Millport Crazy Golf and Mini Dodgems (27 miles)
Isle of Cumbrae
Millport Crazy Golf and Mini Dodgems
A sixteen-hole crazy golf course, they also have children's activity equipment including trampolines and that seaside must-have: swing boats! They also have mini dodgems cars!
Newtons Family Funfair (27 miles)
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.
Kelburn Castle Country Centre (29 miles)
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!
Jurassic Parrr Adventure Golf (41 miles)
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!
Lazer Planet Ultimate Laser Tag (42 miles)
Lazer Planet Ultimate Laser Tag
Experience futuristic fun playing laser quest tag in Glasgow’s largest multi-level arena.
Bring video games to life as your team explore the dark and hazy arena.
Be ready to zap the other players with your lazer beam, before they zap you!
The Dunluce Centre (74 miles)
The Dunluce Centre
Offers thrills and enjoyment for the whole family including Ireland’s only 4-D Turbo Tours motion simulator, Finn McCools 3 floor soft play adventure playground, Darklight Laser Drome and a viewing tower which offers a superb panoramic view of Portrush coast.
Loch Lomond Aquarium (33 miles)
Loch Lomond Aquarium
A visit to Loch Lomond Aquarium is not complete without a journey through our magnificent Ocean Tunnel displaying over twenty species of tropical fish from around the world. Here you will find fishy facts on our six black tip sharks, two nurse sharks and our very own footballer zebra shark, Sir Bobby Robson.
The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary (34 miles)
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 scenes experience. Scotland's Leading Marine Conservation Experience.
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre (35 miles)
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 should start at the centre sometime in 2006. They also run introductory days, hawk walks & hunting days.
Lamont City Farm (39 miles)
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.
Kilmartin House Museum (8 miles)
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!
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum (14 miles)
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
Strachur Smiddy (18 miles)
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.
Bute Museum (18 miles)
Isle of Bute
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 (21 miles)
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.
McLean Museum and Art Gallery (27 miles)
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.
Waterfront Leisure Complex (27 miles)
Vale of Leven Swimming Pool (34 miles)
Vale of Leven Swimming Pool
Swimming pool with inflatable fun sessions and Wean's World - a play area for the smalls. Click the i for more details and a link to their website.
The Meadow Leisure Centre (35 miles)
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.
Funworld Leisure Play Centre (26 miles)
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.
Gogglebox (28 miles)
Smashing play area with several terrifying slides and three levels of adventure play. Dedicated under 3 section too.
Sox And Slides Indoor Playcentre (36 miles)
Sox And Slides Indoor Playcentre
A 5 level playframe with 4 super slides, ball canons and a ball juggler - sound like a great indoor play centre in scotland - let me at it!!
The Big Adventure (39 miles)
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.
Inveraray Jail (21 miles)
Courtroom: hear the circuit court in session - Old Prison: explore this early 19th century county jail - New Prison: see inside the cells of this model prison - Airing Yards: get a close up look at these iron cages.
Vikingar! (27 miles)
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, KA Studio fitness centre, Winter Garden cafÃ¯Â¿Â½/bar, gift shop and children's soft play area.
Robertson Museum and Aquarium (28 miles)
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.
Brodick Castle and Country Park (32 miles)
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.
Balamory (32 miles)
Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull was selected for the Children's T.V programme Balamory, because of its beautiful location, and, more importantly, its multi-coloured houses. The theme of the programme is based around what happens in and around each coloured house.
The Waterfront Ice Rink (28 miles)
The Waterfront Ice Rink
offers public skate sessions, curling, figure skating and skating lessons. Penguin Skating Aids are available.
Unit 23 Skatepark (35 miles)
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!
Escape (27 miles)
The complex houses an 8 lane 10 Pin Bowling Alley, arcade games and amusements, a Wimpy food outlet, and Fluid Bar
The Quest (32 miles)
Children's adventure project created by by the people of Mull. It consists of a series of "Treasure Hunt" styled challenges. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in scotland.
Clyde Cruises (28 miles)
Short Cruises on the River Clyde, Glasgow. Little Pirates activity sheet will keep curious minds busy during the trip.
Crarae Gardens (11 miles)
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!
Benmore Botanic Garden (18 miles)
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.
Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens (25 miles)
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.
Gourock Park (25 miles)
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.
Battery Park (26 miles)
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.
Argyll Forest Park (28 miles)
Argyll Forest Park
A wealth of opportunities for hiking, fishing, horse riding, and cycling, all within the breathtaking vista of this wild environment.
Ardardan Estate (30 miles)
Although it is a working farm actual 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Kids Fun near Ardrishaig 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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