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Family outdoor activities on Skye

Family oriented outdoor activities on Skye can be a challenge to organise. Mixing and matching different members needs is never easy – mum and a new born, dad and a boisterous toddler or youngster, parents with a mix of younger and older siblings. Whether your family is looking for a new activity or experience or want to “hone skills”, help is available. We have selected 3 options  for family outdoor activities that are easily accessible from the croft in Edinbane.

“Whitewave: Skye’s Outdoor Centre,” a small busy family run centre in Kilmuir, North Skye, offering outdoor activities – kayaking, canoeing, climbing and abseiling, mountain boarding, hill walking, crating and archery. Sessions are half day and are for all ages and abilities, safety is a priority.  You can mix and match,  so Dad and a “wee one” can “go tandem” in a canoe while Mum and an older sibling can “shred the croft” on a mountain board or get to grip with a rock climb http://white-wave.co.uk/or just call and ask – 0044 (0)1470 542 414

Skye Adventures –  are up for pretty much anything that is FUN. Their family packages guarantee a memorable day. Adventures can be adapted for the whole family to enjoy, whatever the mix of interests and ages. Coasteering, gorge walking and rock climbing can be adapted to allow everyone to take part at their own level. Experience suggests that hill walking and fishing make for fantastic shared and memorable experiences.

Mountain-based adventures run on an all-day basis. Up to 2 activities – say gorge walking and rock climbing  – can be matched to create a fun-packed day. Children should be over 10, and accompanied by at least one parent. All technical equipment is supplied, boots, waterproofs and warm clothing can also be made available. Rather than a set timetable, adventures run according to the wishes of each family. Activities are available year-round have a look at www.skyeadventure.co.uk or give them a call ! 0044 (0)7785 962391 or 0044 (0)7818 884609

Raasay Outdoor Centre – a 20 minute ferry trip from Skye will take you to the island of Raasay and Raasay House an 18th century mansion, now the home of Raasay Outdoor Centre. The centre is open year round and offers a range of family based activities; Climbing, Coasteering, Kayaking, Gorge Walking, Archery and Sailing.  Families can “mix and match” with a difference – If some want high adrenaline and others just want to “chill out” both can be catered for – the surroundings of Raasay house are stunning, the food in the café memorable. Packed lunches and bicycle hire are on offer www.raasay-house.co.uk  or give them a ring –0044 (0)1478 660 300 for a friendly chat.