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Standing among the broad leaved trees that line the Avon Gorge, these beautifully furnished lodges offer the perfect base for exploring the unspoilt beauty of the Gorge and its wildlife, including otters.
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14 Miles from West Lothian
Sleeps 8
Pets 2
Mortonhall, awarded the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation, offers you the best of both worlds from its setting within Edinburgh’s city boundary in a private and secluded 200 acre country estate.
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The Woods

18 Miles from West Lothian
Sleeps 8
Pets 2
Commanding panoramic views of the Ochil Hills, these stunning woodland lodges take full advantage of their unique location in the glorious Stirling countryside.
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Drummohr Lodges

21 Miles from West Lothian
Sleeps 4
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Convenient access to the cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh yet located on the beautiful East Lothian coastline.
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Duchally Country Estate

25 Miles from West Lothian
Sleeps 8
Pets 2
Duchally Country Estate is set in prime Perthshire parkland near to Gleneagles and is the ideal base for a holiday in Scotland.
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west-lothian Park & Visitor Guide

West Lothian, a vibrant Scottish county, offers families a blend of outdoor adventures and cultural experiences. From the mysterious prehistoric sites like Cairnpapple Hill to the adrenaline rush at the Five Sisters Zoo, there's something to captivate everyone. Food-wise, indulge in hearty Scottish fare at local pubs or pick up fresh produce at farmers' markets for a picnic at Beecraigs Country Park. Did you know the iconic Forth Bridge, visible from the region, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Opting for a holiday park stay in West Lothian means quality family time with the comforts of home, plus the excitement of on-site amenities and entertainment.

Have You Discovered UK Holiday Parks?

These self-contained resorts offer caravans, lodges, and sometimes tents or glamping pods. You can enjoy a range of facilities including swimming pools, entertainment venues, kids' clubs, and restaurants. They're designed for families looking for a break where everything is on your doorstep!

Holiday parks offer more space and freedom than hotels, such as separate bedrooms, living areas, and your own outdoor space. With the added bonus of on-site amenities and entertainment. They're self-catering too, saving money on dining out.

Going for a UK holiday park means you can forget about stressful airports, and luggage restrictions, and you can pack the car with as many of your home comforts as you like. Plus, you're contributing to the local economy and reducing your carbon footprint.

Why Take Your 2024 Family Holiday Park Break in West Lothian?

West Lothian, with its rolling hills and historic towns, offers a refreshing blend of countryside and convenience. It's not just about the scenic landscapes; the area boasts a rich tapestry of history, from the prehistoric burial sites to the stately homes like Linlithgow Palace. In 2024, keep an eye out for new attractions and upgrades to existing parks. The local festivals, like the West Lothian Highland Games, add a cultural twist to your stay. A holiday park here means you're nestled in nature with easy access to urban amenities. It's the unique mix of tranquility and activity that sets West Lothian apart.

If you're visiting West Lothian with kids

Absolutely, West Lothian is a hit with the little ones. From the Five Sisters Zoo to the mysterious Great Polish Map of Scotland, there's a wealth of experiences to spark their curiosity. Holiday parks in the UK, especially in West Lothian, cater to families, offering playgrounds, kids' clubs, and safe environments for children to explore.

  1. Comfortable walking shoes for exploring
  2. Swimwear for pool days
  3. Rain gear – just in case
  4. Outdoor toys like frisbees or footballs
  5. Layered clothing for unpredictable weather
  6. Sunscreen and hats for sunny days
  7. Any favourite bedtime stories or comfort items

Pet Friendly West Lothian Adventures

West Lothian welcomes pets with open arms. You'll find several pet-friendly pubs and eateries, like The Four Marys in Linlithgow, where you and your furry friend can refuel. Always keep a leash handy, and remember to pack water and snacks for your pet during outings.

