TRY A NEW ACTIVITY ON YOUR HOLIDAY
Almost all our parks are in the countryside and it's easy to find walking and cyclng trails or to enjoy your favourite outdoors' pursuit, but some Thistle Holiday Parks have activities on-site. Here is a selection:
Blair Castle Caravan Park: The park is in a large estate in Highland Perthshire and there are many activities:
Glenearly Caravan Park in Dumfries and Galloway: A lovely park in Dumfriesshire, not too far from the Galloway Forest Park (plenty of walking there!). There is a 0.75-acre loch on-site which is stocked every year with carp and trench. This is an outdoor activity which demands patience and not a little guile! Equipment can be hired from a shop in Dalbeattie. www.glenearlycaravanpark.co.uk/
Sands Caravan Park at Gairloch in the North West Highlands: This park has a very long beach on the Atlantic which is ideal for kayaking. Both novice and experienced kayakers can enjoy excursions along the shore. You can hire kayaks from reception - £45 for a double kayak and £25 for a single for the day. www.sandscaravanandcamping.co.uk This area is great for mountaineering.
Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village, near Lochgoilhead in Argyll:
Loch Ken Holiday Park: in the Galloway Forest Park, west of Dumfries.
Badrallach Camping Site south of Ullapool: hire a bike and explore the quiet mountain roads or a canoe and paddle along the shoreline in the glorious scenery of the North West Highlands.
Forestry Commission Scotland: Here's what you can do in the forests in Scotland; walking, cycling, horse-riding, canoeing, and even swinging through the treetops! And wildlife-watching, of course. Forests great for these activities which are also near Thistle Holiday Parks are in Dumfries and Galloway, the TrossachsAberfoyle (the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park ), Loch Ard in Argyll, Tentsmuir in Fife. For all you need to know and for new ideas, visit www.scotland.forestry.gov.uk/activities
At Historic Scotland properties all the family can have lots of fund at various events over the Easter holidays.