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  • A group relax on the bridge in the grounds of Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire
    Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire
  • A family of three admire the Meigle Pictish Stones at the Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum, Perthshire
    Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum, Perthshire
  • Looking towards Scone Palace, a 19th century castellated mansion located north of Perth across the River Tay
    Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish Kings
  • Traditional cooking techniques at the Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay, Perthshire
    Traditional cooking techniques at the Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay, Perthshire

Perthshire is the perfect location for a great family day out with a range of activities which promise to engage and entertain both children and adults alike for hours. From castles and palaces, luscious gardens, museums and much more, Perthshire offers something for everyone.

If you’ve ever wondered what life was like in Scotland during the Iron Age, visit the Scottish Crannog Centre on the banks of Loch Tay at Kenmore. The history of the time is brought to life through a fascinating series of interactive exhibitions and special events.

Another slice of history for the whole family to enjoy can be found at the Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum, just east of Blairgowrie. The impressive collection of stone carvings dates back to Pictish times and is said to be one of the most important collections of its kind in western Europe.

Perthshire is also home to several castles and one of its most distinctive is Blair Castle in Blair Atholl. Enjoy a tour of the castle where the kids will love the special detective's challenge before exploring the beautiful gardens and grounds which include a woodland adventure playground.

Further south on the outskirts of Perth, stop off at Scone Palace and Gardens for a great family day out. One of the highlights has to be the Murray Star Maze which features 2,000 trees that have been planted to give a unique tartan effect. Are you up for the challenge?

Head to Highland Safaris near Aberfeldy and discover the thrill of roaming the hills and forests in a 4x4. At the visitor and trail centre, pan for gold, get up close to red deer, practice mountain bike skills, try pond dipping in the Discovery Garden, or simply have some fun in the play area.

There's plenty family-friendly activities and attractions to enjoy across Perthshire, so make sure you make the most of your visit to the area affectionately known as 'Big Tree Country'.

Browse the listings below for more ideas for great family days out in Perthshire.

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  1. Comrie Croft Bikes


    Mountain Bike Trails


    Crieff, Comrie and Strathearn

    Grin enducing down hill mountain bike trails with adrenalin rushing obstacles and breathtaking views all within an hours’ drive of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  2. Loch Leven Heritage Trail


    Parks & Gardens


    Kinross Area and Loch Leven

    Loch Leven (Kinross-shire) lies between Edinburgh (31 miles) and Perth (20 miles), in the east of Scotland’s Central Lowlands. The nearest town is Kinross.Trail goe around the Loch and is 21km (13 miles) in lenght

  3. The Fair Maid's House


    Science Centres


    Perth Area

    The Royal Scottish Geographical Society's visitor and education centre in the Fair Maid's House is a geographical delight housed in the oldest secular building in Perth.

  4. Perth Concert Hall




    • 4 Arts Venue
    4 Arts Venue


    Perth Concert Hall is a brand new building that is home to an exciting programme of music, new media arts, community events and conferences.

  5. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction


    The Scottish Crannog Centre is an award-winning and interactive centre which shows what Iron Age life was like with a reconstructed prehistoric loch-dwelling.

  6. Craigower


    Nature Centres & Reserves



    Craigower is a 4.5 hectare hilltop with open heathland and scattered Scots pines. It is a locally important site for butterflies.

  7. Stanley Mills


    Historic Buildings & Homes


    • 5 Historic Attraction
    5 Historic Attraction


    Stanley Mills is a unique complex of water-powered cotton mills situated on a majestic bend in the River Tay.

  8. Queen's View Visitor Centre, Café & Shop


    Nature Centres & Reserves


    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


    The Queen’s View in Highland Perthshire overlooks Loch Tummel and is said to have been named after Queen Victoria, following her visit to the area in 1866.

  9. Gradings

    • 5 Museum
    5 Museum


    The Black Watch Castle & Museum tells the story of Scotland's elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries.

  10. Gradings

    Blair Atholl

    The Clan Donnachaidh Centre is a museum and gift shop which promotes the heritage and artefacts of the clan.


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