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SCOTSPIRIT DAY TRIPS 2017 - FREE days out for families you work with

Thanks to a partnership with Visit Scotland and the generosity of attractions and transport providers across Scotland we are able to offer a wide range of fun and exciting free day trips for families you work with. Families could visit world famous sites like Edinburgh or Stirling Castles, go on a group trip to Loch Katrine, be inspired at the Glasgow Science Centre, or enjoy a simple day out at the beach.

Who can go on these day trips and when will they take place?   These trips are for families who haven’t had a break this year and would be unlikely to afford a day out. Families will be visiting attractions independently so please consider this when selecting families. We can only help families once each.

How many families can I send?   As many families as you think would benefit from the offer!

How do I apply?  For each family you want to apply for please email us with the following information:

  • The family name
  • Which attraction they’d like to visit
  • When they’d like to go (dates available are from September 16th through to October 31st)
  • How many adults and children (under 16) are in the group
  • How they plan to travel to the attraction, eg car, train, etc,
  • And, if by public transport, the family’s nearest railway station

If you’re registered with us as a referrer you could also login and apply online, here:

The list of attractions we currently have is below.

Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

  • Aberdeen Science Centre
  • Brodick Castle, Arran, via CalMac from Ardrossan
  • Bute Bus Tour, Bute, via CalMac from Wemyss Bay
  • Dundee Trip; Discovery Point & Verdant Works & Dundee Museum of Transport
  • Dunoon Bus Tour, via CalMac from Gourock
  • Edinburgh Castle (tickets for 2 adults and up to 6 children)
  • Fort Douglas / Dalkeith Country Park
  • Glasgow Bus Tour
  • Go Ape at three locations – Crathes Castle, Aberfoyle or Peebles (minimum age 10, minimum height 1.4 metres)
  • Haggis Adventures – a coach tour from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle (ticket included), the Kelpies and Loch Lomond/the Trossachs. Once you’ve applied we’ll call to discuss dates.
  • Haggis Adventures – a couch tour from Edinburgh to St Andrews, with a ticket to St Andrews Aquarium. Once you’ve applied we’ll call to discuss dates.
  • Inverness Castle and Dolphin Spirit wildlife boat trip (Historic Environment Scotland and Dolphin Spirit Cruises)
  • Loch Ness by Jacobite ferry cruise from Dochgarroch Lock, near Inverness and trip to Inverness Castle viewpoint (max 2 adults / 3 children)
  • Mercat Tours and Edinburgh Castle
  • Mount Stuart, Bute, via CalMac from Wemyss Bay
  • Museum of Flight, East Lothian – has aeroplanes!
  • Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride – has animals!
  • National Wallace Monument
  • National Trust for Scotland – various locations across Scotland.
  • New Lanark Village – a UNESCO world heritage site (2 adults and 3 children)
  • North Berwick; Seabird Centre, Swimming and £10 Whynot Café voucher
  • Palace of Holyrood House (Family Fun Day on 29th October – no other dates available)
  • Robertson Museum and Aquarium, Great Cumbrae, via CalMac from Largs
  • Rosslyn Chapel – of Da Vinci code fame (tickets for 2 adults and their children)
  • Rothesay Castle, Bute, via CalMac from Wemyss Bay
  • SEALIFE Loch Lomond and Bird of Prey Centre Balloch
  • Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, and a trip swimming at EnjoyLeisure’s North Berwick Sport Centre (max 4 people)
  • St Andrews Aquarium (tickets for 2 adults and 2 children)
  • Stirling Castle (tickets for 2 adults and up to 6 children)
  • Vikingar!

We look forwards to your applications. Any questions please email grants@familyholidayassociation.org.uk or call 0203 117 0651 or visit the Family Holiday Association website

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