5 Great Summer Holiday Ideas In And Around Inverness

Summer time is family fun time. So for anyone spending their summer holidays in Inverness, we’ve put together a list of summer holiday ideas in Inverness and the surrounding Highlands packed full of things to do with the kids, great kids days out and summer holiday activities for kids of all ages.

1. Highland Aviation Museum: The Sky’s The Limit

When it comes to things to do in Inverness with the kids, the Highland Aviation Museum is the perfect day out for kids with their heads in the clouds. With fun to be had indoors and outdoors, the museum boasts a wonderful collection of the Highland’s aviation heritage such as aircrafts, flying gear, ejector seats and the odd jet engine. But outside is where the fun really takes off as visitors are encouraged to get “hands on” with many of the exhibitions, cabins and cockpits.

The museum is 11.6 miles from Inverness and is suitable for all ages.

Two kids sitting in a make-shift airplane pretending to fly

2. Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition: Monster Fun For Little Ones

If edutainment is what you’re after, look no further than the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition. This 5-star visitor attraction will take you and your wee ones on a journey of Loch Ness from its earliest beginnings right up until the third millennium. With themed areas, children’s activities, a host of shops and hourly boat cruises on Loch Ness in the summer months, it’s guaranteed to be monstrously fun.

The exhibition centre is 19.1 miles from Inverness and a great day out for kids of all ages.

3. Highland Museum of Childhood: Where History Is (Quite Literally) Childs Play

One of our favourite summer holiday ideas in Inverness (especially for a rainy day) is a trip to the Highland Museum of Childhood. With costumes, childhood treasures and toys from the past 200 years on display, the museum tells the story of childhood in the Highlands. Set in an old Victorian railway station, learn all about the old Highland customs and folklore with wonderful interactive displays and hands-on activities.

The museum is 22.7 miles from Inverness and suitable for all ages.

Kids lying amongst building blocks

4. Highland Wildlife Park: A Grrreat Day Out

For a totally wild day out, grab the kids and head on over to the Highland Wildlife Park. Take a walk on the wild side with this magnificent opportunity to see rare and wonderful animals in their natural habitat. Highlights include the Amur Tiger, European Grey Wolf, Japanese Macaque, Red Panda, Snow Leopard and Polar Bear! The Park also has fantastic daily talks, events and experiences to keep the wee ones entertained for hours!

The Park is located 33.1 miles from Inverness, and is suitable for ages 0 – 12.

5. Landmark Forest Adventure Park: Ideal for Summer Holidays In Inverness

Perhaps one of the best ways to keep the kids entertained this summer is a day out to Landmark Forest Adventure Park. Proof that there is no age restriction on fun, twist and turn through the trees on a family-friendly rollercoaster, take the plunge on one of 3 water coasters and walk among the treetops on one of the many adventure trails.

The Adventure Park is 31.7 miles from Inverness, and is suitable for ages 0 – 12 (although big kids and grown ups tend to have a blast too).

So there you have it. 5 great summer holiday ideas in Inverness guaranteed to keep the wee ones entertained all day, every day during the holidays. For more holiday fun ideas, check out our helpful things to do section.