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!
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Auchterarder House is fantastically located in the heart of Scotland and guests can access all these activities with ease. Some are virtually on your doorstep whilst others are all within an hour’s drive. The roads within central Scotland are excellent and some are dual carriage way (just be careful of the speed cameras). Sat Nav works well in most areas and we can provide directions/maps as required.
Edinburgh, St Andrews and Glasgow are also within an hour away and it’s fun to leave the main roads when possible to explore the countryside and get up into the hills. Even these smaller roads are generally well sign posted and you shouldn’t get lost but even if you do, that’s part of the fun! You might come across a little country inn where you can stop for a wee dram and you will definitely come across some amazing views!
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.