Gift a Perthshire experience this Christmas and spend 2024 enjoying time with some of the wonderful businesses that make our glorious corner of Scotland so unique.
For the people who need a little self-care, check out the weekend yoga escapes, or your choice of facials and massage.
For the thrill seekers, go all out with husky riding, a Caterham car driving experience and the ultimate in Perthshire highs – riding high on the Perthshire rapids with a water gift experience!
Come on a journey from field to fork with The Cook School by Ballintaggart. Learn how to cook with some of Scotland’s finest ingredients and hone your skills through series of practical and inspiring masterclasses and courses.
Watch Ballintaggart chefs at work, and then get hands on with the cooking. There is a packed programme of masterclasses to choose from fish and shellfish, sauces, seasonal suppers to chocolate and pastry.
Everything you need will be provided – aprons, equipment, recipes and ingredients. You’ll leave with new skills, top tips and inspiration. Your indulgent late lunch will include the food you've prepared throughout the class and there will be plenty to take home with you too. Friends, children, families or larger corporate teams are all welcome.
Give the gift of new skills and inspiration this year with a voucher for an experience to The Cook School by Ballintaggart.
A few miles north of Blairgowrie, is the home of a large family of World and European Champion Siberian Huskies who love nothing more than taking passengers on the ride of a lifetime.
A husky ride experience will take you on a thrilling trip along a network of trails, through the forest and across the rolling countryside with spectacular scenery and, an abundance of nature including fallow deer, as well as the Highland cattle and Hebridean sheep that carry out conservation grazing, increasing and maintaining the biodiversity of this beautiful 220-acre site.
Midway through your trip, and at the end of your journey, spend time with your team as they cool off and rest. Children are very welcome on the husky rides, and family are welcome to come along to spectate and meet the huskies too. It’s an experience they will never forget.
Based in Perth the Heart of Scotland, Celtic Caterham Hire offers you the perfect opportunity to immediately start your Driving Experience on some of the best roads in the world!
Featuring a fleet of three vibrant Ceterham 7 sports cars; An S3 and two SV’s which offer a wider chassis to accommodate taller drivers and allow a little more wiggle room for drivers and passengers alike.
Celtic Caterham Hire are passionate about these unique vehicles that are small but mighty. Their aim is for you to experience the sheer thrill these classic style pocket rockets can offer. Celtic Caterham Hire have beautifully presented gift vouchers or you can buy online e-vouchers for Driving Experience packages from just 1 day to unlimited milage multi week holidays.
Make a getaway to pure chocolate heaven with Iain's Audio-Guided Chocolate Tasting Flight! In this unique chocolate tasting, you will learn about the art of a world-class chocolatier while experiencing the Dark & Fruit Velvet Truffles that have graced the tables of famous chefs and royalty. As Iain takes you on a journey through the flavours, textures, skills, craftsmanship, and fascinating details of his chocolates, the delicious world of chocolate will unfold before your eyes and on your palate. All are award-winning, and includes the Best Dark Truffle in the World.
An ideal experience for foodies, a unique gift, after-dinner entertainment, or just a memorable way to celebrate a special occasion, the knowledge and insights you gain will be yours to keep long after the chocolates have been eaten!
This one-day class masterfully combines hands-on cooking training, top quality produce and inspirational teaching as you are guided through authentic dishes, spices, and stories from Praveen & Swarna’s home in South India.
Your cook school experience includes plenty of time at your own cooking station, creating dishes that you will then get to enjoy with a glass of wine or beer at the end of the session… there is always plenty to take home too!
Never cooked Indian food before? Don’t worry! As Praveen & Swarna unravel tales of their family spice farm in India and years in the hospitality trade, they will inspire you to enjoy your new cooking adventure, helping unleash your imagination and passion.
Winner: Cook School of the year 2022 at The Food Awards Scotland.
Spend the morning learning how to make fresh pasta dishes with Nelson Reposo.
Born and raised in Milan, Nelson's life as a chef has brought him to the very best kitchens of Italy, London, Cyprus and Scotland. His desire is to create beautifully simple Italian dishes using the finest of Scotland’s fresh ingredients, and to share this passion with you.
You’ll make two types of fresh pasta using authentic Italian recipes. Nelson will also share his secrets to making the perfect tiramisu or panna cotta.
He promises a fun and informal workshop which will end with a delicious three-course lunch and a generous glass of wine around the Italba table.
Numbers will be kept to a maximum of 8 persons, so you will have the opportunity to get really involved and leave with confidence that you can make your own pasta, as well as learning other cooking tips from a highly experienced Italian chef.
Land Rover Experience Scotland offers fun-filled, off-road driving adventures, led by a friendly and professional team using top-of-the-range, latest-model Land Rovers and Range Rovers.
World class instructors deliver half day and full day driving experiences in some of Highland Perthshire's most spectacular, rugged, off-road terrain. Gift vouchers are available and make the perfect present – visit their website to buy online.
They also offer Young Off-Roader Experiences for 11-17 year olds, guaranteed to be any teenager’s top gift this Christmas, and exciting forest Quad Treks.
Land Rover Experience Scotland was holder of the prestigious VisitScotland National Thistle Award for Best Outdoor/Adventure Experience from 2020-2023, and is Scotland’s leading off-road driving centre, set in the stunning scenery of Dunkeld.
Experience & Savour the best of Scotland with a Nae Limits Adventure Box.
