Landmark Forest Theme Park (3 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 'Bamboozeleum'(c) and learn all the secrets of Scotland's ancient Pine forest? - And you've only just got going!
Loch Garten Osprey Centre (3 miles)
Loch Garten Osprey Centre
When ospreys returned to breed in Scotland, this ancient Caledonian pineforest is where they chose to come. The Loch Garten Osprey Centre provides fantastic views of these magnificent birds on the nest, as well as close up views thanks to our non-invasive CCTV camera.
Revack Estate Adventure Playground (4 miles)
Grantown on Spey
Revack Estate Adventure Playground
Superb adventure playground plus nature walks, wildlife observation opportunities and visitor centre with refreshments. Within Cairgorm National Park.
Cairngorm Sleddog Centre (5 miles)
Cairngorm Sleddog Centre
Situated in Aviemore, at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountain Range, The Cairngorm Sleddog Centre offers a wide range of activities for the whole family. From Kennel & Museum Tours to Sleddog Trips and Safaris.
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (5 miles)
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Under the supervision of their trained guides, visitors can feed and stroke the reindeer. They are not camera shy, so you'll be able to take some memorable snaps.
Extreme Dream (6 miles)
Come for a climb, coffee and a chat whilst the tots play in our soft-play area and -5's climb zone.
Aviemore Treasure Trail (6 miles)
Aviemore Treasure Trail
The self-guided Aviemore Trail is a fantastic, inexpensive and quirky way to explore the area. Follow the Directions, Solve the Clues and See the Sights!
Strathspey Railway (6 miles)
Whatever your age come aboard The Strathspey Railway and relive the sights and sounds of the steam age - great idea is you are looking for fun family things to do in Scotland.
The Fun House (6 miles)
The Fun House
- a £1.6 million purpose built family entertainment complex by Aviemore, Cyril's Tree House Soft Play Area, Themed Adventure Golf, Short Lane 10 Pin Bowling, Family Amusements, Licensed American Themed Diner and Creche.
Treezone (6 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
CairnGorm Mountain (9 miles)
Explore Britains 6th highest mountain with an exciting 1.8km ride on the UKs highest mountain railway. If we have snow, have a slide about. If not, take a guided walk to the summit or take the mountain bike descent. A great day either way!
Tomintoul Riding Centre (13 miles)
Tomintoul Riding Centre
TRSS approved facility offering guided, off road 1 hr, half day or day long treks. No experience required but no lessons available.
Loch Insh Watersport and Activity Centre (13 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.
Highland Wildlife Park (13 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.
Highland Folk Museum (17 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.
Winners of the ASVA Visitor Attraction of the Year award and Finalists for the 2010 'Kids in Museums' award.
Logie Estate (19 miles)
Our Logie Steading Visitor Centre offers a warm welcome with Arts and Crafts, Shopping, Walled Gardens, River Walks, an Adventure Playground and home-made lunches and refreshments in our CafÃ©.
Cawdor Castle (20 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
Culloden Battlefield (20 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 (20 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.
Playzone (22 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 Indoor Play Area (22 miles)
Brewsters Indoor Play Area
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.
Rollerbowl (22 miles)
24 lanes with a good selection of house balls with 9 pool tables and a good selection of arcade games
Nairn Beach (23 miles)
A soft sandy beach backed by dunes, with a school of dolphins inhabiting the local coastline often visible from shore.
Whin Park (23 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 (23 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 (23 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
Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises (24 miles)
Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises
Bus tour and cruises lasting anything from an hour to 6.5 hours which all have at least a half hour cruise on the quite stunning Loch Ness - you can choose to take in Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness visitor Centre as well
Brodie Castle (24 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)
Titanic Inverness Maritime Museum (25 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.
Balmoral Castle (25 miles)
Set amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar is the Balmoral Estate.
Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Estate has been the Scottish Home of the British Royal Family ever since.
New Era Dolphin Trips Inverness (26 miles)
inverness City Sightseeing Tour (26 miles)
inverness City Sightseeing Tour
This open-bus tour provides an extensive look at the city and the surrounding area. Pick from the Town Tour, the Inverness/Culloden Moor Tour, or the new Loch Ness Monster Tour. The tours depart regularly from the tourist office and range from 30 minutes to three hours.
Avoch Dolphin Trips (27 miles)
Avoch Dolphin Trips
Daily sailings from picturesque Avoch Harbour on the hour, every hour - Easter to October or as demand, weather and tide allow. 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.
Blackisle Wildlife Park (27 miles)
Blackisle Wildlife Park
Visit a wide range of animals, plus hatchery, adventure playground, train ride and accessible nature walks.
Urquhart Castle (27 miles)
Once one of Scotlands largest castles, Urquhart remains include a tower house that commands splendid views.
Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition (28 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.
Nessieland (28 miles)
is a great place to see Nessie and learn a bit about Loch Ness and the famous Loch Ness monster.
North 58 Sea Adventures (28 miles)
North 58 Sea Adventures
is a wildlife boat trip business offering truly amazing experiences on the Moray Firth. Little adventurers explore the coastline as well as discovering plenty of amazing and abundant wildlife. Dolphins, whales, porpoises, sharks, seals and birds are all on display in their natural environment.
Glenshee Ski Centre (29 miles)
Glenshee Ski Centre
From invitingly easy to the surprisingly steep, Glenshee offers the most extensive skiing and snowboarding in Scotland with friendly lessons available.
The Old Royal Station (30 miles)
The Old Royal Station
At the centre of Ballater is a beautiful wooden building that was formerly the royal railway station. Recently restored, it now houses an exhibition, the Tourist Information Centre, a restaurant and shops.
Ecoventures (31 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.
The Moray Leisure Centre (31 miles)
The Moray Leisure Centre
has excellent swimming facilities for both the serious and the fun swimmer. Also a Health & Wellness Suite, Ice Rink, a Relaxation Suite with sauna, steam room and spa. Creche facilities, soft play centre, and cafe. If you are looking for family days out in Scotland this would be a great idea.
Rainbow Castle Indoor Play Centre (31 miles)
Rainbow Castle Indoor Play Centre
is a three storey play structure with slides, rope bridges, ball pits - a great idea for children's birthday parties. 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
Robertsons Childrens Farm (31 miles)
Robertsons Childrens Farm
Our Children’s 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.
Moray Motor Museum (32 miles)
Bowl 2000 and Lunar Land (32 miles)
Bowl 2000 and Lunar Land
As well as classic tenpin bowling they offer Lunar Land space themed indoor play area, plus Pool Tables, Air Hockey, and high quality Arcade Games.
The PlayBarn (33 miles)
A premium children's soft indoor play centre, combining fantastic play facilities with a cafe on site, offering a wide range of healthy eating options.
Thirteen Moons (33 miles)
An activity with more than meets the eye! A cafe, farm shop and community location with animals to pet and gardens to explore.
Invergordon Leisure Centre (34 miles)
Atholl Estates Trekking Centre (34 miles)
Atholl Estates Trekking Centre
Scenic and intriguing guided treks and hacks leave the centre daily to explore the terrain around Blair Castle. No lessons available but beginners welcome.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Drumuillie 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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