Teviotdale Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Newbattle Swimming Pool (33 miles)
Newbattle Swimming Pool
offers a diverse range of water based activities and facilities include 25m swimming pool, 8m training pool, high and spring diving boards. Disability accessible.
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre (34 miles)
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre
25 metre pool with giant flume slide, dedicated learner pool and tots' paddling pool with fun toys for toddlers and babies. There is also a great adventure play area. Tickets give same day free return.
Swan Centre For Leisure (39 miles)
Royal Commonwealth Pool (39 miles)
Royal Commonwealth Pool
Swimming Pool - Diving Pool - Childrens Pool - Clambers childs play area (a multi level adventure area for children)
Wester Hailes Education Centre (40 miles)
DG One (40 miles)
Pool hall includes a national short course Competition Pool, a 20m Training Pool with movable floor and a Leisure Water with beach, river rapid, water features and two exciting flumes.
Lanark Loch (41 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.
Dunbar Leisure Pool (42 miles)
Dunbar Leisure Pool
The pool has a beached area with water characters for younger children to play with, a wave machine, water jets and flume. Quiet sessions too for serious swimmers.
Xcite Livingston (43 miles)
Leisure centre with a large leisure pool with flumes, a separate teaching pool, and soft play area with 2 level play frame.
Xcite Whitburn (47 miles)
Leisure centre with a deck level pool, 3 tier soft play area, plus a teaching pool for babies and young children..
Beacon Leisure Centre (47 miles)
Prudhoe Waterworld (49 miles)
A large leisure pool with wave machine, aqua slide and beach area where children and adults can swim, play and relax, or while the children are playing in our Space Jack's Soft Play area, you can enjoy a drink or something to eat in the cafe.
Xcite Linlithgow Leisure Centre (50 miles)
Xcite Linlithgow Leisure Centre
20m Pool, Teaching Pool with toddler slides and splash area and Space Bugs Soft Play Adventure zone with 2 level play frame.
Wishaw Sports Centre (51 miles)
Wishaw Sports Centre
Sports Centre with a 25m 6-lane deck level pool, 13m x 7m teaching pool and toddler fun pool.
Greystoke and District Outdoor Pool (52 miles)
Greystoke and District Outdoor Pool
offers an open-air swimming pool, a football playing field and two children’s play areas. The open-air swimming pool opens May to September.
Concordia Leisure Centre (53 miles)
Concordia Leisure Centre
features an interactive kids' leisure pool with squirtums, sensory boards and underwater artwork. There is also a huge indoor play area for children with bouncy castles, Little Tykes climbing frames and more.
Aquatec Motherwell (54 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.
Levenmouth Swimming Pool (54 miles)
Levenmouth Swimming Pool
No ordinary pool, this Centre offers fun for all the family with its wave machine, giant aqua slide flume, exploding water cannons and geysers.
Grangemouth Pool (55 miles)
Swimming pool with 2 great flumes to travel down on. 25m pool and 12m teaching pool. A great idea if you are looking for family days out in Scotland.
New Cumnock Open Air Pool (55 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!
Hamilton Water Palace (55 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.
Fife Institute of Physical Education (55 miles)
Fife Institute of Physical Education
FIPRE comprises of a complex of indoor and outdoor facilities providing sport from fun beginner's classes to international standards. Facilities include swimming pools, sauna, games hall, gym, squash courts, athletics track, grass, astroturf and all weather pitches.
Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool (56 miles)
Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool
Come and enjoy the pleasures of outdoor swimming in a warm (tropical water temperature of 80+ degrees Fahrenheit), safe, family environment. Features slide and springboard plus inflatables sessions and kayak practice!
Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools (56 miles)
Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools
Two outdoor public heated pools, one for small people and the other a serious 20 metres long with a qualified lifeguard on duty. The pools are surrounded by half an acre of green space bordered by trees.
Mariner Leisure Centre (57 miles)
Mariner Leisure Centre
offers a Lagoon-shaped leisure pool with beach area and wave machine, a laned swimming area, baby pool and sauna suite. Other than swimming, the Mariner offers a wide range of sports facilities including a games hall, squash courts, dance studio and weights room. There’s also a soft-play area for the...
The Time Capsule (57 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.
