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BIG Country

Everything about BIG country is BIG – there’s a BIG castle, a BIG ball pool and the best bit is, it’s FREE when you book direct for 2 nights or more

BIG Country Childcare

When we say we’re family-friendly, we really mean it. That’s why free childcare for 2-12-year-olds in BIG Country has been a top priority for us for as long as we can remember. Here’s how BIG Country works for you and yours…

  • Booking direct with us and staying for two nights or more? Good news – you get two hours of FREE daily childcare sessions for 2-12-year-olds. Wanting to add on more sessions? Our sessions are available at the reduced rate of just £10 including our 7pm-9pm sessions
  • Staying one night and booked direct? No problem, two hour BIG Country sessions are available with a 50% discount meaning you can book sessions for the wee ones for just £10
  • Booked through a third party (like Booking.com etc)? BIG Country sessions are available to book at £20 per two-hour session
Session times
  • 8am – 10.00am
  • BRIDGE from 10am – 10.30am (cost per child: £5)*
  • 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • BRIDGE from 3.30pm – 4pm (cost per child: £5)*
  • 4pm – 6pm
  • Evening session: 7pm – 9pm (cost per child: £10.00 and available only in school holidays)
Good to know 
  • All our team are fully qualified and registered with relevant governing bodies and all undergo Disclosure Scotland checks
  • We’re in high demand so best book in advance online here
  • Best to arrive 15 minutes before the session start time
  • Skip the wait by filling out our consent form in advance. Just print off and fill in your details to hand in at BIG Country Reception on the day.
  • Got kids of different ages? For safety, we split kids into different age groups due to varying ratios of staff members to children set out by the Childcare Commission. We also offer group activities based on age groups and interests. If you have children of different ages, they will still be able to play with each other.

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August 2020 – Due to current restrictions, we’ve reduced spaces and times slots available. Each child can book into one session per day.

Soft Play

We’re currently closed in line with government guidance. 

Imagine 3 storeys of ropes, ladders, climbing frames all ending up in a giant ball pool. Imagine no more, it’s real and is free to use here at Crieff Hydro.

Good to know
  • It’s free to all and there’s no need to book
  • Open daily from 9am until 5pm
  • Adult supervision

Little Country

We’re currently closed in line with government guidance. 

Designed with our littlest guests in mind (under 3 years), Little Country allows imaginations to run wild – be a builder, be a chef, be a policeman. With plenty of space to run wild and lots to keep everyone entertained, it’s a must visit for our youngest guests.

It’s open daily from 9am until 5pm – just pop in with your littlest ones when it suits you.

Good to know
  • It’s free to all and there’s no need to book
  • Open daily from 9am until 5pm
  • Adult supervision

Creche

Got little ones under 2 and looking for childcare during the day? Not a problem, we’ve a creche which runs alongside the BIG Country childcare sessions.

Good to know
  • All our team are fully qualified and registered with relevant governing bodies and all undergo Disclosure Scotland checks
  • £20 per hour
  • Session times run the same as BIG country (no bridging sessions) – great if you have kids of different ages
  • Spaces are limited so best to book in advance here

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Babysitting

Looking for an evening with just the two of you? Well, we have a team of fully PVG checked babysitters here at the Hydro that have oodles of experience.

Good to know
  •  £15 per hour, one of our qualified babysitters will come to your room or lodge –  just let us know what time and how long you would like them to babysit for.
  • One babysitter can look after up to 3 wee ones if they are over the age of 2, and 2 little ones if they are under the age of 2.

All that is left for you to do is decide where you want to go for your overdue date…Tiffin, The Terrace or The Hub? Decisions, decisions…

To book,  drop an email to [email protected]

All your questions answered

Is BIG Country open?

Yes, Big Country has re-opened and we cannot wait to welcome your wee ones back!

So, what are the session times?

Session 1: 8.00 – 10.00am

BRIDGE from 10.00am – 10.30am (cost per child: £5)*

Session2: 10.30am – 12.30pm

NO BRIDGE

Session3: 1.30 – 3.30pm

BRIDGE from 3.30pm – 4pm (cost per child: £5)*

Session 4: 4.00 – 6.00pm

Evening session: 7.00 – 9.00pm (cost per child: £10.00) only available in peak season

*Bridge sessions need to be booked in conjunction with a session. They can be used to join two sessions together or can be used as additional time for one session.

What is a BIG Country bridge?

A bridge is a 30 minute session which can be used with one full two hour session. It can also join two sessions together which means you can access 4.5 hours of childcare.  A bridge session cannot be used over lunch time (12:30pm – 1:30pm).

A bridge is £5 per child (covers the cost of providing a snack and a drink for your kids).

Why are we being charged for bridges and the evening session?

Partly because we’ve noticed changing demands – you’ve told us you’d like more things for families to do together in the evening and we’ve listened. And partly because we didn’t want to do away with the session altogether, as other hotels have done. Both of these options come at no small cost to us as a business.

Therefore, the small charges allow us to reinvest in both BIG Country and other areas such as our entertainment program. Plus, the £5 cost for a bridge goes towards providing a snack and a drink for your kids.

Why no lunchtime bridge?

This one is simple enough – our BIG Country team need a break and something to eat too!

When are peak / off peak times?

Peak times include every day within the school holidays (which means both the Scottish school holiday period and the school holiday periods south of the border) and weekends (that means Friday – Sunday afternoon).

Off peak is everything in between!

What's the cost?
  • Booking direct with us and staying for two nights or more? Good news – you get two hours of FREE daily childcare sessions for 2-12 year olds. Wanting to add on more sessions? Our sessions are available at the reduced rate of just £10 including our 7pm-9pm sessions
  • Staying one night and booked direct? No problem, two hour Big Country sessions are available with a 50% discount meaning you can book sessions for the wee ones for just £10
  • Booked through a third party (like Booking.com)? BIG Country sessions are available to book at £20 per two hour session
  • Bridge sessions – £5 per child
  • Evening session – £10 per child

 

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