Glamis Castle , By Forfar


Home of Her Majesty the Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret. Duncan's Hall in the oldest part of the castle is the legendary setting for Shakespeare's famous play Macbeth. Large gardens, nature trail, licensed restaurant, gift shop, gallery shop, garden shop, picnic area, children's playground and ample parking area.

www.glamis-castle.co.uk

Historic Heartland selection

Scone Palace, Perth


Scotland's treasure house - crowning place of the kings of Scotland and home of the Stone of Scone. Glorious historic grounds. Rolling lawns, informal gardens, veteran agricultural machinery, giant trees, highland cattle, adventure playground, picnic park, gift shop, home baking and coffee shop.

www.scone-palace.co.uk

Blair Castle, Blair Atholl


A white turreted baronial castle, seat of the Duke of Atholl. Notable collections of furniture, pictures, embroidery, arms, porcelain and Jacobite relics. Extensive grounds, nature trail, deer park, restaurant, gift shop, pony trekking and picnic area.

www.blair-castle.co.uk

Broughty Castle, Broughty Ferry


Broughty Castle sits imposingly at the mouth of the River Tay.  Built in 1496 on a rocky promontory, it has faced many sieges and battles. The Castle has magnificent views over the river, and is only minutes away from Broughty Ferry Beach and Esplanade.

www.dundeecity.gov.uk/broughtycastle/

Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Riverside Drive, Dundee


Spectacular exhibits and special effects vividly recreate historic voyage of Royal Research Ship. Step aboard RRS Discovery herself for the last great ship adventure. "Locked in the Ice" film show. Restaurant.

www.rrsdiscovery.com

Visitor attractions selection

Strathmore Golf Centre


A popular place for a meal is the nearby Strathmore Golf Centre, which welcomes children and is open from 8 o'clock until late evening every day; booking is a must for weekends. Strathmore has a 9-hole and an 18-hole course, so experts and novices alike can test their skill at golf!

www.strathmoregolf.com

Edradour Distillery, Moulin, Pitlochry


At Edradour they hold the proud distinction of being the smallest distillery in Scotland. They are also the last original 'farm' distillery in Perthshire. You'll find Edradour nestling in a pocket glen in the hills above Pitlochry in the Southern Highlands.Free guided tour and tasting. Audio visual presentation, exhibition and shop.

www.edradour.co.uk

The Famous Grouse Experience, Crieff


Scotland's favourite whisky at Scotland's oldest distillery, combining the traditional distillery visit with a new and exciting sensory experience. Free tasting, gift shop, gift shop, dramming bar and restaurants. Come along and enjoy Scotland's favourite dram.

www.thefamousgrouse.com/lda/

Caithness Glass Visitors Centre, Crieff


Glassmaking visitors centre. See the paperweight makers in action, visit the paperweight collection gallery, factory shop and licensed restaurant. Children's play area. Free parking.

www.caithnessglass.co.uk

Loch of Lintrathen, Alyth


Beautiful inland loch which acts as a supply reservoir for Angus and Dundee. The loch is used by large numbers of wintering wildfowl and the surrounding area is home to many breeding songbirds.

www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserve/loch-of-lintrathen/

Glen Isla


Glen Isla is the most westerly of the five Angus Glens and the only one where the road exits to the north, as well as the south, so you can drive through the Grampian hills to Braemar and Deeside.

www.angusglens.co.uk/isla

Glenshee Ski Centre


Glenshee Ski Centre offers the UK's most extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities, only 30 minutes from Nethercraig - the centre’s impressive 22 lifts and 36 runs offer an amazing diversity of natural terrain for all standards of skiers and snowboarders.

www.ski-glenshee.co.uk/

Blairgowrie Recreation Centre, Beeches Road, Blairgowrie


20m swimming pool with fun sessions. Ask at desk for timetable. Also games room with indoor football, badminton, hockey, tennis, basketball, etc. Trampolines, bouncy castle, sunbed, fitness suite and coffee bar.

www.visiteastperthshire.co.uk/

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Leisure pursuits selection

Perth Leisure Pool, Glover Street, Perth


The 6 pools provide something for all ages and abilities. Other facilities include the health suite, fitness room, Boomerang play park, Crusoe's cafe and ice cream parlour.

