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Water Parks near to Castle Douglas
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DG One (16 miles)
Dumfries
DG One Pool hall includes a national short course Competition Pool, a 20m Training Pool with movable floor and a Leisure Water with beach, river rapid, water features and two exciting flumes.
New Cumnock Open Air Pool (33 miles)
New Cumnock
New Cumnock Open Air Pool Welcomes families between May and September for heated outdoor public swimming and children's lessons. Now also a RLSS officially registered Lifeguard Training Centre!
Keswick Leisure Pool (39 miles)
Keswick
Keswick Leisure Pool warm waters, wave machine and 'black hole' flume there is fun for all the family
Ryan Leisure Centre (44 miles)
Stranraer
Ryan Leisure Centre As well as the leisure pool there is a 60 metre flume, poolside spa bath, water features and inflatables in specific sessions.
Citadel Leisure Centre (46 miles)
Ayr
Citadel Leisure Centre Offer fun sessions in the Flexi-Pool with one, three and five meter boards plus main and teaching pools.
Greystoke and District Outdoor Pool (46 miles)
Penrith
Greystoke and District Outdoor Pool offers an open-air swimming pool, a football playing field and two children’s play areas. The open-air swimming pool opens May to September.
Lazonby Swimming Pool (51 miles)
Penrith
Lazonby Swimming Pool Seasonal 17m by 6m heated outdoor pool offering general swimming, water polo and swimming lessons. With solar powered showers, playing field
Lanark Loch (51 miles)
Lanark
Lanark Loch 20 acre man-made loch with fishing, adventure playground, trampolines, bumper boats, pitch and putt golf and more between mid April and the end of September.
Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools (52 miles)
Penrith
Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools Two outdoor public heated pools, one for small people and the other a serious 20 metres long with a qualified lifeguard on duty. The pools are surrounded by half an acre of green space bordered by trees.
Magnum Leisure Centre (55 miles)
Irvine
Magnum Leisure Centre Leisure Pool, Ice Rink, Soft Play, Birthday Parties; Dry Sports Activities: Squash, Badminton, Volleyball etc.
Teviotdale Leisure Centre (57 miles)
Hawick Borders
Teviotdale Leisure Centre Lagoon style swimming pool with a soft play centre and cafe to ensure a busy family day out.
Wishaw Sports Centre (58 miles)
North Lanarkshire
Wishaw Sports Centre Sports Centre with a 25m 6-lane deck level pool, 13m x 7m teaching pool and toddler fun pool.
Shap Swimming Pool (58 miles)
Penrith
Shap Swimming Pool They have a 25m and toddler pool, at just under 1,000 ft is England's highest heated open air swimming pool! They also have a small paddling pool, benches and picnic tables.
Dollan Aqua Centre (58 miles)
East Kilbride
Dollan Aqua Centre Re-opens 28th May 2011 following a two year refurbishment - The 50 metre pool can be split into two separate pools and has two flumes and a kiddies splash pool. There is a creche which is open every morning and a softplay area for children aged up to 7 open every afternoon.
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre (58 miles)
Haltwhistle
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre 25 metre pool with giant flume slide, dedicated learner pool and tots' paddling pool with fun toys for toddlers and babies. There is also a great adventure play area. Tickets give same day free return.
Hamilton Water Palace (58 miles)
Hamilton
Hamilton Water Palace Leisure pool including flume/tyre slide/river rapids/outdoor lagoon, 25 metre pool with floating floor, Children's pool - great idea if you are looking for family days out in scotland.
Aquatec Motherwell (59 miles)
Motherwell
Aquatec Motherwell A free form leisure pool with a flume, a spa bath, two water cannons, a waterbed area, geysers, bubblers, wild water channel and a linked outdoor pool and childrens fun pool.
IOM National Sport Centre (59 miles)
Pulrose
IOM National Sport Centre Leisure pools featuring slides, bubble tubes, geysers and other interactive features. Plus 8 lane competition pool with multi purpose movable floors for more serious swimming.
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park (8 miles)
Kickcudbright
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park A varied collection of nearly 150 animals from all over the world can be seen within the peaceful and natural settings where the woodland has been tailored to provide large and imaginative enclosures.
Mossburn Animal Centre (23 miles)
Lockerbie
Mossburn Animal Centre Mossburn Community Farm was originally set up in 1987 to provide help for misused, abused, unwanted and neglected horses and ponies as well as young people with physical and mental problems. This original remit was later widened, and we now care for most animals (e.g goats, pigs, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs,...
Monreith Animal World (28 miles)
Newton Stewart
Monreith Animal World Set in twelve acres of scenic countryside, the animals are placed in a circular route around the park, taking in a peaceful pondside walk. Best suited to younger kids.
Mabie Farm Park (13 miles)
Dumfries
Mabie Farm Park Farm Park with animals and pet handling, rides including Donkey Rides, Train and Paddle Boats. Also we have two indoor play barns!
Dalscone Farm (17 miles)
Dumfries
Dalscone Farm Big indoor and (seasonal) outdoor play areas, trampolines, crazy golf, go carts, loads of little rides and a friendly animal farm. Sweet!
Shambellie House Museum of Costume (12 miles)
Dumfries
Shambellie House Museum of Costume Find out about a century of style as you follow fashion from the VIctorian era to the 20th century. It's been partially designed with families in mind to help keep the kids interested.
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura (15 miles)
Dumfries
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura Look out for, amongst other things: fossil footprints left by prehistoric animals, the wildlife of the Solway, tools and weapons of our earliest people, stone carvings by Scotland's first Christians and the everyday things of the Victorian farm.
