Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum (8 miles)
Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum
Home to a folk museum with dressing up, toys and activities plus gift shop, art gallery, and licensed restaurant and tearoom.
J M Barrie's Birthplace (9 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.
Forfar Ice Rink (10 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.
Pictavia Visitor Centre (10 miles)
Pictavia Visitor Centre
Tells the story of Scotland's Pictish tribes, a mysterious warrior people who roamed the area nearly two thousand years ago. Discover their stories, battles, music and art: discover their lives.
Brechin Castle Centre (10 miles)
Brechin Castle Centre
Country Park with Cafe, Garden Centre, Aviary plus loads of kids activities in the Park and in the Yard Play Area too.
Frostys Funhouse (10 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!
Glamis Castle (14 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.
Montrose Basin Nature Reserve (15 miles)
Montrose Basin Nature Reserve
Local nature reserve with zoned areas supporting local wildlife and plantlife, and a Visitor Centre with telescopic views of the thousands of migratory birds, and if you are lucky, even seals!
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Playcentre (17 miles)
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Playcentre
With 3 age ranged zones packed full of challenges and energetic fun suited to each, every kid is catered for here and none of them will want to leave! Highlights include Tot Island, the aerial runways and the Mouse Maze!
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum (17 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.
The Old Royal Station (18 miles)
The Old Royal Station
Wonderful Royal Station Museum, which is jam packed with information about Queen Victoria and her connections, with many original features to admire. You can also explore an exact replica of the Royal railway carriage!
Charleton Fruit Farm (18 miles)
Charleton Fruit Farm
There are 2 play zones to choose from, a gated one for kids aged 12 and under, plus another for older kids and adults! Plus pick your own fruit: sweet!
Cheeky Monkeys Montrose (18 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys Montrose
An indoor kids play centre, large play frame and slides to entertain the children, enclosed baby area for the younger ones, large seating area for the adults, fantastic menu at the snack bar for everyone, wheelchair and pram friendly, fun for all.
Montrose Beach (18 miles)
Golden sands stretch for three miles from Montrose to the North Esk River, with stunning views. Splash play area, playground, pitch and putt, amusements and more.
Lunan Bay (19 miles)
Fabulous for bird watching, walking, surfing and horse riding, this sandy beach is overlooked by dramatic castle ruins. Swim only with caution: strong currents.
Seafront Splash (19 miles)
Modern, purpose built play area with a whole host of modern adventure play equipment suitable for the older kids as well as the juniors, plus a paddling pool with a difference and a 'construction' site.
The Splash (19 miles)
Water and sand play at the seafront location where you will find sandpits, a large splash area and pitch and putt too.
Monikie Country Park (19 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.
St Cyrus (20 miles)
Fairly isolated sandy beach great for peaceful traditional family days with castling, paddling and long nature walks available.
Glenshee Ski Centre (20 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.
Muir of Dinnet (20 miles)
Muir of Dinnet
One of nine nature reserves in Cairngorms National Park. Four marked paths of different lengths, a visitor centre and lots of birds, animals and flowers to see in a mixture of woodland, heath and open water.
Balmoral Castle (20 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.
Claverhouse Equestrian Centre (21 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.
Kerr's Miniature Railway (21 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.
Arbroath Signal Tower (21 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.
Barry Water Mill (21 miles)
Barry Water Mill
Enjoy the splash of the waterwheel and the smell of grinding corn in this picturesque 19th-century working mill.
Deeside Activity Park (22 miles)
Deeside Activity Park
Activity Centre with outdoor and indoor karting, archery, quad biking, rifle shooting and other activities plus a large indoor and outdoor play area complete with all-weather sledging slope and indoor rock wall.
Kidz World (22 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.
Pirates Island (22 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 (22 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 (22 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!
Battlefield LIVE Dundee (22 miles)
Battlefield LIVE Dundee
Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 8 years old.
Cineworld Cinema (22 miles)
is a 9 screen cinema including a 3D screen with all the latest family flicks, comfy seats and sumptuous snacks.
Dundee Ice Arena (22 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.
Monifieth Blue Seaway (23 miles)
Monifieth Blue Seaway
Large play areas for juniors and toddlers at this seaside location plus putting, tennis, bowling green, and wheeled sports.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre (23 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 (23 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.
Combat City (23 miles)
Harmless but thrilling laser tag game using infra red weaponry, brilliant for tech heads who are usually glued to the screen! Alongside Scotkart.
Barnhill Rock Garden (23 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.
Dundee Law (23 miles)
Climb this extinct volcano for views of Dundee and beyond with an observation point, art and fact panels to guide your way.
Dundee Museum of Transport, (23 miles)
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.
Ancrum Outdoor Centre (23 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!
Dundee Karting (23 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.
Braemar Castle (23 miles)
A castle with almost 400 years of history offering guided ghost and other tours, teddy bear trail, plus traditional hunting lodge. Lots of different fun events held during the year. Seven floors high with cool spiral staircase!
Olympia Leisure Centre (23 miles)
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!
HM Frigate Unicorn (23 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.
Broughty Castle (23 miles)
Museum housed in an imposing castle close to Broughty Ferry beach and with displays, events and activities for everyone.
Mills Observatory (23 miles)
Space exploration, astronomical displays, planetarium shows and a fully computerised telescope that can detect 30,000 objects in the sky at this observatory.
Avertical World Climbing Centre (24 miles)
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 (24 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in East Nevay 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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