Dundee Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Dundee Treasure Trail
Get out and about with the kids exploring Dundee with a difference with this self guided themed Treasure Trail. Follow the directions whilst hunting for the answers to the clues to discover the location of the long lost treasure!
Discovery Point (< 1 mile)
Hands on interactive features, audiovisual shows, computer based multimedia and fascinating displays of artefacts will draw your family into the rich history of Captain Scott's Antarctic Expedition Vessel!
Dundee Science Centre (< 1 mile)
Dundee Science Centre
Immerse yourself in their interactive exhibitions! Move a ball with the power of your mind; Enjoy dramatic science demonstrations; See yourself in infrared; Morph yourself into an ape; Investigate a crime; Try keyhole surgery or Take part in a science show!
Olympia Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Olympia Leisure Centre
The leisure pool features are a rapid river, wave pool and seated bubble beds, plus toddler’s pool with smaller slide and more fun features! Several flumes have cutting edge features including 3D holograms, clear sections and LED light effects!
Avertical World Climbing Centre (< 1 mile)
Avertical World Climbing Centre
Tayside’s only dedicated indoor climbing centre with over 300 routes for both top rope and lead climbing plus a bouldering area. Regular kids' club held at weekends. For ages 5 and over.
Verdant Works (< 1 mile)
A great day out for all the family. Hands on interactive displays and Computer-based multimedia, an Audio visual show and there are Guided Tours available.
Dundee Museum of Transport, (< 1 mile)
Dundee Museum of Transport,
Opening 26 April 2014 at this temporary location, this new Museum will be dedicated to the transport heritage of Tayside and beyond.
Dundee Law (1 miles)
Climb this extinct volcano for views of Dundee and beyond with an observation point, art and fact panels to guide your way.
HM Frigate Unicorn (1 miles)
HM Frigate Unicorn
Step on board this historic Warship and travel back in time to the days when Britannia ruled the waves. Now one of the six oldest ships left in the world.
Ancrum Outdoor Centre (1 miles)
Ancrum Outdoor Centre
Almost defying description these guys offer a seriously wide range outdoor activities, wet and dry, active and serene, on foot and by vehicle. Suitable for all abilitiy levels. Take a look!
Mills Observatory (2 miles)
Space exploration, astronomical displays, planetarium shows and a fully computerised telescope that can detect 30,000 objects in the sky at this observatory.
Kidz World (2 miles)
has a massive play frame full of excitement and adventure for children up to the age of 10. Separate area for babies and toddlers to enjoy. Birthday party packages available.
Riverside Inn Playzone (2 miles)
Riverside Inn Playzone
Soft play at the Riverside Inn, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and a garden area.
University of Dundee Botanic Garden (2 miles)
University of Dundee Botanic Garden
A Botanic garden with a wide range of plants, trees and shrubs. There are also temperate and tropical greenhouses, a water garden and a herb garden. Family events held throughout the year.
Battlefield LIVE Dundee (2 miles)
Battlefield LIVE Dundee
Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 8 years old.
Pirates Island (2 miles)
Whatever the weather, this piratey paradise is a perfect entertainment place for kids between 1-12 to climb, hide, run and just have lots of fun and for school or club outings.
The Fun Factory (2 miles)
The Fun Factory
is a custom built indoor Soft Play Family Entertainment Centre. The Fun Factory provides an activity centre for children with sections for those age 1 to 4 and another for those aged 5 to 11 years. There is also a sensory area specifically for children with additional or special needs.
The Factory Skatepark (2 miles)
The Factory Skatepark
The UK's first custom built indoor extreme sports arena for Boarding, Blading and BMXing. With special beginners' sessions available for over 5s!
Dundee Ice Arena (3 miles)
Dundee Ice Arena
A state of the art multipurpose ice arena offering an excellent skating venue for all ice users. A variety of sessions available, including lessons, Disco, Sunday Funday, and After School sessions. Ice sports also offered, and parties catered for.
Claverhouse Equestrian Centre (3 miles)
Claverhouse Equestrian Centre
is a horse riding school that caters for all abilities, from beginner to advanced. We offer both trekking and lessons. We take children from age 4+, we have no upper age limit. Weight limit of around 16 stone.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre (3 miles)
Camperdown Wildlife Centre
The wildlife centre is one of Dundee's most popular attractions and is home to around 50 species of animals, birds and reptiles.
Camperdown Country Park (3 miles)
Camperdown Country Park
Combined with the wildlife centre, seasonal family fun fair, adventure playground and golf courses, Camperdown can offer a fantastic, fun filled day out for all the family. Dundee Ice Arena and Cineworld nearby.
Dundee Karting (3 miles)
At speeds of up to 40mph and sitting only an inch from the ground, race prepared Biz karts and an expertly designed track will have your adrenalin pumping from start to finish. With cadet club and family race sessions for over 8s also over 1.27m.
Combat City (3 miles)
Harmless but thrilling laser tag game using infra red weaponry, brilliant for tech heads who are usually glued to the screen! Alongside Scotkart.
