Why Choose an Apartment in Scotland when Traveling With Kids

  • Posted: Jun 24, 2014
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kitchenWhether you are going on a romantic getaway, a family vacation, a business trip, or a short trip to Scotland with friends, careful planning is essential to ensure the success of your holiday. Planning becomes even more vital when you are travelling with kids. Contrary to what most people believe, kids also have their own needs which when ignored can ruin your entire holiday. Among the many decisions you will make while planning you family holiday, finding accommodations is usually at the top of the list. In the past, travellers never looked beyond hotels but nowadays, the trend of renting holiday apartments is picking up fast. Below are reasons why renting a holiday apartment is the ideal choice when you are travelling with children.

Plenty Of Space

Holiday apartments in Scotland not only have more space than hotel rooms but they have real living space. A typical holiday apartment comes with a living room, dining area, kitchen, and bedrooms, all of which are fully furnished. Holiday apartments give you and your kids plenty of space to sit and relax together, watch TV, and even play games. There are times during vacations when you prefer to sit and relax indoors but keeping children still can be difficult. Holiday apartments can come in handy during such instances. The space of the apartment allows you to stay at one corner of the apartment and relax while the children entertain themselves with watching TV or playing games in the rest of the house.


Holiday apartments offer you more privacy than hotel rooms thus allowing you and the kids more freedom to live as you please. With a holiday apartment, you have the entire house to yourself unlike in hotels where you encounter people everywhere, be it in the hotel’s lobby, laundry area, or hallways. Also with a holiday apartment, you do not have to worry about interruptions from a room cleaner when you prefer to be alone. You can either do the cleaning yourself or have a cleaning person come in at a time that is convenient for you.

Readily Available Food

Children rarely stay still especially when they are on vacation due to the excitement of travelling. All the running and jumping around both indoors and outdoors gets the kids hungry pretty quickly. Heading out to a restaurant every time the kids are hungry can be quite cumbersome hence the importance of a kitchen. Having a kitchen enables you to whoop up something very quickly when the kids want to eat. What’s more, you can stock up on healthy snacks such as fruits and yoghurt, which the children can have whenever they want. Having a kitchen also saves you from always eating out throughout your entire vacation thus saving you a lot of money. You can set up a schedule where you can have home cooked breakfast and dinner and only eat at restaurants during the day when you are out exploring and sightseeing.

Finally, a holiday apartment in Scotland costs less than a hotel room especially when you are travelling with your family. For instance, if you are travelling in a group of 6 people, renting a holiday apartment will be a whole lot cheaper than renting 3 hotel rooms during your stay.

This article was written by Finela Monroe. Finela is an avid traveler who loves to write travel related articles that offer advice to vacationers. If you are planning on travelling to the UK, Finela recommends you rent Edinburgh Pearl Apartments which are at a great location.