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.

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Lockerbie Manor

Lockerbie Manor offer outdoor residential school trips during term time, and all inclusive family activity holidays during the summer holidays. Activities take place in the extensive Manor house grounds or at

Our purpose is to provide a high quality experience in a safe and caring environment, for the development of young people through the provision of adventure courses. Many companies concentrate primarily on providing fun, new experiences and therefore include many non outdoor pursuit fillers in their programme. We regard this as an opportunity wasted. Of course, fun and new experiences are an important part of any course, but it is not Manor Adventure's primary objective. At Manor Adventure we offer four different outdoor pursuits courses. Schools can mix and match from each of these flexible courses to meet individual objectives and requirements. Our philosophy is to maximise the experience for each and every child....

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Lockerbie Manor
Lockerbie Manor

Lockerbie Manor offer outdoor residential school trips during term time, and all inclusive family activity holidays during the summer holidays. Activities take place in the extensive Manor house grounds or at ...

Lockerbie Manor

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

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

Edinburgh is a city of beautiful contrasts. The ancient castle perched atop its volcanic crag, the mishmash of medieval tenements towering over the Royal Mile, and the New Town's neoclassical grandeur are all out to impress and charm. ...

Edinburgh City Tour

We are an Approved Activity Provider and we offer comprehensive Expedition for Bronze, Silver and Gold Award packages that deliver classroom-based training and on-the-hill learning. These are aligned to the DofE Expedition Training Framework....

Peak - DofE Expeditions

FSC Millport has purpose-built accommodation and teaching spaces which provide an excellent base for a range of courses. It is just 10 minutes by ferry from the mainland. Great base for fun outdoor activities, biology and geography trips at all ages....

FSC Millport

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

Take your students on a school trip to Edinburgh, streets that inspired the wizarding world, enchanting castles and rich history, a hub for creativity and culture and an incredibly unique cityscape pairing traditional elements with a modern twist. ...


Explore beyond the classroom and watch your pupils adapt and flourish to a whole different learning environment. Our trips allow kids to achieve things they never thought possible and develop new skills through unique and fulfilling activities....

Craggan Outdoors

Experience amazing outdoor locations at Field Studies Council’s network of UK Centres. Our courses are all focused on students being immersed in the natural world. They also make use of the beautiful surroundings including using bushcraft skills. ...

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council

Curriculum Travel specialises in the younger age groups so all of our tours are age appropriate. One of our favourite tours as almost all of it can be done on foot. You must try the Story Telling experience with story tellers bringing books to life. ...

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