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Things for Active Kids to do near to Gourock
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Unit 23 Skatepark (10 miles)
Dumbarton
Unit 23 Skatepark At 56,000 sq-ft they have ramps spread over 3 halls, that are designed to suit everyone and every skill level, including a massive replica of the legendary little devil bowl and a huge foam pit!
The Climbing Academy Boulder Club (22 miles)
Glasgow
The Climbing Academy Boulder Club Bouldering is climbing on short walls above crash mats without harnesses! Boulder Club is for 8-16 year olds; From a Taster through level 1-5. We proved instructors, logbooks and certificates as you progress through the levels. It’s a great environment to climb whilst having fun with friends.
Doon Hill Fairy Walk (23 miles)
Aberfoyle
Doon Hill Fairy Walk Follow the toadstool signposts along this magical walk with a visitors centre and small soft play area too.
Go Ape Aberfoyle (24 miles)
Aberfoyle
Go Ape Aberfoyle Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Galleon Centre (27 miles)
Kilmarnock
Galleon Centre As well as providing facilities for swimming it houses an ice rink, bowling hall, two sports halls, squash courts, a sauna/solarium suite, a superb fitness room and two bars - fun swims available to kids aged 8 and over, under 7's must be accompanied by an adult.
Rednock Trekking (27 miles)
Stirling
Rednock Trekking Family and beginner friendly Pony Trekking with new additional outdoor activities, Quad pods, Segways for older children and orienteering: a wonderfully memorable way to show the kids the beautiful scenery.
Outdoor Trax (30 miles)
North Lanarkshire
Outdoor Trax Outdoor activities on the Lowland Canal system and surrounding countryside including cycling, kayaking, canoeing, water waltzers, archery and much more.
McLaren Leisure Centre (31 miles)
Stirling
McLaren Leisure Centre Activity Centre with 20m swimming pool, climbing wall and a soft play area for children under 7.
Atlantis Sport and Leisure Centre (41 miles)
Oban
Atlantis Sport and Leisure Centre Kids will have hours of fun in our Multi level Soft Play Zone with a separate area for under 3s while you enjoy a Star Bucks from our healthy eating cafe. Try our swimming pools with a flume, or for the sunny days why not be outside in our Water Walkers.
Funtastic Fantasy Golf (49 miles)
Livingstone
Funtastic Fantasy Golf Black-Light UV indoor miniature golf arena.
Livingston Skate Park (51 miles)
Livingstone
Livingston Skate Park Concrete skate and bmx facility boasting plenty of features suitable for every level of progression. Popular with professional skateboarders.
Bedlam Paintball Winchburgh (52 miles)
Edinburgh
Bedlam Paintball Winchburgh Renowned for its imaginative, realistic paintball Game Zones built to evoke highly developed game scenarios, Bedlam offers junior day packages for over 12s plus Splatmasters for ages 9-11 available as a party package and Lasertag at this venue for over 12s.
Adventure Golf Island (56 miles)
Dunfermline
Adventure Golf Island Scotland's first 'Florida style' 36 hole indoor and outdoor Adventure Golf complex! Putt your way amidst waterfalls, fountains, Palm trees, Tiki Huts and a Pirate Ship, while playing in Europe’s first mini golf dome! Plus floodlit night course. The ideal fun activity for everyone from...
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park (32 miles)
Motherwell
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)
Alexandria
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)
Balloch
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.
Amazonia (32 miles)
Motherwell
Amazonia 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)
Erskine
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)
Inverclyde
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)
Argyll
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)
Dumbarton
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
Bute Museum 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)
Clydebank
Clydebank Museum 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)
Argyll
Strachur Smiddy 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)
Argyll
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)
Glasgow
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Family friendly art gallery and museum including a Mini Museum for under 5s and activity trails plus Spitfires and dinosaurs!
Hunterian Museum (21 miles)
Glasgow
Hunterian Museum Museum, shop and cafe with hands-on exhibits, mummies, dinosaurs and meteorites.
Glasgow Science Centre (21 miles)
Glasgow
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
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)
Glasgow
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)
Glasgow
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)
Glasgow
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)
Irvine
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)
East Kilbride
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)
Kilmarnock
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)
Argyll
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)
Blantyre
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)
Motherwell
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre Museum with changing exhibitions, hand-on discovery, craft activities, family events and a garden play area.
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (37 miles)
Ayr
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)
Greenock
Waterfront Leisure Complex - everything from an outdoor lagoon to a tropical wave pool and ice discos and curling rink
Riverside Swim and Health Centre (4 miles)
Dunoon
Riverside Swim and Health Centre Main pool 25m with a 100m flume plus a teaching pool 12.5m with fun sessions, parties and a cafe.
Vale of Leven Swimming Pool (10 miles)
Alexandria
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)
Dumbarton
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)
Clydebank
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)
Paisley
Lagoon Leisure Centre Leisure pool with wave machine and flumes and small pool for families.
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool (21 miles)
Glasgow
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
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)
Bishopbrigg
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)
Glasgow
Gorbals Swimming Pool 25m main pool, leisure pool, flumes, river rapids, plus poolside spa with sauna, and steam room at this leisure centre.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Things for Active Kids to do 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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