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    Family Adventure Holidays

    Bring the family for an unforgettable journey exploring the Scottish Highlands

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    Our family adventure vacations in Scotland are designed to be enjoyed by grown-ups as well as the children! 

    With safety coming first all of our family adventure holidays are led by fully qualified and knowledgeable guides, who will help you experience all Scotland have to offer. The activities are pitched at an introductory level, so no previous experience is required. You just need to be willing to give the activities a shot!

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    We recommend that your children are aged around 9-15 years old for these trips. As well as guided activities, we also build in some free time for you to spend as you please.

    Our trips are specially designed for private family groups whether that’s just your family, or with friends. Browse our wide range of family adventure vacations below. Prices may vary depending on group size. Some of our self-guided trips are perfect for families and, of course, we also offer a tailor-made holiday service.

    Our Scottish Family Adventure Holidays

    3 Family Trips with 24 Reviews

    • Stay in a comfortable beach-side cottage on the Isle of Harris with incredible views
    • Benefit from 3 days with a local guide, with a focus on hiking, wildlife and culture, tailored to you
    • Explore the Outer Hebrides at your own pace on this self-drive adventure
    • Perfect for a family holiday or a break with friends
    • An action-packed family adventure holiday visiting both the beautiful west coast and the spectacular Cairngorms National Park.
    • Enjoy lots of family-friendly activities, all suitable for beginners, including sea kayaking, mountain biking, canoeing, wildlife watching and a treasure hunt.
    • Learn about the great outdoors and the natural environment from our expert guides.
    • Learn to sea kayak in Scotland on a special family holiday.
    • Discover the magic of sea kayaking in Scotland.
    • Relax in family friendly accommodation located in a peaceful corner of the West Highlands.

    Our holidays reviewed in your own words...


    Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

    That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.


    Tammy Salway

    Deluxe Family Adventure - Giants, Myths & Legends

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: Canada
    Trip Date: 19/08/2023
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    We were unable to do the kayaking as originally planned due to blue-green algae being present along the Causeway Coast. The Wilderness Ireland team found an adventure center as an alternative and our kids really enjoyed it. We also did a couple of walks that were not on the agenda that added to our trip. We walked beyond the Giants Causeway along the trail to Dunseverick Castle and it was an easy walk for our family (kids 12 and 14) and so beautiful. We also walked from the Manor House to Rue Point Lighthouse on Rathlin Island. This was fantastic despite the rain. We were the only people on the beach and had the chance to observe >50 seals lying about on the rocks.


    Parshav Shah

    The Great Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands

    Age: 10 - 20
    Country: UK
    Trip Date: 26/08/2021
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    This was a fantastic holiday for us and the whole family hugely enjoyed our time in Scotland. Both the boys said it was one of their best trips and they would love to do it again and spend more time in Scotland. So we will definitely be looking into doing some more travels to Scotland some time! And I know where to come as Wilderness did a great job in sorting everything out for us including restaurant bookings - it was a brilliant, responsive and tailored service and just the perfect travel solution when we all needed a holiday and had little time to look into things ourselves.


    Corrie Worner-Phillips

    The Great Family Adventure - Treasure Highlands

    Age: 50 - 60
    Country: United Kingdom
    Trip Date: 25/07/2021
    Trips Taken: 1

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