Islay Natural History Trust There are marine and fresh water aquariums and a touch tank to get closely acquainted with some of the local sea creatures. They also have a large laboratory where children of all ages can learn to use microscopes and make pictures out of seaweed.
Kiloran Beach Sandy beach with idyllic views and safe swimming conditions set between several other beaches. Great for traditional beach days plus caves to explore at the north end.
Machrihanish Seabird Observatory The modern focus of bird watching in Kintyre, this purpose-built sea hide provides shelter for sea watchers can take place during the worst weather, yet best sea watching conditions. 200 species regularly sighted, including some rarities.
Machrihanish Bay A soft sandy beach surrounded by rocky coastline good for swimming, surfing and kite-surfing. You can usually see seals and wild goats in their respective habitats, and there is a nearby wildlife observatory.
Giants Causeway and Visitors Centre A World Heritage site and National Nature Reserve maintained by the National Trust. The Visitors' Centre is a good starting point where you can learn about the origins of the Causeway: the mythology, the science and the nature.
Isle of Harris
Luskentyre Beach With white sand, turquoise water and purple mountain back drop this is a stunning beach teeming with varied bird life. Boat trips available nearby.
Davaar Island and Crucifixion Cave Island accessible at low tide and hiding a cave painting of the Crucifixion and some stunning scenery.
Watertop Farm is a family farm in the Glens of Antrim. Family activities include Pony Trekking, Boating, Pedal Karts, Quad Train, Paddi wagon. Plus camp and caravan site, sheep racing, shearing demos, Assault Course, Tea Room and scenic walks and new indoor play area are also available!
Waterworld Splash around at this indoor leisure centre with water playground, 6 slides, two 80m waterslides, water cannons and two spa pools. Plus tenpin bowling when you want to dry off.
Portrush Whiterocks Beach 2013 Blue Flag Awarded sandy beach with summer lifeguard cover. Take a boat trip into the amazingly structured caves visible from the beach, or visit nearby Dunluce Castle.
Barrys Amusements 6 rides for younger kids and another 8 for older types, including splash ending roller coaster, ghost train, mini and maxi dodgems and the frankly terrifying Looping Star roller coaster!
Portrush Sea Tours Is a popular attraction offering sightseeing experiences by RIB. You will have the opportunity to see the local wildlife: birds, seals, porpoise and, if you're very lucky, dolphins and whales. This will most definitely be a trip to remember and an added bonus: children under 5 go free!
Ballycastle Beach Sandy beach with spectacular views, good for sandcastles, shallow swimming and taking boat trips for bird watching and diving down to the shipwrecks around the island.
Kilmartin House Museum An award winning world class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation. You can also try out a range of hands on activities, including their popular quern stones, and the stone axe polisher!
Portstewart Strand Blue Flag award winning 2 mile sandy stretch is great for sand castling and activities such as surfing, swimming and scenic walks. Plus the dunes are a haven for wild flowers and butterflies.
Downhill Beach Blue Flag Awarded sandy beach, plus wildlife nature walks against the backdrop of cascading waterfalls, towering sand dunes, and the prominent Mussenden Temple! Cool!
Seafari Adventures Oban is a fun and exciting way to see Scotland’s magnificent sealife and great scenery on board one of our fast, open RIBs. Our trips have a friendly guide who will tell you about what you are seeing.
Cheeky Chimps Clean, modern, spacious multi level adventure soft play packed with classic fun features to entertain and exhaust, in full sight of the parents' area.
Alley Cats Indoor Play Centre One of largest Indoor Play/Party Centres: three level 5+ frame: corkscrew slide, mega-super slide, lookout tower, cargo bridge and more. Two level under 5’s frame: boggle-ball, ball-shower, carwash and more. Private birthday party alleys. Sit back and watch the children have fun and exercise. Cafe,...
Sealife Adventures Whale and wildlife trips aboard a charter boat.
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park Discover the sculptures in this outdoor sculpture gallery and enjoy the beautiful gardens to boot.
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.
