Winter Fun

With a world-class outdoor playground and many award-winning sports and activity centres, Perthshire keeps you going all year round. From rafting to nature walks, tree top climbing to ice-skating winter fun and adrenaline awaits you at every turn.

Just a short 15 minute drive from Perth city centre brings you to the glorious countryside of wider Perthshire where you can explore forests, climb hills and marvel at the beauty of our rivers in winter.  Many activities are organised and run by local experts from guided walks to hair-raising sports you will discover an entire new winter wonderland.

If the great outdoors isn’t your thing you can still get into the winter spirit with a glide around the Olympic standard ice at Dewars Centre.  Or why not relive your favourite scene from Dancing On Ice and have a go on Perth’s fabulous outdoor rink at Horsecross Plaza?

Perthshire Wildlife Guided Walks - All Year Round

Perthshire Wildlife Guided Walks - All Year Round

Location: Guided walks throughout Perthshire

Join Daniele as she guides you through some of the most stunning Perthshire countryside, pointing out the wonderful wildlife as you go. Watch beavers in their natural habitat, stalk for spooky species and discover the creatures you never even knew were there. A must-do activity for all the family.

Eat: The Bothy, Taste Perthshire, Rivers Meet Café
Do: Visit Bell’s Sports Centre, Take a Tour of The Black Watch Museum, See a show at Perth Concert Hall
See: Rodney Gardens, Walk The River Tay, Stroll through Quarrymill woodland park

Time From Perth & Transport Options

  • Various starting points up to 40 minutes away.

Booking & Price

  • From £15 per family

Contact Details

Find out more http://www.perthshirewildlife.co.uk/

Find out more https://pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com/

 

Ice Skating – October to March

Ice Skating – October to March

Location: Dewars Centre, Perth

Dewars Centre offers public skating on Olympic standard ice for all ages and abilities. Their winter programme includes open ice sessions where everyone can take part as well as coached snow babies and learn to skate classes for those under 5 who aspire to pirouettes and double axels!

Eat: North Port, Duo, Howie’s Bistro
Do: Fergusson Gallery, Scone Palace Gardens, Perth Museum and Art Gallery
See: Quarrymill Woodland Park, Kinnoull Hill, Branklyn Gardens

Time From Perth & Transport Options

  • Car: 5 minutes

Booking & Price

Various Prices

Contact Details

Find out more at www.liveactive.co.uk/Venues/dewars-centre

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Crieff Hydro Action Glen – All year round

Crieff Hydro Action Glen – All year round

Location: Crieff

Crieff Hydro’s very own activity centre offers over 30 activities all year round (some weather dependent) including the Aloft! Treetop adventure course, Segways, quad bikes, archery and crazy golf. After all that exhilaration you can head to the swimming pool, enjoy the spa or feast in one of their 6 restaurants.

Eat: The Deil’s Cauldron, Crieff Hydro Hotel, Hansen’s Kitchen
Do: Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Do It Outdoors, The Library of Innerpeffray
See: MacRosty Park, Lady Mary’s Walk, Crieff Visitor Centre

Time From Perth & Transport Options

  • Car – 35 mins


Booking & Price

Various prices. Book online

Contact Details

Find out more at crieff.actionglen.com

Phone – 01738 621031

 

 

Christmas Experience - Mid Nov to March

Highland Safari Experience - Mid Nov to March

Location: Highland Safari, Aberfeldy

Enjoy stroking and feeding Red Deer and learn about their cousins the Reindeer. Enjoy Ossian the Barn Owl and the light filled Discovery Trail. Hot Chocolate and home baking await you after the daily Deer Feeding at 12 noon.

Eat: The Highland Safaris Café, Karelia House, The Watermill
Do: Nae Limits, Taymouth Marina, Highland Chocolatier
See: Cluny House Gardens, The Birks Cinema, Loch Tay

Time From Perth & Transport Options

  • Car – 52 minutes
  • Bus – 1 hour 30 minutes

Booking & Price

£8 per adult. Booking required

Contact Details

Find out more at www.highlandsafaris.net

Phone: 01887 820071

National Trust for Scotland - All Year Round

National Trust for Scotland - All Year Round

Location – Loch Tay, Dunkeld & Pitlochry

A diverse range of sites in Perthshire for you to enjoy all year round including Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, The Hermitage, Killiecrankie and Linn of Tummel. You’ll find a beautiful array of wildlife, plants, flora and trees across these sites as well as hidden gems like Ossian’s Cave.

Eat: East Haugh Hotel, Birnam Arts Cafe, Fonab Castle Brasserie
Do: Going Pottie, see a show or exhibition at Birnam Arts, visit the battlefield of Killiecrankie
See: Black Spout, Rumbling Bridge Falls, Falls of Bruar

Time From Perth & Transport Options

  • Various

Booking & Price

Free, parking charges apply at some sites.

Contact Details

Find out more at  www.nts.org.uk/Home