www.liveactive.co.uk/index.php?option=

com_content&view=article&id=37&Itemid=39

Ice Arena, Dundee


Get your skates on and join in the fun on the ice pad, ice hockey, curling and skating tournaments held at the state of the art multipurpose ice arena offering an excellent skating venue for all ice users. Sports bar and fast food refreshments available.

www.dundeeicearena.co.uk

Cineworld, Camperdown Leisure Park, Dundee


Visit Dundee's UGC multiplex cinema with shop, snack bar and licensed bar. See local newspaper for latest films.

www.cineworld.co.uk

Croft-na-Caber


Nestling on the banks of the River Tay, one of Scotland's most beautiful Lochs, Croft-na-Caber is Scotland's premier watersports and activities centre, as well as the chance to enjoy a relaxing cruise on Maid of the Tay, with fantastic views of Ben Lawers, Ben More and Stob Binnein.  

www.breadalbane.com/business/croft-na-caber.htm

Highland Adventure Safari


Climb aboard this Land Rover Safari for an exclusive adventure experience. See a secret Scotland at heights of nearly 3000ft exploring the beautiful scenery of Highland Perthshire.  This is Europe's last wilderness.

www.highlandsafaris.net/leisure

Noah's Ark, Glendevon Farm, Western Edge, Perth


Specially equipped children's soft-play barn for under 12's. There are three separate areas; up to 3 years, under 5's and 5-12's. Facilities include Trampolines, Ceramic Studio, karting and 10 pin bowling alley. Three party rooms, cafeteria and picnic area are all provided. Open all year. 7 days a week.

www.noahsarkoutdooractivities.co.uk

Blair Drummond Safari Park


For a fun day out for all the family, there's nothing quite like a day out at the zoo. There are Bears, Chimpanzees, Lechwe, Meerkats, Penguins, White Rhino, Bison, Elephants, Lemurs, Ostriches, Sea lions, Zebras, Camels, Giraffes, Lions, Otters, Tigers and much, much more! Adventure Playground, Gift Shop, Dodgems, Astraglide.

www.blairdrummond.com

Camperdown Leisure Park, Dundee


Adventure play area with wildlife zoo, home to around 50 species of animal. Golf and tennis are all provided in open parkland with excellent picnic spots for a fantastic fun-filled day.

www.camperdownpark.com

Beatrix Potter Exhibition, Birnam by Dunkeld


Learn from Beatrixe's connection to Dunkeld and Birnam and the inspiration she drew from the area. Children's activities, shop, cafe, exhibition and performances. Admission free.

www.perthshire.co.uk/index.asp?pg=231

Sensation, Dundee


Science centre devoted to the five senses with over 60 hands-on exhibits to explore. Also dozens of specially designed interactive exhibits which bring science to life. Ideal family outing offering fun and education

www.sensation.org.uk

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Comrie


Award-winning wildlife attraction high in the Perthshire hills with animals, native and exotic. Hatchings everyday from Easter - October. Woodland walks, facilities for disabled, ample free parking.

www.auchingarrich.co.uk

Avertical World, Blinshall Street, Dundee


Avertical World is Tayside's first dedicated indoor climbing centre offering over 200 routes for all grades, roped area, bouldering (unroped area), training area, gear sales, tuition and refreshments.  The centre runs courses and youngsters from the ages of five can use the centre alongside an adult.  

www.averticalworld.co.uk

St Andrews Aquarium, St Andrews, Fife


Be fascinated by the world of water at St Andrews Aquarium, with over 30 displays and home to over 100 species of sea life; see the amazing tropical displays, home to a wide range of fish. Restaurant and Gift shop.

www.standrewsaquarium.co.uk

Children’s activities selection
Hill Walking

The Cateran Trail


This 104km (65 miles) circular route follows in the footsteps of the cattle rustlers - Caterans - through the Perthshire Glens passing close to Kirkmichael, Enochdhu, Spittal of Glenshee, Cray and Alyth. Use is made of very minor roads, tracks and paths and it includes some high level walking. Please see our own page on the Cateran Trail and the benefit of staying in one of our Glamping Pods during your walk.

www.caterantrail.org

Dunkeld, Blairgowrie and Glen Shee


The countryside here - Strathmore - is more fertile with rolling hills and farmland, renowned for the growing of soft fruit. Moving north the countryside becomes more rugged as the road leads north through Glen Shee. There are an endless number of routes crossing the area and good, graded selection of these can be found on the Walk Highlands website (see below).

www.walkhighlands.co.uk