If you're looking for the perfect family break, head to the Kingdom of Fife where you can experience some unique experiences the whole family will enjoy. We've picked some of the most unmissable experiences we think you'll love.
Join Jess the Jester on a magical adventure and bring history to life through an award-winning augmented reality app trail ‘In the Footsteps of Kings’. At each of the Fife locations in the trail, there’s a challenging game to play and you’ll learn loads of interesting facts along the way. It's not just for kids though; adults will enjoy it too! With palaces, castles and parks to choose from…where will you start your adventure? Free to download. For more information, visit welcometofife.com/jess
For a unique and pretty cool experience, walk with alpacas at Claireville Alpacas. The walk takes approximately 45 minutes, but you’ll also get to meet the other alpacas and learn a bit about them. You'll discover each alpaca has its own character, but they're all friendly and adorable. Don’t miss the friencly Valais Blacknose sheep, who just love to be petted! International influencers Daneger & Stacey included this in their 10 Unique Travel Experiences Around The World
Scotland’s best kept secret for over 40 years. Hidden beneath an innocent Scottish farmhouse, a tunnel leads to Scotland’s Secret Bunker. The bunker was built by the RAF is 1953 in response to the threat of nuclear war with the USSR - a 24,000 sq ft of command centre with the latest radar technology of the cold war era, dormitory, plotting rooms and kitchen facilities to explore. It's fascinating!
If you’re feeling active, head to Cluny Activities, one of Scotland’s leading outdoor adventure centres, where the kids can burn off energy and boost their vitamin D! Spoilt for choice, they can enjoy hours of fun in the adventure park, play on Scotland's first footgolf gourse, take a Segway tour, hit some balls at the driving range, or try their hand at archery! There’s also a lovely café onsite, where you can enjoy brunch, lunch or a cuppa.
Aiming to be the best little zoo in Scotland, Fife Zoo will be a hit with families of animal lovers...and who isn't to be honest? Located near Cupar, the zoo is open seven days a week 10am - 4pm and you can get up close with zebras and meerkats, as well as some other cool animals. Tickets to be booked in advance online.
Cairnie Mega Maze is the perfect day out for active kids. A ticket gives you unlimited use of the Funyard hich is packed with fun activities all day. Highlights include the go-cart track and the giant straw bale climbing fortress. There are also sunken trampolines, zipline, crazy swings and bouncing pillow, as well as other surprises! The highlight though is the maze of maize which grows up to 8ft. This year it's in the shape of a sunflower. Once the kids have finished playing, pick some berries for tea...or the journey home!
Fife Cycle Park is a new outdoor cycling facility, near Lochore, and the first of its kind in Scotland with a purpose built 1.6km tarmac cycle circuit. Bring your own, or hire bikes and helmets there and enjoy a family cycle off-road in a completely safe environment. A few minutes along the road, Lochore Meadows, Fife’s most popular free attraction, offers watersports, beautiful walks, a castle and a play park. Plenty to keep the kids amused!
These are just a few Fife family experiences; there are loads more to choose from. For further inspiration to create your perfect family break, click here. We've also got some great family-friendly places to stay.