Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime (17 miles)
Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum (17 miles)
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton (18 miles)
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton
Maritime museum with lots of hand-on activities and plenty to see including carving your own hull and imagining that you are a ship designer.
Clydebank Museum (19 miles)
Museum with permanent exhibitions including large model ships and exhibitions concentrating on Clydebanks proud industrial heritage alongside high specification temporary galleries, for exciting touring exhibitions.
Hunterian Museum (22 miles)
Museum, shop and cafe with hands-on exhibits, mummies, dinosaurs and meteorites.
McLean Museum and Art Gallery (22 miles)
McLean Museum and Art Gallery
The Museum features an Egyptian mummy cartonnage, a Samurai warrior, an Indian Tiger, a Nile crocodile, a Sloth Bear and other animals, also ship models. Free quiz sheets are available along with an art table with activity materials for children. Gift shop.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (22 miles)
Glasgow Riverside Museum (22 miles)
Glasgow Riverside Museum
The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the Museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting, which also offers over 20 hands on exhibits, plus 3 interactive historically recreated street scenes and over 90 large touch screen activities.
Glasgow Science Centre (23 miles)
Glasgow Science Centre
Fun, excitement and intrigue with free interactive science shows, fun workshops like the 'Egg Drop Challenge' and the 'Perception Deception', the amazing new BodyWorks' exhibition and 3 floors of fascinating displays showcasing science and life. Glasgow Science Centre is a world of...
Scotland Street School Museum (23 miles)
Scotland Street School Museum
A must-see for fans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the architect of the building, and tells the story of education in Scotland from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.
The Peoples Palace (23 miles)
The Peoples Palace
Explore the city's social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays.
Scottish Football Museum (25 miles)
Scottish Football Museum
Museum and Stadium Tour dedicated to the beautiful game located at Hampden park- the oldest continually used international ground in the world.
Castle House Museum (26 miles)
Castle House Museum
Well stocked museum on upper floors of one of Dunoon's most historic locations. Putting and tennis also available in the Castle Gardens with excellent views of the Firth of Clyde.
Strachur Smiddy (27 miles)
For the young visitor, the implements, artefacts and photographs on display provide a valuable aid to learning and give a realistic insight into an important aspect of Scotland's rural history.
David Livingstone Centre (29 miles)
David Livingstone Centre
Child-friendly museum with hands-on exhibits and packed with items relating to David Livingstones explorations in Africa plus 20 acres of parkland and gardens. Closed Jan-Mar.
National Museum of Rural Life (29 miles)
National Museum of Rural Life
Working farm and museum where you can get hand-on finding out all about rural life with lots of seasonal activities too.
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre (31 miles)
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum (31 miles)
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum
Gives visitors a fascinating and authentic insight into how people lived, worked and played in the old Highlands, from the first record of Auchindrain in 1533 to when the last resident moved away in 1967
Boness Motor Museum (33 miles)
Boness Motor Museum
An interesting mix of classic cars and James Bond 007 memorabilia including props from Film and TV. Also on site is a childrens soft play area as well as a bar and diner.
The Linlithgow Story Museum (33 miles)
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.
Bute Museum (35 miles)
Isle of Bute
The island's history from a Bronze age Princess' necklace to a Penny Farthing bicycle, and its wildlife including a touch-table of interesting objects and a seal for stroking will inspire children and their parents to further explore our Island.
Pittencrieff House Museum (36 miles)
Pittencrieff House Museum
Museum located in Pittencrieff Park with a fully accessible exhibition called Magic of the Glen plus visit St Margarets Cave too!
The Dick Institute (40 miles)
The Dick Institute
The museum is nicely family oriented and the ever changing exhibits are frequently focused on children's interests.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine (41 miles)
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine
Museum with lots for families to do including building model boats, exploring a vessel and seeing others up close, and entering a workers tenement flat.
Kilmartin House Museum (43 miles)
Kilmartin House Museum
An award winning world-class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation. You can also try out a range of hands-on activities, including their popular quern stones and stone axe polisher!
National War Museum (48 miles)
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...
Museum on the Mound (49 miles)
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.
National Museum of Scotland (49 miles)
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 of Childhood (49 miles)
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.
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments (49 miles)
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.
The People's Story Museum (49 miles)
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 (49 miles)
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 (49 miles)
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.
Methil Heritage Centre (53 miles)
Methil Heritage Centre
This child friendly and volunteer run museum often hosts fun, family-oriented exhibitions with lots of activities to take part in for toddlers upwards. Exhibitions regularly change, so plan ahead if you can!
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (53 miles)
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
In memory of the poet; the museum includes plenty of hands-on and interactive exhibits to keep the kids interested, plus a nice play area outside to reward them for paying attention!
Treasures Of The Earth (54 miles)
Treasures Of The Earth
An award winning collection of priceless gemstones & crystals in an atmospheric display of caves caverns & mines
Prestongrange Museum (55 miles)
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 Mining Museum Scotland (55 miles)
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!
Dundee Science Centre (57 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 (57 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, (58 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.
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum (59 miles)
Museum of Lead Mining (59 miles)
Museum of Lead Mining
Visit a real lead mine and learn about the processes and experience. Guided tours down a former working mine. Situated in The Lowther Hills at Wanlockhead, Scotland's Highest Village.
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park (13 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...
World of Wings (24 miles)
World of Wings
Come and enjoy the largest collection of Birds of Prey in Scotland.
Briarlands Farm (13 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.
The Peak (18 miles)
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 (25 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 (28 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 (18 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near Aberfoyle 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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