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Perthshire’s rugged mountains and scenic forests makes it a haven for outdoors lovers. However, due to Scotland’s unpredictable winter climate, it’s a good idea to have back-up indoors activities planned just in case! If you’re looking for things to do in Perthshire when the weather forces you to stay indoors, we have plenty of ideas to keep children and adults happy. Whether you want a cultured afternoon in a museum or treat the kids to a fun day out, there are plenty of indoors activities in Perthshire to keep the whole family happy.
Beatrix Potter Exhibition
One of the best indoors activities for kids in Perthshire is the Beatrix Potter Exhibition in Dunkeld. This magical exhibition for kids brings the much loved children’s books to life through interactive games and activities. Children can watch the stories unfold before their eyes when they visit Mrs Tiggy Winkle in her cottage or dress up as Peter Rabbit for the day. The exhibition also recreates the Victorian world that Beatrix Potter grew-up so you can discover the inspiration behind these classic children’s tails.
The Scottish Chocolate Centre
When the rain is beating against the windows, stay inside and treat yourself to something sweet at the Scottish Chocolate Centre. This delightful, 4 star tourist attraction was set-up by the award-winning chocolatier Iain Burnett and it is the only one of its kind in Scotland. The multimedia exhibition will give you a fascinating insight into how chocolate is produced, from its humble beginnings as a cocoa bean to the finished product. After discovering everything there is to know about chocolate, it would be wrong not to treat yourself to the final product! Visit the Coffee and Chocolate House café to sample the Scottish Chocolate Centre’s chocolate drinks and cakes. If you can pull yourself away from the treats in the Coffee and Chocolate House, take some time to browse the selection of chocolates and homeware in the Gift Showroom.
Step back in time at Blair Castle. Within the ancient walls of this historic stronghold you’ll be taken on a journey back through 700 years of Scottish history and discover the castle’s fascinating and turbulent history. The best way to discover Blair Castle is to go on an official tour of the inside of the castle. On the tour you’ll discover the castle’s majestic rooms and find out about their former residents. If you’re there with children, keep them entertained with the Castle Detectives Challenge in which children have to solve clues and hunt down hidden treasure.
Perth Museum and Art Gallery
If you’re wondering what you can do in Perth on a grey day, keep dry and learn about this regions fascinating history at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery. Amongst the fascinating artefacts on display you’ll find Pictish sculptures, Bronze Age metalwork and meteorite fragments. There is also art work by famous local artists and fascinating exhibitions for you to enjoy. This attraction made our top things to do in Perth guide which you can check out for further inspirtation.
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