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5 ways to holiday in South East Scotland


Whatever you’re looking for on your next holiday, you’re sure to find it in South East Scotland. Choose from stunning coastal holiday parks, or countryside locations. With something to suit all needs, party sizes, and budgets, discover 5 different ways you can holiday in South East Scotland.

1. Fun-filled family time

When going away with the family, Thurston Manor Leisure Park in East Lothian is the perfect choice for you.

We’re committed to making your holiday the best it can be, no matter your age. Our fantastic entertainment schedule has something to suit everyone, from toddlers to grown-ups.

Tots Breaks are specialised holidays for toddlers under 4. Let your little one play and grow through our activities designed especially for them, available at exclusive park locations. New activities for 2024 include Crazy Carts, Excited Explorers, and Puppet Playtime with our new friend, Sonny Day. He’s bright, warm, and kind, and he can’t wait to meet you. Plus, with our heated indoor pool, it’s the perfect opportunity to teach your tot to swim.

Our resident foxes, Vinnie and Violet, are sure to bring a smile to your child’s face! Join them during the day and early evening for pop parties, explore nature during Top Fox Adventures, and get moving during ACTIV8.

For older kids and teens, we have a games arcade full of all-time favourites, plus outdoor adventures like inflatable Body Zorbing and Foam Dart Thunder – the ultimate Nerf battle. There’s so much to get involved in, you’ll never hear the words “I’m bored!”

Don’t worry grown-ups, we haven’t forgotten about you. Our dazzling evening entertainment includes live performances from our Verdant Vibes cast, games like cash prize bingo, and visiting live acts.

2. Romantic coastal retreats

When escaping with your other half, choosing the location is imperative. We recommend Pease Bay Leisure Park: a coastal paradise in Berwickshire. With the lovely beach right on your doorstep, you won’t have to travel far to enjoy a romantic stroll, a dip in the sea, and a picnic on the sand while watching the sunset. When it comes to date night, choose to enjoy some delicious, freshly-prepared food and drink in our Bar & Restaurant, or grab a bit to takeaway and have a night in your accommodation.

With a range of caravan and lodge accommodation to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect base at Pease Bay for your couples stay.

Couple on Pease Bay beach

3. A break with your four-legged friend

Why leave them behind, when you can bring them along to enjoy a fantastic holiday by the beach? Scoutscroft Leisure Park is only a short walk away from Coldingham Bay beach, where your pup will love running across the sand and paddling in the tide. There are also a whole range of dog walks in the local area to choose from.

After a day of stretching your legs, enjoy a refreshing drink in Crofters Bar, or a delicious meal in The Sands Bar & Grill, both of which have designated dog-friendly areas, so they can join in all the fun.

Dog walking in grass

4. Explore the great outdoors

When holidaying in Berwickshire, there’s so much adventure to be had! The area is a hotspot for water-sports, so whether you’re on avid surfer, or it’s your first time hitting the waves, there’s no better place to jump in.

Fancy a challenge? The 20-mile Harden Hills circular route is just 13 miles away from our Coldingham Bay Leisure Park. take to the hills and enjoy incredible views across the Scottish Borders, including the Cheviot Hills and the Eildon Hills.

For history fans, there’s plenty to explore. Known as ‘Castle County’, Berwickshire is home to numerous castles including Duns Castle and Hume Castle. We also offer discounts on many local attractions, such as the Scottish Seabird Centre and East Links Family Park.

5. Save it for a rainy day

We can’t always predict the weather in Britain. Whilst you don’t have to let the rain stop you from getting out and exploring, there might be some days where you look out the window and think: not today.

Thurston Manor Leisure Park is perfectly suited for indoor fun, we have a whole host of indoor facilities to keep you entertained:

  • Splash, swim, and play in our heated indoor swimming pool
  • Enjoy a tasty meal in our Bar & Restaurant
  • Have a blast in our games room and arcade

So now you know more about our parks, which is your perfect getaway?

Remember, you can also mix and match your holiday activities. Maybe on one day, you’d like to get out there and explore, and the next, you fancy a lazy day relaxing in your hot tub. Our parks provide a variety of accommodation, facilities, and activities to suit whatever holiday mood you're in.

Ready to visit us? Click here to book your break, or call our friendly Holidays Team on 03300 535 524.

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