grounds outside with a patio, BBQ, private hot tub and 2 additional seating areas.  A secure gate leads down to the River Tay with its little beach.

baby and toddler friendly cottage in scotland

baby and toddler friendly cottage in scotland

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baby and toddler friendly cottage in scotland

Barclay Barn is a superb barn conversion set in peaceful woodland – it’s a great option for families wanting to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. It’s located in a sheltered spot in the Ochill Hills high above the Glenfarg Valley. The cottage has got 2 spacious double bedrooms on the ground floor plus an additional twin room with doors to the grounds outside.  Outside there are extensive grounds with decking, garden furniture and a lawn area.  Little ones will love the triple swing!

baby and toddler friendly cottage in scotland

baby and toddler friendly cottage in scotland

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#17.  Hillside Haven, St Andrews

baby and toddler friendly lodge in scotland

This lodge is super stylish and has 3 large bedrooms and a wet room, shower room and separate toilet.  The open-plan ling area comprises of a lounge, kitchen, dining area and has a large flat screen TV / DVD with Freeview, iPOD docking station and WIFI.  There are large patio doors leading out to the garden which has a hot tub and the slide and the trampoline.

toddler friendly cottage scotland

baby and toddler friendly cottage scotland

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#18. Thurston Manor, East Lothian

baby and toddler friendly holiday park in scotland
Thurston Manor is a baby and toddler friendly holiday park nestled in 175 acres of parkland at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills. It is close to sandy beaches and the towns of Dunbar, North Berwick, Eyemouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Edinburgh is also less than 1 hour away. There is a range of caravans and lodges at Thurston Manor as well as an indoor swimming pool, play area and restaurant and take away. Family friendly entertainment takes place at the weekend.
baby and toddler friendly holiday park in scotland
baby and toddler friendly holiday park in scotland
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#19. Auchenlarie Holiday Park, Dumfries & Galloway

holiday park for babies and toddlers in scotland
The Auchenlaire holiday park is located in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway and has direct access to a sandy beach and is just a short walk from the Galloway Hills. The park boasts its own indoor heated swimming pool, bistro with evening entertainment and kids indoor and outdoor playground. There is a range of caravan holiday home to stay in – some of which have sea views. Don’t miss a trip to the Galloway Forest to explore the forest trails and family friendly cycling.

holiday park for babies and toddlers in scotland
holiday park for babies and toddlers in scotland

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#20. Hunters Quay, Argyll

baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
Hunters Quay is located in the Argyll countryside just outside Dunoon. There is a fantastic all weather leisure complex with 2 indoor swimming pools, gym and indoor soft play. Outside there is an outdoor play area. The holiday park is surrounded by walks and wildlife and is within easy reach of Inveraray and the Isle of Bute. There is an range of activities available for children aged 3+.
baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland

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#21. Lochgolihead Lodges, Loch Lomond and Trossachs

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Lochgolihead Lodges are located in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with the Arrochar Alps as a backdrop and Loch Goil in front of it. There is a leisure complex with a indoor heated swimming pool, Spa, gym, indoor and outdoor playgrounds and bike hire (some charges apply). Families can stay in luxury lodges – some have hot tubs!
baby and toddler holiday in scotland
baby and toddler holiday in scotland
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#22. Sandylands Holiday Park, Ayreshire

baby and toddler friendly places to stay in scotland
Sandylands Holiday Park is a big and bustling holiday park with 2 beaches on its doorstep and panoramic views over to the Isle of Arran. The seaside resort of Ayr is also close by. The park is a great base for exploring the area and has an indoor swimming pool, adventure playground, entertainment venue and family friendly dining onsite.
baby and toddler friendly places to stay in scotland
baby and toddler friendly places to stay in scotland
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#23. Rowan Log Cabin

toddler friendly lodge in scotland

Rowan Log Cabin is stunning 3 bedroom log cabin which sleeps up to 6 people. It has 3 bathrooms so is ideal for larger families or families who simply want extra space to spread out! The lounge area has got comfy sofas where you can relax and admire the views over the Perthshire hills.  The patio doors lead out to the private balcony where you eat outside during the summer months.  Outside there are mature gardens and the hot tub!

