Family-friendly activities

Little ones in tow? You’ll find no shortage of activities to keep them entertained, no matter how long your stay. Whether they’re wild about wildlife or restless and ready for an adventure, the local area has you covered, with safaris, treks and zip lines all easily accessible from Cromlix.

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Here’s a wild suggestion

At Blair Drummond Safari Park, you can see over 300 different animal species in one place, from towering African elephants and trundling rhinos to playful lemurs and adorable wallabies.

The best part? This popular attraction is just a 20-minute drive from Cromlix. 

Alpaca Trekking

Meet and trek with beautiful alpacas

Always wanted to make friends with an alpaca?

There’s an entire herd of these gorgeous, docile creatures just 25 minutes away at the Alpaca Trekking Centre in Stirling.

The family-run centre also has owls, rabbits, ducks, chickens, and geese, making it a bumper day out for families and animal lovers.

The Kelpies and The Falkirk Wheel

Power and beauty

Take in two astounding sights in one trip: first, the world’s largest equine sculpture, the majestic Kelpies, a pair of 30-foot-high horse heads that appear to be rearing up out of the earth; then, 15-minutes' drive away, another feat of engineering – the Falkirk Wheel, a world-famous marvel which is the only rotating boat lift of its kind.

Active Kids Adventure Park

Big adventures for mini explorers

Little ones brimming with excess energy? Active Kids is the perfect place to let them run wild. This rural adventure playground for children of all ages has indoor and outdoor spaces, so nothing can rain on the play parade!

Beaver Safari

Spot beavers in their natural habitat

Get out into nature and follow the trail of the European beavers that make Perthshire their home on a special wildlife safari.­­

­Look out for signs of busy beaver activity, like chewed trees and river dams, then spend some time hanging out at the beaver pond (just make sure you wrap up warm!). If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of one of these industrious animals in its own habitat.

Briarlands Farm

Fun on the farm for tots

Perfect for families with young children, Briarlands is a family run farm 20 minutes’ drive from Cromlix.

All sorts of outdoorsy antics await, from interacting with cute critters like billy goats and guinea pigs to picking berries and exploring the field maze.

Go Ape Aberfoyle

Treetop thrills

Take your next outdoor adventure to giddy new heights with a trip to Go Ape in Aberfoyle – perfect for older kids and adults in search of thrills.

You’ll fly over the trees and waterfalls on one of the UK’s longest zip wires, then test your nerve as you tackle the treetop challenge, all while taking in spectacular views of the Trossachs National Park.