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Things To Do & Days Out near Ayr
LA Bowl and Megazone (< 1 mile)
LA Bowl and Megazone Modern tenpin bowling facilities for a classic calm activity plus a laser tag arena for the opposite: adventure weaponry based live action role play with exciting environment and effects! Pins or opponents: someone's going down!
Megazone (< 1 mile)
Megazone A cool futuristic laser game where you stalk your opponents through the atmospheric maze environment, zapping harmlessly when you catch them in the open! A zero impact score based war game for over 7s.
Pirate Pete's Playcentre (< 1 mile)
Pirate Pete's Playcentre With four decks of slopes and slides, climbs and tubes, Pirate Pete's is a treasure trove of attractions to put your pirating skills to the ultimate test. There are ball lagoons; soft bouncers; aerial runways and loads of slides before you walk the plank at the bottom.
Citadel Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Citadel Leisure Centre Leisure centre with multi purpose Hall, 3 swimming pools (25m, teaching pool, and flexi pool with movable floor), a large gym, squash courts, and more. Variety of swim sessions, plus club activities, and galas.
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (2 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!
The Ayrshire Equitation Centre (3 miles)
The Ayrshire Equitation Centre Lessons for tots upward, scenic hacking, menage, showjumps and working hunter jumps available plus livery services and more. BHS trained and approved with RDA facilities too!
Kidz Play Indoor Play Centre (3 miles)
Kidz Play Indoor Play Centre Let your child's imagination run riot on the snake slides, tube slides, activity towers, ball pool and soft play area for toddlers. Jungle themed equipment that lets your child play in safety while you watch from the comfort of the cafe.
Heads of Ayr Park (3 miles)
Heads of Ayr Park There's almost 50 different types of animal, each with its own particular charm. Meet them, touch them, feed them! And it's packed with fantastic activities like indoor and outdoor play areas, an aerial runway, thrilling ringo sledging, tunnel land and the combine castle.
Gemmells Soft Play (8 miles)
Gemmells Soft Play is an indoor soft play for kids up to age 11 with dedicated toddler/baby den, drive-through car wash and two levels to explore! We serve healthy, homemade food and snacks, great coffee and the garden centre offers gifts, toys, gardening essentials, and great food in the restaurant.
Dundonald Castle (8 miles)
Dundonald Castle One of the must-visit attractions in Ayrshire with outstanding views and loads of recent developments including a friendly visitor centre and interpretive displays.
Culzean Castle (10 miles)
Culzean Castle A splendid and atmospheric castle full of history and significance, and surrounded by beautiful country parkland. Houses the 2nd largest armoury display in the world.
Magnum Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Magnum Leisure Centre Leisure Pool, Ice Rink, Soft Play, Birthday Parties; Dry Sports Activities: Squash, Badminton, Volleyball etc.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine (10 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.
Creepy Crawlies (11 miles)
Creepy Crawlies Bright and colourful multi level indoor soft play is a clean, safe and thrilling environment provided for physical family fun and children's parties.
The Garage (11 miles)
The Garage is a leisure centre with everything you need to entertain the whole family, with tenpin bowling, go-karts, amusements, video games and a restaurant all under one roof!
The Dick Institute (12 miles)
The Dick Institute The museum is nicely family oriented and the ever changing exhibits are frequently focused on children's interests.
Scottish Industrial Railway Centre (12 miles)
Scottish Industrial Railway Centre Railway Centre run by volunteers with Steam Open Days running most Sundays in the summer.
Jungle Madness Soft Play (12 miles)
Jungle Madness Soft Play With a 3 storey structure, 3 massive slides, a sport’s court, go-karts and a toddlers' and babies' area, there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied. And with Laser Tag Parties too, even the older kids will be entertained!
Eglinton Country Park (13 miles)
Eglinton Country Park There are tranquil country pursuits available here, from walking, horse riding, and fishing on the lochside to the range of inclusive and accessible children's play areas! Plus catch a Countryside Ranger event if you can!
Dean Castle Country Park (13 miles)
Dean Castle Country Park Over 200 acres of parkland to explore, with beautiful woodland walks, an adventure playground, and a fantastic 14th century castle to discover. There is also an urban farm full of animals, all open all year and all free to visit!
Juniper Jungle (14 miles)
Juniper Jungle Jungle themed soft play structure with classic fun features to challenge and stimulate under 9s. Comfortable seating area for parents in the cafe.
Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex (16 miles)
Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex - offers skiing and snowboarding with lessons available for all ages on their dry outdoor slope. Youngsters can also join in the fun, sledging or using ringos on the mini slope.
New Cumnock Open Air Pool (18 miles)
New Cumnock Open Air Pool Welcomes families between May and September for heated outdoor public swimming and children's lessons. Now also a RLSS officially registered Lifeguard Training Centre!
Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre (22 miles)
Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre Entry to the windfarm and visitor centre is free and with an interactive exhibition and over 70km of cycling and rambling trails, there is a lot to explore!
Brodick Castle and Country Park (22 miles)
Brodick Castle and Country Park There are dramatic gorges with water-carved shapes in the rocks to discover. and you can experince stunning views across Brodick Bay.
