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Things To Do & Days Out near Dunbar
Splatz Activity Cafe (< 1 mile)
Splatz Activity Cafe is a cafe which serves fresh homemade food and great coffee come rain or shine. It has a 2 tier indoor play area for younger children and also provides ceramic pottery painting and ipad hire to keep older children and adults amused.
Dunbar Leisure Pool (< 1 mile)
Dunbar Leisure Pool The pool has a beached area with water characters for younger children to play with, a wave machine, water jets and flume. Quiet sessions too for serious swimmers.
Belhaven Bay (< 1 mile)
Belhaven Bay Sandy beach with good swimming and surfing, and excellent cliff views with nesting birds. Also popular with kite fliers. Limited immediate amenities.
John Muir Country Park (1 miles)
John Muir Country Park A great country park on a lovely stretch of coastline, with children’s adventure play area, BBQ spots and events all year round! Plenty of wildlife to enjoy and free to visit!
East Links Family Park (2 miles)
East Links Family Park Features a train safari where you can feed the farm animals, pony rides and small animal handling zone. For play there are go karts, toboggan run and giant maze plus soft play and trampolining indoors!
ReBoot Disc Golf Course (2 miles)
ReBoot Disc Golf Course is a family friendly 9-hole disc golf course. If you have thrown a Frisbee and played golf, you are ready for some disc golf. Disc golf is easy to learn, enjoyed from the onset, and fun for all ages and abilities.
Pease Burn (4 miles)
Pease Burn For a traditional local woodland ramble you literally can't beat this as it's one of the few areas where native woodland can still be found in this area. Great for spotting butterflies.
National Museum of Flight (8 miles)
National Museum of Flight Something for the whole family! Have you tried to fly our airship, seen a Spitfire, got on board Concorde or completed our assault course? The museum also includes hands-on games, cafe and shop. East LothianâÂÂÂÂÂÂs five star attraction with indoor and outdoor...
Scottish Seabird Centre (9 miles)
Scottish Seabird Centre This award winning Centre has something for all ages. including soft play zone and wildlife cinema! The world leader in remote wildlife viewing, featuring interactive cameras beaming incredible live close ups of nearby marine wildlife onto giant screens.
Fingers and Thumbs Crafts Centre (9 miles)
Fingers and Thumbs Crafts Centre We have a large selection of crafts for all the family. You can just drop in anytime and enjoy ceramic painting or decopage. We have a wide range of items to suit all ages! Celebrate your Birthday with us or join in one of our workshops, run during the holidays!
Jabberwocky Soft Play and Cafe (11 miles)
Jabberwocky Soft Play and Cafe is a soft play and café inspired by the classic poem. Featuring a dragon-themed soft play!
Yellowcraig (11 miles)
Yellowcraig Isolated mix of woodland, dune grassland and coast plus a great play park to boot!
Gosford Sands (15 miles)
Gosford Sands A fairly isolated sand and shingle beach, good for bird watching as it is a haven for waders, kite flying and coastal walking.
Whiteloch Farm Riding and Trekking (16 miles)
Whiteloch Farm Riding and Trekking BHS approved facility offering lessons plus beaches, railway line, old drove roads and farm tracks for hacking.
St Abbs Head Nature Reserve (16 miles)
St Abbs Head Nature Reserve Formed by an extinct volcano and home to hundreds of thousands of seabirds as well as seals, whales and dolphins off shore, this is an amazing natural adventure! Plus Nature Art Gallery and coffee shop in visitor centre.
Scottish Fisheries Museum (17 miles)
Scottish Fisheries Museum is a multi-award winning national museum which tells the story of Scottish fishing from the earliest times to the present. A guided tour takes approximately 90 minutes and themed tours can be arranged to link in with specific projects or interests.
Manderston (17 miles)
Manderston This supreme country house of the Edwardian Scottish era stands in 56 acres of formal gardens, with magnificent stables and stunning marble dairy. Includes Britain's first privately owned Biscuit Tin Museum.
