So many things to do in the Trossachs and it's just a short drive from Glasgow, Stirling or Edinburgh. If mum and kids don't fish send them off on a trip on the Walter Scott on Loch Katrine and wave to them as they sail by while you drift over trout filled water.
Scottish / English Borders
The Seabird Centre in North Berwick offers a great day out for all of the family and boat trips to the Bass Rock and May Isle where you can get close up to the biggest single colony of Gannets in the world.
Sadly after a tragic accident the rally has been called until further notice. Locally there are hopes that some event will take place in due course.
Heatherslaw Light Railway Ford and Etal Estate runs from Heatherlaw to Etal alonside the river Till. Check out that sea trout water as you.
The Highland Wild Life Park
The Cairngorm Funicular