Chilly B&Bs with even colder landladies and candlewick-bedspread hotels serving school-dinner-style meals have been replaced by an enormous choice of family accommodation options in Scotland, from caravan sites with Sky TV and on-site kids’ playrooms to serviced apartments and five-star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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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.

Landal Piperdam

A stunning lochside holiday park with superb lodges (many with hot tubs), plus a variety of family-friendly indoor and outdoor activities to explore the Highlands.

Cottages in the Scottish Highlands

Located across the Scottish Highlands; offer a large selection of family-friendly self-catering holiday accommodation.

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.

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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 Collection

Glamping site with canvas tents on country estate in the Scottish Borders with private hot tubs.

Kiltarlity Lodges

An ideal location from which to explore the Scottish Highlands, with cosy lodges sleeping up to 6 people (some dog-friendly and some with hot tub).

Haven Seton Sands

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Fun-packed activities, luxury caravans, indoor heated pool, top entertainment and a sandy beach, all within a 30-minute drive of Edinburgh.

The Knight Residence by Mansley

Five star apartments in the heart of Edinburgh

The Balmoral Hotel

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.

Hunters Quay

A holiday village offering superb all-weather facilities in a magnificent leisure complex, surrounded by the wilds of the Highlands and the coast nearby.

Lochgoilhead Lodges

All-weather activities on this lochside holiday park in the Western Highlands, plus lodges with hot tubs and dog-friendly caravans.

Millport Centre - Isle of Cumbrae

Located off Scotland's west coast, this island-based all-inclusive activity centre makes for a fun family holiday experience.