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Family holiday in Scottish Borders

Half term is looming, and for all those parents who have only just recovered from the long summer holiday and are at a loss as to how to entertain the family for another full week, you have come to the right place. As winter sets in with the dreaded dark nights and rainy days why not pack you and your family off for a fun filled week staying in a Scottish Borders cottage and exploring the countryside surrounding it? ‘But the weather will be just as bad if not worse’ I hear you say, this may be the case, but where land and sea, moors and hills all cohabit to become a truly spectacular area of beauty, this really is the place to visit come rain or shine. Plus, it’s a far cry from the same four walls of your home. So what are you waiting for?

Things to do

Aside from the vast array of forest and woodland areas where cycling and walking is a must, try Craik Forest, Yair Forest and Cragbank wood to blow the cobwebs away,  here is a list (not definitive) but a start to help you plan your half term week in the Scottish borders so it is truly unforgettable for the whole family:

  1. Wildlife Discovery Centre: Get to see puffins, gannets and much more at the award winning 5 Star Scottish Sea Bird Centre, North Bewick, Scotland.
  2. Chain Bridge Honey Farm, Berwick upon Tweed: Get to see bees at work in a special glass observation hive and learn all about their activity. The kids will be ‘buzzing’ with enthusiasm.
  3. Jedforest Deer and Farm Park, Jedburgh, Scotland. Visit this working farm where they have everything from bottle feeding the lambs to bird of prey demonstrations. This really is a wonderful day out.
  4. Gunsgreen House Museum, Eyemouth. Learn all about the smugglers trade and the influences it had on the town, fascinating for adults and kids alike.
  5. The Place to Potter: Peebles, Scotland. Turn your hand at decorating some fine pottery. Kids will love it and you’ll get to sip tea or coffee whilst they go to town.

Book a Cottage in the Scottish Border soon to avoid disappointment and don’t forget to pack your Macs and Wellies.

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