Dog walking ideas in West Lothian

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Almondell & Calderwood Country Park Varies Woodland & River EH52 5PE
Beecraigs Country Park Varies Lake & Forest EH49 6PL
Linlithgow Loch 2.3 Historic & Waterfront EH49 7AL
Polkemmet Country Park Varies Green Space & Woodland EH47 0AD
The John Muir Way Varies Coastal & Countryside Varies

Dining at the park, or heading out

Many holiday parks in West Lothian feature on-site restaurants, offering convenience after a day of adventure. Local cuisine often includes fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. For a family-friendly pub, try The Bridge Inn at Ratho. Couples might enjoy a more intimate setting at the Champany Inn, known for its steaks.

Outdoor Family Adventures

West Lothian is home to outdoor centres like the Low Port Centre, offering activities from sailing to kayaking. Prices vary, but you can expect to pay around £15-£30 per person for most activities. Seasonal opening times generally align with school holidays, ensuring availability during your stay.

Nearby shopping

Name Type On Offer Postcode
The Centre, Livingston Shopping Centre High Street Brands EH54 6HR
Livingston Designer Outlet Outlet Mall Designer Discounts EH54 6QX
Linlithgow High Street Local Shops Gifts & Antiques EH49 7ED
Almondvale West Retail Park Retail Park Electronics & Homeware EH54 6RQ
Howgate Shopping Centre Indoor Mall Local Brands FK1 1HG

Top Parks for 2024 in West Lothian

Thurston Manor, East Lothian

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 53 minutes | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? No

About this park: Thurston Manor is a serene family-friendly park nestled at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills in East Lothian, offering a diverse range of luxury lodges and caravans, an indoor heated pool, gym, and live entertainment, all set within easy reach of sandy beaches and charming coastal towns.

For the kids - Youngsters can splash around in the indoor heated pool, explore the outdoor play area, or engage in the Discovery Trail. Seasonal entertainment ensures there's never a dull moment, and the arcade is perfect for rainy days.

What's on-site? The park boasts a bar and restaurant with takeaway options, a lounge bar with Sky Sports, and free Wi-Fi. The gym is ideal for fitness enthusiasts, and the on-site shop caters to all your essentials. The swimming pool requires pre-booking, ensuring a relaxed and uncrowded experience.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include the coastal towns of Dunbar and North Berwick, with driving times under 30 minutes. Explore castles or engage in watersports, with discounts available for park guests. Prices vary, but many activities are family-budget friendly.

Accommodation options: Thurston Manor offers a range of accommodation including the spacious Limetree Lodge 3 Rowan View for families or groups, and the cosy Olive Caravan 2, ideal for couples or small families. While pets aren't allowed, the park ensures a comfortable stay for all guests.

Viewfield Manor Leisure Park, Ayrshire

Driving Distance: About 1 hour and 1 minute | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? No

About this park: Viewfield Manor Leisure Park is a tranquil retreat in Ayrshire, offering an indoor heated pool, gym, sauna, and seasonal entertainment, all within a short drive to the beach and vibrant market towns, providing a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration.

For the kids - Children can enjoy the play area and seasonal weekend entertainment, ensuring fun-filled days. The park's indoor pool is a year-round hit for families.

What's on-site? On-site facilities include Rabbie’s bar with Sky Sports, a restaurant with takeaway service, free Wi-Fi, and arcade games. The gym and sauna offer relaxation, while the pool requires pre-booking for a stress-free swim.

What's nearby? Nearby attractions include sporting locations and family-friendly museums, with discounts at local activities. The seaside towns offer various experiences, with most attractions reachable within a 30-minute drive.

Accommodation options: Accommodation ranges from the modern Sage Caravan 2, suitable for small families or couples, to the larger Sage Caravan 3, ideal for groups or larger families. Though not pet-friendly, the park ensures a comfortable stay for all visitors.

Erigmore Leisure Park, Argyllshire & Islands

Driving Distance: About 1 hour and 4 minutes | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Erigmore Leisure Park, set on the historic site of 'Birnam Wood', offers a picturesque countryside escape with an indoor heated pool, bar, restaurant, and a range of activities, all within easy reach of Perthshire's walking routes and the River Tay.

