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Explore these amazing day out experiences in Scotland

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There are some truly unique day out experiences on offer in Scotland and this summer could be your chance to explore and play like never before.

Whether you are looking to run, climb, learn or take flight across Scotland, these experiences aren’t to be missed. Check out this list of best activities this summer.

Boom Battle Bar

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Boom Battle Bar.

Boom Battle Bar, located in the new social hub within the St Enoch centre, offers a wide range of competitive activities. Couples can battle away at the newly launched ‘Tuesday Date Night’ including Axe Throwing and Beer Pong, or with under 18s being allowed in before 7pm,  families can fight it out over a round of Crazier Nolf (a concept of golf with no putter!), augmented reality darts where you can leave the maths to the projected screen, or a good old game of shuffleboard on the 22ft tables which have been a massive hit in Scotland due to our links to curling!

The fun doesn’t just stop at games. With a fully stocked bar, live sport being played over projectors and large screens all around the venue, DJ events and street food including loaded hot dogs, chicken tenders and loaded nachos, this a one-stop-shop for family events, friendly catch ups or a totally new twist on your work night out!’

Be sure to check out Boom Battle Bar

The Climbing Academy

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The Climbing Academy.

The Climbing Academy (TCA), Glasgow’s largest indoor climbing centre, has loads of thrilling summer holiday sessions on offer for kids. Kids are natural climbers and TCA provides an exhilarating and safe environment for children to develop their climbing skills while having a memorable summer experience with new friends.

The summer holiday sessions run from 4 July to 3 August for 5-15 year olds. No experience is required as sessions cater for all skill levels, ensuring that everyone can have fun. Skilled instructors will teach new skills, help participants to work on technique and lead loads of brilliant climbing games.

Kids will have access to state-of-the-art climbing walls and equipment, enabling them to explore different routes and challenge their abilities. The sessions place great importance on creating a supportive and inclusive community, where young climbers can make new friends and learn from one another. TCA’s summer holiday sessions also offer flexibility with the choice to attend multiple days throughout the summer.

Book sessions at either The Newsroom in Kinning Park (bouldering only) or The Prop Store in Maryhill (bouldering and roped climbing). Explore more about the kids summer sessions on TCA’s website.

Book a session at The Climbing Academy. 

Ascent Aviation

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Ascent Aviation.

Ascent Aviation, located near Glasgow Airport in the nearby town of Linwood, offers a premier flight simulator experience for individuals of all ages. It has been consistently rated five-stars on TripAdvisor over its five-year history and was named ‘Best Entertainment Team’ at the Scottish Hospitality Awards 2023.

Ascent Aviation features state-of-the-art flight simulators where you can choose from three of the most popular airliners in the sky, including the B737 and A320. You can fly from over 24,000 airports worldwide and no experience is necessary.

However, Ascent Aviation offers more than just a simulator experience. Its friendly, passionate and experienced team of existing and future airline pilots will ensure you have a wonderful time and create memories that last a lifetime. Each experience includes a pre-flight brief, an unforgettable flight experience and a post-flight pilot experience certificate.

Ascent Aviation is open seven days a week and is a popular attraction for school summer holidays. Book a visit and fly with family and friends. You can also purchase your experience as a thoughtful birthday or Christmas gift.

Use code POST23 to claim 20% OFF your next flight experience. Offer valid until August 1st 2023.

Click here to learn more and book your session at Ascent Aviation.

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre

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Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre.

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre lies within Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Located in the loch-side woodland adjacent to the Lomond Shores visitor complex, the unique setting and layout provide the perfect backdrop for a family day out.

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre has evolved over the years to become one of the premier bird of prey centres in the country. The natural and idyllic setting provides a relaxing atmosphere for both visitors and birds. The high standard of accommodation, cleanliness and welfare ensure the wellbeing of the resident birds in the centre’s charge.

The daily flying shows are entertaining and informative, allowing visitors to see these magnificent creatures at close quarters while learning about their unique features and the threats they face in the wild.

The flying area is located within a managed woodland, the perfect setting for the birds to demonstrate their skills, as well as being a home for many species of flora and fauna.

This family run centre has three generations involved on a regular basis, the youngest helping out when he can. Staff are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate about what they do, educating and enlightening members of the public on nature, conservation and raptors.

In addition to educating the public, Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre has been involved in many conservation projects over the years. This knowledge and experience has enhanced the centre’s understanding of raptors and how it can help their conservation status.

Follow the new Discovery Trail and learn even more about birds and native wildlife, “open your eyes to open your mind”. Take part in one of the bird of prey experiences, getting up close to these magnificent creatures.

Support the centre by sponsoring one of the birds and enjoy twelve months free entry. Or become a Life Member and take advantage of the many benefits that has to offer.

Click here to learn more about the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre. 

The Scottish Gliding Centre

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Scottish Gliding Centre.

Soar like a bird over the beautiful Perth and Kinross countryside.

The Scottish Gliding Centre ,based just 20 minutes north of Edinburgh, is the premier centre for gliding in Scotland, offering trial lesson flights and mini one day courses in a modern fleet of gliders.

You will be able to enjoy the freedom of the skies that only flying in a glider can offer, with just the sound of the wind and the chatter of the fully qualified instructor behind you as they let you take the controls for yourself.

Looking out at the view on a clear day you can see the Wallace Monument, Edinburgh Castle and the cities of Perth and Dundee. This is a unique view of Scotland that must be experienced.

Gliding is a very accessible and enjoyable form of flight and is suitable for all ages from 12 upwards. Bookings can be made at short notice and, depending on the weather conditions, same day booking can usually be accommodated. However, it is best to book in advance as available slots book up quickly at this time of year.

For further information check out the Scottish Gliding Centre.