Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park (11 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 astraglide, pedal boats, BBQ facilities and flying fox.
World of Wings (13 miles)
World of Wings
Come and enjoy the largest collection of Birds of Prey in Scotland.
Deep Sea World (16 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 aquariumâs 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.
Five Sisters Zoo Park (17 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.
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre (20 miles)
Amazonia (22 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 sessions.
Edinburgh Zoo (22 miles)
is the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland offering the opportunity to see over 1000 wonderful animals!
Fife Animal Park (28 miles)
Fife Animal Park
A wide range of exciting animals, plus further family attractions and a multi storey adventure soft play.
Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World (29 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.
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre (30 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.
The Scottish Deer Centre (31 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.
Loch Lomond Aquarium (32 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.
Tweed Valley Osprey Watch (38 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.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre (40 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 Seabird Centre (41 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.
St Andrews Aquarium (42 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!
East Links Family Park (47 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.
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre (51 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.
The Little Turnberry Farm (67 miles)
The Little Turnberry Farm
Plenty of wildlife to see and pet, and a fantastic range of experience sessions for kids where they follow someone around and do literally everything, to pony rides and owl lessons
The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary (68 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.
Mossburn Animal Centre (70 miles)
Mossburn Animal Centre
Provides rescue and shelter to a wide variety of animals including: horses and ponies, pigs, goats, rabbits and guinea pigs, iguanas, sheep, cows, raccoons and many more who seek shelter.
Highland Wildlife Park (72 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.
Briarlands Farm (12 miles)
A Fun Family Day Out in the Fresh Air. Briarlands Farm is situated in a quiet country location just outside the city of Stirling. There are fun activities for the family to enjoy and a large Family Friendly Tearoom serving homemade local produce. There is also an indoor craft area and tots playarea.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime (7 miles)
Boness Motor Museum (9 miles)
Boness Motor Museum
An interesting mix of classic cars and James Bond 007 memorabilia including props from Film and TV. Also on site is a childrens soft play area as well as a bar and diner.
The Linlithgow Story Museum (10 miles)
The Linlithgow Story Museum
Come and see what Linlithgow was like way back in the olden times. Take a walk through the beautiful garden and explore the live willow maze.
Grangemouth Pool (5 miles)
Swimming pool with 2 great flumes to travel down on. 25m pool and 12m teaching pool. A great idea if you are looking for family days out in Scotland.
Mariner Leisure Centre (5 miles)
Mariner Leisure Centre
Lagoon-shaped leisure pool with beach area and wave machine - 4 x 25m lanes and baby pool - poolside viewing and family friendly communal changing village - frog, dolphin, whale and walrus chutes along with frog-on-a-log water feature - child and adult swimming lessons available.
Kidz World (2 miles)
An indoor play area where you can explore 5 zones: ice, jungle, sea, beach and city. How about the 4 Lane Astra Slide or the Sensory Room? Interactive lights and music, even Coupe Cars.
Funky Forest at the Outside Inn (4 miles)
Funky Forest at the Outside Inn
The younger visitors enjoy the Funky Forest play facility and this allows their carers the chance to enjoy some moments of their own. Not suitable for younger children, as it is not a soft play but 3 years and over.
Monster Mania (5 miles)
Soft play in two sections for the under and over fives, and laser tag for six and overs. Other fun features on site include a sensory room.
The Buzz (5 miles)
It’s big, it’s mad, and very exciting; it’s the family entertainment centre that Scotland has been waiting for so come on: you will not be disappointed! Soft play, laser games, sensory and messy rooms, parties and more!
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre (5 miles)
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre
has 2 separate areas, one for toddlers (under 5's) and one for juniors (over 5's). There are 4 slides including a 4m Drop Slide (over 5's only, legs and arms must be covered) and a 3 lane astra slide.
Cheeky Monkeys (6 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys has 3 slides and the usual ball pit set-up, kids love it.
Bear Heart Castle Soft Play Centre (6 miles)
Bear Heart Castle Soft Play Centre
A soft play centre for children at Bearheart Castle and is the first fully interactive facility in the country, adding an exciting new dimension to what is already enormous safe fun. Has the usual slides ballpits and cafe plus a castle
Fun Factory Cadgers Brae (6 miles)
Fun Factory Cadgers Brae
is a soft play area. Sit back and relax while the kids have fun in our newly refurbished Fun factory. Suitable for kids of all ages. Open seven days a week. Food and drinks also available on site.
Little Monster Fun Factory (9 miles)
Little Monster Fun Factory
A fun play area themed on the film Monsters Inc! Children can play in a soft and safe environment while their parents sit and relax for a change.
Space Bugs (16 miles)
A space themed soft play area, situated in a sports centre with plenty more activities to keep kids entertained!
Noahs Ark (25 miles)
offer a massive soft play area, bowling alley, indoor karting and a ceramics workshop.
Gambado Glasgow (27 miles)
is a family entertainment centre with three age-specific play frames, F1 Go Karts, Climbing Wall, regular character visits from children's favourites, extensive cafe, party zones, internet pods, imagination zone! Go Karts and Climbing wall have no addition fee and are available for everyone, so why not join in with them?
Pandamonium Play Centre (29 miles)
Pandamonium Play Centre
offers state of the art soft play with toddlers' area, go karts, climbing wall, football pitch,dance school, fitness studios even a kids' hairdressers.
Callendar House (6 miles)
Situated amidst magnificent park and woodland, Callendar House tells stories spanning 600 years of Scottish history. Through wars, rebellions and the industrial revolution, the house has played host to many great historical figures over the centuries, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Callendar House is nice to walk round with boating pond, kids play area and woodland walks.
Falkirk Wheel (6 miles)
As the world’s first and only rotating boat lift, The Falkirk Wheel is quite simply unique.. There are many events that take place throughout the year at The Falkirk Wheel with also a good playground on the site for the kids to let off steam on.
Bannockburn (6 miles)
Exhibition "The Kingdom of the Scots" includes an audio visual of the Battle of Bannockburn and audio tour of property.
Stirling Castle (7 miles)
All kids love castles and this is without doubt one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its architecture.
Castle Campbell (8 miles)
A beautiful castle in a dramatic setting. A great place to explore for visitors of all ages!
Scone Palace (27 miles)
A palace to explore for visitors of all ages. Play areas, a maze and much more!
The Scottish Crannog Centre (36 miles)
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Discover how and why these ancient people built their homes in the water, and experience first-hand how they lived at the Scottish Crannog Centre.
Firpark Ski Centre (6 miles)
Firpark Ski Centre
-120m dry ski slope where there is skiing, snowboarding and blading for people of all levels of experience, with expert tuition given by experienced instructors. There are tubing lets, which allow up to 15 people to descend the slope in tubes (similar to a large inner tube) just for fun. Great fun and a great family day out.
Polmonthill Ski Centre (7 miles)
Polmonthill Ski Centre
We provide skiing and snowboarding lessons with fully qualified instructors.Lessons are suitable from early ages onwards. Tubing parties are available as an alternative. We have tables and chairs inside and out for picnics and vending machines for snack foods and drinks.
Please contact us for further information.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Dunmore 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 Central can enjoy the great day out as well.
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