Lamont City Farm (22 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.
Briarlands Farm (46 miles)
A Fun Family Day Out in the Fresh Air. Fun activities for the family to enjoy including Jumping Pillows, large and small pedal go kart tracks, animal paddocks, animal tours, an indoor craft area and tots play area.
Craigie's Farm (55 miles)
A great farm to visit, enjoy the treats of the farm shop, see the animals or discover just what goes on down the farm.
Dalscone Farm (56 miles)
Big indoor and (seasonal) outdoor play areas, trampolines, crazy golf, go carts, loads of little rides and a friendly animal farm. Sweet!
Mabie Farm Park (57 miles)
Mabie Farm Park
Farm Park with animals and pet handling, rides including Donkey Rides, Train and Paddle Boats. Also we have two indoor play barns!
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre (27 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.
Loch Lomond Aquarium (28 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.
Amazonia (28 miles)
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...
Heads of Ayr Park (13 miles)
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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.
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park (28 miles)
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!
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine (< 1 mile)
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.
The Dick Institute (7 miles)
The Dick Institute
The museum is nicely family oriented and the ever changing exhibits are frequently focused on children's interests.
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (13 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!
National Museum of Rural Life (21 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 (22 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.
Glasgow Science Centre (23 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...
Clydebank Museum (23 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.
Scotland Street School Museum (23 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 (23 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.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (23 miles)
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.
Hunterian Museum (23 miles)
Museum, shop and cafe with hands-on exhibits, mummies, dinosaurs and meteorites.
Bute Museum (24 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.
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.
McLean Museum and Art Gallery (24 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 (25 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.
David Livingstone Centre (26 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.
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre (29 miles)
Magnum Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Magnum Leisure Centre
Leisure Pool, Ice Rink, Soft Play, Birthday Parties;
Dry Sports Activities: Squash, Badminton, Volleyball etc.
Citadel Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Citadel Leisure Centre
Offer fun sessions in the Flexi-Pool with one, three and five meter boards plus main and teaching pools.
Lagoon Leisure Centre (19 miles)
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool (20 miles)
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool
Large leisure pool with flume and wave machine, great for fun sessions, pool parties and everyday swimming.
Glasgow Club Bellahouston (21 miles)
Glasgow Club Bellahouston
Main Pool, Leisure Pool, Outdoor Pool, Flume and Baby Pool at this leisure centre set in Ballhouston Park.
Dollan Aqua Centre (22 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 Play Drome (23 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.
Gorbals Swimming Pool (23 miles)
Gorbals Swimming Pool
25m main pool, leisure pool, flumes, river rapids, plus poolside spa with sauna, and steam room at this leisure centre.
The Meadow Leisure Centre (24 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.
Waterfront Leisure Complex (24 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' wet play section!
New Cumnock Open Air Pool (24 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!
Riverside Swim and Health Centre (25 miles)
Vale of Leven Swimming Pool (27 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.
Hamilton Water Palace (27 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.
Leisuredrome Leisure Centre (27 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 Easterhouse Pool (28 miles)
Aquatec Motherwell (29 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.
The Time Capsule (30 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.
Wishaw Sports Centre (31 miles)
Wishaw Sports Centre
Sports Centre with a 25m 6-lane deck level pool, 13m x 7m teaching pool and toddler fun pool.
Lanark Loch (36 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.
Creepy Crawlies (< 1 mile)
Bright and colourful multi level indoor soft play is a clean, safe and thrilling environment provided for physical family fun and children's parties.
Jungle Madness Soft Play (7 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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Childrens Farms near Irvine 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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