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Holiday Parks in Perthshire & Kinross-shire

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Surrounded by picturesque countryside in the heart of rural Perthshire, just 10 miles from the fair city of Perth, this beautifully located park sits near the rivers Tay and Isla and boasts views of the Grampian Mountains.
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Located at the south end of Loch Lochy in the Great Glen, close to the Caledonian Canal in an excellent area for touring the Highlands, Gairlochy boasts some of the most spectacular views in Scotland.
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River Edge offers you all the benefits of a family owned and run park combined with a wonderful setting beside tranquil River Earn.
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Tummel Valley Holiday Park, beautifully situated in Pitlochry, Scotland, offers guests a serene retreat surrounded by the lush landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.
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Perthshire and Kinross Shire, a gem in the heart of Scotland, offers an enchanting mix of wild landscapes and family-friendly activities. Imagine kids exploring castle ruins while you savour local venison pies. Get your adrenaline fix white-water rafting on the River Tay or unwind with a loch-side stroll. Did you know the region is dubbed 'Big Tree Country' due to its towering Douglas firs? Opting for a holiday park stay here means quality family time in nature's playground, with the comfort of home at your fingertips. It's a no-brainer for a stress-free break where everyone's interests are catered for.

Have You Discovered UK Holiday Parks?

These self-contained resorts offer caravans, lodges, and sometimes tents or glamping pods. You can enjoy a range of facilities including swimming pools, entertainment venues, kids' clubs, and restaurants. They're designed for families looking for a break where everything is on your doorstep!

Holiday parks offer more space and freedom than hotels, such as separate bedrooms, living areas, and your own outdoor space. With the added bonus of on-site amenities and entertainment. They're self-catering too, saving money on dining out.

Going for a UK holiday park means you can forget about stressful airports, and luggage restrictions, and you can pack the car with as many of your home comforts as you like. Plus, you're contributing to the local economy and reducing your carbon footprint.

Why Take Your 2024 Family Holiday Park Break in Perthshire And Kinross Shire?

Perthshire and Kinross Shire is a gem for family holidays. It's a region brimming with lochs, forests, and castles, offering a slice of Scottish heritage without the yawn factor. In 2024, look out for the new adventure play areas opening in several parks. The area is known for its vibrant events, like the Perth Festival of the Arts and the Blairgowrie and East Perthshire Walking Festival. Holiday parks here provide a cosy base to return to after a day of exploring. What's unique? The blend of outdoor adventure with cultural experiences – think kayaking on the Tay followed by a storytelling session at The Crannog Centre.

If you're visiting Perthshire And Kinross Shire with kids

Absolutely, this area is a playground for kids. They can go wild in nature, learn about Scottish history in a fun way, and there's plenty of space to run around. Holiday parks cater to families, with kids' clubs and activities tailored to young ones.

Things to pack for kids:

  1. Weather-appropriate clothing – it can be unpredictable.
  2. Sturdy walking shoes for outdoor adventures.
  3. Swimwear for pool days at the park.
  4. Sunscreen and hats, even in Scotland!
  5. Outdoor toys like frisbees or footballs.
  6. Any favourite snacks or comfort items.
  7. Travel games for downtime.
  8. Camera or binoculars for wildlife spotting.

Pet Friendly Perthshire And Kinross Shire Adventures

Perthshire and Kinross Shire is a haven for pets, with vast open spaces and trails. Many holiday parks welcome pets, and you'll find dog-friendly pubs like The Old Mill Inn in Pitlochry. Tips for pet owners: always check the pet policy before booking, and bring your pet's bed and favourite toys to make them feel at home.

Dog walking ideas in Perthshire And Kinross Shire

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
The Hermitage 1.5 Woodland PH8 0JR
Queen's View 0.5 Lake View PH16 5NR
Kinnoull Hill 4 Woodland/City Views PH2 7LN
Loch Leven Heritage Trail 13 (circular) Lakeside KY13 9HD
Birks of Aberfeldy 2 Waterfall/Woodland PH15 2BJ

Dining at the park, or heading out

Many holiday parks have on-site dining, offering convenience after a long day. Local cuisine includes hearty dishes like Cullen Skink, a creamy fish soup. For a family-friendly pub, try The Taybank in Dunkeld. Couples might enjoy a quieter meal at the intimate setting of The North Port Restaurant in Perth.

