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“900 acres of activities”

spring 2013

There’s lots to do at Crieff Hydro. In fact, there are over 60 onsite activities to make your stay as energetic or relaxing as you like. The first three sections in this guide will give you the lowdown on some of our most popular activities. At the back, you’ll find a handy ‘at-a-glance’ chart showing the full range on offer, along with locations and prices. The extension numbers shown work from the hotel’s internal phones. If you’re calling from outside the hotel, dial 01764 65 followed by the extension number. Our resort activity booking desk is in the Ballroom.

action and adrenaline Laser Quest, Air Rifles or Archery Buy 3 get 4th place FREE Safe and supervised, it’s brilliant fun for everyone From £23 pp (age 8+)

Double Dare (adult packages) Save up to 20% & have double the fun with a midweek activity package. Zip line and Air rifles ~ £25 pp Air rifles (30mins) and Archery (30mins) ~ £29.95 pp

Midweek offer (Mon - Fri) subject to availability. W  ear outdoor shoes (our instructors will keep you right).

Archery range Raise aloft your bow and arrow – and transport yourself to another time. Not only is archery a sport of kings, it’s really brilliant fun. If you’re a beginner, our instructor will have you hitting targets in no time. Ask about our Sky Shot archery too! FROM £20pp (ages 6+) Basketball Basketballers of all heights are welcome on our indoor courts. Shoot some hoops or play a full game, the choice is yours. Bring your own ball, or hire one from Melville Hall. £4 court hire Bowls Forget alleys and pins; lawn bowls is the real deal. Our synthetic outdoor green is suitable for bowlers of all ages, and it comes with unlimited fresh air. You bring the competitors, we’ll provide the jacks, bowls and mats. £2.10 (set of 4)

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Air Rifle range Ready, aim, fire! With three simple words your adrenalin will soar at our Air Rifle range. Sessions last an hour, and we’ll provide everything you need. Well, everything but a keen eye and a steady trigger finger, that is. FROM £20pp (ages 8+)

Cinema After a busy day, dinner and a movie can be just the ticket - even if there’s no ticket required. We show movies for free every evening in our 38-seat cinema room. So grab an early dinner (popcorn optional) and enjoy. For directions and showing times, ask at reception. FREE

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Clays Come down to the outdoor activity centre for a shooting experience that’s guaranteed to bring out your competitive side. With our instructor and all the safety gear on hand, we make sure it’s only the clays that get hurt. £50pp Croquet Mallet whacks ball, ball rolls through hoop, victory is nigh. Hardly anyone seems to play croquet these days, but it’s plenty popular with our guests. Lawn provided, mallets and balls available from Melville Hall. £5 Crazy Golf Miniature game, maximum fun. With its small-scale versions of Scottish landmarks, our miniature golf course is not to be missed. Hire balls and clubs from the activity centre, then come and find us near the 1st of the main course. £2.50 Disc Golf Instead of hitting a ball with a club into a hole, you throw mini flying discs into a series of baskets. Easy peasy. Or is it? Gear hire from the Activity Centre £3 Driving Range Beginner or seasoned golfer, work on your swing at our covered 8-bay driving range, near the main golf course. £3.50

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Gym Get your dose of endorphins in the hotel’s full kitted-out gym. Do your usual workout, or book a session with a personal trainer, who can assess your fitness and devise a training programme to help you meet your goals. The gym’s open daily from 7am to 9.30pm, and guests are welcome to use it for FREE. Fitness assessments £13 Horse Riding Experienced rider or first time in the saddle, if you want to explore our 900-acre estate on horseback, we’ll make it happen. Our instructors are here to encourage and advise riders of all levels. Gear provided, but please wear flat shoes with a small heel (not trainers or sandals) and arrive 15 minutes early. One-hour trek £37pp. Private/group lessons from £24.50pp

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Golf The 18-hole course is set right in the Strathearn Valley, with atmospheric views of Ben Vorlich and Ben More. That said, you’ll have to switch off from the scenery a bit if you want to play your handicap on this challenging course. Driving range, club and buggy hire also available. £29pp spring golf promotion (lunch in clubhouse or hotel)

TOMCAT This can only be described as a supercharged extreme two seater LandRover – hold on tight as we take this mighty machine through its paces. £60pp (one person, 30 mins)

