Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime (17 miles)
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.
Glasgow Transport Museum (22 miles)
Glasgow Transport Museum
The dynamic new Riverside Museum displays Glasgow’s rich industrial heritage, which stems from the River Clyde. The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the Museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting.
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 wonder beside the Clyde.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 its mark on Scotland's history, image and reputation abroad.
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 historic building.
The Museum of Edinburgh (49 miles)
The Museum of Edinburgh
A delightful maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from the Capitals past. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh
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 Edinburghâs five-star visitor attraction, Our Dynamic Earth
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
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.
Angus Folk Museum (61 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.
British Golf Museum (62 miles)
British Golf Museum
Imaginative exhibitions, hands on activities and stunning multimedia displays bring to life over 500 years of golfing history. Follow the children's trail, try dressing up in period costume and practicing putting with replica clubs and balls from the last 175 years.
Highland Folk Museum (64 miles)
Highland Folk Museum
Visitors to this living history Museum can learn how their Highland ancestors lived, built their homes, tilled the soil and how they dressed.
With play areas, 1930's schoolhouse and activities during the summer months there is plenty here to occupy the whole family.
Winners of the ASVA Visitor Attraction of the Year award and Finalists for the 2010 'Kids in Museums' award.
Scottish Fisheries Museum (65 miles)
Scottish Fisheries Museum
is a multi-award winning national museum which tells the story of Scottish fishing from the earliest times to the present. A guided tour takes approximately 90 minutes and themed tours can be arranged to link in with specific projects or interests.
National Museum of Flight (65 miles)
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 Lothianâs five star attraction with indoor and outdoor fun. Children under 5 free!
Arbroath Signal Tower (74 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.
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre (74 miles)
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 astraglide, pedal boats, BBQ facilities and flying fox.
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. Briarlands Farm is situated in a quiet country location just outside the city of Stirling. There are fun activities for the family to enjoy and a large Family Friendly Tearoom serving homemade local produce. There is also an indoor craft area and tots playarea.
Mariner Leisure Centre (25 miles)
Mariner Leisure Centre
Lagoon-shaped leisure pool with beach area and wave machine - 4 x 25m lanes and baby pool - poolside viewing and family friendly communal changing village - frog, dolphin, whale and walrus chutes along with frog-on-a-log water feature - child and adult swimming lessons available.
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
A soft play centre for children at Bearheart Castle and is the first fully interactive facility in the country, adding an exciting new dimension to what is already enormous safe fun. Has the usual slides ballpits and cafe plus a castle
Pandamonium Play Centre (19 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.
Gambado Glasgow (21 miles)
is a family entertainment centre with three age-specific play frames, F1 Go Karts, Climbing Wall, regular character visits from children's favourites, extensive cafe, party zones, internet pods, imagination zone! Go Karts and Climbing wall have no addition fee and are available for everyone, so why not join in with them?
Kidz World (23 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.
Funky Forest at the Outside Inn (23 miles)
Funky Forest at the Outside Inn
The younger visitors enjoy the Funky Forest play facility and this allows their carers the chance to enjoy some moments of their own. Not suitable for younger children, as it is not a soft play but 3 years and over.
The Buzz (26 miles)
It’s big, it’s mad, and very exciting; it’s the family entertainment centre that Scotland has been waiting for so come on: you will not be disappointed! Soft play, laser games, sensory and messy rooms, parties and more!
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre (26 miles)
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre
has 2 separate areas, one for toddlers (under 5's) and one for juniors (over 5's). There are 4 slides including a 4m Drop Slide (over 5's only, legs and arms must be covered) and a 3 lane astra slide.
Monster Mania (26 miles)
Soft play in two sections for the under and over fives, and laser tag for six and overs. Other fun features on site include a sensory room.
Cheeky Monkeys (26 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys has 3 slides and the usual ball pit set-up, kids love it.
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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