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Family Days Out near to Dundee
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Dundee Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Dundee
Dundee Treasure Trail Spend an hour or so in Dundee City Centre trying to find clues and solve puzzles. The Trail takes you through the town centre into an historic graveyard and past some of Dundee’s famous sites.
Dundee Ice Arena (< 1 mile)
Dundee
Dundee Ice Arena A state of the art multipurpose ice arena offering an excellent skating venue for all ice users. - All types of ice activities are encouraged at the Arena. Why not look inside the most modern ice facility in the country and find out more about the coolest place in town.
Discovery Point (< 1 mile)
Dundee
Discovery Point All weather award-winning 5-star attraction - Hands on interactives - Computer-based multimedia and displays - Audio visual show - Gift Shop - Cafe - Guided Tours available - Open all year, all weather attraction
Sensation (< 1 mile)
Dundee
Sensation Unique visitor attraction with over sixty hands-on exhibits based on the senses. Ideal for families and fun for all ages, including toddler sessions hands-on workshops, story-time and a science and art activities
Dundee Science Centre (< 1 mile)
Dundee
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)
Dundee
Olympia Leisure Centre The leisure pool includes a rapid river, wave pool and seated bubble beds, plus toddler’s pool with smaller slides and features. Several of the many flumes have various features including 3D holograms, clear sections and LED light effects!
Avertical World Climbing Centre (< 1 mile)
Dundee
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)
Dundee
Verdant Works 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
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)
Dundee
Dundee Law 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)
Dundee
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 (2 miles)
Dundee
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. Take a look!
Mills Observatory (2 miles)
Dundee
Mills Observatory 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)
Dundee
Kidz World - has a massive play frame full of excitement and adventure for children up to the age of 10.
Riverside Inn Playzone (2 miles)
Dundee
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)
Dundee
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)
Dundee
Battlefield LIVE Dundee Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 8 years old.
Pirates Island (2 miles)
Dundee
Pirates Island 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)
Dundee
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)
Dundee
The Factory Skatepark The UK's first custom built indoor extreme sports arena for Boarding, Blading and BMXing. With special beginners' sessions available.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre (3 miles)
Dundee
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.
Dundee Karting (3 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Karting At speeds of up to 40mph and sitting only and inch from the ground, race prepared RIMO karts and an expertly designed track will have your adrenalin pumping from start to finish. For over 8s also over 4ft 2".
Cineworld Cinema (3 miles)
Dundee
Cineworld Cinema is a 9 screen cinema including a 3D screen.
Camperdown Country Park (3 miles)
Dundee
Camperdown Country Park Combined with the wildlife centre, 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.
Broughty Castle (4 miles)
Dundee
Broughty Castle Museum housed in an imposing castle close to Broughty Ferry beach and with displays, events and activities for everyone.
Barnhill Rock Garden (5 miles)
Dundee
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)
Angus
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)
Angus
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 Mil (9 miles)
Angus
Barry Water Mil Enjoy the splash of the waterwheel and the smell of grinding corn in this picturesque 19th-century working mill.
St Andrews West Sands (10 miles)
St Andrews
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)
Angus
Glamis Castle 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.
Sandy Sensation (10 miles)
Angus
Sandy Sensation Adventure playgrounds for juniors and toddlers and water play at this seafront location with Crazy Golf and Tennis in the summer months too.
British Golf Museum (10 miles)
St Andrews
British Golf Museum Closed until June 2015 for major refurbishment. Exciting!
Angus Folk Museum (10 miles)
Angus
Angus Folk Museum The museum houses charming quirky exhibitions housed in six 18th century cottages, offering vivid insights into rural life in Angus throughout the ages.
St Andrews Aquarium (10 miles)
St Andrews
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
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)
St Andrews
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.
St Andrews Treasure Trail (11 miles)
East Sands
St Andrews Treasure Trail Spend an hour or so in the East Neuk of Fife trying to find clues and solve puzzles. A selection of Trails take you on a hunt for clues through towns such as St Andrews, Pittenweem, Crail, Dunfermline and many more.
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum (11 miles)
Meigle
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)
St Andrews
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)
Cupar
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)
Cupar
Barbarafield Riding School TRSS approved lessons and farmland hacking. Absolute beginners welcomed.
Frostys Funhouse (14 miles)
Angus
Frostys Funhouse 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
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. Also has great bowling and curling facilities.
Muddy Boots (15 miles)
Cupar
Muddy Boots 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)
Angus
J M Barrie's Birthplace Enchanting cottage where Sir J. M. Barrie was born and raised with his nine siblings - Peter Pan garden with a living-willow crocodile and Pirates Workshop to be explored - Fly like Peter Pan as part of the 'Peter Pan Experience
Kerr's Miniature Railway (16 miles)
Arbroath
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)
Perth
Elcho Castle 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
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)
St Andrews
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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