The Peoples Palace (6 miles)
The Peoples Palace
Explore the city’s social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays.
Glasgow Science Centre (8 miles)
Glasgow Science Centre
Fun, excitement and intrigue with free interactive science shows, fun workshops like the 'Egg Drop Challenge' and the 'Perception Deception', the amazing new BodyWorks' exhibition and 3 floors of fascinating displays showcasing science and life. Glasgow Science Centre is a world of wonder beside the Clyde.
Glasgow Transport Museum (8 miles)
Glasgow Transport Museum
The dynamic new Riverside Museum displays Glasgow’s rich industrial heritage, which stems from the River Clyde. The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the Museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting.
The Dick Institute (16 miles)
The Dick Institute
The museum is nicely family oriented and the ever changing exhibits are frequently focused on children's interests.
McLean Museum and Art Gallery (26 miles)
McLean Museum and Art Gallery
The Museum features an Egyptian mummy cartonnage, a Samurai warrior, an Indian Tiger, a Nile crocodile, a Sloth Bear and other animals, also ship models. Free quiz sheets are available along with an art table with activity materials for children. Gift shop.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime (26 miles)
The Linlithgow Story Museum (27 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.
Boness Motor Museum (29 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 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (30 miles)
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
In memory of the poet; the museum includes plenty of hands-on and interactive exhibits to keep the kids interested, plus a nice play area outside to reward them for paying attention!
Museum of Lead Mining (30 miles)
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.
Castle House Museum (31 miles)
Castle House Museum
Well stocked museum on upper floors of one of Dunoon’s most historic locations. Putting and tennis also available in the Castle Gardens with excellent views of the Firth of Clyde.
Bute Museum (36 miles)
Isle of Bute
The island's history from a Bronze age Princess' necklace to a Penny Farthing bicycle, and its wildlife including a touch-table of interesting objects and a seal for stroking will inspire children and their parents to further explore our Island.
National War Museum (40 miles)
National War Museum
Discover how war and military service have touched the lives of countless Scots. In the magnificent setting of Edinburgh Castle, explore over 400 years of the Scottish military experience. Uncover stories of courage and determination, victory and defeat, heroics and heartbreak and find out how war has left its mark on Scotland's history, image and reputation abroad.
National Museum of Scotland (40 miles)
National Museum of Scotland
Another great museum. All our collections have tales to tell. See treasures from the edges of history and trace Scotland's story from fascinating fossils to popular culture. For generations we've collected key exhibits from all over Scotland and beyond.
Museum on the Mound (40 miles)
Museum on the Mound
Want to see a million pounds? See Scotland's oldest banknote? Explore the changing face of Edinburgh? Build a model home? Crack open a safe? These are just some of the things you can see and do at the Museum on the Mound.
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments (41 miles)
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments
The oldest concert hall in Scotland and a museum of musical instruments. There are kids' trails, tours for all ages and demonstrations of harpsichords.
Museum of Childhood (41 miles)
Museum of Childhood
Young people can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults enjoy a trip down memory lane.
The People's Story Museum (41 miles)
The People's Story Museum
The People’s Story explores the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people at work and play from the late 18th century to today. Visitors can see displays showing a bookbinder’s workshop, a wartime kitchen and much more, all packed with real objects. You can even see a former jail, an original part of this historic building.
The Museum of Edinburgh (41 miles)
The Museum of Edinburgh
A delightful maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from the Capitals past. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh
Our Dynamic Earth (41 miles)
Our Dynamic Earth
Thundering tropical storms, icy winds from the North Pole and moving tectonic plates bring the extremes of Planet Earth to life at Edinburghâs five-star visitor attraction, Our Dynamic Earth
National Mining Museum Scotland (44 miles)
National Mining Museum Scotland
Guided tours and interesting historical mining information, plus the new Mini Miners' softplay area for kids up to 8, to help soften all the education!
Strachur Smiddy (44 miles)
For the young visitor, the implements, artefacts and photographs on display provide a valuable aid to learning and give a realistic insight into an important aspect of Scotland's rural history.
