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...
World of Wings (13 miles)
World of Wings
Scotland’s largest bird of prey centre features over 80 birds, including hawks, eagles, owls and falcons. Daily flying demonstrations to enjoy. Experiences (including family packages) and Falconry lessons available too!
Argaty Red Kites (13 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.
Scottish Owl Centre (15 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...
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 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...
Five Sisters Zoo Park (17 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.
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre (20 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.
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...
Edinburgh Zoo (22 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! Great idea for fun things to do with kids in Edinburgh
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
Journey through the magnificent Ocean Tunnel surrounded by tropical fish from around the world! There are loads of amazing live exhibits to explore including the new Stingray Discovery display, plus specific tank talks and feeding sessions for otters, seahorses, turtles and sharks!
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre (32 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.
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.
Highland Safaris (38 miles)
winner of ‘Best Visitor Experience’ in Scotland is a unique 5 star Visitor Attraction combining Scotland’s newest Wildlife attraction the Red Deer Centre with inspiring walking and Biking activities, Gold and Gem Panning Centre and exhilarating Land Rover Safaris.
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. 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.
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
Features a train safari where you can feed the farm animals, pony rides and small animal handling zone. For play there are go karts, toboggan run and giant maze plus 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.
Briarlands Farm (11 miles)
A Fun Family Day Out in the Fresh Air. Fun activities for the family to enjoy including Jumping Pillows, large and small pedal go kart tracks, animal paddocks, animal tours, an indoor craft area and tots play area.
Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum (7 miles)
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime (7 miles)
Boness Motor Museum (9 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!
The Linlithgow Story Museum (10 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.
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
offers a Lagoon-shaped leisure pool with beach area and wave machine, a laned swimming area, baby pool and sauna suite. Other than swimming, the Mariner offers a wide range of sports facilities including a games hall, squash courts, dance studio and weights room. There’s also a soft-play area for the...
The Peak (6 miles)
With interactive water features in the baby pool, plus standard teaching and main lane pools. Ice skating, climbing wall and sports pitches also 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!
Fuzzy Eds at the Outside Inn (4 miles)
Fuzzy Eds at the Outside Inn
Adventure play with indoor facilities for children up to 4ft 9ins tall. The pub is a particularly nice one for kids as it is outdoors themed with water features, waterfalls and outdoor style pathways running through the restaurant.
Monster Mania (5 miles)
Multi level adventure soft play frames for the big and the small, plus go kart track and sports court.
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre (5 miles)
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre
Medieval magician themed adventure play with multi level climbing and sliding and a dedicated toddler zone. Enchantingly decorated with a terrifying drop slide.
Springkerse View Playzone (6 miles)
Springkerse View Playzone
Soft play at the Springkerse View, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and outdoor play too.
Bear Heart Castle Soft Play Centre (6 miles)
Bear Heart Castle Soft Play Centre
Enchanting and exciting structure has a castle theme with a spooky dungeon, tube slides, astra glide, rope nets, punch bags ball pools and plenty more.
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. Outdoor play area too.
Space Bugs (16 miles)
A space themed soft play area, situated in a sports centre with swimming pool and plenty more activities to keep kids entertained from badminton to table tennis!
Lime Kiln Playzone (17 miles)
Lime Kiln Playzone
Soft play at the Lime Kiln, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and a garden area.
Noahs Ark (25 miles)
offer a massive soft play area, bowling alley, indoor karting and a ceramics workshop.
Gambado Glasgow (27 miles)
is a huge indoor soft play centre, offering children the chance to play, learn, explore and party! Superbly designed to cater for all ages. Gambado is packed full of variety to ensure that no two trips are the same!
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, plus nice to walk round with boating pond, kids play area and woodland walks. Art gallery also on site.
Falkirk Wheel (6 miles)
A unique boat lift system makes this a ride to remember, plus visitor centre, huge playground, activity centre, water play zone, climbing area and woodland walks with cycle hire.
Bannockburn (6 miles)
Expect interactive audio visual experience where the pre-booked can engage in virtual battle and not only learn about the history here but actively take part in it - even change it! The best kind of educational, with iconic grounds surrounding.
The National Wallace Monument (7 miles)
The National Wallace Monument
Monument with exhibitions on the climb up, view from the top, live performances by costumed actors at weekends and nature trails around. Note: monument restoration from 10 Feb to 5 April 2014.
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 15th century castle in a dramatic setting above Dollar Glen. Discover its fascinating history and tales of famous visitors to the castle. A great place to explore for visitors of all ages!
The Scottish Crannog Centre (36 miles)
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Learn all about crannogs and the ancient people who built these homes in the water over 5,000 years ago! Recreated crannog, exhibition centre, guided tour, plus a chance to try some ancient crafts for yourself!
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 lessons available. Snow tubing also available!
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...
The Peak (6 miles)
Ice skating pad, climbing wall, swimming pool, sports courts and more.
Strathyre Outdoors (27 miles)
promote a wide range of activities for families and children, including: Junior Ranger trails and Bushman fun in the forest. Wilderness trails, Twilight walk, Bike Hire, Canoe Safari and Geocaching and much more. Camping and accommodation close by.
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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