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Outdoor Laser Quest See the woodlands become a temporary warzone with outdoor laser quest. Think paintball without the pain, but you still have to be fast on your feet and quick on the trigger. Outdoor shoes and warm clothes are wise. Best for larger groups, and always supervised by a fun yet safety-conscious instructor. FROM £28pp (min 10, age 8+) Woodland Low Ropes You don’t have to be metres off the ground to end the day on a high. On our woodland low ropes you and your team will balance, grip and clamber your way through a challenging ten-stage course. Bring sensible shoes and gritty determination, our instructor will take care of the rest. FROM £10pp (age 6+) Mountain biking What could be better for the soul than 900 acres of freedom on two wheels? Stick to the paths, or choose your own route. Bike and helmet hire available. One hour - £5.25 per hour, half day - £12.25 or full day £20.50 Off Road Driving All torque, all action. Our 40-acre all terrain course was once a sand and gravel quarry. Now it’s a playground for big 4x4s and people who love to drive them how they’re built to be driven. Passengers welcome; anyone with a driving licence (and steely nerve) can have a go. FROM £88 per vehicle (max 5 people per vehicle)

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‘FROM’ prices are valid midweek Monday – Friday, out with school holidays.

Segway trekking It’s impossible to describe the off road Segway experience. Simply nothing compares. And that’s all the more reason to try it while you’re here. 900 acres, two wheels, 45 minutes of craziness you’ll never forget. Bring flat, outdoor shoes, and our instructor will keep you right. £30pp (1 hour session) Snooker Crieff Hydro’s very own Crucible is located in the leisure club. Friendly game or gloves-off tournament, you bring the competitor and we’ll provide the rest. £4 per 45 mins Table Tennis It’s fast, it’s addictive and it’s a must. What else need we say about table tennis? Bats and balls for hire from Melville Hall or leisure club. £2.50 (per set)

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Quad bike QUEST This is four-wheeled mayhem at its best. Book an hour session for up to 18 people and a qualified instructor will lead you round the estate, across all manner of challenging terrain. We’ve got all the equipment, just bring outdoor shoes and a need for speed. From £39.95pp per hour (age 10+)

Tennis Sure, Wimbledon’s the big one. But you don’t need strawberries and ball boys to have a spine-tingling indoor or outdoor tennis tournament here. Cliff Richard-style sing-a-longs optional. Court hire £4, individual lessons £25 per hour

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Vertigo Kiss terra firma goodbye and head 14 metres up on our Vertigo high ropes course. We’ll provide the ropes, supervision and everything else you’ll need. If you’re taller than 1.2 metres, you’re cleared to climb. FROM £24 (age 6+, min height 1.2m) Your time to play 50 balls on the driving range, 18 spectacular holes followed by a two course soup and sandwich lunch in the clubhouse. £20pp WATERSPORTS With the size, scale and scenery of Loch Earn to play in, our water sports are some of the best around. Water ski, wakeboard, get thrashed around on giant inflatables – it’s water-based fun all the way. Wetsuits, lifejackets and helmets provided. Boat hire (including driver/instructor) FROM £110 Water Walkers The human hamster ball on water! Step inside a giant floating ball and see how long you can stand up! From aged 6 and upwards but adults seem to love them too! £5pp (age 6+)

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Victorian Spa It’s not just for the ladies, although it is only for grown-ups (18 and over). Morning, noon and night, our tranquil Victorian Spa pool is the most relaxing place on the resort with steam room, sauna and spa bath (bliss). Ask about our signature treatment room too. £10pp per day, Twilight Pass (5.30pm onwards) £7pp Glow - Body and face treatments What could be more luxurious than a top-to-toe massage or hot stone therapy? And it’s not just about relaxation. Facials, body polishing and wraps will leave you looking as good as you feel. Just put yourself in our capable hands. Prices from £19.95pp Sparkle - Beauty treatments Whether you choose a manicure, fish pedicure, wax, tint or any of the other star treatments, our beauty therapists will bring out your inner glow and leave you looking your very best. Best to book in advance, and arrive 15 minutes early for maximum pampering time. Prices from £10pp

