Cheap weekend breaks for families in Scotland

Full Guide 2023

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Scotland is a highly chosen holiday place for families for its plethora of activities and landscapes available for every age.

From fishing lakes to seaside villages, Scotland has something to offer for the whole family.

Here we put together a hand-picked list of the best Cheap weekend breaks for families in Scotland for an easy find and booking process.

Best cheap weekends breaks for families in Scotland

McCaig’s Studio

In Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland and the perfect base to explore the Isles, this cosy studio can sleep a family for a short break.

High standards facilities distinguished this cabin, offering a fully equipped kitchen, a sofa bed, a double bed and a luxurious en-suite with a shower.

Visitors can reach the town within a short walk from the private garden.

It is an hour’s drive away from Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain.

Stunning Apartment

This affordable apartment is a great base to explore Fife with your family and a furry friend.

It is a self-catering accommodation with all the comforts of a home comprising one bedroom, a living room with a sofa bed, and a kitchen with a dining table.

Completing the holiday rental, there is an enclosed garden outdoors where guests can relax in the seating space or have a barbecue.

Pubs and restaurants are within walking distance.

A-Wave From It All

Located in a holiday park between the city of Aberdeen and the fishing town of Montrose, this holiday home is a perfect base to explore the Scottish Highlands and the coast.

It features two bedrooms and an open living area with a kitchen, dining table and sofa beds. 

Wander along miles of unspoilt sandy beaches and dramatic coastline, picturesque little villages surrounded by an abundance of activities in the local area, including fishing, golf, paddle boarding and cycling.

Cheap (but still very good) cottages and apartments for a family weekend break in Scotland

Apartment 2

On the outskirts of Lerwick, in Upper Baila, we found a semi-detached two-storey house accommodating a big group of up to seven people with private parking.

In the quiet residential area, the lodge comprises a kitchen, a dining, a living space, three double bedrooms, a single bedroom, a bathroom with a shower and a second one with a bath.

Guests that stayed here particularly enjoyed the hill walks and the closed beach of Bain’s Beach within walking distance.

If you are looking for a cheap family break, check it out!


Tig Cottage

Nestled in Southern Ayrshire, between unspoilt woodland and a calming river, Tig Cottage is a unique chalet on which to base your family holidays for an affordable price.

Characterized by quirky interiors, this self-catering cottage has all the comforts of a home counting two bedrooms, a modern kitchen, a living room with a fireplace and a private enclosed outdoor space.

The ideal location permits easy access to the mysterious rugged coastline, rolling hills, historic homes, and castles of Ayrshire and the Scottish Southern Uplands.

Portrush Ground Floor Apt

Only a short distance from the centre of the seaside town of Portrush, we found a pet-friendly ground-floor flat for a low price short family holiday.

Fully equipped with modern facilities, this lodging boasts a private garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue to relax outdoors.

With only one bedroom, a modern kitchen, and a bathroom, it can sleep four guests thanks to the sofa bed in the lounge area.

Wick Holiday Home

We found a two-bedroom cottage in Wick with great off-site fishing spots and many more activities for the whole family.

Inside you’ll have high-standard facilities, including an open living area with sofas, a dining table, and an equipped kitchen.

Enjoy archery, walking tours, and horse riding, and with the beach nearby, you can try a plethora of watersports.

For more similar options, see our list of fishing lodges with hot tubs in Scotland!

Ramblers Rest

Ideal base for sports lovers wishing to climb the nearby 10 Munro Mountains, this one-bedroom apartment is set in Kirriemuir.

A comfortable double bed with a sofa bed can sleep a total of six guests, complete with a cosy fireplace in the living room, an equipped kitchen and a family bathroom.

A nearby point of interest is Glamis Castle and many activities for the whole family.  

The Old Chemist

The Old Chemist is a charming one-bedroom apartment in the picturesque village of Cullen.

One double bed and a sofa bed can comfortably accommodate a family with children and provide them with a cozy place to stay on their budget-friendly break.

Visitors particularly liked the unique and alternative design of the fully equipped kitchen connected to the spacious living room.

The Lookout

Boasting unspoiled sea views, we present the Lookout on the waterfront in central Helensburgh.

A large open plan living room, with a dining area and fully fitted modern kitchen, welcome you inside with two bedrooms and a family bathroom with bath.

Providing free parking, the flat is in a position giving excellent views of the river Clyde, Inverclyde, and the Rosneath peninsula.

Visitors particularly enjoyed hiking, exploring the beach, and practising watersports. 

In House Garden Flat

Located in the centre of Castle Douglas, In House Garden is a spacious flat with a private garden.

The living room with a fireplace is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring. 

Comprehending two bedrooms, a kitchen and a modern bathroom, the space is a self-catering home. 

Outdoor in the garden, guests can enjoy alfresco dining and the barbecue.


The Haven

Luxurious interiors characterise this self-efficient accommodation for six people settled in a central location in Greenock

Clean and new furniture is what guests first noticed in the home, complete with three bedrooms, a living room with sofas, a dining table and smart tv, a fully equipped modern kitchen and a spacious bathroom with a bath and shower.

