I hope everyone is enjoying the Spring season and had a lovely Easter! Speaking of Easter, now’s the perfect chance to get your kids involved in some fun, family bonding time. With the Easter break nearly at an end, it’s not too late to embark on fun activities to do as a family. There are so many exciting, thrilling activities you can do that are based throughout Scotland! Some of our favourites includes the Old Town Ghost Tours in Stirling, Lochearn WakeSchool in Lochearnead, Go Ape in Aberfoyle, Legend Sailing in Perthshire, Ice Climbing in Kinlochleven and Loch Katrine Cruises through Callander. We have a range of properties located within these lovely locations – search Cooper Cottages’ website to find out more!
Old Town Ghost Tours
If you want to embark on a spooky adventure, then the perfect place to visit would be Stirling Old Town Jail. The Stirling Old Town Jail is a top-rated independent attraction site in the heart of the Old Town and currently holds the title winner of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award. Their self-guided audio tours and “Scene of the Crime” Exhibition enable you to safely dive into the dark history of local crime and punishment with insights into prison life and prison reform. If solving puzzles is your thing, you can also participate in the Jail Break Escape Room. A fantastic activity for the family as you search for clues in 60 minutes in order to solve the crime. In addition to the ‘Jail Break’ Escape Room, they have now opened their second ‘Condemned Cell’ Escape Room! The escape rooms are family friendly and offer a truly unique experience! Can you escape Stirling Jail? If looking for a property in Stirling, check out the Penthouse Apartment (sleeps 4).
Ice Factor: Ice Climbing & Mountain Activity Centre (Kinlochleven)
If looking to try a more unusual, exciting activity, why not participate in The National Ice Climbing Centre and UK’s Premier Mountain Activity Centre. The Ice Factor is an ideal destination for thrilling adventures and spending a fun day with your family! This fantastic adventure centre includes indoor ice climbing, rock climbing, mountaineering, aerial adventure courses alongside shops and restaurants such as the Ice Factor Café. There are also outdoor activities offered such as their 250m long Ariel assault course – an adrenaline inducing, 15 metres off the ground which includes a 50m rope swing. Additional offerings include outdoor skill courses, which offers people the opportunity to experience outdoor life within the stunning local surroundings. The Ice Factor (ice climbing) is one of the top 5 visitor attractions in the Scottish Highlands and a must visit attraction site.
Loch Earn Wakeschool
If you’re looking for fun, water-based activities, check out the Loch Earn Wakeschool – with a diverse range of fun, water based activities to try! Explore the stunning Loch Earn by kayak. The great thing about the kayak boats is that there are various sizes, suitable for either a single person to use or to have two people on a single boat for double the fun! Another fun activity for adrenaline junkies is Wakeboarding on the loch. It almost looks like your skating on water! Other fun activities that you can participate in involve Waterskiing, Inflatable Ringo Rides, Stand Up Paddle Board and Speed Boat trips. If looking for a property in Lochearnhead, check out the Allt Beag property (sleeps 5), that are currently offering 15% OFF for bookings in May.
Legend Sailing are situated within the heart of Scotland in Perthshire and have been offering high quality activities for 19 years. The organisation is owned and run by Andy Cryer who has been sailing since 1971 and has been instructing since 1994. Andy was captain of the Scottish sailing club for two years and has sailed and raced within international fireballs for over 20 years. He holds various qualifications within the outdoor industry and has been working on Loch Tay since 1999, improving on his skills and learning new disciplines to give customers the best possible experience. You can experience fresh water sailing on Loch Tay or try one of their adrenaline fuelled Powerboat Treks. Some of the various activities that are offered include Sailing, Canoeing, River Rafting, Quad biking and Self-Driving Powerboat Tours. ? If looking for a property in nearby Killin, check out the Mountain Heart Cottage (sleeps 6) where you can get 10% OFF if you book for 7 nights or more.
Go Ape is an outdoor adventure centre which runs various tree top courses such as tree-to-tree crossings, zip lining across stretches of water and land and nets that are 30 feet above the forest floor! There are also fun activities that are ground based such as heavy-duty forest Segway on off-road trails. Some of the fun activities you can undergo is the ‘Zip Line Experience’, which involves two rides on one of Scotland’s longest dual zip lines which stretched through the Trossachs National Park in the Scottish Highlands. There is also the ‘Treetop Challenge,’ in which this adrenaline induced challenge is made up of a series of high rope courses which various routes to choose from which increases in intensity! Along with dual zip wires that stretches over 400 metres. The Go Ape centre in Scotland are located in Aberfoyle, Peebles and Aberdeen.
Loch Katrine Cruises through Sir Walter Scott Steamboat
For one of the most popular experiences in the Trossachs, check out Loch Katrine Cruises on the “Lady of the Lake”. Going on a cruise is a great opportunity to embrace the beauty of Loch Katrine. With many charms and a rich heritage, Loch Katrine has won the hearts of countless visitors. It is truly one of Scotland’s most special places. The steamship “Sir Walter Scott” has been a landmark here in The Trossachs for over 100 years and is currently fundraising to continue sailing. Visitors can still experience a fun afternoon cruising down the loch on the “Lady of the Lake” or “Rob Roy III”, with options of a 45 Minute Return Cruise, a 2 Hour Return Cruise and a 1 Hour Return Cruise.