Robertsons Childrens Farm (5 miles)
Robertsons Childrens Farm
Our Childrens petting farm is a real hidden gem. The kids can have great day feeding the animals and playing in the play area whilst adults are able to relax at the picnic area with the kids in full view.
Abriachan Trails (6 miles)
An excellent woodland and moorland walk using trails laid out by the Abriachan Forest Community Trust. Good views and a great many interesting things to see for the kids
Nessieland (7 miles)
is a great place to see Nessie and learn a bit about Loch Ness and the famous Loch Ness monster.
Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition (7 miles)
Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition
The exhibition bases itself on 'Edutainment' and much of the content is based on the national curriculum. There are free pre and post workpacks to download from the site. See and touch many real research exhibits and perhaps meet Adrian Shine, leader of the project.
Urquhart Castle (9 miles)
Once one of Scotlands largest castles, Urquhart remains include a tower house that commands splendid views. The visitor centre contains retail, interpretation area, audio-visual presentation and tearoom and toilets.
inverness City Sightseeing Tour (10 miles)
inverness City Sightseeing Tour
This open top bus tour provides an extensive look at the city and the surrounding area. Pick from the Town Tour, the Inverness and Culloden Moor Tour, or the new Loch Ness Monster Tour. The tours depart regularly from the tourist office and range from 30 minutes to 3 hours.
Highland Museum Of Childhood (10 miles)
Highland Museum Of Childhood
Museum open April to November telling the story of childhood in the Highlands. Costume, childhood treasures and toys from the past 200 years are on show as well as hands-on activities, activity sheets, dressing-up and play with traditional toys.
Titanic Inverness Maritime Museum (10 miles)
Titanic Inverness Maritime Museum
is a interactive and evolving maritime museum with nautical artifacts, large model ships and submarines made from improvised recycled materials. Kids can climb aboard all the ships and boats and also interact with various pieces such as an engine order telegraph.
Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises (10 miles)
Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises
Set a course for adventure with award winning family cruises, tours and charters on the lovely Loch Ness. Check the depths for Nessie herself using the Jacobite sonar equipment!
New Era Dolphin Trips Inverness (11 miles)
Whin Park (11 miles)
- a large play park for children of all ages. It has a boating pond, complete with ducks, a minature train ride, shop and toilets, along with lots of adventure play park features for children. There are also picnic benches
Inverness Aquadome Leisure Waters (11 miles)
Inverness Aquadome Leisure Waters
This great family fun destination offers numerous water rides including the rapid river, three thrilling flumes, cyclone, toddler area, family spa pool and an outdoor swim facility too.
Ness Islands Walk (11 miles)
Ness Islands Walk
A great walk in a beautiful part of Inverness city - only about an hour long taking in the Ness Islands as you go
WDCS Dolphin and Seal Centre (11 miles)
WDCS Dolphin and Seal Centre
is a small viewing and information centre where you can watch and learn about dolphins and seals. Use our binoculars to watch them feeding from our viewing window, listen to them on the underwater microphone. There are also activities, games, and dolphin bones to explore.
Blackisle Wildlife Park (11 miles)
Blackisle Wildlife Park
Visit a wide range of animals, plus hatchery, adventure playground, train ride and accessible nature walks.
Rollerbowl (11 miles)
24 lanes with a good selection of house balls with 9 pool tables and a good selection of arcade games
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (11 miles)
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
Family-friendly museum with exhibitions and hands-on activities particularly on Saturdays when the Discovery Centre opens its doors.
Busy Bees (11 miles)
Lots of fun activities for children to take part in daily, such as painting, easy baking, crafts, music and lots of games. Suitable for 0 to 6 years old.
Inverness Treasure Trail (11 miles)
Inverness Treasure Trail
A walking mystery themed Treasure Trail around Inverness. The trail is around 2.5 miles long and should take around 2 hours to complete.
RunAround (11 miles)
Dingwall Leisure Centre (12 miles)
Dingwall Leisure Centre
Dingwall Leisure Centre offers first-class swimming facilities and a wide choice of sessions, tailor made to suit most requirements. Whether it's fun with the family, lane swimming or relaxation you'll find exactly what you're looking for right here.
Wildwoodz Paintball Park (12 miles)
Playzone (12 miles)
A spacious play facility with seriously fun main frame for the older kids with loads of fun features like slides and clamber nets and a dedicated toddler section.
Brewsters at Inshes Gate (13 miles)
Brewsters at Inshes Gate
Attached to a kid friendly restaurant, this isn't a full day out but will certainly keep them happy long enough to have food cooked. Indoor and outdoor play areas with classic features like slides and climbing frames.
Avoch Dolphin Trips (16 miles)
Avoch Dolphin Trips
Daily sailings from picturesque Avoch Harbour. You may encounter osprey, red kites, seals, porpoises, bottlenose dolphins and many other wildlife species including otters, along with the odd historical landmark for good measure!
