Stirling Mystery Trail (< 1 mile)
Stirling Mystery Trail
Is the fun way to explore the historic City of Stirling. Become a detective for the day! Can you work out who committed the crime? Follow the Trail of clues and solve them, to show you have what it takes to make a great detective!
AMF Stirling (< 1 mile)
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This AMF has 28 lanes!
The Peak (< 1 mile)
Ice skating pad, climbing wall, swimming pool, sports courts and more.
Stirling Castle (< 1 mile)
All kids love castles and this is without doubt one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its architecture.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime (< 1 mile)
Bear Heart Castle Soft Play Centre (< 1 mile)
Bear Heart Castle Soft Play Centre
A soft play centre for children at Bearheart Castle and is the first fully interactive facility in the country, adding an exciting new dimension to what is already enormous safe fun. Has the usual slides ballpits and cafe plus a castle
Bannockburn (2 miles)
Exhibition "The Kingdom of the Scots" includes an audio visual of the Battle of Bannockburn and audio tour of property.
Bannockburn RDA (3 miles)
BHS approved all weather facility specialising in physical or learning disabled riders, offering lessons in lessons in riding, carriage driving and equestrian vaulting.
Drumbrae Riding Centre (3 miles)
Drumbrae Riding Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons for all ages, scenic hacks and pony or horse trekking.
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park (5 miles)
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
All included in the admission price: Drive through animal reserves, sea lion shows, bird of prey centre with daily flying demonstration, boat trip around chimp island, lemur land, Pets Farm, elephant habitat with public viewing gallery, adventure playground with pirate ship and buried treasure, giant astraglide, pedal boats, BBQ facilities and flying fox.
Briarlands Farm (5 miles)
A Fun Family Day Out in the Fresh Air. Briarlands Farm is situated in a quiet country location just outside the city of Stirling. There are fun activities for the family to enjoy and a large Family Friendly Tearoom serving homemade local produce. There is also an indoor craft area and tots playarea.
Kidz World (5 miles)
An indoor play area where you can explore 5 zones: ice, jungle, sea, beach and city. How about the 4 Lane Astra Slide or the Sensory Room? Interactive lights and music, even Coupe Cars.
Doune Castle (6 miles)
The castle featured in the cult comedy movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail! All together now, your mother was a hamster!
Wellsfield Equestrian Centre (6 miles)
Wellsfield Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facility offering lessons on various sized mounts, bridle path hacking and Pony Club with activities.
Funky Forest at the Outside Inn (7 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.
Firpark Ski Centre (8 miles)
Firpark Ski Centre
-120m dry ski slope where there is skiing, snowboarding and blading for people of all levels of experience, with expert tuition given by experienced instructors. There are tubing lets, which allow up to 15 people to descend the slope in tubes (similar to a large inner tube) just for fun. Great fun and a great family day out.
Mariner Leisure Centre (9 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 (9 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.
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!
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.
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.
Dollar Park (10 miles)
A beautiful park with play area, crazy golf and a bouncy castle for children to enjoy!
Falkirk Cineworld (10 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.
Cheeky Monkeys (10 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys has 3 slides and the usual ball pit set-up, kids love it.
Castle Campbell (11 miles)
A beautiful castle in a dramatic setting. A great place to explore for visitors of all ages!
Callendar House (11 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.
Zetland Park (11 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 (11 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.
Fun Factory Cadgers Brae (12 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.
Rednock Trekking (13 miles)
Family and beginner friendly Pony Trekking with new additional outdoor activities, Quad pods, Segways for older children and orienteering: a wonderfully memorable way to show the kids the beautiful scenery.
Broadwood Stadium (13 miles)
Large, three level soft play area for tots, toddlers and juniors up to 1.4m. With a cafe area, toilets and party room, this is the perfect place to take the kids, especially if they're up for some sport beforehand!
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.
Polmonthill Ski Centre (13 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.
Causewayhead Park (13 miles)
Fun for the whole family with woodland trails, an adventure playground, and homemade ice-creams.
World of Wings (13 miles)
World of Wings
Come and enjoy the largest collection of Birds of Prey in Scotland.
Adventure Planet (14 miles)
Massive space themed play arena with age specific levels, absolutely masses of rides and features, a child oriented cafe and a refreshingly firm outlook on the kids' safety.
Hippodrome Boness (15 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.
Pro Bowl (15 miles)
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with gutter guards and ramps for little ones to give them more of a chance. A great fun activity for a wet afternoon.
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway (15 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.
Playbugs Play Centre (15 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
Little Monster Fun Factory (15 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 (15 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.
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre (16 miles)
The Linlithgow Story Museum (16 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.
Knockhill Racing Circuit (17 miles)
Knockhill Racing Circuit
Exciting karting track session for Kids! Cadet karts for 8-11yr olds and Pro Karts for 12yrs +. 10, 20 and 30 minute sessions are available. No minimum numbers required.
David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre (17 miles)
David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre
Now known as The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at Aberfoyle, this is the best place to start exploring the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. The location above Aberfoyle offers some of the most spectacular views in the area including a stunning view across Loch Ard Forest to Ben Lomond.
Crieff Visitor Centre (17 miles)
Crieff Visitor Centre
ollow in the footsteps of Scotland's 18th century Cattle Drovers and experience the life and times of the people who made Crieff the crossroads of Scotland at the turn of the 18th Century.
Caithness Glass (17 miles)
Watch the glass makers turn molten glass into an array of beautiful glass objects and paint glass yourself!
Beecraigs Country Park (18 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.
Summerlee Heritage Park (18 miles)
Summerlee Heritage Park
The Summerlee Heritage park is a museum of social and Industrial history. The aim of the Museum is to preserve and interpret the history of the local Iron, Steel, Coal and engineering industries and of the communities that depended on them for a living.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Boness 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 Central can enjoy the great day out as well.
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