3 Kid-Friendly Things to Do with Your Foster Child in Fife
Being a foster parent is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your life.
It’s a chance to make a difference in a child or teen’s life, help them to feel safe and secure, and give them a comfortable place to call home. But for all the good that it brings to your life, you want to be sure you’re also creating a positive experience for your foster child, and that can include taking them out to explore their surroundings.
Here we’ll take a look at three kid-friendly things to do in Fife with your foster child. You could make a to-do list and give each one a try, or let your foster child choose which appeals to them the most.
Give Kids a Taste of Winter Fun at The Scottish Deer Centre
The Scottish Deer Centre is an attraction that is open year-round and will provide different opportunities depending on the season.
During the winter months, you can come and visit 12 different species of deer as well as animals that are native to the Scottish countryside. Kids will love viewing such animals as the European Brown Bear, Scottish Wildcat, lynx, and wolves.
Be sure to check out such activities as the tours, daily shows, play areas, a feeding talk, and more. You can check out the center’s website in advance to plan your visit and make the most of your time.
Show Them a Real Castle
Perhaps your foster child would love to see a real castle up close and personal, and if that’s the case, a visit to St Andrew’s Castle is a must. This is a historic site and one that they are sure to remember. Make sure to check ahead regarding hours and admission prices so you’re prepared.
Some of the highlights of the castle include the Hamilton Facade, the bottle dungeon, and an audio tour through the castle.
Fostering an Active Child – Try a Hike or Walk
If your foster child is active and adventurous, then the Fife Coastal Path could be the perfect activity.
In total there are 81 miles worth of hiking trails, so obviously you won’t be trekking the whole trail. A great kid-friendly option is to visit the National Trust for Scotland’s Hill of Tarvit mansion house and then trek up the hilltop to take in the view.
Does the Foster Agency Offer Regular Events?
It’s also worth looking into whether the agency you have used for fostering in Fife offers any regularly planned events for kids and their foster parents.
These are often a great way to meet other foster families both the fostering parents and the kids and have a great time. Some events may also be virtual which makes it very convenient to attend.
There are So Many Activities to Check Out
These are just a few of the many activities that Fife has to offer to families, as you’ll find interesting and fun options for all ages.
As mentioned, have your foster child take part in the decision so they can feel part of the mix.
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