East Links Family Park (27 miles)
East Links Family Park
a train safari where you can feed the farm animals, as well as pony rides and small animal handling.
Big and little kids can play outside on the Go-Karts, toboggan run, milk can skittles and giant maze. as well as soft play and trampolining indoors.
Scottish Seabird Centre (34 miles)
Scottish Seabird Centre
This award-winning Centre has something for all ages. The Discovery Centre is an adventure to remember, come rain or shine! The world leader in remote wildlife viewing, visitors can get up close and personal with amazing wildlife via interactive cameras that beam incredible live close-ups of marine wildlife from the nearby islands onto giant screens.
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre (38 miles)
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre
Visit the Salmon Centre and watch live footage from the Cauld: you might just spot a wild Salmon battling it's way through the water! There is also a brass rubbing nature trail, fully restored working waterwheel, and wildlife such as otters, red squirrel, roe deer, badgers, bats, owls, heron and foxes.
The Sanctuary Wildlife Centre (41 miles)
The Sanctuary Wildlife Centre
- has over 100 animals in permanent care including foxes, badgers, pigs, donkies, peacocks, ponies, goats, sheep and unwanted pets including rabbits and terrapins.There are also toy tractors and trampolines for the kids.
Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World (44 miles)
Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World
- is the world's longest running indoor butterfly house. Discover an abundance of tropical butterflies, insects, snakes, frogs and more. Animal handling sessions at 12 & 3pm daily, snake feeding at 4pm on Saturdays, special exhibitions and workshops. Great idea for fun things to do in Edinburgh with kids.
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre (46 miles)
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre
The Centre contains one of the largest & most fascinating collections of Birds Of Prey in the North of England. Watch a Falcon stoop down from the skies at over 100mph, see the grace and speed of Eagles, Hawks & Kites. Experience the thrill & excitement of handling some of these beautiful & extraordinary birds.
Tweed Valley Osprey Watch (47 miles)
Tweed Valley Osprey Watch
Two osprey watch centres showing live images from an osprey nest in the Tweed Valley Forest Park and other wildlife features.
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens (48 miles)
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens
Visit Northumberland’s newest tourist attraction with over one hundred species of animals including emus, wallabies, marmosets, pygmy goats, donkeys, meerkats and many more.
St Andrews Aquarium (50 miles)
St Andrews Aquarium
Full of adventure, fun and learning for children and adults alike, here you can come face to face with some of the more beautiful and dangerous creatures of the watery world, meet our two loveable seals, our meerkats or new to the aquarium, our waddle of Humboldt penguins!
Edinburgh Zoo (51 miles)
is the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland offering the opportunity to see over 1000 wonderful animals!
The Scottish Deer Centre (56 miles)
The Scottish Deer Centre
A visit to the picturesque Scottish Deer Centre is a truly unique experience where the whole family is guaranteed to find something to enjoy. Daily talks and feeding sessions, woodland trails, treetop walkways. inside shelter areas for the family picnic and children's indoor play area.
Blue Reef Aquarium (56 miles)
Blue Reef Aquarium
Take the ultimate undersea safari at the award-winning Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth where there's a world of underwater adventure just waiting to be discovered.
Deep Sea World (57 miles)
Deep Sea World
With so many fascinating creatures to meet, a visit to Deep Sea World offers a great day out for your family. Explore the aquariumâs hidden depths at this triple award-winning National Aquarium of Scotland. For the really adventurous visitor, there are diving opportunities, as well as shark awareness courses. You will find us on the banks of the Firth of Forth, just below the Forth Railway Bridge.
Fife Animal Park (58 miles)
Fife Animal Park
A wide range of exciting animals, plus further family attractions and a multi storey adventure soft play.
Five Sisters Zoo Park (61 miles)
Five Sisters Zoo Park
- FIRE ON 14th APRIL 2013 CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE - PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATE - boasts a wide variety of mammals, birds and reptiles from all over the world as well as an indoor soft play centre, ensuring a fun and educational day out for all ages.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre (64 miles)
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.
Mossburn Animal Centre (73 miles)
Mossburn Animal Centre
Provides rescue and shelter to a wide variety of animals including: horses and ponies, pigs, goats, rabbits and guinea pigs, iguanas, sheep, cows, raccoons and many more who seek shelter.
Conundrum Farm (2 miles)
Berwick upon Tweed
With a farm trail, indoor and outdoor play areas for children. Plenty of farm animals including The Pet Barn also Pedal Tractors. Open Easter through October.
Chain Bridge Honey Farm (4 miles)
Berwick Upon Tweed
Chain Bridge Honey Farm
Family friendly working bee farm, with a great visitor centre from which you can learn and observe the foundations of the work. A most popular display is the observation hive where a living colony of bees can be viewed behind glass.
Eshottheugh Animal Park (36 miles)
Eshottheugh Animal Park
Animal Park covering 10 acres with lots of animals including meerkats, miniature donkeys, a skunk, rabbits, guinea pig, ferrets, a raccoon, micro pigs, miniature Shetland ponies, donkeys, a fox, goats and many different breeds of hens. We also have a Tea Room, outdoor play centre and kids’ train ride.
