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
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
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. Also has 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!
Bedlam Paintball Edzell (10 miles)
Bedlam Paintball Edzell
Renowned for its imaginative, realistic paintball Game Zones built to evoke highly developed game scenarios, Bedlam offers junior day packages for over 11s plus Splatmasters for ages 9-11 available as a party package.
Angus Folk Museum (14 miles)
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.
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.
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Playcentre (17 miles)
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Playcentre
Soft play, with slides, ball pools and a massive soft ball 5-a-side football zone. New for 2006-ball cannons, trampoline and an extended play frame
Montrose Basin Nature Reserve (17 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, maybe even seals.
Charleton Fruit Farm (18 miles)
Charleton Fruit Farm
Looking for a relaxing day out? Why not try the Charleton Fruit Farm. Coffee shop with an imaginative menu, including fresh fruit and vegetables from the farm, an indoor and outdoor setting, gift shop local produce and somewhere for the kids to play.
The Old Royal Station (18 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.
Montrose Swimming Pool (18 miles)
Montrose Swimming Pool
Standard, teaching and diving pools with cool 1 and 3m Springboards, plus a 5m Platform for the brave ones.
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.
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.
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 Mil (21 miles)
Barry Water Mil
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.
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.
Kidz World (22 miles)
- has a massive play frame full of excitement and adventure for children up to the age of 10.
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.
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.
Sandy Sensation (22 miles)
Adventure playgrounds for juniors and toddlers and water play at this seafront location with Crazy Golf and Tennis in the summer months too.
Camperdown Country Park (22 miles)
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.
Cineworld Cinema (22 miles)
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.
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. Take a look!
Dundee Karting (23 miles)
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".
Olympia Leisure Centre (23 miles)
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!
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.
Dundee Ice Arena (23 miles)
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.
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.
Dundee Treasure Trail (24 miles)
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.
Sensation (24 miles)
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 (24 miles)
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!
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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