The Hive Soft Play (2 miles)
The Hive Soft Play
Indoor play centre with a spectacular play frame, desgined for children aged 0 to 12 years. Also a fantastic party venue offering a variety of party options to celebrate your child’s birthday. We have a cafe too.
Almond Valley Heritage Trust (3 miles)
Almond Valley Heritage Trust
Kids can let off steam and engage their imagination in a range of unique play facilities including a simulated archaeological dig, a play mine, toy tractors, pedal carts and trampolines. Nestled in a pleasant riverside site with woods and green spaces that extend for almost a mile, there's so to do and...
Five Sisters Zoo Park (3 miles)
Five Sisters Zoo Park
boasts a wide variety of mammals, birds and reptiles from all over the world. New Exhibits include the adventure playground, monkey area, walk through aviary plus lemur enclosure.
Xcite Whitburn (4 miles)
Leisure centre with a deck level pool, 3 tier soft play area, plus a teaching pool for babies and young children..
Overboard Softplay (4 miles)
Huge ocean themed play centre with a massive play frame and plenty of features to entertain the kids, plus we have a Go kart track, astro turf football area, and a caf;© with extensive seating. We also do childrenâs parties.
Beecraigs Country Park (4 miles)
Beecraigs Country Park
Country Park with colour coded trails lead you through to attractions such as the adventure playground and deer farm. You can cycle along forest paths or ride on horses. Free to visit and open all year.
Pitstop (4 miles)
The Pitstop offers a multi-level soft-play facility for children under the age of eight as part of a One-Stop Shop of services plus a Gym and Sauna.
Xcite Livingston (4 miles)
Leisure centre with a large leisure pool with flumes, a separate teaching pool, and soft play area with 2 level play frame.
Houston Farm Riding School (4 miles)
Houston Farm Riding School
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons from 3 and a half, plus jumping courses! Also a recognised Pony Club with associated events and expert level testing and qualification training available too.
Paradise Island Adventure Golf (4 miles)
Paradise Island Adventure Golf
Seriously cool Family Golf with progressively themed holes charting a genuine adventure through a series of atmospheric landscapes! Well organised, well themed, well what are you waiting for?
Livingston Skate Park (4 miles)
Livingston Skate Park
Concrete skate and bmx facility boasting plenty of features suitable for every level of progression. Popular with professional skateboarders.
Spacebugs at Craigwoods (5 miles)
Polkemmet Country Park (5 miles)
Polkemmet Country Park
A quick stop at the informative Visitor Centre with helpful Ranger service will help you map your day: features include the cool adventure playground, family BBQ and picnic spot, nature displays, led outdoor activities and summer events plus woodland and riverside walks. Will you see the elusive white...
Scottish Owl Centre (5 miles)
Scottish Owl Centre
One of the largest collections of owls in the world ranging from Rainforest varieties to Snowbirds! Plus loads of great kid friendly exhibits, fascinating daily flying shows and a special section full of adorable dwarf owls called Wee Owl World! other highlights include the Adventure playground, play nest and...
Xcite Linlithgow Leisure Centre (5 miles)
Xcite Linlithgow Leisure Centre
20m Pool, Teaching Pool with toddler slides and splash area and Space Bugs Soft Play Adventure zone with 2 level play frame.
Muiravonside Country Park (5 miles)
Muiravonside Country Park
170 acres of woodland and parkland with an open farm, play parks, river walks and ruins to explore.
The Scottish National Equestrian Centre (5 miles)
The Scottish National Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facility for serious and experienced riders with excellent resources including 6 furlong all-weather gallops and a British Eventing Cross Country course.
The Linlithgow Story Museum (5 miles)
The Linlithgow Story Museum
Come and see what Linlithgow was like way back in the olden times, and how it has developed. Learn about battles, royalty, local trades and more, walk through the beautiful garden, and explore the live willow maze.
Linlithgow Palace (5 miles)
The ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch with walks you can download and a nearby play park and canal to explore too.
Playbugs Play Centre (6 miles)
Playbugs Play Centre
A triple level adventure wonderland with loads of fun features with highlights including super fast slides, trampolines and sports area, plus the toddler zone has it's own play frame with slide and other fun like the ball juggler! So whatever age you're packing this is the place for you, and they do...
Almondell and Calderwood Country Park (6 miles)
Almondell and Calderwood Country Park
Woodland and riverside walks, picnic areas and seating and barbecue facilities (pre booking required to BBQ). The Park's Visitor Centre also has an aquarium, audio/visual and classroom facilities.
Space Bugs (6 miles)
A space themed soft play area, situated in a sports centre with swimming pool and plenty more activities to keep kids entertained from badminton to table tennis!
Lasertag Games venue Edinburgh (7 miles)
Lasertag Games venue Edinburgh
is an outdoor activity centre based around strategic game play. Our Lasertag facility for 8 year olds to adults runs 2 hour sessions 7 days a week. Play multiple exciting scenarios!
Polmonthill Ski Centre (7 miles)
Polmonthill Ski Centre
We provide skiing and snowboarding lessons with fully qualified instructors.Lessons are suitable from early ages onwards. Tubing parties are available as an alternative. We have tables and chairs inside and out for picnics and vending machines for snack foods and drinks.
Please contact us for further...
Potter Around (8 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 too!
