Monday, 4 September 2017

Family Holiday


So this year our family holiday was to Scotland, I have never been to Scotland before so I was looking forward to the adventure. The thing I wasn't looking forward towards to was the car ride. Seven hours in the car isn't what I call fun so we decided to break up the journey.

On day one we drove to the Lake District and stayed in a Premier Inn. We actually drove to Lake Windermere and jumped on a boat for a ride on the lake and went to the aquarium. And had a nice pub dinner.

Day two was the rest of the drive, to Forest holidays Scotland, never actually had a Forest holidays before so we weren't too sure what to expect. When we turned up the place was beautiful, and the lodge that we stayed in was beautiful as well. We had a hot tub, log burning fire, a very spacious front room and kitchen, perfect for a few days there. As soon as we got all our bags in we went straight in the hot tub. The rest of out time in the Lodge we stayed onsite or just went outside it. As we were staying in one of Scotland's national parks we went off on a venture up, well in the mountains. We didn't go all the way up but I'm pretty sure we got halfway up. We also went out with Ranger Jack who showed us how to make a fire, what types of leaves we could eat, and what healing powers some other plants have. We even made a tent by the loch, roasted marshmallows and had pine tea. It was a great two hours. We even went to the quiz night, didn't do too great but the whole fun of it is actually just having a laugh.

For one night we stayed at a Hilton hotel in the Cairngorms, it was a lovely drive to get there as we went past Ben Nevis and Lock Ness but we didn't see the Loch Ness monster sadly. The hotel that we stayed in was fantastic the kids. It had a play group that the kids can go to for free for two hours between a certain time. Also there was a disco for the kids and a decent size swimming pool, plus a really good park and other little things. Food was good as well, one night we had Italion style buffet and breakfast was a buffet style too. Nice and easy when you have kids in tow.

I would definitely like to go to Scotland again and maybe stay in the Cairngorms a bit more.

Here is a little video of our Holiday

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