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Best Beaches near to Stirling
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Aberdour Silver Sands (25 miles)
Aberdour
Aberdour Silver Sands Blue Flag Awarded sandy beach, with lifeguard covered swimming conditions, a great play area and even a seasonal bouncy castle!
Leven Beach (37 miles)
Leven
Leven Beach Blue Flag awarded beach with amusements adjacent from arcade, to kiddies' rides, to crazy golf. Shallow swimming ok, but no lifeguard cover.
Gosford Sands (42 miles)
Longniddry
Gosford Sands A fairly isolated sand and shingle beach, good for bird watching as it is a haven for waders, kite flying and coastal walking.
St Andrews West Sands (46 miles)
St Andrews
St Andrews West Sands Popular for walking, running and swimming, this sandy Blue Flag Awarded beach is famously the opening setting for Chariots of Fire.
Belhaven Bay (55 miles)
Dunbar
Belhaven Bay Sandy beach with good swimming and surfing, and excellent cliff views with nesting birds. Also popular with kite fliers. Limited immediate amenities.
Luskentyre Beach (60 miles)
Isle of Harris
Luskentyre Beach With white sand, turquoise water and purple mountain back drop this is a stunning beach teeming with varied bird life. Boat trips available nearby.
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park (5 miles)
Stirling
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park All included in the admission price: Drive through animal reserves, sea lion shows, bird of prey centre with daily flying demonstration, boat trip around chimp island, lemur land, Pets Farm, elephant habitat with public viewing gallery, adventure playground with pirate ship and buried treasure, giant...
Argaty Red Kites (7 miles)
Doune
Argaty Red Kites Visit the only red kite feeding station in central Scotland and watch these wonderful birds flying. There is a hide to watch from, with ranger led visits at feeding time. Dogs on leads welcome.
World of Wings (13 miles)
Cumbernauld
World of Wings Come and enjoy the largest collection of Birds of Prey in Scotland.
Briarlands Farm (5 miles)
Stirling
Briarlands Farm A Fun Family Day Out in the Fresh Air. Fun activities for the family to enjoy including Jumping Pillows, large and small pedal go kart tracks, animal paddocks, animal tours, an indoor craft area and tots play area.
Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum (< 1 mile)
Stirling
Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Museum, Art Gallery and Allies Garden, a family friendly garden and play area in the museum grounds.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime (< 1 mile)
Stirling
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime The Regimental Museum traces over 200 years of one of Scotland’s elite military regiments using a rich collection of material from all around the world.
Boness Motor Museum (15 miles)
Boness
Boness Motor Museum A cool mix of classic cars and James Bond 007 movie memorabilia, plus the Harry Potter Car, Thunderbirds' Hover Bike and real Tardis props from Dr Who!
The Linlithgow Story Museum (16 miles)
Linlithgow
The Linlithgow Story Museum Come and see what Linlithgow was like way back in the olden times. Take a walk through the beautiful garden and explore the live willow maze.
The Peak (< 1 mile)
Stirling
The Peak With interactive water features in the baby pool, plus standard teaching and main lane pools. Ice skating, climbing wall and sports pitches also available.
Mariner Leisure Centre (9 miles)
Falkirk
Mariner Leisure Centre offers a Lagoon-shaped leisure pool with beach area and wave machine, a laned swimming area, baby pool and sauna suite. Other than swimming, the Mariner offers a wide range of sports facilities including a games hall, squash courts, dance studio and weights room. There’s also a soft-play area for the...
Grangemouth Pool (11 miles)
Grangemouth
Grangemouth Pool Swimming pool with 2 great flumes to travel down on. 25m pool and 12m teaching pool. A great idea if you are looking for family days out in Scotland.
Bear Heart Castle Soft Play Centre (< 1 mile)
Stirling
Bear Heart Castle Soft Play Centre Enchanting and exciting structure has a castle theme with a spooky dungeon, tube slides, astra glide, rope nets, punch bags ball pools and plenty more.
Springkerse View Playzone (1 miles)
Stirling
Springkerse View Playzone Soft play at the Springkerse View, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and outdoor play too.
Kidz World (5 miles)
Clacks
Kidz World An indoor play area where you can explore 5 zones: ice, jungle, sea, beach and city. How about the 4 Lane Astra Slide or the Sensory Room? Interactive lights and music, even Coupe Cars!
Fuzzy Eds at the Outside Inn (8 miles)
Falkirk
Fuzzy Eds at the Outside Inn Adventure play with indoor facilities for children up to 4ft 9ins tall. The pub is a particularly nice one for kids as it is outdoors themed with water features, waterfalls and outdoor style pathways running through the restaurant.
Monster Mania (10 miles)
Falkirk
Monster Mania Multi level adventure soft play frames for the big and the small, plus go kart track and sports court.
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre (10 miles)
Falkirk
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre Medieval magician themed adventure play with multi level climbing and sliding and a dedicated toddler zone. Enchantingly decorated with a terrifying drop slide.
Fun Factory Cadgers Brae (12 miles)
Falkirk
Fun Factory Cadgers Brae is a soft play area. Sit back and relax while the kids have fun in our newly refurbished Fun factory. Suitable for kids of all ages. Outdoor play area too.
