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An unusual small estate on the edge of the Highlands with beavers

Activities for children

Perfect for young adventurers

Bamff is a great place for children of all ages.  It is a little world away from the traffic and other dangers of most people’s normal lives, perfect for young adventurers.

Large lawn for barbeques, ball games and badminton


Barbeque your dinner then enjoy a game of badminton.

Outside the holiday cottage there is a large lawn which is brilliant for:

  • barbecues
  • badminton
  • croquet
  • ball games


All equipment is supplied free of charge. There is also a swing in the tree next to the lawn and a climbing frame.

Tyre swing and toys for wee ones

Tyre swing and toys for wee ones

The old family trampoline is also  available (at your own risk.)


Campfires may be lit by arrangement in the wild area at the back.

Safe and child-friendly

Children can explore the woods & climb trees, and the small amount of traffic on the two drives has to go fairly slowly as both roads are a bit bumpy.  The people who live on the estate are all child-friendly and child aware.

Explore the beaver pond

In summer it is fun to dip nets in the ponds looking for mini-beasts, or perhaps copy the beavers and build a dam in the burn at the Burnieshead.

Beaver chewing on wood near water

Hillwalking for older children

For older children climbing the Bamff hill offers the prospect of a great view of the surrounding countryside, not quite a Munro, but perhaps a Munro training hill, although the walkers will need to be able to negotiate fences and long heather.

Exploring and ghost stories at Bamff House

Sometimes children ask to see round the big house and are interested to hear its history and ghost stories.  Children can enjoy a lot of freedom at Bamff.

Walking the Cateran Trail

The Cateran Trail, which runs through the estate provides more accessible walking with way-marks, stiles and kissing gates and Geo-caches along the way, with hidden objects to encourage the younger children to keep going!

Walking on the Cateran Trail

Walking on the Cateran Trail

Things to do locally

And if you ever want to leave Bamff during your visit, the surrounding area has masses of places to visit and things to do for children of all ages and interests including Glamis Castle, which features a wooden play park and Camperdown, with an enormous play park and small zoo in Dundee.

Camperdown play park

Camperdown play park in Dundee