Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre (6 miles)
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre
So many exciting animals & birds to see - Set in 100 acres of beautiful Strathearn countryside - Unique bird hatchery - Chick & bunny handling
Play park & indoor barn - Daily animal feedings
Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park (16 miles)
Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park
We have an Adventure Playground with Pirates Ship. Giant Astraglide, Splashcats, Flying Fox and Kiddies Rides. Also Sea Lion Shows and Pets Farm and don't forget to take the boat to visit our chimps on their island. Fantastic idea for family days out in Scotland. It is a great day out for the family.
Glengoulandie Country Park (20 miles)
Glengoulandie Country Park
Glengoulandie Country Park has something for everyone..A fabulous herd of red deer, including a white stag, Highland cattle, Soay sheep & Goats
Chickens and peafowl. There is also a Coffee shop, serving homemade food, a small camping site, popular with hillwalkers, who like the peace and tranquillity and a fishing lochan, stocked with Rainbow and Brown trout. Rod hire also available.
Fife Animal Park (27 miles)
Fife Animal Park
A wide range of exciting animals including the newly refurbished reptile house, plus further family attractions and multi storey adventure soft play.
The Scottish Deer Centre (29 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.
There are woodland trails, treetop walkways. inside shelter areas for the family picnic and children's play areas with climbing frames to amuse the youngsters.
Deep Sea World (30 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 courses. You will find us on the banks of the Firth of Forth, just below the Forth Railway Bridge.
World of Wings (31 miles)
World of Wings
Come and enjoy the largest collection of Birds of Prey in Scotland.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre (31 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.
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre (36 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.
Five Sisters Zoo Park (37 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.
Edinburgh Zoo (37 miles)
- is the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland offering the opportunity to see over 1000 wonderful animals!
Loch Lomond Aquarium (38 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.
St Andrews Aquarium (40 miles)
St Andrews Aquarium
St Andrews Aquarium is an underwater world full of adventure, fun and learning for children and adults alike. Come face to face with some of the more beautiful and dangerous creatures of the watery world, meet our two loveable seals and not to forget our resident family of meerkats.
Amazonia (40 miles)
Amazonia is Scotland's largest indoor rainforest attraction offering a new fun and educational experience for all ages. It's a unique place to learn and explore, offering children and adults an insight into life in a tropical forest. Visitors are also given the opportunity to take part in daily animal handling sessions.
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.
Scottish Seabird Centre (48 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.
Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve (49 miles)
Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve
Breath taking views and amazing wildlife. Explore the site and see what creatures you can discover using provided binoculars and focal points.
Highland Wildlife Park (51 miles)
Highland Wildlife Park
Experience Scottish wildlife as well as international endangered animals of mountains and tundra in the spectacular setting of the Highland Wildlife Park.Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area by foot.
Leault Farm (53 miles)
Participate in the working day of a Highland Shepherd and his dogs. Watch up to 8 dogs working sheep & ducks. Help to shear a sheep & bottle feed orphan lambs. Meet the friendly collie pups
East Links Family Park (55 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.
Tweed Valley Osprey Watch (56 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.
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (56 miles)
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Under the supervision of their trained guides, visitors can feed and stroke the reindeer. They are not camera shy, so you'll be able to take some memorable snaps.
The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary (59 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 Garten Osprey Centre (60 miles)
Loch Garten Osprey Centre
When ospreys returned to breed in Scotland, this ancient Caledonian pineforest is where they chose to come. The Loch Garten Osprey Centre provides fantastic views of these magnificent birds on the nest, as well as close up views thanks to our non-invasive CCTV camera.
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre (68 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.
Dundee Science Centre (34 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 (34 miles)
Unique visitor attraction with over sixty hands-on exhibits based on the senses. Ideal for families and fun for all ages. - Voted 'Scottish Family Attraction of the Year 2003' by the Good Britain Guide.
Angus Folk Museum (36 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.
Perth Leisure Pool (15 miles)
Perth Leisure Pool
The centre offers 5 indoor swimming pools, an outdoor lagoon, 2 flumes, a Wild Water Channel, Poolside Whirlpools and Bubble Beds plus slide.
Olympia Leisure Centre (34 miles)
Olympia Leisure Centre
- a leisure pool complete with waves, flumes, whirlpools, and a standard pool mainly used by swimming clubs for training.
Pirates Island (33 miles)
Whatever the weather, this piratey paradise is a perfect entertainment place for kids between 1-12 to climb, hide, run and just have lots of fun and for school or club outings.
Kidz World (34 miles)
- has a massive play frame full of excitement and adventure for children up to the age of 10.
The Fun Factory (36 miles)
The Fun Factory
is a custom built indoor Soft Play Family Entertainment Centre. The Fun Factory provides an activity centre for children with sections for those age 1 to 4 and another for those aged 5 to 11 years. There is also a sensory area specifically for children with additional or special needs.
Crieff Visitor Centre (< 1 mile)
Crieff Visitor Centre
ollow in the footsteps of Scotland's 18th century Cattle Drovers and experience the life and times of the people who made Crieff the crossroads of Scotland at the turn of the 18th Century.
Doune Castle (15 miles)
The castle featured in the cult comedy movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Verdant Works (33 miles)
A great day out for all the family. Hands on interactive displays and Computer-based multimedia, an Audio visual show and there are Guided Tours available.
Discovery Point (34 miles)
All weather award-winning 5-star attraction - Hands on interactives - Computer-based multimedia and displays - Audio visual show - Gift Shop - Cafe - Guided Tours available - Open all year, all weather attraction
HM Frigate Unicorn (35 miles)
HM Frigate Unicorn
Step on board this historic Warship and travel back in time to the days when Britannia ruled the waves. Now one of the six oldest ships left in the world.
J M Barrie's Birthplace (38 miles)
J M Barrie's Birthplace
Enchanting cottage where Sir J. M. Barrie was born and raised with his nine siblings - Peter Pan garden with a living-willow crocodile and Pirates Workshop to be explored - Fly like Peter Pan as part of the 'Peter Pan Experience
Dundee Ice Arena (32 miles)
Dundee Ice Arena
A state of the art multipurpose ice arena offering an excellent skating venue for all ice users. - All types of ice activities are encouraged at the Arena. Why not look inside the most modern ice facility in the country and find out more about the coolest place in town.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Crieff 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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