Perfect Family Time
We’re very proud of the fab reviews our guests give us. They’re very generous with comments on our lodges, our accommodation and facilities. They also highlight many of the fantastic places to see and things to enjoy that help to make our holiday destination so special. Inspired by them, we thought we’d create a week’s itinerary to show just what’s on offer for those staying with us …
Day 1: Arrive! Whilst unpacking, let the kids let off steam and enjoy the play park that’s right outside your lodge. You can then kick back and enjoy your home from home. If you’ve forgotten any last minute essentials, nip to our local convenience store in the village.
Day 2: The Scottish Deer Centre is a popular visit for young families. Walk around the park, visit the animal enclosures or join feeding talks and tours. They’ve got 12 species of deer from around the world! When you’re driving back through Cupar, why not pop in to the artisan butchers, Minick’s, to get local free range eggs and bacon for your breakfasts as well as scrumptious sausages and burgers for a BBQ? And there’s a great fruit and veg shop too at Paterson’s on Bonnygate. Tell Audrey we sent you!
Day 3: After a lazy breakfast (there’s no rush!), head out for an explore, walk, bike ride or just a picnic in the nearby Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve* …
… acres of forest lead onto unspoilt golden sands where you’ll often spy seals on the sand bars just off the shore. There’s a great new play area. Through the main season, you’ll also find the Crepe Shack to help sustain hungry youngsters (and older ones too!) You can visit the bird and nature hides at Morton Loch – to spy red squirrels and an abundance of bird life who make their home in the reserve. If a picnic is too much hard work, we can recommend The Rhynd cafe (just outside the reserve) and Thai Teak Coffee Shop (a decent walk from the farm) – both serving delicious home made food and cakes.
Day 4: We’re a short drive from Scotland’s city of discovery, Dundee. The city is home to the V&A Dundee.
This stunning creation on the River Tay is the home of Scottish design … and one of many brilliant attractions for the whole family including the Science Centre, Verdant Works, Discovery Point, Transport Museum, Dundee Contemporary Arts and HMS Unicorn. You’ll also find Foxlake Watersports for those who like a little adventure!
Day 5: If you’re looking for fun for young ones, head to Cairnie Fruit Farm. The family run farm is a popular local landmark producing top quality fruit for their highly regarded Pick Your Own. They’ve a great range of activities in their playground and a Mega Maze in the summer months. Their Farm Shop features seasonal produce, local honey and their own home produced range of Cairnie Fruit Farm jams … perfect gifts to take home from your stay.
Something beach related? Drive to the East Neuk to discover beautiful picturesque fishing ports along the coast. In Elie (below) you’ll find sandy beaches, watersports and lots of family fun on offer from Elie Sports including a 9 Hole Golf Course, 6 Tennis Courts, Bowling Green and French Boules.
Day 6: explore our farm and the surrounding countryside. You’ll get to see these wee fellas …
Run by the St Andrews Ladies’ Putting club, it is open 7 days a week between April and October. You can walk on paths that skirt the iconic links courses. On a Sunday, you can even walk on the Old Course itself! And don’t miss the opportunity to grab the obligatory selfie on the famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole.
For all other questions and enquiries, please call 01334 870225 or email us.
* Please note, the nature reserve car park at Tentsmuir has a 2 barrier entrance for the day.