Have you started making your plans for the summer holidays and are looking for an adventure day with awesome food and cosy accommodation? Consider Nae Limits for your family day out in Scotland.
Located in Perthshire, Nae Limits can be found on the A9, providing great links to Scotland’s major cities – Perth is just 20 minutes away, with Edinburgh and Glasgow an hour’s drive. Be sure to pre book your activity to ensure availability for you and your family as Nae Limits can be fully booked within the summer months.
If you are staying nearby in neighbouring Dunkeld, Perth or Pitlochry you’ll be pleased to know that there are an abundance of local activities and tourist spots nearby that you can twin with your Nae Limits experience, these are sure to engage the kids and provide an incredible day of fun!
Nae Limits Best Activities for Kids
Nae Limits offers a whole host of family activities in the UK. You’ll enjoy the best that Scotland has to offer while enjoying some once in a lifetime experiences available to younger and older children.
At Nae Limits we try to be as inclusive as possible – we believe fun should be had whether you are 6 or 60! So bring the grandparents along and take a look at some of the awesome adventures on offer:
Canyoning: Minimum Age 12+
Take a day trip to Nae Limits and try your hand at Canyoning. Canyoning is the navigation and exploration of a mountain gorge via a series of waterfalls and pools. It’s an outdoor sport that’s suitable for children age 12+ making it a great choice for families with teenagers!
Our Canyoning Team have over 25 years of experience mapping routes through Perthshire’s most spectacular scenery and will keep you safe while you climb, slide, jump and abseil your way down some of the most breath-taking mountain gorges in Scotland.
We have three Canyoning trips available for children age 12+: Lower Bruar, Upper Bruar and Dollar Canyon.
White Water Rafting: Minimum Age 6+
White Water Rafting is a great option for families with younger children as we can cater to children age 6+ and for groups of up to 40 people – not in one raft mind you.Exclusive trips as also available.
If you’ve never experienced White Water Rafting before, then this is the trip for you. On this white water rafting trip you will float, paddle & play your way down the six mile stretch from Aberfeldy to Grandtully. Experience white water rapids and beautiful Scottish scenery as you enjoy your white water rafting trip down the River Tay!
River Tubing: Minimum Age 6+
River Tubing is another great alternative for families with little ones. Promising so much fun for the whole family, river tubing is also a fantastic alternative to white water rafting – if you are looking to try something different.
Float down stunning, historic gorges and see Scotland from a different perspective. Feeling brave? Opt for a faster river and test your mettle on the rapids.
The days out in Scotland might be spent in a big blue inflatable tube! Bounce down the Killiecrankie Gorge that bore witness to the famous Jacobite battle and keep your eyes peeled for Peallaidh – the area’s local water guardian.
Gorge Walking: Minimum Age 6+
For little legs looking to try Canyoning, why not try Gorge Walking instead! With a lower difficultly level, kids age 6+ will have the opportunity to explore the gorge by foot, while sliding, crawling and scrambling over the rock faces with their friends and family.
It is no doubt a more challenging adventure but the buzz is insane and younger visitors will leave feeling energised and exhilarated from the experience – a good night’s sleep is definitely guaranteed after this one.
Bungee Jumping: Minimum Age 14+
This is one for the big kids! Challenge your teenager to the ultimate thrill-seeking experience, by taking on the UK’s famous Highland Fling Bungee Jump in Killiecrankie with Nae Limits. Famous for being the only permanent bungee jump location in Scotland, the Highland Fling is a 40-meter free-fall from the River Garry Bridge towards the cool Scottish waters below. You’ll fall at up to 50 miles an hour before being sprung back up towards your spectators at the nearby viewing platform.
The Highland Fling Bungee Jump is a unique experience due to the surrounding Perthshire landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy aerial views of the River Garry from our Bridge Jumping Platform, and keep an eye out for beavers, crossbills, and red squirrels – you might only get a quick glimpse on the way down!
Bridge Swing: Minimum Age 10+
Available to slightly younger visitors is our Killiecrankie Bridge Swing. Don’t be fooled by it’s name, this is no leisurely ride. You’ll be harnessed up on our jumping platform, 40 meters from the River Garry.
You’ll then be dropped into a free fall to around 15 meters from the water below before the rope takes the slack and you’ll accelerate through an arc under the bungee platform where the main anchors are attached.
Make sure you bring your go-pros to capture this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Spectators are also permitted in the nearby viewing platforms and will be able to video you taking the plunge.
Clay Pigeon Shooting: Minimum Age 12+
Are you ready to be the rootinest tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west?! Teens can try their hand at clay pigeon shooting in the beautiful Scottish town of Dunkeld.
Clay pigeon shooting is an exhilarating sport that involves shooting a firearm at flying targets known as clay pigeons or “clays”. Targets are launched into the air, simulating a bird in flight; it’s your job to shoot the target down.
Dunkeld County Clays (just off the A9) is the perfect countryside setting to test your aim. Beginners benefit from complete guidance from a patient, expert instructor. Once you learn the basics, you’ll be blasting clay targets like a pro! Seasoned shots can hone their skills with simulated pheasant, incoming duck and bolting rabbit. With 50 targets to choose from there’s something for all abilities and ages!
Quad Biking: Minimum Age 12+
Do your children think that they could drive better than you? Put that talk to the test with our Quad Biking experience! From the Nae Limit’s base camp at Ballinluig (easily accessible via the A9) our legendary guides will lead you through Scotland’s epic scenery.
