If you know any other great things to do in Tayside with kids not listed on DAYoutWITHtheKIDS - please get in contact - so we can add them to the site and share the fun places to go with other children - thanks a lot
Family Days Out in Tayside
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Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre
Comrie
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre Exotic and domestic animals for visiting, petting and feeding; plus multiple indoor and outdoor play areas, mini golf, pony rides, fly fishing and seasonal farm stuff too.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre
Dundee
Camperdown Wildlife Centre The wildlife centre is one of Dundee's most popular attractions and is home to around 50 species of animals, birds and reptiles.
Sensation
Dundee
Sensation Unique visitor attraction with over sixty hands-on exhibits based on the senses. Ideal for families and fun for all ages, including toddler sessions hands-on workshops, story-time and a science and art activities
Angus Folk Museum
Angus
Angus Folk Museum The museum houses charming quirky exhibitions housed in six 18th century cottages, offering vivid insights into rural life in Angus throughout the ages.
Arbroath Signal Tower
Arbroath
Arbroath Signal Tower Museum and tower building. You can find out about the fascinating history of the Bell Rock Lighthouse and visit the outhouse to see the massive lens of the last manually operated lamp.
Dundee Science Centre
Dundee
Dundee Science Centre Immerse yourself in their interactive exhibitions! Move a ball with the power of your mind; Enjoy dramatic science demonstrations; See yourself in infrared; Morph yourself into an ape; Investigate a crime; Try keyhole surgery or Take part in a science show!
Broughty Castle
Dundee
Broughty Castle Museum housed in an imposing castle close to Broughty Ferry beach and with displays, events and activities for everyone.
Dundee Museum of Transport,
Dundee
Dundee Museum of Transport, Opening 26 April 2014 at this temporary location, this new Museum will be dedicated to the transport heritage of Tayside and beyond.
The Black Watch Castle and Museum
Perth
The Black Watch Castle and Museum A family friendly military museum housed in a dramatic castle, full of uniforms, paintings, medals and military equipment. Learn the history of an elite military regiment that spans nearly 300 years.
Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Perth
Perth Museum and Art Gallery One of the oldest museum collections in the UK with a changing exhibition programme that explores the creativity and heritage of Perthshire. Unique collection of art, natural history and archaeology on display and free activities in the galleries.
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum
Meigle
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum A museum with an impressive collection of Pictish carved sculptures including gravestons and rare architectural fragments. Fun sheets for the kids to complete. Something a little different, but fascinating.
Perth Leisure Pool
Perth
Perth Leisure Pool The centre offers 5 indoor swimming pools, an outdoor lagoon, 2 flumes, a Wild Water Channel, Poolside Whirlpools and Bubble Beds plus slide.
Olympia Leisure Centre
Dundee
Olympia Leisure Centre The leisure pool includes a rapid river, wave pool and seated bubble beds, plus toddler’s pool with smaller slides and features. Several of the many flumes have various features including 3D holograms, clear sections and LED light effects!
Kidz World
Dundee
Kidz World - has a massive play frame full of excitement and adventure for children up to the age of 10.
Pirates Island
Dundee
Pirates Island Whatever the weather, this piratey paradise is a perfect entertainment place for kids between 1-12 to climb, hide, run and just have lots of fun and for school or club outings.
Cheeky Monkeys Montrose
Montrose
Cheeky Monkeys Montrose An indoor kids play centre, large play frame and slides to entertain the children, enclosed baby area for the younger ones, large seating area for the adults, fantastic menu at the snack bar for everyone, wheelchair and pram friendly, fun for all.
The Fun Factory
Dundee
The Fun Factory is a custom built indoor Soft Play Family Entertainment Centre. The Fun Factory provides an activity centre for children with sections for those age 1 to 4 and another for those aged 5 to 11 years. There is also a sensory area specifically for children with additional or special needs.
