No matter how old you are, there are plenty of amazing adventures and experiences to enjoy around Perthshire and tiny tots are no exception! With the first five years being crucial for physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development, Perthshire is the perfect place to let your child develop.

Outdoor adventures, sporting activities and wildlife – keeping them happy and amused has never been easier.

Take a look here at someone of the amazing experiences toddlers and pre-schoolers can have, right here in Perthshire.

1 | Active Kids Adventure Park

Active Kids Adventure Park is located just north of Perth. Children can play & explore in our outdoor adventure park. Younger children also enjoy an indoor play area.

There is plenty to do for everyone whether it be a relaxing cup of tea with delicious home baking in the Coffee Shop to a day out with the family in either Soft Play or the Adventure Park.

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2 | Auchingarrich Wildlife Park

Whatever the weather you’ll find plenty to see and do, with activities for all ages indoors and out. We have 50 different species of animal, each with its own particular charm. Come and explore all that Auchingarrich has to offer and learn more about the animals at feeding times and talks.

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3 | Beatrix Potter Garden

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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the world of a Victorian classroom, put on your own puppet show featuring Peter Rabbit and friends or experience a wash day in the style of Miss Tiggywinkle! Just a few of the treats in store for you and your family when you visit our delightful interactive exhibition of Beatrix Potter.

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4 | Wee Adventures 

Wee Adventures (formerly known as Biscuiteering) is the home of Richard Turner, more commonly known as Biscuit. A well known adventure sports coach, canoe specialist, expedition leader and general outdoors enthusiast, Biscuit has a particular flair for entertaining young and old alike.

We specialise in adventures, big and small, in the great outdoors. Wee Adventures facilitates outdoor fun and coaching through:

  • brilliant birthday parties
  • outdoor adventures on foot, bike or water
  • activity days for kids, family and friends 
  • climbing, outdoors or indoors
  • canoe and kayak training and assessment
  • kayak skills coaching in the pool
  • outdoor stag or hen parties

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5 | Noah’s Ark

A Fantastic Family Entertainment Centre With Something To Do For All The Family – Where You Will Enjoy Hours Of Fun.

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6 | Perth Leisure Pool

Perth Leisure Pool has been one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions since it opened its doors in 1988. This wonderful venue boasts training water, leisure water, flumes, a gym, health suite and so much more!

Boasting an ideal location, Perth Leisure Pool is situated just a five minute walk from Perth City Centre, the train station and bus depot. It enjoys plentiful shared parking with neighbouring Dewars Centre.

Fitness swimming is a great way to exercise and we offer a training pool with exclusive lane times for the serious swimmer.  Our daybreak dips start at 6.30am each morning and we are open until 10pm, Monday to Saturday and close at 5pm on Sunday’s. Thursday evenings host the Perth Masters Club from 9.00pm-10.00pm.

Learning to swim is one of life’s big milestones and we believe it’s important to encourage a love of the water in everyone.  Our swimming lessons start at pre-school age and go up to adult, ensuring we can all become confident, happy swimmers.  Perth Leisure Pool is also home to Perth City Swim Club and offers training opportunities for children and adults. You may even spot our local performance swimmers training for international level competitions.

Of course, we also offer hours of fun for families of all ages with leisure water, kids play and flumes some of the great reasons to visit Perth Leisure Pool. Water features operate on a rotation basis during local public and school holidays as well as Monday – Friday from 4.00pm and all day weekends.

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7 | Ice Skating at the Dewars Centre

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8 | Crieff Ceramics

A pottery painting studio with cafe and soft play area. We offer acrylic paint that can be taken away the same day or we can fire your piece overnight.

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9 | Perth Museum and Art Gallery

From portraits and photographs to meteorites and Miss Ballantyne’s salmon there is always a fascinating array of objects from the collections on display complemented by in-gallery activities for families. Enjoy discovering about local history in our Beginnings Gallery, exploring the natural history of the area in Wild and Wonderful, or view a range artwork including portraits by John Everett Millais. Come regularly to see our changing programme of temporary exhibitions which offer something for everyone.

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10 | Highland Safaris Goldpanning

Armed with your own pan & bucket of dirt, scoop & swirl in our all weather Panning Flume to hunt for real & ‘fools’ gold as well as many beautiful semi precious gem stones. There is a heap of lovely stones to be found in every grit bucket and there are identification charts to help you see what you’ve found.

Gold Panning is fun & addictive for all ages, and whatever you find you take home!

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