Children’s Activities

Auchterarder House is well used to large family house parties as the owner has a large family of his own and he remembers his children enjoying

  • Ceramic experience in Scone
  • Great swing park in Crieff
  • Big play centre in Perth called Noah’s ark
  • Dewars swimming pool with the flumes!

A few other suggestions


Just outside Cupar in Fife is the Scottish Deer Centre and on their 55 acre site, there are 9 different types of deer and you will learn about the differences between them and what makes each species unique. There’s also a Bird of Prey Centre, a network of tree top walkways and an adventure playground. Daily events and tours include Ranger Tours, otter feeding, trailer rides, guided tours and the excellent carnivore feed and walk.

Knockhill Racing Circuit

Exciting karting track session for Kids! Cadet karts for 8 to 11yr olds and Pro Karts for 12yrs + on the 500m outdoor Karting circuit. A range of 10, 20 and 30 minute sessions are available and no minimum numbers required.

Plus get your skills out for the Skid Pan, 4×4 Off Road Track, hillside Rally Stage and the classic 1.3 mile long circuit. They also have the Karting Sprint Race, an exclusive event for Teenage drivers! Perfect for a birthday party celebration or just a great day out! Minimum numbers are 6 to 12 drivers at 12 years +.

White water rafting

With awesome rivers, drops and rapids, Scotland is where it’s at if you want to try the most thrilling white water rafting in Britain. Rafting can be enjoyed all year round in Scotland and has ideal opportunities for both first time rafters and adrenaline junkies.

In the Cairngorms National Park, try the wild side of white water rafting on the mighty River Findhorn and River Tummel. The River Findhorn offers unparalleled scenery and thrilling rafting which sees you drop 500 ft over 18 miles. This is one of Scotland’s last wild rivers and as a consequence rainfall and snow melt determine which sections can be run.

Further south, head to the River Tay and raft the largest river in Scotland. The high water volume provides an exhilarating thrill and some fantastic fast flowing rapids. Grasp the fundamentals of paddling before you take on white water rapids at Grandtully.

Cairnie Farm Maze

 The Maze, sown in maize, grows to be 8 feet high. Highlights include the go-cart track and the giant straw bale climbing fortress. There are also trampolines, a massive sand box, swings, slides, a “young farmers yard” with ride on peddle tractors, loaders & trailers, an XL bouncing pillow, 30m flying fox and other surprises. The 4wd ATV Barrel Bug ride is not to be missed! The farm sows several different varieties of pumpkins and they offer a fun selection of shapes and sizes (& colours too) to choose from!


What a brilliant stay in such a lovely home. We were so close to all the fun activities we wanted and the kids didn’t complain once, which is always a good sign!

Bob, Austin, Texas

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Accommodation for 20 people in 10 double ensuite bedrooms including one ground floor bedroom with fully disabled bathroom. Four of the very large bedrooms each have sofa beds for children if needed.


There is additional staff accommodation available in the Front Lodge.


Drawing room, library, dining room, inner hall, reception hall, cinema room, gym, sauna, shoot room, conservatory & billiard room.


Electric gates offer a high level of security to the property, which is surrounded by high trees and shrubbery, so very private.


20 acres of beautifully kept gardens and grounds, including a barbecue area.


A charming lochan (Scottish for small lake) stocked with brown trout. Guests are welcome to try their luck with a fishing rod.


Glasgow and Edinburgh International Airports under 1 hours drive away.


If you would like to find out more about hiring Auchterarder House for exclusive use, please send us an email at or call us on + 44 (0) 1835 824642.
The house sleeps 20 people in 10 double ensuite bedrooms with one double bedroom and fully disabled bathroom on the ground floor. There are sofa beds in 4 of the large bedrooms allowing for additional children if required.
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