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Family Days Out in Strathclyde
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Scotkart Clydebank
Glasgow
Scotkart Clydebank Now Juniors and teenagers can experience what it's like to be behind the wheel of a racing machine! With driving opportunities from 8 years old.
Scotkart Cambuslang
Glasgow
Scotkart Cambuslang Now Juniors and teenagers can experience what it's like to be behind the wheel of a racing machine! With driving opportunities form 8 years old.
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park
Motherwell
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park Scotland's Theme Park is FUN for ALL the family! A great selection of rides and attractions, from the kiddie's corner to the more thrilling rides and attractions for teens and adults!
Heads of Ayr Park
Alloway by Ayr
Heads of Ayr Park There's almost 50 different types of animal, each with its own particular charm. Meet them, touch them, feed them! And it's packed with fantastic activities like indoor and outdoor play areas, an aerial runway, thrilling ringo sledging, tunnel land and the combine castle.
Sea Life Surveys
Isle of Mull
Sea Life Surveys Come with us and experience this unique world of rich seas, whales, dolphins, puffins, seals, birds, gannets and castles, all set amidst the wonderful scenery of the Inner Hebrides.
Loch Lomond Aquarium
Balloch
Loch Lomond Aquarium Journey through the magnificent Ocean Tunnel surrounded by tropical fish from around the world! There are loads of amazing live exhibits to explore including the new Stingray Discovery display, plus specific tank talks and feeding sessions for otters, seahorses, turtles and sharks!
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre
Alexandria
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre A small centre attached to a garden centre close to Loch Lomond. Around 30 birds in total. Regular flying displays and some handling opportunities. They also run introductory days, hawk walks and hunting days.
The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary
Oban
The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary is set amidst the pine trees on the shores of picturesque Loch Creran, 10 miles North of Oban. The Centre combines a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue and rehabilitation facility for both common and grey seal pups. Come and explore our new Turtle Sanctuary and behind the...
Amazonia
Motherwell
Amazonia Scotland's largest indoor rainforest attraction offering a new fun and educational experience for all ages. It's a unique place to learn and explore, offering children and adults an insight into life in a tropical forest. Visitors are also given the opportunity to take part in daily animal handling...
Islay Natural History Trust
Argyll
Islay Natural History Trust There are marine and fresh water aquariums and a touch tank to get closely acquainted with some of the local sea creatures. They also have a large laboratory where children of all ages can learn to use microscopes and make pictures out of seaweed.
Lamont City Farm
Erskine
Lamont City Farm Small petting farm, with under 5's play area and weekly kids club - all sorts of animals at the farm including sheep, goats, horses, ponies, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, chipmunks, ducks, hens and geese.
Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow
Glasgow Science Centre Fun, excitement and intrigue with free interactive science shows, fun workshops like the 'Egg Drop Challenge' and the 'Perception Deception', the amazing new BodyWorks' exhibition and 3 floors of fascinating displays showcasing science and life. Glasgow Science Centre is a world of...
The Peoples Palace
Glasgow
The Peoples Palace Explore the city's social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays.
Glasgow Riverside Museum
Glasgow
Glasgow Riverside Museum The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the Museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting, which also offers over 20 hands on exhibits, plus 3 interactive historically recreated street scenes and over 90 large touch screen activities.
McLean Museum and Art Gallery
Inverclyde
McLean Museum and Art Gallery The Museum features an Egyptian mummy cartonnage, a Samurai warrior, an Indian Tiger, a Nile crocodile, a Sloth Bear and other animals, also ship models. Free quiz sheets are available along with an art table with activity materials for children. Gift shop.
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Ayr
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum In memory of the poet; the museum includes plenty of hands-on and interactive exhibits to keep the kids interested, plus a nice play area outside to reward them for paying attention!
The Dick Institute
Kilmarnock
The Dick Institute The museum is nicely family oriented and the ever changing exhibits are frequently focused on children's interests.
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum
Argyll
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum Gives visitors a fascinating and authentic insight into how people lived, worked and played in the old Highlands, from the first record of Auchindrain in 1533 to when the last resident moved away in 1967
Bute Museum
Isle of Bute
Bute Museum The island's history from a Bronze age Princess' necklace to a Penny Farthing bicycle, and its wildlife including a touch-table of interesting objects and a seal for stroking will inspire children and their parents to further explore our Island.
Castle House Museum
Argyll
Castle House Museum Well stocked museum on upper floors of one of Dunoon's most historic locations. Putting and tennis also available in the Castle Gardens with excellent views of the Firth of Clyde.
