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Posts for May 2014

Wild watersports at Action Glen

Tuesday 27th May 2014

With summer just around the  corner, Action Glen is getting ready for an action packed summer and what better way to celebrate the summer than heading out on Loch Earn on “Big Mable” or trying your hand at water skiing.

With the size, scale and scenery of Loch Earn to play. Get thrashed around on giant inflatables – it’s water-based fun all the way.

What could be more fun than bouncing around on the water in our giant inflatable sofa, Big Mable! Or take on the banana boat, a giant yellow banana that is guaranteed to throw you off. Even if it does take a few hard runs, the question is how long will you cling on for??

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If you want more, then we can give you more! More adventure, more adrenaline! Then the Tornado ride is the one for you. This giant inflatable biscuit is towed by our speed boat with it’s main aim to throw you off. Hold on for dear life, this ride is not for the faint hearted.

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Love doughnuts?? Then we have a doughnut that will take your breath away. Towed behind our powerboat, this doughnut requires nerves of steel and a strong grip. Taken on in pairs, this experience can be shared and will provide you with speed, splashes, and lift offs and the chance of bumping into your fellow “ringoer”.

If inflatables are not your thing and you fancy something with a bit more style and skill, then we have the answer for you.  Ever fancied taking on knee or wake boarding? Or waterskiing? Picture the scene, speeding across the water with the wind in your hair while trying your hardest to remain above the water and not in it! If you have never done it before, then don’t worry our qualified instructors are there to help you find your knees or your feet!

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All our watersports are held at Loch Earn, a 20 minute drive away from Action Glen and we provide you with all your safety equipment  and instruction from our qualified instructors.

 

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Stag and Hen Packages

Monday 19th May 2014

Full on petrolhead action? A test of nerves and skill to push even the most competitive of friends to new limits? Or maybe some treetop adventures? We have a great range of experiences for stag and stagettes.

The adrenaline adventure package is available from just £55 and includes a delicious two course Brasserie lunch along with one activity from Aloft! tree top adventure, woodland combat, air rifles or Segways and pizza and Peroni in Piccolo, our very own slice of Italy right here at Crieff Hydro.

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For the more adventurous, why not try “Who dares wins” package for just £75pp which includes a delicious two course lunch, an activity from the following; Glen’s deer devil challenge, quad biking, Aloft! plus air rifles, archery, Segways or woodland combat. But that is not all, you can choose from either of our scrumptious Hendricks Afternoon tea or whisky flight tasting with matched cheeses. If these don’t tickle your taste buds then, why not upgrade to a cocktail masterclass with nibbles with Fran, our very own in house Mixologist or a guided beer sampling session for just £10 extra per person.

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If you can’t decide between the above packages, the All Tourque, All Action package could be the answer. This package includes a delicious two course lunch, a group activity from Glen’s deer devil challenge, quad biking, Aloft! plus either air rifles, archery, Segways or woodland combat. But that is not all! We have also included a cocktail masterclass and pizza and Peroni in Piccolo, our very own Italian pizzeria here on site at Crieff Hydro. All this is available from just £95pp.

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After all this, you may feel like you need a bit of peace and quiet, then don’t worry we have this covered as well. Here on site at Crieff Hydro, we have our very own spa with a range of treatments for both stagettes and stags (we know stags enjoy a bit of pampering too!). And we wouldn’t be a hydro without our very own Victorian spa. Open to adults only, this relaxing haven is a great place to unwind after a hard day of adventure. If this sounds more like you, then check out our range of indoor packages.

And don’t worry, there will be no awkward silences when it comes to picking a designated driver as we have a wide range of accommodation from 3* Cosy cabins to 5* luxury lodges.

If you like the look of the packages but they don’t quite suit you, then don’t worry, just give us call on 01764 651 680 and we can create a package just for you!

Why go anywhere else when we have it all covered at here at Action Glen.

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Action Glen out and about this summer

Wednesday 14th May 2014

This summer, Action Glen are going to be out and about at various events across Scotland.

Saturday 7th June – Crieff Country Market

Head down to James Square for the Crieff Country Market to see the best in local produce, crafts, baking, jams and preserves and more. While you are down there, why not see our Segways in action and see if you can take on the balance board.

Sunday 15th June – Perthshire Adventure Festival

From 13th – 15th June, the Perthshire Adventure Festival will be arriving in Perth City Centre. Now in it’s third year, the adventure festival offers families and individuals the chance to participate in an array of activities including kayaking, canoeing, bungee jumping and we will be there with our Segways on the Sunday.

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As well as the activities, there will be a series of inspirational talks from Olympic medal winner, Tim Baillie MBE, ocean rower Calum McNicol and Steve Bate, a visually impaired climber.

Sunday 13th July – Family Fun Race Day at Perth Race Course

Action Glen are excited to sponsor this year’s Family Fun race Day on 13th July. Along with the racing, Action Glen will be taking along a wide range of activities including Segways, quad pods, archery, Polly the pony, action combat (lasers and inflatables) plus much much more.

Come along for a great family day out and meet our friendly team. Doors open at 11.30am and entry to the race is from £22 (concessionary tickets are available on the day).

Saturday 26th July – Braco show

The one day agricultural show set at Lodge Park, Braco is one of the biggest and best events of its kind in Perthshire. Head along for a day of Scottish tradition and watch the grand parade of livestock, vintage farm machinery, pipe band and highland dancing as well as children’s games and a range of food and drink stands to cater for everyone.

As well as the livestock classes and showing, this year Braco show have introduced a new class, Pet Fancy Dress and the theme this year is the Commonwealth Games! Entry to the show is £6 for Adults, £3 for children & OAP and under 5’s go free!

This year, Action Glen are sponsoring the Young Farmer main arena and will be there with a host of great activities for all the family.

Look out for more information at more events throughout the summer!

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Golf Weeks at Crieff Hydro

Monday 5th May 2014

With golf fever hitting Perthshire this year in the form of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, it is an ideal time to practice your swing! Renowned for its famous golfing history, Scotland’s vast array of courses and scenery surely lives up to its name.

And with the summer fast approaching, Action Glen and Culcrieff golf club have put together a golfing experience for everyone. June’s golf week is kicking off on the 1st June for 6 days and offers a variety of local competitions based at Crieff Golf Club as well as the picturesque St. Fillian’s course.  For those looking for a little extra help, there will be a coach on hand to give you some tips and help you impress your family and friends. Take advantage of this great deal for just £280 per person which includes green fees and tuition as well as a range of evening events such as Texas scramble, quiz night and drinks receptions.

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But don’t worry if that week doesn’t suit, we have another golf week in August. Running from 17th to 22nd August, our second golf week is the perfect compliment. Through the golf week, players will have the opportunity to compete on a range of courses including the Ferntower Course at Crieff Golf club as well as their summer tournament. The golf week is open to guests, families, visitors and ladies with a handicap and all are welcome to join the mixture of individual and team competitions going on throughout the week. Not forgetting off the course, there is a family BBQ as well as a range of entertainment for the whole family being held throughout the week. This great package is available for just £75pp.

If this takes your fancy and you would like more information on the golf weeks, range of accommodation available, Click here for more information, or to book, contact us on 01764 65 1704.

 

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