Top Child-Friendly Things to Do and Places to Stay in Perthshire

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Bouncing at Active Kids, Perth

Perthshire is one of the greenest, most pleasant parts of Scotland. So central, we’re often passing through it or dedicating time to a stay in the region. Here’s an updated round up of child friendly places to stay and play when visiting Perthshire with tots.

Where to Play – Please click through for more detailed posts on each location.

Active Kids, Perth – With a pirate ship and fort complete with climbing frames and slides, as well as soft play, huge trampolines, a Tractor Ted zone and farm animals to say hello to this is a great stop just off the A90.

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Prehistoric Crannog Child

Scottish Crannog Centre – go back in time and dress your kid up as a prehistoric tot.  Learn wood turning, stone drilling and fire-starting.

20160616_102310Highland Safari Red Deer and Barn Owl Experience – hand feed the iconic stag and see a barn owl in silent flight.

Visit the Beatrix Potter Centre and hunt down the Birnam Oak – find the ancient tree that helped inspire Shakespeare’s Macbeth and find out more about Beatrix Potter’s life in Scotland.

Walk from Dunkeld, to its cathedral, then along the river under the towering trees.  It’s not called Big Tree Country for nothing.  Follow our walk here.

Where to Stay

These are the hotels we’ve experienced and enjoyed in Perthshire.

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The Moness Pool

The Moness Resort, Aberfeldy – For self-catering facilities with access to hotel dining, pool and spa the Moness Resort is the perfect solution.  There’s even a play room near the bar.

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The Lounge in the Atholl Arms, Dunkeld

Atholl Arms, Dunkeld – For excellent cuisine, a riverside beer garden and a central Dunkeld location visit the Atholl Arms.  Book the Victoria Suite for extra space.

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14 Comments

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    Rashmi Gopal Rao

    September 12, 2016

    What a lovely place!

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      tots2travel

      September 12, 2016

      Very green and lush.

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    fifi + hop

    September 12, 2016

    Enchanted Forest – sounds out of a fairytale! The lead photo is quite spectacular.

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      tots2travel

      September 12, 2016

      Perthshire is beautiful as it is, this event takes it to a new level.

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    darwinontherocks

    September 13, 2016

    The Scottish Crannog Centre is definitively one of my favourite place of that region. The guide we had was amazing and it was fun to dress up 🙂

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      tots2travel

      September 14, 2016

      I loved all the natural dyes and herb gardens, things I felt I should maybe try at home.

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        darwinontherocks

        September 14, 2016

        I think it could be a great idea !

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    Verna

    September 14, 2016

    Very enchanting place. I would love to visit one day.

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      tots2travel

      September 14, 2016

      It’s such a green, relaxing part of the world. Love it.

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        Verna

        September 15, 2016

        Totally!

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    Notmyyearoff

    September 14, 2016

    We almost stayed at the Moness at our last trip but it didn’t work out. We wanted to do that Highland drive. I’m now saving it for the next time we go. You’ve really tempted me 🙂

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      tots2travel

      September 14, 2016

      So much for families in Perthshire and Moness worked especially well, best of both worlds – self-catering and hotel.

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