MandD's Scotland's Theme Park (32 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 (37 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.
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre (9 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.
Loch Lomond Aquarium (10 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!
Amazonia (32 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...
Lamont City Farm (14 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.
McLean Museum and Art Gallery (2 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 (4 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.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton (10 miles)
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton
Maritime museum with lots of hand-on activities and plenty to see including carving your own hull and imagining that you are a ship designer.
Bute Museum (12 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.
Clydebank Museum (16 miles)
Museum with permanent exhibitions including large model ships and exhibitions concentrating on Clydebanks proud industrial heritage alongside high specification temporary galleries, for exciting touring exhibitions.
Strachur Smiddy (18 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 (20 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
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (21 miles)
Hunterian Museum (21 miles)
Museum, shop and cafe with hands-on exhibits, mummies, dinosaurs and meteorites.
Glasgow Science Centre (21 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...
Glasgow Riverside Museum (22 miles)
Glasgow Riverside Museum
The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the Museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting, which also offers over 20 hands on exhibits, plus 3 interactive historically recreated street scenes and over 90 large touch screen activities.
Scotland Street School Museum (22 miles)
Scotland Street School Museum
A must-see for fans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the architect of the building, and tells the story of education in Scotland from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.
Scottish Football Museum (24 miles)
Scottish Football Museum
Museum and Stadium Tour dedicated to the beautiful game located at Hampden park- the oldest continually used international ground in the world.
The Peoples Palace (24 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.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine (24 miles)
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine
Museum with lots for families to do including building model boats, exploring a vessel and seeing others up close, and entering a workers tenement flat.
National Museum of Rural Life (26 miles)
National Museum of Rural Life
Working farm and museum where you can get hand-on finding out all about rural life with lots of seasonal activities too.
The Dick Institute (27 miles)
The Dick Institute
The museum is nicely family oriented and the ever changing exhibits are frequently focused on children's interests.
Kilmartin House Museum (29 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!
David Livingstone Centre (30 miles)
David Livingstone Centre
Child-friendly museum with hands-on exhibits and packed with items relating to David Livingstones explorations in Africa plus 20 acres of parkland and gardens. Closed Jan-Mar.
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre (34 miles)
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (37 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!
Waterfront Leisure Complex (3 miles)
Waterfront Leisure Complex
Boasting a tropical paradise with 2 flume rides, the UK’s longest tyre ride and a body wave ride, plus ultra safe toddlers' wet play section!
Riverside Swim and Health Centre (4 miles)
The Meadow Leisure Centre (10 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.
The Play Drome (17 miles)
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 (17 miles)
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool (21 miles)
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool
Large leisure pool with flume and wave machine, great for fun sessions, pool parties and everyday swimming.
Glasgow Club Bellahouston (21 miles)
Glasgow Club Bellahouston
Main Pool, Leisure Pool, Outdoor Pool, Flume and Baby Pool at this leisure centre set in Ballhouston Park.
Leisuredrome Leisure Centre (23 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.
Gorbals Swimming Pool (23 miles)
Gorbals Swimming Pool
25m main pool, leisure pool, flumes, river rapids, plus poolside spa with sauna, and steam room at this leisure centre.
Magnum Leisure Centre (24 miles)
Magnum Leisure Centre
Leisure Pool, Ice Rink, Soft Play, Birthday Parties;
Dry Sports Activities: Squash, Badminton, Volleyball etc.
Glasgow Club Easterhouse Pool (28 miles)
Dollan Aqua Centre (28 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 (31 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 an ice rink, full gym and sport facilities plus a tots' play zone.
Hamilton Water Palace (32 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.
Aquatec Motherwell (34 miles)
A free form leisure pool with a flume, a spa bath, two water cannons, a waterbed area, geysers, bubblers, wild water channel and a linked outdoor pool and childrens fun pool.
Citadel Leisure Centre (34 miles)
Citadel Leisure Centre
Offer fun sessions in the Flexi-Pool with one, three and five meter boards plus main and teaching pools.
Wishaw Sports Centre (37 miles)
Wishaw Sports Centre
Sports Centre with a 25m 6-lane deck level pool, 13m x 7m teaching pool and toddler fun pool.
Funworld Leisure Play Centre (1 miles)
Funworld Leisure Play Centre
Parents can join their children on the giant Pirate ship ‘The Giggling Racara’ and whiz down the 4 lane astro slide or try out their target practice with the air cannons. We also have the UK's first inflatable Superclimb which is a huge 23ft climbing wall with a stomach churning slide at the other end.
Gogglebox (5 miles)
Smashing play area with several terrifying slides and three levels of adventure play. Dedicated under 3 section too.
The Big Adventure (15 miles)
The Big Adventure
5 fantastic levels of slides, climbs, tubes, spinners, helter skelter, rope bridges, mazes, net climb, roller squeeze, aerial runway, FREE FALL chute and ball lagoon plus separate toddler and baby areas.
iPlay Clydebank (17 miles)
offers a large toddlers' soft play area, an adventure frame for 5 to 12 year olds, coin operated go-karts and specially designed rooms for running children’s parties and structured activities.
Monkey Madness (17 miles)
There is something for the whole family at Monkey Madness. Kids aged 0-12 can enjoy a wonderful four level frame with miles of multiple play Tube Slide, V-Bridge, Spiders Web Net, Punch Bags, Snakes, Roller Squeeze, Twin Track Aerial Glide, two Large Ball Pools, Free Fall Slides and many more....
Fuzzy Eds at The Abbots Inch (17 miles)
Fuzzy Eds at The Abbots Inch
Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Holiday Centres near Gourock 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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