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Family Days Out in Central
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Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
Stirling
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park All included in the admission price: Drive through animal reserves, sea lion shows, bird of prey centre with daily flying demonstration, boat trip around chimp island, lemur land, Pets Farm, elephant habitat with public viewing gallery, adventure playground with pirate ship and buried treasure, giant...
World of Wings
Cumbernauld
World of Wings Come and enjoy the largest collection of Birds of Prey in Scotland.
Briarlands Farm
Stirling
Briarlands Farm A Fun Family Day Out in the Fresh Air. Fun activities for the family to enjoy including Jumping Pillows, large and small pedal go kart tracks, animal paddocks, animal tours, an indoor craft area and tots play area.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime
Stirling
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime The Regimental Museum traces over 200 years of one of Scotland’s elite military regiments using a rich collection of material from all around the world.
Boness Motor Museum
Boness
Boness Motor Museum An interesting mix of classic cars and James Bond 007 memorabilia including props from Film and TV. Also on site is a childrens soft play area as well as a bar and diner.
The Linlithgow Story Museum
Linlithgow
The Linlithgow Story Museum Come and see what Linlithgow was like way back in the olden times. Take a walk through the beautiful garden and explore the live willow maze.
Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
Stirling
Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Museum, Art Gallery and Allies Garden, a family friendly garden and play area in the museum grounds.
Mariner Leisure Centre
Falkirk
Mariner Leisure Centre offers a Lagoon-shaped leisure pool with beach area and wave machine, a laned swimming area, baby pool and sauna suite. Other than swimming, the Mariner offers a wide range of sports facilities including a games hall, squash courts, dance studio and weights room. There’s also a soft-play area for the...
Grangemouth Pool
Grangemouth
Grangemouth Pool Swimming pool with 2 great flumes to travel down on. 25m pool and 12m teaching pool. A great idea if you are looking for family days out in Scotland.
Fuzzy Eds at the Outside Inn
Falkirk
Fuzzy Eds at the Outside Inn Adventure play with indoor facilities for children up to 4ft 9ins tall. The pub is a particularly nice one for kids as it is outdoors themed with water features, waterfalls and outdoor style pathways running through the restaurant.
Bear Heart Castle Soft Play Centre
Stirling
Bear Heart Castle Soft Play Centre Enchanting and exciting structure has a castle theme with a spooky dungeon, tube slides, astra glide, rope nets, punch bags ball pools and plenty more.
Cheeky Monkeys
Falkirk
Cheeky Monkeys Cheeky Monkeys has 3 slides and the usual ball pit set-up, kids love it.
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre
Falkirk
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre Medieval magician themed adventure play with multi level climbing and sliding and a dedicated toddler zone. Enchantingly decorated with a terrifying drop slide.
Noahs Ark
Perth
Noahs Ark offer a massive soft play area, bowling alley, indoor karting and a ceramics workshop.
Kidz World
Clacks
Kidz World An indoor play area where you can explore 5 zones: ice, jungle, sea, beach and city. How about the 4 Lane Astra Slide or the Sensory Room? Interactive lights and music, even Coupe Cars.
Little Monster Fun Factory
Boness
Little Monster Fun Factory A fun play area themed on the film Monsters Inc! Children can play in a soft and safe environment while their parents sit and relax for a change.
Space Bugs
West Lothian
Space Bugs A space themed soft play area, situated in a sports centre with plenty more activities to keep kids entertained!
Monster Mania
Falkirk
Monster Mania Multi level adventure soft play frames for the big and the small, plus go kart track and sports court.
Gambado Glasgow
Renfrew
Gambado Glasgow - is a family entertainment centre with three age-specific play frames, F1 Go Karts, Climbing Wall, regular character visits from children's favourites, extensive cafe, party zones, internet pods, imagination zone! Go Karts and Climbing wall have no addition fee and are available for everyone, so why not...
Fun Factory Cadgers Brae
Falkirk
Fun Factory Cadgers Brae is a soft play area. Sit back and relax while the kids have fun in our newly refurbished Fun factory. Suitable for kids of all ages. Open seven days a week. Food and drinks also available on site.
Pandamonium Play Centre
Erskine
Pandamonium Play Centre - offers state of the art soft play with toddlers' area, go karts, climbing wall, football pitch, dance school, fitness studios even a kids' hairdressers.
Springkerse View Playzone
Stirling
Springkerse View Playzone Soft play at the Springkerse View, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and outdoor play too.
Lime Kiln Playzone
Livingston
Lime Kiln Playzone Soft play at the Lime Kiln, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and a garden area.
Bannockburn
Stirling
Bannockburn Exhibition "The Kingdom of the Scots" includes an audio visual of the Battle of Bannockburn and audio tour of property.
Callendar House
Falkirk
Callendar House Situated amidst magnificent park and woodland, Callendar House tells stories spanning 600 years of Scottish history, plus nice to walk round with boating pond, kids play area and woodland walks. Art gallery also on site.
