5 Days at...Blairgowrie Holiday Park
Welcome to the first in our new blog series '5 Days at...'. The blog will explore the wide range of activities and attractions near each of our Holiday Parks, that you can enjoy during your break. This blog will look at Blairgowrie Holiday Park.
Monday - Take in a round of golf
There are several stunning golf courses right on your doorstep when you stay at Blairgowrie Holiday Park that offer something for everyone, from the casual player to the serious golfer. Closest to the Park are Blairgowrie Golf Club (featuring two 18-hole Championship courses, as well as the 9-hole Wee Course); Alyth Golf Club (an 18-hole heathland layout); and Strathmore Golf Club (18-hole and 9-hole course, as well as a covered driving range). All 3 golf courses have a club house that offer a variety of food and refreshments (please check directly with the clubs for opening times). Discounts are available at both Alyth and Strathmore for Wood Leisure Guests.
Alyth Golf Course
Tuesday - Visit Dundee, the City of Discovery
Dundee, the City of Discovery, is only 30 minutes drive away from Blairgowrie Holiday park and there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained - from modern shopping centres, to the award-winning Dundee Contemporary Arts centre, and of course the RRS Discovery, the ship that took Scott to Antartica.
If the outdoors is more your thing, then head up Dundee Law and take in the stunning views of the city below; or take a trip to nearby Broughty Ferry where you can take a walk along the beach, visit the castle or visit the nature reserve where you can see birds, seals and sometimes porpoises!
View from Dundee Law
Wednesday – Soak up some local history
From cotton mills to palaces of kings and queens, you are bound to find something to satisfy your thirst for knowledge! Many places also host events and festivals throughout the year, so be sure to check their websites before you visit. Local attractions include:
Stanley Mills – The former cotton mill is one of the best-preserved relics of the Industrial Revolution of the late 1700s. Today you can enjoy a hi-tech visitor experience, where interactive displays tell the stories of those who worked here and the products they made.
Glamis Castle - Glamis Castle has been the ancestral seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne since 1372, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and birthplace of HRH The Princess Margaret. Glamis also hosts various events throughout the year, from outdoor cinema to Christmas markets.
Scone Palace - Scone Palace has an exciting and colourful history as one of Scotland's most important stately homes. It has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce.
Thursday – Get outside
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities in the area – no matter what time of year your visit! Famed as a ski resort, the Glenshee chairlift actually runs most of the year. Take a trip up during the summer months and you might be lucky enough to see stunning wildlife such as ptarmagin! The cafe is open all year round too, with discount of hot drinks for Wood Leisure guests.
If you fancy something to get the adrenaline pumping, then give Nae Limits a call! There are plenty of water based activities to choose from locally – river tubing, white water rafting, canyoning and more! Or if you prefer to stay on dry land why not try paintballing, clay pigeon shooting or quad biking? Wood Leisure guests receive a discount on activities booked through Nae Limits.
Friday – Treat the kids
There are lots of places for letting the little ones (and not so little ones!) burn off some energy nearby. There are plenty of large play parks in local towns, including Larghan Park in Coupar Angus and Neverland Play Park in Kirriemuir (The birthplace of Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie). If you want something more adventurous then visit Active Kids near Perth where you will find numerous activities to enjoy including an outdoor adventure play park, indoor soft play and farm animals you can visit – as well as a coffee shop for mum and dad! A discount on entry prices is available to Wood Leisure guests.
Neverland Park, Kirriemuir