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#24. Southerness Holiday Park, Dumfries

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A great choice for families looking for a toddler friendly holiday park in Scotland. The Southerness Holiday Park is located in Dumfries with stunning views over the Solway Firth. The beach is just a short walk away, and onsite there is an indoor swimming pool with toddler swimming pool, indoor soft play area and outdoor adventure playground. There is also a nature trail for family walks in the fresh air. Mabie Farm Park, the town of Dumfries and the Camera Obscura museum are also close by.
toddler friendly holiday park scotland
toddler friendly holiday park scotland

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#25. The Earth Ship, Loch Leven

baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
This super quirky eco property is located on a sheep and beef farm near Loch Leven. It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps up to 7 people with far reaching views over the loch. The Earth Ship is great for all year round holidays as there is a hot tub and wood burner for cozy winter breaks. There are loads of walking and cycling trails from the front door, and you can also take a boat ride across Loch Leven to visit Loch Leven Castle. Guests are welcome to help collect eggs from the farm chickens and also bottle feed lambs in the spring.
baby and toddler friendly places to stay in scotland
baby and toddler friendly places to stay in scotland
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#26. The Macdonald Forest Hills Resort, Loch Lomond

baby and toddler friendly hotel scotland
The Macdonald Forest Hills Resort is set in landscaped gardens and woodland sloping down to the shores of Loch Ard – ideal for exploring the magnificent Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. There are one, two and three bed apartments and an indoor swimming pool, Spa and Sauna. There’s also a children’s play area, outdoor chess/draughts board, football pitches, a pitch n putt and outdoor tennis courts. Rafters Bar and Bistro is perfect for families as it has a more relaxed atmosphere and serves high quality, family friendly dishes – the ideal place to relax after a swim or a busy day exploring the Trossachs!
baby and toddler friendly hotel scotland
baby and toddler friendly hotel scotland
Learn More – The Macdonald Forest Hills Resort

Read More – 50 UK Toddler Friendly Holidays That Won’t Break The Bank

#27. Gleneagles, Auchterarder

baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
Gleneagles is one of Scotland’s most famous hotels, but did you know it also welcomes families with babies and toddlers? Sumptuous family rooms are available, and there is also an indoor swimming pool to have a dip in. The Little Glen is a magical land full of toys, games, castles and dressing up costumes. There are also specific activities for babies and toddlers at Gleneagles including hand and foot painting, sandpit and water play. Extra activities are available for children aged 3-5.

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#28. Auchrannie Resort – The Isle Of Arran

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baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
The luxury Auchrannie Resort in the Isle of Arran comprises of two 4* hotels, thirty 5* luxury lodges, 3 restaurants, 2 leisure clubs and a new children’s Playbarn. The resort is just 5 minutes drive from the ferry terminal and Brodick village.  Arran is a great place to go on holiday with a baby or toddler. Known as a Scotland in miniature, the Isle of Arran has mountains in the north of the island and beaches and rolling hills in the south. There are castles, secret beaches, museums, walks, stunning sea views and loads of wildlife. Don’t miss the new Isle Be Wild adventure playground at Brodick Castle owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

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#29. St Andrews Forest Lodges

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St Andrews is famous for its iconic golf course, one of the oldest golf courses in the world. And in fact, its just five minutes away from the baby friendly log cabins at St Andrews Forest Lodges. But even if you’re not an avid golfer, there’s so much to discover nearby. Head to the coast of the Tentsmuir Forest National Nature Reserve and there’s every chance you may spot seals and dolphins gliding close to the shores. Alternatively, make the 15-minute drive to Dundee to enjoy the exhibits at Dundee Science Centre and see the creativity and craftwork at the V&A Dundee.

log cabins for babies and toddlers
log cabins for babies and toddlers
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#30. Seaward Cottage, Dumfries &  Galloway

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Seaward is a super impressive 3 bedroom cottage in the fishing village of Portpatrick in Dumfries & Galloway.  It’s 5 minutes walk to the beach, harbour and playground, and there are plenty of clifftop walks nearby.  Seaward cottage is a really spacious cottage with bags of room for the whole family to relax and spread out.  There are 3 bedrooms plus 2 bathrooms downstairs and an additional WC upstairs.  There is also a large enclosed garden with BBQ.

toddler friendly cottage scotland

toddler friendly cottage scotland

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#31. The Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore

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The Hilton Coylumbridge is a baby and toddler friendly hotel in the Scottish Highlands. This resort style hotel has an indoor swimming pool and a Fun House with a large soft play, ball pit and slides and tunnels set over 3 floors. There is nightly entertainment including a children’s disco, and family friendly dining. The hotel is in a perfect location to explore the Cairngorms. Entry to 2 local attractions is included in the price of your stay.