Kilmartin House Museum
Argyll
Kilmartin House Museum An award winning world-class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation. You can also try out a range of hands-on activities, including their popular quern stones and stone axe polisher!
Sandaig Island Life Museum
Argyll
Sandaig Island Life Museum A pleasant educational stop while visiting the gorgeous island of Tiree, as a break from the water sports and pony trekking.
Strachur Smiddy
Argyll
Strachur Smiddy For the young visitor, the implements, artefacts and photographs on display provide a valuable aid to learning and give a realistic insight into an important aspect of Scotland's rural history.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Family friendly art gallery and museum including a Mini Museum for under 5s and activity trails plus Spitfires and dinosaurs!
David Livingstone Centre
Blantyre
David Livingstone Centre Child-friendly museum with hands-on exhibits and packed with items relating to David Livingstones explorations in Africa plus 20 acres of parkland and gardens. Closed Jan-Mar.
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Motherwell
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre Museum with changing exhibitions, hand-on discovery, craft activities, family events and a garden play area.
Hunterian Museum
Glasgow
Hunterian Museum Museum, shop and cafe with hands-on exhibits, mummies, dinosaurs and meteorites.
Scotland Street School Museum
Glasgow
Scotland Street School Museum A must-see for fans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the architect of the building, and tells the story of education in Scotland from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.
Scottish Football Museum
Glasgow
Scottish Football Museum Museum and Stadium Tour dedicated to the beautiful game located at Hampden park- the oldest continually used international ground in the world.
National Museum of Rural Life
East Kilbride
National Museum of Rural Life Working farm and museum where you can get hand-on finding out all about rural life with lots of seasonal activities too.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine
Irvine
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine Museum with lots for families to do including building model boats, exploring a vessel and seeing others up close, and entering a workers tenement flat.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton
Dumbarton
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton Maritime museum with lots of hand-on activities and plenty to see including carving your own hull and imagining that you are a ship designer.
Clydebank Museum
Clydebank
Clydebank Museum Museum with permanent exhibitions including large model ships and exhibitions concentrating on Clydebanks proud industrial heritage alongside high specification temporary galleries, for exciting touring exhibitions.
The Time Capsule
Coatbridge
The Time Capsule Superb indoor waterpark with twin flumes, wave pool, group water ride, lazy river and coral cove for the little ones. There are also an ice rink, full gym and sport facilities plus a tots' play zone.
Waterfront Leisure Complex
Greenock
Waterfront Leisure Complex Boasting a tropical paradise with 2 flume rides, the UK’s longest tyre ride and a body wave ride, plus ultra safe toddlers' wet play section!
Magnum Leisure Centre
Irvine
Magnum Leisure Centre Leisure Pool, Ice Rink, Soft Play, Birthday Parties; Dry Sports Activities: Squash, Badminton, Volleyball etc.
Dollan Aqua Centre
East Kilbride
Dollan Aqua Centre Re-opens 28th May 2011 following a two year refurbishment - The 50 metre pool can be split into two separate pools and has two flumes and a kiddies splash pool. There is a creche which is open every morning and a softplay area for children aged up to 7 open every afternoon.
Hamilton Water Palace
Hamilton
Hamilton Water Palace Leisure pool including flume/tyre slide/river rapids/outdoor lagoon, 25 metre pool with floating floor, Children's pool - great idea if you are looking for family days out in scotland.
The Play Drome
Clydebank
The Play Drome boasts some of the best swimming facilities in the West of Scotland. The leisure pool has numerous water features including a wave machine, river rapids, water canons, tyre ride, fast flume and a beach area.
The Meadow Leisure Centre
Dumbarton
The Meadow Leisure Centre The Meadow Centre complex offers a wide range of facilities and activities, including a large leisure pool, complete with wave machine and a water slide and a large sports hall.
Lagoon Leisure Centre
Paisley
Lagoon Leisure Centre Leisure pool with wave machine and flumes and small pool for families.
Citadel Leisure Centre
Ayr
Citadel Leisure Centre Offer fun sessions in the Flexi-Pool with one, three and five meter boards plus main and teaching pools.
Leisuredrome Leisure Centre
Bishopbrigg
Leisuredrome Leisure Centre Flume slide and wave machine available in the leisure pool, as well as standard swimming and teaching facilities, and indoor play further in.
New Cumnock Open Air Pool
New Cumnock
New Cumnock Open Air Pool Welcomes families between May and September for heated outdoor public swimming and children's lessons. Now also a RLSS officially registered Lifeguard Training Centre!
