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Things To Do & Days Out near Perth
Fair Maids House Visitor and Information (< 1 mile)
Fair Maids House Visitor and Information A geographical delight, housed in the oldest secular building in Perth. Learn about space, the earth and other planets, plus explorers and exploration. You can also see the oldest rock in Scotland. Free to visit.
Perth Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Perth Museum and Art Gallery One of the oldest museum collections in the UK with a changing exhibition programme that explores the creativity and heritage of Perthshire. Unique collection of art, natural history and archaeology on display and free activities in the galleries.
The Black Watch Castle and Museum (< 1 mile)
The Black Watch Castle and Museum A family friendly military museum housed in a dramatic castle, full of uniforms, paintings, medals and military equipment. Learn the history of an elite military regiment that spans nearly 300 years.
The Perth Treasure Hunt Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
The Perth Treasure Hunt Treasure Trail Get your pirate hats on and start searching for the fictional treasure as you solve the clues on this self-guided treasure hunt around Perth for all the family.
Perth Leisure Pool (< 1 mile)
Perth Leisure Pool The centre offers 5 indoor swimming pools, an outdoor lagoon, 2 flumes, a Wild Water Channel, Poolside Whirlpools and Bubble Beds plus slide.
Dewars Centre (< 1 mile)
Dewars Centre Seasonally available ice skating, curling and more, including a pre school ice activity session, public skating, and skating lessons for ages 5 and older. Indoor bowls also available. Based at Live Active in Perth.
Noahs Ark (2 miles)
Noahs Ark offer a massive soft play area, bowling alley, indoor karting and a ceramics workshop.
Noahs Ark Golf Centre (2 miles)
Noahs Ark Golf Centre Their family friendly mini golf is housed on a tropical Florida style course but designed with an eye to the Scottish weather, with all 18 holes being floodlit and 9 of them under cover!
Huntingtower Castle (2 miles)
Huntingtower Castle A medieval castle with beautiful grounds, carvings and a painted ceiling. Good access, including rooftop. Full of history and a ghost! Grassy area with picnic tables. Free quiz for kids.
Elcho Castle (3 miles)
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.
Stanley Mills (6 miles)
Stanley Mills An 18th century cotton mill and exhibition centre with lots of interactive displays that show you what life was like during this time. Family friendly place that is also a great spot for a picnic.
Lochleven Castle (14 miles)
Lochleven Castle Historically significant castle approached by boat ride! It's a nicely atmospheric one which is aided by the terrible story of Mary Queen of Scots' imprisonment here and the rest of it's rich history.
The Scottish Deer Centre (15 miles)
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.
Combat City (15 miles)
Combat City Harmless but thrilling laser tag game using infra red weaponry, brilliant for tech heads who are usually glued to the screen! Alongside Scotkart.
Cineworld Cinema (16 miles)
Cineworld Cinema is a 9 screen cinema including a 3D screen with all the latest family flicks, comfy seats and sumptuous snacks.
Muddy Boots (16 miles)
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.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre (16 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 (16 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.
University of Dundee Botanic Garden (16 miles)
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.
Riverside Inn Playzone (16 miles)
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.
Caithness Glass (16 miles)
Caithness Glass Watch the skilled glass makers turn molten glass into an array of beautiful glass objects in the studio gallery that is free to visit. Explore your own creative side and paint your own glass or plate.
Crieff Visitor Centre (16 miles)
Crieff Visitor Centre Follow in the footsteps of Scotland's 18th century Cattle Drovers and experience the life and times of the people who made Crieff the crossroads of Scotland at the turn of the 18th Century. Also home to a fascinating Caithness Crystal and Glass facility.
Riverside Park (16 miles)
Riverside Park Has several excellent adventure play areas plus a cool skate park, pleasant woodland walks, pond, sculptures, and also cricket pitch and football facilities.
Dundee Ice Arena (16 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.
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.
Mills Observatory (17 miles)
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.
Wee Kingdom (17 miles)
Wee Kingdom Small folks' and big folks' play frames, party packages and friendly cafe with homemade cake all with a castley theme!
Ancrum Outdoor Centre (17 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!
Michael Woods Sport and Leisure (17 miles)
Michael Woods Sport and Leisure This pool has 3 diving boards at 1m, 3m and 5m high: let's see your Ronaldo impression! Other facilities include sauna, games hall, gym, squash courts, athletics track, grass, astroturf and all weather pitches.
Fun Factory (17 miles)
Fun Factory provides an exciting physical activity centre for children with separate fun filled zones for 1 to 4s and 5 to 11s! There is also a sensory area specifically for children with special needs.
Dundee Law (18 miles)
Dundee Law Climb this extinct volcano for views of Dundee and beyond with an observation point, art and fact panels to guide your way.
Verdant Works (18 miles)
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.
Lochore Meadows Country Park (18 miles)
Lochore Meadows Country Park With the loch as its heart, this park provides a strong and varied mix of informal and formal leisure activities and experiences including a beach and adventure playground for the kids and a cafe. walking, picnicking and barbecuing, bird-watching, cycling beach and adventure playground for children....
Avertical World Climbing Centre (18 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.
Dundee Science Centre (18 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!
The Scottish Equestrian Centre (18 miles)
The Scottish Equestrian Centre BHS registered and Pony Club accredited facility offering lessons from 5 years, subject to assessment, with equipment loaned freely. Assisted walks, ride outs and hacks available. Excellent facilities, including Viewing Gallery and Coffee Shop.
Dundee Treasure Trail (18 miles)
Dundee Treasure Trail Get out and about with the kids exploring Dundee with a difference with this self guided themed Treasure Trail. Follow the directions whilst hunting for the answers to the clues to discover the location of the long lost treasure!
Discovery Point (18 miles)
Discovery Point Hands on interactive features, audiovisual shows, computer based multimedia and fascinating displays of artefacts will draw your family into the rich history of Captain Scott's Antarctic Expedition Vessel!
Barbarafield Riding School (18 miles)
Barbarafield Riding School TRSS approved lessons and farmland hacking. Absolute beginners welcomed with hacking short cuts available to keep everyone happy. Regular Fun Days and Pony Days available too!
Castle Campbell (18 miles)
Castle Campbell A beautiful 15th century castle in a dramatic setting above Dollar Glen. Discover its fascinating history and tales of famous visitors to the castle. A great place to explore for visitors of all ages!
Olympia Leisure Centre (18 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!
Bongos Soft Play Centre (19 miles)
Bongos Soft Play Centre Adventure climbing maze filed with things like the spooky maze, ball cannons, spiral slide, dizzy discs and slick slides!
Cluny Clays (19 miles)
Cluny Clays Play Naturally outdoor area and activities such as clay pigeon shooting, golf and archery! Restaurant, free parking and excellent disabled facilities.
Knockhill Racing Circuit (19 miles)
Knockhill Racing Circuit Exciting karting track session for Kids! Cadet karts for 8 to 11 year olds and Pro Karts for 12 years+ on the 500m outdoor karting circuit.
Dundee Museum of Transport (19 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.
HM Frigate Unicorn (19 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.
Claverhouse Equestrian Centre (20 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.
Battlefield LIVE Dundee (20 miles)
Battlefield LIVE Dundee Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 8 years old.
The Fun Factory (20 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 (20 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!