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Things To Do & Days Out in Central

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park All included in the admission price: drive-through animal reserve, sea lion show, bird of prey centre with daily flying demonstration, boat trip around chimp island, lemur land, Pets Farm, elephant habitat, and a brand new adventure playground for 2016!
World of Wings Scotland’s largest bird of prey centre features over 80 birds, including hawks, eagles, owls and falcons. Daily flying demonstrations to enjoy. Experiences (including family packages) and Falconry lessons available too!
Highland Safaris - a unique 5 star Visitor Attraction combining Scotland's newest Wildlife attraction the Red Deer Centre with inspiring walking and Biking activities including Bike Hire, Gold and Gem Panning Centre and exhilarating Land Rover Safaris
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 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 A cool mix of classic cars and James Bond 007 movie memorabilia, plus the Harry Potter Car, Thunderbirds' Hover Bike and real Tardis props from Dr Who!
The Linlithgow Story Museum Come and see what Linlithgow was like way back in the olden times, and how it has developed. Learn about battles, royalty, local trades and more, walk through the beautiful garden, and explore the live willow maze.
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 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 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.
The Peak With interactive water features in the baby pool, plus standard teaching and main lane pools. Ice skating, climbing wall and sports pitches also available.
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 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.
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 offer a massive soft play area, bowling alley, indoor karting and a ceramics workshop.
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!
Space Bugs A space themed soft play area, situated in a sports centre with swimming pool and plenty more activities to keep kids entertained from badminton to table tennis!
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. Outdoor play area too.
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! They've got everything!
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.
Wonder World Soft Play Falkirk Themed on the wonders of the world, this custom built centre provides an out of this world experience for children of all ages, designed to stimulate the imagination and encourage physical development in a safe and fun environment.
Bannockburn Expect interactive audio visual experience where the pre-booked can engage in virtual battle and not only learn about the history here but actively take part in it - even change it! The best kind of educational, with iconic grounds surrounding.
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 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 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 A beautiful 15th century castle in a dramatic setting above Dollar Glen. Discover its fascinating history and tales of famous visitors to the castle. A great place to explore for visitors of all ages!
The Scottish Crannog Centre Learn all about crannogs and the ancient people who built these homes in the water over 5,000 years ago! Recreated crannog, exhibition centre, guided tour, plus a chance to try some ancient crafts for yourself!
Blair Castle Fantastic Scottish castle with stunning grounds that include deer park, Gothic folly, and woodland adventure playground. Trails to follow inside and out, plus a number of tours available. Family friendly, with plenty to see and do.
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 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 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 Ice skating pad, climbing wall, swimming pool, sports courts and more.
Strathyre Outdoors promote a wide range of activities for families and children, including: Junior Ranger trails and Bushman fun in the forest. Wilderness trails, Twilight walk, Bike Hire, Canoe Safari and Geocaching and much more. Camping and accommodation close by.
Go Ape Aberfoyle The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Livingston Skate Park Free concrete skate and bmx facility boasting plenty of features suitable for every level of progression including Europe's only full pipe! Popular with professional skateboarders so keep your eyes open for epic shredding!
Sky High Trampolining Falkirk is one of the first state of the art trampoline parks in Central Scotland with over 70 interconnected trampolines!
AMF Stirling This AMF has 28 lanes and offers those handy bumpers, ramps and light balls. Air conditioned with a family diner and redemption arcade, this is all weather fun for all!
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+).
The Stirling Mystery Treasure Trail Get out exploring with the children on the Stirling self guided themed Treasure Trail. By following our set directions you’ll get the chance to hunt for the answers to our sneaky clues and help solve the mystery.
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 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 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 A beautiful park with a fantastic hand crafted play area, 4 tennis courts, an 18 hole putting green, and a bouncy castle for children to enjoy! Open all year and free to visit. Small charge for some activities.
Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve Breathtaking views and amazing wildlife to discover, such as peregrine falcons and badgers! Regular badger and bat walks and children’s activities throughout the year, plus a great Visitor Centre.
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 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 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 Watch the skilled glass makers turn molten glass into an array of beautiful glass objects in the studio gallery that is free to visit. Explore your own creative side and paint your own glass or plate.
Doon Hill Fairy Walk Follow the toadstool signposts along this magical walk with a visitors centre and small soft play area too.
Rednock Trekking Family and beginner friendly Pony Trekking with new additional outdoor activities, Quad pods, Segways for older children and orienteering: a wonderfully memorable way to show the kids the beautiful scenery.
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.
Wellsfield Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons on various sized mounts, bridle path hacking and Pony Club with activities. Exceedingly highly trained staff who are all first aiders with loads of experience with kids. Ideal!
Noahs Ark Golf Centre Their family friendly mini golf is housed on a tropical Florida style course but designed with an eye to the Scottish weather, with all 18 holes being floodlit and 9 of them under cover!
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great things to do with kids in Central as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular towns and places to go include Stirling, Falkirk and Perth, and we'd also recommend you check out the nearby counties of Strathclyde and Fife. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Central can enjoy it too!

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