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Located on the shores of Loch Long and surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery in Argyll Forest Park, these contemporary architect designed lodges are ideally situated to explore the beauty of the Trossachs.
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Beautiful countryside and fly fishing on a private loch – these are just some of the delights on offer for you at Delny.
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Grannies Heilan Hame, can be found in the Northern Highlands of Scotland in the quaint village of Embo, is a serene and family-friendly holiday park that offers a perfect blend of leisure activities and scenic beauty.
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Hunters Quay

Sleeps 4
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Hunters Quay is part of our Go Active+ Breaks Collection, located just outside the seaside town of Dunoon. Award-winning Hunters Quay Holiday Village is perfect for a fun family adventure.
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Loch Awe Holiday Park is your ultimate gateway to the breathtaking Highlands and islands, conveniently located just 12 miles from Oban.
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Loch Lomond Holiday Park

Sleeps 8
Pets 2
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Loch Lomond Holiday Park is part of our Wanderwood Lodge Holidays Collection.
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Loch Shuna Lodges

Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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Set in an idyllic sheltered position in the centre of the Island of Buidhe and surrounded by spectacular scenery, clear waters and unspoilt islands, Loch Shuna is a paradise for lovers of nature, wildlife, walking and water pursuits.
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Oban Holiday Park

Sleeps 6
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Nestled 2 miles south of gateway to the Herbridean Isles town of Oban in the western Highlands, Oban Holiday Park is home to a mix of stylish and contemporary accommodation with stunning views over the Isle of Kerrera.
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Rosneath Castle Park is a quiet and peaceful retreat with a beautiful lochside setting near Helensburgh in Argyll on Scotland’s West Coast.
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Nestled between Benmore and Loch Eck, Stratheck Holiday Park is set in a stunning mountainside location, just a short distance from Dunoon, on the Cowal Peninsula within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
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Strathyre Lodges

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Located among the scenic lochs and mountains of the Trossachs, this beautiful setting is overlooked by the majestic Ben Ledi, which provides a stunning backdrop to the cabins which are all nestled between the heart of the forest and the banks of Loch Lubnaig.
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argyll Park & Visitor Guide

Embark on a journey to Argyll, a gem on Scotland's west coast, where rugged landscapes meet serene lochs. It's a playground for adventurers with activities like kayaking, hiking the iconic Ben Nevis, and wildlife spotting. Seafood enthusiasts rejoice in the fresh catches from local waters, while whisky connoisseurs can sip on fine malts at nearby distilleries. Did you know? The ancient kingdom of Dalriada in Argyll is where the Scots first landed from Ireland. Opting for a family break at a UK holiday park here means embracing a mix of relaxation and exploration, with the comfort of home at your fingertips and a natural wonderland on your doorstep.

Have You Discovered UK Holiday Parks?

UK holiday parks are essentially self-contained resorts offering a variety of accommodation options such as static caravans, lodges, and sometimes tents or glamping pods. They're designed with families in mind, often featuring pools, playgrounds, entertainment, and activities. Expect a community vibe with the freedom to self-cater or dine out.

Compared to hotels, holiday parks offer more space and flexibility, especially for families. There's room to spread out, cook your own meals, and enjoy separate bedrooms. Plus, many parks include entertainment and kids' clubs in the price.

Choosing a holiday park over flying abroad can save you the hassle of airports and provide great value for money. There's no language barrier, and you can pack without luggage restrictions. Plus, you're contributing to the local economy.

Why Take Your 2024 Family Holiday Park Break in Argyll?

Argyll, with its rugged coastline and lush forests, is a gem on the west coast of Scotland. It's steeped in clan history and dotted with castles, but it's not stuck in the past. For 2024, look out for new adventure playgrounds and updated facilities in parks.

Keep an eye on local festivals like the Cowal Highland Gathering or the Oban Seafood Festival. These events are family-friendly and a great way to immerse in local culture.

A holiday park in Argyll is unique because it combines stunning natural beauty with convenience. You're never far from a loch or a castle, making it an enchanting place to stay.

If you're visiting Argyll with kids

Absolutely, Argyll is a playground for kids. They can explore castles, meet local wildlife, and enjoy the great outdoors. Holiday parks here are geared towards families, offering safe environments and plenty of activities.