Cineworld Cinema (3 miles)
is a 9 screen cinema including a 3D screen with all the latest family flicks, comfy seats and sumptuous snacks.
Broughty Castle (4 miles)
Museum housed in an imposing castle close to Broughty Ferry beach and with displays, events and activities for everyone.
Barnhill Rock Garden (5 miles)
Barnhill Rock Garden
A beautiful garden, peaceful and off the beaten track with a number of mixed planted islands, an integrated fountain and a great variety of plants to enjoy. Picnic tables and seats to use as you enjoy the views.
Monifieth Blue Seaway (6 miles)
Monifieth Blue Seaway
Large play areas for juniors and toddlers at this seaside location plus putting, tennis, bowling green, and wheeled sports.
Monikie Country Park (8 miles)
Monikie Country Park
Country Park with reservoirs and water sports, woodland adventure playground, high ropes course and parkland with a Ranger Service offering events and activities.
Barry Water Mill (9 miles)
Barry Water Mill
Enjoy the splash of the waterwheel and the smell of grinding corn in this picturesque 19th-century working mill.
Wee Kingdom (10 miles)
Small folks' and big folks' play frames, party packages and friendly cafe with homemade cake all with a castley theme!
St Andrews West Sands (10 miles)
St Andrews West Sands
Popular for walking, running and swimming, this sandy Blue Flag Awarded beach is famously the opening setting for Chariots of Fire.
Glamis Castle (10 miles)
Castle open Easter to November with extensive garden and grounds with plenty for families to enjoy including a family exhibition room and a playground and picnic area.
British Golf Museum (10 miles)
British Golf Museum
Re Opened after major refurbishments in 2015 this is the history of golf at it's best, and it's best is better than ever!
St Andrews Aquarium (10 miles)
St Andrews Aquarium
Full of adventure, fun and learning for children and adults alike, here you can come face to face with some of the more beautiful and dangerous creatures of the watery world, meet our two loveable seals, our meerkats or new to the aquarium, our waddle of Humboldt penguins!
St Andrews Museum (10 miles)
St Andrews Museum
Museum exploring the heritage of St Andrews telling its story from medieval to modern times with a lively series of temporary exhibitions and a regular programme of talks, concerts and childrens workshops.
Craigtoun Country Park (11 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 (11 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.
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum (11 miles)
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum
A museum with an impressive collection of Pictish carved sculptures including gravestons and rare architectural fragments. Fun sheets for the kids to complete. Something a little different, but fascinating.
East Sands Leisure Centre (11 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.
The Scottish Deer Centre (12 miles)
The Scottish Deer Centre
A visit to the picturesque Scottish Deer Centre is a truly unique experience where the whole family is guaranteed to find something to enjoy. Daily talks and feeding sessions, woodland trails, treetop walkways. inside shelter areas for the family picnic and children's indoor play area.
Barbarafield Riding School (12 miles)
Barbarafield Riding School
TRSS approved lessons and farmland hacking. Absolute beginners welcomed with hacking short cuts available to keep everyone happy. Regular Fun Days and Pony Days available too!
Frostys Funhouse (14 miles)
Multi level winter themed adventure main frame featuring four lane ice slide, football and basket ball area, rapid fire cannons, ball juggler and ball pit, toddlers' race track, separate toddlers' area and loads more!
Forfar Ice Rink (14 miles)
Forfar Ice Rink
With experienced skaters stewarding the sessions anyone who visits the rink can enjoy their skating in a relaxed yet safe environment. Special toddler and learners sessions. We also have great bowling, and curling facilities.
Muddy Boots (15 miles)
is a family run kids' adventure play centre situated next to a fabulously foody Farm Shop and Cafe. With both indoors and outdoors activities including zorbing, giant jumping pillows, grass sledging, a giant sandpit and giro cars, you have the recipe for endless hours of family fun.
J M Barrie's Birthplace (15 miles)
J M Barrie's Birthplace
Fly as part of the 'Peter Pan Experience, inside the enchanting cottage where Sir JM Barrie was born; plus Peter Pan garden with a living willow crocodile and adventure playground.
Kerr's Miniature Railway (16 miles)
Kerr's Miniature Railway
is located on the seafront of Arbroath. It is a miniature railway where children can enjoy a 5 minute long journey. There is also a miniature bus and fire engine which operate along the promenade. Children can also enjoy picnics on the grass whilst watching the trains go by.
Elcho Castle (16 miles)
One of Scotland’s best preserved tower houses, built in 16th century. A maze of stairs and rooms to explore and you can walk around outside at roof level. Free quiz for kids, plus costumes to try on.
Arbroath Signal Tower (16 miles)
Arbroath Signal Tower
Museum and tower building. You can find out about the fascinating history of the Bell Rock Lighthouse and visit the outhouse to see the massive lens of the last manually operated lamp.
Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker (16 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...
Thanks for all the great things to do in Dundee 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 Tayside can enjoy the great day out as well.
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