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum (47 miles)
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum
Gives visitors a fascinating and authentic insight into how people lived, worked and played in the old Highlands, from the first record of Auchindrain in 1533 to when the last resident moved away in 1967
Prestongrange Museum (47 miles)
A museum site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution, you can still see the remnants of glass works, potteries, coal mine and brick works, as well as the Hoffman Kiln and the unique Cornish Beam Engine. Games, toys and trails keep children occupied inside and out.
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum (53 miles)
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.
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura (54 miles)
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.
Methil Heritage Centre (54 miles)
Methil Heritage Centre
This child friendly and volunteer run museum often hosts fun, family-oriented exhibitions with lots of activities to take part in for toddlers upwards. Exhibitions regularly change, so plan ahead if you can!
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre (54 miles)
Kilmartin House Museum (57 miles)
Kilmartin House Museum
An award winning world-class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation. You can also try out a range of hands-on activities, including their popular quern stones and stone axe polisher!
National Museum of Flight (59 miles)
National Museum of Flight
Something for the whole family! Have you tried to fly our airship, seen a Spitfire, got on board Concorde or completed our assault course?
The museum also includes hands-on games, cafe and shop. East Lothianâs five star attraction with indoor and outdoor fun. Children under 5 free!
Shambellie House Museum of Costume (59 miles)
Shambellie House Museum of Costume
Find out about a century of style as you follow fashion from the VIctorian era to the 20th century. It's been partially designed with families in mind to help keep the kids interested.
Textile Towerhouse (60 miles)
A beautifully restored building which uses period rooms, figures and audiovisuals to explain the turbulent past of the town and the tower. With a regular programme of changing exhibitions and children's schoolroom.
Creetown Gem Rock Museum (60 miles)
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.
Scottish Fisheries Museum (65 miles)
Scottish Fisheries Museum
is a multi-award winning national museum which tells the story of Scottish fishing from the earliest times to the present. A guided tour takes approximately 90 minutes and themed tours can be arranged to link in with specific projects or interests.
Dundee Science Centre (66 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 (66 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
British Golf Museum (67 miles)
British Golf Museum
Imaginative exhibitions, hands on activities and stunning multimedia displays bring to life over 500 years of golfing history. Follow the children's trail, try dressing up in period costume and practicing putting with replica clubs and balls from the last 175 years.
Angus Folk Museum (74 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.
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park (6 miles)
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park
Scotland's Theme Park is FUN for ALL the family! A great selection of rides and attractions, from the kiddie's corner to the more thrilling rides and attractions for teens and adults!
Heads of Ayr Park (31 miles)
Alloway by Ayr
Heads of Ayr Park
There's almost 50 different types of animal, each with its own particular charm. Meet them, touch them, feed them! And it's packed with fantastic activities like indoor and outdoor play areas, an aerial runway, thrilling ringo sledging, tunnel land and the combine castle.
Amazonia (6 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.
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre (23 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.
Loch Lomond Aquarium (23 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.
Lamont City Farm (15 miles)
Lamont City Farm
Small petting farm, with under 5's play area and weekly kids club - all sorts of animals at the farm including sheep, goats, horses, ponies, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, chipmunks, ducks, hens and geese.
Dollan Aqua Centre (< 1 mile)
Dollan Aqua Centre
Re-opens 28th May 2011 following a two year refurbishment - The 50 metre pool can be split into two separate pools and has two flumes and a kiddies splash pool. There is a creche which is open every morning and a softplay area for children aged up to 7 open every afternoon.
Hamilton Water Palace (5 miles)
Hamilton Water Palace
Leisure pool including flume/tyre slide/river rapids/outdoor lagoon, 25 metre pool with floating floor, Children's pool - great idea if you are looking for family days out in scotland.
The Time Capsule (8 miles)
The Time Capsule
Superb indoor waterpark with twin flumes, wave pool, group water ride, lazy river and coral cove for the little ones. There are also full gym and sport facilities and a tots play zone.
Leisuredrome Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Leisuredrome Leisure Centre
Flume slide and wave machine available in the leisure pool, as well as standard swimming and teaching facilities, and indoor play further in.
Lagoon Leisure Centre (11 miles)
The Play Drome (13 miles)
The Play Drome
The Play Drome boasts some of the best swimming facilities in the West of Scotland. The leisure pool has numerous water features including a wave machine, river rapids, water canons, tyre ride, fast flume and a beach area.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near East Kilbride 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 Strathclyde can enjoy the great day out as well.
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