Great Away Days
Great Away Days
5
09:00 - 17:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
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Great Away Days is one of Scotland's largest outdoors activities providers with over 15 years experience in the field. We pride ourselves on providing the very best in outdoor adventure activities at affordable prices and our professionalism in what we do is second to none. Come and experience it for yourself!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • jacktJ2567WB
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time and a fun experience
    I came for a friend's stag do with about 6 of us, originally there were more but a few dropped out at the last minute. They were able to accommodate at the last minute with the reduced number. Still made it a really fun and enjoyable experience. The event and games itself were really fun but Olly, our guide, made it very memorable by having a bit of banter with us and helping keep the mood somehow relaxed but competitive at the same time. I would go again and would recommend it to others too.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 February 2024
  • Jack R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time full of laughs
    Thank you James and Rab for the great weekend! Went for mates stag do- great laugh and highly recommend! Ooooota boooonds😂 Also I was recovering with a ligament tear and the team were very efficient at advising which games would be suitable so I didn’t feel as if I missed out! Thanks Team!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 March 2024
  • h3bn
    United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun - very well organised
    We had an absolute blast, doing the Mini Highland Games followed by Axe Throwing during a Stag weekend. The instructors were great (especially ours Martin), who put us through our paces, gave a little history about the events and made the whole thing hilarious and fun. Booking and communication was very smooth and arranging our transport through Great Away Days made it even easier with pick up from our hotel on time and dropped back into the city with no hanging around. Absolutely no complaints and would highly recommend.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 April 2024
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h3bn
United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We had an absolute blast, doing the Mini Highland Games followed by Axe Throwing during a Stag weekend. The instructors were great (especially ours Martin), who put us through our paces, gave a little history about the events and made the whole thing hilarious and fun.

Booking and communication was very smooth and arranging our transport through Great Away Days made it even easier with pick up from our hotel on time and dropped back into the city with no hanging around.

Absolutely no complaints and would highly recommend.
Written 23 April 2024
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scottlington
Surrey2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
A stag party group of 12 of us descended on Hopetoun Estate on a Saturday for the Mini Highland Games. We were incredibly well looked after by Olly and James H. I've been an many a lads weekend type trip and done many activities and what makes the best ones are always the hosts. Olly and James H were fantastic! Quickly got the level of the group and joined in, exchanged banter and really made the day for us. Each and every one of us thoroughly enjoyed it and it was far better that we had expected. One of our group even managed to flip the tyre twice which went down very well! (it's bl00dy heavy!)
Just want to say a huge thank you as all the staff there were excellent. A thoroughly recommended group!
Written 29 September 2021
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Delighted you had a great time with us, we look forwrad to having you back with us in the future
Written 25 February 2022
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Patrick R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We had a grand day with Luiz and Connor on the Highland Games Experience last week. Our group of 18 divided into two and subjected to a range of challenges ranging from tough stuff like tyre flipping and relays holding weights to more precise games like haggis rolling and welly throwing.

Our hosts were consistently up for a laugh and made everything so easy. Free Irn Bru and Tunnock's game us the necessary sugar boost to compete at the highest level.

Have no hesitations recommending this place to large groups looking for a physical but inclusive and welcoming event.
Written 1 August 2022
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Thank you for such a great review! We're so pleased you had a great time. We hope to have you back soon and will be sure to pass your feedback on to Luiz and Connor!
Written 5 August 2022
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Jo
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
The Mini Highland games was booked as part of my Daughter's Hen Do. There were 14 of us, our ages ranged from 22 to 76 years old . We were spilt into two groups to compete against each other which made it all the more fun.

The instructors Rab and Elliot were fantastic, talked us through all the activities and showed us how to do them. Rab brought out the competitive side of our team , he was very witty and kept us all laughing through out.

Would highly recommend
Written 17 May 2022
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Thanks for your kind review! We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Rab & Elliot. Hope to have you back again soon!
Written 27 May 2022
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Josh G
Basel, Switzerland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We had an excellent morning doing the mini Highland Games. As a stag group of 24 we were thoroughly looked after by Olly and James. The event itself was fantastic as was the whole experience of booking which included transport from the city and back. Highly recommended!
Written 6 September 2021
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Delighted you had a great time with us, we look forward to having you back with us in the future
Written 25 February 2022
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Alex
York, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
I booked the mini Highland games as an activity for my sister’s hen do and it was brilliant! There were a range of tasks and all of our group were able to take part, even some of the older members. It took us about 2 hours and the fizz afterwards was a great end to the afternoon. Ollie was our guide and he was fab, really funny and friendly, and we were none stop laughing the whole time. Everyone had a great time (even though we had sore arms the next day!) and I would 100% recommend it to anyone looking for a bit of competitive fun.
Written 3 August 2021
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Hi Alex Thank you for your lovely feedback, Hope your arms are on the mend and you all have great memories ! Delighted to host you again in the future Kind Regards Sarah
Written 12 August 2021
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jacktJ2567WB
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I came for a friend's stag do with about 6 of us, originally there were more but a few dropped out at the last minute. They were able to accommodate at the last minute with the reduced number. Still made it a really fun and enjoyable experience. The event and games itself were really fun but Olly, our guide, made it very memorable by having a bit of banter with us and helping keep the mood somehow relaxed but competitive at the same time. I would go again and would recommend it to others too.
Written 20 February 2024
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DLJ
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
We visited with a group of 17 for my brothers stag and had an absolutely amazing time taking part in the mini Highland games.

The group was split into two and our excellent instructors Don and Elsie really looked after us. The activities were brilliant.

From booking through to collection and drop off, plus the games itself this really was a great experience. There were tons of hen and stag parties and you can see why as it's really well run.

Highly recommended, you won't be disappointed!
Written 15 May 2022
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Thanks for your kind review! We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Don, Elise and our sales team. Hope to have you back again soon!
Written 27 May 2022
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JonD
Cardiff, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
This is a great experience. We were luckily enough to have James as our guide. He was witty, informative and really allowed us to have fun while doing the activities.

The little shop of refreshments was great and much needed after a hot day.

Would highly recommend this activity for stags and friends alike.
Written 3 May 2022
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Thanks for your kind review! We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to James. Hope to have you back again soon!
Written 27 May 2022
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BethanyEDI
Edinburgh, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We visited Great Away Days this weekend for my friend's stag do with a mixed group of men and women with different levels of ability. We did a mini Highland games and then some archery. Both were loads of fun and very well run by our instructor James - he did a great job of instructing and encouraging us but also just having a laugh with the group. Overall a great day out!
Written 24 May 2022
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Thanks for your kind review, Bethany! We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to James. Hope to have you back again soon!
Written 27 May 2022
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