Family life is quiet and peaceful in the North Highlands while still having plenty to offer. The area is one of contrasts – from living in the heart of a town or village to the community spirit of country living.
On several occasions, it’s been commented how lovely it is to walk around a town or village and have passers by say ‘hello’ or have a quick chat about the weather. To us, this is normal! Our communities are warm and friendly where people certainly don’t stay strangers for long. This is just one of the reasons that so many people wish to raise a family in the North Highlands of Scotland.
People with young families have an abundance of opportunities to socialise and help their children develop at the same time. There are designated groups which offer support for new parents while providing fun and educational activities for babies.
Our modern libraries offer fantastic sessions free of charge and their helpful and enthusiastic staff are always glad to meet new people. If you’d like information on groups available in a specific area, just get in touch and we’d be glad to help.
When the weekend or school holidays arrive, there is plenty to entertain the family in the North Highlands. Messy Nessy Play Centre in Thurso offers a huge variety of activities and soft play for children of all ages as well as craft sessions for adults in the evenings. The forests and beaches in the area are incredible and are a firm favourite with the whole family. Local business, Inspired By Caithness has a fantastic blog piece on 10 Outdoor Family Adventures in Caithness Whatever the Weather