Frostys Funhouse
Angus
Frostys Funhouse Multi level winter themed adventure main frame featuring four lane ice slide, football and basket ball area, rapid fire cannons, ball juggler and ball pit, toddlers' race track, separate toddlers' area and loads more!
Doune Castle
Doune
Doune Castle The castle featured in the cult comedy movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail! All together now, your mother was a hamster!
Discovery Point
Dundee
Discovery Point All weather award-winning 5-star attraction - Hands on interactives - Computer-based multimedia and displays - Audio visual show - Gift Shop - Cafe - Guided Tours available - Open all year, all weather attraction
J M Barrie's Birthplace
Angus
J M Barrie's Birthplace Enchanting cottage where Sir J. M. Barrie was born and raised with his nine siblings - Peter Pan garden with a living-willow crocodile and Pirates Workshop to be explored - Fly like Peter Pan as part of the 'Peter Pan Experience
Barry Water Mil
Angus
Barry Water Mil Enjoy the splash of the waterwheel and the smell of grinding corn in this picturesque 19th-century working mill.
Crieff Visitor Centre
Crieff
Crieff Visitor Centre Follow in the footsteps of Scotland's 18th century Cattle Drovers and experience the life and times of the people who made Crieff the crossroads of Scotland at the turn of the 18th Century. Also home to a fascinating Caithness Crystal and Glass facility.
HM Frigate Unicorn
Dundee
HM Frigate Unicorn Step on board this historic Warship and travel back in time to the days when Britannia ruled the waves. Now one of the six oldest ships left in the world.
Pictavia Visitor Centre
Angus
Pictavia Visitor Centre Tells the story of Scotland's Pictish tribes, a mysterious warrior people who roamed the area nearly two thousand years ago. Discover their stories, battles, music and art: discover their lives.
Verdant Works
Dundee
Verdant Works A great day out for all the family. Hands on interactive displays and Computer-based multimedia, an Audio visual show and there are Guided Tours available.
Glamis Castle
Angus
Glamis Castle Castle open Easter to November with extensive garden and grounds with plenty for families to enjoy including a family exhibition room and a playground and picnic area.
Mills Observatory
Dundee
Mills Observatory Space exploration, astronomical displays, planetarium shows and a fully computerised telescope that can detect 30,000 objects in the sky at this observatory.
Elcho Castle
Perth
Elcho Castle One of Scotland’s best preserved tower houses, built in 16th century. A maze of stairs and rooms to explore and you can walk around outside at roof level. Free quiz for kids, plus costumes to try on.
Fair Maids House Visitor and Information
Perth
Fair Maids House Visitor and Information A geographical delight, housed in the oldest secular building in Perth. Learn about space, the earth and other planets, plus explorers and exploration. You can also see the oldest rock in Scotland. Free to visit.
Huntingtower Castle
Perth
Huntingtower Castle A medieval castle with beautiful grounds, carvings and a painted ceiling. Good access, including rooftop. Full of history and a ghost! Grassy area with picnic tables. Free quiz for kids.
Stanley Mills
Perth
Stanley Mills An 18th century cotton mill and exhibition centre with lots of interactive displays that show you what life was like during this time. Family friendly place that is also a great spot for a picnic.
Dewars Centre
Perth
Dewars Centre Seasonally available ice skating, curling and more, including a pre school ice activity session.
Dundee Ice Arena
Dundee
Dundee Ice Arena A state of the art multipurpose ice arena offering an excellent skating venue for all ice users. - All types of ice activities are encouraged at the Arena. Why not look inside the most modern ice facility in the country and find out more about the coolest place in town.
Forfar Ice Rink
Forfar
Forfar Ice Rink With experienced skaters stewarding the sessions anyone who visits the rink can enjoy their skating in a relaxed yet safe environment. Special toddler and learners sessions. Also has great bowling and curling facilities.
The Factory Skatepark
Dundee
The Factory Skatepark The UK's first custom built indoor extreme sports arena for Boarding, Blading and BMXing. With special beginners' sessions available for over 5s!
