Teviotdale Leisure Centre Lagoon style swimming pool with a soft play centre and cafe to ensure a busy family day out.
Newbattle Swimming Pool Pool offering a diverse range of water based activities, with facilities that include 25m swimming pool, 8m training pool, and high and spring diving boards. Disability accessible. A number of party options available.
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre Leisure centre with 3 outdoor pools, a 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.
Swan Centre For Leisure Features a 25m swimming pool which include inflatables, waves and flume sessions plus lessons, lane swimming, age zoned sessions and more besides. Friendly, warm and great exercise!
Royal Commonwealth Pool and Clambers Decent main, lane and teaching pool swimming facilities with an additional diving pool for the kids to show off in! Plus Clambers adventure play and party centre is on the same site and they do a mutual discount. Handy!
Wester Hailes Education Centre Centre with 25m leisure pool, diving pool with 2 boards, plus toddler pool. Also has fitness suite, plus lots of activities for kids, including karate, gymnastics, basketball, badminton and more! Junior Holiday Sports Camp during school holidays.
DG One Closed until late 2016.
Lanark Loch 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 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 Leisure centre with a large leisure pool with flumes, a separate teaching pool, and soft play area with 2 level play frame.
Lazonby Swimming Pool Seasonal 17m by 6m heated outdoor pool offering general swimming, water polo and swimming lessons. With solar powered showers, playing field
Xcite Whitburn Leisure centre with a deck level pool, 3 tier soft play area, plus a teaching pool for babies and young children..
Beacon Leisure Centre 25 meter free-form swimming pool with fun flumes and wave machine.
Prudhoe Waterworld 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 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 Sports Centre with a 25m 6-lane deck level pool, 13m x 7m teaching pool and toddler fun pool.
Greystoke and District Outdoor Pool offers an open air swimming pool, a football playing field and 2 children’s play areas. The open air swimming pool opens May to September.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Michael Woods Sport and Leisure This pool has 3 diving boards at 1m, 3m and 5m high: let's see your Ronaldo impression! Other facilities include sauna, games hall, gym, squash courts, athletics track, grass, astroturf and all weather pitches.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 Two osprey watch centres showing live images from an osprey nest in the Tweed Valley Forest Park and other wildlife features.
Textile Towerhouse A beautifully restored building which uses period rooms combined with modern audiovisuals to tell the the turbulent story of the town and the tower. Plus changing special exhibitions and vintage children's schoolroom with smart dress up and craft activities!
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre Take a tour of a hugely successful working textile mill, museum and visitor centre and you can find out how many goats you need for a jumper, watch proper catwalk samples being made and see the world's largest range of Pure New Wool Tartans!
Coldstream Museum 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 Large 4 storey frame for big kids with slides, cargo nets, rollers, swings, mouse holes, climbing zone and target area. Under 5s have their own area with climbing ramp and slide, plus soft play equipment.
Bowhill House and County Estate Offering not just a splendid domicile to explore but an awesome adventure playground, ranger led wildlife walks, family rambles and double bank fishing. Loads to do, loads to see, allow loads of time!
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 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 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 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 A truly family castle loved and lived in by many generations of Roxburghes, wonderful for exploring and great for inspiring little daydreamers. Play on the adventure playground, binge on perennials in the Walled Garden, plus spot woodpeckers and red squirrels on the forest and river walks. Blissful!
Manderston 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 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 An elite little Ice rink with just the one public Sunday session and an Ice Disco, but hosting lots of curling and skating clubs. Get in while you can!
Rock UK Whithaugh Park Zip wires, low ropes courses, mountain biking, indoor swimming, grass sledging, inflatable games and so much more: a terrific range of thrilling, bonding family adventures!
7stanes Glentress Family friendly mountain biking trails with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a Visitors Centre, Cafe and Bike Hire.
Peebles Spy Mission Treasure Trail Your mission if you choose to accept it is to solve this self guided spy mission Trail around the streets of Peebles! Let the kids become a spy for the day and help them to solve the clues along this unique Trail.
Wilton Lodge Park is a picturesque town park with tree lined walks, river and waterfall, glass house with aviary and walled gardens. Bowling, putting, crazy golf, tennis courts and croquet also available, ideal for keeping the kids busy!
Jedforest Deer and Farm Park Lots of animals from tiny hamsters to enormous cows plus rare breeds section, outdoor adventure playground and covered play area, plus nature trails and pond dipping. 100% disabled access by quad safari!
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre Great place for a family day out with several nature walks, an indoor play area, and (allegedly), the biggest play park in the Borders! Lots of events and exhibitions to enjoy.
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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