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
25
Sat
2017
all-day Platform – a week long celebrati... @ Perthshire
Platform – a week long celebrati... @ Perthshire
Mar 25 all-day
Platform - a week long celebration of contemporary art & performance across Perth & Kinross @ Perthshire
Push your creative boundaries. Platform festival offers both audiences and artists a platform to go beyond their creative boundaries and experiences. Hosted in Perth – one of the favourites to host the UK Capital of[...]
all-day Voices of Spring @ St John's Kirk
Voices of Spring @ St John's Kirk
Mar 25 all-day
Voices of Spring @ St John's Kirk
Liam Bonthrone and friends. Solo and choral items including songs from the shows, lieder, opera. Liam is an outstandingly talented local tenor and he has invited 8 of his fellow students from the Royal Scottish[...]
9:00 am Anne Gilchrist: Pieces of Woodland @ Scottish National Heritage Battleby House
Anne Gilchrist: Pieces of Woodland @ Scottish National Heritage Battleby House
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Anne Gilchrist: Pieces of Woodland @ Scottish National Heritage Battleby House
Explore this site-specific exhibition by Anne Gilchrist on the grounds of the Scottish National Heritage Centre. Puzzle out the jigsaw of oil paintings which blend completely into the landscape – the artist’s greatest tribute to[...]
10:00 am Brick City @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Brick City @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 25 @ 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[...]
10:00 am The Draw of France @ Fergusson Gallery
The Draw of France @ Fergusson Gallery
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Draw of France @ Fergusson Gallery
This exhibition focuses on France as a place of great inspiration to the artist JD Fergusson and the dance pioneer Margaret Morris. The couple met in Paris in 1913 and the selection of works on show[...]
1:00 pm Movement: Curator’s Talk @ Fergusson Gallery
Movement: Curator’s Talk @ Fergusson Gallery
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Movement: Curator’s Talk @ Fergusson Gallery
Iliyana Nedkova, Creative Director of Contemporary Art at Horsecross Arts introduces new artists’ films by Brian Hartley, Simon Fildes, Su Grierson and Katrina McPherson and Theresa Pickles. Find out about the creative and archival processes[...]
4:00 pm Cateran Trail with artist in res... @ Cateran Trail
Cateran Trail with artist in res... @ Cateran Trail
Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cateran Trail with artist in residence Deirdre Nelson @ Cateran Trail
Walk part of the Cateran Trail with one of Scotland’s foremost contemporary textile artists. One of Scotland’s foremost contemporary textile artists, Deirdre Nelson is artist in residence for the Caterans Common Wealth ‘Common Ground’ project.[...]
Mar
26
Sun
2017
all-day Platform – a week long celebrati... @ Perthshire
Platform – a week long celebrati... @ Perthshire
Mar 26 – Mar 27 all-day
Platform - a week long celebration of contemporary art & performance across Perth & Kinross @ Perthshire
Push your creative boundaries. Platform festival offers both audiences and artists a platform to go beyond their creative boundaries and experiences. Hosted in Perth – one of the favourites to host the UK Capital of[...]
9:00 am Anne Gilchrist: Pieces of Woodland @ Scottish National Heritage Battleby House
Anne Gilchrist: Pieces of Woodland @ Scottish National Heritage Battleby House
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Anne Gilchrist: Pieces of Woodland @ Scottish National Heritage Battleby House
Explore this site-specific exhibition by Anne Gilchrist on the grounds of the Scottish National Heritage Centre. Puzzle out the jigsaw of oil paintings which blend completely into the landscape – the artist’s greatest tribute to[...]