Fun Factory Cadgers Brae (8 miles)
Fun Factory Cadgers Brae
is a soft play area. Sit back and relax while the kids have fun in our newly refurbished Fun factory. Suitable for kids of all ages. Outdoor play area too.
Hippodrome Boness (8 miles)
Scotland's oldest cinema: a stunning A listed, pre art deco picture palace, fully restored, with red velvet seats and wooden panelling enhanced by state of the art projection and sound quality, and screening the best major releases, family block-busters, independent films and classics.
Boness Motor Museum (8 miles)
Boness Motor Museum
A cool mix of classic cars and James Bond 007 movie memorabilia, plus the Harry Potter Car, Thunderbirds' Hover Bike and real Tardis props from Dr Who!
Boness and Kinneil Railway (8 miles)
Boness and Kinneil Railway
Only 40 minutes from Glasgow and Edinburgh, it's full steam ahead for great family fun as you soak up the atmosphere of this heritage railway, travel by steam train and explore Scotland's largest railway museum.
Callendar House (9 miles)
Situated amidst magnificent park and woodland, Callendar House tells stories spanning 600 years of Scottish history, plus nice to walk round with boating pond, kids play area and woodland walks. Art gallery also on site.
Xtreme Karting Edinburgh (9 miles)
Xtreme Karting Edinburgh
Indoor Karting Centre offering a range of different karting formats for both Junior Drivers (Ages 8-16) and Senior Drivers (Ages 14+).
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (9 miles)
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
Largest indoor climbing arena in Europe offering climbing and bouldering for ages 4 and up. Aerial assault course and abseiling also available. Scrambles Soft Play and Rock Tots Play Mega Room for your little monkeys. They do parties too!
Hopetoun House (9 miles)
House open daily to visitors from Easter until the last weekend in September and 150 acres of gardens with regular events and activities for families.
Grangemouth Pool (9 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.
Zetland Park (9 miles)
Great place to take the fkis for a family day out with things to do include crazy golf, putting, tennis courts, bouncy castle, children's bicycle area, bowling green, boating pond and mini traffic area!
Falkirk Cineworld (9 miles)
All the latest facilities you would expect of a modern cinema including large screens and digital projectors, enabling it to show all the latest films, including 3D versions of the most popular releases.
Dollar Park (10 miles)
A beautiful park with a fantastic hand crafted play area, 4 tennis courts, an 18 hole putting green, and a bouncy castle for children to enjoy! Open all year and free to visit. Small charge for some activities.
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre (10 miles)
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre
Medieval magician themed adventure play with multi level climbing and sliding and a dedicated toddler zone. Enchantingly decorated with a terrifying drop slide.
Causewayhead Park (10 miles)
Fun for the whole family with woodland trails, an adventure playground, and homemade ice-creams.
Scrambles (10 miles)
play frame for children 2 to 5 years old and a play frame for children up to 9 years old. Recent additions include a bigger chute, and an interactive Flasma floor with HD moving images.
Mariner Leisure Centre (11 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...
Falkirk Wheel (11 miles)
A unique boat lift system makes this a ride to remember, plus visitor centre, huge playground, activity centre, water play zone, climbing area and woodland walks with cycle hire.
Maid of the Forth (11 miles)
Maid of the Forth
is a Sightseeing Boat Trip under Forth Bridges and to Inchcolm Island. Depart daily from Hawes Pier South Queensferry, Edinburgh. 90min Cruise with option to land on Inchcolm Island to make the trip 3 hours.
Xtreme Karting Falkirk (12 miles)
Xtreme Karting Falkirk
Indoor Karting Centre offering a range of different karting formats for both Junior Drivers (Ages 8-16) and Senior Drivers (Ages 14+).
Deep Sea World (12 miles)
Deep Sea World
With so many fascinating creatures to meet, a visit to Deep Sea World offers a great day out for your family. Explore the aquarium's hidden depths at this triple award-winning National Aquarium of Scotland. For the really adventurous visitor, there are diving opportunities, as well as shark awareness...
Fuzzy Eds at the Outside Inn (12 miles)
Fuzzy Eds at the Outside Inn
Adventure play with indoor facilities for children up to 4ft 9ins tall. The pub is a particularly nice one for kids as it is outdoors themed with water features, waterfalls and outdoor style pathways running through the restaurant.
Time Twisters (12 miles)
offers a completely unique soft play experience for both children and parents; with its state of the art play facilities and unique Ancient Egyptian themed environment.
Palacerigg Country Park (13 miles)
Palacerigg Country Park
More than 300 hectares of great outdoors to explore, with an array of wildlife and plenty to explore including field archery course, play area, bridle paths, picnic sites, orienteering and more! Fun in the sun!
Wester Hailes Education Centre (13 miles)
Wester Hailes Education Centre
Centre with 25m leisure pool, diving pool with 2 boards, plus toddler pool. Also has fitness suite, plus lots of activities for kids, including karate, gymnastics, basketball, badminton and more! Junior Holiday Sports Camp during school holidays.
Pittencrieff House Museum (13 miles)
Pittencrieff House Museum
Museum located in Pittencrieff Park with Magic of the Glen exhibit, Calum the Cartoon Cockroach trail and other fun educational features plus go underground in the eerie St Margaret's Cave too: in the car park, believe it or not!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Bathgate 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 Lothian can enjoy the great day out as well.
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