We can’t always have sunshine, so here are some ideas of just some of the things that you might want to do a rainy day…
Birnam Arts Centre, Birnam
Wanting to avoid the puddles? Come and learn about Jemima, Peter and Co at our family friendly Beatrix Potter Exhibition. Raining cats and dogs?? Stay for lunch in the Foyer Café and visit our gift shop – Potter’s Junction
Create fabulous pottery for yourself or a unique personalised gift. We have lots to choose from…..dinosaurs and fairies to mugs, jugs, plates and bowls. Ideal for family outings……..no experience necessary!
The Cathedral enjoys a perfect location for people of all ages and mobility. The Museum is open whenever the Cathedral is. A guide is present in the cathedral every weekday through June, July, August and September between 10.30am-12.30pm. A set of Treasure Hunt sheets are available to take the children round the cathedral.
Erigmore Estate Leisure Park, Birnam
Splash in the pool with the kids, swim an invigorating 50 lengths or just relax and unwind. The leisure complex at Erigmore delivers. The swimming pool is bright and modern with a glass roof, the pool stretches 40ft so it caters for all kinds of swimmers. The calming jacuzzi and sauna help to relax those tired muscles and rejuvenate the body and mind.
Progression Bikes, Dunkeld
We cater for all types including school & beginner groups, families, stags and hens, downhillers wanting uplifts with timing facilities, and even those looking for that epic day ride or bespoke training course. Full range of hire bikes for all shapes and sizes, including kids’ bikes, and all the gear you'll need to get out riding.
Highland Offroad, Dunkeld Park, Dunkeld
Join Highland Offroad in Dunkeld for a Quad Trek Adventure.
Rain = Mud = Adventure!
Treks run throughout the day from Wednesday through to Sunday inclusive. Waterproofs and safety helmets are provided. Outdoor footwear is required! Keep an eye on the website for special family and group offers.
Dunkeld Art Exhibition
Now in its 45th year the Dunkeld Art Exhibition has been running for 10 weeks every summer to raise money for the upkeep of Dunkeld Cathedral. Over 400 pieces of art work on sale at any one time.
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, by Dunkeld
Loch of the Lowes offers stunning views of Ospreys from the hide and on cctv. There is other wildlife too such as Red Squirrels, Woodpeckers, Grebes and perhaps even Otters. The visitor centre has an amazing viewing window through which you can watch the red squirrels while having a cup of tea.
Land Rover Experience Scotland, Butterstone Loch, Dunkeld
Immerse yourself in the capability of Land Rover and book an off-road driving adventure with Land Rover Experience Scotland. Book anything from a 1-hour introduction to a full day off road adventure. The more rain, the more mud and the more fun you will have!
Dunkeld Smoked Salmon
Artisan smokehouse and shop in the centre of Dunkeld. World famous for its cold and hot smoked salmon. Tastings available on site and there are lots of other food goodies from local producers available.
Local Perthshire Area
Active Kids, Stanley
Climbing Frames, Crazy Golf, Farm Animals, Giant Slides, Go-Karts, Mini-Diggers, Play Fort, Push Tractors, Rotating Cone, Sports Field, Swings, Target Football, Trampolines, Large Covered Play Area and coffee shop
Noah’s Ark, Perth
Noah's Ark Family Entertainment Centre is a soft play centre with a four lane bowling alley, ceramics studio, karting track and café.
Ring of Breadalbane Explorer
Runs Tues, Wed & Sunday. This “hop-on hop-off” mini bus service passes through beautiful towns and villages, and calls at major visitor attractions along the route including the Birks Cinema, Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, the Scottish Crannog Centre and Highland Safaris.
Nae Limits, Ballinluig
We have over 14 adrenaline-fuelled adventure activities for you to experience, whatever the weather. Tackle some white water rafting, quad biking and clay pigeon shooting, canyoning, adventure tubing or white water mambos. Find out more at:
Highland Safaris, by Aberfeldy
Combine exhilarating award winning Land Rover Safaris, our new Red Deer Centre, inspiring walking and biking activities and Perthshire's only Gold and Gem Panning Centre. Relax and enjoy our award-winning café and shop.
With a fleet of over 50 Quad Bikes, treks to suit all abilities and having more than 1000 acres of farmland as your playground the possibilities are endless. In addition to our Quad biking Treks we boast a fantastic Clay Pigeon Shooting range and of course not forgetting the all impressive Argocats.
Tiso Perth Outdoor Experience, Perth
One of the biggest interactive outdoor shops in the UK! Huge range of outdoor clothing and equipment, ski department, Alpine Bikes. Also within the store is Tiso Tots, a staffed soft-play and a 30’ indoor climbing wall which is free to use for local climbers and organisations. Fit Food café and excellent selection of outdoor equipment to hire including bikes & canoes.
We are experienced in providing tailor made outdoor events: touring & sea kayak ventures, archery sessions, exploring loch & rivers in central and east of Scotland and you never know what wildlife you might meet!
Stewart Tower Dairy – Ice Cream Café, near Stanley
This is one of the local families’ favourite treats. In the parlour you can choose from 18 different flavours of ice cream - available in cones, tubs and sundaes - and enjoy a coffee, home-bake or a tasty light lunch freshly prepared in our kitchen.
The Scottish Crannog Centre, near Kenmore
Take a look at some of our underwater discoveries in the exhibition; walk over water into the Iron Age on your crannog tour; and test your skills at ancient crafts and technology. Hire one of our dugout canoes, weather permitting. Special events run regularly featuring artists, musicians, skilled craft workers and other specialists who, together with our own team of Iron Age guides, actively bring the past to life for adults and children alike from ages 4+.
Stanley Mills, Stanley
The visitor centre tells the stories of those who worked there and the products they made. The superb interactive displays let you discover if your fingers are as nimble as a child labourer’s or compete to see if you are tough enough in business to make the mills profitable.
Edradour Whisky Distillery, by Pitlochry
The smallest traditional distillery in tucked away in the picturesque ‘little Model Village’ of Edradour. See whisky being made first hand amidst sights, sounds, smells and most importantly the exquisite tastes you will always remember. Regular tours of the distillery with options for non-drinkers.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Visit Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s website to discover a packed programme of plays, musicals, comedy, ceilidhs and concerts, plus tours, talks, festivals. Unique Highlands theatre offering a wide variety of productions and a cafe-bar with river views.
The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy
This isn’t just any cinema – a recently, beautifully refurbished community resource that’s a great venue for meetings, conferences or events, or a place to relax with friends for lunch, an evening meal or just a glass of wine.
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl
Seat of the Dukes of Atholl and home to the Atholl Highlanders, Britain's only private army. With some thirty treasure-filled rooms to see, extensive parklands, woodland and riverside walks, restaurant and gift shop, Blair Castle makes an ideal day out for all the family. Take part in the children's Castle Detectives Challenge, use the picture clues provided
Queen’s View Visitor Centre, by Pitlochry
Queen's View lies at the heart of Highland Perthshire, and it's the area's most popular visitor attraction. It’s thought to be named after, the first wife of Robert the Bruce, who lived around 600 years ago. Today, you too can enjoy views fit for a queen – along with a nice cup of tea at the café. Pick out some gifts at the well-stocked shop and relax before exploring the nearby forests.