Active & adventure

Quick Finder

Search for Places

Search Accommodation

Room / Property
If booking self-catering accommodation please select 1 room/property for the total number of adults & children.
Advanced Search

Search What's On

Start Date
End Date

Search things to do


Search Food & Drink


Search Scots Agents

Download your copy of the Active in Scotland 2014 - 2015 brochure.
Download a brochure ››

View the official guide to adventure activities in Scotland

Bring your sense of adventure to Scotland where you will find that you can swing through the trees, roll down lush hills, and sail across our golden sands. While having a go at great outdoor activities, you can take in a variety of splendid landscapes, from deep shaded forests to stunning coastlines.

Across the country you’ll find there are a whole range of activity providers and centres where you can try a number of things, from paintballing to quad biking - you can make a day of it!

Explore forests from tens of feet above the ground on one of the many aerial assault courses. It’s a thrilling way to get back to nature as you negotiate ropes, swings, zip wires and perhaps even skateboard on a tree top adventure.

Why not test the accuracy of your shot and have a go at archery, or try paintballing where you need to be fast on your feet as well as a have good aim to take out your opponents. You can experience being propelled down a hill in a huge plastic ball as you try sphereing, rolling at speeds of up to 30 mph.

For a day by the sea with a difference, book a landing yachting session. Feel the ocean’s breeze on your face as the wind carries you across the beach in your sailed contraption. It’s the perfect activity for those wanting to experience all the elegance of sailing without a boat or much water!

  • A man walks across the Log Balance at one of the Go Ape! activity centres in Scotland.
    The Log Balance at one of the Go Ape! activity centres in Scotland
  • An archer takes his aim at Archery at East Neuk Outdoors in Cellardyke Park, Anstruther, Fife.
    Archery at East Neuk Outdoors in Cellardyke Park, Anstruther, Fife
  • A participant gets hit during a paintball session at Nae Limits in Perthshire
    Paintballing in a forest game zone at Nae Limits, Perthshire
  • Land yachting on West Sands beach, St Andrews, Fife; a perfect windy day activity.
    Land yachting on West Sands beach, St Andrews, Fife
  • Two visitors in a sphereing ball head down the hillside course at Laggan Outdoors in Dumfries & Galloway
    Sphereing at Laggan Outdoors in Dumfries & Galloway
A boy tackles an aerial assault course at one of the Go Ape! centres in Scotland

Aerial assault courses

Discover our forests from a height on tree top adventures and aerial assault courses.

A man clings to a rock face on a coasteering trip near Oban, Argyll © Stramash Social Enterprise

Get active this summer!

Discover 15 exciting ways to explore the great outdoors.

An archer takes his aim at Eask Neuk Outdoors at Cellardyke Park, Anstruther, in Fife.


Find out more about the ancient sport of archery and where you can try it in Scotland.

Three participants try paintballing at Nae Limits in Perthshire

Paintball & laser tag

Discover great locations where you can try paintballing and laser tag activities across Scotland.

Lan yachting on West Sands beach, St Andrews in Fife.

Land yachting

Read about land yachting, an exhilarating coastal activity which you can try in Scotland.

Competitors running on the loch-side during the Loch Ness Marathon

Marathons & adventure challenges

Scotland offers a superb range of running and challenge events where you can test your abilities. Sign up for an event today!

Mountain balling, or sphereing, at Laggan Outdoors in Dumfries & Galloway


Like the idea of tumbling down a hillside in a giant hamster ball? If so, why not discover where you can try the fun activity of sphereing in the Scottish countryside.

A man on a segway tour at Laggan Outdoors, Dumfries & Galloway, with the Solway Coast in the background


Discover more about Segway experiences and tours in Scotland, a unique and environmentally-friendly way to explore the Scottish countryside.