Inverness summer holiday fun

Things to do with the children this summer

Summer holidays are a time for sun, fun and relaxation for the whole family. Luckily, when it comes to things to do in Inverness with the children, the sky’s the limit. Here, we’ve put together a list of summer holidays ideas in Inverness and the surrounding Highlands, packed full of fun for kids of all ages!

Cool off at the pool

Whatever the weather, you can enjoy a dip in the Kingsmills’ indoor swimming pool. So whether you’d like the children to get in some extra swimming lessons, or you want to come for a swim and lunch with the family, we’ve got you covered. Come and make splash this summer!

Boy learning to swim in pool
Our heated, indoor pool offers swimming lessons and family swim sessions.

All aboard for family fun

Take a trip to Whin Park and let the kids have fun in the adventure play zones, feed the ducks and go for a paddle boat ride on the pond. During the summer, the miniature railway is open too, taking you on a mini journey around the park.

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 from Loch Ness’ earliest beginnings, right up until the third millennium. With children’s activities and Deepscan boat cruises in the summer months, it’s guaranteed to be monstrously fun.

Binoculars looking out over Loch Ness
Look out for Nessie on a visit to the mysterious waters of Loch Ness.

A totally wild day out

Take a walk on the wild side at the Highland Wildlife Park, where you’ll meet a diverse range of animals. From native Scottish wildlife to creatures from around the world. Take a drive through the reserve, then explore the walk around area. And enjoy a programme of daily talks, where you can learn more about the zoo’s residents from the keepers that look after them.

Go on a forest adventure

Enjoy 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 three water coasters and walk among the treetops on one of the many adventure trails.

So there you have it. A few great summer holidays ideas in Inverness. Guaranteed to keep the wee ones entertained. For more holiday fun ideas, see our helpful things to do section. And try these summer holiday craft ideas.

Check out our spacious family rooms and special offers at the Kingsmills and book your summer getaway today!