Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre (5 miles)
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre
Exotic and domestic animals for visiting, petting and feeding; plus multiple indoor and outdoor play areas, mini golf, pony rides, fly fishing and seasonal farm stuff too.
Argaty Red Kites (14 miles)
Argaty Red Kites
Visit the only red kite feeding station in central Scotland and watch these wonderful birds flying. There is a hide to watch from, with ranger led visits at feeding time. Dogs on leads welcome.
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park (16 miles)
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
All included in the admission price: Drive through animal reserves, sea lion shows, bird of prey centre with daily flying demonstration, boat trip around chimp island, lemur land, Pets Farm, elephant habitat with public viewing gallery, adventure playground with pirate ship and buried treasure, giant...
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. Daily talks and feeding sessions, woodland trails, treetop walkways. inside shelter areas for the family picnic and children's indoor play area.
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...
World of Wings (31 miles)
World of Wings
Come and enjoy the largest collection of Birds of Prey in Scotland.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre (32 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.
Scottish Owl Centre (35 miles)
Scottish Owl Centre
One of the largest collections of owls in the world ranging from Rainforest varieties to Snowbirds! Plus loads of great kid friendly exhibits, fascinating daily flying shows and a special section full of adorable dwarf owls called Wee Owl World! other highlights include the Adventure playground, play nest and...
Five Sisters Zoo Park (37 miles)
Five Sisters Zoo Park
boasts a wide variety of mammals, birds and reptiles from all over the world. New Exhibits include the adventure playground, monkey area, walk through aviary plus lemur enclosure.
Edinburgh Zoo (37 miles)
- is the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland offering the opportunity to see over 1000 wonderful animals, including their new, first ever banteng calf!
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.
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre (39 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 and some handling opportunities. They also run introductory days, hawk walks and hunting days.
St Andrews Aquarium (40 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!
Amazonia (40 miles)
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...
Scottish Seabird Centre (48 miles)
Scottish Seabird Centre
This award winning Centre has something for all ages. including soft play zone and wildlife cinema! The world leader in remote wildlife viewing, featuring interactive cameras beaming incredible live close ups of nearby marine wildlife onto giant screens.
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.
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...
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.
The Black Watch Castle and Museum (16 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.
Perth Museum and Art Gallery (16 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.
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum (30 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.
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, including toddler sessions hands-on workshops, story-time and a science and art activities
Dundee Museum of Transport, (35 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.
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.
Broughty Castle (38 miles)
Museum housed in an imposing castle close to Broughty Ferry beach and with displays, events and activities for everyone.
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
The leisure pool includes a rapid river, wave pool and seated bubble beds, plus toddler’s pool with smaller slides and features. Several of the many flumes have various features including 3D holograms, clear sections and LED light effects!
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
Follow 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. Also home to a fascinating Caithness Crystal and Glass facility.
Huntingtower Castle (14 miles)
A medieval castle with beautiful grounds, carvings and a painted ceiling. Good access, including rooftop. Full of history and a ghost! Grassy area with picnic tables. Free quiz for kids.
Doune Castle (15 miles)
The castle featured in the cult comedy movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail! All together now, your mother was a hamster!
Fair Maids House Visitor and Information (16 miles)
Fair Maids House Visitor and Information
A geographical delight, housed in the oldest secular building in Perth. Learn about space, the earth and other planets, plus explorers and exploration. You can also see the oldest rock in Scotland. Free to visit.
Stanley Mills (17 miles)
An 18th century cotton mill and exhibition centre with lots of interactive displays that show you what life was like during this time. Family friendly place that is also a great spot for a picnic.
Elcho Castle (19 miles)
One of Scotland’s best preserved tower houses, built in 16th century. A maze of stairs and rooms to explore and you can walk around outside at roof level. Free quiz for kids, plus costumes to try on.
Mills Observatory (32 miles)
Space exploration, astronomical displays, planetarium shows and a fully computerised telescope that can detect 30,000 objects in the sky at this observatory.
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.
Glamis Castle (36 miles)
Castle open Easter to November with extensive garden and grounds with plenty for families to enjoy including a family exhibition room and a playground and picnic area.
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
Dewars Centre (15 miles)
Seasonally available ice skating, curling and more, including a pre school ice activity session.
Dundee Ice Arena (34 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.
Avertical World Climbing Centre (33 miles)
Avertical World Climbing Centre
Tayside’s only dedicated indoor climbing centre with over 300 routes for both top rope and lead climbing plus a bouldering area. Regular kids' club held at weekends. For ages 5 and over.
The Factory Skatepark (36 miles)
The Factory Skatepark
The UK's first custom built indoor extreme sports arena for Boarding, Blading and BMXing. With special beginners' sessions available.
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
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 Tayside can enjoy the great day out as well.
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