Rock UK Whithaugh Park (< 1 mile)
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!
The Sands Centre (20 miles)
The Sands Centre
No posted lower age limit but competency is required. Up to 7m lead/toprope wals in curved resin with bolt-ons. Bendcrete moulded concrete bouldering section. 60 sq m of wall surface.
Eden Wall at Penrith Leisure Centre (36 miles)
Eden Wall at Penrith Leisure Centre
8m leading walls (one overhanging by 1.5m) another with overhanging prow. An extension of Penrith's swimming pool and fitness centre rather than a climbing centre in its own right. Suitable for older children, but check in advance about age related restrictions.
Keswick Climbing Wall (42 miles)
Keswick Climbing Wall
Boasting over 40 top rope climbs up to 8m high, plus large bouldering area. Parents get trained to belay so you can stay involved! Also offers outdoor sports sessions like kayaking. archery and high ropes course: loads!
Cockermouth Sports Centre (42 miles)
Cockermouth Sports Centre
Offering junior sports courses, football courses, climbing, gymnastics, Sky High activity camp and swimming pool.
King Kong Climbing Centre (42 miles)
King Kong Climbing Centre
A new climbing centre with several types of wall, including those for beginners to expert, plus an Ice Wall. Indoor Caving, Hard and Soft Play areas. Outdoor courses including Ghyll Scrambling and Outdoor Climbing available too.
Appleby Under 18s Climbing Facility (44 miles)
Appleby Under 18s Climbing Facility
They offer fun and social climbing sessions, suitable for ages 3+, supervised by qualified instructors, where parents are welcome to join in! Plus Eco Cinema, Forest School for groups, games one, computer area and summer activity camps!
Newburn Activity Centre (44 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newburn Activity Centre
Soft play and a great range for smalls including junior climbing courses, trampolining, dance stars, mini gymnastics and martial arts. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Newcastle with kids.
Newcastle Climbing Centre (51 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle Climbing Centre
A spectacular climbing environment with an internal height of 15 metres and over 1200 square metres of climbing walls for roped climbing and bouldering for over 5s.
Galloway Activity Centre (52 miles)
Galloway Activity Centre
is an Outdoor Activity Centre based on the banks of Loch Ken in South West Scotland. We offer a range of outdoor activities that include, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, wobbly water park, laser quest, climbing, archery and mountain biking. We offer anything from a family fun day to a week’s residential.
Ambleside Climbing Wall (52 miles)
Ambleside Climbing Wall
Indoor climbing for most ages and all abilities, specialising in bringing new climbers into the sport through expertly instructed Adult Taster Sessions and Super Fun Kidsâ Sessions. Situated in the Heart of the Lakes and at the Centre of Ambleside youâll never be stuck without something to do.
Climb 365 (56 miles)
offer active family adventure days which are specifically designed around the ages, abilities and needs of your family, with minimum age 6 years. Pre arrangement required!
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (56 miles)
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
Largest indoor climbing arena in Europe offering climbing and bouldering for ages 4 and up. Aerial assault course and abseiling also available. Scrambles Soft Play and Rock Tots Play Mega Room for your little monkeys. They do parties too!
Windermere Quays (57 miles)
Marina on Windermere offering private boat hire, half day family cruises and with Quayside Kids Soft Play area within the restaurant for when you want to relax.
Alien Rock (57 miles)
Indoor climbing! Discover the thrill and excitement of climbing walls 10 meters high! Try walls from easy slabs to steep overhangs. Kids clubs at weekends, taster sessions, parties and groups. Parent and child courses. Suitable for 8's and over.
Please book in advance for all instruction.
Kendal Via Ferrata (58 miles)
Kendal Via Ferrata
is an indoor, aerial adventure. Following a cable, the adventurer navigates physical and mental climbing challenges whilst always staying attached to the cable. Suitable for older children aged 10 +.
Lakeland Climbing Centre (58 miles)
Lakeland Climbing Centre
Over 5s will love the Crazy Club wall: featuring 12 kooky and tricky climbing challenges on a brightly coloured wall with moving grips and race the clock games!
Sunderland Wall (58 miles)
Great family friendly climbing wall with kids club covering ages ranged from 3 onwards! Kids will learn the necessary rope work and skills to climb safely in a fully supervised and really fun environment.
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre (25 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 (36 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 (17 miles)
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 (26 miles)
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 (39 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.
Teviotdale Leisure Centre (17 miles)
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum (23 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 (23 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.
Bowhill House and County Estate (25 miles)
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!
Trimontium Heritage Centre (29 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 (31 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 (32 miles)
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!
Border Ice Rink (33 miles)
Border Ice Rink
Ice rink with one public Sunday session as well as hosting curling and skating clubs.
7stanes Glentress (35 miles)
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 (35 miles)
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 (17 miles)
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!
Jedforest Deer and Farm Park (20 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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.
Pennine Way National Trail (33 miles)
Pennine Way National Trail
A 268 mile (429km) walking route between Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders and Edale in Derbyshire. See the highest waterfall in England, explore deep potholes and see cheese being made. Loads of wildlife to spot and enjoy.
Kailzie Gardens (34 miles)
15 acres of garden for woodland and burnside walks. Large walled garden containing herbaceous borders, formal rose garden, greenhouses and much more including a nicely done children's corner. It’s a rich habitat for loads of birds too!
The Hirsel Estate (39 miles)
The Hirsel Estate
With wonderful walks around the lake and through the mysterious Dundock Wood; Homestead Museum; crafts market; seasonal wildflower explosions and a small children's play area with tearoom. Lovely!
Bowhill Stables (25 miles)
offer lessons, off road scenic hacks and pony trekking with forest and moorland terrain, plus outdoor adventure playground.
Nenthorn Equestrian Centre (33 miles)
Nenthorn Equestrian Centre
All weather riding facility offering lessons for all ages, Pony Club for over 6s, and hacking for over 16s. Plenty of activity programming too.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Activity Centre near Newcastleton 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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