We have teamed up with NorthLink Ferries to give Family Life readers a chance to win a return ticket for four on any Orkney or Shetland route.
Take the kids on an adventure to Orkney or Shetland this autumn and winter. With a wealth of heritage sites, ancient monuments, traditions and folklore their imaginations will run wild.
There’s plenty of activities on board the ferry to keep the whole family entertained on your journey. Watch all of the latest releases in the cinema, find a selection of toys and games in the children’s play area or settle down in front of the television featuring cartoons and children’s programming.
Why not head out on deck where you’ll have the chance to spot some of the islands’ stunning wildlife. Species include seals and otters along with dolphins and porpoises which soar on the wave contours alongside the vessel.
See who can spot The Old Man of Hoy first, Orkney’s famous sea stack, which can be seen while sailing past on MV Hamnavoe between Scrabster in the Highlands and Stromness in Orkney.
Make sure you pack your warmest jumper, winter is particularly awe-inspiring and a bit chilly (a perfect excuse to grab a Fair Isle number on your travels). The weather and the islands’ location mean they are the best places in the UK to witness the dancing greens, purples and yellows of the Northern Lights.
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