Outdoor Family Adventures

Perthshire and Kinross Shire is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Activity centres like Nae Limits and Splash White Water Rafting offer everything from canyoning to river bugging. Expect to pay around £40-£80 per person for most activities. Seasonal opening times vary, so check ahead.

Nearby shopping

Name Type On Offer Postcode
St John's Shopping Centre Shopping Centre High street brands PH1 5UX
House of Bruar Luxury Shopping Scottish goods, clothing PH18 5TW
Aberfeldy Watermill Bookshop & Gallery Books, art, gifts PH15 2BG
The Scottish Antique & Arts Centre Antiques Antiques, cafe PH13 9SJ
Perth Farmers' Market Market Local produce PH1 5HZ

Top Parks for 2024 in Perthshire And Kinross Shire

Blairgowrie Holiday Park, Perthshire

Driving Distance: 30 minutes (18 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

Blairgowrie Holiday Park

About this park: Blairgowrie Holiday Park is a serene getaway nestled in the heart of Perthshire, offering luxurious lodges, caravan holiday homes, and a tranquil environment surrounded by picturesque landscapes, perfect for families and couples seeking a peaceful retreat.

For the kids - The park provides a safe and engaging playground for children to enjoy, as well as nature trails for family walks where kids can discover the local wildlife. Although it's a quieter park, the proximity to outdoor activities ensures there's plenty for energetic youngsters to do.

What's on-site? Blairgowrie Holiday Park doesn't have an on-site restaurant, but it does offer a small shop for essentials. The park's focus is on relaxation and enjoying the natural surroundings, with a selection of local eateries just a short drive away. There isn't a swimming pool on-site, but the park's tranquil setting more than compensates for this.

What's nearby? The famous Cateran Trail is nearby, offering a 64-mile circular walking route (prices free). For skiing enthusiasts, Glenshee Ski Centre is around a 40-minute drive away. Active families can also visit Outdoor Explore for kayaking adventures, about a 30-minute drive from the park.

Accommodation options: Accommodation ranges from luxury lodges to caravan holiday homes, catering to couples, families, and groups. The park is pet-friendly, allowing you to bring your furry friends along for the holiday.

Taymouth Marina, Perthshire

Driving Distance: 40 minutes (27 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

Taymouth Marina

About this park: Taymouth Marina is a luxury waterfront resort offering self-catering accommodation with breathtaking views of Loch Tay, complete with a watersports centre and an exclusive hot box sauna, making it an ideal choice for families and groups seeking both relaxation and adventure.

For the kids - Children can enjoy paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking at the watersports centre. There's also a safe, sandy beach area for younger kids to play and paddle in the loch.

What's on-site? Taymouth Marina boasts an on-site restaurant serving delicious local cuisine with stunning loch views. The highlight is the 'Hot Box' sauna, located right by the water's edge. There's also a slide into the loch for the more adventurous. However, there is no traditional swimming pool or kids club.

What's nearby? The Scottish Crannog Centre, an open-air museum featuring a reconstructed Iron Age dwelling, is just a 5-minute drive away (tickets around £10 per adult). Castle Menzies is a 20-minute drive, offering a glimpse into Scotland's past (entry approximately £9 per adult).

Accommodation options: The resort offers a range of luxury apartments and cottages, ideal for families, groups, and romantic getaways. Many accommodations are pet-friendly, so your pets can join in on the fun.

Loch Tay Highland Lodges, Perthshire

Driving Distance: 1 hour (40 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 7 | Pet friendly? Some options

Loch Tay Highland Lodges

About this park: Loch Tay Highland Lodges is set in a stunning location on the shores of Loch Tay, offering a variety of accommodation and activities, including a private beach and marina, making it perfect for families, outdoor enthusiasts, and those looking for a Scottish adventure.

For the kids - The park features a play area, mini-golf, and archery. Kids can also enjoy the thrill of watersports, such as kayaking and canoeing, available on the loch.

