10 summer holiday activities for families in Linlithgow

With the school summer holidays already underway, you may be struggling to keep the kids entertained.

Thursday, 4th July 2019, 5:28 pm
Have you done all these things in Linlithgow?
Have you done all these things in Linlithgow?

Here are 10 activities for families that you can do in Linlithgow.

Take the chance to explore the magnificent ruins of a great royal Palace, which is also set in its own park, beside Linlithgow Loch. It was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Kirkgate, Linlithgow
Soak up the history of Linlithgow at this museum that covers the likes of Mary Queen of Scots, Battle of Linlithgow Bridge, and the first recorded assassination, all with interactive exhibitions and artefacts. High St, Linlithgow
With this spy trail you're required to solve a devious plot using hints, tips and clues hidden all over town. Download the PDF guide for 6.99 from Treasuretrails.co.uk and get your deerstalker and magnifying glass at the ready.
One of three country parks in West Lothian, Beecraigs is 370 hectares of ground which is home to activities such as an adventure play area, animal attractions, and the Visitor Centre. Linlithgow, West Lothian
With the Linlithgow Canal Centre, you and the family can take a boat tour and explore Linlithgow from the canal. Alternatively, explore the canal at your own pace aboard their self-drive hire boat. Manse Road Basin, Linlithgow
You'll be asked to abandon your modern tools and be transported back to the days of yore. You and your team will then have 60 minutes to escape using the clues provided. Perfect for those 12+. 18 High Street, Linlithgow
With CPS activities, you can choose between a number of exciting activities, including indoor and outdoor climbing, mountaineering, archery and axe throwing. Perfect for thrill seekers. 72 Burghmuir Ct, Linlithgow
If you have younger kids, get down to Play Bugs, where you'll find a fantastic soft play area. Equipped with a cafe as well, you can grab a coffee whilst the little ones go crazy. Mill Road Industrial Estate, Linlithgow
Blackness Castle is a must see to experience history in the present day. It has served as a film location, most notably for the Mel Gibson-starring version of Hamlet in 1990. Blackness, near Linlithgow
A unique landmark building at the heart of the town, the Burgh halls now act as a multi-functional venue, with features like an art gallery, workshops and talks, as well as a cafe and garden. The Cross, Linlithgow