Treasure Island Exciting pirated themed indoor 3 level play area for kids up to 12 years. Includes ball pool and ball cannon, spiral slide, soft play area, and a treasure hunt. Yar! They do parties too.
Isle of Bute
Bute Museum Discover the fascinating history, archaeology, and natural history through a number of interesting exhibits and varied items, from the necklace of a Bronze Age princess, to a Penny Farthing! A number of hands on and interactive displays to explore.
Crarae Gardens Britain's finest example of an exotic Himalayan-style woodland garden. Plus you may be fortunate enough to see deer with fawns; you will certainly see a huge variety of birds. Apparently it's also abundant in squirrels, so take nuts and your binoculars!
Foylehov Activities For small ones: foot golf, laser clay pigeon shooting, laser tag and Junior Archery! Over 13s can drive hovercrafts at 40mph, plus Powerturn Buggies for the over 15s. Awesome!
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum Gives visitors a fascinating and authentic insight into how people lived, worked and played in the old Highlands, from the first record of Auchindrain in 1533 to when the last resident moved away in 1967.
The Quest Children's adventure project created by by the people of Mull consisting of "Treasure Hunt" styled challenges. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Scotland.
Balamory Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull was selected for the children's TV programme Balamory, because of its beautiful location, and, more importantly, its multi-coloured houses.
Kidz Ahoy at Roe Valley LC Multi level adventure play zone with modern and classic fun features, plus a dedicated toddler zone, all with a pleasingly nautical theme with skull n crossbones and treasure chests aplenty! Yarr!
Stramash is an outdoor activity provider, offering canoeing, kayaking, dinghy sailing, bush craft, wild art, archery, gorge scrambling and more! We also have courses for children aged 3 to 5 run in conjunction with our outdoor nursery.
Isle of Cumbrae
Newtons Family Funfair offers crazy golf, amusement centre, rides and games. Ideal for keeping the kids busy for an hour or so!
Roe Valley Country Park Offers spectacular riverside views and woodland walks along with opportunities for salmon and trout fishing, canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering
GoBananas Soft Play 2 level play frame, dodgem cars, baby room / under 2s area, ball pit, lego and reading room and activities bench for freestyle painting and drawing at this Under 8s soft play venue.
Atlantis Sport and Leisure Centre Kids will have hours of fun in our Multi level Soft Play Zone with a separate area for under 3s while you enjoy a Star Bucks from our healthy eating cafe. Try our swimming pools with a flume, or for the sunny days why not be outside in our Water Walkers.
Benmore Botanic Garden In the wonderful woodland setting of the Eachaig Valley lies this garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. It boasts a world-famous collection of magnificent conifers, flowering trees and shrubs. Great for exploring.
Isle of Cumbrae
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!
Calgary Bay Safe for swimming and you can angle for rock cod, mackerel and sea trout from the rocks. Basking sharks, dolphins seals and porpoises are regularly sighted off the coast.
Strachur Smiddy For the young visitor, the implements, artefacts and photographs on display provide a valuable aid to learning and give a realistic insight into an important aspect of Scotland's rural history.
Castle House Museum Well stocked museum on upper floors of one of Dunoon's most historic locations. Putting and tennis also available in the Castle Gardens with excellent views of the Firth of Clyde.
Riverside Swim and Health Centre Main pool 25m with a 100m flume plus a teaching pool 12.5m with fun sessions, parties and a cafe.
Ganavan Beach Green Coast Awarded sandy beach offering safe shallow swimming, good sand castling and also featuring rock pools for exploration.
Glenarm Castle Features one of Ireland’s oldest walled gardens and a wealth of immaculately landscaped themed counterparts including water features, herb garden, yew circle and much more. Very limited castle opening.
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.
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!
Inveraray Jail Fantastic hands on experiences of historic jail life and encounters with costumed characters from the prisoners to the warden himself! With courtroom, exhibition of prison artefacts and paranormal activities for the older types.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Conisby 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 Strathclyde can enjoy the great day out as well.
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