Hurly Burly (18 miles)
Hurly Burly Large 4 storey frame for big kids with slides, cargo nets, rollers, swings, mouse holes, climbing zone and target area. Under 5s have their own area with climbing ramp and slide, plus soft play equipment.
Eyemouth Museum (19 miles)
Eyemouth Museum is a family friendly museum. Kids, dress up as a fisher lassie or fisherman and play in our wheelhouse while the rest of your family learn all about Eyemouth’s fishing and farming past. View our spectacular tapestry which took 2 years to make to commemorate the fishing disaster of 1881.
Scholland Equestrian at Kilconquhar (19 miles)
Scholland Equestrian at Kilconquhar BHS approved facility offering lessons, trekking, riding, woodland trails and is a main centre for the Riding for the Disabled Association.
Prestongrange Museum (19 miles)
Prestongrange Museum A museum site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution, you can still see the remnants of glass works, potteries, coal mine and brick works, as well as the Hoffman Kiln and the unique Cornish Beam Engine. Games, toys and trails keep children occupied inside and out.
Gunsgreen House (19 miles)
Gunsgreen House A historical mansion built in 1753 by a smuggler! In our dark and spooky cellars we have a smuggling museum; you can dress up, do the rat trail, learn all about the history, crawl through hidden tunnels, hide in barrels and become a qualified smuggler!
Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker (20 miles)
Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker Hidden beneath an innocent Scottish Farmhouse, follow the tunnel to 24,000 square feet of Secret accommodation. The size of 2 football pitches atop one another, 100 feet underground. Had there been Nuclear War, this is where Scotland, would have been Governed. Discover the twilight world of the Government...
Jamboree Adventure Soft Play (21 miles)
Jamboree Adventure Soft Play Multi-level soft play centre in Musselburgh Sports Centre where you will also find a 25m swimming pool.
Vogrie Country Park (21 miles)
Vogrie Country Park is a beautiful Victorian parkland estate which is a haven of tranquillity in the heart of Midlothian's countryside. Facilities include an adventure play area, barbecue sites, 9-hole golf course, over 4 miles of woodland walks, water features, a miniature railway and the Cedar Tree Cafe.
The Eyemouth Maritime Centre (21 miles)
The Eyemouth Maritime Centre In keeping with the external vision of an 18th century frigate, the theme continues inside to create an atmospheric replica gun deck and living quarters of the period, complete with sound effects!
Dalkeith Country Park (22 miles)
Dalkeith Country Park is an open space with rivers and woodlands to explore. Cyclists, dog walkers and adventurers are all welcome. Please note the Adventure Playground is closed for redevelopment until 2015.
Leven Beach (23 miles)
Leven Beach Blue Flag awarded beach with amusements adjacent from arcade, to kiddies' rides, to crazy golf. Shallow swimming ok, but no lifeguard cover.
Action Zone Indoor Play Centre (23 miles)
Action Zone Indoor Play Centre -an interactive indoor adventure play centre. Open all year round with Ball Cannons, Ball Juggler, Slides. We are where all the fun is. Kids can enter up to 57 inches tall.
Ryze Edinburgh (23 miles)
Ryze Edinburgh Stylish and family friendly, their vast field of trampolines beckons for your bouncing delight! Plus play epic dodgeball, super slam dunk or even try slack lining! Sessions from 2 years upwards.
Paxton House (23 miles)
Paxton House is a historic house and country park with loads to see and do. House and garden tours, exploring the grounds, visiting the Stables tea room and gift shop and enjoying the play park are just some of the things on offer.
Levenmouth Swimming Pool (23 miles)
Levenmouth Swimming Pool No ordinary pool, this Centre offers fun for all the family with its wave machine, giant aqua slide flume, exploding water cannons and geysers.
Methil Heritage Centre (23 miles)
Methil Heritage Centre This child friendly and volunteer run museum often hosts fun, family-oriented exhibitions with lots of activities to take part in for toddlers upwards. Exhibitions regularly change, so plan ahead if you can!