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toddler friendly holiday park in scotland

This fantastic holiday park is in a peaceful setting surrounded by woodland in the Northern Highlands. There are a variety of top quality lodges to stay in which sleep up to 6 people – some of the lodges have hot tubs! The park also has a play area for little ones.  Inverness is just 30 mins drive away and magical Loch Ness is 15 mins away.

toddler friendly holiday park in scotland

toddler friendly holiday park in scotland

Learn More – Kiltarlity Lodges

#33. Sundrum Castle Holiday Park, Ayr

baby and toddler friendly holiday park scotland

Sundrum Castle is located in peaceful countryside but is just 6 miles from the seaside resort of Ayr.  There’s loads for babies and toddlers at Sundrum Castle including an indoor swimming pool with waterslide, toddlers swimming pool, adventure playground and nature trail.  Don’t miss a trip to the famous Culzean Castle or a day out in Glasgow.

baby and toddler friendly holiday park scotland

baby and toddler friendly holiday park scotland

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#34. Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame

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Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame is in a great location right next to beautiful Embo beach in Sutherland which is perfect for a bit of sandcastle building. Back at the park, there is loads to do for babies and toddlers including swimming, letting off steam at the playground or having a go at crazy golf.  The park has an onsite restaurant, family friendly entertainment and a Costa coffee!

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toddler holiday scotland

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#35. Moness Resort, Aberfeldy

baby and toddler friendly resort scotland
baby friendly place to stay in scotland

The Moness Resort is set in 35 acres of countryside in the heart of Perthshire within walking distance of the Highland town of Aberfeldy. There are 106 cottages and a 4* hotel – all of which are great for babies and toddlers. All the cottages have access to the resort swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. The 1, 2 and 3 bedroom holiday cottages are furnished to a high standard, and have everything you would need for a family holiday. Toddlers will love feeding the ducks on the resort pond, or playing hide and seek in the grassy woodland around the resort. There is also an indoor creche area for little ones with toys and a dolls house to play with. Outside, there is a playground and plenty of space for little ones to ride their bike or scooter.

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#36. Peebles Hydro – Scottish Borders

baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
Peebles Hydro is part of the Crieff Hydro family of hotels, and is a spa hotel in the Scottish borders. Babies and toddlers are welcome (under 2s stay for free). Family rooms are available and the hotel also has a creche, woodland walks, indoor play area and swimming pool.
baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland

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#37. Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Near Fort William

place to stay with babies and toddlers in scotland
Situated in a breath-taking lochside setting at the foot of Glencoe, the Isle of Glencoe hotel has a relaxed family friendly feel. There are spacious family rooms, some with Lochside views and cots are available to hire. Toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, and parents can take some time to chill out in the leisure complex. Outside there are Lochside trails and the hotel is close to the Oban Sea Life Centre and the famous Hogwarts Express!

Learn More – The Isles of Glencoe Hotel

#38. Lagnakeil Highland Lodges

baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland
These lodges are set on a hillside just 10 mins drive from Oban. They are open plan with a kitchen, living area and comfortable bedrooms. There is a private patio and picnic bench outside, as well as a playground. Oban is the gateway to the isles and from there you can get the ferry to the Isle of Mull where you can visit the pretty town of Tobermory.

Learn More – Lagnakeil Highland Lodges

#39. Blairmore Farm, Perth

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Blairemore Farm are luxury holiday cottages on a farm near Perth. There are 6 stunning holiday cottages with wood burning stoves, Scottish inspired textiles and private gardens with BBQs. Baby packs are provided (additional charges apply) which include a cot, highchair, baby bath, nappy bin, baby gate and bumbo. Toddlers can get involved in farm life by joining in on a farm tour, helping feed the animals or picking some veg from the kitchen garden. Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews are within 90 mins drive. The Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Scottish Crannog Centre and Faskally Forest are also near.

baby and toddler friendly cottage in scotland

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#40. Long Farm Lodge

baby and toddler friendly cottage in dumfries and galloway

Long Farm Lodge is a super stylish 2 bedroom lodge in Dumfries and Galloway.  The lodge is just a short walk to the beach and has a hot tub and large enclosed garden with a BBQ and fire pit.  There are loads of beaches in the nearby area plus the fishing villages of Portpatrick and the Galloway Forest Park are worth a visit. Long Farm Lodge is a great choice for families wanting to stay in a peaceful location but with plenty of sandy beaches nearby.

baby and toddler friendly cottage in dumfries and galloway

baby and toddler friendly cottage in dumfries and galloway

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baby and toddler friendly place to stay in scotland

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