Deep Sea World, North Queensferry, Fife KY11 1JR Tel no: 01383 411880 Habitats are viewed from a conveyor belt where you can stare goggle-eyed at the goggle-eyed fish teeming around and above you. On offer is everything from piranhas to 9 foot sand tiger sharks and stingrays to the world's deadliest frogs.
Indoor Karting: Kartstart in Kirkcaldy is a terrific venue for karting on a wet day. Booking is essential. The largest circuit in Scotland (350m) offers the opportunity to experience the thrill and exhilaration of real motorsport at a relatively low cost. Suzuki quads for children from 4-8 years old. 120cc Honda cadets for younger drivers approx. 8 years upward. Senior Karts up to 40 mph and Twin Engine Pro-Karts (minimum 15 years old + licence. 10, 20 + 30 minute sessions. 01592 650200.
Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS Tel no: 0131 550 7800 an amazing journey of discovery that will take you from the beginning of time to the unknown future of the planets. Highly recommended.
The Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ Tel no: 0131 555 5566 For over forty years the RY Britannia served the Royal Family travelling to every corner of the globe, playing a leading role in diplomatic relations. Now you can discover Britannia's fascinating story.
McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Livingston Jct 3 M8 Tel no: 01506 423605 Enjoy 30% - 50% off leading fashion brands and homewares. Cinema too if you don't like shopping!!
Dundee Sensation, Grassmarket, Dundee DD1 4QB Tel no:01382 228800
The LIVE science centre with over 60 hands-on exhibits for you to explore. Something for everyone.
RRS Discovery, Discovery Quay, Dundee DD1 4XA Tel no: 01382 201245 Step aboard Captain Scott's ship Discovery and experience 100 years aboard one of the greatest ships ever put to sea. Combine this with a visit to the frigate Unicorn, the oldest warship afloat, in Victoria Dock.
Verdant Works, West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT Tel no:01382 225282 with a stunning range of displays including film shows, interactive computers and machinery used in the production of jute, restored to working condition. Verdant Works brings history to life and shows the lifestyle of the workers of Dundee over 100 years ago.
Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1BA Tel no: 0141 420 5010 A celebration of innovation and interaction with the Science Hall's four floors of hands-on exploration and fun, plus the ultimate experience of Scotland's first Imax 2D/3D theatre.
Cruachan Power Station, Dalmally, Argyll PA33 1AN Tel no: 01866 822618 Lying deep within Ben Cruachan is one of the country's most amazing engineering achievements, the world's first high head reversible hydro system. Watch the salmon leaping close by at the Awe Barrage.
The Ceramic Experience, Bennybeg, Muthill Road, Crieff PH7 4HN Tel no: 01764 655788. Let your imagination run wild painting your own designs on anything from tiles to teapots. Delicious cappuccinos and cakes in the café.
Noah's Ark, The Noah's Ark centre (close to Tesco's in Perth) provides a huge childrens play barn, a go-kart track for all ages a golf centre with driving range, ceramics, bowling café & picnic area. 01738 445568
These are just a few examples of attractions within a ninety-minute drive from Loch Monzievaird. Others are:
Glasgow - Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the Burrell Collection, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Transport, the Glasgow Botanical Gardens, the Peoples Palace.
Edinburgh - Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyrood, Edinburgh Zoo, the National Gallery, Edinburgh Botanical Gardens, Gallery of Modern Art, Museum of Childhood.
If you would like to find out more about any specific attractions, please call in at Reception. We will be happy to check on opening times for you. There are also lots of leaflets in the telephone box at Reception for other activities and attractions.