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...
Loch Lomond Aquarium (26 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!
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 and some handling opportunities. They also run introductory days, hawk walks and hunting days.
Lamont City Farm (18 miles)
Lamont City Farm
A friendly domestic animal exposure experience featuring kune kunes, llamas and bearded dragons plus a unique and wonderful Kids' Club where over 8s can volunteer and be of genuine help to the farm!
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre (1 miles)
David Livingstone Centre (2 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.
National Museum of Rural Life (8 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.
Scottish Football Museum (9 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 (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.
Scotland Street School Museum (10 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.
Glasgow Riverside Museum (11 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.
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...
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (11 miles)
Hunterian Museum (12 miles)
Museum, shop and cafe with hands-on exhibits, mummies, dinosaurs and meteorites.
Clydebank Museum (17 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.
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.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton (23 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.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine (28 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.
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 mile)
Hamilton Water Palace
features flume and tyre slides, lazy river and under 8s' interactive splash play zone! There's also a 25m pool if they want to actually swim, plus lessons available if they're struggling.
Aquatec Motherwell (2 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.
Wishaw Sports Centre (4 miles)
Wishaw Sports Centre
Sports Centre with a 25m 6-lane deck level pool, 13m x 7m teaching pool and toddler fun pool.
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 an ice rink, full gym and sport facilities plus a tots' play zone.
Dollan Aqua Centre (6 miles)
Dollan Aqua Centre
offering a 50m brand new swimming pool, a flume and tyre ride, plus a toddlers pool with slide and interactive water features! Water you waiting for?!
Glasgow Club Easterhouse Pool (6 miles)
Gorbals Swimming Pool (9 miles)
Gorbals Swimming Pool
25m main pool, leisure pool, flumes, river rapids, plus poolside spa with sauna, and steam room at this leisure centre.
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.
Glasgow Club Bellahouston (12 miles)
Glasgow Club Bellahouston
Main Pool, Leisure Pool, Outdoor Pool, Flume and Baby Pool at this leisure centre set in Ballhouston Park.
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool (12 miles)
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool
Large leisure pool with flume and wave machine, great for fun sessions, pool parties and everyday swimming.
Lanark Loch (14 miles)
20 acre man-made loch with fishing, adventure playground, trampolines, bumper boats, pitch and putt golf and more between mid April and the end of September.
Lagoon Leisure Centre (15 miles)
Lagoon Leisure Centre
Their leisure pool features a serious wave machine and flume slide plus a smaller pool for learners and their families, so whether you want to whoosh, to splash or to actually swim there's a space here for you!
The Play Drome (16 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.
The Meadow Leisure Centre (23 miles)
The Meadow Leisure Centre
Wild Wave Machine, flume slide and open swimming area, plus ladies' only and inflatable sessions. Loads of fun, loads of exercises, loads of waves!
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)
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' spray play section! Wet, shrieky heaven!
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.
Riverside Swim and Health Centre (36 miles)
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, including a cafe and plenty of seating. They do birthday parties too!
Rainforest Adventure (2 miles)
State of the art soft play for toddlers and older children with multilevel play frames, slides, climbing frames, trampolines, cargo nets plus lots of seating and a restaurant.
Kids Complex (6 miles)
Superbly original play facilities including all the fundamentals plus: climbing volcano, air-shot battle arena, rope swings, electric go karts and bubble cars. Did we mention the slides actually designed to be safely climbed as well as slid on? Awesome!
Rainforest Adventure (7 miles)
State of the art multi level jungle themed adventure play facilities, huge slides, go karts and some stunning giant artwork. Plus real snakes!
Rainforest Adventure EK (7 miles)
Rainforest Adventure EK
State of the art soft play for toddlers and older children with multilevel play frames, slides, climbing frames, rope maze, roller challenge zone plus lots of seating and a restaurant.
Kidzworld (8 miles)
is a fantastic indoor softplay area designed for kids under the age of 9. It has a 3 storey play frame, designated toddler area and a cafe serving yummy homemade delights!
City Kids Adventure Play (8 miles)
City Kids Adventure Play
Soft play centre with 3 level play frame for over 5s and a dedicated toddler area plus cafe and free wifi.
Bubbles Factory (8 miles)
Indoor soft play and cafe with main frame and separate baby and toddler area.
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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