You might not think it from the recent snowy weather, but Easter will soon be here! So how are you going to keep the family entertained this season? If you don’t have any ideas yet, fear not – our Easter Holiday family fun guide is sure to keep you all egg-stremely happy!

Outdoor adventures

Easter is a great time to celebrate the warmer, longer days. There’s so much outdoor fun going on in Perth and Perthshire that you won’t want to go back indoors!

Active Kids

Active Kids is an Adventure Park for kids of all ages. There are mini go-karts and slides for young kids, pedal go-karts for older children and a pirate ship/fort/crazy golf/astro slide/animals for everyone! There’s also indoor Soft Play for the under-sevens and a lovely shop and café.

See what’s on at Active Kids

Wee Limits Easter fun

Wee Limits offers thrilling and fun-packed adventure activities during the Easter holidays, for kids from age 6 to 16-plus. With White Water Tubing, Canyoning, White Water Rafting, Gorge Walking or the Wee Limits Adventure Academy on offer, there will be thrills and spills galore for your whole family!

Check out Wee Limits’ Easter activities

Wee Adventures

Climbing, abseiling, bushcraft, forest fun and cycling – does that sound energetic enough to you? At Wee Adventures, your kids aged 5-12 will have amazing Easter adventures and come home tired but happy!

Check out Wee Adventures’ 2018 activities

Willowgate Activity Centre

Your Easter adventure awaits at Willowgate! There’s so much to do here for kids and grown-ups alike – from paddle-boarding and kayaking to archery and aqua-zorbing – that one visit just won’t be enough.

Check out the Willowgate activities

Glendoick Play

Award-winning garden centre Glendoick now has a super play area for kids, with climbing frame, towers, log stack climbing maze and basket swing among the fun on offer. And while you’re there you can grab some lunch and sort your planting out!

Find out more about Glendoick Play

Noah’s Ark / Mini Putting Golf

Closer to home, don’t forget that Noah’s Ark offers soft play, ceramics, bowling and karting, while next door the Mini Putting Golf offers a super-fun mini 18-hole golf course.

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Easter Junior Golf Camp at Noah’s

Noah’s Ark is offering an exciting Junior Golf Camp during Easter. Noah’s professional Kevin McNiven, who has organised and run camps at Gleneagles Hotel and in the Emirates Golf Club, has designed loads of fun games and activities for keen junior golfers. The two-day camp will run over 10th & 11th April, from 10am – 1pm, for ages 6 – 14.

Find out more about Easter Junior Golf Camp

Indoor play and sports

Occasionally the weather can be rainy in the Easter hols – but don’t worry, there’s plenty to do indoors while staying active. Check out these activities that’ll help you work up an appetite for your Easter eggs!

Ice skating

Yes, you can still ice-skate in Perth at Easter time! Saturday sessions are available at Dewars Centre on 7th and 14th April, from 10am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 4.40pm.

Find out about Easter skating with Live Active

Sports camps and drop-in sessions

There are lots of Live Active Full-day, Adventure and Sports camps in Blairgowrie, Perth, Highland Perthshire, Kinross and Crieff, offering a wide array of fun activities, from football, trampolining and athletics to game-time and gymnastics. There are also drop-in sessions for kids of all ages.

Find out more about Sports Camps and drop-ins with Live Active

Swimming

Easter wouldn’t be Easter without a family trip to Perth Leisure Pool, would it? As well as the usual swimming sessions, there are also fun drop-in sessions from 2nd to 6th April, from 9am to 10am, for ages 8 and older. Or you can get a whole week or fortnight of private swimming lessons to really bring on their skills! Finally, there are swim camps for kids of all abilities, from beginner to rookie lifeguard.

Find out more about Easter swimming with Live Active

Arts and crafts

Easter is a great time for arts and crafts, as kids (and adults!) get inspired by the longer, lighter spring days. Here’s a selection of arty fun for all ages that’ll keep everyone amused and inspired.

Create – Kids’ Creative Craft Workshops

Create: Kids’ Creative Craft Workshops are run by artist Lisa Earl from her fantastic custom-built art studio in Kinnoull Hill, Perth. You can make fun and funky projects, and have plenty of outdoor fun too, in Create’s Easter camp which will run on 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th and 10th April. Book one day or all – it’s up to you! 10am – 3pm, £25 per child per day, ages 6 and up. Booking essential. Contact Lisa at Create on Facebook or email lisaearldesign@talktalk.net / call 07702 501730.

Find out more about Create: Kids’ Creative Craft Workshops

Art of War: Children’s Watercolour Class

Master the art of watercolours with local artist Rebecca Prentice at the Black Watch Castle and Museum. Learn simple tips and techniques to help you create some wonderful artworks. £8 per child, ages 7-12, booking required.

Find out more about Art of War: Children’s Watercolour Class

Make a Bunny Selfie Stick

The Easter Bunny is hopping into St John’s Centre on Saturday 31st April between 11am and 3pm and inviting you to make your very own Bunny Selfie Stick between 11am and 3pm. This event is free, and open to boys and girls up to age 11.

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Museums, castles – and dinosaurs!

It’s all about the dinos in Perth this Easter! Your family will have so much fun finding out more about these amazing ancient creatures at the following events:

And if you’re fans of history and the past, we have castles galore so the kids can run off steam by playing at knights – Balhousie Castle and Museum, Huntingtower Castle, Elcho Castle, Castle Menzies, Blair Castle and Gardens and Loch Leven Castle for starters! Or you could visit Scone Palace to explore the grounds, get lost (and found) in the maze, meet the peacocks and play in the playpark, followed by lunch or snacks at the cafe.

Shows and concerts

Kids love going to see a show during the holidays, so here are a few ideas that the whole family can enjoy:

  • Space Ape, Perth Theatre Joan Knight Studio (5th April, 7pm / 6th April, 2pm) – a new science fiction storytelling performance for children aged 7+ that will take young audiences on a journey through art, science, and philosophy, and on a mission with a very special Ape.
  • Perth & Kinross Music Camp Concert, Perth Concert Hall (Sat 7th April, 7.30pm) – Young musicians from Perth + Kinross return from their annual residential music courses to perform a variety of popular repertoire. Kids and school pupils go free but must book a ticket.
  • Perth Youth Orchestra Spring Concert, Perth Concert Hall (Sun 8th April, 7.30pm) – Perth Youth Orchestra hosts its Annual Spring Concert. One of the country’s longest established youth orchestras will present a full symphonic programme from the orchestral repertoire. Kids and school pupils go free but must book a ticket.
  • National Youth Choir of Scotland, Perth Concert Hall (Sat 14th April, 3pm) – NYCoS National Girls Choir, led by world-renowned conductor Christopher Bell, bring highlights of their repertoire to Perth Concert Hall.

Easter Egg Hunts and fun days

Well, we couldn’t do an Easter family special without some Easter Egg hunts and Easter-y fun, could we? For some fantastic Easter adventures, and the chance to eat loads of chocolate, check out these brilliant activities:

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