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Newtons Family Funfair offers crazy golf, amusement centre, rides and games. Ideal for keeping the kids busy for an hour or so!
Kelburn Castle Country Centre Kelburn is a fun day out for the whole family with a working pottery, playbarn falconry, assault course and the amazing Secret Forest! Plus new features the off road Bike Track and Horse Riding!
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.
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!
Doon Hill Fairy Walk Follow the toadstool signposts along this magical walk with a visitors centre and small soft play area too.
Ibrox Stadium Tour Tour of the home of Glasgow Rangers Football Club with your own Access All Areas pass.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
Lamont City Farm A friendly domestic animal exposure experience featuring kune kunes, llamas and bearded dragons plus a unique and wonderful Kids' Club where over 8s can volunteer and be of genuine help to the farm!
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 the stone axe polisher!
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 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.
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Bute Museum Discover the fascinating history, archaeology, and natural history through a number of interesting exhibits and varied items, from the necklace of a Bronze Age princess, to a Penny Farthing! A number of hands on and interactive displays to explore.
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 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.
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.
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.
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' spray play section! Wet, shrieky heaven!
The Meadow Leisure Centre Wild Wave Machine, flume slide and open swimming area, plus ladies' only and inflatable sessions. Loads of fun, loads of exercises, loads of waves!
Funworld Leisure Play Centre A multi level play frame and giant play pirate galleon, ride on kiddie karts with passenger option, sports court, toddler zone, bouncy castle and inflatable Superclimb indoor climbing wall with super slide at the top! Good times!
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! Wow!
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.
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.
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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 backed up with fascinating living aquarium displays specifically from the local area. An educational or whimsical trip, interesting either way!
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 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.
Newark Castle Eminently explorable 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, plus a rather gruesome owner you can tell the brave ones about!
The Waterfront Ice Rink offers public skate sessions, curling, figure skating and skating lessons. Penguin Skating Aids are available too: a sturdy little buddy to hang on to! Plus a regular Disco session.
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.
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!
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.
Seafari Adventures Oban is a fun and exciting way to see Scotland’s magnificent sealife and great scenery on board one of our fast, open RIBs. Our trips have a friendly guide who will tell you about what you are seeing.
Sealife Adventures Whale and wildlife trips aboard a charter boat.
Clyde Cruises Short Cruises on the River Clyde, Glasgow. Little Pirates activity sheet will keep curious minds busy during the trip.
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!
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park Discover the sculptures in this outdoor sculpture gallery and enjoy the beautiful gardens to boot.
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.
Gourock Park Young children can enjoy the petsâÂÂÂÂ 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.
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! Open daily throughout the year, and plenty to see whatever time you visit.
Battery Park There are two children'ÂÂÂÂs play areas, a skateboard park, and two grass pitches for football and rugby. The park is also home to two of Inverclyde Leisure'ÂÂs astroturf pitches and a pavilion with toilet facilities and cafeteria.
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 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.
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.
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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.
Laser Matrix Award winning multi levelled laser tag arena with UV glow Matrix movie theming throughout: grab your laser phasor and set to work zapping your enemies and running for cover! Harmless zero contact maximum action fun for over 7s!
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
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