The Hive Soft Play (1 miles)
The Hive Soft Play
is an indoor play centre with a spectacular play frame. We have a cafe serving delicious homemade food and treats. The play centre is for children aged 0-12 years. Also a fantastic party venue offering a variety of party options to celebrate your child’s birthday.
Racing Karts (2 miles)
Minimum drive age is ten. The only way you can try motor racing without spending a fortune and relying on the British weather!
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 see.
Five Sisters Zoo Park (3 miles)
Five Sisters Zoo Park
- FIRE ON 14th APRIL 2013 CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE - PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATE - boasts a wide variety of mammals, birds and reptiles from all over the world as well as an indoor soft play centre, ensuring a fun and educational day out for all ages.
Overboard Softplay (4 miles)
- an ocean theme, has a massive frame, Go-kart track and spans over 10,000 sq feet of space
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.
Beecraigs Country Park (4 miles)
Beecraigs Country Park
Colour coded trails lead you through the park that take you to the adventure playground and deer farm. The play park has activities to suit all ages. You can cycle along forest paths or ride on horses.
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.
Create Craft Cafe (5 miles)
Create Craft Cafe
At Create Craft Café you can explore your creative side in our Paint it Yourself Pottery Workshop.
Polkemmet Country Park (5 miles)
Polkemmet Country Park
Polkemmet Country Park is a popular 68 hectare (168 acre) visitor attraction near Whitburn.
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. Take a walk through the beautiful garden and explore the live willow maze.
Playbugs Play Centre (6 miles)
Playbugs Play Centre
For the older children there are 3 floors of crazy fun to be had – for those making their way to the 3rd floor there are rope bridges to climb over, a mystery tunnel and wobble board, on the 2nd floor there is access to our very own super fast astro slides, tunnel tube slide, mouse holes and much more
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 plenty more activities to keep kids entertained!
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 information.
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.
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. Open seven days a week. Food and drinks also available on site.
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.
Little Monster Fun Factory (8 miles)
Little Monster Fun Factory
A fun play area themed on the film Monsters Inc! Children can play in a soft and safe environment while their parents sit and relax for a change.
Boness Motor Museum (8 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.
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway (8 miles)
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway
Climb aboard a wonderfully restored carriage and Enjoy a scenic five mile journey to Manuel. Stay all day, there's plenty to see and do. Visit the Model Railway and then follow our new Visitor Trail to the Museum of Scottish Railways, Scotland's largest railway museum, and see more of what happens around the site.
Callendar House (9 miles)
Situated amidst magnificent park and woodland, Callendar House tells stories spanning 600 years of Scottish history. Through wars, rebellions and the industrial revolution, the house has played host to many great historical figures over the centuries, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Callendar House is nice to walk round with boating pond, kids play area and woodland walks.
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (9 miles)
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
Their Rock Tots playroom is for under fives, and the indoor play is for under nines, but actual climbing wall opportunities start a lot later. If you want them to watch you, however, great for any age and it's nice to have the play areas too.
Zetland Park (9 miles)
Great place to take the fkis for a family day out - things to do include crazy golf, putting, tennis courts, bouncy castle, children's bicycle area, bowling green, boating pond and mini traffic area.
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.
Cheeky Monkeys (9 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys has 3 slides and the usual ball pit set-up, kids love it.
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 play area, crazy golf and a bouncy castle for children to enjoy!
Cadwinkle Indoor Soft Play Centre (10 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 (10 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.
The Buzz (10 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!
Craigie's Farm (10 miles)
A great farm to visit, enjoy the treats of the farm shop, see the animals or discover just what goes on down the farm.
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
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.
Falkirk Wheel (11 miles)
As the world’s first and only rotating boat lift, The Falkirk Wheel is quite simply unique.. There are many events that take place throughout the year at The Falkirk Wheel with also a good playground on the site for the kids to let off steam on.
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.
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 aquariumâs 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 courses. You will find us on the banks of the Firth of Forth, just below the Forth Railway Bridge.
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.
Funky Forest at the Outside Inn (13 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.
Ceramic Experience (13 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
Wester Hailes Education Centre (13 miles)
Abbot House (13 miles)
Be transported through 1000 years of history: hunting forest, royal residence, abbey, royal sepulchre, burgh, Dunfermline has seen it all. Nice guided tours,
Palacerigg Country Park (13 miles)
Palacerigg Country Park
More than 300 hectares of great outdoors with rare breeds and an array of wild life to see and plenty to explore.
World of Wings (14 miles)
World of Wings
Come and enjoy the largest collection of Birds of Prey in Scotland.
Edinburgh Zoo (14 miles)
is the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland offering the opportunity to see over 1000 wonderful animals!
The Play Planet (14 miles)
The Play Planet
The equipment includes ball pools, soft slides, cargo netting, balance beams, wavy walks, aerial glides, log climbs, stepping stones, full length astro slide and much more!!
Wellsfield Equestrian Centre (14 miles)
Wellsfield Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facility offering lessons on various sized mounts, bridle path hacking and Pony Club with activities.
World Of Bowling (15 miles)
World Of Bowling
Kids love bowling, and gutter guards and ramps help even the odds! WOB offers 12 AMF professional ten pin bowling lanes, sports bar and cafe. Children's parties catered for.
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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