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hat do you look for when choosing your family holiday? A beach on your doorstep? The flexibility of self-catering accommodation with the convenience of family friendly bars and eateries nearby? How about a safe environment for the kids to explore (just like the old days) - oh, and reasonable prices too? Definitely! Throw in beautiful scenery, a dollop of culture, a mix of activities and this is starting to sound like the type of quality down time many families crave. The good news is that you don’t have to travel far to enjoy all of this and more. Say goodbye to the stress of the airport, bid farewell to delays and car hire queues. It’s au revoir to unpredictable exchange rates and a big hello to family holidays and great days out closer to home. Abbeyford Leisure’s award-winning holiday parks tick all the right boxes for families. Peppered along the East Neuk of Fife their parks can be reached within just an hour and a half’s drive of Edinburgh. Family friendly Elie Holiday Park, for example, is a real hidden gem and offers a fine selection of holiday home accommodation nestled either behind the beach, or close to forest walks with spectacular meadow views (look out for deer and inquisitive red squirrels). It’s also home to the impressive (free) Robinson Crusoe Adventure Park, the superb Kincraig View Restaurant and popular Mirador Café, which serves some of the best barista coffee in the Kingdom. Come for the day and you’ll want to stay longer.


✔ The best beaches

✔ Great play park

✔ Bar, restaurant & café

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