Fun Outdoor Activities & Things To Do in Scotland
Welcome to Scotland, the ultimate natural playground. Here you can have a go at all the outdoor activities the country is legendary for, as well as some you might not have heard of.
This is a land and coast made for exploration and adrenaline-pumping adventures! You can mountain bike down rugged alpine terrain, navigate an aerial assault course across a forest canopy, scale the lofty heights of the Cairngorms, or glide along the shoreline of a Hebridean island in a sea kayak. From world-class watersports, walking and cycling, the possibilities for getting active in Scotland's magnificent great outdoors are endless!
Discover ideas for fun things to do in Scotland, including outdoor adventures, fun days out, family activities, and more.
Most Popular Activities to Try in Scotland
Try our most iconic activities - long walks up mountains, mountain biking down hills and cycling through forests.
Walking in Scotland means mighty mountains to conquer and plenty of forest paths, coastal walks, and city routes to wander.
Cycling in Scotland
On your bike! Discover Scottish cycling routes, mountain bike centres, bike hire, cycling tours and events.
Mountain Biking in Scotland
Test your skills in one of the best mountain biking locations in the world.
Scottish Golf & The Best Golf Courses in Scotland
Learn more about Scottish golf, including some of the best golf clubs and courses in Scotland now.
Scottish Munros - Hill & Munro Bagging
How tall are Munros? How do you go about climbing one? It's time to find out about Scotland's Munro mountains and the sport of Munro-bagging!
Types of Activities to Try in Scotland
As well as our most popular activities, Scotland is home to some unusual and quirky things to do that will add that extra special element to your trip.
Make a splash on your holiday with a range of thrilling watersports that you can enjoy with the family.
Hit the slopes during Scotland's winter months to learn new skills, enjoy a family break, and soak in the magnificent panoramic views that surround you.
Family Friendly Activities
We've got some great ideas for an active day out with the kids, suitable for all different ages.
6 Family-Friendly Cycle Routes in Scotland
Keep those wheels turning with our six great family-friendly cycle routes.
10 Crazily Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids
Make unforgettable family memories on these 10 outdoor adventures for kids that adults will love too, including cycling, gorge walking and zorbing.
10 family-friendly mountain biking trails in Scotland
One of the best ways to have fun with the kids is on two wheels along some family-friendly mountain bike trails.
14 Scenic Short Walks for Families
Family walking trips are a great way to embrace the great Scottish outdoors.
11 Amazing Outdoor Activities to Do in Scotland
Whether you are in Scotland’s largest city or the middle of the Highlands, there are many new and exciting experiences waiting for you.
If you need that little extra bit of adrenaline in your Scottish outdoor adventure, look no further!
Other ways to enjoy the outdoors
Not sure what activity to try? Check out these guides for other ideas on making the most of Scotland's great outdoors.
Explore Scotland safely
Make sure you read up on our safety advice and remember to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
A Guide to Safety Outdoors in Scotland
Although our scenery is stunning, Scotland's outdoors can be wild and rural. It's important to be prepared with the correct clothing and equipment.
Scottish Outdoor Access Code
You can explore most of Scotland's outdoor land as long as you behave responsibly. This is known as access rights and is unique to Scotland.
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