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Zoos and Wildlife Parks near to Newton Stewart
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Monreith Animal World (16 miles)
Newton Stewart
Monreith Animal World Set in twelve acres of scenic countryside, the animals are placed in a circular route around the park, taking in a peaceful pondside walk. There are seats and picnic tables along the route, along with toilet stops.
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park (20 miles)
Kickcudbright
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park A varied collection of nearly 150 animals from all over the world can be seen within the peaceful and natural settings where the woodland has been tailored to provide large and imaginative enclosures.
Logan Fish Pond Marine Life Centre (25 miles)
Stranraer
Logan Fish Pond Marine Life Centre See marine life and amazing geology at this marine life centre with a unique fish pond. Closed in Winter and during adverse weather.
Lake District Coast Aquarium (43 miles)
Maryport
Lake District Coast Aquarium 45 carefully themed and informative aquatic displays + Adventure playground, radio controlled boats and mini golf.
Mossburn Animal Centre (43 miles)
Lockerbie
Mossburn Animal Centre Mossburn Community Farm was originally set up in 1987 to provide help for misused, abused, unwanted and neglected horses and ponies as well as young people with physical and mental problems. This original remit was later widened, and we now care for most animals (e.g goats, pigs, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs,...
Curraghs Wildlife Park (43 miles)
Ballaugh
Curraghs Wildlife Park The park's natural wetland environment is a haven for endangered wetland wildlife from around the world. There are more than 100 species of birds and animals, of which many rare species are part of international breeding programmes.
Lake District Wildlife Park (53 miles)
Keswick
Lake District Wildlife Park Home to hundreds of friendly animals including traditional favorites, endangered species, birds of prey and reptiles. A great deal is under cover including play areas so rain need not spoil your visit!
Mann Cat Sanctuary (58 miles)
Santon
Mann Cat Sanctuary Not a full day and slightly surreal but a very worthy cause: a vast host of rescued cats and kittens meowing about for your pleasure. An important lesson for the kids about looking after animals. Note the limited hours.
Exploris (59 miles)
Portaferry
Exploris An award-winning aquarium with daily touch tank sessions so you can get really close to our underwater friends and it hosts one of the largest open sea tanks in the UK. There are also changing marine exhibitions and other activities and displays.
Machrihanish Seabird Observatory (59 miles)
Machrihanish
Machrihanish Seabird Observatory The modern focus of bird watching in Kintyre, this purpose-built sea hide provides shelter for sea watchers can take place during the worst weather, yet best sea watching conditions. 200 species regularly sighted, including some rarities.
Mabie Farm Park (34 miles)
Dumfries
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!
Dalscone Farm (36 miles)
Dumfries
Dalscone Farm A family fun farm with a variety of animals, a huge indoor play area filled with ball pools, slides and other equipment. It also has lots of outdoor play equipment, trampolines, pedal karts, crazy golf and more!
Creetown Gem Rock Museum (6 miles)
Newton Stuart
Creetown Gem Rock Museum Regarded as one of the finest private collections of gemstones, crystals, minerals, rocks and fossils in Great Britain, this is also a fully interactive experience with lots of things to do as well as to see.
Shambellie House Museum of Costume (34 miles)
Dumfries
Shambellie House Museum of Costume Find out about a century of style as you follow fashion from the VIctorian era to the 20th century. It's been partially designed with families in mind to help keep the kids interested.
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura (35 miles)
Dumfries
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura Look out for, amongst other things: fossil footprints left by prehistoric animals, the wildlife of the Solway, tools and weapons of our earliest people, stone carvings by Scotland's first Christians and the everyday things of the Victorian farm.
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum (36 miles)
Sanquhar
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum Museum telling of life in the past in Sanquhar. Open April to September.
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum (38 miles)
Dumfries
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum An ever expanding aircraft collection, aero engines and a very impressive display of artefacts and personal histories relating to aviation, past and present.
Ryan Leisure Centre (22 miles)
Stranraer
Ryan Leisure Centre As well as the leisure pool there is a 60 metre flume, poolside spa bath, water features and inflatables in specific sessions.
DG One (36 miles)
Dumfries
DG One Pool hall includes a national short course Competition Pool, a 20m Training Pool with movable floor and a Leisure Water with beach, river rapid, water features and two exciting flumes.
Farmers Den (35 miles)
Dumfries
Farmers Den A countryside themed adventure play facility with great classic features in a bright and colourful, clean and safe environment.
Cardoness Castle (13 miles)
Gatehouse of Fleet
Cardoness Castle A well-preserved six storey tower house of the McCullochs dating back to the 15th century. Its battlements command excellent views over Fleet Bay.
Whithorn Cradle of Christianity (16 miles)
WIgtownshire
Whithorn Cradle of Christianity Founded by St. Ninian in the 5th century this is the site of the first Christian church in Scotland, later becoming the cathedral church of Galloway. The ongoing archaeological excavation is partially open to visitors. In the museum itself is a significant collection of early Christian stones.
Threave Castle (21 miles)
River Dee
Threave Castle Cross the fields from the car park to the River Dee, and ring for the boatman. . . A small boat will take you to the island to explore the 14th century ruins.
