Leisuredrome Leisure Centre (3 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.
The Play Drome (6 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.
Lagoon Leisure Centre (6 miles)
Dollan Aqua Centre (8 miles)
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.
The Time Capsule (9 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.
Hamilton Water Palace (10 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 Meadow Leisure Centre (13 miles)
The Meadow Leisure Centre
The Meadow Centre complex offers a wide range of facilities and activities, including a large leisure pool, complete with wave machine and a water slide and a large sports hall.
Vale of Leven Swimming Pool (15 miles)
Vale of Leven Swimming Pool
Swimming pool with inflatable fun sessions and Wean's World - a play area for the smalls. Click the i for more details and a link to their website.
Mariner Leisure Centre (19 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.
Waterfront Leisure Complex (20 miles)
Gourock Outdoor Pool (23 miles)
Gourock Outdoor Pool
Enjoy open air swimming in the salt water pool, heated to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and then get a feel for the summer on our terraced area or the traditional patio all with spectacular views of the Clyde Estuary.
Grangemouth Pool (23 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.
Magnum Leisure Centre (25 miles)
Magnum Leisure Centre
Leisure Pool - Ice Rink - Soft Play - Birthday Parties
Dry Sports Activities - Squash, Badminton, Volleyball etc
Citadel Leisure Centre (32 miles)
Citadel Leisure Centre
Offer fun sessions in the Flexi-Pool with one, three and five meter boards plus main and teaching pools.
New Cumnock Open Air Pool (33 miles)
New Cumnock Open Air Pool
Welcomes families between May and September for heated outdoor public swimming and children's lessons. Now also a RLSS officially registered Lifeguard Training Centre!
Wester Hailes Education Centre (38 miles)
Royal Commonwealth Pool (42 miles)
Royal Commonwealth Pool
Swimming Pool - Diving Pool - Childrens Pool - Clambers childs play area (a multi level adventure area for children)
Fife Institute of Physical Education (46 miles)
Fife Institute of Physical Education
FIPRE comprises of a complex of indoor and outdoor facilities providing sport from fun beginner's classes to international standards. Facilities include swimming pools, sauna, games hall, gym, squash courts, athletics track, grass, astroturf and all weather pitches.
Newbattle Swimming Pool (46 miles)
Newbattle Swimming Pool
offers a diverse range of water based activities and facilities include 25m swimming pool, 8m training pool, high and spring diving boards. Disability accessible.
Perth Leisure Pool (48 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 (65 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!
East Sands Leisure Centre (66 miles)
East Sands Leisure Centre
Free form Leisure Pool with sloping beach area- toddlers pool - Flume. A great idea for family days out in Fife.
Dunbar Leisure Pool (68 miles)
Dunbar Leisure Pool
The big, yellow flume with its separate splash pool is the main feature of the pool although it also has waves, sprays and a bubble bed.
Ryan Leisure Centre (74 miles)
Ryan Leisure Centre
As well as the leisure pool there is a 60 metre flume, poolside spa bath, water features and inflatables in specific sessions.
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park (10 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 (35 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 (10 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 (16 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 (16 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 (8 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.
Glasgow Transport Museum (1 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.
Glasgow Science Centre (2 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.
The Peoples Palace (2 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.
The Dick Institute (20 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 (20 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.
Castle House Museum (26 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 (32 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.
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (34 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!
Strachur Smiddy (37 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.
Garscube Playrooms (< 1 mile)
Sporty Kids Westend (< 1 mile)
Sporty Kids Westend
Multi level adventure soft play with all the trimmings for under 8s including a dedicated toddler area.
Jurassic Jungle (< 1 mile)
State of the art, dinosaur themed adventure play facility to thrill and exhaust kids up to 12 years old.
Wonder World Adventure Centre (2 miles)
Wonder World Adventure Centre
Let your little travellers experience the wonders of the world with an unforgettable journey! This incredible custom built centre has been designed to stimulate your child’s imagination and encourage physical development in a safe and fun environment.
Geronimos Indoor Soft Play Centre (2 miles)
Jungle in the City (2 miles)
Jungle in the City
There's plenty of space for children to play and explore in the huge play frame and ample seating areas for parents and others to relax.
Cheeky Charlies (2 miles)
Their specially designed softplay area is designed to encourage children with jumping, climbing, sliding, toddling and crawling in a safe, fun and bright environment.
Whale Of A Time Indoor Playcentre (3 miles)
Ruff and Tumble (4 miles)
Ruff and Tumble
is a children’s softplay. There are 2 main areas, 1 for the toddlers with a small frame and toys for the under 4s. The large frame has a two lane chute, spinning poles, rollers, monkey bars, football pitch and bouncy castle. There are also 2 basketball hoops.
Sporty Kids Southside (5 miles)
Sporty Kids Southside
Multi level adventure soft play with all the trimmings for under 8s including a dedicated toddler area.
Glasgow Fort Creche (5 miles)
Glasgow Fort Creche
A great indoor play area, drop the kids off for some fun whilst you shop or join in with the play!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Glasgow 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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