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Things To Do & Days Out near Forres
Brodie Castle (3 miles)
Brodie Castle 16th century tower house packed to the turrets with art and antiques, plus passageways and towers to explore! Set in beautiful parkland with fantastic adventure playground suitable for kids of all ages.
North 58 Sea Adventures (4 miles)
North 58 Sea Adventures is a wildlife boat trip business offering truly amazing experiences on the Moray Firth. Little adventurers explore the coastline as well as discovering plenty of amazing and abundant wildlife. Dolphins, whales, porpoises, sharks, seals and birds are all on display in their natural environment.
The Loft Activity Centre (4 miles)
The Loft Activity Centre - is an activity centre and large family friendly cafe on a working farm. Activities include Quads, Archery, Laser Tag, Water Walkerz, Segway, Pottery Painting and Grass Sledging! We have an outside and inside play area and outside seating and make great coffee too!
Logie Estate (5 miles)
Logie Estate Beautiful estate with Visitor Centre, a café, several shops, plus Walled Gardens and spectacular River Walks to explore. This is also an Adventure Playground for the kids. Open throughout the year and free to visit!
Nairn Beach (9 miles)
Nairn Beach A soft sandy beach backed by dunes, with a school of dolphins inhabiting the local coastline often visible from shore.
Rainbow Castle Indoor Play Centre (11 miles)
Rainbow Castle Indoor Play Centre is a well equipped multi level play and party facility with open play limited to weekends and unusually short session times. Ideal for smaller kids or those with less energy.
The Moray Leisure Centre (11 miles)
The Moray Leisure Centre Learner and main pool plus leisure water zone with crocodile flume and Sunday inflatable madness! Elsewhere on site there's also an ice rink, what'll you do first, hot or cold?!
Elgin Ice Rink (11 miles)
Elgin Ice Rink offers more than just the public skating, with curling, figure skating, ice hockey, lessons, crash courses and ice disco also available! Plus a special session for wheelchairs to get onto the ice: cool!
Moray Motor Museum (12 miles)
Moray Motor Museum A must see museum for all car fans young and old! Great collection of vintage, classic, and veteran cars, plus auto memorabilia. Special cars with plenty of history, many of which have been lovingly restored.
Cawdor Castle (13 miles)
Cawdor Castle As well as the Shakesperian Macbeth castle there are also three gardens, the Cawdor Big Wood, and a 9-hole 3 par golf course
Outfit Moray (15 miles)
Outfit Moray Outdoor activity sessions for 9 to 15 year olds during the Easter, Summer and October school holidays at subsidised rates. Family days out and skills courses for adults also run throughout the year.
The PlayBarn (15 miles)
The PlayBarn A large children's soft indoor play centre with multi level play frame, combining fantastic play facilities, plenty of seating, plus a café and steakhouse on site. They do birthday party packages too!
The Highlanders Museum (16 miles)
The Highlanders Museum The largest Scottish regimental museum outside of Edinburgh. With around 20,000 artefacts including loads of medals, photos and uniforms that cover three floors! Located in the historic Fort George with a wicked view across to the Black Isle.
Ecoventures (16 miles)
Ecoventures The ultimate wildlife watching adventure at the heart of the Moray Firth. Located at the heart of the • The ultimate wildlife watching adventure at the heart of the Moray Firth. EcoVentures offers you a truly exhilarating and memorable boat trip experience, plus a chance to see dolphins and other...
Highland Aviation Museum (17 miles)
Highland Aviation Museum A must for any plane mad families, and open from April to November, they are a unique facility with access to many of the aircraft cockpits.
Tarbat Discovery Centre (17 miles)
Tarbat Discovery Centre See what the extensive archaeological excavations turned up at the only Pictish monastic settlement discovered in Scotland. Features for kids include drawing and rubbing boards.
Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre (19 miles)
Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre Discover the lifecycle of a cask and try your hand at making one at this working Cooperage complete with gift shop and cafe.
Cairngorms National Park (19 miles)
Cairngorms National Park The UK’s largest national park with lots of things to do such as water sports, hiking, wildlife watching and skiing. There is something for everyone to enjoy, whatever their age or ability.
Culloden Wood (19 miles)
Culloden Wood offers an ideal site for a family ramble, with way marked trails offering either a 3km trip including several local landmarks or a much shorter one in and out of the trees for those with smaller legs.
Fochabers Folk Museum (20 miles)
Fochabers Folk Museum A great historical museum with plenty to see and do and lots of hands-on experience to keep the kids amused. Discover the heritage of this charming village next to the river Spey.
Culloden Battlefield (20 miles)
Culloden Battlefield This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles. One of many interesting family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Inverness with kids.
Craggan Outdoors (20 miles)
Craggan Outdoors One of the widest ranges of outdoor activities available in the Scottish Highlands including archery, art, indoor wall and outside climbing, golf, high ropes, mini quads, mountain biking, pony trekking, raft building, River Spey canoe trips, white water rafting and kayaking! Wow!
Avoch Dolphin Trips (20 miles)
Avoch Dolphin Trips Daily sailings from picturesque Avoch Harbour. You may encounter osprey, red kites, seals, porpoises, bottlenose dolphins and many other wildlife species including otters, along with the odd historical landmark for good measure!
Invergordon Leisure Centre (21 miles)
Invergordon Leisure Centre A fun family's 20m leisure pool complete with flume slide and water features for kids! Plus toddler pool or creche for baby, spa pool and steam room for mum, and games hall for dad. Or swap those around!
Tain Through Time (21 miles)
Tain Through Time Award winning museum, documenting Tain's near 1000 year history throughout 3 historic buildings. Well worth exploring with kids of school age.
