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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The delivery of Bushcraft and Survival skills is a great way to get pupils interested in outdoor learning. It teaches important life skills, which can help to unleash potential, proven to improve results in the classroom.

The Team at Primal are experts at delivering large-scale outdoor wilderness survival skills. From basic to the more advanced, we have something for everyone. To show our commitment to delivering the Curriculum for Excellence we are also ambassadors for the John Muir Award and the Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS). Both are fantastic tools to help bridge the attainment gap recognising achievement. This allows Primal to award accredited outdoor adventure learning skills to students. ...

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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


We specialise in creative educational group travel, creating & managing engaging school trips covering the whole curriculum in partnership with museums and attractions across the UK, packaged with all your travel necessities. ...

Creative School Trips


Take a 10 day tour of the UK visiting many fantastic cities along the way including Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and London. ...

UK Cultural School Trips


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. ...

Edinburgh for Primary & Middle schools




Abernethy is a group of four residential adventure Centres across Scotland in stunning locations: Nethybridge in the Cairngorms National Park, Ardgour across from Fort William, Ardeonaig by Loch Tay in Perthshire and Barcaple in Dumfries & Galloway. ...

Abernethy Adventure Centres


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


Set in a sprawling 83 acre estate in Largs, on the Ayrshire coast, the centre has an expansive choice of indoor & outdoor activities, aligned with curriculum benchmarks. Recently reopened this inclusive centre is an ideal place for school groups. ...

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Lockerbie Manor
Lockerbie Manor
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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
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The delivery of Bushcraft and Survival skills is a great way to get pupils interested in outdoor learning. It teaches important life skills, which can help to unleash potential, proven to improve results in the classroom. ...

Primal Bushcraft & Survival - Residentials, Half Day and Full Day Trips


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


We want everyone to be able to take part in sport and stay under one roof. Our recently reopened inclusive centre, set in a sprawling 83 acre estate in Largs, allows just that. With an expansive choice of indoor & outdoor activities for all. ...

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