Family time at Linlithgow Loch

February had been a quiet month for us, we had not been really out for a family time.   We were all just busy with our normal routine, work, school and home.  The horrible weather didn’t help either, it only put us off going out.   However, the very last Saturday of February turned out to be sunny for a change, although chilly but it was fairly dry.  So off we went to Linlithgow Loch for some fresh air.



I have lovely memories of Linlithgow Palace, it is one of the first few places I’ve visited when I arrived here in Scotland.  I just love how the Palace sits above the Loch, so stunning with a view to die for.  The walk around the Loch is about 4.3km or 2.3 miles long and takes about an hour.

We had our early weekly shop last Saturday and ended up being at the loose end afterwards, so we thought why not go out for the day to take advantage of the sun as kids started to get bored at home.  Linlithgow Loch came to my mind straight away.  So off we went bringing with us Reimer’s bike and Ruby’s scooter which had been resting for a while in the shed since winter.

When we arrived the place, it was mobbed as expected.  People had the same idea as us trying to enjoy the sun while it’s out I suppose.  We also brought some spare bread at home because for sure kids would love feeding the ducks in the Loch.


Ruby in her scooter
Reimer in his bike.
Reimer in his bike.
Reimer and Ruby had the pleasure of feeding the duck.
Reimer and Ruby had the pleasure of feeding the duck.

We had a wee walk in the Loch, we didn’t manage to walk round it though.  However, it was still great fun, kids still enjoyed being out for the day.  I have to say, it’s always a great delight to spend quality time together as a family.   Family time like this is priceless with memories worth cherishing.

Anyhow, I came across this quote that says it all.


Have you had spend any family quality time recently?

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35 thoughts on “Family time at Linlithgow Loch

  • I love family time! My hubby only has 2 weekends a month off so with the kids in school we try to utilize those weekends. I love all your photos and the quote is beautiful. I’m visiting from the wonderful #candidcuddles.

    • ReimerandRuby

      Weekends at home is the only time we are all off work and off school, so it’s the perfect time to spend with family. Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment too!

  • Looks like you had a lovely trip out! We love spending time together as a family. It’s often the littlest things that make the strongest memories #candidcuddles

  • Ah that is a lovely quote and I totally agree. We went to Paris with our youngest for the same weekend and the weather was nice and bright there too. We made lots of great new memories too. Have a good week xx

    • ReimerandRuby

      Paris is a lovely city, been there and want to go back again. Hope you had good fun too!

  • Ah this is a lovely post. I love your photos, what a view! 🙂

  • That quote is wonderful and says it all! Glad you had a lovely day 🙂

  • I’ve only ever been to a Scottish loch once and now we no longer live in the UK won’t be back for a while I guess. Such a beautiful part of the world. #TwinklyTuesdays

    • ReimerandRuby

      Definitely a beautiful part of the world… Hope you could visit here again when you come back to UK. Thanks for dropping by!

  • Ah what a fabulous day out! It’s great you got such a nice sunny day to enjoy together as a family. The quote is perfection – spending time is the most important thing to do with your kids! #candidcuddles

    • ReimerandRuby

      Absolutely! looking forward to summer now so we can do more of family day out together as a family… Thanks Becky!

  • Love your photos. Linlithgow loch is so beautiful, we go quite a lot just for a walk with the kids x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Totally agree, I love the place, beautiful scenery… it’s good for walks too! Thanks!

  • What amazing photos! We have never been here but I would love to going by the photos!! Great post, thanks for sharing #brilliantblogpost

    • ReimerandRuby

      You should one day! Thanks for dropping by and for the lovely comment!

  • What a wonderful place to have some quality time with your family. Glad you enjoyed it! Love, Kirsten

    • ReimerandRuby

      Absolutely a wonderful place to spend time together as a family. Thanks!

  • Lovely photos – such beautiful scenery x

  • That looks like a lovely place, and the castle on top looks fab. #FabFridayPost

  • What a stunning place to visit and play around. Your photos are really beautiful. I adore that quote at the end. Finding random time and doing spontaneous is always so much fun. Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with #whatevertheweather xx

    • ReimerandRuby

      So true, sometimes the spontaneous outings are the most fun. Thanks for dropping by!

  • so lovely to see happy family time photos! Just beautiful xx #mg

  • Completely agree, family time is so important. I love spending time together as a family and enjoying the fresh air is the best way! We need to visit Linlithgow loch someday soon, haven’t been in a while. Also I’ve never been in the palace, hoping to get along when they have the jousting in summer. Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

    • ReimerandRuby

      Have not actually been in to the palace either, would probably try it at one point. Wondering around in the Loch is just lovely enough for a family time. Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment!

  • Linlithgow isn’t very far from where we live but I’ve never been there – I didn’t even know about the loch! It looks like you had a lovely day in the sunshine – we really do have to make the most of it when it comes don’t we? #sharewithme

    • ReimerandRuby

      Oh definitely, especially in this country when sun doesn’t visit so often, lol. You should visit linlithgow loch at some point, you’ll love the place that’s for sure! Thanks

  • Ahh what a lovely day out and I haven’t heard of this place but it looks amazing. Love your captures! Thanks for linking up to #ShareWithMe.

  • What a beautiful day by the sounds of it and your photos are stunning. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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