Rock UK Whithaugh Park (< 1 mile)
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.
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.
Newton Rigg Sports and Wall (35 miles)
Newton Rigg Sports and Wall
10m lead wall, top roping and bouldering, suitable for older kids with supervision, subject to an assessment and induction.
Eden Wall at Penrith Leisure Centre (36 miles)
Eden Wall at Penrith Leisure Centre
- offers 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 School Climbing Wall (42 miles)
Keswick School Climbing Wall
The brand new climbing wall has over 40 top rope climbs with a height of up to 8 metres, providing climbers of all abilities with every challenge they could want. There is a large bouldering area and new for this year is a huge 45 degree Woody.
Cockermouth Sports Centre (42 miles)
Cockermouth Sports Centre
Offers climbing opportunities to older children when supervised. Up to 7m block with stone inserts and enhanced structural wall.
Keswick Climbing and Activity Centre (42 miles)
Keswick Climbing and Activity Centre
An Indoor Climbing wall in the lake district catering for most ages and abilities. A great way to spend the day and tire the kids out. A wide range of things to do from Indoor Climbing and Archery to a wide range of Outdoor Activities.
Set in a stunning location with a great view of the mountains. Lots of places to go for a walk whilst your kids are having the time of their lives. Or join in!
Appleby Under 18s Climbing Facility (44 miles)
Appleby Under 18s Climbing Facility
They offer fun and social sessions, suitable for ages 3+, supervised by qualified instructors, where parents are welcome to join in the fun.
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
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 Kids’ Sessions. Situated in the Heart of the Lakes and at the Centre of Ambleside you’ll never be stuck without something to do.
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (56 miles)
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
Their Rock Tots playroom is for under fives, and the indoor play is for under nines, but actual climbing wall opportunities start a lot later. If you want them to watch you, however, great for any age and it's nice to have the play areas too.
Climb 365 (56 miles)
- offer family adventure days which are specifically designed around the ages, abilities and needs of your family
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.
Lakeland Climbing Centre (58 miles)
Lakeland Climbing Centre
Get your first taste of climbing in their unique centre with it's great indoor wall, on one of our beginners courses, taster sessions or with an experienced friend. There are a wide range of regular sessions and clubs for young people from 6 years upwards.
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 environment.
Climb North East (60 miles)
Climb North East
Send the kids along to one of their weekend sessions. They will be running sessions for 3 different age groups starting at just 3 years old!
Durham Climbing Centre (60 miles)
Durham Climbing Centre
Indoor rock climbing in Durham City for ages 2+. Suitable for beginner and advanced junior & adult climbers. An activity for the whole family! Book one of our Rock Stars Children's Sessions in advance (see website for timetable) or drop into the centre and supervise children yourself!
Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre (60 miles)
Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre
Climbing is very good for developing balance, co-ordination, strength and confidence, whilst giving the child a great learning experience.
Rock Antics (63 miles)
Offer simulated rock surfaces and textures, ranging from easy to extreme, for all ages and abilities with a great supportive attitude making it a great place to start as well as to improve.
Summerhill (71 miles)
Summerhill is a unique Country Park that is a nature reserve and outdoor sports centre. You can enjoy country walks, adventure play areas, a BMX track and climbing Boulder Park free of charge at any time. You can also book onto archery, high ropes, climbing, orienteering, nature study activities or hire out the site of Visitor Centre for your own meeting or event.
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, 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 (26 miles)
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.
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
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.
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.
Floors Castle (33 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.
The Peebles Spy Trail (35 miles)
The Peebles Spy 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 (17 miles)
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.
Jedforest Deer and Farm Park (20 miles)
Jedforest Deer and Farm Park
The Great Value Family Day Out near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders. Nestling in the Jed Valley with views over the Cheviot Hills, Jedforest Deer & Farm Park is set in the rolling countryside of the Scottish Borders.
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre (25 miles)
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre
There's lots of events, exhibitions and walks for all the family, boasting the biggest play park in the Borders! It's a great day out, whatever the weather!
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.
The Hirsel Estate (39 miles)
The Hirsel Estate
A great day out for all the family with wonderful walks around the lake and through the mysterious Dundock Wood; at the Homestead there is a Museum, craft units, children's play area and tearoom.
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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