Space Bugs (22 miles)
West Lothian
Space Bugs A space themed soft play area, situated in a sports centre with plenty more activities to keep kids entertained!
Lime Kiln Playzone (23 miles)
Livingston
Lime Kiln Playzone Soft play at the Lime Kiln, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and a garden area.
Gambado Glasgow (24 miles)
Renfrew
Gambado Glasgow A family entertainment centre with three age-specific play frames, free F1 Go Karts & Climbing Wall, regular character visits from children's favourites, extensive cafe, party zones, internet pods & imagination zone! Like us on Facebook for our latest news, offers and promotions!
Pandamonium Play Centre (25 miles)
Erskine
Pandamonium Play Centre - offers state of the art soft play with toddlers' area, go karts, climbing wall, football pitch, dance school, fitness studios even a kids' hairdressers.
Noahs Ark (26 miles)
Perth
Noahs Ark offer a massive soft play area, bowling alley, indoor karting and a ceramics workshop.
Stirling Castle (< 1 mile)
Stirling
Stirling Castle All kids love castles and this is without doubt one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its architecture.
The National Wallace Monument (2 miles)
Stirling
The National Wallace Monument Monument with exhibitions on the climb up, view from the top, live performances by costumed actors at weekends and nature trails around. Note: monument restoration from 10 Feb to 5 April 2014.
Bannockburn (2 miles)
Stirling
Bannockburn Exhibition "The Kingdom of the Scots" includes an audio visual of the Battle of Bannockburn and audio tour of property.
Falkirk Wheel (9 miles)
Falkirk
Falkirk Wheel A unique boat lift system makes this a ride to remember, plus visitor centre, huge playground, activity centre, water play zone, climbing area and woodland walks with cycle hire.
Castle Campbell (11 miles)
Dollar
Castle Campbell A beautiful castle in a dramatic setting. A great place to explore for visitors of all ages!
Callendar House (11 miles)
Falkirk
Callendar House Situated amidst magnificent park and woodland, Callendar House tells stories spanning 600 years of Scottish history, plus nice to walk round with boating pond, kids play area and woodland walks. Art gallery also on site.
Scone Palace (28 miles)
Perth
Scone Palace A palace to explore for visitors of all ages. Play areas, a maze and much more!
The Scottish Crannog Centre (32 miles)
Aberfeldy
The Scottish Crannog Centre Discover how and why these ancient people built their homes in the water, and experience first-hand how they lived at the Scottish Crannog Centre.
Firpark Ski Centre (8 miles)
Tillicoultry
Firpark Ski Centre 120m dry ski slope where there is skiing, snowboarding and blading for people of all levels of experience, with lessons available. Snow tubing also available!
Polmonthill Ski Centre (13 miles)
Falkirk
Polmonthill Ski Centre We provide skiing and snowboarding lessons with fully qualified instructors.Lessons are suitable from early ages onwards. Tubing parties are available as an alternative. We have tables and chairs inside and out for picnics and vending machines for snack foods and drinks. Please contact us for further...
The Peak (< 1 mile)
Stirling
The Peak Ice skating pad, climbing wall, swimming pool, sports courts and more.
Go Ape Aberfoyle (18 miles)
Aberfoyle
Go Ape Aberfoyle Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Livingston Skate Park (23 miles)
Livingstone
Livingston Skate Park Concrete skate and bmx facility boasting plenty of features suitable for every level of progression. Popular with professional skateboarders.
AMF Stirling (< 1 mile)
Stirling
AMF Stirling Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This AMF has 28 lanes!
Xtreme Karting Falkirk (8 miles)
Falkirk
Xtreme Karting Falkirk Indoor Karting Centre offering a range of different karting formats for both Junior Drivers (Ages 8-16) and Senior Drivers (Ages 14+).
Stirling Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Stirling
Stirling Treasure Trail Is the fun way to explore the historic City of Stirling. Become a detective for the day! Can you work out who committed the crime? Follow the Trail of clues and solve them, to show you have what it takes to make a great detective!
Loch Katrine (20 miles)
Stirling
Loch Katrine Stroll or cycle around this stunning Loch and then catch the Sir Walter Scott Steamship back to base.
Dollar Park (10 miles)
Falkirk
Dollar Park A beautiful park with play area, crazy golf and a bouncy castle for children to enjoy!
Zetland Park (11 miles)
Grangemouth
Zetland Park Great place to take the fkis for a family day out with things to do include crazy golf, putting, tennis courts, bouncy castle, children's bicycle area, bowling green, boating pond and mini traffic area!
David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre (17 miles)
Aberfoyle
David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre Now known as The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at Aberfoyle, this is the best place to start exploring the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. The location above Aberfoyle offers some of the most spectacular views in the area including a stunning view across Loch Ard Forest to Ben Lomond.
Strathaven Park (31 miles)
Strathaven
Strathaven Park Facilities include a public boating pond, two bowling greens, children's play areas, putting green, outdoor tennis courts and a fantastic miniature railway.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Stirling 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 Central can enjoy the great day out as well.



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