Potter About (31 miles)
A Ceramic cafe, with play corner! Come and paint pottery, from a little froggy to a 'little miss' piggy bank. Either leave for a few days, to be glazed and fired or take home on the day. Fairtrade tea and coffee, hot lunches and yummy home baking available.
Caithness Glass (32 miles)
Watch the glass makers turn molten glass into an array of beautiful glass objects and paint glass yourself!
Fingers and Thumbs Crafts Centre (32 miles)
Fingers and Thumbs Crafts Centre
We have a large selection of crafts for all the family. You can just drop in anytime and enjoy ceramic painting or decopage. We have a wide range of items to suit all ages! Celebrate your Birthday with us or join in one of our workshops, run during the holidays!
Ceramic Experience (34 miles)
A vast selection of blank ceramic pieces, from mugs and jugs to money banks and animal figures can be painted to your own design
Potter Around (44 miles)
Pottery painting and craft studio. Try your hand at ceramic painting and have loads of fun. Arts and crafts parties and courses held in our specially decorated children's room.
Create Craft Cafe (50 miles)
Create Craft Cafe
At Create Craft Café you can explore your creative side in our Paint it Yourself Pottery Workshop.
The Ceramic Experience (57 miles)
The Ceramic Experience
At the studio, customers are supplied with everything from stamps and stencils to aprons, brushes, tiles and paint, all of which are non-toxic and food safe.
Glazed (66 miles)
is a ceramic painting experience. Kids and parents will enjoy just dropping in or booking ahead, and choosing from our wide selection of ‘Pick and Paint’ ceramics. Everything is provided from aprons to paints including friendly help. NO studio Fees or hidden Charges. Just Fun.
Cafe Ceramico (67 miles)
- is a family run, family oriented, creative environment for ceramic painting. Alongside the pottery painting we have a free soft play area and a cafe serving tea, coffee, snacks and light lunches. We also provide birthday parties, craft classes and ceramics tuition both in house and to local council and other organisations.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre (< 1 mile)
Camperdown Wildlife Centre
The wildlife centre is one of Dundee’s most popular attractions and is home to around 50 species of animals, birds and reptiles.
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre (38 miles)
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre
So many exciting animals & birds to see - Set in 100 acres of beautiful Strathearn countryside - Unique bird hatchery - Chick & bunny handling
Play park & indoor barn - Daily animal feedings
Glengoulandie Country Park (38 miles)
Glengoulandie Country Park
Glengoulandie Country Park has something for everyone..A fabulous herd of red deer, including a white stag, Highland cattle, Soay sheep & Goats
Chickens and peafowl. There is also a Coffee shop, serving homemade food, a small camping site, popular with hillwalkers, who like the peace and tranquillity and a fishing lochan, stocked with Rainbow and Brown trout. Rod hire also available.
Sensation (4 miles)
Unique visitor attraction with over sixty hands-on exhibits based on the senses. Ideal for families and fun for all ages. - Voted 'Scottish Family Attraction of the Year 2003' by the Good Britain Guide.
Dundee Science Centre (4 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!
Angus Folk Museum (8 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.
Arbroath Signal Tower (18 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.
Olympia Leisure Centre (4 miles)
Olympia Leisure Centre
- a leisure pool complete with waves, flumes, whirlpools, and a standard pool mainly used by swimming clubs for training.
Perth Leisure Pool (16 miles)
Perth Leisure Pool
The centre offers 5 indoor swimming pools, an outdoor lagoon, 2 flumes, a Wild Water Channel, Poolside Whirlpools and Bubble Beds plus slide.
Pirates Island (2 miles)
Whatever the weather, this piratey paradise is a perfect entertainment place for kids between 1-12 to climb, hide, run and just have lots of fun and for school or club outings.
Kidz World (3 miles)
- has a massive play frame full of excitement and adventure for children up to the age of 10.
The Fun Factory (5 miles)
The Fun Factory
is a custom built indoor Soft Play Family Entertainment Centre. The Fun Factory provides an activity centre for children with sections for those age 1 to 4 and another for those aged 5 to 11 years. There is also a sensory area specifically for children with additional or special needs.
