Unit 23 Skatepark (10 miles)
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!
Laser Station (18 miles)
Bruise-less battle fun for the whole family, tracking down mean old aliens!
The Climbing Academy Boulder Club (22 miles)
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.
Go Ape! Aberfoyle (24 miles)
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)
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)
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.
Atlantis Sport and Leisure Centre (41 miles)
Atlantis Sport and Leisure Centre
Kids will have hours of fun in our Multi-level Soft Play Zone with a separate area for under 3's 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.
Livingston Skate Park (51 miles)
Livingston Skate Park
Concrete skate and bmx facility boasting plenty of features suitable for every level of progression. Popular with professional skateboarders.
Adventure Golf Island (56 miles)
Adventure Golf Island
Scotland's first 'Florida style' 36 hole outdoor Adventure Golf complex! Putt your way amidst waterfalls, fountains, Pirate forts, Palm trees, Tiki Huts and a Pirate Ship! Experience the challenge of "night play" on the floodlit courses. This unique experience is the ideal fun activity for everyone, from toddlers to Grandparents.
Dewars Centre (61 miles)
From September to April curling is available in an eight lane rink - also has indoor bowling arena, exhibitions and shows.
Wilderness Guides Canoeing (63 miles)
Wilderness Guides Canoeing
is a dedicated canoe company offering fantastic guided day and overnight trips on the beautiful lochs and rivers near Fort William. Canoeing is a safe and fun activity for all the family. Many of the lochs are sheltered, which makes for an easy introduction to canoeing for beginners and children. For 8+.
Cluny Clays (63 miles)
Play Naturally outdoor area and activities such as clay pigeon shooting, golf and archery! Restaurant, free parking and excellent disabled facilities.
Go Ape! Peebles (69 miles)
Go Ape! Peebles
The UK’s No.1 Tree Top 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 up high above the forest floor.
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.
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!
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)
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
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 full gym and sport facilities and 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.
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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