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About Dalguise

This inspiring Highland hideaway will help your primary school group discover just how much fun learning can be.

Dalguise adventure centre is set in a beautiful wooded valley, just five miles from Dunkeld and is the perfect setting for some motivational adventure activities that will encourage your pupils to try something new, build their confidence and increase their sense of achievement.

Your pupils will enjoy a huge range of activities on land and water, such as trapeze, canoeing and climbing. There are some fantastic learning opportunities around the centre too. Beatrix Potter spent her childhood holidays here and is said to have found inspiration for her books from exploring the countryside nearby.

Why not engage your pupils with a history or nature trail at Dalguise? We’ll help bring learning to life for your group.

Choose to stay in our wooden lodges nestled close to the forest or in our cosy stable block.


The Lodges

  • Pupils - En suite rooms sleep 4-6
  • Teachers - Twin en suite rooms

The Stables

  • Pupils - En suite rooms sleep 4-10
  • Teachers - Single or twin en suite rooms


  • Sports dome
  • Lake
  • Meeting rooms
  • Shop
  • Indoor games areas
  • Wet storage room
  • Classrooms

Explore the facilities, accommodation and activities on a virtual tour (opens in new window):

Activities available

Dalguise's adventure activities are scattered throughout the forest that surrounds the centre, including the 'Sequoia Scramble' a vertical challenge unique to Dalguise. The centre also has a great indoor activity space - the 'Sports Dome'.
The full list of adventure activities at Dalguise is below.

A lively and varied entertainment programme is available each evening to enjoy too, led by the PGL team.

See the evening entertainment available at Dalguise.

Select an activity for a full description


Enjoyable mealtimes with nutritious and tasty food
Our meals are freshly cooked, balanced and will give your pupils plenty of energy to keep them going throughout the day.

Our little extras
In addition to our fantastic range of hot meals, (which are freshly prepared and include vegetarian options), we offer tasty, healthy, homemade soup every day. There’s also a wide variety of fresh fruit and salad options at our salad bar – it’s great when they want to try something new!

Fussy Eaters?
We know some of your pupils may be particular about what they eat. Don’t worry though, whether it’s because of special dietary needs or simply someone who’s really particular, we will always find something to suit any special requests you may have. And if they’re still hungry, we can offer alternatives and extra food.

Looking after you
Good meals in an efficient and clean environment is always a given with us, but we like to do much more. We go all-out to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in pleasant, attractive surroundings to help you to enjoy dining with us.

Sample Day

Sample day for Primary Schools at Dalguise
Schedule Activities
07.00 - 09.00 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead
09.00 - 12.30 Morning activities - usually 2 sessions with a 15 minute break in-between
12.30 - 14.00 Dry off & clean up. Time for a fresh & tasty two-course hot lunch
14.00 - 17.10 Afternoon activities - 2 exciting sessions with a 15 minute break in-between
17.10 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different menu each day
19.00 - 21.00 Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and more. The evening entertainment programme keeps you laughing until bedtime.
21.00 / 21.30 Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's and prepare to do it all over again tomorrow!

Excursions for Primary Schools

  • Beatrix Potter Exhibition
  • Dunkeld Cathedral
  • Blair Castle
  • Dundee Science Centre
  • Camperdown Wildlife Centre
  • Dynamic Earth Edinburgh
  • The Scottish Crannog Centre
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • The Edinburgh Dungeon
  • The Lighthouse, Glasgow
  • New Lanark
  • Stirling Castle
  • Scone Palace

Centre address

PGL Dalguise

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