Newbattle Swimming Pool (23 miles)
Newbattle Swimming Pool Pool offering a diverse range of water based activities, with facilities that include 25m swimming pool, 8m training pool, and high and spring diving boards. Disability accessible. A number of party options available.
Orcadia Trampoline Centre (23 miles)
Orcadia Trampoline Centre 5 full sized trampolines embedded into the floor and soft play bricks at one end for younger ones make this a soft play centre with a difference.
National Mining Museum Scotland (23 miles)
National Mining Museum Scotland Guided tours and interesting historical mining information, plus the new Mini Miners' softplay area for kids up to 8, to help soften all the education!
Tumbles at Portobello (23 miles)
Tumbles at Portobello Multi-level play frame with distinct zones for babies (under 12 months), Toddlers (under 3 years) and Juniors (4-10 years).
Edinburgh Combat Challenge (24 miles)
Edinburgh Combat Challenge Zero contact combat gaming for over 6s played in an outdoor arena with cammo gear and loads of natural obstacles and hiding places. Crunch through the leaves, slink through the trees, and shoot everyone you see! Zapzapzap!
Chain Bridge Honey Farm (24 miles)
Chain Bridge Honey Farm Family friendly working bee farm, with a great visitor centre from which you can learn and observe the foundations of the work. A most popular display is the observation hive where a living colony of bees can be viewed behind glass.
Clown Around Indoor Play Centre (25 miles)
Clown Around Indoor Play Centre Loads of physical play fun with a multi level adventure play structure, trampolines for all age ranges, a particularly good toddler zone and a mesmerising sensory room to calm everyone down!
Ravenscraig Park (25 miles)
Ravenscraig Park Park with woodland walks connecting to coastal paths and with Ravenscraig Castle and the Harbour Masters house to explore plus loads of age specific outdoor play equipment too.
East Sands Leisure Centre (25 miles)
East Sands Leisure Centre a free form leisure pool with zero entry sloping beach area, cute tropical palms, thrilling giant flume slides and a giant aqua run inflatable assault course! Plus swimming lessons and group Parent Toddler swim sessions.
Wonder World Soft Play Edinburgh (25 miles)
Wonder World Soft Play Edinburgh is a soft play themed around the wonders of the world, designed to stimulate children's imagination and encourage physical development.
Craigtoun Country Park (25 miles)
Craigtoun Country Park offers a wide range of attractions including acres of beautiful landscaped parkland, adventure playground, Boats and Pedaloes, trampolines, bouncy castle, putting, crazy Golf, pedal cars, cafe and one of Scotland's oldest miniature railways, situated 5 minutes from St Andrews.
The St Andrews Treasure Trail (25 miles)
The St Andrews Treasure Trail Discover the location of the long lost missing treasure as you complete this self guided themed Treasure Trail. Solve the clues on this treasure hunt as you see the sights of St Andrews.
Nibbles And Giggles (25 miles)
Nibbles And Giggles for under 7s only. A community play centre with a selection of traditional toys, fancy dress, puppets, train sets and cubby houses.
The Ceramic Experience (25 miles)
The Ceramic Experience Friendly paint-your-own pottery studio, with soft play and cafe too! So make a mess, make a fuss, make time for a treat, and make a bee line for the Ceramic Experience!
Palace of Holyroodhouse (25 miles)
Palace of Holyroodhouse The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen, stands against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat. This fine baroque palace is closely associated with Scotland's rich history especially the reign of Mary Queen of Scots.
The Royal Yacht Britannia (25 miles)
The Royal Yacht Britannia Explore 5 decks of this famous ship with your complimentary audio guide and learn all about the fabulous luxury that carried the Royal Family a million miles over 40 years! It's so big there was even a Rolls-Royce for driving on board!
Wonder World Soft Play Kirkcaldy (26 miles)
Wonder World Soft Play Kirkcaldy 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!