Cool Summer Family Destination: The Fife Arms in the Highlands

March 6th, 2024

Family travel is the number one trend for 2024 according to Virtuoso, rising in popularity as travelers look to spend more time with loved ones and prioritize authentic experiences. Offering endless cultural adventures and ideal for those seeking cooler temperatures, Scotland is the ultimate destination for families and multi-generational groups this season. So, this spring, follow the lead of one of Europe’s most famous families—the British Royal Family—and plan a holiday to the Scottish Highlands, where the Fife Arms serves as the ultimate base for outdoor adventures, cultural fun, and milestone celebrations.

Family Camp

At Fife Arms, families can enjoy family camp-style fun, no matter the time of year. Boost creativity with sketching or creative writing classes, or embark on a family adventure into Cairngorms National Park (the largest National Park in the U.K.) to forage for wild delicacies like edible plants and flowers. In spring, the park comes to life with the return of migrating birds like the mighty Osprey and the Black Grouse Lek—which makes it a thrilling place for aspiring birders! Cairngorms is also a certified International Dark Sky Park; on two-hour stargazing experiences led by a professional astronomer, guests use telescopes to identify constellations and learn about heavenly bodies. For those visiting before the end of March, there’s a chance to witness the aurora borealis dancing across the night sky!

Trip with Grown-Up Kids

The ultimate gift for a new college graduate? A trip to the Scottish Highlands to take part in the fun-filled Kilted Open golf tournament, May 17-19. This year, the annual tournament is taking place on not one, but two historic courses: the iconic Braemar Golf Club, where golden eagles, stags and other rare wildlife make up the peanut gallery, and the grounds of Balmoral Castle, the Scottish home of the Royal Family since 1852. Players are encouraged to wear kilts and come up with a creative team name: the best name wins a prize!

In honor of the event, The Fife Arms—the official partner of the tournament—has put together a celebratory weekend package that includes a two-night stay, a wine pairing dinner, 9th-hole refreshments, 19th-hole BBQ and drinks, and more. Back on property, families can toast to the achievements of the new grad at the atmospheric Bertie’s Bar, where young connoisseurs can hone their tastes by sampling from a menu of 350+ whiskies.

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