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Things To Do & Days Out near Alness
Little Monkeys Soft Play Centre (< 1 mile)
Little Monkeys Soft Play Centre A multi level adventure wonderland set inside a community leisure centre, with features including a vertical climbing maze packed full of fun equipment, a dedicated toddler and baby zone plus The Hot Spot interactive sensory room too!
Invergordon Leisure Centre (3 miles)
Invergordon Leisure Centre A fun family's 20m leisure pool complete with flume slide and water features for kids! Plus toddler pool or creche for baby, spa pool and steam room for mum, and games hall for dad. Or swap those around!
Ecoventures (8 miles)
Ecoventures The ultimate wildlife watching adventure at the heart of the Moray Firth. Located at the heart of the • The ultimate wildlife watching adventure at the heart of the Moray Firth. EcoVentures offers you a truly exhilarating and memorable boat trip experience, plus a chance to see dolphins and other...
Dingwall Leisure Centre (9 miles)
Dingwall Leisure Centre Leisure centre with first class swimming facilities and a wide choice of sessions, tailored to different abilities. Great for fun with the family, lane swimming or relaxation. There is a Toddler pool too. Other activities and sports also available.
Busy Bees (9 miles)
Busy Bees Lots of fun equipment and daily activities for the under 6 crowd such as painting, easy baking, crafts, music and lots of games, plus bouncy castle and oodles of dressing up stuff.
Avoch Dolphin Trips (10 miles)
Avoch Dolphin Trips Daily sailings from picturesque Avoch Harbour. You may encounter osprey, red kites, seals, porpoises, bottlenose dolphins and many other wildlife species including otters, along with the odd historical landmark for good measure!
Wildwoodz Paintball Park (10 miles)
Wildwoodz Paintball Park Outdoor gaming venue designed for battle from paintball, to laser strike and archery.
The Highlanders Museum (11 miles)
The Highlanders Museum The largest Scottish regimental museum outside of Edinburgh. With around 20,000 artefacts including loads of medals, photos and uniforms that cover three floors! Located in the historic Fort George with a wicked view across to the Black Isle.
Tain Through Time (11 miles)
Tain Through Time Award winning museum, documenting Tain's near 1000 year history throughout 3 historic buildings. Well worth exploring with kids of school age.
Blackisle Wildlife Park (12 miles)
Blackisle Wildlife Park Visit a wide range of animals and gets hands on in the hatchery, plus adventure playground, complimentary train ride and uber accessible nature walks make this a treat for all the family. Off you go!
Highland Museum Of Childhood (13 miles)
Highland Museum Of Childhood Museum open April to November telling the story of childhood in the Highlands. Costume, childhood treasures and toys from the past 200 years are on show as well as hands-on activities, activity sheets, dressing-up and play with traditional toys.
Highland Aviation Museum (13 miles)
Highland Aviation Museum A must for any plane mad families, and open from April to November, they are a unique facility with access to many of the aircraft cockpits.
inverness City Sightseeing Tour (13 miles)
inverness City Sightseeing Tour This open top bus tour provides an extensive look at the city and the surrounding area. Pick from the Town Tour, the Inverness and Culloden Moor Tour, or the new Loch Ness Monster Tour. The tours depart regularly from the tourist office and range from 30 minutes to 3 hours.
Titanic Inverness Maritime Museum (15 miles)
Titanic Inverness Maritime Museum - is a interactive, evolving museum with nautical artefacts & large ships: e.g. 1:10 scale Titanic, Buckie drifter, RNLI lifeboat & more. Kids can climb aboard all the ships and boats and also interact with various pieces such as an engine order telegraph.
Vue Cinema Inverness (15 miles)
Vue Cinema Inverness A 17 screen multiplex cinema with 7 3D enabled screens.
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (15 miles)
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Family-friendly museum with exhibitions and hands-on activities. Art Gallery with rolling programme of exhibitions.
