• Posted on 10th July 2013

  • Summer Fun!!
  • Hello Everyone!

    My goodness it’s been a busy few weeks at Alexander Residence. The weather has been gorgeous, we’ve had some great last minute deals on and I think after our long, hard winter everyone has finally felt in the summer spirit and ready to book up!

    The Scottish schools have broken up for summer and with a minimum of 3 bedrooms (and additional camp beds!) in each apartment we seem to be an ideal choice for families looking to get away.   As a non-Perth resident and with no children of my own I took to asking around to find out the best family days out in the area.  There is SO much to do! So this week’s news is dedicated to families looking to holiday in Perth – here’s a few ideas for keeping the kids entertained and running off some of that lovely sunshine fuelled energy!

    1. Live Active Leisure’s DISCOVER SUMMER PROGRAMME:  Our local leisure trust has 15 venues over Perthshire and at least three are within walking distance of Alexander Residence.  Their kids programme of activites won a Primary Times Best Activity Provider GOLD award in 2012 and with their amazing choice of day camps and sports sessions on offer it’s easy to see why.  All of your kids favourites are there – tennis, football, gymnastics – but you’ll also find kayaking, dance and summer skating!  Click onto their website and download a brochure – we have it on good authority that spaces fill fast so do book in advance if you can!

    2. What kid (or adult!) doesn’t love a treasure trail? I heard about this one and thought “Must do that!”.  The treasure trail pack for the Perth area covers about 1.5 miles and takes around two hours to complete. Here’s what Carol at Treasure Trails Scotland East told us! “Whether you are local or visiting for the first time Treasure Trails will take you to the most beautiful and historic locations and get you outside in the fresh air, having fun.”  The Perth trail can be bought from the Tourist Information Centre at the old city mill (just a 5 minute walk from us!). It covers the town centre, a walk along river and back to the North Inch – a perfect spot for a picnic!

    3. All of my friends with children rave about Active Kids! They are located just off the A9 about 3 miles North of Perth. It is possible to get a bus to the village of Stanley and walk ten minutes to reach the park. The adventure park has loads going on including large play fort, trampolines, crazy golf, farm animals, jelly belly, flying fox, pedal go-karts and lots more. Indoors there is soft play area for under 7s, a coffee shop and toy shop but customers are also welcome to bring their own picnics.  You can find out more here and again, we’re told that booking is best!       

    We hope this has helped with some fun, inexpensive ideas for bringing the family to Perth. You’ll find that there’s lots of great places to eat with good healthy kids menus and delicious choices for mums and dads as well. We’d be happy to help you book evening meals or recommend where might suit your family best. 

    Look forward to seeing you and your little angels very soon!

    Happy Holidays,