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Holiday Centres near to Dumfries
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Mossburn Animal Centre (7 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,...
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park (23 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.
Dalscone Farm (1 miles)
Dumfries
Dalscone Farm A family fun farm with a variety of animals, a huge indoor play area filled with ball pools, slides and other equipment. It also has lots of outdoor play equipment, trampolines, pedal karts, crazy golf and more!
Mabie Farm Park (3 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!
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura (< 1 mile)
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 (2 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.
Museum of Lead Mining (24 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.
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum (24 miles)
Sanquhar
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum Museum telling of life in the past in Sanquhar. Open April to September.
Creetown Gem Rock Museum (33 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.
DG One (< 1 mile)
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.
Farmers Den (< 1 mile)
Dumfries
Farmers Den A countryside themed adventure play facility with great classic features in a bright and colourful, clean and safe environment.
Caerlaverock Castle (7 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 (16 miles)
Thornhill
Drumlanrig Castle This ancient Douglas stronghold is surrounded by the 120,000 acre Queensberry Estate, Country Park and grand victorian gardens.
Threave Castle (17 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.
The Devils Porridge Exhibition (18 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 (22 miles)
Gretna Green
Gretna Greens Famous Blacksmiths Shop Visit the famous Blacksmith's Shop where couples could elope to be married on the sly, a place steeped in exciting and romantic history. Play areas, some animals and other ways to let off steam are also available.
Cardoness Castle (27 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.
Whithorn Cradle of Christianity (40 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.
Lockerbie Ice Rink (11 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 (19 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 Ae (8 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 Dalbeattie (14 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 (30 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 (33 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 Glentrool (38 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.
Dumfries Treasure Trails (< 1 mile)
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.
Castle Douglas Treasure Trail (15 miles)
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!
Scottish Industrial Railway Centre (36 miles)
Ayr
Scottish Industrial Railway Centre Railway Centre run by volunteers with Steam Open Days running most Sundays in the summer.
Castledykes Park (< 1 mile)
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.
Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve (19 miles)
Moffat
Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve Don’t miss the chance to take the short walk up to the viewpoint, or for a real treat climb up the path at the side of the waterfall and behind it to its source, Loch Skeen. Keep an eye out for peregrines, ring ouzels and feral goats! The property extends to White Coomb, the highest hill in...
Station Park (20 miles)
Moffat
Station Park Boating lake with a variety of options from plain rowing boat to dragon pedalo! Other activities provided are a full 18 hole putting green, play park, and their one of a kind interactive water feature.new childrens play park for 2014.
Red Deer Range Trail (26 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!
Cream o Galloway (28 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...
Kirroughtree Visitor Centre (33 miles)
Dumfries
Kirroughtree Visitor Centre Calling all explorers! 300 square miles of hills and woodlands, cycle and hiking trails, with scattered sculptures and features for the kids to discover. Also has a great woodland play area.
Garlieston Beach and Wigtown Bay (36 miles)
Newton Stewart
Garlieston Beach and Wigtown Bay Glorious seaside gardens, several connecting beaches (as listed plus Rigg Bay AKA Cruggleton Bay) and woodland walks, sandy shores and safe paddling. House not open to public.
Odeon Dumfries (< 1 mile)
Dumfries
Odeon Dumfries All the latest kids' flicks and more at this friendly little one screen cinema. Great for a treat in wet weather!
Dalton Pottery Art Cafe (9 miles)
Dalton
Dalton Pottery Art Cafe We have everything you need to create a special piece of pottery to take home with you, in less than an hour. Choose from a wide range of glazed pots, and get painting with our special ceramic colours, which when baked, are food and dishwasher safe. Have a go at the fab Spin Art and take home a unique...
The Happy Potter Ceramic Cafe (13 miles)
Thornhill
The Happy Potter Ceramic Cafe Choose your colours and tools, make yourself comfortable at one of the comfy tables and take your time creating your very own unique pieces with the kids.
The Cocoa Bean Company (23 miles)
Twynholm
The Cocoa Bean Company A unique and interactive experience for children that is truly unforgettable! Under supervision kids from 2+ can forge their own chocolate creations and then enjoy the play areas.
Lochhill Equestrian Centre (22 miles)
Douglas
Lochhill Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons, scenic hacks, trekking and cross country, plus Pony Club.
Brighouse Bay Trekking (27 miles)
Kirkcudbright
Brighouse Bay Trekking Lessons from 7 plus, Weenie Rides from 5, starter and walking treks from 8 years, plus fast and beach hacks, and own a pony days.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Holiday Centres near Dumfries 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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