Dornoch Beach (15 miles)
Dornoch Beach Beautiful expanse of golden sand extending around the point to the south and all the way to the village of Embo in the north. Dornoch itself is a fascinating and historic town with a range of facilities and its famous cathedral.
Ness Islands Walk (16 miles)
Ness Islands Walk A great walk in a beautiful part of Inverness city; only about an hour long taking in the Ness Islands as you go, with plenty of options around you to extend the day.
Brewsters at Inshes Gate (16 miles)
Brewsters at Inshes Gate Attached to a kid friendly restaurant, this isn't a full day out but will certainly keep them happy long enough to have food cooked. Indoor and outdoor play areas with classic features like slides and climbing frames.
Robertsons Childrens Farm (16 miles)
Robertsons Childrens Farm is an outdoor farmyard where everyone can come and meet the animals while feeding and petting them. There's also a large play area.
Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises (16 miles)
Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises Set a course for adventure with award winning family cruises, tours and charters on the lovely Loch Ness. Check the depths for Nessie herself using the Jacobite sonar equipment!
Culloden Wood (16 miles)
Culloden Wood offers an ideal site for a family ramble, with way marked trails offering either a 3km trip including several local landmarks or a much shorter one in and out of the trees for those with smaller legs.
Nairn Beach (16 miles)
Nairn Beach A soft sandy beach backed by dunes, with a school of dolphins inhabiting the local coastline often visible from shore.
Inverness Aquadome Leisure Waters (16 miles)
Inverness Aquadome Leisure Waters This great family fun destination offers numerous water rides including the rapid river, three thrilling flumes, cyclone, toddler area, family spa pool and an outdoor swim facility too.
Inverness Ice Centre (16 miles)
Inverness Ice Centre Their 5 rink arena means everyone can do their thing: be it figure skating, ice hockey, curling, synchronised skating or just skooshing about with the family!
Whin Park (16 miles)
Whin Park is a large play park featuring a boating pond with ducks, a minature train ride, lots of adventure play area including one for adults, plus loos, shops, and picnic benches. A lovely traditional style day out!
Ness Islands Railway (16 miles)
Ness Islands Railway a 7 and a quarter inch gauge track, with steam and diesel locomotives running half mile long scenic services through the Whin Park with a classic sit astride seating system!
Culloden Battlefield (16 miles)
Culloden Battlefield This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles. One of many interesting family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Inverness with kids.
Rollerbowl (17 miles)
Rollerbowl 24 lanes with a good selection of house balls with 9 pool tables and video games in the Electric Arcade. Fun!
Frankie and Lolas (17 miles)
Frankie and Lolas is an exciting new indoor play centre featuring a large safari themed play frame with a separate candy town themed play frame for preschoolers. We also have an onsite Bistro and serve excellent coffee and cake!
Cawdor Castle (17 miles)
Cawdor Castle As well as the Shakesperian Macbeth castle there are also three gardens, the Cawdor Big Wood, and a 9-hole 3 par golf course
Tarbat Discovery Centre (18 miles)
Tarbat Discovery Centre See what the extensive archaeological excavations turned up at the only Pictish monastic settlement discovered in Scotland. Features for kids include drawing and rubbing boards.
Brodie Castle (21 miles)
Brodie Castle 16th century tower house packed to the turrets with art and antiques, plus passageways and towers to explore! Set in beautiful parkland with fantastic adventure playground suitable for kids of all ages.
Abriachan Trails (23 miles)
Abriachan Trails An excellent woodland and moorland walk using trails laid out by the Abriachan Forest Community Trust. Good views and a great many interesting things to see for the kids including a fun fort and a real one, dragonfly pond, picnic spot, reconstructed whiskey still and more besides. And at 5.5miles they're...
