Ok, so it's raining! But whether the sun shines or not, we love Scotland and of course the Aberfeldy and Loch Tay area in particular - and if you've got children, we can't think of a better place to come on holiday for a mix of the healthy outdoors, balanced with enough to do if the weather isn't completely tropical.
Yes, believe it or not, sometimes it rains in Scotland! And thank goodness for that - because without that lovely wet stuff what would happen to our lochs, leafy forests and lush meadows? On the other hand we also know that wet weather can be trying if you're here with the kids.
So here's just a few suggestions of things to do with the family when you need a little protection from the elements:
Breadalbane Community Campus
When it's wet, what's better than.. getting wet? The Breadalbane Community Campus in Aberfeldy offers not just a swimming pool, however, with a whole range of facilities available, including the local public library.
Gold and Gem Panning at Highland Safaris
Armed with your own pan & bucket of dirt, scoop & swirl in our all weather Panning Flume to hunt for real & 'fools' gold as well as many beautiful semi precious gem stones. There is a heap of lovely stones to be found in every grit bucket and there are identification charts to help you see what you've found.
The Birks Cinema
The Birks Cinema has a great programme of films for all ages and tastes, and during school holidays makes sure there's plenty on for all the family.
The cinema has all the facilities you'd expect of the big name chains - and a lovely bar and bistro. So if by any chance you'd like to give Snow White VI, the Remake (in 3D), a miss, why not enjoy a glass of wine and a meal while the kids enjoy the film?
The Scottish Crannog Centre (EASTER to end of october)
If your kids don't love the Scottish Crannog Centre, then they probably don't make kids the way they used to!
Step out over the waters of Loch Tay to the reconstruction of an ancient dwelling, and find out how you might have lived 2,000 years ago in this part of the world.
You'll also have the chance to practice some of the skills you'd have needed to survive, including turning wood, grinding grain and making fire.