Create memories of a lifetime
Escape from everyday life. Unwind. Reconnect. Have a digital detox. Take full advantage of the countryside and your surroundings. Because a holiday at Craigduckie means an escape from the ordinary.
With our lochside position and rolling hills, you can sit back and watch the birds fly and wildlife live. Bring your wellies and enjoy life on a farm.
The farming way of life
Whether you love animals or you’re curious about the ins and outs of running a farm - or you just really want to sit on a tractor - you can do it all at Craigduckie.
We will give you a tour of our farm, you’ll get to feed the chickens, count the sheep - and do our best to answer all your questions. You won’t need to be counting sheep to get a goodnight’s sleep!
“Katie kindly gave us a tour of the farm (and it’s John Deere) and allowed us to meet and help feed the newborn lambs. It was a lovely experience and one my son won’t forget. We hope to make it an annual trip!“
Adventures for the kids
Get back to basics without technology and enjoy building a den, go on a bug hunt, or go on an adventure with a picnic! There are some great walks from the huts which normally entail mud, puddles, ponds, streams and trees - I bet you don't come back clean and that's what its all about. We joke that our children are 'feral' but they simply love the space that they have to run around. We are a mile from the main road up our farm road and as long as you aren't chasing sheep, feel free to run.
“The boys really enjoyed the tour of the farm and meeting Katie and her family. Feeding the pigs, sitting in the tractor and walking in the field with the lambs they were in their element!”
The memories you make are up to you
Things to do locally
The formal Royal Burgh of Dunfermline is our nearest town (2 miles). Once the capital of Scotland, Dunfermline is a great place to visit if you are interested in history. The stunning Dunfermline Abbey is the final resting place of Robert the Bruce as well as many other kings and queens. The famous philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline and his life story can be seen at the Carnegie Birthplace Museum. Pittencrieff park lies adjacent to the abbey and offers something for everyone with a network of paths for a leisurely walk, beautiful gardens and glass house, super play park and café.
Our friends at Craigluscar Activities offer a range of outdoor experiences including tractor driving, mini Highland Games, hovercrafting and clay pigeon shooting and are only a 10 minute drive.
Balmule Fishery is only a 5 minute drive and is a trout fishery with a seperate kids fun pool.
Townhill Loch is the home of Waterboard and Waterski Scotland if you fancy trying something different. There is a lovely walk around the loch and The Loch Cafe offers a welcome refreshment with a lovely view.
Deep Sea World at South Queensferry is all under cover and a great trip beneath the sea to meet all creatures great and small.
Use Craigduckie as a base to explore Scotland we are perfectly located to access central Scotland and have loads of great days out on our door step. Some of our favourites are:
The Kelpies, Falkirk (40 minutes drive) We love the park here and The Kelpies themselves are quite spectacular. Don't forget towels and a change for the kids as there is a splash play area!
Blair Drummond Safari Park, Stirling (45 minutes drive) An awesome family day out - something for everyone!
Briarlands Farm (45 minutes drive) Jumping pillow, football golf, cable ride, go karts, tractors and an adventure play area with a great cafe to top off the day! You are sure to leave with exhausted children.
Edinburgh (45 minute drive) (also regular buses and trains from close by) Loads of museums, shops, pubs, restaurants, an amazing atmosphere and not to forget - a castle!
The Wallace Monument, Scotland (40 minutes drive) great place to visit on a clear day with amazing panoramic views.
Stirling Castle (45 minutes drive) a great day out for the whole family with breathtaking views.