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Pampering Spa Days Choose from a range of pampering from head to toe. All day, adults-only (18+) packages include a delicious light lunch in our informal Brasserie Restaurant as well as access to our adults-only Victorian Spa - complete with spa pool, steam room, sauna and spa bath. Prices from £59pp per day Shine - Hair Salon Forget second-rate hotel hair salons. Not only do the team at Shine offer a full range of services - from a simple trim to up-dos, colouring and highlights – we’re full of great advice on how to recreate the look on your own. Prepare to be impressed. Prices from £6pp Men’s collection Sport, work and life in general all take their toll. This is your chance to give your mind and body some TLC. Important meeting or social occasion - who needs an excuse? From massage and face treatments to waxing and barber shop rituals - the whole experience will leave you feeling revitalised. Prices from £24pp Book now 1609 or from your mobile on 01764 651609

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just for kids mini explorers Big adventures for mini explorers – let the fun begin! Water peddlerz, quad pods and crazy golf (ages 3-5) £12pp 1622

Super hero training Save the day with our Hydro Hero activity bundles – to the Activity Centre and beyond! Mini quads, water walkers and zip line (ages 8-11 years) £22pp 1622 Water walkers, quad pods and zip line (ages 6-7 years) £15pp 1622

Adventure Play area Grown-ups look on with envy at the climbing frames, walkways, flying fox (wheee!), full-sized old tractor and mini fort. Adventure Play is completely free, and you’ll find it next to the tennis courts, close to the main hotel. air rifle range Ready, aim, fire! With three simple words your adrenalin will soar at our Air Rifle range. Sessions last an hour, and we’ll provide all the essential gear - including a safety-conscious instructor. From £20pp (ages 8+) Archery range Raise aloft your bow and arrow – and transport yourself to another time. Not only is archery a sport of kings, it’s really brilliant fun. If you’re a beginner, our instructor will have you hitting targets in no time. Ask about our Sky Shot archery too)! From £20pp (ages 6+)

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BIG Country Relax. Your 2-12 year olds will love the friends and fun at BIG Country. And you’ll love the fact that two three-hour sessions a day are included in the room rate, even for self-catering guests. Even better, it’s all supervised by highly trained, disclosure-checked staff. Free for 2-12 year-olds, booking advised.

Basketball Basketballers of all heights are welcome on our indoor courts. Shoot some hoops or play a full game, the choice is yours. Bring your own ball, or hire one from Melville Hall. £4 court hire

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Bouncy Castle Jumping Jacks (and Jills) will love the bouncy castle at BIG Country. It’s inflated and full supervised between 10am and 4pm every day during school holidays, and every weekend during term time. £2 for 15 mins, £4 for 30 mins and £5 for a full hour. Bushcraft Learn the art of survival in woodland settings from the experts. There’s plant eating, shelter building, marshmallow roasting and treasure hunting (to name a few). £20pp (5 years and up). Cinema Hooray for Hollywood. Family movies keep everyone entertained, and we show them all day and evening in our 38-seat cinema room. For directions and showing times, ask at reception. FREE Croquet Mallet whacks ball, ball rolls through hoop, victory is nigh. Hardly anyone seems to play croquet these days, but it’s plenty popular with our guests. Lawn provided, mallets and balls available from Melville Hall. £5 Crazy Golf Golf for the smaller, less serious player. Negotiate the mini versions of Scottish landmarks one shot at a time, and guess where the ball will appear from next. Whether you’re keeping score or not, this kid-friendly course is not to be missed. Hire balls and clubs from the activity centre, then find us near the 1st of the main course. £2.50

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Entertainment Our daily entertainment programme typically includes family fun, from face-painting to treasure hunts and evening entertainment in season. For what’s on today, see the ‘Resort Round-up’ on our website, ask at reception or pop into BIG Country. Giant Chess Go for a checkmate on our jumbo outdoor chess set. No need to book, just head down to the lawn outside the Brasserie. FREE Horse riding For children under five, we offer hand-led pony rides, while there are larger ponies for children over six. Booking’s advised, as is arriving 15 minutes early to get kitted up. Sensible footwear essential, carrots optional. Outdoor Laser Quest There’s outdoor laser quest at our activity centre. It’s all about speed as you dodge your opponents’ lasers and fire those all-important retorts. Safe and supervised, it’s woodland warfare for the whole family. FROM £28pp (min 10, age 8+)

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Disc Golf Instead of hitting a ball with a club into a hole, you throw mini flying discs into a series of baskets. Easy peasy. Or is it? Ages 6 and up (because of the tall baskets), and located at the outdoor activity centre. £3

