Children Interests

Children’s Interests

Things for Children to do while staying at Duncrub Holidays

Quite apart from the small Play Park and tennis courts in Dunning itself, the area offers a number of entertainments for children. Perth Leisure Pool has a leisure pool with flumes, wild water whirlpool and outdoor lagoon, a small children’s pool and a lap pool. Next door there’s the Dewar’s Centre for ice skating. Take advantage of the “Skate ‘n’ Swim” ticket. And if you are looking for inspiration for children’s entertainment in the car, try Are We There Yet – it’s packed full of suggestions for things to occupy and amuse children while travelling.

Visit Noah’s Ark at Glendevon Farm on the outskirts of Perth for a safe indoor play area, with separate areas for different ages of children and a cafeteria on site. It located beside the Golf Driving Range and Go-Karts. Nearby the Perth Mart Visitor Centre at East Huntingtower has a Highland Farm Life show with sheep, goats, cattle and horses and their very own Highland cow ” Big Morag”.

The Ceramic Experience near Crieff offers young and old the chance to create their own ceramic masterpieces, while nearby a visit to the Drummond Trout Farm and Fishery may be just the thing – feed the fish, see the salmon ladder and the underwater camera, catch your own – free lessons for beginners and experts alike! Walk and talk with the animals at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre , set in 100 acres of beautiful Perthshire hills near Comrie.

At Birnam, visit the Beatrix Potter Exhibition and learn about Beatrix’s connection to Dunkeld and Birnam and the inspiration she drew from the area.

In Fife, about 40 minutes drive the Scottish Deer Centre you can meet the deer face-to-face with the experts. Falconry displays and trailer rides can be enjoyed.

Near Kinross visit the Scottish Raptor Centre to see falconry demonstrations

Deep Sea World is a must – you will find it near North Queensferry off the last junction before crossing the Forth road bridge.

Camperdown Wildlife Centre in the Country Park at Dundee (30 minutes drive) is home to Brown bears, Lynx, Scottish Wildcats, Wolves and Eagles. And in the other direction the Blair Drummond Safari & Leisure Park near Doune offers the safari experience, pets farm, performing sea lions and children’s rides, adventure playground and 5-seater pedal boats.

Ben Lawers Mountain Visitor Centre by Loch Tay
Meet some of the animals and plants that live on Ben Lawers. Wellies and waterproofs recommended! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book in advance (on every Tuesday until 29th August). Tel: 01567 820397