Perthshire Winter Activites
Winter is no obstacle to getting out and staying active, and with a number of great things on offer across the region, you’ll find something that’s perfect for you!
There’s still plenty of adrenalin pumping activities to try in Perthshire over winter, from white water rafting and bungee jumping, to ice-skating, skiing and snowboarding, with most things family friendly too. From Highland Perthshire to Perth City Centre, the activities are widespread and there’ll be something going on near you!
Jump from the Garry Bridge, raft down the River Tay, hurtle down the ski slopes of Glenshee or perfect your skating skills on the ice at Dewars Centre – whatever it is that you fancy, Perth is the perfect place for activities this winter.
Open all year round and based on the banks of the River Tay in picturesque surroundings, Willowgate Activity Centre is the ideal place for family-friendly fun this winter! Whether it’s in the water or on dry land, there’s an activity to suit everyone from kayaking and canoeing, to bike riding and team building activities!
Opening Times: 7 days a week, all year round
Prices: Vary depending on activity
Distance from Perth: 2 miles of Perth City Centre
While You’re Here: Head into the bustling city centre after your day of fun and enjoy some of our local larder to warm yourself up on a cold winter’s day!
Dewars Ice Rink
Take the first steps to becoming an Olympic skater at Dewars Centre this winter. With public skating on offer for all ages and abilities, you can go along for fun as a family or with friends and practice your pirouettes and double axels! Go to one of the open sessions or take the little ones to snow babies – classes for kids under 5 who have ambitions of becoming the next figure skating star!
While You’re Here: Perth City Centre and browse around some of the fantastic Indie retailers and enjoy lunch or dinner at the great local cafés and restaurants!
With 22 lifts and 36 runs on offer with fantastic and diverse natural terrain, Glenshee Ski Centre offers the UK’s most extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities right here in Perthshire! Whether it’s lessons, race training or leisurely fun, Glenshee Ski Centre has you covered this winter.
Opening Times: Mid December – April
Distance from Perth: 40 miles from Perth City Centre
Prices: Adult Day Pass – £30.00
Junior Day Pass – £20.00
Family Day Pass – £80.00
While You’re Here: Perthshire and visit Blairgowrie’s lovely shops and eateries. If you love to golf, visit Blairgowrie Golf Club for two of the finest courses in Perthshire.
Experience the unique free falling feeling of a bungee or try the fantastic new bridge swing over the River Garry with Highland Fling Bungee this winter! The UK’s first permanent bungee and bridge swing is perfect for adrenalin seekers and with photography and videos available, you can really cherish your thrilling experience!
Opening Times: Open all year round
Distance from Perth: 30 miles from Perth City Centre
Prices: £75 for bungee £60 for swing
While You’re Here: Head to nearby Pitlochry and visit the Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centreor take in the winter show at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre!
Don’t shy away this winter, the mighty River Tay gets higher, the rapids get bigger and the White Water Rafting gets better than ever! Nae Limits will kit you out in top quality equipment including with gloves and thermals and you can warm up with a delicious hot chocolate from their on-site café Rivers Meet after your adventure.
Opening Times: All year round
Distance from Perth: 22 miles from Perth City Centre
Prices: Start from £40 per person
While You’re Here: Head to the nearby village of Grandtully and visit the Highland Chocolatier and the Chocolate Lounge.
Based in Highland Perthshire in the picturesque town of Aberfeldy, Splash White Water Rafting offer some of the best rafting, watersports and adventure experiences for even the most daring thrill seekers! As one of the UK’s oldest outdoor adventure activity providers, their experience and attention to detail guarantee safe and exciting fun for all.
Opening Times: 9AM – 9PM, 7 days a week
Distance from Perth: 31 miles from Perth City Centre
Prices: Start from £30 per person
While You’re Here: Aberfeldy, there are lots of things to see and do. Visit the Crannog Centre on Loch Tay, or take in a movie at the famous Birks Cinema. There is also the Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery which is open all year round.