Battle Grounds Paintball
Aberdeen
Battle Grounds Paintball An experienced paintball site that is great for all the family. Outdoor activities including Laser Tag, Archery and Airsoft. Five custom built game zones. Paintball and Tag birthday parties for kids aged between 6 and 12.
Avertical World Climbing Centre
Dundee
Avertical World Climbing Centre Tayside’s only dedicated indoor climbing centre with over 300 routes for both top rope and lead climbing plus a bouldering area. Regular kids' club held at weekends. For ages 5 and over.
Perth Treasure Trails
Perth
Perth Treasure Trails If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self guided, themed Treasure Trail: they offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
Dundee Treasure Trail
Dundee
Dundee Treasure Trail Get out and about with the kids exploring Dundee with a difference with this self guided themed Treasure Trail. Follow the directions whilst hunting for the answers to the clues to discover the location of the long lost treasure!
Kerr's Miniature Railway
Arbroath
Kerr's Miniature Railway is located on the seafront of Arbroath. It is a miniature railway where children can enjoy a 5 minute long journey. There is also a miniature bus and fire engine which operate along the promenade. Children can also enjoy picnics on the grass whilst watching the trains go by.
Glengoulandie Country Park
Foss
Glengoulandie Country Park Glengoulandie Country Park has something for everyone..A fabulous herd of red deer, including a white stag, Highland cattle, Soay sheep & Goats Chickens and peafowl. There is also a Coffee shop, serving homemade food, a small camping site, popular with hillwalkers, who like the peace and tranquillity and a...
Camperdown Country Park
Dundee
Camperdown Country Park Combined with the wildlife centre, family fun fair, adventure playground and golf courses, Camperdown can offer a fantastic, fun-filled day out for all the family. Dundee Ice Arena and Cineworld nearby.
Charleton Fruit Farm
Montrose
Charleton Fruit Farm Looking for a relaxing day out? Why not try the Charleton Fruit Farm. Coffee shop with an imaginative menu, including fresh fruit and vegetables from the farm, an indoor and outdoor setting, gift shop local produce and somewhere for the kids to play.
Hazlehead Park
Aberdeen
Hazlehead Park park of over 180 hectares, which was originally part of the freedom lands granted to the city in 1319. The land fell into private ownership but was bought back by the council in 1920. This park is on the outskirts of Aberdeen and is heavily wooded. It is popular with sports enthusiasts, walkers,...
Dundee Law
Dundee
Dundee Law Climb this extinct volcano for views of Dundee and beyond with an observation point, art and fact panels to guide your way.
Monikie Country Park
Angus
Monikie Country Park Country Park with reservoirs and water sports, woodland adventure playground, high ropes course and parkland with a Ranger Service offering events and activities.
University of Dundee Botanic Garden
Dundee
University of Dundee Botanic Garden A Botanic garden with a wide range of plants, trees and shrubs. There are also temperate and tropical greenhouses, a water garden and a herb garden. Family events held throughout the year.
Barnhill Rock Garden
Dundee
Barnhill Rock Garden A beautiful garden, peaceful and off the beaten track with a number of mixed planted islands, an integrated fountain and a great variety of plants to enjoy. Picnic tables and seats to use as you enjoy the views.
Cineworld Cinema
Dundee
Cineworld Cinema is a 9 screen cinema including a 3D screen.
The Ceramic Experience
Creif
The Ceramic Experience Paint-your-own pottery studio, with soft play and cafe.
Activekid Adventure Park
Perth
Activekid Adventure Park Based on a working farm we have an adventure park, coffee shop, toy shop, indoor play area and we retail TP Climbing Frames and Trampolines. Attractions in the park include: large play fort, farm animals, crazy golf, trampolines and many more.
Thirteen Moons
Keith
Thirteen Moons An activity with more than meets the eye! A cafe, farm shop and community location with animals to pet and gardens to explore.

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



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