If you know any other great railways and transport attractions near Perth not listed on DAYoutWITHtheKIDS - please get in contact - so we can add them to the site and share the fun places to go with other children - thanks a lot
Railways and Transport Attractions near to Perth
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Boness and Kinneil Railway (27 miles)
Boness
Boness and Kinneil Railway Only 40 minutes from Glasgow and Edinburgh, it's full steam ahead for great family fun as you soak up the atmosphere of this heritage railway, travel by steam train and explore Scotland's largest railway museum.
Maid of the Forth (28 miles)
Edinburgh
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.
The Royal Yacht Britannia (31 miles)
Edinburgh
The Royal Yacht Britannia See five decks of this famous ship with your complimentary audio guide.
Kerr's Miniature Railway (34 miles)
Arbroath
Kerr's Miniature Railway is located on the seafront of Arbroath. It is a miniature railway where children can enjoy a 5 minute long journey. There is also a miniature bus and fire engine which operate along the promenade. Children can also enjoy picnics on the grass whilst watching the trains go by.
Loch Katrine (40 miles)
Stirling
Loch Katrine Stroll or cycle around this stunning Loch and then catch the Sir Walter Scott Steamship back to base.
The Old Royal Station (47 miles)
Ballater
The Old Royal Station At the centre of Ballater is a beautiful wooden building that was formerly the royal railway station. Recently restored, it now houses an exhibition, the Tourist Information Centre, a restaurant and shops.
Waverley Excursions (50 miles)
Glasgow
Waverley Excursions 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.
CairnGorm Mountain (52 miles)
Aviemore
CairnGorm Mountain Explore Britains 6th highest mountain with an exciting 1.8km ride on the UK€™s highest mountain railway. If we have snow, have a slide about. If not, take a guided walk to the summit or take the mountain bike descent. A great day either way!
Strathspey Railway (57 miles)
Aviemore
Strathspey Railway Join Scotland's premier heritage railway for a trip like no other through the heart of the Scottish Highlands! Treasure Trails, Fantastic Family Adventures, Exclusive Dining, Vintage Tours and Special Events await your visit to the Cairngorms!
Clyde Cruises (60 miles)
Greenock
Clyde Cruises Short Cruises on the River Clyde, Glasgow. Little Pirates activity sheet will keep curious minds busy during the trip.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre (16 miles)
Dundee
Camperdown Wildlife Centre The wildlife centre is one of Dundee's most popular attractions and is home to around 50 species of animals, birds and reptiles.
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre (21 miles)
Comrie
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre Exotic and domestic animals for visiting, petting and feeding; plus multiple indoor and outdoor play areas, mini golf, pony rides, fly fishing and seasonal farm stuff too.
Dundee Science Centre (18 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Science Centre Immerse yourself in their interactive exhibitions! Move a ball with the power of your mind; Enjoy dramatic science demonstrations; See yourself in infrared; Morph yourself into an ape; Investigate a crime; Try keyhole surgery or Take part in a science show!
Sensation (18 miles)
Dundee
Sensation Unique visitor attraction with over sixty hands-on exhibits based on the senses. Ideal for families and fun for all ages, including toddler sessions hands-on workshops, story-time and a science and art activities
Dundee Museum of Transport, (19 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Museum of Transport, Opening 26 April 2014 at this temporary location, this new Museum will be dedicated to the transport heritage of Tayside and beyond.
Angus Folk Museum (22 miles)
Angus
Angus Folk Museum The museum houses charming quirky exhibitions housed in six 18th century cottages, offering vivid insights into rural life in Angus throughout the ages.
Broughty Castle (22 miles)
Dundee
Broughty Castle Museum housed in an imposing castle close to Broughty Ferry beach and with displays, events and activities for everyone.
Arbroath Signal Tower (34 miles)
Arbroath
Arbroath Signal Tower Museum and tower building. You can find out about the fascinating history of the Bell Rock Lighthouse and visit the outhouse to see the massive lens of the last manually operated lamp.
Perth Leisure Pool (< 1 mile)
Perth
Perth Leisure Pool The centre offers 5 indoor swimming pools, an outdoor lagoon, 2 flumes, a Wild Water Channel, Poolside Whirlpools and Bubble Beds plus slide.
Olympia Leisure Centre (18 miles)
Dundee
Olympia Leisure Centre The leisure pool includes a rapid river, wave pool and seated bubble beds, plus toddler’s pool with smaller slides and features. Several of the many flumes have various features including 3D holograms, clear sections and LED light effects!
Pirates Island (17 miles)
Dundee
Pirates Island Whatever the weather, this piratey paradise is a perfect entertainment place for kids between 1-12 to climb, hide, run and just have lots of fun and for school or club outings.
Kidz World (18 miles)
Dundee
Kidz World - has a massive play frame full of excitement and adventure for children up to the age of 10.
The Fun Factory (20 miles)
Dundee
The Fun Factory is a custom built indoor Soft Play Family Entertainment Centre. The Fun Factory provides an activity centre for children with sections for those age 1 to 4 and another for those aged 5 to 11 years. There is also a sensory area specifically for children with additional or special needs.