Kids can enjoy treasure hunts, nature trails, and water sports. Family-friendly entertainment is often provided too, making your evenings as enjoyable as your days.

Holiday parks in the UK are ideal for kids because they offer structured fun alongside opportunities for independent play. Plus, they're a place where kids can make new friends.

  1. Weather-appropriate clothing – layers are key in Argyll.
  2. Waterproofs and wellies – for those inevitable rainy days.
  3. Sunscreen and hats – yes, it can get sunny too!
  4. Outdoor toys – frisbees, footballs, etc.
  5. Swimwear – for pool or loch-side fun.
  6. First aid kit – just in case.
  7. Snacks for day trips – keep those energy levels up.

Pet Friendly Argyll Adventures

Argyll is a treat for pets, with vast open spaces and welcoming establishments. You'll find several pet-friendly pubs and restaurants, such as The Oystercatcher in Otter Ferry and The George Hotel in Inveraray.

Remember to keep your pet on a lead around livestock and wildlife. And always pick up after your pet to keep Argyll beautiful.

Dog walking ideas in Argyll

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Puck's Glen 2.5 Woodland PA23 8QT
Crinan Canal 9 Canal-side PA31 8SW
Ganavan Sands Variable Beach PA34 5TB
Benmore Botanic Garden 1-7 Gardens/Mountains PA23 8QU
Kilmory Beach Walk 4 Coastal PA31 8PQ

Dining at the park, or heading out

Many holiday parks in Argyll have on-site restaurants, offering convenience after a long day of adventures. Local cuisine often features seafood and traditional Scottish dishes like Cullen Skink.

For a family-friendly pub, try The Galley of Lorne in Ardfern. Couples might enjoy the intimate atmosphere of The Waterfront Fishouse in Oban.

Outdoor Family Adventures

Argyll is a haven for outdoor activities. Centres like Argyll Adventure in Inveraray offer horse riding and laser tag, while Loch Awe Boats provides fishing and boating. Watersports are popular here, with kayaking and paddleboarding being favourites.

Prices vary, but you can expect to pay around £40 for an hour of horse riding or £15 for boat hire. Check seasonal opening times, as some activities are weather dependent.

Nearby shopping

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Loch Lomond Shores Shopping Centre Branded stores, local crafts G83 8QL
Oban Distillery Speciality Shop Whisky, souvenirs PA34 5NH
Inveraray Jail Gift Shop Historical gifts, toys PA32 8TX
Benmore Botanic Garden Shop Botanic Shop Plants, garden items PA23 8QU
The Square Peg Local Crafts Gifts, homeware, jewellery PA31 8LZ


Top Parks for 2024 in Argyll

Hunters Quay, Argyll

Driving Distance: About 32 minutes (17.75 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Hunters Quay Holiday Village, a Go Active+ Breaks Collection member, is an award-winning park located just outside Dunoon, offering panoramic views, woodland walks, and a range of activities, with new additions including Loch & Play and the Hunters Arena showbar.

For the kids - Children can enjoy the new pirate ship play centre, Captain Jacks, and Adventure Golf, as well as 85 arcade machines, pool, air hockey, and a seating area at Loch & Play. The Go Cove offers sports like fencing and archery, climbing walls, sand art, and more.

What's on-site? On-site, you'll find the new Hunters Arena showbar seating almost 400 people, a Papa John's for pizza cravings, and Quay Fitness with classes like aerobics, Pilates, and Zumba. The swimming pools provide a perfect spot for family fun, with a variety of water-based activities.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the seaside town of Dunoon, with its picturesque shoreline, just a short drive away. The Holy Mountains and the Argyllshire Mountains offer stunning landscapes for hiking and cycling, with activities priced variably.

Accommodation options: Accommodation ranges from the pet-friendly Gold Caravan 2 WF, suitable for visitors with partial disabilities, to the Platinum Caravans, ideal for families or groups. While pet-friendly options are available, there are no hot tubs at this park.


Wemyss Bay, County Antrim

Driving Distance: About 1 hour and 6 minutes (26.60 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Wemyss Bay Holiday Park is an explorer's retreat with walking and cycling trails, a heated indoor pool with fun sessions, an outdoor adventure playground, and evening entertainment, all within reach of the isles of Bute and Arran.

