Things To Do

For a great day out Perth has a lot to offer by way of visitor attractions and leisure activities. Heritage highlights include Scone Palace, the ancestral home of the Earls of Mansfield and the crowning place of Scottish Kings and Perth Black Watch Museum and Balhousie Castle which offers an insight into one of the British Army’s, if not the world’s most famous, fighting units.

Leisure activities abound at Perth Leisure Pool, one of the best leisure swimming pools in Scotland and Bell’s Sports Centre at North Inch which hosts a wide range of national and international sporting events.

For culture Perth Museum and Art Gallery houses a varied collection both at a local level, and also material of a national and indeed international significance whilst gardening lovers will enjoy National Trust-owned Branklyn Gardens containing an outstanding collection of plants attracting gardeners and botanists from all over the world.

  • Action Glen

    Located just half an hour from Perth, Action Glen is Scotland’s premier adventure centre. From Aloft! tree top adventures to Scotland’s largest fleet of Segways, there really is something for families and adventurers alike. With their very own quarry, Read more [...]

  • Active Kids Adventure Park

    Active Kids Adventure Park is located on our family farm just north of Perth. Children can play & explore in our outdoor adventure park. Younger children also enjoy an indoor play area. Our Toy Shop and Coffee Shop are popular with all ages! We ha Read more [...]

  • Ad-lib Theatre Arts

    Ad-Lib Theatre Arts is a drama and music organisation based in the fair city of Perth, Scotland. Ad-Lib prides itself on our ‘ARTS FOR ALL’ ethos. We offer classes in the arts to anyone who is interested regardless of age or ability. Our t Read more [...]

  • Alyth Craft Tourism

    Alyth Craft Tourism offers bespoke learning courses with some of Scotland’s finest artists and makers in the historic East Perthshire town of Alyth see Facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/AlythCraftTourism/

  • Atholl Palace Museum

    The Atholl Palace Museum, set in the old servant’s wing of the Atholl Palace Hotel, charts the history of the hotel from when it first opened as a Hydropathic establishment in 1878 through to its reopening after World War II and beyond. There ar Read more [...]

  • Bells Sports Centre

    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 Read more [...]

  • Birnam Arts

    The Birnam Arts Centre is a delightful multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue encompassing the fantastic Foyer Cafe, Potter’s Junction Gift Shop and the Beatrix Potter Exhibition whilst producing a vibrant and critically acclai Read more [...]

  • Blair Castle

    Blair Castle lies at the heart of Atholl Estates in Highland Perthshire. A visit to the castle takes the visitor on a journey into the fascinating past of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Unique amongst Scottish castles, the story told here will take yo Read more [...]

 

Upcoming Events

Mar
22
Wed
2017
all-day Encore @ Perth Concert Hall
Encore @ Perth Concert Hall
Mar 22 – Sep 1 all-day
Join us for Encore as we continue to explore the relationship of visual and performing arts, teaming up with festivals of dance and drama, music and cinema to bring you newly commissioned works by Jolanta[...]
Apr
28
Fri
2017
all-day Perthshire’s Lost Houses @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Perthshire’s Lost Houses @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Apr 28 all-day
Perthshire's Lost Houses @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Since 1945, Scotland has lost over 200 of its great country houses, a significant number of which were located in Perthshire. Through photographs, drawings and surviving artefacts, this exhibition reconstructs the story of Perthshire’s lost[...]
all-day The Carpow Logboat Returns @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
The Carpow Logboat Returns @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Apr 28 all-day
The Carpow Logboat Returns @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Travel back to prehistory in the refurbished Beginnings: The Story of Perth gallery. Hear the story of the making, use and discovery of the 3,000 year old Bronze Age logboat, excavated by archaeologists from the[...]
9:30 am Exploring the Ancient Sites of H...
Exploring the Ancient Sites of H...
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Exploring the Ancient Sites of Highland Perthshire: Drumderg
Learn how to accurately use maps & compass and read the landscape to discover ancient sites, find hidden remains in a natural way, and enjoy walking in remote areas safely. The first of 8 practical[...]
10:00 am Brick City @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Brick City @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Brick City @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
7 March – 7 May 2017 | Entry £4, £3 children and concessions, £10 family of 4 Perth Museum & Gallery A feast for all LEGO® lovers, featuring over fifty LEGO® models including the impressive[...]
10:00 am Morrison: The Man, The Search, T... @ Black Watch Museum
Morrison: The Man, The Search, T... @ Black Watch Museum
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Morrison: The Man, The Search, The Discovery @ Black Watch Museum
Morrison: The Man, The Search, The Discovery 15th February – 6th June 2017 | 10am – 4pm | Ticket price included in Museum admission   In 2014 the body of an unknown soldier was found[...]
12:00 pm Perth Festival at Perth Racecourse @ Perth Racecourse
Perth Festival at Perth Racecourse @ Perth Racecourse
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Perth Festival at Perth Racecourse @ Perth Racecourse
Perth Festival Hold onto your Racing Post!  Perth’s Summer Jump Season is here and as always, opens with the thrilling, three-day Perth Festival. From Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th April, you will find the very[...]
1:30 pm Easter Bleaton, Blairgowrie
Easter Bleaton, Blairgowrie
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The fermtoun at Easter Bleaton is an exceptionally well preserved example of a post-medieval farming settlement. Join PKHT Outreach Officer Gavin Lindsay to explore the extensive remains and find out more about early farming life[...]
2:30 pm Script Surgery with Lu Kemp
Script Surgery with Lu Kemp
Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Call out to all writers! You are invited to come along to Strathearn Artspace, Crieff and meet Perth TheatreÕs artistic director Lu Kemp for a Script Surgery. Bring along a scene from your script that[...]
4:15 pm Little Stars: Creative Play @ North Inch Community Campus
Little Stars: Creative Play @ North Inch Community Campus
Apr 28 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Little Stars: Creative Play is our programme for under 5s. Led by Horsecross tutors who specialise in this age group, our fun-filled workshops include drama, singing and dancing activities and, will be tailored to engage[...]