Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway (27 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 Royal Yacht Britannia (31 miles)
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Visit The Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and see five decks of this famous ship with your complimentary audio guide.
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.
The Old Royal Station (47 miles)
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)
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)
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)
Whatever your age come aboard The Strathspey Railway and relive the sights and sounds of the steam age - great idea is you are looking for fun family things to do in Scotland.
Clyde Cruises (60 miles)
Short Cruises on the River Clyde, Glasgow. Little Pirates activity sheet will keep curious minds busy during the trip.
Alford Valley Railway (64 miles)
Alford Valley Railway
Scotland's first 2ft Narrow Gauge passenger railway, running a half-hourly service from Alford to Haughton Park.
The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway (69 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.
The Jacobite Steam Train (70 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.
Heatherslaw Light Railway (74 miles)
Heatherslaw Light Railway
A 15” gauge railway which runs from Heatherslaw Mill to Etal Village - a return journey of 50 minutes
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 (22 miles)
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre
So many exciting animals & birds to see - Set in 100 acres of beautiful Strathearn countryside - Unique bird hatchery - Chick & bunny handling
Play park & indoor barn - Daily animal feedings
Glengoulandie Country Park (28 miles)
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 fishing lochan, stocked with Rainbow and Brown trout. Rod hire also available.
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. - Voted 'Scottish Family Attraction of the Year 2003' by the Good Britain Guide.
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.
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
- a leisure pool complete with waves, flumes, whirlpools, and a standard pool mainly used by swimming clubs for training.
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)
- has a massive play frame full of excitement and adventure for children up to the age of 10.
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!
Crieff Visitor Centre (16 miles)
Crieff Visitor Centre
ollow 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.
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)
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)
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.
J M Barrie's Birthplace (25 miles)
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)
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.
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.
Dundee Ice Arena (17 miles)
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 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.
Dewars Centre (< 1 mile)
From September to April curling is available in an eight lane rink - also has indoor bowling arena, exhibitions and shows.
Lochee Leisure Centre (17 miles)
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.
Dundee Treasure Trail (18 miles)
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)
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.
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
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