For the kids - The park boasts an outdoor adventure playground, an amusement arcade, and a climbing wall. The indoor pool offers fun water activities, ensuring kids have plenty to do regardless of the weather.

What's on-site? On-site facilities include The Livingstone's Bar and Grill for meals, Café@Wemyss with Costa Coffee, and a Showbar for evening entertainment. The park also features a sauna for relaxation after a day of activities.

What's nearby? The nearby ferries to Bute and Arran provide access to additional attractions. Local trails for walking and cycling offer outdoor adventures, with costs varying depending on the activity chosen.

Accommodation options: Wemyss Bay offers a range of caravans, including the pet-friendly Burns caravan, Buchanan WFA suitable for visitors with partial disabilities, and the Bute Lodge for those seeking a pet-free environment. No hot tubs are available at this park.


Drimsynie Holiday Village, Argyll

Driving Distance: About 41 minutes (26.63 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 10 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Drimsynie Holiday Village, part of the Go Active Breaks Collection, is set against the backdrop of Loch Goil and mountains, offering a variety of accommodations, a spa, and Go Cove Adventures for an authentic Scottish holiday experience.

For the kids - Kids can enjoy activities like Laser Tag, Archery, a VIP Cinema, and a Golf Simulator. Go Cove Adventures adds paddle boarding, gorge walking, and abseiling to the mix for adventurous families.

What's on-site? The on-site spa provides a tranquil escape, while the View Restaurant and takeaway options cater to dining needs. The park also features evening entertainment, a sports lounge, and a range of activities including axe throwing and mini golf. The indoor pool complex includes a sauna, spa bath, and steam room.

What's nearby? The surrounding area is ripe for exploration, with activities like paddle boarding and canoeing available from March 2023. The park's location provides easy access to the stunning Scottish countryside.

Accommodation options: Drimsynie offers a range of lodges, including the pet-friendly Luxury 5 bed Hot Tub Lodge for large groups, and smaller hot tub lodges ideal for couples or families. The Platinum Caravan 3 provides a luxurious stay with views over Drimsynie pond.


Family Days Out In Argyll

Mount Stuart House and Gardens

  • Opening Times: Vary seasonally, typically 10:00 - 18:00
  • Prices: Adults £13.00, Children £6.50
  • Postcode: PA20 9LR
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site parking available

Mount Stuart is a spectacular Gothic mansion with expansive gardens that will captivate both adults and kids. It's a cultural treasure trove with impressive architecture and art collections. The adventure playground and visual treasure hunts keep the little ones thrilled. Spring is magical here with blooming gardens. To enhance your visit, check out the seasonal events and guided tours.

Phone number: 01700 503877 | Web: www.mountstuart.com


Inveraray Jail

  • Opening Times: Daily 09:30 - 18:00 (April to October), reduced hours off-season
  • Prices: Adults £11.50, Children £7.00
  • Postcode: PA32 8TX
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Paid parking nearby

Inveraray Jail is a living museum where you can experience the life of a 19th-century prisoner. Kids love the interactive displays, and the courtroom reenactments are a hit. It's educational, but in a fun and engaging way. To make the most of your visit, join the guided tours and don't miss the spooky ghost hunts for a thrilling experience.

Phone number: 01499 302381 | Web: www.inverarayjail.co.uk


Argyll Adventure

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 (seasonal adjustments apply)
  • Prices: Activity prices vary
  • Postcode: PA32 8XT
  • Est. time required: Varies by activity
  • Nearest parking: On-site parking available

Argyll Adventure is an adrenaline-packed day out with activities like horse riding, laser tag, and crossbow shooting. It's perfect for active families and thrill-seekers. The paintballing zone is a blast for older kids and teens. To avoid disappointment, book activities in advance, especially during peak times. And remember, there's something for all weather conditions here.

Phone number: 01499 302611 | Web: www.argylladventure.com


Crarae Garden

  • Opening Times: Daily 09:30 - 17:00
  • Prices: Adults £6.50, Children Free
  • Postcode: PA32 8YA
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site parking available

Crarae Garden is a serene Himalayan-style woodland garden that's a treat for the senses. It's great for families who enjoy nature and peaceful walks. The garden is especially stunning during autumn when the foliage turns fiery. For a more insightful visit, grab a plant guide from the entrance. And don't miss the waterfall – it's a perfect photo op.

