Boness and Kinneil Railway (27 miles)
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)
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)
Kerr's Miniature Railway (34 miles)
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)
Stroll or cycle around this stunning Loch and then catch the Sir Walter Scott Steamship back to base.
The Old Royal Station (47 miles)
The Old Royal Station
Wonderful Royal Station Museum, which is jam packed with information about Queen Victoria and her connections, with many original features to admire. You can also explore an exact replica of the Royal railway carriage!
Waverley Excursions (50 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.
CairnGorm Mountain (52 miles)
Explore Britains 6th highest mountain with an exciting 1.8km ride on the UKs 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)
Experience a scenic vintage trip in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. Welcome aboard The Strathspey Railway for an exciting experience at the heart of the Scottish Highlands! Special Events, fantastic Family Activities and Tours await to make your trip extra special!
Clyde Cruises (60 miles)
Short Cruises on the River Clyde, Glasgow. Little Pirates activity sheet will keep curious minds busy during the trip.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre (16 miles)
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)
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.
Perth Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Perth Museum and Art Gallery
One of the oldest museum collections in the UK with a changing exhibition programme that explores the creativity and heritage of Perthshire. Unique collection of art, natural history and archaeology on display and free activities in the galleries.
The Black Watch Castle and Museum (< 1 mile)
The Black Watch Castle and Museum
A family friendly military museum housed in a dramatic castle, full of uniforms, paintings, medals and military equipment. Learn the history of an elite military regiment that spans nearly 300 years.
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum (17 miles)
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum
A museum with an impressive collection of Pictish carved sculptures including gravestons and rare architectural fragments. Fun sheets for the kids to complete. Something a little different, but fascinating.
Dundee Science Centre (18 miles)
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)
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 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 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)
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 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 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)
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)
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)
Kidz World has a massive play frame full of excitement and adventure for children up to the age of 10. Separate area for babies and toddlers to enjoy. Birthday party packages available.
The Fun Factory (20 miles)
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)
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!
Fair Maids House Visitor and Information (< 1 mile)
Fair Maids House Visitor and Information
A geographical delight, housed in the oldest secular building in Perth. Learn about space, the earth and other planets, plus explorers and exploration. You can also see the oldest rock in Scotland. Free to visit.
Huntingtower Castle (2 miles)
A medieval castle with beautiful grounds, carvings and a painted ceiling. Good access, including rooftop. Full of history and a ghost! Grassy area with picnic tables. Free quiz for kids.
Elcho Castle (3 miles)
One of Scotland’s best preserved tower houses, built in 16th century. A maze of stairs and rooms to explore and you can walk around outside at roof level. Free quiz for kids, plus costumes to try on.
Stanley Mills (6 miles)
An 18th century cotton mill and exhibition centre with lots of interactive displays that show you what life was like during this time. Family friendly place that is also a great spot for a picnic.
Crieff Visitor Centre (16 miles)
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)
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)
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)
Hands on interactive features, audiovisual shows, computer based multimedia and fascinating displays of artefacts will draw your family into the rich history of Captain Scott's Antarctic Expedition Vessel!
HM Frigate Unicorn (19 miles)
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)
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)
J M Barrie's Birthplace
Fly as part of the 'Peter Pan Experience, inside the enchanting cottage where Sir JM Barrie was born; plus Peter Pan garden with a living willow crocodile and adventure playground.
Barry Water Mil (27 miles)
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)
The castle featured in the cult comedy movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail! All together now: your mother was a hamster! With audio tour.
Pictavia Visitor Centre (36 miles)
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)
Seasonally available ice skating, curling and more, including a pre school ice activity session, public skating, and skating lessons for ages 5 and older. Indoor bowls also available. Based at Live Active in Perth.
Dundee Ice Arena (16 miles)
Dundee Ice Arena
A state of the art multipurpose ice arena offering an excellent skating venue for all ice users. A variety of sessions available, including lessons, Disco, Sunday Funday, and After School sessions. Ice sports also offered, and parties catered for.
Forfar Ice Rink (28 miles)
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. We also have great bowling, and curling facilities.
Avertical World Climbing Centre (18 miles)
Avertical World Climbing Centre
Tayside’s only dedicated indoor climbing centre with over 300 routes for both top rope and lead climbing plus a bouldering area. Regular kids' club held at weekends. For ages 5 and over.
The Factory Skatepark (20 miles)
The Factory Skatepark
The UK's first custom built indoor extreme sports arena for Boarding, Blading and BMXing. With special beginners' sessions available for over 5s!
Dundee Treasure Trail (18 miles)
Dundee Treasure Trail
Get out and about with the kids exploring Dundee with a difference with this self guided themed Treasure Trail. Follow the directions whilst hunting for the answers to the clues to discover the location of the long lost treasure!
Camperdown Country Park (16 miles)
Camperdown Country Park
Combined with the wildlife centre, seasonal 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.
University of Dundee Botanic Garden (16 miles)
University of Dundee Botanic Garden
A Botanic garden with a wide range of plants, trees and shrubs. There are also temperate and tropical greenhouses, a water garden and a herb garden. Family events held throughout the year.
Dundee Law (18 miles)
Climb this extinct volcano for views of Dundee and beyond with an observation point, art and fact panels to guide your way.
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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