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Family Days Out near to Inverness
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Whin Park (< 1 mile)
Inverness
Whin Park - a large play park for children of all ages. It has a boating pond, complete with ducks, a minature train ride, shop and toilets, along with lots of adventure play park features for children. There are also picnic benches
Inverness Aquadome Leisure Waters (< 1 mile)
Inverness
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.
Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises (< 1 mile)
Inverness
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!
Ness Islands Walk (< 1 mile)
Inverness
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
Rollerbowl (< 1 mile)
Inverness
Rollerbowl 24 lanes with a good selection of house balls with 9 pool tables and a good selection of arcade games
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (1 miles)
Inverness
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Family-friendly museum with exhibitions and hands-on activities particularly on Saturdays when the Discovery Centre opens its doors.
Inverness Treasure Trail (1 miles)
Inverness
Inverness Treasure Trail A walking mystery themed Treasure Trail around Inverness. The trail is around 2.5 miles long and should take around 2 hours to complete.
Titanic Inverness Maritime Museum (2 miles)
Inverness
Titanic Inverness Maritime Museum is a interactive and evolving maritime museum with nautical artifacts, large model ships and submarines made from improvised recycled materials. Kids can climb aboard all the ships and boats and also interact with various pieces such as an engine order telegraph.
Playzone (2 miles)
Inverness
Playzone A spacious play facility with seriously fun main frame for the older kids with loads of fun features like slides and clamber nets and a dedicated toddler section.
Brewsters at Inshes Gate (2 miles)
Inverness
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.
WDCS Dolphin and Seal Centre (3 miles)
Inverness
WDCS Dolphin and Seal Centre is a small viewing and information centre where you can watch and learn about dolphins and seals. Use our binoculars to watch them feeding from our viewing window, listen to them on the underwater microphone. There are also activities, games, and dolphin bones to explore.
inverness City Sightseeing Tour (3 miles)
Inverness
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.
New Era Dolphin Trips Inverness (3 miles)
Inverness
New Era Dolphin Trips Inverness a cruise by solar-powered boat on the Beauly Firth near Inverness. Duration about 30 to 40 minutes.
Blackisle Wildlife Park (4 miles)
Drumsmittal
Blackisle Wildlife Park Visit a wide range of animals, plus hatchery, adventure playground, train ride and accessible nature walks.
Culloden Battlefield (6 miles)
Inverness
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.
Culloden Wood (6 miles)
Inverness
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.
Wildwoodz Paintball Park (6 miles)
Inverness
Wildwoodz Paintball Park Outdoor gaming venue designed for battle from paintball, to laser strike and archery.
Avoch Dolphin Trips (8 miles)
Avoch
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!
Abriachan Trails (8 miles)
Abriachan
Abriachan Trails An excellent woodland and moorland walk using trails laid out by the Abriachan Forest Community Trust. Good views and a great many interesting things to see for the kids
Robertsons Childrens Farm (8 miles)
Inverness
Robertsons Childrens Farm Our Childrens petting farm is a real hidden gem. The kids can have great day feeding the animals and playing in the play area whilst adults are able to relax at the picnic area with the kids in full view.
Highland Aviation Museum (8 miles)
Inverness
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.
The Highlanders Museum (11 miles)
Inverness
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.
Busy Bees (12 miles)
Dingwall
Busy Bees Lots of fun activities for children to take part in daily, such as painting, easy baking, crafts, music and lots of games. Suitable for 0 to 6 years old.
RunAround (12 miles)
Dingwall
RunAround A cafe and play area for under 5s!
Dingwall Leisure Centre (12 miles)
Dingwall
Dingwall Leisure Centre Dingwall Leisure Centre offers first-class swimming facilities and a wide choice of sessions, tailor made to suit most requirements. Whether it's fun with the family, lane swimming or relaxation you'll find exactly what you're looking for right here.
Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition (12 miles)
Drumnadrochit
Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition The exhibition bases itself on 'Edutainment' and much of the content is based on the national curriculum. There are free pre and post workpacks to download from the site. See and touch many real research exhibits and perhaps meet Adrian Shine, leader of the project.
Nessieland (12 miles)
Drumnadrochit
Nessieland is a great place to see Nessie and learn a bit about Loch Ness and the famous Loch Ness monster.
Cawdor Castle (12 miles)
Nairn
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
Urquhart Castle (13 miles)
Loch Ness
Urquhart Castle Once one of Scotlands largest castles, Urquhart remains include a tower house that commands splendid views. The visitor centre contains retail, interpretation area, audio-visual presentation and tearoom and toilets.
