For those of you with kids that would appreciate play areas, here's a few tips
There are two play areas in Pittencrief park at the NW corner.
We also use
Playplanet in Dalgety Bay - http://www.theplayplanet.co.uk/
Ceramic Experience - http://www.theceramicexperience.co.uk/branch_dunfermline.htm
Carnegie Leisure Centre - http://www.fifedirect.org.uk/atoz/index.cfm?fuseaction=facility.display&facid=4638C4F6-E7FE-C7EA-044F6E0536353DE7
There's a soft play at the Crooked Glen - http://www.brewersfayre.co.uk/brewersfayre/our-pubs/edinburgh/the-crooked-glen.html
Nearest beach is Silver Sands in Aberdour which also has a cafe
Lochore Country Park - http://www.fifedirect.org.uk/atoz/index.cfm?fuseaction=facility.display&facid=0B6823E1-ACDA-943D-A0D046DA0CD23C31
Deep Sea World (had an annual pass and visited lots of times so happy to answer questions) - http://www.deepseaworld.com/
- School Holidays
- Family Travel
A place for memories
Loch Leven lies not in Fife but in the neighbouring county of Perth & Kinross. On summer days in my childhood with my sisters and later as a young teenager with my now husband, we used to scramble up Benarty Hill and down the other side to lovely Loch Leven. Little has changed, the loch is still a place of beauty surrounded by the Lomond Hills, you can still catch a glimpes of the tiny island where Elizabeth l imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots. What has changed however is we didn't scramble over the hill but took the road by car. Now you can visit the island by boat (summer only) to see the tiny prison. Today you will also find Vale Farm a bird watchers paradise run by the RSPB who are in direct opposition to the boat trips - the protected birdlife nest and breed on the island if too many tourists take the trip the consequences for the bird life is grim and I feel the tiny island will have lost its romance.
- Road Trip
- Hiking and Walking
The Little Village which disappeared
Having some time left after re discovering Dunfermline, the sun continued to shine, we decided to visit Glencraig the tiny village where I was born. Travelling the few miles through long forgotten towns which haven't changed or improved we came to the sign post 'Welcome to Glencraig'. There was never much in the village but today there are only two houses remaining. What a surprse met our eyes this area has seen happy changes from the scars left by coal mining, transformed into Lochore Medows Country Park. The pit bings which ringed the villages have long since been removed, replaced over time by some serious tree planting and the addition of a little sandy beach on the shore of Loch Ore. The country park offeres lots of activiities for all, an adventure playground for children, visitor's centre and cafe, fishing, horse riding from the stables and for me long walks around the beautiful loch shore. The tribute to the Mary Pit Head now incast in concrete to protect the steel structure and the little coal engine are a lasting reminder to the past and its people remembered now in a place of great beauty.
- Road Trip
- Historical Travel
The last Kingdom O' Fife
When you visit Dunfermline you must go and walk in Pittencrieff Park, it is a joy to behold, something for everyone, after all it is Carnegie / Robert the Bruce country.
Nearby is the Knockhill race track which is sometimes used by the celeb's.
Townhill Loch, is the local watersports centre.
The Andrew Carnegie Museum, is the actual cottage where he was born.
- Family Travel
- Water Sports
Take a trip out to the Isle of May. The boat leaves from Anstruther harbour daily from may to October. The Isle of May has high vertical cliffs with large numbes of seabirds. The island is rough and there are no trees on it, but you can walk along paths without problems. The trip allows you about 2 hours on the island with the chance of seeing Kittiwakes, Razorbills, Guillemots and Shags on the cliffs. Inland there are thousands of nesting Puffins. Around the island is a colony of Grey Seals. On the island is also the remains of a 12th century monastery. Remains of human occupation going back more than 2,000 years have been found. There is only 1 sailing per day so booking is necessary.
Among the old buildings and the cobbled streets of this Royal Burgh on the River Forth you can relive the life of the 16th and 17th century. There is a refurbished palace and garden which date back to 1597. An exhibition and video in the Town house show something of the burgh’s 400 year history. It is a charming little place.
Off the A985
12 miles west of the Forth Road Bridge Fife
- Family Travel