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13 best holiday parks in Scotland

Holiday parks are packed full of fun so it’s no wonder more and more families are heading for parks across the country. If you and your clan want to stay in the heart of stunning scenery, with access to endless adventures and attractions, as well as the convenience of on-site amenities and facilities, then a holiday park could be just what you’re looking for. Whether you’re in need of a seaside staycation, a family-friendly break or a luxury getaway, there’s something for all budgets here in Scotland.

1. Craig Tara Holiday Park

Type: Caravan

Price: Mid-range

Best feature: Indoor water park

Craig Tara Holiday Park is set in the stunning sweeping hills of Ayrshire, on Scotland’s west coast. It boasts accommodation options for all party sizes and budgets, with lots of on-site amenities and facilities. This is the perfect spot for an action-packed family adventure with an indoor water park and swimming pool, nine-hole golf course and adventure village.

2. Auchenlarie Holiday Park

Type: Caravans, lodges and pods

Price: Low-cost

Best feature: Entertainment for all

Auchenlarie Holiday Park is situated on the beautiful coastline of Dumfries and Galloway, with access to a sandy beach. With its indoor heated pool, bistro with evening entertainment, bars for adults, indoor and outdoor play areas, Auchenlarie is the perfect spot for families. Holiday Park Guru found it to be last year’s cheapest caravan holiday park in Scotland for a summer break, meaning it’s also the perfect choice for those on a tight budget.

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3. Loch Lomond Holiday Park

Type: Glamping pods and lodges

Price: Mid-range to luxury

Best feature: Waterfront lodges

Loch Lomond Holiday Park sits on the water’s edge in the heart of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, providing the perfect retreat for those wishing to get away from it all. The beautifully landscaped park boasts 12 stunning luxury lodges with hot tubs as well as chalets and breathtaking views of the loch. In Argyll and Bute, a scenic drive from Glasgow, there are lots of activities in the local area from hiking, mountain biking and fishing.

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4. Southerness Holiday Park

Type: Camping, caravans and lodges

Price: Low-cost to luxury

Best feature: Southerness Beach nearby

Southerness Holiday Park, near Dumfries, sits right on the beach with stunning sea views across the Solway Firth. It’s a great break for families looking for sun, sea and sand, any time of the year. There’s also lots to keep the whole family entertained including a swimming pool, miniature crazy golf course, adventure playground and soft play area. There’s also a kids club and lots of delicious dining options from restaurant dining to takeaway.

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5. Wemyss Bay Holiday Park

Type: Caravans and lodges

Price: Options for all budgets

Best feature: Family activities and entertainment.

Wemyss Bay Holiday Park is located on the Firth of Clyde, one hour west of Glasgow. You can choose from a caravan or lodge, both with fabulous views across the water. You can swim in the indoor pool or head to the sauna for R&R time, while the kids climb the climbing wall or play in the adventure playground.

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6. Blairgowrie Holiday Park

Type: Caravans and lodges

Price: Options for all budgets

Best feature: Luxury lodges with hot tubs

Part of the Wood Leisure Group, Blairgowrie Holiday Park is less than 20 miles north of Dundee and just outside the Cairngorms National Park, in the heart of Perthshire. The park offers families a great chance to get away from it all and enjoy caravan holiday homes or luxury lodges. You can enjoy a relaxing break walking and exploring, or an action-packed trip fishing, skiing or golfing.

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7. Deeside Holiday Park

Type: Camping and glamping pods, lodges and caravans.

Price: Options for all budgets

Best feature: Award-winning accommodation.

Last year’s winner of the Best Holiday Park title in the Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards, Deeside Holiday Park is well worth a visit. You can choose from a camping or glamping pod, caravan or luxury lodge in this tranquil retreat on the outskirts of Aberdeen. Deeside – another park in the Wood Leisure family – is a must for couples, families and friends looking for a break.

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8. Seton Sands Holiday Village

Type: Caravan

Price: Mid-range

Best feature: Activities for everyone

Seton Sands Holiday Village is a large, family-friendly holiday park just outside Edinburgh. The coastal location provides lots of outdoor activities for sunny, summer days while there are also plenty of options if the weather isn’t the best. With an indoor swimming pool, soft play, and daytime and evening entertainment, You can also bring Fido along for the fun!

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9. Silverwood Lodges

Type: Lodges

Price: Luxury

Best feature: Luxury spa lodge

Newly built in 2018, Silverwood Lodges offer an idyllic escape in the Perthshire countryside. If you’re looking for peace and quiet then this is the place for you. Set in the Carse of Gowrie, these bespoke lodges are not only comfortable but offer a slice of luxury. If you’re happy to splash the cash you can make the delightful lodge your home for your stay. With its luxurious outdoor spa bath on a private deck, enjoy picturesque views of Perthshire. 

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10. Great Glen Water Park

Type: Chalets

Price: Mid-range

Best feature: Water sports

Set on the shores of Loch Oich, Great Glen Water Park unites water sports, family activities and a holiday park all in one. Great Glen is a great fit for families who want to explore the great outdoors straight from their doorstep. You can enjoy rambling, fishing, river-rafting or visit a local attraction such as Loch Ness or the Isle of Skye. 

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11. Whitecairn Holiday Park

Type: Static caravans and lodges

Price: Luxury

Best feature: Panoramic views

Overlooking the waters of Luce Bay is one of the best holiday caravan parks, Whitecairn Holiday Park. This park offers panoramic views over the Mull of Galloway to the Isle of Man. Families can enjoy peace and quiet in a traditional caravan or couples can have a romantic break in a luxury lodge with a hot tub. The park has a launderette, children’s outdoor play area, fishing and guests can use an indoor pool at its sister park just one and a half miles away. 

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12. Glen Clova Lodges

Type: Luxury lodges

Price: Reasonable priced for high-end holiday

Best feature: Pamper packs for romantic weekends

Part of the Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, Glen Clova Lodges is the ultimate Highland hideaway set in the beautiful Angus Glens. These luxury lodges – set in the grounds of Glen Clova Hotel – are spacious and cosy but provide a self-catering break for those who want to be free to come and go as they please. Guests can also use the hotel’s bar and restaurant or opt for the pamper pack (champagne, flowers, chocolates and use of bathrobes) for only £99.

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13. Three Lochs Holiday Park

Type: Camping and caravans

Price: Low-cost 

Best feature: Simplicity

Three Lochs Holiday Park is a traditional camping ground in a rural spot on the edge of the Galloway Forest. The park is set against the beautiful backdrop of fishing lochs, charming villages and sprawling woodland. Three Lochs has an indoor swimming pool, skate park, family bar, and kids play park, while activities include cycling, horse riding, and even clay pigeon shooting.

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