Pitlochry is a picturesque village in the heart of Scotland and our quad biking trail takes you through farmland, woodland and finally to breath-taking views of the River Tay, River Tummel, Ben Y Vrackie and Schiehallion.
This is an experience where rainy days can be part of the fun. A snowy ride makes for a magical adventure. Treks are tailored to all abilities and ages and the bold-hearted are welcome to pit their skill against our forest course.
Why Choose Nae Limits for your Family Day Out in Scotland?
There are many different factors in choosing the best family day out in Scotland for the school holidays. We believe Nae Limit’s offer once in a lifetime experiences with trusted instructors and opportunities for families of any age. If you’re visiting Scotland, here are just some of the reasons you should visit Nae Limits:
Our Instructors Are The Best in The Business
We really mean it, our instructors really are the best! All Nae Limits staff are employed because of their enthusiasm and friendliness, along with their skill and experience in our activities. Our instructors all hold qualifications in First Aid Outdoors, White Water Rescue Technician and IRF and SRA Raft Guide Level 3. We also provide Child Protection Training and PVG Checks to all of our staff members.
Our most experienced instructor also hold the following qualifications: Rescue3 White Water Rescue Training Instructor (WRTI), Rescue3 Swift Water Rescue Training Instructor (SRTI) and Scottish Rafting Association Training Officer Certification.
We can guarantee that throughout your day with Nae Limit’s you and your children will be in safe hands.
On Site Services for your Every Need
Nae Limits have heated male and female changing rooms and toilets for use throughout your adventure experience. We also have the incredible Nae Limit’s Café, offering a wealth of delicious dishes made with local ingredients and some ridiculously good Matthew Algie coffee that is ethically sourced – a must have on a family day out!
We Make Sure our Equipment is Top Notch
All equipment provided by Nae Limit’s is highly maintained and regularly replaced and updated to ensure we can provide the best safety to you and your family possible. We also have an on-site drying room that ensures your wetsuits are clean and dry for every use.
Safety is our Top Priority
Every activity has an in-depth safety procedure and risk assessment that is continuously reviewed, monitored and updated to reflect best practises and the environments we operate in. All risk assessments can be provided on request.
We also hold an AALA License for all of our activities which we can provide a copy of on request.
It’s Super Easy to Get To Us
Nae Limits are proud to boast one of the most accessible activity centres in Scotland. As we are located on the A9, you can reach us from all major cities in Scotland very easily. Our neighbouring towns of Pitlochry and Dunkeld offer a wealth of stunning accommodation options for those looking to stay nearby.
We also have free parking at our on-site car park for those bringing a car.
Where Else Can I Visit Nearby on my Family Day Out in Scotland?
If you are holidaying in Scotland, there are numerous activities and locations nearby to Nae Limit’s HQ that are well worth visiting. Here are just some of our favourites and how far they are from Nae Limit’s:
The Highland Chocolatier: 10 Minute Drive
The kids will go crazy as they visit Scotland’s version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory! The Highland Chocolatier is a wizard in all things chocolate, offering an award winning selection of delicious morsels that will dazzle kids and adults alike.
With over 40 national and international awards to his name, Iain Burnett’s delectable treats are the perfect boost of energy after a day in the water with Nae Limit’s. Pop in for a taste experience like no other!
Cairngorms National Park: 1.5 Hours Drive Approx.
The Cairngorms National Park truly shows the best of Scotland’s wildlife and landscapes. Take a stroll through the wild heather and look out for the famous Cairngorms Reindeer. On a sunny day we recommend bringing a picnic to sit back and enjoy as you bask in the incredible surroundings.
It is also free entry to the National Parks, making it a great option for those looking to explore on a budget!
Landmark Forest Adventure Park: 1.5 Hours Drive
Why not drop into Scotland’s Number 1 Theme Park! Take a trip back in time and explore their dinosaur kingdom exhibit, wander through luscious forests wildlife spotting and finish up on some of their wild water coasters! This adventure playground is suitable for kids of all ages and is also good value for money with Winter Tickets ranging from £8-£15 per person.
Edinburgh Castle: 1.5 Hours Drive
We have to mention it – it’s a classic! If you’re visiting Edinburgh you must take a gander up the stone steps and explore Edinburgh Castle! Learn about the rich history of Scotland and her experiences in war, royalty and more. After your visit, we recommend a mosey down the royal mile to explore some of the historical architecture, ghost walks and thriving retail district. Drop in to the National Museum of Scotland to find out more about the history of Scotland and her capital city. What more could you want from a day out in Edinburgh!
Blair Drummond Safari Park: 1 Hours Drive
Animal lovers will have the best day at Blair Drummond Safari Park! Take a tour through the enclosures by vehicle – watch out for the monkeys on your car roof! – before hopping our and walking around the rest of the exhibits and petting farm.
Be sure to hop on the boat over to Chimp Island or if you are feeling brave, why not take the zipline across! You can also enjoy go karts, bumper cars, arcade games, pedal boats and more!
Start Planning Your Family Day Out in Scotland Today
Nae Limit’s can get booked up quickly for the summer holidays so be sure you pre book your activity to ensure we have availability for you and your family when you visit.
You can view the whole list of our activities here and if you have any questions about your visit or wish to contact us about a group booking, please do not hesitate in getting in touch.
We cannot wait to welcome you to Nae Limits!