Vue Cinema Inverness (23 miles)
Vue Cinema Inverness A 17 screen multiplex cinema with 7 3D enabled screens.
Brewsters at Inshes Gate (23 miles)
Brewsters at Inshes Gate Attached to a kid friendly restaurant, this isn't a full day out but will certainly keep them happy long enough to have food cooked. Indoor and outdoor play areas with classic features like slides and climbing frames.
Landmark Forest Theme Park (24 miles)
Landmark Forest Theme Park Where else in the UK can you ride a rollercoaster, rock climb, 'skydive', ride a wildwatercoaster, walk the Red Squirrel Nature Trail, walk on a treetop trail, try three different high challenge courses, explore the world's only 'Bamboozeleum', New for 2016 'The Butterfly...
Dornoch Beach (24 miles)
Dornoch Beach Beautiful expanse of golden sand extending around the point to the south and all the way to the village of Embo in the north. Dornoch itself is a fascinating and historic town with a range of facilities and its famous cathedral.
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (24 miles)
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Family-friendly museum with exhibitions and hands-on activities. Art Gallery with rolling programme of exhibitions.
Little Monkeys Soft Play Centre (24 miles)
Little Monkeys Soft Play Centre A multi level adventure wonderland set inside a community leisure centre, with features including a vertical climbing maze packed full of fun equipment, a dedicated toddler and baby zone plus The Hot Spot interactive sensory room too!
Blackisle Wildlife Park (24 miles)
Blackisle Wildlife Park Visit a wide range of animals and gets hands on in the hatchery, plus adventure playground, complimentary train ride and uber accessible nature walks make this a treat for all the family. Off you go!
Ness Islands Walk (25 miles)
Ness Islands Walk A great walk in a beautiful part of Inverness city; only about an hour long taking in the Ness Islands as you go, with plenty of options around you to extend the day.
Frankie and Lolas (25 miles)
Frankie and Lolas is an exciting new indoor play centre featuring a large safari themed play frame with a separate candy town themed play frame for preschoolers. We also have an onsite Bistro and serve excellent coffee and cake!
Rollerbowl (25 miles)
Rollerbowl 24 lanes with a good selection of house balls with 9 pool tables and video games in the Electric Arcade. Fun!
Wildwoodz Paintball Park (25 miles)
Wildwoodz Paintball Park Outdoor gaming venue designed for battle from paintball, to laser strike and archery.
Titanic Inverness Maritime Museum (25 miles)
Titanic Inverness Maritime Museum - is a interactive, evolving museum with nautical artefacts & large ships: e.g. 1:10 scale Titanic, Buckie drifter, RNLI lifeboat & more. Kids can climb aboard all the ships and boats and also interact with various pieces such as an engine order telegraph.
Inverness Ice Centre (25 miles)
Inverness Ice Centre Their 5 rink arena means everyone can do their thing: be it figure skating, ice hockey, curling, synchronised skating or just skooshing about with the family!
Inverness Aquadome Leisure Waters (25 miles)
Inverness Aquadome Leisure Waters This great family fun destination offers numerous water rides including the rapid river, three thrilling flumes, cyclone, toddler area, family spa pool and an outdoor swim facility too.
Whin Park (25 miles)
Whin Park is a large play park featuring a boating pond with ducks, a minature train ride, lots of adventure play area including one for adults, plus loos, shops, and picnic benches. A lovely traditional style day out!
Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises (25 miles)
Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises Set a course for adventure with award winning family cruises, tours and charters on the lovely Loch Ness. Check the depths for Nessie herself using the Jacobite sonar equipment!
inverness City Sightseeing Tour (25 miles)
inverness City Sightseeing Tour This open top bus tour provides an extensive look at the city and the surrounding area. Pick from the Town Tour, the Inverness and Culloden Moor Tour, or the new Loch Ness Monster Tour. The tours depart regularly from the tourist office and range from 30 minutes to 3 hours.
Ness Islands Railway (25 miles)
Ness Islands Railway a 7 and a quarter inch gauge track, with steam and diesel locomotives running half mile long scenic services through the Whin Park with a classic sit astride seating system!
Loch Garten Osprey Centre (25 miles)
Loch Garten Osprey Centre Osprey Centre set in beautiful Nature Reserve offering the chance to see these magnificent birds April through August. Binoculars and telescopes available (low set ones for the kids), plus live footage from CCTV!
Tomintoul Riding Centre (27 miles)
Tomintoul Riding Centre TRSS approved facility offering guided, off road 1 hr, half day or day long treks. No experience required but no lessons available.
Brora Beach (29 miles)
Brora Beach Sandy beach whose special appeal besides the fossils is the regular appearance of dolphins, minke whales, and grey and common seals off the coastline.
Dingwall Leisure Centre (30 miles)
Dingwall Leisure Centre Leisure centre with first class swimming facilities and a wide choice of sessions, tailored to different abilities. Great for fun with the family, lane swimming or relaxation. There is a Toddler pool too. Other activities and sports also available.
Busy Bees (30 miles)
Busy Bees Lots of fun equipment and daily activities for the under 6 crowd such as painting, easy baking, crafts, music and lots of games, plus bouncy castle and oodles of dressing up stuff.
Aviemore Spy Mission Treasure Trail (30 miles)
Aviemore Spy Mission Treasure Trail Discover more in Aviemore on this self guided spy mission themed Treasure Trail. Solve the clues along the route as you explore and save the day!
Strathspey Railway (30 miles)
Strathspey Railway Experience a scenic vintage trip in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. Welcome aboard The Strathspey Railway for an exciting experience at the heart of the Scottish Highlands! Special Events, fantastic Family Activities and Tours await to make your trip extra special!