This month's #RhonaRecommends is all about having fun this summer. The holidays are the perfect time to discover local attractions with your family, and there's an amazing range of activities on offer in Perthshire for all the generations. We've tracked down some of the brilliant things on offer- get out there and enjoy!!
The 'Wee Limits' adventure academy is opening it's doors once again for a full programme of activities over the Summer Holidays from 4th July-11th August. The ‘Wee Limits’ Adventure Academy is aimed specifically at adventurers aged 5-12 and 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.
During the Summer Holidays ‘Wee Limits’ will run Mon-Thurs. Each day runs from 9.30am-3.30pm, and costs £35pp for a full day of Outdoor Adventure. Mums & Dads can go to work or just go home and put their 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.
Kids get to take part in a range of activities (including an exciting NEW adventure day running on Loch Tay!) and can expect experiences like Gorge Walking, Tree Climbing, Zip Lines, Den Building and Bushcraft- not to mention Nae Limit’s speciality, rafting! For more info and to book click here>
Looking for somewhere to go during the holidays that has something to keep everyone happy? Then plan a visit to Highland Safaris at Aberfeldy! Winner of the ‘Best Visitor Experience’ in Scotland, this is a unique 5 star Visitor Attraction combining 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 exhilarating Land Rover Safaris. Kids can meet Ossian the resident barn own in a hands on demonstration and have a go at gold panning-scooping & swirling to hunt for real & “fools” Gold as well as many beautiful, semi-precious Gem Stones. Whatever they find they can take home!
There’s also a range of family land rover safaris to choose from including their ‘Summer Watch’ safari from June-Aug where you will experience the peace and tranquillity of Highland Perthshire as you’ve never seen it before from up to 3000ft. For more info on the activities available click here>
On Sunday 26th June from 10.30am-4.30pm The Scottish Crannog Centre are hosting an ‘Iron Age Ingenuity Hands-on Ancient Skills’ event for families where ancient crafts and technologies will be showcased!
This extraordinary day will feature bronze-casting, wood-turning and all the other amazing skills learned and implemented by our ancient ancestors. Hands-on, enlightening and exciting – let the experts at The Scottish Crannog Centre guide you through the Iron Age and all that makes it so special. All events include museum exhibits, talks around a log-fire in the Crannog roundhouse, demonstrations and hands-on experience of ancient crafts and technologies.
Kids can help build the beginning stages of a jetty for dugout canoes, try their hand at wood working and see a demonstration of casting in sand moulds. Booking is essential and wellies (and work gloves!) are recommended. For more info & prices see here>
Perthshire’s premier adventure centre in Crieff has over 30 activities to choose from this Summer. 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 and book here>
Biscuiteering is all about bringing the outdoor experience to families. They love enabling families to share quality time together and are passionate about encouraging children to get out there and embrace their childhood and spirit of adventure.
‘Mr Biscuit’ himself is a natural people person and fully qualified Adventure Sports Coach with over 15 years’ experience in the business. To find out why he’s called ‘Mr Biscuit’ you’ll need to ask him yourself…no one tells it better! They offer a range of activities in gorgeous Highland Perthshire and are passionate about enabling families to enjoy the outdoor experience together while making memories (and stories) to last a lifetime. Activities like abseiling, tree climbing, bush craft, team games or even paddling out to an island for your very own picnic capture children's imagination! Read more here>
Libraries aren't just about books anymore- there's a whole heap of resources including magazines, audio books, music, digital resources and maps. One of the aims of Culture Perth and Kinross this year is to get more families signing up to library services- there’s no minimum age to join, it only takes a few minutes, and you can even do it online (see here).
Don't miss this year's summer reading challenge; read six books over the summer holidays to collect rewards along the way and a certificate and medal at the end. Suitable for those aged 4-11, and the theme for this year, inspired by Roald Dahl, is called ‘The Big Friendly Read’.
Read our story with all the details on what library services in Perthshire offer for families here>
Bring the family to view Poppies: Weeping Window by Paul Cummins, artist and Tom Piper, Designer at The Black Watch Castle and Museum from 30th June until 25th September. This is a unique opportunity to share with your children the significance of the poppy in the remembrance of those who have lost their lives or been affected by war and conflict. Find out more here>>>