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Posts for April 2014

Action Glen launches new family treasure hunt!

Wednesday 30th Apr 2014

Glen’s Family Treasure Hunt

Glen, the friendly deer who lives in the quarry at Action Glen and whose statue you may have seen at Action Glen has been working on a secret mission. Over the last few months, he has been in cahoots with the Action Glen team working on the new family treasure hunt and it is now finally ready for release. Following the 13 clues around the estate, Glen’s family treasure hunt will take you on a mini adventure; the challenge for you is to work out what Glen is referring to?

Starting and finishing at Action Glen, the circular route takes you through Crieff Hydro’s estate taking in the views of the Strathearn valley below. The treasure hunt can be completed by foot or bike and is ideal for families or older children. On foot, the hunt will take you around an hour or so to complete so is great way to spend some quality family time together. And to top it all off, on completion of the hunt and your hard work, you will be awarded with an edible prize!

All this is available for the bargain price of £5 and includes the map, pencil and prize!!!

Booking is not required for the treasure hunt, just head to Action Glen and off you go! If you would like more information or have any questions about the treasure hunt please feel free to give Action Glen a call on 01764 651 671 or contact us here.

family treasure hunt
Following all your hard work, why not head up to the Clubhouse for a refreshing drink or bite to eat! Open daily, the clubhouse is a great place to stock up on snacks for the treasure hunt or head to afterwards for a relaxing bite to eat.

If after all this the kids still aren’t tired, there is plenty more for the kids to do around the estate! Why not head to the adventure playground by the tennis courts for more family adventures!


Kids adventures that wont break the bank!!!

Wednesday 23rd Apr 2014

Mini adventures for small people!

Crieff Hydro has the deal to save school holiday boredom!

With school holidays just around the corner, Crieff Hydro has a wide range of activities to keep the kids entertained without breaking the bank!

We have various activity packages available for kids of all ages and not only do they save you money, we also promise to try and tire them out!

Our Superhero activity packages are ideal for kids full of energy as it offers three activities in one. From just £18, the Superhero training consists of water rollerz, quad pods and polaris and is available to kids aged 6 and over.
For the younger members of the family, our Mini Explorers activity packages are ideal for kids aged 3 and over. With pedal boats, crazy golf and quad pods, these activity packages will tire them out and all this is available from just £12.
For the older members of the brood, the Motorised Mayhem activity package is perfect for kids aged 8 and above. Mini quads and polaris will get the kids driving mad and this package is available from just £20.
While all this is going on, there are coffee and comfy seats for parents to sit back and relax.
And if the kids are still not tired after all this, why not add on the vertigo zip line for just £7.50?? Or learn the art of survival in woodland settings from the experts. There’s plant eating, shelter building, marshmallow roasting and treasure hunting to name but a few and all this is available for £29pp and is available to kids over the age of 5 years old.
For more mini adventures, why not head to the adventure play park next to the tennis courts. Or trot up to the riding centre for a ride on Polly the Shetland pony, ideal for kids under 5 years old and for the bargain price of £5!!
With all this going on at Crieff Hydro, you would be mad to miss out! To book your mini activities, just call 01764 655 555.


Father’s Day Golfing Gift

Wednesday 16th Apr 2014

Treat Dad this year to the ultimate Father’s day gift

With Father’s day on Sunday 15th June, why not treat Dad to a golfing experience at Crieff Hydro.

Instead of getting Dad the usual socks and chocolates this Father’s day why not get him something he can really enjoy! Give Dad the ultimate day out with a round of golf on Crieff Hydro’s Culcrieff course, 45 balls on the driving range and a soup and sandwich lunch at Culcrieff Golf Club.

And it won’t break the bank. All this just £19, saving you a whopping 50%! An ideal present for dads and granddads.

Set at Crieff Hydro’s 18 hole golf course, Culcrieff, offers spectacular views of Ben Vorlich and Ben More. This unique yet challenging golf course offers several serious par four holes before finishing up with a downhill par three to complete your perfect round.

With sporting fever set to hit Scotland this year in the form of the Ryder Cup and the Commonwealth Games, it is the perfect year to practice your golf swing and soak up the sporting fever!!



Added extras? Club and golf buggy hire are also available from the golf club for an additional charge. To book, just call our team on 01764 655 555

If Dad would prefer to take on something more adrenaline filled, then why not look to get him a segway experience, quad biking, Tomcat experience or one hour off road driving experience for a Father’s day he won’t forget.

If golf is not Dad’s thing, then Crieff Hydro has a mouth-watering lunch offer to tantalise his taste buds instead. Enjoy a family Sunday roast in the Meikle restaurant for £18.50 per adult and £12.50 per child or £5.50 from the kids menu. And we will even throw in a gift for Dad too!

If you are looking for a family day out, then Action Glen has a great deal on archery, air rifle shooting and woodland combat. Activities don’t have to break the bank so book three people in for woodland combat, archery or air rifles, and you will get a fourth place absolutely free!!! With archery suitable for kids from aged 6 years old and above, a great family day can be had by all at Crieff Hydro.



Perthshire’s leading adventure centre takes you to new heights

Wednesday 9th Apr 2014

Head for the trees at Action Glen for a hair raising adventure

Your ultimate adventure awaits you!

With school holidays just around the corner, Action Glen has plenty of things to do for kids of all ages. Located in just one hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Action Glen is Perthshire’s premier adventure centre. Located within a 900 acre estate, Action Glen is the home to over 60 outdoor activities from tree top adventures to quad bikes and segways.
Launched last year, Aloft! is Perthshire’s best tree top adventure with over 1km of exciting obstacles and speedy zip wires to conquer. Using the latest safety technology, Aloft! has three tree top adventures to choose from. Whether you are looking to swing in the tree tops or want to stay a bit closer to the ground, we have something to suit adults and kids of all ages!
From tree-to-tree, across rope bridges and then along the tightest of tightropes and past tonnes of tricky obstacles, Aloft! is the ideal for days out with the kids, suitable for kids aged 7 years old and 145cm in height and offers a great family experience with family packages available from just £90.

Perfect for during the school holidays, Aloft! goers can choose from a 2 or 3 hour adventure experience, depending on how long you would like to swing in the trees. With 3 trails to pick from, there is something for all abilities at Perthshire’s adventure centre. The first of the adventures, Turret Trail, is the lowest of our adventures starting at 3m. Meikle’s Keep is the second of our adventures and features 9 obstacles and 2 zip wire. Our third adventure, Eagles Nest starts at 9m and rises to a hair raising 14m before taking on the 170m zip wire back to the ground.
For those who do not have a head for heights, there is a trail below where onlookers can encourage Aloft! goers along, shout words of encouragement and take pictures of their adventure.
Kit up and kick off in the nursery area and instructors will guide you to the trail for you and up you go. All adventures finish with a lengthy zip line back to the ground. The final challenge is whether you can land on two feet!
Once safely back on the ground, why not head up to the Clubhouse for a refreshing drink and bite to eat while recounting your Aloft! adventure.

Bookings can now be made online via our website, all you need to do is head to the activity you would like to do and check out the dates and times available.

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