Chilly B&Bs with even colder landladies and candlewick-bedspread hotels serving school-dinner-style meals have been replaced by an enormous choice of family accommodation options in Scotland, from caravan sites with Sky TV and on-site kids’ playrooms to serviced apartments and five-star deluxe hotels complete with miniature dressing gowns, cookies and milk by the bed and toy-boxes on tap. But if you are on a budget, Travelodge provides the perfect answer for a great-value city break, with options from Dundee to Inverness.

See our hand-picked recommendations below. If you're on a tighter budget, check out one of the many holiday parks. See also our feature Green Places to Stay with Kids: UK.

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Step into the great outdoors for a luxury family break with country pursuits for all ages as well as pools, a spa and of course golf!

Balnab Farm

Although Chloe and Gavin started with Feather Down just in 2021, the warm welcome from them, their animals and their eight children would make you think they had been part of the brand since the start.

Forest Holidays: Strathyre Cabins

On the shores of Loch Lubnaig, Strathyre is a gateway to the Highlands - the perfect base to enjoy a host of outdoor adventures or to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery - and look out for some rare wildlife too!

Peebles Hydro

A traditional hotel with spacious grounds which embraces modern family holidays - there's a kids club, indoor pool and loads of activities for all ages (both on-site and nearby) plus a spa and gin distillery!

Crieff Hydro

A vast Scottish estate including riding stables, activities such as bushcraft and woodland combat, and its own cinema, plus free childcare. Choose from luxurious hotel rooms or a range of self-catering lodges.

Cottages in Scotland

Rural Retreats offer a selection of family-friendly self-catering holiday accommodation across Scotland, including some pretty unique places.

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Auchrannie Resort

Family-friendly hotel on the Scottish Isle of Arran has everything a family could wish for, for both action and relaxation, with plenty of fresh air thrown in for free.

Forest Holidays: Ardgartan Argyll Cabins

Luxury holiday cabins on the edge of Loch Long in western Scotland, with outdoors activities for all the family.

Chesters Estate

One of Feather Down's estates, a stay at Chesters is like a trip back in time to when true adventures could be had. Your home by the river Tevios is shared with otters, badgers, foxes, bats, owls, rabbits, dees and an osprey called Samson!

The Knight Residence by Mansley

Five star apartments in the heart of Edinburgh

The Balmoral

Spoil the family with this five star luxury hotel in the Scottish capital, perfectly located for sightseeing and full of little luxuries to make your stay extra special.