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Gleneagles urges families to enjoy a‘staycation’


A luxury Perthshire hotel is encouragin­g families to take a staycation this year to help stop the spread of coronaviru­s.

Gleneagles Hotel will launch the‘‘Explorers Kids Club’on August 1 to try and entice families to come to Perthshire and boost the local economy.

Created by global family holidays and experience­s specialist Scott Gunn, the club programme will run as a pop-up throughout the summer, with activities carefully planned to suit the interests of each age group from four months to mid-teens.

The explorer’s programme is designed to give youngsters the chance to experience all the country pursuits available at the hotel.

Based in The Trail Yard, a new laidback country activities hub and across the wider estate, activity highlights will include fairy and dragon Hunts for Globetrott­ers (four months to two years), nature walks with

Gleneagles’resident Henry the Dog, tennis lessons and stable tours with Hettie the Horse available to Adventurer­s (three-four years) and Voyagers (five– seven years).

Older children – the Pioneers (eight -11 years) and Crew (11+ years) can try their hands at tree climbing, falconry, clay pigeon shooting, off roading on ArgoCats and even compete in their very own version of the Highland games – tossing mini cabers on the hotel’s front lawn.

There will also be time to explore the local area with fishing and canoeing trips on nearby Laich Loch.

If the weather is wet, the hotel’s indoor adventure areas will also keep the kids occupied.

The Explorers’ Programme will run daily from 10am–3pm, with lunch included, accommodat­ing children in four age groups.

The days will be kept relatively fluid to allow children to thrive in their activities. The Explorers’ programme will be led by the Gleneagles team with a Scott Dunn representa­tive onsite.

Globetrott­ers (under twos) will be looked after by the Gleneagles in-house childcare team.

All elements of the activities on offer have been planned in accordance with and will be subject to the latest government guidelines.

See www.scottdunn. com for all informatio­n.

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