Land yachting at Blown Away, West Sands, St Andrews

Land yachting at Blown Away, West Sands, St Andrews

Despite a shaky start to the season weather-wise, the summer is at last well underway and with it as always come lots of things to do and see around the area. Here is a comprehensive round-up of events for all the family to enjoy during the school holidays.

The St Andrews Aquarium

This fabulous attraction is open all year round except for the Christmas and New Year weeks, but when the school holidays have begun, and the kids are already bored, why not treat them to a day out at the Aquarium. From black tip sharks to piranhas, seahorses and penguins you can see the most fearsome, exotic and cute creatures of the sea.

The St Andrews Treasure Trail

More excitement for kids from the age of six can be had with this event, which sees children taking on the role of pirate, spy or mystery hunter to follow a self-guided treasure trail. Following clear directions takes you on a tour of certain buildings, sculptures and monuments in the hunt for clues. There are no prizes save the knowledge that when you check your answers online you’ll know that you have completed your mission successfully!

East Sands Leisure Centre

If the weather takes a turn for the worse and let’s face it, it frequently does, why not enjoy a family day at the East Sands Leisure Centre which is situated conveniently just over a mile from the centre of St Andrews. While the kids wear themselves out on the giant flume slides or the aqua run inflatable assault course the adults can relax with a snack or meal in the onsite restaurant. The centre opens until 10pm on weekdays and 5pm at weekends.

Scotland’s Secret Nuclear Bunker

This is possibly one of the most interesting places you could ever visit and of course it is all indoors, much of it deep underground. The decommissioned nuclear command centre provides an extensive insight into how preparations were made during the cold war era should the unthinkable occur. You will be fascinated to see what was in those days the latest technology and equipment.

St Andrews Links Golfing

Many come to St Andrews to enjoy a round of golf on one of the immaculate greens. St Andrews is renowned all over the world for the quality of its golf links. Whether you just want to play a leisurely round or you are looking for expert tuition from the resident PGA qualified instructors who utilise cutting edge coaching methods to help you improve your game, what better place could there be?

Craigtoun Park Trip

This is happening on Wednesday July 24th and all afternoon you can take a leisurely trip around the Park on one of the tiny trains.

St Andrews Farmers Market

Taking place on the 25th from 12.30pm to 5.00pm in the Market Square this is the perfect opportunity to stock up on the best of local produce whilst enjoying traditional music from local classical violinist Katherine Moller.

With lots of things to do and see this July in St Andrews, there’s really no reason not to get out and have a great summer!

Why not stay with us and experience our amazing Coach Houses, or take our lodge with it’s private hot tub for that extra dab of luxury. More at https://www.standrewscoachhouses.co.uk/

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