Group Activity Ideas

To take full advantage of Balbirnie and the surrounding area, we can assist with arranging a wide range of specialist pursuits suited to your requirements.

For those wishing to stay within the perimeter of the park, as well as Balbirnie Park 18 hole golf course, we have croquet on our lawn, numerous jogging and woodland walk trails to follow, as well as an abundance of wildlife to observe around the estate. Via our local specialists, we can also organise a number of activities within the park including treasure hunts, laser shooting and falconry, as well as in-door team building activities.


Fife is a golfer’s paradise, with many famous courses within a half hour drive. Balbirnie itself sits a few yards from the 1st tee of Balbirnie Park Golf Course, an undulating, scenic and challenging par 71 parkland 18 hole course which surrounds the hotel.

Many famous golf courses are easily accessible within a half hour drive, including the home of golf - St. Andrews, and also Ladybank, Lundin Links, Crail and Elie to name but a few. Some forty-five minutes away are Carnoustie, Gleneagles and Kingsbarns. So whatever your requirements, there will most certainly be something to suit.

Corporate Golf Outings

spoil your customers with the full VIP treatment and a special golf away day at Balbirnie. Please ask us for more details and prices.


Group activities which can be arranged locally include clay pigeon shooting, off-road Landrover driving, quad biking, archery, rifle shooting, laser shooting, falconry, horse riding, trout fishing (and salmon fishing some 45 minutes away), motor racing at nearby Knockhill Racing Circuit, go-kart racing, seasonal grouse and pheasant shooting, as well as deer stalking, and mini Highland Games. 

We work closely with several specialists including Cluny Clays in Kirkcaldy and Blue Sky Experiences in Perth to put together as required team building activities and corporate events either at their venues or at Balbirnie, depending on what is involved. These are tailor made specifically to each client’s requirements.


Specialist Scottish activities which can be organised at the hotel itself include a traditional “Scottish welcome” by our local piper playing on the front steps of Balbirnie as your party arrives, or indeed a performance by a full pipe band on the garden lawn prior to dinner makes a real impact. We an also arrange tutored whisky tastings, a display of Scottish dancing perhaps between dinner courses, a Clarsach player (Scottish harpist) to accompany pre-dinner drinks, or dancing to a ceilidh band after dinner. Additionally, great fun can be added to your dinner party by incorporating wine tastings, murder mystery events and casino evenings. Please ask us for advice with arranging all of the above.  


Fife’s winding coastline and lovely countryside have much of beauty and historical interest to explore – picturesque seaside fishing villages, historic homes (Hill of Tarvit Mansion), castles (Kellie Castle, Glamis Castle), palaces (Falkland Palace and Culross Palace) and gardens – see historicscotland website.  Within Balbirnie Park there is also a small craft centre selling handcrafted jewellery, paintings, pottery, gifts, leather work, metal work and homeware.