We went to Crieff Hydro for my gramp’s and my brother’s birthday, I really enjoyed it, thank you to my grandma for all the organizing.
It’s in Crieff, which is and hour north of Edinburgh the fancy name is Crieff Hydro Hotel and Resort. Here’s their website if you want to check it out, it’s a really big place they have a 900 acre resort area ! They have loads and loads of activities for kids and adults too. When I was there with my grandparents and cousins I did segway and woodland combat, I preferred the segway it’s a 2 wheel sort of well “vehicle” that has 5 gyroscopes that detect 60 movements a second ! So you have to lean on it to make it move, I thought that it was a really cool idea.
Website : http://www.crieffhydro.com/
Most of the activities have a charge but there are some free ones. The pool is free for all hotel members. I went there in the mornings before breakfast, I usually did between 30-50 lengths !
The food. If you want to put on 15 kg in just a few days then here’s the place to come ! You can just have so much, a huge breakfast and we didn’t have anything for lunch or we would have blown up. Then tea that we had at 3 different restaurants for 3 nights. The croissants for breakfast were delicious all together i must have eaten 20 !
On my grandpa’s birthday, the 16th, we did a badminton tournament that my uncle won. My uncle couldn’t do much sport after his operation, so we didn’t get the chance to play tennis. I would have beat him at that ! That day we went on a segway, it was the best thing ever. Grandpa didn’t go on because it could of hurt his hip but he did air rifle instead, so we did a sort of segway driving test for 10-15 mins to get it working. Then we went off in the woods for over an hour hike, it was really fun.
Unfortunately Charlie had a wee crash but everything was fine. And just when we were coming back another accident occurred, Ellie my cousin, hit grandma and they both fell off ! But again it was great fun and no one was injured !
Grandpa’s cake was delicious !
Then on the 17th, Adam’s 16th birthday, we didn’t do that much just chilled, I went for a swim then had a huge breakfast with everybody else. That afternoon we all met up in the cafe area to celebrate Adam’s birthday but most importantly eat the cake, the cake was delicious it had chocolate sponge and chocolate frosting on top !!!
After that I hired a mountain bike for an hour and went on a cycle in the woods, I took the same path that we did on the segway the day before. And when I was at the top of the hill, I had a great view.
I saw a small path going to the right of the main one I decided to follow that one to see where it lead, I arrived at the end of it and it had “Witch’s Track”, “Ride at your own risk”, “Helmets must be worn”, so it was pretty weird I decided first to walk down to see what is was like.
It was the best track I have ever seen ! It had jumps and wooden tilted corners, excellent.
And finally the last meal we had in the poshest restaurant at the Hydro, it was called the Meikle Restaurant. It was delicious, I think I had salmon with lemon butter sauce.
The day after we left at noon ish back to Elgin, we all had a fabulous time, thanks a lot to grandma and grandpa for organising it !