The Palace is not suitable for pushchairs on any of its floors as there are a lot of stairs. Visitors with young children are welcome to leave pushchairs in the reception area while they look around the building.
We ask that visitors with baby back carriers take extreme care when visiting the property as there are turnpike staircases and some narrow doors.
Everyone loves a good story, and Falkland Palace has more than its fair share. Children of all ages will enjoy hearing the thrilling and tragic tales of imprisonment, daring escapes and even murder associated with the royals who stayed here, and seeing where it all took place. They’ll also have fun learning about everyday life in the palace from the costumed guides.
Pick up an Eye Spy activity sheet on your way in to keep the youngsters entertained – this wee treasure trail highlights interesting things for them to look out for as you tour through the palace.
There’s plenty for them to explore outside the palace too. In the gardens they can play on the giant checkers board, play around the ponds and picnic in the ancient orchard. While at the real tennis court they can see the many swallows who make their home there.
There are also special events for children throughout the year, including making bird tables and feeders in the summer and special, spooky goings-on at Halloween. Please check before you go to see what’s on.
Did you know?
Rob Roy MacGregor took possession of Falkland Palace briefly in 1715 after the Battle of Sheriffmuir