Wishaw Sports Centre
North Lanarkshire
Wishaw Sports Centre Sports Centre with a 25m 6-lane deck level pool, 13m x 7m teaching pool and toddler fun pool.
Aquatec Motherwell
Motherwell
Aquatec Motherwell A free form leisure pool with a flume, a spa bath, two water cannons, a waterbed area, geysers, bubblers, wild water channel and a linked outdoor pool and childrens fun pool.
Glasgow Club Bellahouston
Glasgow
Glasgow Club Bellahouston Main Pool, Leisure Pool, Outdoor Pool, Flume and Baby Pool at this leisure centre set in Ballhouston Park.
Glasgow Club Easterhouse Pool
Glasgow
Glasgow Club Easterhouse Pool 20m main pool, a teaching pool, flume and water slides, river rapids, plus sauna and steam room.
Gorbals Swimming Pool
Glasgow
Gorbals Swimming Pool 25m main pool, leisure pool, flumes, river rapids, plus poolside spa with sauna, and steam room at this leisure centre.
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool
Glasgow
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool Large leisure pool with flume and wave machine, great for fun sessions, pool parties and everyday swimming.
Lanark Loch
Lanark
Lanark Loch 20 acre man-made loch with fishing, adventure playground, trampolines, bumper boats, pitch and putt golf and more between mid April and the end of September.
Riverside Swim and Health Centre
Dunoon
Riverside Swim and Health Centre Main pool 25m with a 100m flume plus a teaching pool 12.5m with fun sessions, parties and a cafe.
Kidz Play Indoor Play Centre
Prestwick
Kidz Play Indoor Play Centre Let your child's imagination run riot on the snake slides, tube slides, activity towers, ball pool and soft play area for toddlers. Jungle themed equipment that lets your child play in safety while you watch from the comfort of the cafe.
Pirate Pete's Playcentre
Ayr
Pirate Pete's Playcentre With four decks of slopes and slides, climbs and tubes, Pirate Pete's is a treasure trove of attractions to put your pirating skills to the ultimate test. There are ball lagoons; soft bouncers; aerial runways and loads of slides before you walk the plank at the bottom.
Whale Of A Time Indoor Playcentre
Glasgow
Whale Of A Time Indoor Playcentre Brilliant play frame with loads of slides, tunnels, bridges and balls, plus cool toddler zone, birthday parties and visits from costumed characters!
Junglee Fun Play Centre
Uddingston
Junglee Fun Play Centre The Uddingston site is the largest of Junglee Fun’s venues catering from 0 – 10 years so fantastic fun for all the family. A perfect place to visit for a day out. 2 exciting play areas one for the wee ones and a larger exciting area for children aged up to 10 years.
Monkey Madness
Clydebank
Monkey Madness There is something for the whole family at Monkey Madness. Kids aged 0-12 can enjoy a wonderful four level frame with miles of multiple play Tube Slide, V-Bridge, Spiders Web Net, Punch Bags, Snakes, Roller Squeeze, Twin Track Aerial Glide, two Large Ball Pools, Free Fall Slides and many more....
Funworld Leisure Play Centre
Greenock
Funworld Leisure Play Centre Parents can join their children on the giant Pirate ship ‘The Giggling Racara’ and whiz down the 4 lane astro slide or try out their target practice with the air cannons. We also have the UK's first inflatable Superclimb which is a huge 23ft climbing wall with a stomach churning slide at the other end.
Adventure Planet
Cumbernauld
Adventure Planet Massive space themed play arena with age specific levels, absolutely masses of rides and features, a child oriented cafe and a refreshingly firm outlook on the kids' safety. Kids welcome up to 14 years old!
Broadwood Stadium
Cumbernauld
Broadwood Stadium Large, three level soft play area for tots, toddlers and juniors up to 1.4m. With a cafe area, toilets and party room, this is the perfect place to take the kids, especially if they're up for some sport beforehand!
Garscube Playrooms
Glasgow
Garscube Playrooms The "Place to Play" for any parent or carer with a child under five.
Glasgow Fort Creche
Glasgow
Glasgow Fort Creche A great indoor play area, drop the kids off for some fun whilst you shop or join in with the play!
Happy Days Adventure Play
South Lanarkshire
Happy Days Adventure Play An indoor adventure play with exciting things to offer children of all ages!
Jurassic Jungle
Glasgow
Jurassic Jungle State of the art, dinosaur themed adventure play facility to thrill and exhaust kids up to 12 years old.