Close to town you’ll find pubs, restaurants and shops for every taste. 

Spacious Two Bedroom Home

In the centre of Cullen, this spacious two bedrooms holiday home offers a comfy space for a family looking for a relaxing and low-price break in Scotland.

Including all equipped self-catering facilities, the home features direct views of the city and the sea steps away from the accommodation. 

Easily reached by walking, the city centre provides a variety of pubs and restaurants, plus great walks to explore the area.

Emahroo Cullen

Emahroo Cullen is a dog-friendly lodging in an excellent area in Cullen with loads to do around town and surroundings.

With all the comforts of a home, the renovated two bedrooms flat presents quirky interiors, with a unique fireplace in the living room and a modern bathroom with a bath. 

Nearby there is Sandend Beach, off-site fishing, bowling, hiking and more.


Ardconnel Apartment

Moving on, we have Ardconnel Apartment in the city centre of Inverness for a cosy family break in Scotland.

Featuring a pavement patio with alfresco dining furniture, the holiday flat includes one bedroom with a double bed, a living room with a fireplace, a sofa bed, a dining table, a kitchen and a bathroom.
With the city centre just a few minutes’ walk, visitors can find many shops, restaurants and local pubs.

Cheap caravan homes for a family weekend break in Scotland

Beautiful 2-Bed Static caravan

Next on the list of family-friendly, affordable short holidays, we found a two-bedroom static caravan on Monrieth Sands holiday park, boasting direct sea and mountain views in Newton Stewart.

Perfect to unwind and relax in a secluded area near the Galloway coast; this caravan has an open space living plan with a lounge area, a kitchen and a dining table. 

Activities in the vicinities comprehend hiking, fishing and canoeing.

If you’re looking for a different adventure, check out our treehouse cabins in Scotland!

Hollies Retreat

Set in Silver Sands Camping & Caravan Holidays Moray Firth, Hollies Retreat offers a comfortable home with adjacent activities to entertain the whole family within walking distance from the beach in Lossiemouth.

Comprehending two bedrooms, the interiors provide a full en-suite bathroom and a second half bathroom, a spacious living space with a sofa bed, a fitted kitchen, and a cosy fireplace.

The sauna, the mini golf and the swimming pool are just some of the leisure available at the resort. 




Three Bed Static Caravan

In Saltcoats, Ayrshire, we are looking at another family-friendly inexpensive caravan in the Parkdean resort. 

Inside can sleep between six and eight people. It is a self-catering cabin with a kitchen, a living space, a dining table, a full bathroom and a small patio.

On the ground of the resort guests can find a restaurant, bars, a laundrette, a children’s playground, a swimming pool and arcades

Unique and inexpensive accomodations for a family weekend break in Scotland

Macbeth's Hillock

With Macbeth’s Hillock, we have a luxurious yet affordable glamping accommodation for an adventure with the family to reconnect with nature and escape the busy city life in the countryside beside the border between the Scottish Highlands and Moray Speyside.

Each glamping cabin has a kitchen area, table and stools, an en-suite, and three beds; a double and two singles.

To make the most of the outdoors, a picnic table, a fire pit with seating, and barbecues are on site.

Related: Glamping with hot tubs in Scotland.

Drumshademuir Caravan & Camping Park

For the more adventurous families looking for a break from the city, we present an attractive glamping option in the stunning Angus countryside.

With all the luxuries of a home, the pod comprises two double beds, two single beds, and a tiny kitchenette corner.

Heated toilet and shower facilities, including an accessible shower room, dishwashing area and laundry, are located in the campground in a shared facility.

On-site, there is a restaurant and bar and, for the young ones, a children’s playground.

The Fishing Boat

Sitting in Seton Sands Holiday Village, we present an excellent option for a cheap weekend break for families in East Lothian.

Sleeping eight people with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the caravan boasts a spacious living area with sofas and a kitchen.

At the park, guests can access many facilities, including a pool, a bar, an arcade, etc. 

Thanks to its ideal location, there are miles of sandy beaches to explore just steps away from the resort. 


  • How can I get more information about the family friendly accommodation in Scotland?

    To book your chosen lodging that best fits your requirements, you must click on the More information tab, and you will be directly connected to the accommodation booking page.

  • Is there any cheap break for families with BBQ facilities in Scotland?

    Yes, there are a few good choices of family-friendly cheap weekend breaks in Scotland, including an on-site fire pit or BBQ facilities; most offer a private patio with your outdoor furniture. But we always recommend contacting the owner before booking to double-check.

  • Are cheap breaks for families in Scotland accepting a pet?

    Many sites allow one or more pets at the properties, and most will ask for a small fee to bring your friend. You can check out the lists above for some pet-friendly lodging options, but always contact the property owner for certainty.

  • Can you park at or near the properties in Scotland?

    Almost every rental accommodation in Scotland offers free parking on-site for at least one vehicle. However, it is always best to contact the property in advance to see the availability.