Outdoor adventures in Shetland are easy to find, with so many natural attractions. At Sumburgh Head, children can get involved in wildlife spotting and download interactive activity sheets to complete during their visit. Taking the ferry to Mousa RSPB reserve is also quite an adventure and Mousa Broch, the best preserved of its kind in the world, is well worth a visit.
Shetland's natural landscape is ideal for exploring with children. There are so many rockpools, spectacular beaches and burns to be discovered. One of the most attractive beaches in Shetland is St Ninian’s – a sand tombolo which joins St Ninian’s Isle to the mainland and is brilliant for walks, barbecues, paddling and building sandcastles. For more inspiration, read our pick of Shetland's best beaches.
Or, if your kids like animals, visit a real Shetland working croft at Burland Croft Trail, on Tronda. Let the children feed the animals and learn more about this traditional lifestyle and native Shetland breeds.