Methil Heritage Centre (10 miles)
Methil Heritage Centre
This child friendly and volunteer run museum often hosts fun, family-oriented exhibitions with lots of activities to take part in for toddlers upwards. Exhibitions regularly change, so plan ahead if you can!
Perth Museum and Art Gallery (12 miles)
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.
Dundee Science Centre (12 miles)
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!
Sensation (12 miles)
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
The Black Watch Castle and Museum (12 miles)
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.
Dundee Museum of Transport, (14 miles)
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.
St Andrews Museum (14 miles)
St Andrews Museum
Museum exploring the heritage of St Andrews telling its story from medieval to modern times with a lively series of temporary exhibitions and a regular programme of talks, concerts and childrens workshops.
British Golf Museum (14 miles)
Broughty Castle (15 miles)
Museum housed in an imposing castle close to Broughty Ferry beach and with displays, events and activities for everyone.
Scottish Fisheries Museum (19 miles)
Scottish Fisheries Museum
is a multi-award winning national museum which tells the story of Scottish fishing from the earliest times to the present. A guided tour takes approximately 90 minutes and themed tours can be arranged to link in with specific projects or interests.
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum (19 miles)
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.
Pittencrieff House Museum (21 miles)
Pittencrieff House Museum
Museum located in Pittencrieff Park with Magic of the Glen exhibit, Calum the Cartoon Cockroach trail and other fun educational features plus go underground in the eerie St Margaret's Cave too: in the car park, believe it or not!
Angus Folk Museum (22 miles)
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.
The Museum of Edinburgh (25 miles)
The Museum of Edinburgh
A delightful maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from the Capital’s past. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh with kids.
The People's Story Museum (25 miles)
The People's Story Museum
Explore the lives of ordinary people in Edinburgh from the late 18th century to present day, in an historic building built in 1591. Plenty to see and do, open all year, and free to visit!
Our Dynamic Earth (25 miles)
Our Dynamic Earth
Thundering tropical storms, icy winds from the North Pole and moving tectonic plates bring the extremes of Planet Earth to life at Edinburgh's 5 star visitor attraction for families.
Museum of Childhood (25 miles)
Museum of Childhood
Young people can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults enjoy a trip down memory lane.
Museum on the Mound (25 miles)
Museum on the Mound
Want to see a million pounds or Scotland's oldest banknote? Explore the changing face of Edinburgh or crack open a safe? You can do this and more at the Museum on the Mound. Free to visit!
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments (25 miles)
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments
The oldest concert hall in Scotland and a museum of musical instruments. There are kids' trails, tours for all ages and demonstrations of harpsichords. Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments also on site.
National War Museum (25 miles)
National War Museum
Explore over 400 years of Scottish military history within the historic setting of Edinburgh castle. A number of excellent displays that are full of numerous artefacts, will help you discover how war has left its mark on Scotland.
National Museum of Scotland (25 miles)
National Museum of Scotland
Has loads of stuff that kids will love, like the life size T Rex, costumed deep sea diving game, Viking Tour and mock archaeological dig site! Ever so much more, as educational as you want to make it: lots to learn but lots to just goggle at too!
Prestongrange Museum (25 miles)
A museum site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution, you can still see the remnants of glass works, potteries, coal mine and brick works, as well as the Hoffman Kiln and the unique Cornish Beam Engine. Games, toys and trails keep children occupied inside and out.
Boness Motor Museum (26 miles)
Boness Motor Museum
A cool mix of classic cars and James Bond 007 movie memorabilia, plus the Harry Potter Car, Thunderbirds' Hover Bike and real Tardis props from Dr Who!
National Museum of Flight (28 miles)
National Museum of Flight
Something for the whole family! Have you tried to fly our airship, seen a Spitfire, got on board Concorde or completed our assault course?
The museum also includes hands-on games, cafe and shop. East LothianâÂÂs five star attraction with indoor and outdoor fun. Children under 5 free!
