The Scottish Highlands is third in the UK’s greenest outdoor area for children. Do you think it deserves this accolade?
Childcare and education expert Little Ones London has announced their results from extensive research, analysing TripAdvisor’s ratings and reviews of a vast selection of the UK’s best child-friendly outdoor locations. We are excited to unveil the ten regions with the best green spaces for children, including the stunning Scottish Highlands which came in third place.
With 13 green outdoor venues for children in the Scottish Highlands and 2,407 Tripadvisor reviews, it is clear to see what attracts families to the region. This is the perfect place for a road-trip and the mountainous area offers young ones five Nature and Wildlife Areas to explore, two national parks, two bodies of water, a forest, garden, hiking trail and a park.
There are so many awesome places to stay too – whether you go camping, stay in a hotel, lodge, caravan or something else! Remember if you do go camping, you’ll need to bring a really good first aid kit too as well as plenty of warm clothing and blankets as it can get pretty cold in the highlands even in Summer (though absolutely stunning too).
Highland Titles and Nature Reserve attracted the most reviews of 488. Visitors to the nature and wildlife area describe the experience as “a brilliant tour”, “a great day out”, and a “great experience.”
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The study reveals Cumbria, England, as the greenest area for children with the most natural venues – 15 in total. The area boasts of five bodies of water, four hiking trails, five nature and wildlife areas, and a national park, all kid-friendly. It might be quite different to a trip to London but it can be one of the most loveliest places to be especially when the weather is a bit brighter.
It recorded 5,527 reviews for all its 15 spaces, with Catbells Lakeland Walk attracting the most at 1,687. A visitor commented, “Great walk, took 8-year-old and 10-year-old who loved the scrambling near the top, can do a circular walk back to the car parked on the road away from double yellows.” It is also popularly mentioned for “family walk.”
Commenting on the study, a spokesperson from Little Ones London said,
“The UK is home to so much beautiful nature, and it’s great to see so many areas that offer families with little ones the opportunity to explore beautiful parks, wildlife areas and nature trails. In an increasingly tech-obsessed world, these spaces are a great way to disconnect from the internet and reconnect with nature.”
The study was conducted by Little Ones London, the UK’s leading Nanny, Childcare and Domestic Placement Provider.