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The Enchanted Forest

A masterpiece of lighting in the outdoors – this popular multi-award winning show returns to fire your imagination.

It’s a great family evening, as the nights draw in and the forest becomes alive with sounds and scenes. There’s story-telling, mulled wine and food on offer too. Prices vary, but a peak family ticket costs £55 (two adults, two children). See the website for more information.

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Cream o the Croft

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Scotland’s mountain bike festival returns to Perthshire for a second year. Read more ›

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Marie Curie Etape Caledonia

Billed as one of the first ever closed road cycle races in Scotland, the Etape Caledonia still rates as one of the best after ten years. 81 miles of premium cycling amongst some of Perthshire’s most spectacular scenery. Choose from a regular, charity or premium entry – you need to be fit and healthy to take part. But be quick! This event sells out quickly.


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Dunkeld Enduro 2016

Part of the Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival, this popular event kicks off in Dunkeld, and takes in some great off-road tracks with some breathtaking scenery thrown in.


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Win two nights at the Moness Resort, Perthshire (closed)

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We’re giving away two nights’ bed and breakfast for four people in Perthshire. Read more ›

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Cold Mountain

Climbers can be funny too – as Andy Kirkpatrick shows at this series of talks across Scotland. An author, stuntman and the UK’s only ‘stand-up’ climber, Andy will engage and entertain audiences with his tales from around the world.


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October TayFest

This week-long family festival is in the heart of Perthshire when the trees are at their autumn best. There’s a lot on offer, so check the website, but highlights include a beaver safari, ghost walks, a red deer safari and abseiling down Weem Rock.


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Blairgowrie and East Perthshire Walking Festival 2015

Perfect for hillwalkers with a bit of experience under their belt, the events over the three days range from moderate to very strenuous. While the first day is already fully booked, last time we checked there were still four events open for walkers to enjoy. These were the Cateran Trail (Spittal of Glenshee to Kirkmichael), Inverey to Glen Shee, the Rob Roy Way and Killiecrankie to Moulin (taking in a Corbett).


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Touch of Tartan

The Touch of Tartan Weekend comprises of five events taking place between Perth Aerodrome and the North Inch. The variety of races means that people of all abilities can participate and enjoy the day.

The Marathon Kilted Walk begins at 8am and costs £16 to enter. The start/finish line is on the North Inch and you must be 16 or over to enter.

The Half-Marathon Run begins at 10am and costs £16 to enter. The starting line is at Perth Aerodrome and the finish line is on the North Inch. You must be 18 or over to enter and have a maximum time of 3 hours to complete the run.

The Half-Marathon Kilted Walk begins at 10:30am. Entrants have to pay £16 and must be 16 or over. The walk begins at Perth Aerodrome and finishes on the North Inch.

The 5k Kilted Walk begins at 1pm. Adults pay £10 and under 16s pay £5. Starts and finishes on the North Inch.

The 5k Kilt Run begins at 2pm. Adults pay £11 (under 16s £6). The run begins and ends on the North Inch.


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Coupar Angus Cycling Festival

A fun, entry-level festival devoted to bikes and inspiring people to get into cycling. There will be all sorts of things to keep the family occupied, like demonstrations from The Clan – a stunt bike team, who are always good value. There’s the obligatory airbag for firing yourself into, a pump track challenge and various other competitions. There will be bikes for sale, demo bikes to try and Dr Bike will be on hand to answer any techy questions. Oh, and did we mention it’s free!?


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Win two nights’ stay in Perthshire (closed)

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We’re giving away two nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast for two people at Scotland’s Best Independent Hotel. Read more ›

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Walk or cycle the new Rings of Breadalbane

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A series of long-distance walking and cycling routes has been created in the Perthshire area of Breadalbane. Read more ›

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