Region: Scotland

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Comrie Croft, Braincroft, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland PH7 4JZ

Contact: 01764 670140

Website: http://www.comriecroft.com/

Description

Comrie Croft is Scotland's award-winning green destination including a farmstead hostel, group accommodation, camping, nordic kåtas, walking trails, wildlife viewing and some of the best compact mountain-biking in the country. We're just over an hour from Edinburgh or Glasgow so you don't have to wait too long for the fun to begin!!

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComrieCroft

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comriecroft/

Website: www.comriecroft.com

Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?
Comrie Croft offers some of the best mountain bike trails in Scotland, we were crowned Trail of the Year 2016 on http://www.ibikeride.com/

16km of graded, mainly hand built downhill trails carve through the top half of our 231-acre estate. Our trail center offers bike hire as well as coaching and guiding both on and off site.

The pond and wooded areas of the Croft are excellent for nature lessons. We leave them mainly as nature intended so they are teaming with wildlife and native trees and plants.

Alongside the bike trails we have a variety of easy walking trails through the woodland, there are many options to explore from our land off site including a munro.

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?
Scottish Tourist Board: 4 Star
Green Tourism: Gold Award
Trip Advisor: Certificate of Excellence

What group sizes do you cater for?
We can cater for all sizes of groups.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
Visits are DIY

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
As long as the teacher is happy kids can photography anything.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
We can help with risk assessments by organizing previsit walk abouts and answering any questions teachers may have. Fire Checks happen every Thursday around 11:40am

Does your venue have an education officer?
No, bookings can be made via our Groups Coordinator – Amanda

What is the cost of the visit?
Costs vary depending on groups size and activity. Best to get in touch for prices.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?
This would depend on the activity. As Scottish weather is very unpredictable waterproofs would be necessary.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
First aid trained Crofters are onsite between 8am & 6pm daily. No cover outside of these hours

Please list facilities available.
Onsite Café
Picnic tables available
No undercover picnic seating.

What are your disabled facilities?
All of our trails are over fairly rough terrain, a standard wheelchair would not be suitable. Our friends at Trossachs Mobility have a range of off road scooters and wheelchairs that may help.
We do have disabled toilets and ramped access to the reception block and café.

What are your opening days and hours?
The Croft is open 365 days a year. Office hours are 8am - 5pm (excluding 25th/26th Dec & 1st/2nd Jan)


Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Cycling Residential School Trips Team Building Walking Tours Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Engineering History Leisure & Tourism PE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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