Activity Centres in Scotland

Specialist Activity Centres in Scotland

Planning to visit an outdoor activity centre? Scotland has some of the best centres in the country, with professional instructors and stunning upland, lowland and coastal scenery. Deciding which activity centre to visit is never easy but we can help! The following page is our pick of the best activity centres in Scotland, with full details on what makes them such a good choice for school groups.

Scotland is an exciting place for any child to experience a residential stay at an outdoor activity centre. If you are planning such a visit, but aren't familiar with Scotland and the landscapes we have up here, it is worth knowing that the Highland Boundary Fault running North East to South West separates the rugged highlands from the rural lowlands. Whichever part of Scotland you choose, you will have a full range or activities available, and access to seemingly tailor made terrain for each activity your pupils experience.

Scotland's magnificent natural landscapes promise an exciting adventure experience and are home to dozens of outdoor activity centres. Paddle sports like canoeing and raft building take place on the many tranquil rivers and placid lochs that stretch across the valley floors. For those who like climbing and abseiling, rope courses and zip wires, the sandstone rocks of the Southern Uplands and granite peaks of the Cairngorms are a natural playground. And if water sports are what you have planned, choose one of the centres that hug the spectacular six thousands miles of Scottish coastline.


Galloway Activity Centre
Galloway Activity Centre
Galloway Activity Centre


Whatever the activity the focus at the Galloway Activity Centre is always on learning new skills, working together and having as much fun as possible along the way. We choose our staff based on their personal qualities and enthusiasm and all are qualified outdoor professionals. Their aim is to inspire young people, help them develop confidence and give them some great memories....Details & Enquire


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Discovery Package

Discovery Package

Our Discovery packages have been designed to enable teachers to plan a thrilling residential that meets their own needs and budget. This flexible option focuses on your defined key outcomes, so if you want to look at communication we will provide… ...
Discovery Package

Ardentinny

Ardentinny

If you are looking for the very best in residential outdoor education, the finest food at any centre, and seasonal price variations to make a visit affordable for one and all, we believe you will find it at Ardentinny ...
Ardentinny

Galloway Activity Centre

Galloway Activity Centre

We’re a friendly family run outdoor activity centre that’s been operating since 1988 and caters to a wide range of children’s groups all year round. From the smallest group sizes to over 100 and from day trips to week long residential holidays....
Galloway Activity Centre

Safestay Edinburgh

Safestay Edinburgh

Based in the heart of the Old Town off the Royal Mile, some of the city's most famed sights such as, Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood are only a stone throw away! ...
Safestay Edinburgh


Scottish Adventure

Scottish Adventure

Come and experience a School Adventure with a real difference. A level of service we feel you will struggle to beat. From your first enquiry right through to getting back to School and beyond. Our Adventures really do have the 'Atlas Difference' ...
Scottish Adventure

Alex Rider

Alex Rider

Turn your students into super agents, watch them reap the rewards of team work, enjoy the thrills of the great outdoors, and ignite a passion for reading with our two the YHA Alex Rider Spy packages. ...
Alex Rider

International Baccalaureate Diploma

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Residential fieldwork created specifically for International Baccalaureate Diploma students in geography, biology and ESS. Field Studies Council has a network of UK Centres to choose from, many with easy transport links for UK and major airports. ...
International Baccalaureate Diploma

Multi-Activity Package

Multi-Activity Package

Jam-packed with challenging and engaging activities our Multi-Activity packages are designed to engage students through a mixture of practical PE based activities, whilst making the most of the great outdoors and our enviable localities. ...
Multi-Activity Package


COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me

COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me

Exclusive to COGO Primary, 'Happy Being Me' residentials combine classroom and outdoor activities to experience and practice key life skills. ...
COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me

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