East Lothian has long been a land of discovery and adventures. Here are a few suggestions that will entertain and some will get the heart rate going..not that the kids will mind!
“This is a brilliant place that can’t fail to please. We took their RIB boat trip out to the Bass Rock and Craigleith to see all the seabirds. The puffins were fantastic and the gannets of the Bass Rock incredible, something like 83,000 breeding pairs, amazing!!! Then back at the Centre, we could watch them all again on the live cams.”
“A fascinating, hands-on experience that will provide hours of interest. Interactive opportunities to please everyone of all ages, including zoom-in cameras to watch seabirds and their young. Easy to understand displays. Excellent cafe on the site.”
The Museum of Flight at East Fortune is another of the great day adventures. Here you take a walk through an amazing array of aircraft from the famous Concorde to the Comet and many others. There are walking and riding airfield tours, you can take a helicopter ride and if you are visiting in July the East Fortune Airshow is a highlight.
Foxlake is a brand new adventure park already winning awards for the unique action it brings to East Lothian. It is Scotland’s first cable water Ski park and the kids are just enthralled with it. Its like water skiing except you are towed by cable and its all wakeboards which are easier to ride. It’s fun for all the family. It is not just a Cable park either – There are an array of different attractions including The Foxfall Ropes Course and Rebbot Disc Golf. If you are staying during school holidays the kids will want to be there every day.
FatBike Tour offers visitors a new, innovative way to experience the coast and access deserted bays, shipwrecks and ancient clifftop castles that would otherwise take hours of trudging. Plus… they’re fantastic fun! Often just the act of floating over the pebbles and sand is enough to put a permanently wide grin on our customers’ faces, never mind the scenery and history!
The ‘fatbikes’ are Surly Pugsley’s. These were actually designed initially to cope with the harsh, snowy winters of the American far north. The supersize tyres and wheels provide huge levels of flotation, which in snowy conditions provides fantastic grip and traction while floating over the top of the snow. This same principle applies to riding on the sand, and we have therefore adapted the bike in order to give us the ultimate coastal riding steed!
From the boat, you will have the opportunity to view seabirds, seals and very occasionally the odd dolphin or whale. The experience of viewing The Bass Rock up close and 100,000 birds is stunning and beautiful.