ScotSpirit Day Trips 2017
In partnership with VisitScotland, and through the generosity of leading attractions and transport providers across Scotland, we are able to offer a wide range of fun and exciting day trips in 2017 for free as part of our ScotSpirit project. 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 take a ferry over to Arran to see Brodick Castle.
Who are the day trips for and how many families can I apply for?
Families on low income who haven’t had a break this year and would be unlikely to afford a day out. While we do have group trips available, most trips will require families to be able to travel to and visit an attraction independently, please consider this when making your applications. You can apply for as many families as you need to but families cannot benefit twice.
Once we’ve had your application we’ll see if we have tickets available and be in touch.
When are the trips?
Trips will takes place in September and October.
We have day trips available for individual families.
We cannot offer a contribution towards expenses with any of these trips.
Individual family trips:
Please only apply through the Family Holiday Association application form below, do not contact attractions or purchase tickets direct.
- Brodick Castle, Arran, via CalMac from Ardrossan
- Dundee Trip; Discovery Point & Verdant Works & Dundee Museum of Transport
- Dunoon Bus Tour, via CalMac from Gourock
- 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.
- Loch Ness by Jacobite ferry cruise from Dochgarroch Lock, near Inverness and trip to Inverness Castle viewpoint (max 2 adults / 3 children)
- Mount Stuart, Bute, via CalMac from Wemyss Bay
- National Wallace Monument
- National Trust for Scotland – various locations across Scotland.
- 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
- Rothesay Castle, Bute, via CalMac from Wemyss Bay
- Bird of Prey Centre Balloch
- Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, and a trip swimming at EnjoyLeisure’s North Berwick Sport Centre (max 4 people)
- Stirling Castle (tickets for 2 adults and up to 6 children)
How will the tickets be allocated?
On a first come first served basis. We anticipate tickets to go quickly so recommend applying as soon as possible.