Logan Botanic Garden (24 miles)
Stranraer
Logan Botanic Garden Scotland€™s Most Exotic Garden. Because of the influence of the Gulf Stream, a remarkable collection of bizarre and beautiful plants flourishes outside, making this Garden a plantsman€™s paradise.
Drumlanrig Castle (34 miles)
Thornhill
Drumlanrig Castle This ancient Douglas stronghold is surrounded by the 120,000 acre Queensberry Estate, Country Park and grand victorian gardens.
Caerlaverock Castle (38 miles)
Dumfries
Caerlaverock Castle Visitors to this quintessential stronghold can enjoy a siege warfare exhibition, a children's adventure park and a nature trail.
Galloway Activity Centre (16 miles)
Parton
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.
7stanes Kirroughtree (2 miles)
Wigtownshire
7stanes Kirroughtree Family friendly mountain biking trail with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a Visitors Centre and local bike hire.
7stanes Glentrool (9 miles)
Newton Stewart
7stanes Glentrool Family friendly mountain biking trail with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a Visitors Centre and local bike hire.
Laggan Outdoor (11 miles)
Castle Douglas
Laggan Outdoor Offering zorbing, archery, clay pigeon shooting, dirt scooters, Segways, mountain boarding, grass sledding and the UK's longest Zip Wire! Spanning 820 metres, the double line zip allows 2 people to 'zip' at the same time next to each other up to 45mph.
7stanes Dalbeattie (27 miles)
Dalbeattie
7stanes Dalbeattie Family friendly mountain biking trail with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a skills and warm up area plus local bike hire.
7stanes Ae (38 miles)
Ae
7stanes Ae Family friendly mountain biking trail with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a skills and warm up area, uplift service plus cafe and bike hire on site.
Dumfries Treasure Trails (35 miles)
Dumfries
Dumfries Treasure Trails is one of many Treasure Trails locations in Dumfries and Galloway. They are a fantastic way to explore towns and villages, solving a mystery whilst enjoying a walk in the fresh air.
Scottish Industrial Railway Centre (26 miles)
Ayr
Scottish Industrial Railway Centre Railway Centre run by volunteers with Steam Open Days running most Sundays in the summer.
Kirroughtree Visitor Centre (2 miles)
Dumfries
Kirroughtree Visitor Centre Calling all explorers! 300 square miles of hills and woodlands, cycle and hiking trails, with scattered sculptures and features for the kids to discover. Also has a great woodland play area.
Red Deer Range Trail (12 miles)
Newton Stewart
Red Deer Range Trail Follow this short trail for wonderful views of red deer in their natural environment. If it's raining you can now take shelter in their new hide which is located at the viewpoint!
Cream o Galloway (14 miles)
Castle Douglas
Cream o Galloway Our fabulous adventure playground includes the indoor 'Smugglers Warren' with underground tunnels and climbing towers, and the Pirate Ship for Under 6s. Outside, explore an extensive Play Area including Pedal Karts, Flying Fox, 3D Maze and Viewing Tower. Choose from 30 ice cream flavours made here...
Agnew Park (22 miles)
Stranraer
Agnew Park Plenty to do here, from karting, putting and pedal boating to tiny cars and a miniature railway, plus play areas!
Castledykes Park (35 miles)
Dumfries
Castledykes Park A great children’s play area within its picturesque grounds and a range of other activities are available whatever your age, including tennis, bowling, putting and trampolining.
Garlieston Beach and Wigtown Bay (13 miles)
Newton Stewart
Garlieston Beach and Wigtown Bay Glorious seaside gardens, several connecting beaches (as listed plus Rigg Bay AKA Cruggleton Bay) and woodland walks, sandy shores and safe paddling. House not open to public.
Odeon Dumfries (35 miles)
Dumfries
Odeon Dumfries All the latest kids' flicks and more at this friendly little one screen cinema. Great for a treat in wet weather!
The Happy Potter Ceramic Cafe (34 miles)
Thornhill
The Happy Potter Ceramic Cafe Choose your colours and tools, make yourself comfortable at one of the comfy tables and take your time creating your very own unique pieces with the kids.
The Cocoa Bean Company (17 miles)
Twynholm
The Cocoa Bean Company A unique and interactive experience for children that is truly unforgettable! Under supervision kids from 2+ can forge their own chocolate creations and then enjoy the play areas.
Lochhill Equestrian Centre (17 miles)
Douglas
Lochhill Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons, scenic hacks, trekking and cross country, plus Pony Club.
Brighouse Bay Trekking (18 miles)
Kirkcudbright
Brighouse Bay Trekking Lessons from 7 plus, Weenie Rides from 5, starter and walking treks from 8 years, plus fast and beach hacks, and own a pony days.
The Ayrshire Equitation Centre (32 miles)
Ayr
The Ayrshire Equitation Centre Lessons for tots upward, scenic hacking, menage, showjumps and working hunter jumps available.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Newton Stewart 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 Dumfries and Galloway can enjoy the great day out as well.



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