Stirling Castle
Stirling
Stirling Castle All kids love castles and this is without doubt one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its architecture.
Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk
Falkirk Wheel A unique boat lift system makes this a ride to remember, plus visitor centre, huge playground, activity centre, water play zone, climbing area and woodland walks with cycle hire.
Castle Campbell
Dollar
Castle Campbell A beautiful castle in a dramatic setting. A great place to explore for visitors of all ages!
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Aberfeldy
The Scottish Crannog Centre Discover how and why these ancient people built their homes in the water, and experience first-hand how they lived at the Scottish Crannog Centre.
Blair Castle
Perthshire
Blair Castle - is one of the most accessible Scottish castles, with a variety of tours available for individuals, families and groups, including special themed castle tours which show off specific elements of the castle and its history. Family friendly and with plenty to see and do.
Scone Palace
Perth
Scone Palace A palace to explore for visitors of all ages. Play areas, a maze and much more!
The National Wallace Monument
Stirling
The National Wallace Monument Monument with exhibitions on the climb up, view from the top, live performances by costumed actors at weekends and nature trails around. Note: monument restoration from 10 Feb to 5 April 2014.
Polmonthill Ski Centre
Falkirk
Polmonthill Ski Centre We provide skiing and snowboarding lessons with fully qualified instructors.Lessons are suitable from early ages onwards. Tubing parties are available as an alternative. We have tables and chairs inside and out for picnics and vending machines for snack foods and drinks. Please contact us for further...
Firpark Ski Centre
Tillicoultry
Firpark Ski Centre 120m dry ski slope where there is skiing, snowboarding and blading for people of all levels of experience, with lessons available. Snow tubing also available!
The Peak
Stirling
The Peak Ice skating pad, climbing wall, swimming pool, sports courts and more.
Go Ape Aberfoyle
Aberfoyle
Go Ape Aberfoyle Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Livingston Skate Park
Livingstone
Livingston Skate Park Concrete skate and bmx facility boasting plenty of features suitable for every level of progression. Popular with professional skateboarders.
Doon Hill Fairy Walk
Aberfoyle
Doon Hill Fairy Walk Follow the toadstool signposts along this magical walk with a visitors centre and small soft play area too.
AMF Stirling
Stirling
AMF Stirling Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This AMF has 28 lanes!
Xtreme Karting Falkirk
Falkirk
Xtreme Karting Falkirk Indoor Karting Centre offering a range of different karting formats for both Junior Drivers (Ages 8-16) and Senior Drivers (Ages 14+).
Stirling Treasure Trail
Stirling
Stirling Treasure Trail Is the fun way to explore the historic City of Stirling. Become a detective for the day! Can you work out who committed the crime? Follow the Trail of clues and solve them, to show you have what it takes to make a great detective!
Loch Katrine
Stirling
Loch Katrine Stroll or cycle around this stunning Loch and then catch the Sir Walter Scott Steamship back to base.
David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre
Aberfoyle
David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre Now known as The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at Aberfoyle, this is the best place to start exploring the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. The location above Aberfoyle offers some of the most spectacular views in the area including a stunning view across Loch Ard Forest to Ben Lomond.
Zetland Park
Grangemouth
Zetland Park Great place to take the fkis for a family day out with things to do include crazy golf, putting, tennis courts, bouncy castle, children's bicycle area, bowling green, boating pond and mini traffic area!
Dollar Park
Falkirk
Dollar Park A beautiful park with play area, crazy golf and a bouncy castle for children to enjoy!
Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve
New Lanark
Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve Breath taking views and amazing wildlife. Explore the site and see what creatures you can discover using provided binoculars and focal points.
Strathaven Park
Strathaven
Strathaven Park Facilities include a public boating pond, two bowling greens, children's play areas, putting green, outdoor tennis courts and a fantastic miniature railway.
Falkirk Cineworld
Falkirk
Falkirk Cineworld All the latest facilities you would expect of a modern cinema including large screens and digital projectors, enabling it to show all the latest films, including 3D versions of the most popular releases.
Hippodrome Boness
Boness
Hippodrome Boness Scotland's oldest cinema: a stunning A-listed, pre art-deco picture palace, fully restored, with red velvet seats and wooden panelling enhanced by state-of-the-art projection and sound quality, and screening the best major releases, family block-busters, independent films and classics.
Caithness Glass
Crieff
Caithness Glass Watch the glass makers turn molten glass into an array of beautiful glass objects and paint glass yourself!
Bannockburn RDA
Stirling
Bannockburn RDA BHS approved all weather facility specialising in physical or learning disabled riders, offering lessons in lessons in riding, carriage driving and equestrian vaulting.
Drumbrae Riding Centre
Drumbrae
Drumbrae Riding Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons for all ages, scenic hacks and pony or horse trekking.
Wellsfield Equestrian Centre
Denny
Wellsfield Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons on various sized mounts, bridle path hacking and Pony Club with activities.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Central 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 Central can enjoy the great day out as well.



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