Gift an experience that leaves a lifetime of memories. Nestled at the foot of the Highlands, Nae Limits has been operating outstanding activities for over 22 years.
The presentation box comes in an eco-friendly presentation box. The recipient will receive a half-day Water Gift Activity Experience voucher valid for 12 months and a 20cl bottle of Award Winning Sloe Bramble Hip Flask spirits (20% ABV) to warm the cockles after a day outside. Amazing!
Pathgreen Glamping known as the 'Glam of Glamping'. A bespoke, deluxe Glamping Retreat nestled in the Ochil hills with beautiful countryside views and walks.
The pod interiors have a boho eco chic vibe with bijoux shower room, deluxe kitchen and private wood fired hot tub where you can be cosy beneath a starlit sky. Relax, reconnect and rejuvenate at the onsite Meadowsweet Spa for wellbeing and relaxation treatments.
A beautiful Christmas gift experience to build memories.
Perth Museum will open in Spring 2024 with a headline temporary exhibition.
As a Supporter you’ll have free, priority access to this and all future exhibitions, as well as our programme of exhibitions at Perth Art Gallery.
As a perfect Christmas gift that gives all year round, Supporters will help preserve the stories and collections of Perth Museum and Perth Art Gallery for future generations.
Starting at £4 per month, Supporters have:
By Topping Up your support goes much further to deliver activities including:
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Experience the evening or early morning wildlife on one of Perthshire’s loveliest rivers in spring or summer (mid April to mid September). This is the best time to easily see the wild-living beaver families in Perthshire and makes an excellent gift (so we are told!).
We meet near Blairgowrie and take a short drive close to the river. There's a 10 minute easy walk to the water, during which you will find out about the history of beavers in Scotland, their life story, how they re-appeared in Perthshire and why they are so important to the ecology of our rivers. You will do a bit of riverside foraging too! Although wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, Perthshire Wildlife have had a 95-100% success rate of seeing the beavers on this trip between 2017 to 2023. There have also been regular sightings of kingfishers and occasional otter appearances!
Price: £60pp or £180 for family bookings (2 adults + 2 children)
Group size: Max 8 people, minimum 2
Time: 2 – 2.5 hours
Available: April to mid-September
What is Bikepacking? Think of backpacking - but on a bike! Using lightweight kit, the freedom of two (or three) wheels and the advantage of a set up that copes well off road - bikepacking allows you to explore an area in a unique and fun way.
Rosie Baxendine has been guiding trips for four seasons now – making her one of the most experienced bikepacking guides in Scotland. Trips focus on enjoyment and learning rather than long hard miles of cycling and are aimed at enabling participants – through knowledge and confidence - to embark on their own adventures in the future if they so wish.
Rosie can provide all camping gear (except sleeping bags) and bikepacking kit and can help arrange bike hire if needed. Trips are tailored to the client/group to ensure that everyone is within their capabilities. Rosie is happy to accommodate additional support requirements if needed.
Book a Full-Body classic massage for 55 minutes at Tay Medispa! The classic massage is effective at releasing knots and tension as well as soothing sore, tired muscles because of the use of controlled pressure and stimulating movements by the massage therapist. This makes a great gift for a loved one in need of relaxation and muscle relief!
The massage therapist will provide a consultation before the massage to discuss specific needs. The Classic Full Body Massage can be tailored for pressure and client concerns, making it the best massage option for people looking to relieve tension in specific areas of concern.
Tay Medispa is located in the heart of Perth in a beautifully refurbished Victorian villa. We are a multi-award winning clinic offering a range of services, including Facial & Body Aesthetics, Facials, Massage, Minor Surgery, and Healthcare Services.
Head to scenic hill-farm Errichel, 'where field meets fork', for a sumptuous tasting session, exploring the best of Scottish produce.
Each afternoon, sit down for an exploration of Scottish cheese. You’ll enjoy a guided tasting of 10 tastings, featuring 5 of the very best Scottish cheeses – two tastings of each cheese, one on a simple oatcake, and one with its own delicious hand-picked deli accompaniment, keeping your Scottish tasting map as a memento.
Alternatively, Errichel also offer a Scottish Charcuterie Tasting, where you will discover the very best charcuterie from Scotland’s growing list of fabulous artisan producers. Again, you’ll enjoy 10 separate tastings of 5 different products, with, and without deli accompaniments, and keep your Scottish charcuterie map.
You can even upgrade your tasting with a paired wine or craft beer tasting! It's a fabulous way to spend an afternoon, especially if Wintery conditions preclude more adventurous activities.
Tickets can be booked online, and Perthshire gift cards are accepted (please call 01887 820 850 or email [email protected] if you'd like to use these).
Join Willowgate for a fun-filled traditional Scottish afternoon where you'll try your hand at Axe Throwing, Laser Clay Shooting as well as a mini-Highland Games.
This activity is great to get into the spirit of adventure which Scotland is famous for and there's no better location than next to the mighty River Tay in the Fair City of Perth.
Willowgate Activity Centre is just a stone’s throw away from Perth City Centre, our tranquil position on the River Tay sets the scene for a great adventure!
Whether you're looking for some outside fun, a new skill to learn or just the opportunity to try something different, they have something to suit you. From Paddleboarding to Kayak Tours along the Tay, School Groups to Hen Parties, Family Fun to Instructor Development there isn't much we don't do at Willowgate and there's never an idea we wouldn't consider.
Willowgate Activity Centre accepts the Perth Gift Card