Gift a Perthshire experience this Christmas and spend 2022 enjoying time with some of the wonderful businesses that make our glorious corner of Scotland so unique.
Full details for each gift, including links to buy where possible, are available below.
Land Rover Experience Scotland offers fun-filled, off-road driving adventures, led by a friendly and professional team using top-of-the-range, latest-model Land Rovers.
Current holders of the VisitScotland Thistle Award for Best Outdoor/Adventure Experience, this is Scotland’s leading off-road driving centre, set in the stunning scenery of Dunkeld.
World class instructors deliver one-hour, half day and full day driving experiences in some of Highland Perthshire's most spectacular, rugged, off-road terrain. Gift vouchers are available and make the perfect Christmas present – visit their website to buy online.
They also offer Young Off-Roader Experiences for 11-17 year olds!
Join them at Willowgate for your Guided Perth City Kayak or Paddleboarding tour on the iconic River Tay.
This 2.5 hour experience will see you paddle up to the city taking in the sights and sounds of Perth while looking out for wildlife such as beavers, otters, herons and kingfishers
Personal Training with Club 300 allows you to become self sufficient and take ownership of your health for long term benefits.
The Introduction package covering three individual 60 minute sessions is designed to set the foundations. These sessions are:
60 minute AfN certified nutrition consultation including body stat analyses, goal setting and food mapping.
60 minute Movewell Assessment including postural, core and strength and fitness starting points.
60 minute personal training session/programme including nutritional catch up for accountability.
This Christmas, give the gift of a full health overview ... or maybe it's the perfect gift to yourself.
With a Live Active Leisure Fitness Membership, your loved one can enjoy access to local gyms, swimming pools and fitness classes throughout the whole of Perth and Kinross.
Start at a month for only £32.30 and give the gift of health this Christmas.
By supporting Live Active Leisure, your gift receiver is on target to enjoy a fitter, healthier life and because Live Active is a local leisure trust, you're also investing in an organisation that cares for the wellbeing of the entire community including the, young, up-coming athletes of tomorrow, and that reinvests every penny of profit back into the facilities and services it offers.
Experience the Fire & Ice Resurfacing Facial Treatment, a favourite with celebrities and Perthshire locals alike!
This facial leaves the skin clearer, brighter and smoother with no downtime and instant results.
Using medical-grade ingredients including glycolic acid, retinol, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, this facial addresses problematic skin and encourages cellular renewal, reducing fine lines and clearing the skin of impurities.
Fun quad biking adventures in Dunkeld! These one-hour quad treks are the perfect way to have fun in the great outdoors.
The adventure starts on the vehicle assault course, then moves into the forest where you can enjoy wide open tracks and narrow woodland trails. Set in beautiful grounds, your quad trek will take you closer to nature – look out for deer, birds of prey and red squirrels along the way.
Great for individuals, couples, small groups and families. Children aged 12+ are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Quad treks run from April to October, and Highland Offroad gift vouchers make excellent Christmas presents!
A few miles north of Blairgowrie, is the home of a large family of World and European Champion Siberian Huskies who love nothing more than taking passengers on the ride of a lifetime.
A husky ride experience will take you on a thrilling trip along a network of trails, through the forest and across the rolling countryside with spectacular scenery and, an abundance of nature including fallow deer, as well as the Highland cattle and Hebridean sheep that carry out conservation grazing, increasing and maintaining the biodiversity of this beautiful 220-acre site.
Midway through your trip, and at the end of your journey, spend time with your team as they cool off and rest. Children are very welcome on the husky rides, and family are welcome to come along to spectate and meet the huskies too. It’s an experience they will never forget.
Experience the evening or early morning wildlife on one of Perthshire’s loveliest rivers in spring or summer (mid April to mid September). This is the best time to easily see the wild-living beaver families in Perthshire.
You are met near Blairgowrie and taken on a short drive close to the river. There is a 15-minute walk to the water, during which you will find out about the history of beavers in Scotland, their life story, how they re-appeared in Perthshire and why they are so important to the ecology of our rivers.
There will also be a bit of riverside foraging! Although we can never guarantee wildlife sightings, they have had a 100% success rate of seeing beavers on this trip in 2021, and a 95% success rate in 2019 and 2020, along with regular sightings of kingfishers, bats, roe deer and occasional otter appearances!
Key species: European beaver, kingfisher, sand martin, dipper, goosander.
Price: £55pp or £165 for family bookings (2 adults + 2 children)
Group size: Max 5 people, minimum 2
Time: 2 – 2.5 hours
Available: April to mid-September
Spend the morning learning how to make fresh pasta dishes with Nelson Reposo.
Born and raised in Milan, Nelson's life as a chef has brought him to the very best kitchens of Italy, London, Cyprus and Scotland. His desire is to create beautifully simple Italian dishes using the finest of Scotland’s fresh ingredients, and to share this passion with you.
You’ll make two types of fresh pasta using authentic Italian recipes. Nelson will also share his secrets to making the perfect tiramisu or panna cotta.
He promises a fun and informal workshop which will end with a delicious two-course lunch and a generous glass of wine around the Italba table.
Numbers will be kept to a maximum of 8 persons, so you will have the opportunity to get really involved and leave with confidence that you can make your own pasta, as well as learning other cooking tips from a highly experienced Italian chef.
The Highland Fling Bungee jump is a once-in-a-lifetime free-fall experience of 40 metres towards water from a bungee jump platform.
An airborne flight of a few seconds at over 50 mph before a special bungee jump cord springs you back to normal, upright, life. A safe and unforgettable adrenalin-packed experience using the latest technology and safety equipment, led by experienced, qualified Bungee Jump Masters.
Highland Fling Bungee is the first bungee jump experience of its kind in the UK.
A high-adrenalin leap of faith in some of the most beautiful and dramatic settings in the world.
Enjoy a two-night stay at Fernbank House, a beautifully renovated Victorian villa, nestled in the heart of Highland Perthshire.
Hosted by yoga teacher Tina Logan, you will have the opportunity to explore your yoga practice, enjoy time outdoors exercising, take in the stunning scenery, fuel your body with healthy vegetarian food, sleep peacefully and make new friends.
Weekend escapes also include a sound bath and meditation. Treatments such as reiki, massage and a visit to the Hotbox Spa on Loch Tay will also be offered. Tina's aim is for you to go home feeling well rested and rejuvenated.
A relaxed mind and body reflect in the skin’s beauty and a hydrating and purifying facial together with a therapeutic full body and scalp massage will complement this radiance.
The use of nourishing-essential oils brings about total balance in the body, which aids the natural healing and relaxation process.
Lia and Olive offers an enticing range of specialist and cutting- edge beauty therapies alongside a wide choice of tried and tested favourites such as spray tans, gel nails and massage.
Located at Perth Airport, booking an experience flight will give you unrivalled views of rural Perthshire and the Scottish Highlands which are just a few minutes flight away.
An Alba Airsports flight experience is a truly unforgettable experience and the ideal gift for those looking for their next adrenaline rush or for the budding aviator in your life, even if they’ve never flown before.
With a gift voucher delivered straight to your inbox, it couldn’t be easier to give the gift of flight this Christmas. Choose to fly a gyrocopter (pictured), flex wing or fixed wing aircraft.
Experience flights are available 7 days per week within daylight hours subject to the appropriate weather conditions. If your flight is impacted due to weather, we will help you choose an alternative date.