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 [...]

 

Upcoming Events

Jun
27
Tue
2017
4:45 pm The Chinese State Circus – Dynasty @ South Inch
The Chinese State Circus – Dynasty @ South Inch
Jun 27 @ 4:45 pm – Jun 28 @ 9:30 pm
The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back, returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”. The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be playing at South Inch, Perth from Tuesday[...]
Jun
28
Wed
2017
all-day Castlelaw Hillfort – The Big Di...
Castlelaw Hillfort – The Big Di...
Jun 28 all-day
Castlelaw Hillfort  - The Big Dig! Abernethy
First excavated over 100 years ago TayLP are returning to excavate the impressive timber laced fort that once stood near Abernethy. Local volunteers are welcome to help with the excavations and discover more of the[...]
all-day Encore @ Perth Concert Hall
Encore @ Perth Concert Hall
Jun 28 all-day
Encore @ Perth Concert Hall
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[...]
all-day Perthshire’s Lost Houses @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Perthshire’s Lost Houses @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Jun 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 Picts & Pixels
Picts & Pixels
Jun 28 all-day
Picts & Pixels
Unravel the mystery of the Picts and explore their world through CGI. See Pictish carved stones displayed alongside virtual reconstructions of the Forteviot Pictish burial site and Moredun Top Iron Age hillfort. Learn about the[...]
all-day The Carpow Logboat Returns @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
The Carpow Logboat Returns @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Jun 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[...]
all-day Voices of the River by Frances Law @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Voices of the River by Frances Law @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Jun 28 all-day
Voices of the River by Frances Law @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
This community visual art project, led by local artist Frances Law, challenges traditional approaches to archaeology. Groups from Coupar Angus re-tell their stories through the archaeological process of classification and identification with objects retrieved from[...]
9:30 am Exploring the Ancient Sites of H...
Exploring the Ancient Sites of H...
Jun 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 Around the Garden by Morag Knight @ The Ruthven Gallery
Around the Garden by Morag Knight @ The Ruthven Gallery
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Around the Garden by Morag Knight @ The Ruthven Gallery
Paintings from around the Japanese garden at Cowden and further afield. This exhibition captures the garden in its wild glory before the trees and shrubs were chopped back, shown alongside the beautiful Faskally Woods and[...]
10:00 am Innerpeffray Library Special Exh... @ Innerpeffray Library
Innerpeffray Library Special Exh... @ Innerpeffray Library
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:45 pm
Innerpeffray Library Special Exhibition @ Innerpeffray Library
Unique exhibition tracking the service personnel who used the Library in 1917.  An opportunity to visit this historic Library, the first free lending Library in Scotland, founded in 1680. Wednesday to Saturday, 1000 to 1245,[...]