Grace Darling Museum (16 miles)
Grace Darling Museum
Learn the story of Grace Darling and discover the details of what happened that stormy night in 1838 when she and her father risked a terrible storm to help those in danger. A RNLI facility.
Bailiffgate Museum (27 miles)
The people and places of North Northumberland are brought to life in lively, interactive style, through an exploration of six engaging themes. A mixture of traditional displays and exciting hands-on activities makes the Museum suitable for all ages.
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Castle Mania Indoor Adventure Play (35 miles)
Lindisfarne Castle (11 miles)
Perched on top of a rocky island crag, accessible only by causeway, this charming castle with Getrude Jekyll walled-garden and fantastic views of Farne Island and Bamburgh Castle is great for exploring.
Bamburgh Castle (16 miles)
One of the most imposing castles in England, Bamburgh castle sits on a basalt crag dominating this part of the beautiful Northumberland coast - perfect for exploring with the kids.
Chillingham Castle (17 miles)
This 12th century stronghold, just 20 minutes from the Seaside, became 'base-camp' for the 1298 conquering attack on William Wallace by King Edward 1st. Tours available (including Ghost Tours and events all year.
Alnwick Castle (27 miles)
Alnwick Castle is a glorious medieval castle, used as a film location for Harry Potter and Blackadder. Children can take part in activities including Knight's Quest and Dragon's Quest.
Alnwick Mystery Treasure Trail (27 miles)
Alnwick Mystery Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Alnwick? Don’t just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will keep you all absorbed as you seek the answers to clues and eventually solve a mystery. They are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Heatherslaw Light Railway (10 miles)
Heatherslaw Light Railway
A 15” gauge railway which runs from Heatherslaw Mill to Etal Village - a return journey of 50 minutes
Golden Gate Boat Trips (19 miles)
Golden Gate Boat Trips
For boat trips you'll always remember. Explore Grace Darling's Lighthouse on Longstone Island, the Inner Farne Bird Sanctuary and Staple Island Bird Sanctuary and see grey seals, puffins and shags.
Puffin Cruises (34 miles)
Take a boat trip around Coquet Island to see the puffins, terns, ducks and seals. Also a lighthouse, built by monks and ruins of a monastery window is visible.
Chillingham Wild Cattle Park (17 miles)
Chillingham Wild Cattle Park
The park contains wild cattle and many other interesting creatures. Roe Deer and Fallow Deer can often be seen, while the Red Squirrels, Foxes and Badgers who live here are more wary and are not so often seen. The park is also home to over 50 species of birds, and is the most northerly outpost of the Nuthatch.
Farne Islands (19 miles)
The Farne Islands lie two to three miles off the Northumberland coast midway between the fishing village of Seahouses and the magnificent Castle of Bamburgh. As well as being the most famous Sea Bird Sanctuary in the British Isles they also have a large colony of Atlantic or Grey Seals.
Join one of the many year-round trips and explore this most wonderous of British archipelagoes on one of the fleet of seagoing motor vessels.
The Alnwick Garden (27 miles)
The Alnwick Garden
One of the most exciting contemporary gardens to be developed in the last century, it is a magical landscape of unique gardens, features and structures, and a fantastic place for all the family.
Druridge Bay Country Park (37 miles)
Druridge Bay Country Park
3.5 miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, plus a large freshwater Lake surrounded by woods and meadows. Visitor centre, cafe, shop and a young children’s play area.
Bamburgh Beach (16 miles)
Miles of sandy beach looking up at Bamburgh Castle. Swimming, surfing and windsurfing permitted but no lifeguard cover. A walk to the south may reveal seals!
Beadnell Beach (21 miles)
A magnificent golden sandy beach with watersports including, diving, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and waterskiing. Good cycling and rambling routes.
Amble Links Beach (35 miles)
Amble Links Beach
Sandy beach with nearby medieval monastery and the first Hogwarts. Home to the UKs largest colony of puffins.
Pots and Paws (32 miles)
Pots and Paws
- is a large spacious ceramic pottery painting studio in Rothbury easily accommodating up to 25 people at any one time. Drop in and paint a piece of pottery from our huge range, make a bear or just relax in our child friendly refreshment area.
Rainbow Pottery Painting (34 miles)
Rainbow Pottery Painting
- is a fun, rewarding and creative activity for all ages. Create treasured memories that make fabulous, personalised gifts for Christmas, Mothers' or Fathers' Day. Even babies can have their hand and footprints captured on plates or coasters!
The Bunker (19 miles)
Giant indoor soft play area, 18 hole crazy golf and the best fish n chips in town! Worth a walk around the area too as stunning ocean views.
Cragside House and Gardens (32 miles)
Cragside House and Gardens
There is something for everyone at Cragside House and Gardens including a rhododendron labyrinth and an adventure playground for kids.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Berwick-Upon-Tweed 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 Northumberland can enjoy the great day out as well.
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