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Things for Active Kids to do near to West Calder
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Livingston Skate Park (3 miles)
Livingstone
Livingston Skate Park Concrete skate and bmx facility boasting plenty of features suitable for every level of progression. Popular with professional skateboarders.
Funtastic Fantasy Golf (3 miles)
Livingstone
Funtastic Fantasy Golf Black-Light UV indoor miniature golf arena.
Bedlam Paintball Winchburgh (9 miles)
Edinburgh
Bedlam Paintball Winchburgh Renowned for its imaginative, realistic paintball Game Zones built to evoke highly developed game scenarios, Bedlam offers junior day packages for over 12s plus Splatmasters for ages 9-11 available as a party package and Lasertag at this venue for over 12s.
Adventure Golf Island (17 miles)
Dunfermline
Adventure Golf Island Scotland's first 'Florida style' 36 hole indoor and outdoor Adventure Golf complex! Putt your way amidst waterfalls, fountains, Palm trees, Tiki Huts and a Pirate Ship, while playing in Europe’s first mini golf dome! Plus floodlit night course. The ideal fun activity for everyone from...
Outdoor Trax (20 miles)
North Lanarkshire
Outdoor Trax Outdoor activities on the Lowland Canal system and surrounding countryside including cycling, kayaking, canoeing, water waltzers, archery and much more.
Go Ape Peebles (22 miles)
Peebles
Go Ape Peebles The UK’s No.1 Tree Top 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 up high above the forest floor.
7stanes Glentress (22 miles)
Peebles
7stanes Glentress Family friendly mountain biking trails with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a Visitors Centre, Cafe and Bike Hire.
Cluny Clays (25 miles)
Kirkcaldy
Cluny Clays Play Naturally outdoor area and activities such as clay pigeon shooting, golf and archery! Restaurant, free parking and excellent disabled facilities.
The Climbing Academy Boulder Club (28 miles)
Glasgow
The Climbing Academy Boulder Club Bouldering is climbing on short walls above crash mats without harnesses! Boulder Club is for 8-16 year olds; From a Taster through level 1-5. We proved instructors, logbooks and certificates as you progress through the levels. It’s a great environment to climb whilst having fun with friends.
Kingdom of Fife Millennium Cycleways (28 miles)
Glenrothes
Kingdom of Fife Millennium Cycleways Fife has one of the UK's most comprehensive cycle routes. Explore 300 miles of cycle route along quiet country lanes, disused railway lines and forest tracks as well as commuter routes in towns - check weblink. Great idea for family days out in Fife.
Rednock Trekking (35 miles)
Stirling
Rednock Trekking Family and beginner friendly Pony Trekking with new additional outdoor activities, Quad pods, Segways for older children and orienteering: a wonderfully memorable way to show the kids the beautiful scenery.
McLaren Leisure Centre (37 miles)
Stirling
McLaren Leisure Centre Activity Centre with 20m swimming pool, climbing wall and a soft play area for children under 7.
Unit 23 Skatepark (39 miles)
Dumbarton
Unit 23 Skatepark At 56,000 sq-ft they have ramps spread over 3 halls, that are designed to suit everyone and every skill level, including a massive replica of the legendary little devil bowl and a huge foam pit!
Galleon Centre (40 miles)
Kilmarnock
Galleon Centre As well as providing facilities for swimming it houses an ice rink, bowling hall, two sports halls, squash courts, a sauna/solarium suite, a superb fitness room and two bars - fun swims available to kids aged 8 and over, under 7's must be accompanied by an adult.
Go Ape Aberfoyle (40 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.
7stanes Ae (46 miles)
Ae
7stanes Ae Family friendly mountain biking trail with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a skills and warm up area, uplift service plus cafe and bike hire on site.
Ancrum Outdoor Centre (48 miles)
Dundee
Ancrum Outdoor Centre Almost defying description these guys offer a seriously wide range outdoor activities, wet and dry, active and serene, on foot and by vehicle. Take a look!
Battlefield LIVE Dundee (50 miles)
Dundee
Battlefield LIVE Dundee Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 8 years old.
The Factory Skatepark (50 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.
Five Sisters Zoo Park (1 miles)
West Calder
Five Sisters Zoo Park boasts a wide variety of mammals, birds and reptiles from all over the world. New Exhibits include the adventure playground, monkey area, walk through aviary plus lemur enclosure.
Scottish Owl Centre (6 miles)
Bathgate
Scottish Owl Centre One of the largest collections of owls in the world and located within a lovely country park.
Edinburgh Zoo (13 miles)
Edinburgh
Edinburgh Zoo - is the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland offering the opportunity to see over 1000 wonderful animals, including their new, first ever banteng calf!
Scottish Seabird Centre (36 miles)
North Berwick
Scottish Seabird Centre This award winning Centre has something for all ages. including soft play zone and wildlife cinema! The world leader in remote wildlife viewing, featuring interactive cameras beaming incredible live close ups of nearby marine wildlife onto giant screens.
East Links Family Park (40 miles)
Dunbar
East Links Family Park a train safari where you can feed the farm animals, as well as pony rides and small animal handling. Big and little kids can play outside on the Go-Karts, toboggan run, milk can skittles and giant maze. as well as soft play and trampolining indoors.
Craigie's Farm (11 miles)
Edinburgh
Craigie's Farm A great farm to visit, enjoy the treats of the farm shop, see the animals or discover just what goes on down the farm.
Gorgie City Farm (15 miles)
Edinburgh
Gorgie City Farm

Gorgie City Farm, with it's animals and gardens, has always been considered as a place to visit, relax and see what's new, and of course it's free so even a short visit is good value! Spot chickens, woolly sheep, oinking pigs, adventurous goats & long tongued cows- especially if you...