Culloden Battlefield (16 miles)
This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles. One of many interesting family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Inverness
Culloden Wood (16 miles)
offers an ideal site for a family ramble, with way marked trails offering either a 3km trip including several local landmarks or a much shorter one in and out of the trees for those with smaller legs.
Plodda Falls (17 miles)
- the highest and most spectacular waterfall in the area, over forty metres high; they form the climax to this pleasant walk through a magnficient forest of Douglas Fir. Great viewing platform at the top of the falls a highlight
Highland Aviation Museum (18 miles)
Highland Aviation Museum
A must for any plane mad families, and open from April to November, they are a unique facility with access to many of the aircraft cockpits.
The Highlanders Museum (20 miles)
The Highlanders Museum
The largest Scottish regimental museum outside of Edinburgh. With around 20,000 artefacts including loads of medals, photos and uniforms that cover three floors! Located in the historic Fort George with a wicked view across to the Black Isle.
Little Monkeys Soft Play Centre (20 miles)
Invermoriston Falls (21 miles)
Stunning scenery and varied terrain, from woodland to waterfalls and more besides. The falls themselves are a fairly short and simple walk from the car park, over the stone bridge. Tuesdays get dramatic with open dams raising the water levels.
Invergordon Leisure Centre (22 miles)
Cawdor Castle (23 miles)
As well as the Shakesperian Macbeth castle there are also three gardens, the Cawdor Big Wood, and a 9-hole 3 par golf course
Ecoventures (25 miles)
The ultimate wildlife watching adventure at the heart of the Moray Firth. Located at the heart of the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation, EcoVentures offers you a truly exhilarating and memorable boat trip experience.
Nairn Beach (26 miles)
A soft sandy beach backed by dunes, with a school of dolphins inhabiting the local coastline often visible from shore.
Corrieshalloch Gorge Nature Reserve (28 miles)
Corrieshalloch Gorge Nature Reserve
It's a dizzying and exhilarating experience to look down on the torrent of water plunging 46m (150ft) over the Falls of Measach from the gently swaying suspension bridge. Corrieshalloch Gorge is one of the natural wonders of the Highlands and not to be missed, especially after periods of rain.
Landmark Forest Theme Park (29 miles)
Landmark Forest Theme Park
Where else in the UK can you ride a rollercoaster, rock climb, 'skydive', flume ride, meet red squirrels face to face, walk through the tops of tall pine trees, watch logs being sawn on a steam powered sawmill, wonder at the sheer strength of a Clydesdale horse, explore the world's only...
Monster Activities (30 miles)
Whitewater Rafting, Mountain Bikes, Water Sports, Target Sports, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Abseiling, Archery and many more outdoor activities. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for the best things to do with kids in the Highlands of Scotland
Highland Folk Museum (31 miles)
Highland Folk Museum
Visitors to this living history Museum can learn how their Highland ancestors lived, built their homes, tilled the soil and how they dressed.
With play areas, 1930's schoolhouse and activities during the summer months there is plenty here to occupy the whole family.
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Highland Wildlife Park (31 miles)
Highland Wildlife Park
Experience Scottish wildlife as well as international endangered animals of mountains and tundra in the spectacular setting of the Highland Wildlife Park.Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area by foot.
Tain Through Time (31 miles)
Aviemore Spy Mission Treasure Trail (31 miles)
Extreme Dream (31 miles)
Come for a climb, coffee and a chat whilst the tots play in our soft-play area and -5's climb zone.
Strathspey Railway (31 miles)
Join Scotland's premier heritage railway for a trip like no other through the heart of the Scottish Highlands! Treasure Trails, Fantastic Family Adventures, Exclusive Dining, Vintage Tours and Special Events await your visit to the Cairngorms!
Brodie Castle (32 miles)
Set in peaceful parkland, this fine 16th-century tower house is packed with enough art and antiques to keep connoisseurs happy all day. Children’s quiz and adventure play fort (suitable for children aged 5 years and over)
Loch Insh Watersport and Activity Centre (32 miles)
Loch Insh Watersport and Activity Centre
Water sports include sailing, rowing, fishing, paddle boats and pedalos; dry activities include archery, play parks, and a dry ski slope, plus nature hike and bike trails.
Rothiemurchus Estate (32 miles)
Wide range of outdoor activities including TreeZone adventure playground or explore the footpaths and cycle trails in the heart of Cairngorms National Park.
Loch an Eilein (32 miles)
Loch an Eilein
A lake containing a 13th century mysterious island castle with loads of dramatic views plus plenty of wildlife such as red squirrels and Scottish Crossbills. Great place to go for a walk amid ancient pine trees.
Treezone (32 miles)
Zip wires, balance beams, hanging platforms, tight-ropes, scramble nets, white knuckle bridges and gap jumps are set in the ancient Caledonian Pines of the Cairngorm Mountains. TreeZone is an unforgettable activity for adventurers at least 7 years old and 1.1m tall
Thanks for all the great things to do in Culburnie 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 Highlands can enjoy the great day out as well.
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