Solway Aviation Museum (16 miles)
Solway Aviation Museum
A fascinating collection of aviation items from WW2 through to the 1960. Real aircraft you can climb aboard and explore. Learn what about the daily lives of children during WW2, and use our interactive computers to see and hear the story of Britain's Space programme.
South Tynedale Railway (29 miles)
South Tynedale Railway
Preserved steam and diesel locomotives from Britain and overseas run between Alston Station (875 feet above sea level) and Kirkhaugh, following part of the old Haltwhistle to Alston branch line along the Tyne Valley in North East Cumbria.
Ullswater Steamers (35 miles)
Lake cruises surrounded by some of the highest mountains and home to many different birds and animals. Come and sail with us and uncover our darkest secrets. Our Round The Lake ticket gives you time to explore, fish for tiddlers or play I spy with your free 'Sammy' guide onboard...
The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway (41 miles)
The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway
Visits Scotland's highest villages and enjoy a run on the narrow gauge railway which operates from Leadhills to Wanlockhead. Explore the lead mining museum at Wanlockhead and the oldest subscription library at Leadhills. Marvel at the skills of the lead miners who dug their shafts to below sea level and excavated miles of tunnels in their search for the lead ore and the silver it contained.
Heatherslaw Light Railway (42 miles)
Heatherslaw Light Railway
A 15” gauge railway which runs from Heatherslaw Mill to Etal Village - a return journey of 50 minutes
Tanfield Railway (49 miles)
With an unparalleled history dating back to 1725, spectacular scenery and a truly unique atmosphere,
it is no wonder that the Tanfield Railway is the North East's biggest and most popular steam railway.
River Escapes (50 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Their sightseeing cruise offers an unrivalled way to experience one of the North's great cities and its evolving industries, taking you from the once thriving maritime heritage, to world renowned landmarks. There are several trip types available with differing lengths and commentaries.
Puffin Cruises (50 miles)
Take a boat trip around Coquet Island to see the puffins, terns, ducks and seals. Also a lighthouse, built by monks and ruins of a monastery window is visible.
Bowes Railway (53 miles)
Originally a colliery railway built to carry coal, it opened in 1826, making it one of the world's first modern railways. It is the only operational preserved standard gauge rope-hauled railway in the world.
Windermere Lake Cruises (53 miles)
Windermere Lake Cruises
Magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands as you sail by. A wide range of trip types available.
Golden Gate Boat Trips (53 miles)
Golden Gate Boat Trips
For boat trips you'll always remember. Explore Grace Darling's Lighthouse on Longstone Island, the Inner Farne Bird Sanctuary and Staple Island Bird Sanctuary and see grey seals, puffins and shags.
Prince Bishop River Cruiser (57 miles)
Prince Bishop River Cruiser
- is a one hour cruise that takes in many of the city's sights from the unique perspective of the River Wear. On the trip to the Cathedral you will take in some spectacular views of the cities bridges, the castle and many of the Durham University buildings.
The Royal Yacht Britannia (57 miles)
Maid of the Forth (60 miles)
Maid of the Forth
is a Sightseeing Boat Trip under Forth Bridges and to Inchcolm Island. Depart daily from Hawes Pier South Queensferry, Edinburgh. 90min Cruise with option to land on Inchcolm Island to make the trip 3 hours.
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (62 miles)
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
Runs for seven-miles from the coastal village of Ravenglass through two of Lakeland's 'loveliest valleys' to Dalegarth station and visitor centre in Eskdale.
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway (66 miles)
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway
Climb aboard a wonderfully restored carriage and Enjoy a scenic five mile journey to Manuel. Stay all day, there's plenty to see and do. Visit the Model Railway and then follow our new Visitor Trail to the Museum of Scottish Railways, Scotland's largest railway museum, and see more of what happens around the site.
The Scarborough Spa Express (73 miles)
The Scarborough Spa Express
A Wonderful Family Day Out. What better way to enjoy North Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside, visit the historic city of York or the seaside town of Scarborough, than by travelling aboard a vintage steam hauled train?
The Cambrian Steam Train (73 miles)
The Cambrian Steam Train
Travel by steam in traditional carriages from Machynlleth to Porthmadog. Sit back and view beautiful Cardigan Bay on one side and the mountains of Snowdonia on the other. A day for all the family to relax and discover the magnificent Cambrian Coast, with countless leisure activities along the way.
Waverley Excursions (74 miles)
Welcome aboard WAVERLEY: the last seagoing Paddle Steamer in the World and the Classic Cruise ship BALMORAL! Step aboard for day, afternoon and evening cruises from a port near you! Enjoy unrivalled access to Britain's Coasts, Rivers and Islands.
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.
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 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 Railways and Transport Attractions 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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