Planning a Week in Scotland

At the weekend we are going on a very special holiday – a week, and an extra weekend, in Scotland! When LP started school we planned to make the most of the family time we had together and I realised we should try and plan as much into the school holidays as possible so we decided a few months ago to go to Scotland to visit lots of friends and to see a part of the UK that we haven’t really experienced before.

So on Saturday we are driving up to the Lake District to spend the weekend with our lovely friends over at Mental Parentals. We’ll have a stop off en route, probably a National Trust property and will then get to spend two nights with one of our favourite families.

Planning a Week in Scotland

After that we drive to our holiday accommodation in Scotland on the Monday. We’re staying at Forbes of Kingennie near Dundee which looks absolutely beautiful and will be there until the Friday. During our stay we are visiting a lovely friend of mine who moved back to Scotland about 18 months ago and who we don’t get to see often enough. I cannot wait to catch up with her and her beautiful kids.

Planning a Week in Scotland

We’re also having a day with Sarah from Toby Goes Bananas who I have met a couple of times at bloggy things but it will be lovely to meet her children – and introduce them all to LP and Little Man.

After that we have one more full day in Scotland that I think we’re going to use to visit Edinburgh Zoo as the children really love seeing animals and a zoo is always a great day out but it really is weather dependent!

At the end of our week we’ll be driving further into Scotland to visit Pamela and her gorgeous family over at Life with Munchers. I’ve heard so much about her home – and her family – and I can’t wait to see them all. We’re staying there overnight before heading home.

The drive home takes 10 hours so we’ve decided to stop off for the night near Manchester to break up the journey and will be planning a couple of stop offs – probably more National Trust places – along the route on both Saturday and Sunday.

We should be home late on Sunday afternoon ready for work and school again the next day. Phew! That was exhausting just writing about it. I cannot wait for such a full week as a family and also to catch up with lots of friends – mostly who I have met through blogging. I say it all the time – blogging has brought me so much but especially awesome friends – that live just so far away! I cannot wait to see them all.

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  1. February 10, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Lovely to go away as a family, but even better when you can combine it with meeting lots of friends. That’s the problem with blogging, most people live so far away. Hope you have a great time – we stayed in Edinburgh for a few days when I was 7 months pregnant, and it’s a really beuatiful place as is the countryside around it. I’ve never been to Dundee though

  2. February 10, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    It sounds like you have a great trip planned….
    Make sure you take your thermals….It’s cold up here. hehehe

  3. February 10, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    Waaaaaa…..the place is still a building site!!! Remember to close your eyes as the outside hasn’t been done yet. As they say in friends…it’s the staging area…You’ll ruin the effect of you see it! πŸ˜‰ x

  4. February 11, 2016 / 1:51 am

    Ooh what a fab trip, I bet you can’t wait! Scotland is beautiful, and with plenty of stops the drive shouldn’t be too bad (we did Kent to Edinburgh in one go and that was long haha). So lovely you get to meet blogging friends too, have a lovely time! Xx

  5. February 11, 2016 / 7:32 am

    You’re in for a busy but fun filled week by the sounds of it! Enjoy. Xx

  6. February 11, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    Have a great week away lovely, I’m jealous you’re off to Scotland πŸ˜‰ Brilliant you get to catch up with so many friends, hopefully you won;t be too worn out from your break ha as sounds busy πŸ™‚

    Stevie xx

  7. February 13, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    I hope that you have an amazing week away, it sound like you have loads planned. I love Scotland, I really should visit more as I am only about an hour away from the boarder. You will have to let me know what the zoo is like as we are planning on taking Sophia for her birthday in May xx

  8. February 16, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Wow what a week Donna and how lovely to see so many friends too. Phew 10 hours drive is no mean feat with kids so no wonder you are stopping off on the way back down. We are not too far from Manchester. Have a lovely week away xx

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