Phone number: 01546 886614 | Web: www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/crarae-garden


Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 (April to October)
  • Prices: Adults £7.50, Children £4.00
  • Postcode: PA31 8RQ
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site parking available

Auchindrain Township is a unique open-air museum that gives a glimpse into Scotland's rural past. It's a hit with families who have an interest in history and traditional ways of life. The restored buildings and live demonstrations make history come alive. Visit during one of their special event days for an even more immersive experience. And wear sturdy shoes – it's a real step back in time!

Phone number: 01499 500235 | Web: www.auchindrain.org.uk


Kilmartin Museum

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:30 (March to October), shorter hours in winter
  • Prices: Adults £6.00, Children £2.00
  • Postcode: PA31 8RQ
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site parking available

Kilmartin Museum is a treasure trove of ancient history, showcasing artefacts from the Neolithic and Bronze Age. It's a must-visit for families who love to explore Scotland's rich prehistoric landscape. The museum is the gateway to Kilmartin Glen, home to standing stones and burial cairns. To get the most out of your visit, start at the museum and then explore the surrounding historical sites. And don't skip the café – it's got some tasty treats!

Phone number: 01546 510278 | Web: www.kilmartin.org

When planning your trip to these attractions, consider staying at one of the many holiday parks in Argyll. They offer comfortable accommodations and are often conveniently located near these top sites, making it easy to explore the best of Argyll with your family.

FAQs

This is our first stay on a holiday park, what will it be like?

Expect a laid-back atmosphere with plenty of activities. Parks like Drimsynie Estate Holiday Village offer indoor pools, golf courses, and entertainment. Accommodations range from cosy caravans to luxury lodges, often with stunning views of Loch Goil or the surrounding mountains.

What should I pack when visiting Argyll?

Pack for all weathers – waterproofs and layers are key. Don't forget your hiking boots for trails in Argyll Forest Park. If you're staying at a park like Hunters Quay Holiday Village, bring swim gear for the pools and sports equipment to enjoy the facilities.

Is Argyll a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely, Argyll's landscapes are breathtaking year-round. Winter brings fewer tourists and the chance to cosy up in a lodge at Loch Awe Holiday Park. Plus, off-season prices are often lower, making it a savvy time to visit.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Yes, if your accommodation includes a hot tub, it'll be cleaned and prepped for your arrival. Parks like Lochgoilhead Lodges take hygiene seriously, ensuring a spotless and relaxing experience from the get-go.

Can we bring our pets to the holiday park?

Many holiday parks in Argyll, such as Argyll Holidays, are pet-friendly. Always check the park's pet policy before booking, but expect walks aplenty for your furry friends in the stunning Scottish countryside.

How do we book activities, and do they need to be booked in advance?

Booking activities can vary by park. Some, like Wemyss Bay Holiday Park, may require advance booking, especially during peak times. Check the park's website or call ahead to secure your spot for activities like archery, mini-golf, or water sports.

Are there any child-friendly dining options within the holiday parks?

Most parks have on-site restaurants with kid-friendly menus. The View Bar and Restaurant at Lochgoilhead offers a relaxed dining experience with options for the little ones. Plus, self-catering accommodations allow for easy meal prep for fussy eaters.

What kind of evening entertainment can we expect?

Entertainment varies, but expect live shows, quizzes, and family discos. Drimsynie Estate is known for its lively evenings. Just check the park's schedule as some events might be seasonal or on specific days.

Is there WiFi available, and is it free?

Most parks, including Blairgowrie Holiday Park, offer WiFi. It's often free in public areas, but there might be a charge for in-lodge access. It's perfect for sharing your holiday snaps but remember, you're there to disconnect and enjoy nature too!

Are the holiday parks accessible for those with mobility issues?

Many parks offer accessible accommodation options and facilities. Loch Awe Holiday Park has lodges designed for accessibility. Always mention any requirements when booking to ensure the right facilities are available for a comfortable stay.

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