Woodland Low Ropes You don’t have to be metres off the ground to end the day on a high. On our woodland low ropes (just a few feet up) the whole family can balance, grip and clamber their way through a challenging ten-stage course that takes around 90 minutes to complete. £10pp (age 6+) ‘FROM’ prices are valid midweek Monday – Friday, out with school holidays. Book now 5555 or from your mobile on 01764 655 555

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Mini Quads Our 50cc mini quads are a great size for kids on our mini track. We’ll provide driving coveralls and all the other safety equipment, just bring sensible shoes and a mud-friendly approach! A 15-minute session for kids aged 8-11 years costs £14pp Off-Road 4x4 SHOWROUND For kids and grown-ups who’d rather not drive, book a half-hour off-road tour and an instructor will take the wheel. FROM £48 per vehicle (max 5 people per vehicle) Quad pods Even toddlers can get in on the action with our quad pods, a convoy of off-road pods for the tiniest adrenaline seekers and their grown-ups. Equipment and supervision provided. A ten-minute session for tots of all ages (accompanied) costs £5 per child Segway trekking Personal transporters as seen in Mall Cop (muddier offroad version). The 1 hour Segway adventure is open to anyone aged 10 or over, and costs £30pp Soft Play Young kids (including under 2’s) and their grown-ups can play to their hearts’ content in our indoor soft play area - next to BIG Country. It’s open from 3pm-6pm daily, and completely FREE

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Table Tennis It’s fast, it’s addictive and it’s a must. What else need we say about table tennis? Bats and balls for hire from Melville Hall or leisure club. £2.50 (per set) Tandem bikes Explore our estate on a bicycle built for two. For families, trailers and tot seats mean nobody has to miss out on the fun. Hire our bikes for £6.75 per hour, £13.75 per half day (4 hours) and £22 per day (8 hours). Tennis Sure, Wimbledon’s the big one. But you don’t need strawberries and ball boys to have a spine-tingling indoor or outdoor tennis tournament here. Racquets and balls for hire, Cliff Richard-style sing-a-longs optional. Racquet hire £1.15. Court hire £4 Individual lessons £25 per hour

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Swimming Lagoon Leisure (in the resort’s main leisure club) is a great place for kids and grown-ups to swim, play and meet. There’s a shallow pool for little ones, a whirlpool for relaxing, and a heated 20-metre pool for generally playing about in. Towels provided, just bring a £1 coin for your locker. FREE

The Gallery GAMES ZONE For older children and teenagers, the Gallery has a TV, pool table, table football, table tennis, air hockey and Wii. The Gallery is just above the Hub café; get the entry PIN from reception. The air hockey and pool tables are coin operated, so bring some change if you’d like to play. ENTRY FREE

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Vertigo Kiss terra firma goodbye and head 14 metres up on our Vertigo high ropes course. We’ll provide the ropes, supervision and everything else you’ll need. FROM £24 (age 6+, min height 1.2m) Woodland Walks Within the estate, you’ll never be short of woodland to explore, and it’s home to all manner of local wildlife. Packed lunches available to take with you - just call us in advance. Water Pedlerz Stretch those sea legs and prepare to pedal your own paddle boat around our outdoor inflatable pool. £5pp (age 3+) Water Walkers The human hamster ball on water! Step inside a giant floating ball and see how long you can stand up! From aged 6 and upwards but adults seem to love them too! £5pp (age 6+)

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Here’s a quick reference guide to our onsite activities, their prices and what you need to bring.

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Adventure Play Area

Bags of energy

FREE

5/15

air rifle range

Outdoor clothes, keen eye for a target

FROM £20pp (aged 8+)

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Archery range

Outdoor clothes, decent aim

FROM £20pp (aged 6+)

Badminton

£4 Court Hire

15

Basketball

Gym kit and trainers (racquet and shuttlecock hire from Melville Hall) Gym kit and trainers (ball hire from Melville Hall)

15

BIG Country

Boundless energy, team spirit

FREE

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Bouncy Castle

General appreciation for jumping

£2 -15mins

5

Bowls

Outdoor shoes (bowling set hire from Melville Hall)

£2.10 (set of four)

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BushCraft

Outdoor shoes and sense of adventure

FROM £20pp (aged 5+)

Children’s Pool

Suits, goggles, armbands, beach balls - all things aqua-funtastic Programme from reception, BYO popcorn

FREE FREE £50pp (age 8+)