North 58 Sea Adventures (24 miles)
North 58 Sea Adventures is a wildlife boat trip business offering truly amazing experiences on the Moray Firth. Little adventurers explore the coastline as well as discovering plenty of amazing and abundant wildlife. Dolphins, whales, porpoises, sharks, seals and birds are all on display in their natural environment.
Logie Estate (25 miles)
Logie Estate Beautiful estate with Visitor Centre, a café, several shops, plus Walled Gardens and spectacular River Walks to explore. This is also an Adventure Playground for the kids. Open throughout the year and free to visit!
Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition (26 miles)
Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition The exhibition bases itself on 'Edutainment' and much of the content is based on the national curriculum. There are free pre and post workpacks to download from the site. See and touch many real research exhibits and perhaps meet Adrian Shine, leader of the project.
Brora Beach (26 miles)
Brora Beach Sandy beach whose special appeal besides the fossils is the regular appearance of dolphins, minke whales, and grey and common seals off the coastline.
Brora Heritage Centre (26 miles)
Brora Heritage Centre Child oriented local history site with hands on learning panels and friendly staff to guide you round. Hand painted illustrated local maps and local archaeological artefacts.
Urquhart Castle (28 miles)
Urquhart Castle Once one of Scotlands largest castles, Urquhart remains include a tower house that commands splendid views. The visitor centre contains retail, interpretation area, audio-visual presentation and tearoom and toilets.
The Loft Activity Centre (28 miles)
The Loft Activity Centre - is an activity centre and large family friendly cafe on a working farm. Activities include Quads, Archery, Laser Tag, Water Walkerz, Segway, Pottery Painting and Grass Sledging! We have an outside and inside play area and outside seating and make great coffee too!
Corrieshalloch Gorge Nature Reserve (29 miles)
Corrieshalloch Gorge Nature Reserve Visit an ancient slot gorge in the Highland wilderness, with amazing waterfalls, and a Victorian suspension bridge to view it from! Easier and more level walk available that is wheelchair and pushchair friendly.
Landmark Forest Theme Park (33 miles)
Landmark Forest Theme Park Where else in the UK can you ride a rollercoaster, rock climb, 'skydive', ride a wildwatercoaster, walk the Red Squirrel Nature Trail, walk on a treetop trail, try three different high challenge courses, explore the world's only 'Bamboozeleum', New for 2016 'The Butterfly...
Rainbow Castle Indoor Play Centre (35 miles)
Rainbow Castle Indoor Play Centre is a well equipped multi level play and party facility with open play limited to weekends and unusually short session times. Ideal for smaller kids or those with less energy.
The Moray Leisure Centre (35 miles)
The Moray Leisure Centre Learner and main pool plus leisure water zone with crocodile flume and Sunday inflatable madness! Elsewhere on site there's also an ice rink, what'll you do first, hot or cold?!
Elgin Ice Rink (35 miles)
Elgin Ice Rink offers more than just the public skating, with curling, figure skating, ice hockey, lessons, crash courses and ice disco also available! Plus a special session for wheelchairs to get onto the ice: cool!
Cairngorms National Park (35 miles)
Cairngorms National Park The UK’s largest national park with lots of things to do such as water sports, hiking, wildlife watching and skiing. There is something for everyone to enjoy, whatever their age or ability.
Moray Motor Museum (35 miles)
Moray Motor Museum A must see museum for all car fans young and old! Great collection of vintage, classic, and veteran cars, plus auto memorabilia. Special cars with plenty of history, many of which have been lovingly restored.
Craggan Outdoors (35 miles)
Craggan Outdoors One of the widest ranges of outdoor activities available in the Scottish Highlands including archery, art, indoor wall and outside climbing, golf, high ropes, mini quads, mountain biking, pony trekking, raft building, River Spey canoe trips, white water rafting and kayaking! Wow!
Outfit Moray (36 miles)
Outfit Moray Outdoor activity sessions for 9 to 15 year olds during the Easter, Summer and October school holidays at subsidised rates. Family days out and skills courses for adults also run throughout the year.