Aberdour Silver Sands (25 miles)
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)
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)
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 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)
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
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)
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)
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)
World of Wings
Scotland’s largest bird of prey centre features over 80 birds, including hawks, eagles, owls and falcons. Daily flying demonstrations to enjoy. Experiences (including family packages) and Falconry lessons available too!
Highland Safaris (34 miles)
Highland Safaris is a unique 5 star Visitor Attraction combining Scotlandâs newest Wildlife attraction the Red Deer Centre with inspiring walking and Biking activities including Bike Hire, Gold and Gem Panning Centre and exhilarating Land Rover Safaris. Winner of Best Visitor Experience in Scotland
Briarlands Farm (4 miles)
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)
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime (< 1 mile)
Boness Motor Museum (15 miles)
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)
The Linlithgow Story Museum
Come and see what Linlithgow was like way back in the olden times, and how it has developed. Learn about battles, royalty, local trades and more, walk through the beautiful garden, and explore the live willow maze.
The Peak (< 1 mile)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre (10 miles)
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)
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)
A space themed soft play area, situated in a sports centre with swimming pool and plenty more activities to keep kids entertained from badminton to table tennis!
Pandamonium Play Centre (25 miles)
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! They've got everything!
Noahs Ark (26 miles)
offer a massive soft play area, bowling alley, indoor karting and a ceramics workshop.
Stirling Castle (< 1 mile)
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)
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)
Expect interactive audio visual experience where the pre-booked can engage in virtual battle and not only learn about the history here but actively take part in it - even change it! The best kind of educational, with iconic grounds surrounding.
Falkirk Wheel (9 miles)
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)
A beautiful 15th century castle in a dramatic setting above Dollar Glen. Discover its fascinating history and tales of famous visitors to the castle. A great place to explore for visitors of all ages!
Callendar House (11 miles)
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.
The Scottish Crannog Centre (32 miles)
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Learn all about crannogs and the ancient people who built these homes in the water over 5,000 years ago! Recreated crannog, exhibition centre, guided tour, plus a chance to try some ancient crafts for yourself!
Firpark Ski Centre (8 miles)
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)
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)
Ice skating pad, climbing wall, swimming pool, sports courts and more.
Strathyre Outdoors (21 miles)
promote a wide range of activities for families and children, including: Junior Ranger trails and Bushman fun in the forest. Wilderness trails, Twilight walk, Bike Hire, Canoe Safari and Geocaching and much more. Camping and accommodation close by.
Go Ape Aberfoyle (18 miles)
Go Ape Aberfoyle
The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Livingston Skate Park (23 miles)
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)
This AMF has 28 lanes and offers those handy bumpers, ramps and light balls. Air conditioned with a family diner and redemption arcade, this is all weather fun for all!
Xtreme Karting Falkirk (8 miles)
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+).
The Stirling Mystery Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
The Stirling Mystery Treasure Trail
Get out exploring with the children on the Stirling self guided themed Treasure Trail. By following our set directions you’ll get the chance to hunt for the answers to our sneaky clues and help solve the mystery.
Loch Katrine (20 miles)
Stroll or cycle around this stunning Loch and then catch the Sir Walter Scott Steamship back to base.
Dollar Park (10 miles)
A beautiful park with a fantastic hand crafted play area, 4 tennis courts, an 18 hole putting green, and a bouncy castle for children to enjoy! Open all year and free to visit. Small charge for some activities.
Zetland Park (11 miles)
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)
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)
Facilities include a public boating pond, two bowling greens, children's play areas, putting green, outdoor tennis courts and a fantastic miniature railway.
Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve (32 miles)
Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve
Breathtaking views and amazing wildlife to discover, such as peregrine falcons and badgers! Regular badger and bat walks and children’s activities throughout the year, plus a great Visitor Centre.
Falkirk Cineworld (10 miles)
All the latest facilities you would expect of a modern cinema including large screens and digital projectors, enabling it to show all the latest films, including 3D versions of the most popular releases.
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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