What's on-site? The park has an on-site bistro with lovely views over the loch, a small shop for essentials, and a games room. While there's no swimming pool, the loch itself offers plenty of water-based fun, and the park's amenities ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

What's nearby? The Scottish Crannog Centre is just a 15-minute drive away, and the Falls of Dochart, a beautiful set of waterfalls in Killin, are around a 25-minute drive (free to visit). For a historical outing, Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery is about a 30-minute drive, with tours starting from £10 per adult.

Accommodation options: The park offers a wide range of accommodation, from glamping domes and wigwams to luxury lodges and cottages. Some options are pet-friendly, so check in advance if you're bringing a pet.

Piperdam Golf & Leisure Resort, Angus

Driving Distance: 50 minutes (31 miles) | Sleeps: Up to 12 | Pet friendly? Some lodges

Piperdam Golf & Leisure Resort

About this park: Piperdam Golf & Leisure Resort is a versatile holiday destination with a range of activities including a golf course, spa facilities, and an indoor pool, making it an excellent choice for families, golf enthusiasts, and those looking for a fun-filled break.

For the kids - The resort offers a soft play area, an activity barn with table tennis and pool tables, and a range of outdoor activities like quad biking and archery. The indoor pool also has a 'lagoon pool' for children to enjoy.

What's on-site? Piperdam features a restaurant and bar with a varied menu, a fully equipped gym, and a luxurious spa. The indoor swimming pool includes a steam room and sauna, providing entertainment and relaxation for all ages.

What's nearby? Camperdown Wildlife Centre is a 20-minute drive away, with entry fees around £5.50 for adults. For a cultural experience, the Dundee Science Centre is approximately a 25-minute drive, with tickets priced at about £8.25 for adults.

Accommodation options: The resort offers a wide range of lodges, some with hot tubs, suitable for couples, families, and large groups. While not all lodges are pet-friendly, there are specific options available for those with pets.

Family Days Out In Perthshire And Kinross Shire

When you're planning a trip to one of the holiday parks in Perthshire and Kinross Shire, you'll be spoilt for choice with attractions. Whether you're after thrills, wildlife, or a bit of culture, there's something for everyone. Here's the lowdown on some top spots to add to your itinerary.

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

  • Opening Times: Varies seasonally, check the website for current times
  • Prices: Tiered pricing, discounts for online booking
  • Postcode: PH23 3AJ
  • Est. time required: Full day
  • Nearest parking: On-site, free of charge

Landmark Forest Adventure Park is an epic day out for families who love a bit of adrenaline. With roller coasters, water slides, and a treetop trail, there's plenty to keep everyone entertained. Don't miss the 'Bamboozeleum' – it's a hit with kids and adults alike. To avoid crowds, try visiting outside of school holidays if you can. Grab your tickets online in advance to save a few quid.

Phone number: 01479 841613 | Web:

Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

  • Opening Times: Daily, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (Apr to Oct), limited opening Nov to Mar
  • Prices: Adult/Child/Family tickets available
  • Postcode: PH18 5TL
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, charges may apply

Blair Castle isn't just a dusty old building; it's a dive into Scotland's past with 700 years of history. The gardens are a peaceful retreat, and the kids will love the adventure playground. Check out the castle's events calendar – they often have activities like archery or pony rides. The best time to visit is spring when the gardens are in full bloom.

Phone number: 01796 481207 | Web:

The Scottish Crannog Centre

  • Opening Times: Mar-Oct, 10 am - 5:30 pm
  • Prices: Adult/Concession/Child tickets available
  • Postcode: PH15 2HY
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, free for visitors

The Scottish Crannog Centre is a unique look into Iron Age life. The reconstructed crannog – an ancient loch-dwelling – is fascinating, and the hands-on ancient crafts will keep the kids busy. They've got live demonstrations and you can even try your hand at making fire. It's a bit niche, so might be best for families with an interest in history or archaeology.