National War Museum (16 miles)
Edinburgh
National War Museum Discover how war and military service have touched the lives of countless Scots. In the magnificent setting of Edinburgh Castle, explore over 400 years of the Scottish military experience. Uncover stories of courage and determination, victory and defeat, heroics and heartbreak and find out how war has left...
National Museum of Scotland (16 miles)
Edinburgh
National Museum of Scotland Another great museum. All our collections have tales to tell. See treasures from the edges of history and trace Scotland's story from fascinating fossils to popular culture. For generations we've collected key exhibits from all over Scotland and beyond.
Museum on the Mound (16 miles)
Edinburgh
Museum on the Mound Want to see a million pounds? See Scotland's oldest banknote? Explore the changing face of Edinburgh? Build a model home? Crack open a safe? These are just some of the things you can see and do at the Museum on the Mound.
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments (16 miles)
Edinburgh
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments The oldest concert hall in Scotland and a museum of musical instruments. There are kids' trails, tours for all ages and demonstrations of harpsichords.
Museum of Childhood (16 miles)
Edinburgh
Museum of Childhood Young people can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults enjoy a trip down memory lane.
The People's Story Museum (17 miles)
Edinburgh
The People's Story Museum The People’s Story explores the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people at work and play from the late 18th century to today. Visitors can see displays showing a bookbinder’s workshop, a wartime kitchen and much more, all packed with real objects. You can even see a former jail, an original part of this...
The Museum of Edinburgh (17 miles)
Edinburgh
The Museum of Edinburgh A delightful maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from the Capital’s past. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh with kids.
Our Dynamic Earth (17 miles)
Edinburgh
Our Dynamic Earth Thundering tropical storms, icy winds from the North Pole and moving tectonic plates bring the extremes of Planet Earth to life at Edinburgh's 5 star visitor attraction for families.
National Mining Museum Scotland (20 miles)
Newtongrange
National Mining Museum Scotland Guided tours and interesting historical mining information, plus the new Mini Miners' softplay area for kids up to 8, to help soften all the education!
Prestongrange Museum (23 miles)
Prestonpans
Prestongrange Museum A museum site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution, you can still see the remnants of glass works, potteries, coal mine and brick works, as well as the Hoffman Kiln and the unique Cornish Beam Engine. Games, toys and trails keep children occupied inside and out.
National Museum of Flight (34 miles)
North Berwick
National Museum of Flight Something for the whole family! Have you tried to fly our airship, seen a Spitfire, got on board Concorde or completed our assault course? The museum also includes hands-on games, cafe and shop. East Lothian’s five star attraction with indoor and outdoor fun. Children under 5 free!
Xcite Livingston (3 miles)
Livingston
Xcite Livingston Leisure centre with a large leisure pool with flumes, a separate teaching pool, and soft play area with 2 level play frame.
Xcite Whitburn (5 miles)
Whitburn
Xcite Whitburn Leisure centre with a deck level pool, 3 tier soft play area, plus a teaching pool for babies and young children..
Xcite Linlithgow Leisure Centre (9 miles)
Linlithgow
Xcite Linlithgow Leisure Centre 20m Pool, Teaching Pool with toddler slides and splash area and Space Bugs Soft Play Adventure zone with 2 level play frame.
Wester Hailes Education Centre (12 miles)
Edinburgh
Wester Hailes Education Centre Main and teaching pools, plus diving pool with 1m springboard and 2m platform.
Royal Commonwealth Pool (17 miles)
Edinburgh
Royal Commonwealth Pool Swimming Pool - Diving Pool - Childrens Pool - Clambers childs play area (a multi level adventure area for children)
Newbattle Swimming Pool (20 miles)
Midlothian
Newbattle Swimming Pool offers a diverse range of water based activities and facilities include 25m swimming pool, 8m training pool, high and spring diving boards. Disability accessible.
Overboard Softplay (< 1 mile)
Polbeth
Overboard Softplay - an ocean theme, has a massive frame, Go-kart track and spans over 10,000 sq feet of space
Pitstop (2 miles)
West Calder
Pitstop The Pitstop offers a multi-level soft-play facility for children under the age of eight as part of a One-Stop Shop of services plus a Gym and Sauna.
The Hive Soft Play (4 miles)
Bathgate
The Hive Soft Play is an indoor play centre with a spectacular play frame. We have a cafe serving delicious homemade food and treats. The play centre is for children aged 0-12 years. Also a fantastic party venue offering a variety of party options to celebrate your child’s birthday.
Spacebugs at Craigwoods (4 miles)
Livingston
Spacebugs at Craigwoods 2 level play frame within this leisure centre where you can also play sports or workout.
Space Bugs (7 miles)
West Lothian
Space Bugs A space themed soft play area, situated in a sports centre with plenty more activities to keep kids entertained!
Playbugs Play Centre (9 miles)
Linlithgow
Playbugs Play Centre For the older children there are 3 floors of crazy fun to be had – for those making their way to the 3rd floor there are rope bridges to climb over, a mystery tunnel and wobble board, on the 2nd floor there is access to our very own super fast astro slides, tunnel tube slide, mouse holes and much more
Scrambles (10 miles)
Edinburgh
Scrambles play frame for children 2 to 5 years old and a play frame for children up to 9 years old. Recent additions include a bigger chute, and an interactive Flasma floor with HD moving images.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Things for Active Kids to do near West Calder 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 Lothian can enjoy the great day out as well.



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