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.
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.
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
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 MindWorks' exhibition new for 2011 and three floors of fascinating displays showcasing science and life. Glasgow Science Centre is a world of wonder beside the Clyde.
Glasgow Transport Museum (22 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 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.
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!
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime (36 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!
The Linlithgow Story Museum (47 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 (48 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.
National War Museum (63 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.
Treasures Of The Earth (63 miles)
Treasures Of The Earth
An award winning collection of priceless gemstones & crystals in an atmospheric display of caves caverns & mines
National Museum of Scotland (63 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 (63 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 (63 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 (63 miles)
Museum of Childhood
- is a fun day out for the whole family. 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. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh with kids
The People's Story Museum (64 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 (64 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 (64 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 (68 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!
Prestongrange Museum (70 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.
Methil Heritage Centre (72 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!
Creetown Gem Rock Museum (75 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.
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park (32 miles)
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park
M&D's 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! Check on our website for discounts! Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Scotland.
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 Aquarium (10 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.
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre (11 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.
Amazonia (32 miles)
Amazonia is 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.
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.
Waterfront Leisure Complex (3 miles)
Vale of Leven Swimming Pool (10 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.
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
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)
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.
Magnum Leisure Centre (24 miles)
Magnum Leisure Centre
Leisure Pool - Ice Rink - Soft Play - Birthday Parties
Dry Sports Activities - Squash, Badminton, Volleyball etc
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries 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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