MandD's Scotland's Theme Park (< 1 mile)
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 (36 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 (< 1 mile)
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 (26 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 (26 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 (19 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.
The Peoples Palace (9 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.
Glasgow Transport Museum (11 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 (11 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 Dick Institute (22 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 (31 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.
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (35 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!
Castle House Museum (36 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.
Hamilton Water Palace (1 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 Time Capsule (5 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.
Dollan Aqua Centre (6 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.
Leisuredrome Leisure Centre (12 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.
Lagoon Leisure Centre (15 miles)
The Play Drome (16 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.
The Meadow Leisure Centre (23 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 (26 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.
New Cumnock Open Air Pool (28 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!
Magnum Leisure Centre (29 miles)
Magnum Leisure Centre
Leisure Pool - Ice Rink - Soft Play - Birthday Parties
Dry Sports Activities - Squash, Badminton, Volleyball etc
Waterfront Leisure Complex (30 miles)
Citadel Leisure Centre (33 miles)
Citadel Leisure Centre
Offer fun sessions in the Flexi-Pool with one, three and five meter boards plus main and teaching pools.
Bilcos Adventure Play (2 miles)
Bilcos Adventure Play
A great indoor play area to keep the kids entertained for hours! Big play frames, climbing walls and much more. Something for all ages.
Junglee Fun Play Centre (3 miles)
Junglee Fun Play Centre
The Uddingston site is the largest of Junglee Fun’s venues catering from 0 – 10 years so fantastic fun for all the family. A perfect place to visit for a day out. 2 exciting play areas one for the wee ones and a larger exciting area for children aged up to 10 years.
Runamok Softplay (6 miles)
Childrens indoor soft play centre in Glasgow - awaiting more details, give them a ring for opening and times
Happy Days Adventure Play (6 miles)
Glasgow Fort Creche (7 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!
Animal Magic Soft Play (7 miles)
Animal Magic Soft Play
State of the art multi level jungle themed adventure play facilities, huge slides, go karts and some stunning giant artwork. Plus real snakes!
Geronimos Indoor Soft Play Centre (9 miles)
Cheeky Monkees (9 miles)
Cheeky Monkees is a soft play area for children of all ages.
Adventure Planet (9 miles)
Massive space themed play arena with age specific levels, absolutely masses of rides and features, a child oriented cafe and a refreshingly firm outlook on the kids' safety.
Whale Of A Time Indoor Playcentre (10 miles)
Jurassic Jungle (11 miles)
State of the art, dinosaur themed adventure play facility to thrill and exhaust kids up to 12 years old.
Garscube Playrooms (11 miles)
Ruff and Tumble (11 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.
Broadwood Stadium (11 miles)
Large, three level soft play area for tots, toddlers and juniors up to 1.4m. With a cafe area, toilets and party room, this is the perfect place to take the kids, especially if they're up for some sport beforehand!
Wonder World Adventure Centre (11 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.
Sporty Kids Westend (11 miles)
Sporty Kids Westend
Multi level adventure soft play with all the trimmings for under 8s including a dedicated toddler area.
Sporty Kids Southside (11 miles)
Sporty Kids Southside
Multi level adventure soft play with all the trimmings for under 8s including a dedicated toddler area.
Jungle in the City (12 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 (13 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.
Monkey Madness (16 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....
iPlay Clydebank (16 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.
The Big Adventure (18 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.
Juniper Jungle (19 miles)
Jungle themed soft play structure with classic fun features to challenge and stimulate under 9s. Comfortable seating area for parents in the cafe.
Jungle Madness Soft Play (21 miles)
Jungle Madness Soft Play
With a 3 storey structure, 3 massive slides, a sport’s court, go-karts and a toddlers' and babies' area, there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied. And with Laser Tag Parties too, even the older kids will be entertained!
Sox And Slides Indoor Playcentre (22 miles)
Sox And Slides Indoor Playcentre
A 5 level playframe with 4 super slides, ball canons and a ball juggler - sound like a great indoor play centre in scotland - let me at it!!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Holiday Centres near Hamilton 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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