Ideally situated a stone’s throw from the River Tummel in the peaceful, picturesque village of Kinloch Rannoch, the Dunalastair Hotel Suites is a favourite among young families for child-friendly holidays in Scotland.

Along with popular action-adventure activities such as cycling, water sports, and climbing activities, this beautiful part of Perthshire also boasts a number of museums and attractions designed especially for children, making your next family holiday in Scotland as educational as it is enjoyable.

Nae Limits Adventure Centre

A must for any family-friendly Scottish holiday, the Nae Limits Adventure Centre in Ballinluig offers a wealth of activities for children of all ages, including rafting and white-water tubing in the waters of the River Tay, canyoning, and paintballing.

Older children aged 16+ can also experience the thrill of quad biking through the local woodlands, whilst for young ones, the Wee Limits Adventure Academy provides fun activities suitable for ages 5-12.

Open year-round, Nae Limits is less than 40 minutes away from our boutique hotel suites in Perthshire. For full details, opening hours and prices see:

Rannoch Archery

A unique chance for kids and grown-ups alike to step back in time and experience what life was like for the legendary Scottish Highlanders who fought valiantly in the hills and valleys around Perthshire.

Based no more than a three minute walk from the Dunalastair Hotel Suites, Rannoch Archery sessions are run by highly experienced, professional guides, and are a fantastic and unique experience on any family friendly adventure holiday in Scotland.

Atholl Estates Tours

Highly popular with younger families, the Ranger Service at Atholl Estates runs regular guided tours through the Scottish countryside, many of which are designed especially with children in mind.

The Rangers’ fun-filled Tractor Tours provide you and your family the chance to explore the glens and moors around Athol on a comfortable, tractor-pulled trailer.

For older children and grown-ups, the group’s Dusk and Dawn Land Rover tours present the perfect opportunity to witness glorious a glorious sunrise or sunset across the Scottish Highlands, accompanied by a beautiful dawn chorus courtesy of the native bird life.

If you’re planning to enjoy your child-friendly break to Scotland in the summer holidays, it is well worth checking out the Atholl Estates Ranger Service website (listed below) for their seasonal program of children’s activities. For more information and bookings, see:

For bookings and pricing, call 07554 996060.

Blair Castle Trekking Centre

Kids and adults 12 years and over can enjoy guided trekking into the heather-covered hills of Highland Perthshire.  From beginners to advanced, the centre offers 1-hour or 2-hour rides, or can organise a private pony trek for up to 6 people for up to a day, providing a picnic lunch along the way.

For the younger  children, pony rides are offered usually on a Thursday during July and August. See for full details

Aberfeldy Watermill

Only half-an-hour from the Dunalastair Hotel Suites, in the heart of Aberfeldy, this award-winning bookshop, gallery, café and design-led homeware shop is situated in a converted oatmeal mill.  This delightful bookshop has regular readings for children, and loans of books for kids between the ages of 4 and 12.  And don’t forget to sample the bread made with their own flour.

Other popular activities for family friendly holidays in the Scottish Highlands

These are just a small example of the many children-friendly activities in and around Kinloch Rannoch and the greater Perthshire area.

Take a look at the following pages, all featuring lots more fun, family activities to enjoy on your Scottish break:

  1. Walking
  2. Cycling
  3. Fishing
  4. Horse Riding
  5. Wildlife and Safari Adventures
  6. Theatre and Cinema 

Make your next child-friendly holiday in Scotland one you and your young ones will cherish forever with a stay at the Dunalastair Hotel Suites, Perthshire. Book your stay online today or call our dedicated enquiry line now on +44 (0)1882 580444