This month's #RhonaRecommends couldn't be anything other than Easter! When SCBP put together our Easter feature page we couldn't help but notice the amazing range of activities on offer in Perthshire so I thought I'd delve a little deeper and track down all the brilliant, crazy and inspired things on offer for families over not only Easter weekend but the school holidays too- get out there and enjoy!!
This sounds like a truly special and different way to spend time with your family this Easter! Throughout the day Iron Age chefs will be preparing duck & hen eggs, mixing them with spelt wheat flour and turning them into delicious pancakes over an open-fire. Tasters of these and other seasonal goodies will be freshly prepared throughout the event, and as the smoke from the wood fires drift over the site, visitors will be able to see, smell and taste the Iron Age! You can also knead and form bread dough into rolls to bake in our clay ovens and, while waiting, churn butter to spread on the rolls once they’re cooked!
For the ninth consecutive year, the conservation charity has teamed up with Cadbury to host dozens of Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts all over the country including Perthshire. The Easter Bunny has left clues to follow, and children can collect them, solve the puzzle and claim a chocolatey reward. They have Hunts taking place at Branklyn Gardens, Killiecrankie and The Hermitage this year. Find out more here>
All tickets for the following events can be booked by calling 01577 862355 or directly at the visitor centre.
Follow the Easter themed trail around the beautiful woodlands to solve the lapwing puzzle and win a tasty treat. No booking required £2 per entry
Can your family survive in the woods?! Learn simple outdoor skills; den building, fire lighting, camouflage and whittling. Booking essential. (Family tickets range from £16-£20)
Prepare your budding wildlife adventurers for a journey through the seasons. This monthly event starts with a story and is packed with creative ideas and surprises; getting you outside and playing in nature. (Family tickets range from £3-6)
Perthshire’s premier adventure centre in Crieff has over 30 activities to choose from this Easter.
Release your inner Tarzan on Aloft! tree top adventure complete with tricky obstacles, tight tightropes and zip lines. You can also try out everything from quad biking, segways and archery to Woodland Combat (complete with camouflage and war paint!). There’s plenty for little ones too with quad pods, zip lines, treasure hunts, water walkerz, crazy golf….. the list goes on. Find out more here>
Land Ahoy! 18th century pirates are set to land at Scone Palace for an action packed Pirate Fun Day on Easter Sunday, 27th March. Budding young Pirates can take part in traditional pirate training, hearing tales from lands a-far, practicing their swashbuckling songs and learning how not to end up in Davy Jones’ Locker! Full information here>
If you’re looking for somewhere to go during the holidays that has something to keep everyone happy then head to Highland Safaris. Winner of the ‘Best Visitor Experience’ it combines Scotland’s newest Wildlife attraction - the Red Deer Centre, with inspiring walking and Biking activities, Perthshire’s only Gold and Gem Panning Centre as well as their famous Land Rover Safaris. They also have a free Easter Egg Hunt from 25th March to 15th April! More information here>
Glendoick have got Easter all wrapped up with a ‘Crafternoon’ of Easter egg painting and a free Easter bunny hunt with donations going to Alzheimer’s Scotland. The Holidays in April also mark the launch of their two new cookery classes for toddlers and primary aged children helping them learn to create delicious, local and healthy food. Find out more here>
On Easter Monday from 12-3pm Perth Museum are hosting a ‘Hunting History’ family activity afternoon where you can try your hand at historic crafts with the Glasgow Picts living history Group, and hunt for clues from the past to find out about their weapons. You can also try some spinning and weaving or write your name in ogham. Find out more here>
North Inch library in Perth are holding a Spring ‘Craft & Story’ activity on Thursday 7th April from 2-3pm, suitable for children aged 3-11. No booking necessary, all children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult, contact the library for further information on 01738 454406
For all family tickets purchased over the Easter weekend we will give you a complimentary family voucher to return on a date of your choice.
Purchase a family ticket this Easter weekend and hop your way around The Black Watch Museum’s eggtastic Easter trail. March 25th/26th/ 27th/ 28th.
An afternoon of fun and creativity to celebrate Easter. From bunny masks and headbands to colourful fabric eggs collages, you can create an Easter masterpiece to impress your friends and family. 1-3pm Saturday 26th March
Live Active have designed a programme of sports activities and camps, aimed at primary school aged children, to keep the kids entertained this Easter! With clubs, individual sessions and day camps being held Monday to Friday throughout the two weeks of the Easter Holidays local Perth & Kinross families and visitors will enjoy activities ranging from swimming and football to kayaking and dancing. Download the brochure for your local area here>
The 'Wee Limits' adventure academy is opening it's doors for a special Easter Event on Friday 25th March! The ‘Wee Limits’ Adventure Academy aimed specifically at adventurers aged 5-12 has been developed in partnership with the National Trust for Scotland. Outdoor adventure, forest play and leadership skills all combined into a fun Wee Limits Day.
This Easter special will be a “Treasure Hunt”themed day full of outdoor adventure including bush-craft skills,forest play and of course River Rafting! (See here for more details)
£35pp for a full day of Outdoor Adventure so Mums & Dads you can go to work or just go home and put your feet up for the day! There is also now a great on-site cafe 'Rivers Meet' where Wee Limits parents can enjoy free coffee refills!
On Easter Sunday the whole family can enjoy Sunday lunch in the Old Masters Restaurant, or tuck in to the traditional Sunday Carvery in Stutts Bar from 12 noon until 5pm (where with every paying adult one child under 5 eats free, max 2 per table). Phone 01738 551171 to book. Full details and menus can be found on their website here>