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Things To Do & Days Out near Bathgate

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Bathgate
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.
Livingston
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...
West Calder
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)
Whitburn
Xcite Whitburn Leisure centre with a deck level pool, 3 tier soft play area, plus a teaching pool for babies and young children..
Polbeth
Overboard Softplay 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.
Linlithgow
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)
West Calder
Pitstop 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.
Livingston
Xcite Livingston Leisure centre with a large leisure pool with flumes, a separate teaching pool, and soft play area with 2 level play frame.
Broxburn
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.
Livingston
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
Livingston Skate Park Free concrete skate and bmx facility boasting plenty of features suitable for every level of progression including Europe's only full pipe! Popular with professional skateboarders so keep your eyes open for epic shredding!
Livingston
Spacebugs at Craigwoods 2 level play frame within this leisure centre where you can also play sports or workout.
Whitburn
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...
Bathgate
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...
Linlithgow
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.
Falkirk
Muiravonside Country Park 170 acres of woodland and parkland with an open farm, play parks, river walks and ruins to explore.
Ecclesmachan
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.
Linlithgow
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
Linlithgow Palace 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.
Linlithgow
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...
Broxburn
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)
Broxburn
Space Bugs 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!
Edinburgh
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!
Falkirk
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)
Midlothian
Potter Around 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!
Falkirk
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.
Boness
Hippodrome Boness 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
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
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)
Falkirk
Callendar House 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.
Edinburgh
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
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)
Queensferry
Hopetoun House 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
Grangemouth Pool 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)
Grangemouth
Zetland Park 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
Falkirk Cineworld 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)
Falkirk
Dollar Park 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.
Falkirk
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.
Falkirk
Sky High Trampolining Falkirk is one of the first state of the art trampoline parks in Central Scotland with over 70 interconnected trampolines!
Falkirk
Wonder World Soft Play Falkirk Themed on the wonders of the world, this custom built centre provides an out of this world experience for children of all ages, designed to stimulate the imagination and encourage physical development in a safe and fun environment.
Stirling
Causewayhead Park Fun for the whole family with woodland trails, an adventure playground, and homemade ice-creams.
Scrambles (10 miles)
Edinburgh
Scrambles 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.
Falkirk
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)
Falkirk
Falkirk Wheel 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.
Edinburgh
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.
Falkirk
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)
North Queensferry
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...
Falkirk
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)
Edinburgh
Time Twisters 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.
Cumbernauld
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!
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in Bathgate as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include The Hive Soft Play and Almond Valley Heritage Trust, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Bathgate can enjoy it too!

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