Summer Festival of the Castle

The Black Watch Castle and Museum's Summer Festival

27th JULY 2019

11.00AM - 15.00PM

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

Balhousie Castle, Hay Street
Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH1 5HR, Scotland
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Summer Festival of the Castle

We're all going to a Summer Festival!

Give the kids something to look forward to these Summer holidays with The Black Watch Castle and Museum’s Summer Festival of the Castle.

Let’s face it, occupying the kids can seem like a never ending (impossible) task on the best of days, never mind during the holidays which is why we are excited to tell you all about the Black Watch Castle and Museum’s Summer Festival of the Castle this Saturday 27th July!

Join The Black Watch Castle and Museum for their annual Summer Festival.

This Army life themed event promises to be a fun-filled family day, out brimming with interactive entertainment, live music, fun hands-on activities, crafts, tours and much more.

The festival will open at 11am with a performance from the world-famous Black Watch Pipes and Drums.

All young visitors will be invited to join the Junior Black Watch Battalion. The new recruits will receive their enlistment card and be given the mission of completing exciting activities throughout the day. They can then attend the passing out parade and be awarded with medals by their commanding officer!

Activities include:

Sing-a-long Gallery Tours
Soldier Cookie Decorating
Gallery Trails
Family Crafts
Outdoor Games
Trench Tours
Museum Explorer and Cadet Drills
Dressing up Stations
Face Painting
Musical Station
Communication Station
Observation Station
Meet soldiers from 3SCOTS and 7SCOTS, The Black Watch
Ration cooking
Live music from the McAndrews Sisters
Performance from The Black Watch Pipes and Drums
Military Vehicles
Sweetie Cart

With special guest appearance from Corporal Cruachan IV, The Regimental Mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland (an adorable Shetland pony!)

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When: Saturday 27th July | 11am – 3pm

Where: Black Watch Museum | Summer Festival of the Castle

Cost: Adults – Free | Children under 3 – Free | Children 3 and over £5

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Scotland's Black Watch is an elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries. The Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle. The castle itself is set in beautiful gardens and grounds. A visit to this ancestral home of The Black Watch truly brings this glorious regiment's past vibrantly to life.

This is very much a family friendly museum where they run a whole host of entertaining and educational events; definitely a great venue for a family day out in Perth.

Find out more about the Black Watch Museum in our Directory.