The Big Adventure
Paisley
The Big Adventure 5 fantastic levels of slides, climbs, tubes, spinners, helter skelter, rope bridges, mazes, net climb, roller squeeze, aerial runway, FREE FALL chute and ball lagoon plus separate toddler and baby areas.
Rainforest Adventure
East Kilbride
Rainforest Adventure State of the art multi level jungle themed adventure play facilities, huge slides, go karts and some stunning giant artwork. Plus real snakes!
Bilcos Adventure Play
Hamilton
Bilcos Adventure Play A great indoor play area to keep the kids entertained for hours! Big play frames, climbing walls and much more. Something for all ages.
Cheeky Monkees
Clyde Valley
Cheeky Monkees Cheeky Monkees is a soft play area for children of all ages.
Creepy Crawlies
Irvine
Creepy Crawlies Bright and colourful multi level indoor soft play is a clean, safe and thrilling environment provided for physical family fun and children's parties.
Gogglebox
Argyll
Gogglebox Smashing play area with several terrifying slides and three levels of adventure play. Dedicated under 3 section too.
Juniper Jungle
Galston
Juniper Jungle Jungle themed soft play structure with classic fun features to challenge and stimulate under 9s. Comfortable seating area for parents in the cafe.
Jungle in the City
Glasgow
Jungle in the City There's plenty of space for children to play and explore in the huge play frame and ample seating areas for parents to relax.
Cheeky Charlies
Glasgow
Cheeky Charlies Their specially designed softplay area is designed to encourage children with jumping, climbing, sliding, toddling and crawling in a safe, fun and bright environment.
Wonder World Adventure Centre
Glasgow
Wonder World Adventure Centre Let your little travellers experience the wonders of the world with an unforgettable journey! This incredible custom built centre has been designed to stimulate your child’s imagination and encourage physical development in a safe and fun environment.
Jungle Madness Soft Play
Kilmarnock
Jungle Madness Soft Play With a 3 storey structure, 3 massive slides, a sport’s court, go-karts and a toddlers' and babies' area, there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied. And with Laser Tag Parties too, even the older kids will be entertained!
iPlay Clydebank
Clydebank
iPlay Clydebank offers a large toddlers' soft play area, an adventure frame for 5 to 12 year olds, coin operated go-karts and specially designed rooms for running children’s parties and structured activities.
Ruff and Tumble
Glasgow
Ruff and Tumble is a children’s softplay. There are 2 main areas, 1 for the toddlers with a small frame and toys for the under 4s. The large frame has a two lane chute, spinning poles, rollers, monkey bars, football pitch and bouncy castle. There are also 2 basketball hoops.
Sporty Kids Westend
Glasgow
Sporty Kids Westend Multi level adventure soft play with all the trimmings for under 8s including a dedicated toddler area.
Sporty Kids Southside
Glasgow
Sporty Kids Southside Multi level adventure soft play with all the trimmings for under 8s including a dedicated toddler area.
Gemmells Soft Play
Mauchline
Gemmells Soft Play is an indoor soft play for kids up to age 11 with dedicated toddler/baby den, drive-through car wash and two levels to explore! We serve healthy, homemade food and snacks, great coffee and the garden centre offers gifts, toys, gardening essentials, and great food in the restaurant.
Bubbles Factory
Carluke
Bubbles Factory Indoor soft play and cafe with main frame and separate baby and toddler area.
Fuzzy Eds at The Abbots Inch
Renfrew
Fuzzy Eds at The Abbots Inch Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Rainforest Adventure
Motherwell
Rainforest Adventure State of the art soft play for toddlers and older children with multilevel play frames, slides, climbing frames, trampolines, cargo nets plus lots of seating and a restaurant.
Rainforest Adventure EK
East Kilbride
Rainforest Adventure EK State of the art soft play for toddlers and older children with multilevel play frames, slides, climbing frames, rope maze, roller challenge zone plus lots of seating and a restaurant.
City Kids Adventure Play
Glasgow
City Kids Adventure Play Soft play centre with 3 level play frame for over 5s and a dedicated toddler area plus cafe and free wifi.
Kids Complex
Cambuslang
Kids Complex Superbly original play facilities including all the fundamentals plus: climbing volcano, air-shot battle arena, rope swings, electric go karts and bubble cars. Did we mention the slides actually designed to be safely climbed as well as slid on? Awesome!
Kidzworld
Glasgow
Kidzworld is a fantastic indoor softplay area designed for kids under the age of 9. It has a 3 storey play frame, designated toddler area and a cafe serving yummy homemade delights!