Frostys Funhouse (28 miles)
Angus
Frostys Funhouse Multi level winter themed adventure main frame featuring four lane ice slide, football and basket ball area, rapid fire cannons, ball juggler and ball pit, toddlers' race track, separate toddlers' area and loads more!
Crieff Visitor Centre (16 miles)
Crieff
Crieff Visitor Centre Follow in the footsteps of Scotland's 18th century Cattle Drovers and experience the life and times of the people who made Crieff the crossroads of Scotland at the turn of the 18th Century. Also home to a fascinating Caithness Crystal and Glass facility.
Mills Observatory (17 miles)
Dundee
Mills Observatory Space exploration, astronomical displays, planetarium shows and a fully computerised telescope that can detect 30,000 objects in the sky at this observatory.
Verdant Works (18 miles)
Dundee
Verdant Works A great day out for all the family. Hands on interactive displays and Computer-based multimedia, an Audio visual show and there are Guided Tours available.
Discovery Point (18 miles)
Dundee
Discovery Point All weather award-winning 5-star attraction - Hands on interactives - Computer-based multimedia and displays - Audio visual show - Gift Shop - Cafe - Guided Tours available - Open all year, all weather attraction
HM Frigate Unicorn (19 miles)
Dundee
HM Frigate Unicorn Step on board this historic Warship and travel back in time to the days when Britannia ruled the waves. Now one of the six oldest ships left in the world.
Glamis Castle (22 miles)
Angus
Glamis Castle Castle open Easter to November with extensive garden and grounds with plenty for families to enjoy including a family exhibition room and a playground and picnic area.
J M Barrie's Birthplace (25 miles)
Angus
J M Barrie's Birthplace Enchanting cottage where Sir J. M. Barrie was born and raised with his nine siblings - Peter Pan garden with a living-willow crocodile and Pirates Workshop to be explored - Fly like Peter Pan as part of the 'Peter Pan Experience
Barry Water Mil (27 miles)
Angus
Barry Water Mil Enjoy the splash of the waterwheel and the smell of grinding corn in this picturesque 19th-century working mill.
Doune Castle (28 miles)
Doune
Doune Castle The castle featured in the cult comedy movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail! All together now, your mother was a hamster!
Pictavia Visitor Centre (36 miles)
Angus
Pictavia Visitor Centre Tells the story of Scotland's Pictish tribes, a mysterious warrior people who roamed the area nearly two thousand years ago. Discover their stories, battles, music and art: discover their lives.
Dewars Centre (< 1 mile)
Perth
Dewars Centre Seasonally available ice skating, curling and more, including a pre school ice activity session.
Dundee Ice Arena (18 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Ice Arena A state of the art multipurpose ice arena offering an excellent skating venue for all ice users. - All types of ice activities are encouraged at the Arena. Why not look inside the most modern ice facility in the country and find out more about the coolest place in town.
Forfar Ice Rink (28 miles)
Forfar
Forfar Ice Rink With experienced skaters stewarding the sessions anyone who visits the rink can enjoy their skating in a relaxed yet safe environment. Special toddler and learners sessions. Also has great bowling and curling facilities.
The Factory Skatepark (20 miles)
Dundee
The Factory Skatepark The UK's first custom built indoor extreme sports arena for Boarding, Blading and BMXing. With special beginners' sessions available.
Perth Treasure Trails (6 miles)
Perth
Perth Treasure Trails If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self guided, themed Treasure Trail: they offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
Dundee Treasure Trail (18 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Treasure Trail Spend an hour or so in Dundee City Centre trying to find clues and solve puzzles. The Trail takes you through the town centre into an historic graveyard and past some of Dundee’s famous sites.
Camperdown Country Park (16 miles)
Dundee
Camperdown Country Park Combined with the wildlife centre, family fun fair, adventure playground and golf courses, Camperdown can offer a fantastic, fun-filled day out for all the family. Dundee Ice Arena and Cineworld nearby.
Dundee Law (18 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Law Climb this extinct volcano for views of Dundee and beyond with an observation point, art and fact panels to guide your way.
Monikie Country Park (26 miles)
Angus
Monikie Country Park Country Park with reservoirs and water sports, woodland adventure playground, high ropes course and parkland with a Ranger Service offering events and activities.
Glengoulandie Country Park (28 miles)
Foss
Glengoulandie Country Park Glengoulandie Country Park has something for everyone..A fabulous herd of red deer, including a white stag, Highland cattle, Soay sheep & Goats Chickens and peafowl. There is also a Coffee shop, serving homemade food, a small camping site, popular with hillwalkers, who like the peace and tranquillity and a...
Cineworld Cinema (16 miles)
Dundee
Cineworld Cinema is a 9 screen cinema including a 3D screen.
The Ceramic Experience (16 miles)
Creif
The Ceramic Experience Paint-your-own pottery studio, with soft play and cafe.
Activekid Adventure Park (6 miles)
Perth
Activekid Adventure Park Based on a working farm we have an adventure park, coffee shop, toy shop, indoor play area and we retail TP Climbing Frames and Trampolines. Attractions in the park include: large play fort, farm animals, crazy golf, trampolines and many more.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Perth 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 Tayside can enjoy the great day out as well.



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