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum (18 miles)
Dumfries
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum An ever expanding aircraft collection, aero engines and a very impressive display of artefacts and personal histories relating to aviation, past and present.
Creetown Gem Rock Museum (18 miles)
Newton Stuart
Creetown Gem Rock Museum Regarded as one of the finest private collections of gemstones, crystals, minerals, rocks and fossils in Great Britain, this is also a fully interactive experience with lots of things to do as well as to see.
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum (30 miles)
Sanquhar
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum Museum telling of life in the past in Sanquhar. Open April to September.
Museum of Lead Mining (32 miles)
Wanlockhead
Museum of Lead Mining Visit a real lead mine and learn about the processes and experience. Guided tours down a former working mine. Situated in The Lowther Hills at Wanlockhead, Scotland's Highest Village.
Farmers Den (15 miles)
Dumfries
Farmers Den A countryside themed adventure play facility with great classic features in a bright and colourful, clean and safe environment.
Threave Castle (1 miles)
River Dee
Threave Castle Cross the fields from the car park to the River Dee, and ring for the boatman. . . A small boat will take you to the island to explore the 14th century ruins.
Cardoness Castle (11 miles)
Gatehouse of Fleet
Cardoness Castle A well-preserved six storey tower house of the McCullochs dating back to the 15th century. Its battlements command excellent views over Fleet Bay.
Caerlaverock Castle (16 miles)
Dumfries
Caerlaverock Castle Visitors to this quintessential stronghold can enjoy a siege warfare exhibition, a children's adventure park and a nature trail.
Drumlanrig Castle (24 miles)
Thornhill
Drumlanrig Castle This ancient Douglas stronghold is surrounded by the 120,000 acre Queensberry Estate, Country Park and grand victorian gardens.
Whithorn Cradle of Christianity (24 miles)
Wigtownshire
Whithorn Cradle of Christianity The ongoing archaeological excavation is partially open to visitors. In the museum itself is a significant collection of early Christian stones. Founded by St. Ninian in the 5th century this is the site of the first Christian church in Scotland, later becoming the cathedral church of Galloway.
The Devils Porridge Exhibition (30 miles)
Eastriggs
The Devils Porridge Exhibition This amazing exhibition tells the story of the Greatest Munitions Factory on earth, when volunteers came from around the world to make explosives together, and win a war!
Gretna Greens Famous Blacksmiths Shop (35 miles)
Gretna Green
Gretna Greens Famous Blacksmiths Shop Visit the famous Blacksmith's Shop where couples could elope to be married on the sly, now including wedding themed maze, sculpture gardens and play areas, plus Coach Museum and lots of romantic stories! Aww.
Lockerbie Ice Rink (26 miles)
Lockerbie
Lockerbie Ice Rink You can skate for family fun and enjoyment at public skating sessions with ice discos or you can learn the skills of figure skating with their qualified coaches.
Galloway Activity Centre (10 miles)
Parton
Galloway Activity Centre is an Outdoor Activity Centre based on the banks of Loch Ken in South West Scotland. We offer a range of outdoor activities that include, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, wobbly water park, laser quest, climbing, archery and mountain biking. We offer anything from a family fun day to a week’s residential.
7stanes Dalbeattie (5 miles)
Dalbeattie
7stanes Dalbeattie Family friendly mountain biking trail with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a skills and warm up area plus local bike hire.
Laggan Outdoor (15 miles)
Castle Douglas
Laggan Outdoor Offering zorbing, archery, clay pigeon shooting, dirt scooters, Segways, mountain boarding, grass sledding and the UK's longest Zip Wire! Spanning 820 metres, the double line zip allows 2 people to 'zip' at the same time next to each other up to 45mph.
7stanes Kirroughtree (20 miles)
Wigtownshire
7stanes Kirroughtree Family friendly mountain biking trail with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a Visitors Centre and local bike hire.
7stanes Ae (22 miles)
Ae
7stanes Ae Family friendly mountain biking trail with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a skills and warm up area, uplift service plus cafe and bike hire on site.
7stanes Glentrool (27 miles)
Newton Stewart
7stanes Glentrool Family friendly mountain biking trail with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a Visitors Centre and local bike hire.
Castle Douglas Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Castle Douglas
Castle Douglas Treasure Trail Is the fun way to explore this Market and Food Town. Become a Treasure Hunter for the day! Can you work out where the Clan Luce treasure was buried? Follow the Trail of clues and learn about Castle Douglas too!
Dumfries Treasure Trails (15 miles)
Dumfries
Dumfries Treasure Trails is one of many Treasure Trails locations in Dumfries and Galloway. They are a fantastic way to explore towns and villages, solving a mystery whilst enjoying a walk in the fresh air.
Scottish Industrial Railway Centre (33 miles)
Ayr
Scottish Industrial Railway Centre Railway Centre run by volunteers with Steam Open Days running most Sundays in the summer.
Cream o Galloway (12 miles)
Castle Douglas
Cream o Galloway Our fabulous adventure playground includes the indoor 'Smugglers Warren' with underground tunnels and climbing towers, and the Pirate Ship for Under 6s. Outside, explore an extensive Play Area including Pedal Karts, Flying Fox, 3D Maze and Viewing Tower. Choose from 30 ice cream flavours made here...
Castledykes Park (15 miles)
Dumfries
Castledykes Park A great children’s play area within its picturesque grounds and a range of other activities are available whatever your age, including tennis, bowling, putting and trampolining.
Red Deer Range Trail (16 miles)
Newton Stewart
Red Deer Range Trail Follow this short trail for wonderful views of red deer in their natural environment. If it's raining you can now take shelter in their new hide which is located at the viewpoint!

Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Castle Douglas 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 Dumfries and Galloway can enjoy the great day out as well.



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