Frostys Funhouse (13 miles)
Multi level winter themed adventure main frame featuring four lane ice slide, football and basket ball area, rapid fire cannons, ball juggler and ball pit, toddlers' race track, separate toddlers' area and loads more!
Cheeky Monkeys Montrose (27 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys Montrose
An indoor kids play centre, large play frame and slides to entertain the children, enclosed baby area for the younger ones, large seating area for the adults, fantastic menu at the snack bar for everyone, wheelchair and pram friendly, fun for all.
Verdant Works (3 miles)
A great day out for all the family. Hands on interactive displays and Computer-based multimedia, an Audio visual show and there are Guided Tours available.
Discovery Point (4 miles)
All weather award-winning 5-star attraction - Hands on interactives - Computer-based multimedia and displays - Audio visual show - Gift Shop - Cafe - Guided Tours available - Open all year, all weather attraction
HM Frigate Unicorn (5 miles)
HM Frigate Unicorn
Step on board this historic Warship and travel back in time to the days when Britannia ruled the waves. Now one of the six oldest ships left in the world.
Barry Water Mil (11 miles)
Barry Water Mil
Enjoy the splash of the waterwheel and the smell of grinding corn in this picturesque 19th-century working mill.
J M Barrie's Birthplace (13 miles)
J M Barrie's Birthplace
Enchanting cottage where Sir J. M. Barrie was born and raised with his nine siblings - Peter Pan garden with a living-willow crocodile and Pirates Workshop to be explored - Fly like Peter Pan as part of the 'Peter Pan Experience
Pictavia Visitor Centre (21 miles)
Pictavia Visitor Centre
Tells the story of Scotland's Pictish tribes, a mysterious warrior people who roamed the area nearly two thousand years ago. Discover their stories, battles, music and art: discover their lives.
Crieff Visitor Centre (32 miles)
Crieff Visitor Centre
ollow in the footsteps of Scotland's 18th century Cattle Drovers and experience the life and times of the people who made Crieff the crossroads of Scotland at the turn of the 18th Century.
Dundee Ice Arena (1 miles)
Dundee Ice Arena
A state of the art multipurpose ice arena offering an excellent skating venue for all ice users. - All types of ice activities are encouraged at the Arena. Why not look inside the most modern ice facility in the country and find out more about the coolest place in town.
Forfar Ice Rink (14 miles)
Forfar Ice Rink
With experienced skaters stewarding the sessions anyone who visits the rink can enjoy their skating in a relaxed yet safe environment. Special toddler and learners sessions. Also has great bowling and curling facilities.
Lochee Leisure Centre (2 miles)
The Factory Skatepark (5 miles)
The Factory Skatepark
The UK's first custom built indoor extreme sports arena for Boarding, Blading and BMXing. With special beginners' sessions available.
Dewars Centre (16 miles)
From September to April curling is available in an eight lane rink - also has indoor bowling arena, exhibitions and shows.
Dundee Treasure Trail (4 miles)
Dundee Treasure Trail
Spend an hour or so in Dundee City Centre trying to find clues and solve puzzles. The Trail takes you through the town centre into an historic graveyard and past some of Dundee’s famous sites.
Kerr's Miniature Railway (18 miles)
Kerr's Miniature Railway
is located on the seafront of Arbroath. It is a miniature railway where children can enjoy a 5 minute long journey. There is also a miniature bus and fire engine which operate along the promenade. Children can also enjoy picnics on the grass whilst watching the trains go by.
Camperdown Country Park (< 1 mile)
Camperdown Country Park
Combined with the wildlife centre, family fun fair, adventure playground and golf courses, Camperdown can offer a fantastic, fun-filled day out for all the family. Dundee Ice Arena and Cineworld nearby.
Charleton Fruit Farm (27 miles)
Charleton Fruit Farm
Looking for a relaxing day out? Why not try the Charleton Fruit Farm. Coffee shop with an imaginative menu, including fresh fruit and vegetables from the farm, an indoor and outdoor setting, gift shop local produce and somewhere for the kids to play.
Cineworld Cinema (< 1 mile)
Thanks for all the great things to do and Pottery Making and Arts and Crafts near Birkhill 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 Tayside can enjoy the great day out as well.
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