Keswick Leisure Pool (58 miles)
Keswick Leisure Pool
warm waters, wave machine and 'black hole' flume there is fun for all the family
Waves Leisure Centre (58 miles)
Waves Leisure Centre
features three high octane water slides, wave machine, pirate ship with mini slides and water geysers, plus a tipping water treasure chest and water squirting animals in the play area.
Dollan Aqua Centre (59 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.
Tynemouth Pool (59 miles)
Standard swim facility with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards and fun sessions.
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre (9 miles)
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre
Visit the Salmon Centre and watch live footage from the Cauld: you might just spot a wild Salmon battling it's way through the water! There is also a brass rubbing nature trail, fully restored working waterwheel, and wildlife such as otters, red squirrel, roe deer, badgers, bats, owls, heron and foxes.
Tweed Valley Osprey Watch (22 miles)
Tweed Valley Osprey Watch
Two osprey watch centres showing live images from an osprey nest in the Tweed Valley Forest Park and other wildlife features.
Textile Towerhouse (< 1 mile)
A beautifully restored building which uses period rooms, figures and audiovisuals to explain the turbulent past of the town and the tower. With a regular programme of changing exhibitions and children's schoolroom.
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre (9 miles)
Coldstream Museum (26 miles)
In addition to a varied programme of exhibitions and workshops, the Museum houses permanent displays exploring the history of the parish. Other features include an indoor children's play area, shop and a courtyard with picnic table.
Hurly Burly (29 miles)
Under-5s have their own area with a climbing ramp and slide, and an area with soft play equipment for the younger ones. Children between 5 and 12 can use the large four-storey frame which incorporates slides, cargo nets, rollers, swings, mouse holes, a climbing zone and a target area.
Bowhill House and County Estate (10 miles)
Bowhill House and County Estate
Bowhill sits at the heart of this beautiful estate in the Scottish Borders where the countryside has been managed by the Buccleuch family for successive generations.
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum (10 miles)
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum
Get a taste of life behind bars in this 1820s jail: a model prison in its day but now pretty spooky! Children's guides available.
Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre (10 miles)
Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre
Highly educational and quite fascinating besides! The period feel inside the house has been preserved, while thoughtful design lets the story of Mary's life unfold in a lively way.
Trimontium Heritage Centre (13 miles)
Trimontium Heritage Centre
Ride the Newstead charger; explore the Blacksmith's workshop, Roman kitchen and pottery; plus a series of illustrated panels and modern artefact display cases. Guided walks available around the grounds.
Traquair House (17 miles)
House and grounds with plenty for families including a Maze, woodland and willow tunnels to explore, mini adventure playground for all ages plus separate toddler area, workshops and activity sheets. Open from April to November.
Floors Castle (18 miles)
Castle stands in thousands of acres of beautiful grounds overlooking the River Tweed. There is also a great adventure playground, making it a great idea for people looking for family days out in Scotland.
Manderston (32 miles)
This supreme country house of the Edwardian Scottish era stands in 56 acres of formal gardens, with magnificent stables and stunning marble dairy. Includes Britain's first privately-owned Biscuit Tin Museum.
Paxton House (36 miles)
Berwick upon Tweed
is a historic house and country park with loads to see and do. House and garden tours, exploring the grounds, visiting the Stables tea room and gift shop and enjoying the play-park are just some of the things on offer.
Border Ice Rink (19 miles)
Border Ice Rink
Ice rink with one public Sunday session as well as hosting curling and skating clubs.
Rock UK Whithaugh Park (16 miles)
Rock UK Whithaugh Park
Zip wires, low ropes courses, mountain biking, indoor swimming, and so much more: a terrific range of thrilling, bonding outdoor adventures to have as a family.
7stanes Glentress (21 miles)
Family friendly mountain biking trails with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a Visitors Centre, Cafe and Bike Hire.
The Peebles Spy Treasure Trail (22 miles)
The Peebles Spy Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore the Scottish Borders? The Peebles Spy Trail is one of many in the area. These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a family walk and solve an intriguing mystery.
Wilton Lodge Park (< 1 mile)
Wilton Lodge Park
One of the most picturesque town parks in Scotland with its tree lined walks, river, waterfall, formal gardens, museum, glass house and walled gardens. Bowling, putting, crazy golf, tennis courts and cafe also available.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Hawick 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 Borders can enjoy the great day out as well.
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