Davaar Island and Crucifixion Cave
Campbeltown
Davaar Island and Crucifixion Cave Island accessible at low tide and hiding a cave painting of the Crucifixion and some stunning scenery.
Vikingar!
Largs
Vikingar! This award winning visitor attraction in Ayrshire takes you on a multi-media journey through time from the earliest Viking raids to their defeat at the Battle of Largs in 1263. Vikingar! also boasts a swimming pool, theatre, fitness centre, Winter Garden cafe and children's soft play area.
Balamory
Tobermory
Balamory Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull was selected for the children's TV programme Balamory, because of its beautiful location, and, more importantly, its multi-coloured houses.
Inveraray Jail
lnveraray
Inveraray Jail Fantastic hands on experiences of historic jail life and encounters with costumed characters from the prisoners to the warden himself! With courtroom, exhibition of prison artefacts and paranormal activities for the older types.
Dundonald Castle
Dundonald
Dundonald Castle One of the must-visit attractions in Ayrshire with outstanding views and loads of recent developments including a friendly visitor centre and interpretive displays.
Summerlee Heritage Park
Coatbridge
Summerlee Heritage Park is a museum of social and Industrial history. The aim of the Museum is to preserve and interpret the history of the local Iron, Steel, Coal and engineering industries and of the communities that depended on them for a living.
New Lanark World Heritage Site
South Lanarkshire
New Lanark World Heritage Site The fascinating history of the village is brought back to life in an award-winning Visitor Centre, where you can explore all the attractions with a passport ticket. One highlight of your visit will be the fascinating 'Annie McLeod Experience' ride, where the ghost of a mill girl appears and takes you on a...
The Culzean Experience
Ayreshire
The Culzean Experience A splendid and atmospheric castle full of history and significance, and surrounded by beautiful country parkland. Houses the 2nd largest armoury display in the world.
Sma Shott Cottages
Paisley
Sma Shott Cottages A unique attraction providing visitors with the opportunity to see two distinct periods in Paisley's weaving history, in the form of restored cottages. Please note the limited opening times.
The Observatory
Paisley
The Observatory Observatory and planetarium established since 1883, offering fascinating and educational views of the night sky. In order to enhance the customer experience of this unique building, visitors will be able to explore the Observatory with organised tours run throughout the day.
Brodick Castle and Country Park
Ayr
Brodick Castle and Country Park There are dramatic gorges with water-carved shapes in the rocks to discover. and you can experince stunning views across Brodick Bay.
Newark Castle
Port Glasgow
Newark Castle Historic castle dating back to the 15th century, housing a collection of historic prints of the local area. Great for kids to explore with tall winding staircases and atmospheric rooms.
Robertson Museum and Aquarium
Isle of Cumbrae
Robertson Museum and Aquarium The museum exhibits illustrate the history of marine science, features of the marine environment, local marine habitats and examples of current research. The aquarium displays the beauty and diversity of living marine creatures from the area.
Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre
Eaglesham
Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre Entry to the windfarm and visitor centre is free and with an interactive exhibition and over 70km of cycling and rambling trails, there is a lot to explore!
The Carmichael Visitor Centre
Lanarkshire
The Carmichael Visitor Centre Visitors Centre housing the former Edinburgh Wax Model Collection and a Clan room showing the history of the Carmichael Clan plus a farm, playground, restaurant and holiday cottages.
Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre
Glasgow
Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre learn to ski better, learn to board. Whether an absolute beginner or an aspiring carver, you'll learn more quickly and have more fun in group lessons
Bearsden Ski Club
Glasgow
Bearsden Ski Club Three artificial slopes incorporating main slope, nursery slope and their state of the art free ride park, for skiing, snowboarding, and best of all for the small ones: tubing! Whoosh down the slope on an inflatable ring and race your family to the finish line!
Glencoe Mountain Resort
Glencoe
Glencoe Mountain Resort 19 runs across 7 lifts catering for skiers and boarders of all levels, from several green runs on gentle plateaus to find your feet through to the longest and steepest black runs in Scotland. Summer activities also available.
Snow Factor Braehead
Braehead
Snow Factor Braehead - is Scotland’s only indoor REAL SNOW slope and leading centre for ski and snowboard instruction. For those of you looking for no skills, just thrills, we offer fun filled sessions on the dedicated sledging slope and exciting ice slide.
The Time Capsule Ice
Coatbridge
The Time Capsule Ice Classic, family friendly ice skating with penguin skating aids available for kids.
East Kilbride Ice Rink
East Kilbride
East Kilbride Ice Rink is a 50m by 25m permanent ice rink offering several session types including kids' sessions and family ones.