Phone number: 01887 830583 | Web:

Active Kids Adventure Park

  • Opening Times: Daily, 10 am - 5 pm
  • Prices: Pay for what you play, various activity prices
  • Postcode: PH2 7RJ
  • Est. time required: Half to full day
  • Nearest parking: On-site, free of charge

Active Kids Adventure Park is a winner for burning off energy. With go-karts, trampolines, and a giant pillow to bounce on, it's a paradise for active kids. The indoor play area is a lifesaver for rainy days. Summer's the best time to visit when all the outdoor activities are open. Remember to pack a change of clothes – things can get messy here!

Phone number: 01738 827286 | Web:

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre

  • Opening Times: Daily, 10 am - 5 pm
  • Prices: Adult/Child/Family tickets available
  • Postcode: PH6 2JE
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site, included in entry fee

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre is a hit for animal lovers. With over 50 species, there's loads to see – from meerkats to Scottish wildcats. The hatchery where you can watch chicks emerging is a unique feature. Spring is great for seeing new babies, but any time's good for a visit. Don't miss the feeding times; they're a highlight and a chance to learn something new.

Phone number: 01764 679469 | Web:

The Enchanted Forest

  • Opening Times: Seasonal event, typically Oct-Nov, check website for exact dates
  • Prices: Tickets sell fast, book in advance
  • Postcode: PH16 5BN
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Park and ride system in place during the event

The Enchanted Forest is a magical light and sound show set in Faskally Wood. It's an immersive experience that'll dazzle the whole family. Each year has a different theme, so it's always fresh. Tickets can be like gold dust, so book early. Wrap up warm and wear good shoes – it's all outdoors and you'll be walking on forest paths.


Remember, when you're staying at one of the holiday parks in Perthshire and Kinross Shire, these attractions are just the tip of the iceberg. There's a whole world of fun out there – go explore!


This is our first stay on a holiday park, what will it be like?

Expect a blend of outdoor fun and cosy accommodation. Holiday parks like Blairgowrie Holiday Park offer a mix of caravans, lodges, and sometimes glamping options. You'll find play areas for the kids, nature trails, and often a central hub for dining and entertainment. It's a community vibe, where you can mingle with other families or find your own quiet corner.

What should I pack when visiting Perthshire And Kinross Shire?

Pack for all weathers – a waterproof jacket and good walking shoes are essential. Bring swim gear for pool-equipped parks like Tummel Valley Holiday Park. Don't forget chargers for devices, as well as any entertainment for quiet evenings. If you're self-catering, some basics like salt, pepper, and cooking oil might be handy.

Is Perthshire And Kinross Shire a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely! Off-season can be quieter and sometimes cheaper. The scenery in places like Loch Tay Highland Lodges is stunning in autumn and winter. Plus, you can enjoy cosy nights in your lodge or caravan. Just check ahead for activity availability and local attractions' opening times.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Yes, if you've booked a lodge with a hot tub at a park such as Riverside Log Cabins, it will be cleaned and prepped before you check in. They maintain strict hygiene standards, so you can slip into the bubbles without a worry.

Can we bring our pets to the holiday park?

Many holiday parks in Perthshire And Kinross Shire are pet-friendly, like Piperdam Golf & Leisure Resort. Always check the specific pet policy before booking, as some may charge a small fee or have designated pet-friendly accommodations.

How do we book activities, and do they need to be booked in advance?

For activities at parks like Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, it's best to book in advance, especially during peak times. You can usually book online or at the park's reception. Some activities might be available on a drop-in basis, but booking ahead secures your spot.

What dining options are available within the holiday parks?

Most parks have on-site dining – from casual cafes to full-service restaurants. For example, Piperdam Golf & Leisure Resort offers a restaurant with a view of the loch. Self-catering is easy too, with local shops nearby for supplies, and some parks even have their own convenience stores.

Are there any discounts for local attractions when staying at a holiday park?

Yes, some parks have partnerships with local attractions and offer discounted tickets. Check the welcome pack or ask at reception upon arrival. For example, staying at Loch Tay Highland Lodges might get you deals on nearby water sports or historical sites.

What's the best way to get around Perthshire And Kinross Shire from the holiday park?

Having a car is handy for exploring, but some parks are well-connected by public transport. Local buses can take you to key spots, and parks like Blairgowrie Holiday Park are within walking distance to town centres. Bike hire is also an option for the more active families.

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