Top 10 things to do in Fife
Beautiful towns, adventure-filled activities, hidden treasures - there are so many things to do in Fife. Discover 10 fun ways to spend the day with the family in Fife.
Taste Scotland’s best fish and chips
Anstruther is an idyllic fishing village along the beautiful north-east coast. Visitors flock here to explore the timeless alleyways, see picturesque fishing boats and sample the delicious fish of the day caught by local fishermen. Anstruther Fish Bar is a throwback to another era and looks like it’s been plucked straight out of a picture book. The award-winning restaurant serves Scotland’s best fish and chips and even has an ice cream bar if you’ve still got room for dessert.
Climb the Lomond Hills
Take your family to the Lomond Hills Regional Park and enjoy breath-taking views over East Fife to the sea. You can start your hike from the Craigmead car park, where you’ll have access to trails for both the East and West Lomond hills. The walking routes are well marked and easy to follow. You might encounter some sheep, so you do have to watch your step a little. It’s a great day to spend with your family, get some exercise and explore the area for its wildlife.
See deer from around the world
Of all the things to do in Fife, this may just be the sweetest. The Scottish Deer Centre, near Cupar, is most definitely worth a visit for the whole family. Covering more than 55 acres, your little ones can spot 14 deer species from around the globe, as well as Fife's only wolfpack, cunning foxes, frisky otters, and rare Scottish wildcats. The knowledgeable rangers share fascinating insights and you can tell you all there is to know about the habits and behaviours of these amazing animals. If your kids have fallen in love with the animals and don’t want to leave, you can keep the enthusiasm going by adopting a deer or by booking their birthday parties in the centre.
Retrace the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots
Falkland Palace was a 16th-century hunting palace adored by Mary, Queen of Scots and could have sprung from a fairy tale. Discover the palace’s scintillating secrets, take in the detailed panelling and see the oldest royal tennis court in Britain. Quizzes and hidden Lego figures will keep young ones on their toes.
Discover a hidden treasure at Adventure Golf Island
Got a budding pro-golfer in the family, or fancy yourself as one? Pack the family in the car and get down to pirate-themed Adventure Golf Island in Dunfermline. You can play outdoors on the Treasure Island course, or indoors in Pirate Cove. A quali-tee day out for all.
Take a walk on the wild side
The Fife Coastal Path is a beautiful trail with numerous access points along the Fife coast. There is so much to discover on these stunning series of walks, keeping parents and kids entertained for hours. On your journey, look out for gannet and eider seabirds, grey seals and bottlenose dolphins. Pack a picnic and some good hiking boots and set off on your wild adventure.
Spend a historic day in St. Andrews
Visit the charming and historic town of St. Andrews. Home to Scotland’s oldest university founded in 1413, the magnificent St Andrews Cathedral and the fascinating St Andrews Castle, this extraordinary town is a must stop for history buffs and inquisitive kids. Or if history’s not your thing, why not try on of the town’s 10 fantastic golf courses, including the world-famous Old Course.
Build sandcastles on the Leven Beach
Building a sandcastle is buckets of fun, so why not visit Leven’s long and sandy beach? Stretching more than 2km, and kitted with an outdoor fitness area, amusement arcades, rides and play areas aplenty, it’s guaranteed fun for toddlers and teens alike.
Seek thrill and adrenaline rush
Are you a family of adrenaline junkies? Kartstart in Kirkcaldy is an indoor karting circuit with a viewing gallery and cafe showing live lap times. Which of you is the Lewis Hamilton of the family?
Pick your own fruits
Cairnie Fruit Farm is a great place for families with small children. You can enjoy a range of activities – pick your own strawberries or sunflowers, find your way around the amazing maize maze, play on the crazy swings, slides and bouncy pillows.
There are so many things to do in Fife, it was hard for us to narrow it down! With so much to do and see, Fife is perfect for families.
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