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Cinema

£4 Court Hire

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Clays

Outdoor clothes, steady trigger finger

6/16

Croquet

Good mallet control (croquet set hire from Melville Hall) £5 per set

6/16

Crazy golf

6/17

Disc Golf

Crazy disposition (club and ball hire from the Activity Centre) Frisbee skills (kit from the Activity Centre)

£2.50 £3

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Driving Range

BYO clubs, or hire them from the Clubhouse

£3.50

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Entertainment

Daily ‘Resort Round-up’ from the website or reception FREE

Exercise to Music

Comfortable clothes essential, sense of rhythm optional

£2.50pp

Fitness Assessments

Gym gear and trainers, something to prove

£13.50pp

Fitness Inductions

Gym gear and trainers, an open mind

FREE

Fitness Programmes

Gym gear and trainers, dogged determination

FREE

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Giant Chess

Kasparov’s brain, giant pieces outside the Brasserie

FREE

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Golf

BYO shoes (club and buggy hire available)

£20pp winter promotion

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Hair and Beauty

Nothing but the need to feel pampered

Prices vary - phone

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Horse Riding

Flat shoes with a small heel, carrots optional

£37pp

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Horse Riding Lessons

Flat shoes with a small heel, advance booking

from £24.50pp

Indoor Football

A love of the game (ball hire from Melville Hall)

£30 hall hire

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Mini Quads

Outdoor shoes, a love of bumps and mud

£14pp (aged 8-11)

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Mountain Biking

A sense of adventure and feet that reach the pedals

£20.50 full day

‘FROM’ prices are valid midweek Monday – Friday, out with school holidays.

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New Age Bowls

Softer, smaller bowls (for hire from Melville Hall)

£3.50pp

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Off-road Driving

Driving licence, steely nerve. (max 5 drivers per vehicle)

FROM £88 per vehicle

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Off-road SHOWROUND Steely nerve. (max 5 drivers per vehicle)

8/17

Outdoor Laser Quest Outdoor shoes, warm clothes, willing victims Personal training

Gym kit and trainers, endorphin addiction

Pony Rides (under 5s) Pony-friendly little one, camera to capture the moment

FROM £48 per vehicle FROM £28pp (min 10, age 8+) £15 an hour £5pp

Pool Table

BYO rules (cues, balls and chalk all supplied at the Leisure Club) £1pp

Putting

Good short shot (club hire from Melville Hall)

£1pp

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Quad bike QUEST

Outdoor shoes, adrenaline addiction

FROM £39.95pp (p/hour, age 10+)

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Quad Pods

Very small person and accompanying grown-up

£5 - 10mins

Racquet Ball

Gym kit and trainers (racquet and jumbo ball hire from Melville Hall) Shoes with grip, ability to lean

£4 Court Hire £30pp (1 hour, age 10+)

9/18

Segway trekking

9

Short Tennis

9

Snooker

Gym kit and trainers (racquet and ball hire from Melville Hall) Nothing but a competitor (everything else supplied)

£4 court hire £4 per 45mins

18

Soft Play

Tiny sense of adventure

FREE

Spa Bath

Swimsuit, bubble obsession

FREE

Steam Room & Sauna Swimsuit, love of perspiration salvation

FREE

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Swimming

Swimsuits, rubber rings, waterwings - just these things

FREE

9/19

Table Tennis

Bats and balls from Melville Hall

£2.50 (per set)

Tandem Bikes

Outdoor clothing, pedal power

£6.75 (one hour)

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Kit and trainers (racquets and ball hire from Melville Hall). Court hire separate. The Gallery GAMES ZONE Some £1 coins for table games, ability to ‘hang out’

10/20

Vertigo

Height over 1.2 metres, ability to not look down

FROM £24(age 6+)

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Victorian Spa

Over 18s only, bathing suits, determination to relax

£10pp per day

Volleyball

At least one other player, obviously (ball hire from Melville Hall) Warm clothes, walking shoes, love of all things peaceful

£30 per hour FREE

10/20 Water WALKERS

Stretch those sea legs and pedal your own boat

£5pp (aged 3+)

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The human hamster ball on water!

£5pp (aged 6+)

9/19

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Tennis

Woodland Walks WATER PEDLERZ

£4 Court Hire FREE

‘FROM’ prices are valid midweek Monday – Friday, out with school holidays.

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Crieff Hydro Resort Guide Winter 2012