Sealife Adventures (8 miles)
Sea.fari Adventures (11 miles)
Specialists in marine wildlife tours and operating daily with a variety of tours.
The Jacobite Steam Train (32 miles)
The Jacobite Steam Train
Has been used recently in the Harry Potter films, described as one of the great railway journeys of the world this 84 mile round trip takes you past Ben Nevis, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar.
Loch Katrine (42 miles)
Stroll or cycle around this stunning Loch and then catch the Sir Walter Scott Steamship back to base.
Clyde Cruises (43 miles)
Short Cruises on the River Clyde, Glasgow. Little Pirates activity sheet will keep curious minds busy during the trip.
Bella Jane Boat Trips (56 miles)
Bella Jane Boat Trips
No visit to the Isle of Skye is complete without a trip on the award winning Bella Jane, the only regular fulltime service from Elgol to Loch Coruisk and the longest running boat trip in Elgol and the Isle of Skye.
Misty Isle Boat Trips (57 miles)
Isle of Skye
Misty Isle Boat Trips
are a family run business running boat trips from Elgol on the Isle of Skye to the famous Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin Hills. Adventures range from 1 hour 45 to a whopping 8 hours, with loads of natural wildlife to spot: if you're lucky!
Waverley Excursions (60 miles)
Welcome aboard 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.
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum (21 miles)
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum
Gives visitors a fascinating and authentic insight into how people lived, worked and played in the old Highlands, from the first record of Auchindrain in 1533 to when the last resident moved away in 1967
West Highland Museum (31 miles)
West Highland Museum
One of the oldest museums in the highlands, full of exhibitions and information about the history of the area. There is also a collection relating to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites. Free to visit.
Treasures Of The Earth (33 miles)
Treasures Of The Earth
An award winning collection of priceless gemstones and crystals in an atmospheric recreation of caves caverns and mines. Plus see stunning effects of light and refraction in The UV Cave!
Gourock Outdoor Pool (40 miles)
Gourock Outdoor Pool
Enjoy a family swim in a lovely open air, heated, salt water pool. Open during the summer. Family Fun Sessions, kayak lessons, and midnight swimms available. Free entry for Inverclyde school children, and residents over 60 years of age.
GoBananas Soft Play (< 1 mile)
GoBananas Soft Play
2 level play frame, dodgem cars, baby room / under 2s area, ball pit, lego and reading room and activities bench for freestyle painting and drawing at this Under 8s soft play venue.
Nevis Centre (32 miles)
Indoor adventure play centre, plus tenpin bowling and loads of events.
Cruachan Hollow Mountain (14 miles)
Cruachan Hollow Mountain
A whole kilometre under the mountain you'll find the Power Station, comprising vast chambers to explore and huge turbines to watch! Plus interactive screens in the visitor centre, guided tours and technical galleries. Fascinating!
Nevis Range (35 miles)
Let Britain's only mountain gondola transport you effortlessly to 650m where you can choose from high wires, mountain biking, and seasonal skiing and snowboarding, with a variety of green and blue runs suitable for youngsters, with junior lessons available.
The Ice Factor (28 miles)
The Ice Factor
Real ice and snow climbing wall for kids plus additional wall with tots' taster session available, plus an awesome Aerial Adventure Course 15m up in the air! Seriously cool stuff.
Atlantis Sport and Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Atlantis Sport and Leisure Centre
Kids will have hours of fun in our Multi level Soft Play Zone with a separate area for under 3s while you enjoy a Star Bucks from our healthy eating cafe. Try our swimming pools with a flume, or for the sunny days why not be outside in our Water Walkers.
Wilderness Guides Canoeing (34 miles)
Wilderness Guides Canoeing
is a dedicated canoe company offering fantastic guided day and overnight trips on the beautiful lochs and rivers near Fort William. Canoeing is a safe and fun activity for all the family. Many of the lochs are sheltered, which makes for an easy introduction to canoeing for beginners and children. For 8+.
Superbowl at the Nevis Centre (32 miles)
Superbowl at the Nevis Centre
Whatever the weather and time of year, 10 pin bowling is always available and really good fun. They also offer a multi level adventure play area.
Ganavan Beach (2 miles)
Green Coast Awarded sandy beach offering safe shallow swimming, good sand castling and also featuring rock pools for exploration.
Calgary Bay (30 miles)
Safe for swimming and you can angle for rock cod, mackerel and sea trout from the rocks. Basking sharks, dolphins seals and porpoises are regularly sighted off the coast.
Kiloran Beach (35 miles)
Sandy beach with idyllic views and safe swimming conditions set between several other beaches. Great for traditional beach days plus caves to explore at the north end.
Fired Art Ceramic Cafe (31 miles)
Fired Art Ceramic Cafe
Friendly pottery painting studio with a terrific menu available in the cafe, including hot food. Much more comfortable than your usual Paint Your Own fare, with a trove of gorgeous items to work with and lovely views over views across Loch Lhinne if you look up!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Oban 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 Highlands can enjoy the great day out as well.
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