Hamilton Ice Rink
Hamilton
Hamilton Ice Rink Permanent weekend ice rink with curling Sunday through Friday offering a superb 6 sheet ice pad.
The Waterfront Ice Rink
Greenock
The Waterfront Ice Rink offers public skate sessions, curling, figure skating and skating lessons. Penguin Skating Aids are available.
Xscape Braehead
Braehead
Xscape Braehead The ultimate entertainment destination offering a unique combination of extreme sports and varied leisure activities for all ages.
Stramash
Argyll
Stramash is an outdoor activity provider, offering canoeing, kayaking, dinghy sailing, bush craft, wild art, archery, gorge scrambling and more! We also have courses for children aged 3 to 5 run in conjunction with our outdoor nursery.
Linwood Skate Park
Linwood
Linwood Skate Park A great classic array of equipment for skateboarding, 'in line' skating and BMX biking, that will appeal to beginners and experienced users alike.
Unit 23 Skatepark
Dumbarton
Unit 23 Skatepark At 56,000 sq-ft they have ramps spread over 3 halls, that are designed to suit everyone and every skill level, including a massive replica of the legendary little devil bowl and a huge foam pit!
The Climbing Academy Boulder Club
Glasgow
The Climbing Academy Boulder Club Bouldering is climbing on short walls above crash mats without harnesses! Boulder Club is for 8-16 year olds; From a Taster through level 1-5. We proved instructors, logbooks and certificates as you progress through the levels. It’s a great environment to climb whilst having fun with friends.
Outdoor Trax
North Lanarkshire
Outdoor Trax Outdoor activities on the Lowland Canal system and surrounding countryside including cycling, kayaking, canoeing, water waltzers, archery and much more.
Air Space
Glasgow
Air Space With over 100 linked trampolines covering floor and walls, even 5 year olds can perform superhuman feats of athleticism on the dodgeball, basketball and football courts, plus airbag and slack lines for tricks!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Glasgow
Glasgow
AMF Hollywood Bowl Glasgow Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This AMF has 26 lanes!
LA Bowl and Megazone
Ayr
LA Bowl and Megazone Modern tenpin bowling facilities for a classic calm activity plus a laser tag arena for the opposite: adventure weaponry based live action role play with exciting environment and effects! Pins or opponents: someone's going down!
Escape
Largs
Escape The complex houses an 8 lane 10 Pin Bowling Alley, arcade games and amusements, a Wimpy food outlet, and Fluid Bar
Bowlplex Glasgow
Renfrew
Bowlplex Glasgow Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Glasgow Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Glasgow
Glasgow Spy Mission Treasure Trail Discover Glasgow’s West End with a difference! Follow the self guided Trail route whilst solving the answers to the sneaky clues set on buildings, signs and monuments to crack the code like a true secret agent!
Glasgow City Treasure Trail
Glasgow
Glasgow City Treasure Trail Is the fun way to explore the “Second City of the Empire”! Become a Treasure Hunter for the day! Can you work out where "Glesga" Johnny buried his stolen gold? Follow the Trail of clues and learn about Glasgow too!
The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway
Leadhills
The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway Visit Scotland's highest villages and enjoy a run on the narrow gauge railway which operates from Leadhills to Wanlockhead. Britain's highest adhesion railway, reaching 1498ft above sea level!
Waverley Excursions
Glasgow
Waverley Excursions Welcome aboard the last seagoing Paddle Steamer in the World and the Classic Cruise ship Balmoral! Step aboard for day, afternoon and evening cruises from a port near you! Enjoy unrivalled access to Britain's Coasts, Rivers and Islands.
Clyde Cruises
Greenock
Clyde Cruises Short Cruises on the River Clyde, Glasgow. Little Pirates activity sheet will keep curious minds busy during the trip.
Sea.fari Adventures
Oban
Sea.fari Adventures Specialists in marine wildlife tours and operating daily with a variety of tours.
Sealife Adventures
Oban
Sealife Adventures Whale and wildlife trips aboard a charter boat.
Benmore Botanic Garden
Dunoon
Benmore Botanic Garden In the wonderful woodland setting of the Eachaig Valley lies this garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. It boasts a world-famous collection of magnificent conifers, flowering trees and shrubs. Great for exploring.
Mugdock Country Park
Glasgow
Mugdock Country Park Get involved in cycling, archery, explore the castle or take part in the history trail, scavenger hunt, orienteering or tree trail, plus both a children’s play park for the younger ones and a more challenging adventure trail for older children.
Causewayhead Park
Stirling
Causewayhead Park Fun for the whole family with woodland trails, an adventure playground, and homemade ice-creams.