Arbroath Signal Tower (28 miles)
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.
The Linlithgow Story Museum (29 miles)
The Linlithgow Story Museum
Come and see what Linlithgow was like way back in the olden times, and how it has developed. Learn about battles, royalty, local trades and more, walk through the beautiful garden, and explore the live willow maze.
National Mining Museum Scotland (31 miles)
National Mining Museum Scotland
Guided tours and interesting historical mining information, plus the new Mini Miners' softplay area for kids up to 8, to help soften all the education!
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime (33 miles)
Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum (33 miles)
Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum (43 miles)
Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum
Home to a folk museum with dressing up, toys and activities plus gift shop, art gallery, and licensed restaurant and tearoom.
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre (48 miles)
David Livingstone Centre (50 miles)
David Livingstone Centre
Child-friendly museum with hands-on exhibits and packed with items relating to David Livingstones explorations in Africa plus 20 acres of parkland and gardens. Closed Jan-Mar.
Eyemouth Museum (51 miles)
is a family friendly museum. Kids, dress up as a fisher lassie or fisherman and play in our wheelhouse while the rest of your family learn all about Eyemouth’s fishing and farming past. View our spectacular tapestry which took 2 years to make to commemorate the fishing disaster of 1881.
The Peoples Palace (52 miles)
The Peoples Palace
Explore the city's social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays.
Hunterian Museum (53 miles)
Museum, shop and cafe with hands-on exhibits, mummies, dinosaurs and meteorites.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (53 miles)
Glasgow Riverside Museum (53 miles)
Glasgow Riverside Museum
The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the Museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting, which also offers over 20 hands on exhibits, plus 3 interactive historically recreated street scenes and over 90 large touch screen activities.
The Eyemouth Maritime Centre (54 miles)
The Eyemouth Maritime Centre
In keeping with the external vision of an 18th century frigate, the theme continues inside to create an atmospheric replica gun deck and living quarters of the period, complete with sound effects!
Scotland Street School Museum (54 miles)
Scotland Street School Museum
A must-see for fans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the architect of the building, and tells the story of education in Scotland from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.
Glasgow Science Centre (54 miles)
Glasgow Science Centre
Fun, excitement and intrigue with free interactive science shows, fun workshops like the 'Egg Drop Challenge' and the 'Perception Deception', the amazing new BodyWorks' exhibition and 3 floors of fascinating displays showcasing science and life. Glasgow Science Centre is a world of...
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre (54 miles)
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre
Take a tour of a hugely successful working textile mill, museum and visitor centre and you can find out how many goats you need for a jumper, watch proper catwalk samples being made and see the world's largest range of Pure New Wool Tartans!
Scottish Football Museum (54 miles)
Scottish Football Museum
Museum and Stadium Tour dedicated to the beautiful game located at Hampden park- the oldest continually used international ground in the world.
National Museum of Rural Life (55 miles)
National Museum of Rural Life
Working farm and museum where you can get hand-on finding out all about rural life with lots of seasonal activities too.
Clydebank Museum (56 miles)
Museum with permanent exhibitions including large model ships and exhibitions concentrating on Clydebanks proud industrial heritage alongside high specification temporary galleries, for exciting touring exhibitions.
Coldstream Museum (58 miles)
In addition to a varied programme of exhibitions and workshops, the Museum houses permanent displays exploring the history of the parish. Other features include an indoor children's play area, shop and a courtyard with picnic table.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton (60 miles)
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.
The Scottish Deer Centre (3 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.
St Andrews Aquarium (14 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!
Deep Sea World (23 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 aquarium's 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...
Michael Woods Sport and Leisure (9 miles)
Michael Woods Sport and Leisure
This pool has 3 diving boards at 1m, 3m and 5m high: let's see your Ronaldo impression! Other facilities include sauna, games hall, gym, squash courts, athletics track, grass, astroturf and all weather pitches.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near Collessie 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 Fife can enjoy the great day out as well.
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