Oh no, the holidays have arrived, that came around fast. I’ve whittled down a list of our favourite places for Lockdown Days out in Fife.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.Alfred Wainwright
Cambo Gardens, Kingsbarns
Cambo Gardens is home to the Lost Elf Village which is hidden beyond the trees sheltering you from wind and (most of) the rain. There you will find a bug hotel, tree house type platform, mud kitchen and dens. All which support outdoor play. You can grab a coffee from the Cafe then take yourself off to the Glingbobs and Tootflits trail. Where you need to be eagle-eyed to spot the homes of Glingbobs and Tootflits. Imagination is key. Cambo often house a family of pigs so be sure to look out for those too.
Craigtoun Country Park,
Craigtoun country park in St Andrews is home to Fairy Glen. My favourite place. My kids love to take a penny and make a wish in the well. There is a huge adventure park suitable for all ages. Also dotted around the park you will find trim trails, trampolines and even a fun zip wire. There are two large ponds that are home to Frogs, fish, ducks and swans. Unfortunately paid attractions are not running due to Covid but Craigtoun have very kindly started a Free Easter Bunny Trail. Here you can download the clues.
This is a definite favourite for Lockdown Days Out in Fife.
Craigtoun Cafe is open daily for takeaway between 10am and 4pm – hot food served until 3pm.
Tentsmuir Forest, Tayport
Tentsmuir is a beautiful combination of forestry, beaches and wildlife. Take one of the paths to discover nature all around you. Mind your steps as the Frogs & Toads are on the move. Find a spot and sit down, take a moment to tune into what is around you, listen to the wildlife. Then head on to the park, the kids can play and you can lose yourself in the most amazing Sweet & Savoury Crêpe street food outlet Salt and Pine . (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) or bring a picnic/BBQ. Refuelled and ready to go again? I would then head on to the beach where you might very well catch a glimpse of the seals basking on the sandbanks of the estuary. Look above can you see the resident white-tailed eagles? Britain’s biggest bird of prey with a wing span of about 2.5 metres. Impressive and easy to spot.
Download Tentsmuir leaflet & Map
Morton Lochs, Tentsmuir
Morton Lochs is West of Tentsmuir and it is the perfect place to learn about nature. It is home to four wildlife hides and you will not be disappointed. Whatever the weather you WILL be amazed.
We always hear the woodpeckers, however we have only ever seen one. Red Squirrels are usually always on show, you can visit the Squirrel hide. sit tight and wait, bring a camera if you wish.
Head on through the woodland walk and you will discover other hides too, each have different wildlife surrounding them such as Otters, Northern Shroveler and the most amazing Kingfishers.
Morton Lochs is also an amazing place in Autumn for family photos, grab the camera and take in those beautiful autumnal colours.
Muddy Boots, Nr Cupar
Muddy boots is the ultimate playground for the whole family. What Dad doesn’t love grass sledging? Our favourite is the giant bouncy pillows, I can’t wait to take Danny. With lots to do, here you will definitely tire the kids out. Other activities include Sand Pits, Tractors, Play Park and Pirate Ship. There’s a small selection of animals too including Goats and Guinea Pigs.
Activities such as Zorbing and Pig Racing are
off at the moment due to Covid-19.
Buy your pass here
Open 10 am – 4 pm Daily.
Please make sure to follow all social distancing rules when visiting these locations. Wear a mask where applicable and keep washing those hands.