Pollok Country Park
Glasgow
Pollok Country Park Pollok Country Park has been voted the Best Park in Britain 2007, and Europe's Best Park 2008. You can see Highland Cattle, Heavy Horses, woodland / riverside walks. Pollok House, formal gardens, a play park for children and a mountain bike circuit.
Calderglen Country Park
Calderglen
Calderglen Country Park A visitor centre, courtyard cafe, children's zoo, play area, nature trails and ornamental garden.There's over over 8 miles of nature trails at Calderglen.
Chatelherault Country Park
Hamilton
Chatelherault Country Park Described as a Jewel in the Landscape, Chatelherault is a beautiful park with wonderful walks and places for kids to explore.
Dean Castle Country Park
Ayrshire
Dean Castle Country Park The Country Park, covering over 200 acres, boasts beautiful woodland walks, adventure playground, pets corner, visitor centre, tearoom, shop and a fantastic 14th century castle housing world class collections including historic weapons, armour and musical instruments.
Drumpellier Country Park
Coatbridge
Drumpellier Country Park A beautiful country park with children's play areas, nature trails, picnic sites, a visitor centre and much more.
James Hamilton Heritage Park
East Kilbride
James Hamilton Heritage Park Offering indoor activity centre, outdoor water sports, adventure playgrounds, bird watching, and fun boat hire.
Palacerigg Country Park
Cumbernauld
Palacerigg Country Park More than 300 hectares of great outdoors with rare breeds and an array of wild life to see and plenty to explore.
Eglinton Country Park
Irvine
Eglinton Country Park There are tranquil country pursuits available here, from walking, horse riding, and fishing on the lochside to the range of children's play areas to span all ages.
Barshaw Park
Paisley
Barshaw Park A 55 acre traditional park located 1 mile east from the centre of Paisley, Renfrewshire. The recreational ground provides facilities suitable for all age groups to enjoy including walks, walled garden, nature corner, play area and many more. Attached to the park is also an 18 hole golf course.
Gleniffer Braes Country Park
Paisley
Gleniffer Braes Country Park Approximately 480 acres in size, three miles long and one mile wide. It is an upland park, mainly of moorland but it also has woodland parts and hill farming areas. The park is located just over 2 miles from the centre of Paisley .
Ardardan Estate
Argyll
Ardardan Estate It is a working farm actual so animal interaction is kept to a minimum, though they can still be viewed. It's more about the pleasing woodland walks, enjoying the walled garden etc., so probably a stop for smaller, less expectant kids.
Battery Park
Greenock
Battery Park There are two children'€™s play areas, a skateboard park, and two grass pitches for football and rugby. The park is also home to two of Inverclyde Leisure'™s astroturf pitches and a pavilion with toilet facilities and cafeteria.
Gourock Park
Gourock
Gourock Park Young children can enjoy the pets’ corner and substantial play area, while mum and dad can enjoy the array of plants and shrubs in the walled garden. There's also an outdoor pool nearby.
Rouken Glen Park
Giffnock
Rouken Glen Park Walking trails through the woods, a great adventure play area, a skate park, five a side football pitches and a summer boating pond.
Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens
Argyll
Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens An outstanding collection of plants and trees, including the tallest tree in Britain! Apparently very abundant in squirrels, so take nuts and binoculars.
Argyll Forest Park
Argyll
Argyll Forest Park A wealth of opportunities for hiking, fishing, horse riding, and cycling, all within the breathtaking vista of this wild environment.
Crarae Gardens
Argyll
Crarae Gardens Britain's finest example of an exotic Himalayan-style woodland garden. Plus you may be fortunate enough to see deer with fawns; you will certainly see a huge variety of birds. Apparently it's also abundant in squirrels, so take nuts and your binoculars!
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Glasgow
Glasgow Botanic Gardens Beautifully themed and landscaped gardens with a special children's garden showcasing healthy eating options and a cool adventure play area as well as an informative visitor centre. Very pleasant!
Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre
Glasgow
Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre Park with Glen Nature Walk, Childrens Farm and Courtyard Visitor Centre plus an adjacent Leisure Centre which has a pool and baby splash pool.
Finlaystone Country Estate
Glasgow
Finlaystone Country Estate Country Park with play areas, woodland walks, picnic and bbq areas, gardens and waterfalls, events and activities, tearoom, shop and visitor centre.
Reidvale Adventure Play
Glasgow
Reidvale Adventure Play A wide range of accessible play equipment, activities and resources both outdoors and indoors are on offer at this Playground.
