Family Days Out in FifeSt Andrews is one of the richest areas in Scotland for family activities and days out, all within easy reach of Rufflets hotel. Below are some of the more popular choices.
Cairnie Fruit Farm & Outdoor Maze
Tel: 01334 655610
A great family day out. In the summer (July to September) children can enjoy Scotland's largest outdoor maze, trampolines, go-karts, flying fox, face painting or even help the adults pick fruit from the farm. Highly recommended.
Scotland's Secret Bunker, St Andrews
Tel: 01333 310301
Scotland's best kept secret for over 40 years, Hidden beneath an innocent Scottish Farmhouse, a tunnel leads to, Scotland's Secret Bunker. 24,000 square feet of Secret accommodation. the size of two football pitches, one on top of another, 100 feet underground. Had there been a Nuclear War, this is where Scotland would have been Governed from.
British Golf Museum
Tel: 01334 460046
Where better to find out about golf than in St. Andrews, the home of golf. Using diverse displays and exciting interactives, the Museum tells the story of British golf from its origins in the middle ages through to the present day.
We explore the players, tournaments and equipment, both past and present, which help to make golf the game it is today... the museum will offer a 10% reduction on entry prices for Rufflets residents.
Scottish Fisheries Museum
Tel: 01333 310628
Situated on the harbour front in Anstruther, in the heart of the Fife fishing community, the Scottish Fisheries Museum tells the story of fishing in Scotland and its people, from earliest times to the present.
Tel: 01333 330 962
Elie Watersports is situated in the popular holiday resort of Elie in Fife. The sandy curve of Elie Bay encloses a wonderful expanse of sheltered water, making it the finest setting for beginners wishing to sail on Scotland's East Coast.
The Activities offered by Elie Watersports can be participated in on a casual basis with or without instruction or in the form of more structured courses working towards National Governing body qualifications.
Fife Animal Park
Tel: 01337 831830
Come along to the Animal Park, situated in the Fife countryside, here you will truly discover a gem! Have you ever cuddled a skunk? Seen the smallest cattle in Fife? Handfed a zebra, or been asked for kisses by an Australian cockatoo - well you can here!
As well as these animals you can also see: alpacas, aquatics, birds of prey, capybara, cattle, cats, chinchillas, chipmunks, deer, dogs, donkeys, emus, ferrets, fox, goats, guinea-pigs, lambs, lemurs, mara, meerkats, mice, monkeys, parrots, pheasants, pigs, pigeons, ponies, porcupines, rabbits, raccoons, reindeer, reptiles, rhea, sheep, skunks, squirrels, wallabies and zebras!
R.R.S Discovery, Dundee
Tel: 01382 201245
This is the story of the RSS Discovery from her beginnings in Dundee and Captain Scott's remarkable Antarctic expedition, through her long ocean-going career until her final journey home. Find out about life on board and the essential design features that allowed her to survive the extreme polar conditions. Explore Discovery for yourself with an area-by-area tour of the ship.
The Scottish Deer Centre & Rankeilour Park, Cupar
Tel: 01337 810391
The Scottish Deer Centre is home to over 140 deer, of which there are nine species. Each species has their own individual field or paddock. Visitors can enjoy ranger tours, dramatic bird of prey demonstrations, treetop walkway, viewing platforms and scenic pathways.
There are three European wolves and visitors can view them being fed each day. There is also an adventure playground for children to enjoy. Here you can also experience courtyard shopping and Falconry. There is something here for everyone whatever age.
Normal Family ticket costs £23.00, but for Rufflets residents children go free with adults paying £7.95.
The St Andrews Aquarium, St Andrews
Tel: 01334 474786
Nestled amongst the town's dramatic north facing cliffs, with stunning views of the famous west sands and St Andrews bay, St Andrews Aquarium boasts one of the finest locations in the historic town.
Step through our doors and you will be transported into an underwater world of adventure. You will come face to face with some of the most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous creatures of the watery worlds.
From native sharks to seahorses, lobsters to lionfish, poison dart frogs to piranhas...... and not to forget our loveable seals.