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Crieff Hydro, Perthshire

Quad pods at Crieff Hydro.Quad pods at Crieff Hydro.
Kids club at Crieff Hydro.Kids club at Crieff Hydro.
Self catering cottages at Crieff Hydro.Self catering cottages at Crieff Hydro.
Fun in the snow at Crieff Hydro.Fun in the snow at Crieff Hydro.
Feeding time at Crieff Hydro.Feeding time at Crieff Hydro.
Cozy Cabin at Crieff Hydro.Cozy Cabin at Crieff Hydro.
Horse riding at Crieff Hydro.Horse riding at Crieff Hydro.
Playground at Crieff Hydro.Playground at Crieff Hydro.

This large country estate in Perthshire (about an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow) stands out for its almost overwhelming array of on- and off-site activities, including horse-riding and watersports, earning it consistent placings in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for best family hotels in the UK. Other inducements include an indoor pool, a softplay area, free childcare for ages  2-12 years, a cinema and a spa.

Accommodation comprises both hotel rooms and self-catering options, the latter being dog-friendly. The lodges and cabins were all upgraded in 2017. With some accommodation sleeping up to 14 people, this a brilliant option for holidaying with extended families, other families or grandparents.

What to Expect:
  • Dog-friendly
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Self catering
  • Tennis
  • Watersports
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Cots
  • Crèche
  • Family rooms
  • Great for babies
  • Great for kids 4-12
  • Great for teens
  • Great for toddlers
  • Horse riding
  • Indoor play
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids' club
  • Open year-round
  • Outdoor play area
  • Spa


BIG Country Kids' Club (ages 2-12; free for 6 hours per day per child; trained staff).


254 accommodations.

Hotel rooms with two spaces sleep 1–6 people in 1 or 2 rooms.

Self-catering options (lodges, apartments, cottages and Cozy Cabins) sleep 2–14 and are dog-friendly.


Childcare (see above).

Indoor pool; spa.

Restaurant and brasserie (kids' menus available; high tea daily); clubhouse; coffee shop; health food bar.

About 60 activities including archery, basketball, bushcraft, golf, horse-riding, watersports, woodland combat, treetop adventures, Segway and mini-golf.

Soft-play area; adventure play area.


Family entertainment (live music; disco; quiz; children's games).

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School holidays at Crieff Hydro

Whether you are looking for a short break for half term, an Easter escape or a holiday during the summer, Crieff Hydro is the perfect place for quality family time. Head to Perthshire and stay in the hotel or on-site self-catering properties, under 2's stay free as well as up to 6 hours free childcare per day for 2-12 year olds, free day and evening entertainment plus access to the pool, gym and cinema and a full Scottish breakfast each day ... why not Book now

Kids stay free at Crieff Hydro

Enjoy a family break at this luxury family hotel in rural Perthshire from just £155 per night. This price includes free kids places (for 0-11 year olds), two-course dinner and high tea for the little ones, full Scottish breakfast, free daily entertainment, free daily childcare for 2 – 12 year olds, free access to the leisure pool, gym and cinema and access to over 60 on-site activities ... why not Book now


Crieff Hydro is about an hour's drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, and about 50km from Dundee Airport.

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