Highland Museum Of Childhood (14 miles)
Strathpeffer
Highland Museum Of Childhood Museum open April to November telling the story of childhood in the Highlands. Costume, childhood treasures and toys from the past 200 years are on show as well as hands-on activities, activity sheets, dressing-up and play with traditional toys.
Nairn Beach (16 miles)
Nairn
Nairn Beach A soft sandy beach backed by dunes, with a school of dolphins inhabiting the local coastline often visible from shore.
Little Monkeys Soft Play Centre (16 miles)
Alness
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!
Invergordon Leisure Centre (16 miles)
Invergordon
Invergordon Leisure Centre A great 20m pool complete with flume and water features + toddler pool
Ecoventures (17 miles)
Cromarty
Ecoventures The ultimate wildlife watching adventure at the heart of the Moray Firth. Located at the heart of the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation, EcoVentures offers you a truly exhilarating and memorable boat trip experience.
Landmark Forest Theme Park (21 miles)
Carrbridge
Landmark Forest Theme Park Where else in the UK can you ride a rollercoaster, rock climb, 'skydive', flume ride, meet red squirrels face to face, walk through the tops of tall pine trees, watch logs being sawn on a steam powered sawmill, wonder at the sheer strength of a Clydesdale horse, explore the world's only...
Brodie Castle (22 miles)
Forres
Brodie Castle Set in peaceful parkland, this fine 16th-century tower house is packed with enough art and antiques to keep connoisseurs happy all day. Children’s quiz and adventure play fort (suitable for children aged 5 years and over)
Logie Estate (22 miles)
Forres
Logie Estate Our Logie Steading Visitor Centre offers a warm welcome with Arts and Crafts, Shopping, Walled Gardens, River Walks, an Adventure Playground and home-made lunches and refreshments in our Café.
Aviemore Spy Mission Treasure Trail (24 miles)
Aviemore
Aviemore Spy Mission Treasure Trail is a fantastic, inexpensive and quirky way to explore the area. Follow the Directions, Solve the Clues and See the Sights!
Extreme Dream (24 miles)
Aviemore
Extreme Dream Come for a climb, coffee and a chat whilst the tots play in our soft-play area and -5's climb zone.
Strathspey Railway (25 miles)
Aviemore
Strathspey Railway Join Scotland's premier heritage railway for a trip like no other through the heart of the Scottish Highlands! Treasure Trails, Fantastic Family Adventures, Exclusive Dining, Vintage Tours and Special Events await your visit to the Cairngorms!
Craggan Outdoors (25 miles)
Grantown-on-Spey
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!
Tain Through Time (25 miles)
Tain
Tain Through Time Award winning museum, documenting Tain's near 1000 year history
Cairngorms National Park (25 miles)
Grantown-on-Spey
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.
Rothiemurchus Estate (25 miles)
Inverness
Rothiemurchus Estate Wide range of outdoor activities including TreeZone adventure playground or explore the footpaths and cycle trails in the heart of Cairngorms National Park.
Loch an Eilein (25 miles)
Inverness
Loch an Eilein A lake containing a 13th century mysterious island castle with loads of dramatic views plus plenty of wildlife such as red squirrels and Scottish Crossbills. Great place to go for a walk amid ancient pine trees.
Treezone (25 miles)
Aviemore
Treezone Zip wires, balance beams, hanging platforms, tight-ropes, scramble nets, white knuckle bridges and gap jumps are set in the ancient Caledonian Pines of the Cairngorm Mountains. TreeZone is an unforgettable activity for adventurers at least 7 years old and 1.1m tall
Revack Estate Adventure Playground (25 miles)
Grantown-on-Spey
Revack Estate Adventure Playground Superb adventure playground plus nature walks, wildlife observation opportunities and visitor centre with refreshments. Within Cairgorm National Park.
Loch Garten Osprey Centre (26 miles)
Aviemore
Loch Garten Osprey Centre When ospreys returned to breed in Scotland, this ancient Caledonian pineforest is where they chose to come. The Loch Garten Osprey Centre provides fantastic views of these magnificent birds on the nest, as well as close up views thanks to our non-invasive CCTV camera.
Highland Wildlife Park (27 miles)
Kingussie
Highland Wildlife Park Experience Scottish wildlife as well as international endangered animals of mountains and tundra in the spectacular setting of the Highland Wildlife Park.Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area by foot.
Plodda Falls (27 miles)
Plodda
Plodda Falls - the highest and most spectacular waterfall in the area, over forty metres high; they form the climax to this pleasant walk through a magnficient forest of Douglas Fir. Great viewing platform at the top of the falls a highlight

Thanks for all the great things to do in Inverness 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 Highlands can enjoy the great day out as well.



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