HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 2, 2012) - As the summer school holidays begin, what have you got planned for the family? Why not start your holidays with a bit of exploring with Haven Holiday Parks! Scotland offers a number of vibrant and cultural attractions, keeping the family won't be hard whatever the weather. Here are just a few suggestions for some exciting days out.
Take a trip to Ayrshire's Dundonald Castle and watch the Dundonald Highland Games, on the 4th of August. The Games are now in their 23rd year and include such activities as highland dancing, tug-o-war, competitions, children's rides and stalls, and more.
Or make your way to Edinburgh's Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo event, held between the 3rd and 25th of August, the event offers Scotland's biggest and best-selling spectacle! A range of creative talent comes together from four continents and pays a fabulous tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. This year will be the 62nd time the event is being held at the Scottish capital's ancient castle. The show lines up almost 1,000 performers, and provides stunning sound, creative visuals and state-of-the-art lighting! The event is full of vibrant tradition, singers, dancers, musicians, and there will be 90 minutes worth of specially commissioned fireworks!
For a fun filled day on the beach, head to Ayrshire's South Beach, let the kids play on the long stretch of sand, and take part in the activities offered, including fishing, boating, bathing and bowling! Find the scattered rock pools and see if you can spot any sea creatures!
Head for Edinburgh and become part of the colourful and exciting celebration of arts and entertainment, with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, open to all between the 3rd and 27th of August. Thousands of performers will take to the huge number of stages set up all over Edinburgh, catering for everyone. Entertainment includes comedy, theatre, dance, music, operas, exhibitions, and more!
Also in Edinburgh is Amazonia, Scotland's indoor tropical rainforest, home to an exciting range of exotic species of animal, from parrots, toucans and monkeys, to lizards, bats, crocodiles and butterflies. For the extra brave, you can even have your photo taken with a tarantula or snake, something to show friends back at home!
Where to stay
Haven Family Holidays have two parks in Scotland which are ideal for families who want to enjoy the flexibility of having a convenient base to explore the local attractions, Craig Tara in Ayrshire. Both parks offer family activities and entertainments, including free kids clubs, swimming pools, sports activities and evening entertainment. Haven are also showing star performances throughout summer, including, Bucks Fizz, Same Difference, Sam Clark, Scooch perform Glee and Kevin Cruise.
Haven summer holidays in Scotland start from £239 for a three night weekend break, and £339 for a four night mid week break for a family of up to 6 people staying in superior accommodation.
Click on www.haven.com or call 0871 230 1900 for info 23 parks (including Haggerston Castle, Seton Sands and Craig Tara) have touring and camping areas www.haventouring.com or call 0871 230 1933.
Holiday homes are also available for sale on Haven parks www.havenholidayhomes.com.
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