Exploring Scotland as a family offers so many wonderful opportunites, from awesome beaches, to bustling cities, fantastic landscape and of course mini-adventures in the great outdoors.  Whether you are just looking for something to do at the weekend or visiting Scotland from another country, In Your Element has lots to tempt you.

  • For small family groups we offer a range of scheduled activities on fixed dates at fixed locations.  These can be booked online in advance.
  • For larger family groups (typically 6 or more) we also offer private, tailor-made activity experiences.  These can be at locations across Scotland, with more flexibility over dates and times.  For large family gatherings a big Highland Games event can go down a treat!

We also offer self-guided options, for example hiring canoe or kayak equipment and going on your own mini-expedition.

Canoe and kayak hire information
Fixed dates and fixed locations

Scheduled activities

Sunrise Canoe Safari - Inverness (3 hrs)

A wonderful early morning journey by Canadian Canoe. A gentle flat water paddle through the impressive Aigas Gorge to look

Canoeing: Explore Loch Ness (2.5hrs)

Typically available May to September and selected other dates. Our guided canoe tours on Loch Ness start from picturesque Fort

Great Glen Canoe Trail (5 day expedition)

A fabulous Great Glen Canoe Trail adventure holiday, travelling by Canadian canoe or kayak across Scotland from Fort William on
Flexible dates and locations

Tailor-made activities

Bikes & Bouncy Water: Inverness (5 hrs)

This is a day out for the thrill-seekers amongst you.  An awesome day out for an adventurous stag or hen

Mountain Biking - Learnie Red Rocks, nr Inverness (2-2.5 hrs)

On a bike you can cover more ground than on foot but still at a pace slow enough to appreciate

Mountain Biking - Contin, nr Inverness (2-2.5 hrs)

On a bike you can cover more ground than on foot but still at a pace slow enough to appreciate

Gorge Walking: Glendoe, nr Loch Ness (1.5-2 hrs)

A lovely, family-friendly river gorge near Fort Augustus at the south end of Loch Ness.  It offers a family-friendly adventure,

Walk on Water (WOW) Balling

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to Walk on Water?  You climb inside a giant inflatable sphere

Archery at a location near you

Are you a budding Robin Hood? Why not try the ancient and noble pastime of target archery?  This skilful sport

Sunrise Canoe Safari - Inverness (3 hrs)

A wonderful early morning journey by Canadian Canoe. A gentle flat water paddle through the impressive Aigas Gorge to look

Canoe Safari: River Beauly, Inverness (2.5hrs)

The River Beauly is a bit of a hidden gem, within easy driving distance of Inverness.  It winds its way

Canoeing: Explore Loch Ness (2.5hrs)

Typically available May to September and selected other dates. Our guided canoe tours on Loch Ness start from picturesque Fort

Weaseling

Wriggling, scrambling and squirming like a weasel, you enter an underground labyrinth of tunnels, voids and tight spaces under a

Sea Kayaking

We are ideally placed to offer sea kayaking for novices to find their feet, or more exposed sea conditions for

Mountain Biking - various locations

On a bike you can cover more ground than on foot but still at a pace slow enough to appreciate

Highland Games

A fling with fun in the Scottish outdoors! If you are looking for a fun-filled, laid-back outdoor event with a

Canoeing at a location near you

With our versatile Canadian open-canoes we can tailor guided canoe trip to suit your requirements be it a birthday treat

Bushcraft Skills

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Ray Mears? Our bushcraft skills taster sessions offer the chance to learn some

Great Glen Canoe Trail (5 day expedition)

A fabulous Great Glen Canoe Trail adventure holiday, travelling by Canadian canoe or kayak across Scotland from Fort William on