Some child friendly activities to do on Skye


Travelling with children brings its challenges but bringing them to experience the Isle of Skye is something they will remember for ever. Below are just a few child friendly activities that you might find useful.

The Fairy Pools

This is a relatively easy walk along the river Brittle with waterfalls and large pools, making it a great child friendly activity. Some visitors have been known to swim in the pools, but take care if you do. There is a pay and display, community run, car park with toilet facilities.

A view up to the Cuillin Ridge with the Fairy pools in the fore a child friendly walk

Glenbrittle Beach

If you carry on down the road from the Fairy Pools you will come to Glenbrittle Beach. There is parking just before the entrance to the campsite. Children love running along the shore, plenty of space to fly a kite or go for a paddle.

Why not walk up through the dune to the cafe on the campsite, you won’t be disappointed.

Staffin Beach

The beach is child friendly and offers a sandy area with cliffs, a rocky area with tidal pools for exploring, and dinosaur footprints. It’s a great place for children to play and on a good day go for a paddle too. Remember to check the tide times as the beach gets completley covered at high tide. You can check tide times here

After exploring why not go to get something to eat at The Hungry Gull at Staffin Hall.

A walk along the Quiraing

The walk is child friendly but it maybe for children who are good walkers. The walk is relatively level but the path can narrow in places. For those who perhaps would find it a little difficult it is still worth a visit as they will definitely enjoy the spectacular view.

A child friendly walk along to the otter hide in Kylerhea

If you visit the south of the island a drive to Kylerhea is worth the detour. The single track road has some spectacular views. The walk to the hide is well signposted and there is level car parking. The path is child friendly as it is flat and suitable for all. It is a great place to spot wildlife so remember your binoculars.

Whilst in Kylerhea why not drive to the bottom of the road and take a trip on the ferry over to Glenelg. The kids will love it. Look out for seals as you cross.

The Museum of Island Life

The Museum is in Kilmuir at the North of the island. Child friendly, it gives a glimpse of what life would have been like living in the black houses. They get to explore the past, I wonder if they would like to go back to those days?

Fancy a play in the park?

There are two good play parks. One in Edinbane with a good mix of wooden equipment and another at Sligachan which has a zip wire.

Find more about activities by visiting our website – Fun activities to enjoy on Skye

Rainy day activity

Sometimes, even with wet weather gear, it is nice to have a rainy day option. Why not see what is on at the cinema LAS in Portree. They even have events on in the evening that may be of interest to you too. Find our more here . Also within the building is The Isle of Skye Candle Co and Gasta where you can get freshly made pizzas and drinks.

5 things to do within 10 miles of Millburn


Things to do whilst staying at Millburn

Looking for things to do on Skye isn’t difficult. But one of the things we have become aware of talking to our guests is how difficult it can be to decide where to stay on the island to visit these places. The island might look relatively small on a map but you have to take into account the many single track roads, other road users and of course the fact the roads have to go around all the majestic mountains. We have made a list of our five favourite places to visit within ten miles of Millburn. Places recommended by guests too.

Things to do number 1

An imposing picture of the outside of Dunvegan Castle and entrance
Dunvegan Castle and Gardens

Dunvegan Castle is 2 miles from Millburn, a 25 minute level walk. You can find out more about it on our History of the Island page. There is an Association of Clan MacLeods societies, who link MacLeods across the world. The World Gathering, ‘Parliament’, of the Clan MacLeod takes place in Dunvegan every four years and the next is 23rd – 29th July 2022. This should be an interesting week here in Dunvegan. You can find out more about the Society here. After enjoying your tour around the castle why not book a table at The Dunvegan Hotel.

Things to do number 2

Coral Beach

Coral Beach is 5 miles up the road from Millburn. It is a relatively easy walk with only one small hill to walk over. You can find out more about it in our Five Favourite Day Walks. The scenery is stunning, whatever the weather. You can see some great sun sets from the beach too.

Things to do number 3

Skyeskyns logo

SkyeSkyns is 8 miles away, Find out how sheep skins are prepared to make rugs. Call into the gallery and see the different varieties of sheep skins there are. In the summer months they have a Yurt café too. Sit inside or out and enjoy the stunning views across to the Outer Hebrides. Whilst in this area why not continue along to Geary and visit Donnie’s Tablet Shed. Then on you way back go down the hill to Stein and look out to sea or grab a bite to eat at Paul Rankin’s Stein Inn.

Things to do number 4

Neist Point

Neist Point is 10 miles from Millburn. You travel through the picturesque village of Glendale to get there where you will find Café Lephin. Well worth a stop as you are passing. The views from the lighthouse are spectacular. On a clear night you can watch the sun setting over the Outer Hebrides.

Things to do number 5

Skye Silver and Skye Weavers

Skye Silver is 5 1/2 miles from Millburn on the road out to Glendale. Set in an old school house it is a lovely place to visit with some unique designs. Good for a rainy day. Skye Weavers is a little farther on along the same road, 6 miles from Millburn An intriguing use of pedal power to power their looms. Weaving a variety of woollen items. definitely worth a visit.



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