Robertson Museum and Aquarium (23 miles)
Robertson Museum and Aquarium The museum exhibits illustrate the history of marine science, features of the marine environment, local marine habitats and examples of current research backed up with fascinating living aquarium displays specifically from the local area. An educational or whimsical trip, interesting either way!
Kelburn Castle Country Centre (23 miles)
Kelburn Castle Country Centre Kelburn is a fun day out for the whole family with a working pottery, playbarn falconry, assault course and the amazing Secret Forest! Plus new features the off road Bike Track and Horse Riding!
Newtons Family Funfair (23 miles)
Newtons Family Funfair offers crazy golf, amusement centre, rides and games. Ideal for keeping the kids busy for an hour or so!
Vikingar! (25 miles)
Vikingar! This award winning visitor attraction in Ayrshire takes you on a multi-media journey through time from the earliest Viking raids to their defeat at the Battle of Largs in 1263. Vikingar! also boasts a swimming pool, theatre, fitness centre, Winter Garden cafe and children's soft play area.
Gleniffer Braes Country Park (26 miles)
Gleniffer Braes Country Park Approximately 480 acres in size, three miles long and one mile wide. It is an upland park, mainly of moorland but it also has woodland parts and hill farming areas. The park is located just over 2 miles from the centre of Paisley .
Strathaven Park (26 miles)
Strathaven Park Facilities include a public boating pond, two bowling greens, children's play areas, putting green, outdoor tennis courts and a fantastic miniature railway.
7stanes Glentrool (27 miles)
7stanes Glentrool Family friendly mountain biking trail with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a Visitors Centre and local bike hire.
Cafe Ceramico (27 miles)
Cafe Ceramico Get creative at this great family run, family oriented ceramic painting studio. Alongside the pottery painting there is a free soft play area and a cafe. Birthday parties, craft classes and ceramics tuition also available.
Rouken Glen Park (27 miles)
Rouken Glen Park Walking trails through the woods, a great adventure play area, a skate park, five a side football pitches and a summer boating pond.
Sporty Kids Southside (27 miles)
Sporty Kids Southside Multi level adventure soft play with all the trimmings for under 8s including a dedicated toddler area, baby room and party options. Yay!
Rainforest Adventure (27 miles)
Rainforest Adventure State of the art multi level jungle themed adventure play facilities, huge slides, go karts and some stunning giant artwork. Plus real snakes!
National Museum of Rural Life (27 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.
Calderglen Country Park (27 miles)
Calderglen Country Park A fabulous, full and moreover free day out with adventure playgrounds, children's zoo, nature trails, tropical glasshouses, ornamental gardens and even 18 holes of golf! Pretty epic, in park terms!
East Kilbride Ice Rink (27 miles)
East Kilbride Ice Rink A fantastic 50m by 25m permanent ice rink offering several session types including kids' sessions and family ones. Sessions to suit all ages and ability levels, plus free skate hire.
The Big Adventure (27 miles)
The Big Adventure 5 fantastic levels of slides, climbs, tubes, spinners, helter skelter, rope bridges, mazes, net climb, roller squeeze, aerial runway, Free Fall Chute and ball lagoon plus separate toddler and baby areas! Wow!
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool (28 miles)
Glasgow Club Pollok Pool Large leisure pool with flume and wave machine, great for fun sessions, pool parties and everyday swimming.
Linwood Skate Park (28 miles)
Linwood Skate Park A great classic array of equipment for skateboarding, 'in line' skating and BMX biking, that will appeal to beginners and experienced users alike.
Sma Shott Cottages (28 miles)
Sma Shott Cottages A unique attraction providing visitors with the opportunity to see two distinct periods in Paisley's weaving history, in the form of restored cottages. Please note the limited opening times.
James Hamilton Heritage Park (28 miles)
James Hamilton Heritage Park Offering indoor activity centre, outdoor water sports, adventure playgrounds, bird watching, and fun boat hire!
The Observatory (28 miles)
The Observatory Observatory and planetarium established since 1883, offering fascinating and educational views of the night sky. In order to enhance the customer experience of this unique building, visitors will be able to explore the Observatory with organised tours run throughout the day.
Lagoon Leisure Centre (28 miles)
Lagoon Leisure Centre Their leisure pool features a serious wave machine and flume slide plus a smaller pool for learners and their families, so whether you want to whoosh, to splash or to actually swim there's a space here for you!
Pollok Country Park (28 miles)
Pollok Country Park The part of the park near the Centre is full of themed trails and speciality gardens, plus a playground and orienteering. Further out you'll find their fold of award winning Highland Cattle and there are annual family events held here seasonally.
Ruff and Tumble (28 miles)
Ruff and Tumble is a children’s softplay. There are 2 main areas, 1 for the toddlers with a small frame and toys for the under 4s. The large frame has a two lane chute, spinning poles, rollers, monkey bars, football pitch and bouncy castle. There are also 2 basketball hoops.
Barshaw Park (28 miles)
Barshaw Park A 55 acre traditional park located 1 mile east from the centre of Paisley, Renfrewshire. The recreational ground provides facilities suitable for all age groups to enjoy including walks, walled garden, nature corner, play area and many more. Attached to the park is also an 18 hole golf course.
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum (28 miles)
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum Museum telling of life in the past in Sanquhar. Open April to September.