For the kids - The park provides a children’s play area, seasonal weekend entertainment, and a Discovery Trail, ensuring that the little ones have plenty to explore and enjoy.

What's on-site? Facilities include a sauna, whirlpool bath, bar with Sky Sports, restaurant with takeaway, and pool table. The indoor heated pool is pre-bookable, and there's a variety of trails for woodland and riverside walks.

What's nearby? Nearby, guests can enjoy quad treks, white water rafting, and winery tours with available discounts. The village of Birnam and the town of Dunkeld are just minutes away, offering local charm and history.

Accommodation options: Erigmore Leisure Park offers the Olive Caravan range, from cosy units perfect for couples to larger options for families, with pet-friendly and hot tub options available to enhance your stay.

Landal Piperdam, Angus

Driving Distance: About 1 hour and 6 minutes | Sleeps: 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Landal Piperdam is an award-winning resort set amid 650 acres of Angus countryside, offering luxurious lodges, an indoor heated pool, spa, and a variety of activities, making it an ideal destination for both relaxation and adventure seekers.

For the kids - The park features a soft play area, crazy golf, and a range of Go Active Breaks activities, ensuring that children of all ages have an unforgettable holiday experience.

What's on-site? The resort boasts a leisure centre, sauna, steam room, spa bath, gym, restaurant, bar, and Wi-Fi access. The indoor pool and golf courses provide leisure options for all weather conditions.

What's nearby? The local area is rich in natural beauty and history, with the Cairngorms National Park and Glamis Castle nearby. Dundee offers cultural experiences with museums and a vibrant café culture.

Accommodation options: Landal Piperdam provides a range of accommodation from the romantic Byron Premier Spa lodge for couples to the spacious Lochside Premier Spa lodge for groups or families, with pet-friendly and hot tub options to cater to all preferences.

Family Days Out In West Lothian

Five Sisters Zoo

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 (seasonal variations)
  • Prices: Adults £12.95, Children £10.45
  • Postcode: EH55 8PT
  • Est. time required: 2-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, free

Five Sisters Zoo is a fantastic spot for animal lovers and families looking for a day out. With over 180 species, including lions, bears, and a snow leopard, there's plenty to see. They've recently added a primate section, which is a hit with visitors. The best time to visit is during feeding times, which are posted on their website. To get more from your visit, check out the handling sessions for a more up-close experience with some of the animals.

Phone number: 01506 870000 | Web:

Almond Valley Heritage Centre

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Prices: Adults £9.50, Children £7.50
  • Postcode: EH54 7AR
  • Est. time required: 3-5 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, charges apply

Almond Valley Heritage Centre is a hit with kids, thanks to its farm animals, tractor rides, and play areas. They've got a new interactive exhibit where kids can learn about the area's shale oil history. Visit during spring to see baby animals or attend one of their special event days. Grab a map on arrival to make sure you don't miss any hidden corners of this expansive site.

Phone number: 01506 414957 | Web:

Linlithgow Palace

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 16:00 (varies seasonally)
  • Prices: Adults £7.20, Children £4.30
  • Postcode: EH49 7AL
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Paid parking nearby

Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, is a must-see for its stunning architecture and scenic views of Linlithgow Loch. The palace ruins are evocative, and the visitor centre does a great job of bringing the history to life. Try to visit on a sunny day to enjoy the grounds at their best. Don't miss the fountain – it's a real highlight, especially when it's operating on special occasions.


Beecraigs Country Park

  • Opening Times: Always open
  • Prices: Free entry, some activities may charge
  • Postcode: EH49 6PL
  • Est. time required: Varies
  • Nearest parking: On-site, free

Beecraigs Country Park is a vast area of parkland perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and families. There's a deer park, fishing lake, and loads of trails for walking and cycling. They've recently upgraded their play park, which is now even more exciting for the little ones. Any time of year is great, but autumn is especially beautiful with the changing leaves. If you're into archery or want to try it out, check out their archery range for a unique experience.

