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Out & About

The Arns Cottage has a huge selection of great things to do and visit from it's door step covering all ages and interests. Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews are all within a 1 hour's drive from the cottage.

There's an abundance of fun things to do with kids in the area which range from Blair Drummond Safari Park, Active Kids Adventure Park, Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Noah's Perth indoor soft play to ceramic painting in Crieff and AMF bowling in Stirling. All of which I have detailed below. For those who love the great outdoors, there's lots of fabulous walks.

The five star, world famous Gleneagles Hotel is only 6 miles from the cottage and has a championship 18 and 9 hole golf course, clay pigeon shooting, tennis courts, archery, a luxurious health Club and a beautiful and sumptuous SPA.

There is also the famous House of Bruar shop (1 hour's drive away) which sits like a castle at the foot of the spectacular Bruar Falls (also a good walk), and is widely acknowledged as Scotland's most prestigious independent store. Definitely the place to go for your cashmere! Within 20 mins drive you have Glen Turret Distillery, home of the Famous Grouse malt in Crieff, Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument in Stirling and Scone Palace in Perth. Within a 10 minute drive you also have Tullibardine Distillery.

Golfers are spoilt for choice with championship courses at Gleneagles Hotel and The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, along with local courses in Auchterarder, Crieff, Dunning and Dunblane.

We also have a huge selection of fantastic places to eat from a 2 Michelin starred restaurant to a variety of tasty café's and farm shops.

Fun things for kids

There is a fantastic variety of fun things to do with children around The Arns Cottage. Here's a few to get the kids excited:

Noah's Ark, Perth
Good for a rainy day. Huge soft play area with Go-Karting for all ages, indoor bowling and a café.

Blair Drummond Safari Park, Near Stirling
A large, drive around wild animal Reserve which has a boat trip out to monkey island, Sea Lion and Bird of Prey Shows, pets farm and adventure playgrounds. A full day of fun! Restaurants, kiosks and picnic and BBQ areas.

Active Kids, Stanley, near Perth
Adventure Park (open from March to October), trampolines, pedal go-karts, giant slides, farm animals, crazy golf. Indoor soft play for under 7yrs and a café, toy shop and picnic area (open in summer months).

Cairnie Fruit Farm, Cupar, Fife
Farm shop with an excellent café. Children's adventure playground with pedal go-karts, trampolines, giant pillow, sand pits and mega maze. Pick your own strawberries in the summer months. Outdoor play area only open in the summer months.

Auchingarrich, outside Comrie
A 100-acre estate with many types of native and exotic species of animal. Hatchery and Bird of Prey Centre. Play parks and indoor soft play areas and a café.

The Ceramic Experience, Crieff
Choose your own piece of unpainted pottery, draw your design and start painting! Soft play area for young children and café for teas/coffees, light lunches and snacks.

Discovery, Dundee
Museum and Visitor Centre built around the RRS Discovery and Capt Scott's journeys to the South Pole. Café and Gift Shop.

Perth Leisure Pool, Perth
This leisure Pool is complete with flumes and fun features ensuring there is something for everyone (check times and ages for fumes as they are only open at certain times and have age restrictions).

AMF Bowling, Stirling


The Vue, Stirling
Playhouse Cinema, Perth

Outdoor shops

Tiso Outdoor Specialist Store, Perth
A large shop specialising in outdoor sports equipment and clothing with a nice Café (healthy food for kids & adults), a soft play area for young children and a climbing wall for children (suitable for 8yrs +).

Day trips

The House Of Bruar, Blair Atholl
This is a fantastic shopping experience, beautifully set in the Perthshire Highlands it boasts some of Scotland's finest produce, clothing and artwork. It also has a delicious restaurant for a casual lunch and an extensive delicatessen. Definitely worth a visit!

Edinburgh & Glasgow - within an hour's drive

St Andrews - just over an hour's drive
A beautiful old University town on the coast (where Prince William & Kate Middleton studied). Cobbled streets with lovely shops and cafes and an extensive beach at the sea front for a walk and to soak up some sea air!

Stirling - 20 mins drive
It has a good shopping centre called The Marshes (easy for parking) and Stirling Castle and The Wallace Monument are the main sites worth a visit.

Glenturret Distillery, Crieff - 20 mins drive
Glenturret is one of the best and most picturesque Scottish distilleries (The Famous Grouse whiskey).

Surrounding countryside to Arns Cottage pic
Visit Glen Turret Distillery
Visit The Discovery Dundee
Visit Blair Drummond Safari Park
Visit AMf Bowling Perth
Visit Tiso Outdoor Specialist Equipment, Perth
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T. Beynon - Bristol
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