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Bring The Family To Perthshire

A short break or full on holiday in Perthshire is a fantastic choice when you’re looking to get away with the family.  From tiny tots to teenagers there is a whole host of attractions and activities that are guaranteed to put big smiles on young faces, so bring the family to Perthshire.

Outdoor adventures, sporting activities, wildlife, history and storytelling in the wild – keeping them happy and amused has never been easier.

If you do visit with the family this summer then why not add these fun ideas to your itinerary?  Many are just a short drive from the bustling Perth City Centre which makes a fantastic base from which to tour the area.

Whilst you’re here make sure you do a little shopping with our fabulous Perth City Indies, enjoy a meal, drink or light bite, or book into one of the many events, shows and exhibitions that gives Perthshire its worthy place on Scotland’s cultural stage.

Bring the Family to Perthshire - Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter Gardens- Birnam

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the world of a Victorian classroom, put on your own puppet show featuring Peter Rabbit and friends or experience a wash day in the style of Miss Tiggywinkle! This is just a few of the treats in store for you and your family, when you visit the delightful interactive Beatrix Potter Exhibition & Garden.

Time From Perth & Transport Options

  • Car – 27 minutes
  • Train – 21 minutes
  • Bus – 50 minutes

Booking & Price

FREE

Contact Details

Birnam Arts and Conference Centre, Station Road, Dunkeld, PH8 0DS

Website

Phone – 01350 727674

 

Bring the Family to Perthshire - Auchingarrach

Auchingarrach - Comrie

Set in 100 acres, in an elevated position, with spectacular views over rolling Perthshire countryside to the hills beyond, the Centre enjoys a great location and is ideal for a day out.

There are over 50 species of animals from albino wallabies, meerkats and lemurs to native red deer and raccoons. The hatchery with its baby and small animals section offers animal handling and daily hatchings of chicks, quail and ducklings throughout the spring and summer as well as Clover our milkable cow.

There’s also an indoor soft play area, adventure play barn, outdoor play park, mini crazy golf, flying fox and pony rides in the summer months. With walks, a family fishery (separate fees apply), 2 gift shops and Mountain View Cafe, It’s fun for all the family!

Time From Perth & Transport Options

  • Car – 51 minutes
  • Bus – 1 hour 50 minutes

Booking & Price

Pay on arrival

  • Adults -£8.45
  • Kids – £6.95
  • Families – £28.80
  • Prices for groups also available

Contact Details

Comrie, Perthshire, PH6 2JE

Website

Phone – 01764 679 469

Bring the Family to Perthshire - Highland Safaris

Highland Safari's - Aberfeldy

Winner of the ‘Best Visitor Experience’ in Scotland Highland Safari’s combine their new Red Deer Centre with the award winning exhilarating land rover safaris, inspiring walking and biking activities and Perthshire’s only Gold and Gem Panning Centre.

Relax and enjoy the Highland Safaris café and shop set in a unique and stunning location. A truly authentic discovery of everything makes Highland Safaris an exceptional destination.

Time From Perth & Transport Options

  • Car – 52 minutes
  • Bus – 1 hour 30 minutes

Booking & Price

Various prices for multiple different activities.  All activities are advised to be booked in advance.

Contact Details

Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2JQ

Website

Phone – 01887 820071

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Perthshire Events

Bring the Family to Perthshire - Perth Leisure Pool

Perth leisure Pool - Perth

Perth Leisure Pool has been one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions since it opened its doors in 1988. This wonderful venue boasts training water, leisure water, flumes, a gym, health suite and so much more!

Time From Perth & Transport Options

In Perth City Centre.

Booking & Price

Prices Vary – Pay on the day for swimming. Pre-book sports courts and classes at bells.

Contact Details

Perth Leisure Pool, Glasgow Rd, Perth, PH2 0HZ

Website

Phone – 01738 454654

Bring the Family to Perthshire - Bells Sports Centre

Bells Sports Centre - Perth

Bell’s Sports Centre is one of Scotland’s largest sports facilities. Situated on the picturesque North Inch, it’s within easy walking distance of the City Centre. The venue offers a vast range of sporting and non -sporting activities. You can also visit their Café Active where they offer a range of food and refreshments.

Time From Perth & Transport Options

In Perth City Centre.

Booking & Price

Prices Vary – All sports courts and classes require to be pre-booked.

Contact Details

Bells Sports Centre,  Hay St, Perth, PH1 5HS

Website

Phone – 01738 454647

Bring the Family to Perthshire - Wee Limits

Wee Limits - Ballinluig

The Wee Limits Adventure Academy offers a full day of outdoor fun for wee adventurers aged 5-12. Adventure Days can include activities such as Gorge Walking, Tree Climbing, Zip Lines and our favourite Rafting which is included every single day! Wee Limits runs from 09:30 – 15:30 over the school holidays.

Time From Perth & Transport Options

  • Car – 36 minutes
  • Bus – 1hr 10 minutes

Booking & Price

Various Prices/ Pre-booking required

Contact Details

Ballinluig, Pitlochry, PH9 0LG

Website

Phone – 01796 482600

Bring the Family to Perthshire - Scottish Crannog Centre

The Crannog Centre - Kenmore

Immerse yourself in Iron Age life at the award-winning Scottish Crannog Centre in Loch Tay.  The focal point of the Centre is a unique reconstructed loch-dwelling authentically based on 2500 year old discoveries underwater.

Escorted by an expert guide, take a look at some 2,500 artefacts; don Celtic clothing for a tour of the Crannog and learn ancient crafts and skills including how to make fire without matches.

Time From Perth & Transport Options

  • Car – 1 hour 3 minutes
  • Bus – 1 hour 52 minutes

Booking & Price

  • Adults-£8.75
  • Seniors-£8.00
  • Children-£6.50
  • Students-£7.50
  • Families-from £23 (2+1)
  • Groups of 12 or more are to pre-book

Contact Details

Kenmore Loch Tay, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2HY

Website

Phone – 01887 830583