Phone number: 01506 284516 | Web:

The Kelpies & The Helix

  • Opening Times: 24/7 for The Helix, Kelpie tours 10:00 - 17:00
  • Prices: Free to visit The Helix, Kelpies tour Adults £7.50, Children £4.50
  • Postcode: FK2 7ZT (The Helix)
  • Est. time required: 1-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, charges apply

The Kelpies are towering horse-head sculptures that have quickly become iconic. The Helix park around them is a great place to stretch your legs, with paths and playgrounds. For a special experience, book a Kelpie tour to learn about the sculptures and see them from the inside. They're impressive any time of day, but at night they're lit up and it's truly magical. If you're staying at one of the holiday parks in West Lothian, this is a short drive away and well worth it.


Blackness Castle

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 16:00 (varies seasonally)
  • Prices: Adults £6.00, Children £3.60
  • Postcode: EH49 7NH
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, free

Blackness Castle, often dubbed 'the ship that never sailed' due to its unique shape, is a fascinating visit for those interested in Scotland's past. It's been a film location for several movies and TV shows, so you might recognize it. The views over the Firth of Forth are stunning, so bring your camera. It's less crowded during the week, so plan a weekday visit if you can. If you're into photography, the castle against the sunset is a must-capture scene.


Remember, when you're planning your trip to West Lothian and looking for the perfect base, consider one of the many holiday parks in the area. They offer a range of accommodations and facilities to suit families, and they're ideally located to explore these top attractions.


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

Expect a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere with plenty of activities. Accommodations range from cosy caravans to luxury lodges, often with on-site amenities like pools, playgrounds, and entertainment. Holiday parks in West Lothian, such as Linwater Caravan Park, offer a mix of nature and convenience, ensuring a comfortable stay for all.

What should I pack when visiting West Lothian?

Pack for the unpredictable Scottish weather – include waterproofs and layers. Don't forget essentials like toiletries, a first-aid kit, and chargers. If you're staying at a park like Beecraigs Caravan & Camping Site, bring outdoor gear for activities. Some parks provide bed linen, but it's worth checking in advance.

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

Absolutely! West Lothian's charm isn't just for summer. Off-season visits mean fewer crowds and often lower prices. Attractions like Five Sisters Zoo and Almond Valley Heritage Centre are open year-round, offering unique experiences each season. Plus, holiday parks are quieter, perfect for a peaceful getaway.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Yes, if your accommodation includes a hot tub, it will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before your arrival. Parks like Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Drimsynie Estate prioritise cleanliness for guest safety. Always check with your specific park for their cleaning protocols to ensure peace of mind.

Can we bring our pets to the holiday park?

Many holiday parks in West Lothian are pet-friendly, like Mortonhall Caravan and Camping Park, so your furry friends can join the fun. Always confirm with the park before booking, as some may have restrictions on the number or type of pets allowed, and there might be additional charges.

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

Booking activities depends on the park. Some, like Blair Drummond Safari Park, recommend booking in advance, especially during peak times. Check the park's website or reception for activity schedules and booking procedures. Planning ahead ensures you won't miss out on popular attractions or experiences.

Are there any discounts for local attractions available through the holiday park?

Often, holiday parks have partnerships with local attractions and can offer discounted tickets or exclusive deals. Ask at the reception of your park, such as Tantallon Caravan & Camping Park, for any current promotions. It's a great way to save money and enjoy more of what West Lothian has to offer.

What dining options will we find at the holiday park?

Most parks have on-site dining, from casual cafes to full-service restaurants. For example, Seton Sands Holiday Village offers a variety of dining experiences. However, it's also worth exploring local eateries in West Lothian for a taste of local cuisine. Always check opening times as they may vary seasonally.

Is there WiFi available, and is it free?

WiFi availability varies by park. Some offer free WiFi in communal areas, while others may charge or provide it only in premium accommodations. For instance, Lochend Chalets provides complimentary WiFi. It's best to check with your chosen park before you arrive to know what to expect.

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