Strathclyde Country Park
Motherwell
Strathclyde Country Park 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde surrounding Strathclyde Loch as the focal point for water and land based activities and including a miniature train to ride.
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park
Argyle
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park Discover the sculptures in this outdoor sculpture gallery and enjoy the beautiful gardens to boot.
Luskentyre Beach
Isle of Harris
Luskentyre Beach With white sand, turquoise water and purple mountain back drop this is a stunning beach teeming with varied bird life. Boat trips available nearby.
Biggar Puppet Theatre
Lanarkshire
Biggar Puppet Theatre This is the internet home of the world famous Scottish puppet theatre company, the International Purves Puppets - hailed as one of the best puppet companies in the world! The puppet shows have been an important part of Scottish theatre for over 35 years and our shows tour all over the world.
Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre
Glasgow
Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre A centre that exhibits puppets and masks from all over the World as well as running workshops and putting on shows.
Cafe Ceramico
East Kilbride
Cafe Ceramico - is a family run, family oriented, creative environment for ceramic painting. Alongside the pottery painting we have a free soft play area and a cafe serving tea, coffee, snacks and light lunches. We also provide birthday parties, craft classes and ceramics tuition both in house and to local council and...
Glazed
Glasgow
Glazed is a ceramic painting experience. Kids and parents will enjoy just dropping in or booking ahead, and choosing from our wide selection of âPick and Paintâ ceramics. Everything is provided from aprons to paints including friendly help. NO studio Fees or hidden Charges. Just Fun.
The Quest
Mull
The Quest Children's adventure project created by by the people of Mull consisting of "Treasure Hunt" styled challenges. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Scotland.
Kelburn Castle Country Centre
Fairlie
Kelburn Castle Country Centre Home to the Earls of Glasgow, Kelburn is a fun day out for the whole family with a working pottery, playbarn falconry, assault course and the amazing Secret Forest!
Vale of Leven Swimming Pool
Alexandria
Vale of Leven Swimming Pool A simple swimming pool with learner pool and lessons, but also an indoor adventure play area for the under 8s called Wean's World!
The Zone
Motherwell
The Zone - is a unique Family Entertainment Centre, offering 5 great activities: Laser Tag Arena, Laser Frenzy Maze, Interactive Dance Zone, Bounce Zone and Captain Jack's Soft Play Zone, all under one roof. Ideal for parties, groups, youth clubs, schools and families.
Newtons Family Funfair
Isle of Cumbrae
Newtons Family Funfair All weather family fun in Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, for the whole family to enjoy! Games and prizes, bowling, basketball, air hockey, driving and shooting simulators, and a mini summer funfair outside.
Celtic Park Stadium Tour
Glasgow
Celtic Park Stadium Tour Tour of one of the biggest football stadiums in Europe including a visit to the Celtic museum with informative and impressive Celtic Football Club related exhibitions.
Ibrox Stadium Tour
Glasgow
Ibrox Stadium Tour Tour of the home of Glasgow Rangers Football Club with your own Access All Areas pass.
Lazer Planet Ultimate Laser Tag
Glasgow
Lazer Planet Ultimate Laser Tag Experience futuristic fun playing laser quest tag in Glasgows largest multi-level arena. Bring video games to life as your team explore the dark and hazy setting. Be ready to zap the other players with your lazer beam, before they zap you!
Megazone
Ayr
Megazone A cool futuristic laser game where you stalk your opponents through the atmospheric maze environment, zapping harmlessly when you catch them in the open! A zero impact score based war game for over 7s.
Scotkart Clydebank Laser
Glasgow
Scotkart Clydebank Laser Battle it out for ultimate victory in the Laser Tag arena with infra red weaponry, if you can find the enemy in the dark and smoke that is! Serious combat gaming fun for over 7s, plus new laser maze feature!
Jurassic Parrr Adventure Golf
Clydebank
Jurassic Parrr Adventure Golf Scotland;¢s newest outdoor attraction. Kids and adults can play 18 holes of Adventure Golf where your putting skills will be tested as near life size dinosaurs overlook you. A new Iphone App can be downloaded for free to make experience truly GRRReat! Birthday Parties available
Paradise Island Adventure Golf
Glasgow
Paradise Island Adventure Golf boasts 28,000 sq ft of lusciously landscaped indoor Adventure Golf, set across 2 atmospheric 18 hole courses festooned with tropical trimmings and crawling with jungle creatures!

Thanks for all the great things to do and Go Karting Tracks in Strathclyde with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Strathclyde can enjoy the great day out as well.



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