We have always loved Arran and now our boys are 6 and 8 we love Arran even more. If your children love the outdoors then Arran is full of adventures, biking, hiking, rock pools to explore, secret rope swings and wildlife spotting.
This was the first year our boys walked up Goat Fell (the largest mountain on the island). It took them 2 hours up and 2 hours down with plenty of rests to play I spy. The path were well marked and the views were fantastic. You can go from the paths at the castle which are gentle but we like going from High Corrie as you can park your car at the top of the village.
We love jumping of the pier at Lamlash when the tide is high, as its easy to get in and out and there is a coffee shop to warm up in afterwards. You can also take a trip to Holy Island from here but it can be expensive for the whole family at about £40 for a family of 4. We also like the play ground with a view of the sea.
We have visited this rope swing for years and its one of the best. If you drive through Lamlash and turn right at the chutney shop then follow the road till the entrance to the wood and the public car park you will find the swing.
If you are able to take bikes then you will find lots of mountain bike trails and the tourist information point gives you print outs for all kinds of routes. We love Sannox and small children can bike to the falling rocks and parents can walk with them.
Brodick Castle is National Trust and always has lots of events on. They have a great play ground and a bronze age hut with events through out the holidays to make bread, clay pots, spinning and lots more. We love going there for Easter day.
K is just the best sandy beach with plenty of rock pool exploring, shelter and a little walk along to a pub that serves ice cream, drinks and food all day. There is a great campsite next to the beach. We like parking at the top of the hill next to a set of steps that go past a swing… not many people know about this spot so its great.
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