If you know any other great things to do in Redpath for kids not listed on DAYoutWITHtheKIDS - please get in contact - so we can add them to the site and share the fun places to go with other children - thanks a lot
Family Days Out near to Redpath
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Trimontium Heritage Centre (3 miles)
Melrose
Trimontium Heritage Centre Ride the Newstead charger; explore the Blacksmith's workshop, Roman kitchen and pottery; plus a series of illustrated panels and modern artefact display cases. Guided walks available around the grounds.
Nenthorn Equestrian Centre (6 miles)
Kelso
Nenthorn Equestrian Centre All weather riding facility offering lessons for all ages, Pony Club for over 6s, and hacking for over 16s. Plenty of activity programming too.
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre (8 miles)
Jedburgh
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre There's lots of events, exhibitions and walks for all the family, boasting the biggest play park in the Borders! It's a great day out, whatever the weather!
Floors Castle (8 miles)
Kelso
Floors Castle Castle stands in thousands of acres of beautiful grounds overlooking the River Tweed. There is also a great adventure playground, making it a great idea for people looking for family days out in Scotland.
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre (8 miles)
Selkirk
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre Weavers of the world's largest range of Pure New Wool Tartans. Working mill, museum and visitor centre.
Border Ice Rink (9 miles)
Kelso
Border Ice Rink Ice rink with one public Sunday session as well as hosting curling and skating clubs.
Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre (10 miles)
Jedburgh
Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre Highly educational and quite fascinating besides! The period feel inside the house has been preserved, while thoughtful design lets the story of Mary's life unfold in a lively way.
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum (10 miles)
Jedburgh
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum Get a taste of life behind bars in this 1820s jail: a model prison in its day but now pretty spooky! Children's guides available.
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre (10 miles)
Selkirk
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre Visit the Salmon Centre and watch live footage from the Cauld: you might just spot a wild Salmon battling it's way through the water! There is also a brass rubbing nature trail, fully restored working waterwheel, and wildlife such as otters, red squirrel, roe deer, badgers, bats, owls, heron and foxes.
Bowhill Stables (11 miles)
Selkirk
Bowhill Stables offer lessons, off road scenic hacks and pony trekking with forest and moorland terrain, plus outdoor adventure playground.
Bowhill House and County Estate (11 miles)
Selkirk
Bowhill House and County Estate Bowhill sits at the heart of this beautiful estate in the Scottish Borders where the countryside has been managed by the Buccleuch family for successive generations.
Teviotdale Leisure Centre (13 miles)
Hawick Borders
Teviotdale Leisure Centre Lagoon style swimming pool with a soft play centre and cafe to ensure a busy family day out.
Textile Towerhouse (14 miles)
Hawick
Textile Towerhouse A beautifully restored building which uses period rooms, figures and audiovisuals to explain the turbulent past of the town and the tower. With a regular programme of changing exhibitions and children's schoolroom.
Wilton Lodge Park (14 miles)
Hawick
Wilton Lodge Park One of the most picturesque town parks in Scotland with its tree lined walks, river, waterfall, formal gardens, museum, glass house and walled gardens. Bowling, putting, crazy golf, tennis courts and cafe also available.
Jedforest Deer and Farm Park (15 miles)
Jedburgh
Jedforest Deer and Farm Park The Great Value Family Day Out near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders. Nestling in the Jed Valley with views over the Cheviot Hills, Jedforest Deer & Farm Park is set in the rolling countryside of the Scottish Borders.
The Hirsel Estate (15 miles)
Coldstream
The Hirsel Estate A great day out for all the family with wonderful walks around the lake and through the mysterious Dundock Wood; at the Homestead there is a Museum, craft units, children's play area and tearoom.
Traquair House (16 miles)
Peeblesshire
Traquair House House and grounds with plenty for families including a Maze, woodland and willow tunnels to explore, mini adventure playground for all ages plus separate toddler area, workshops and activity sheets. Open from April to November.
Coldstream Museum (16 miles)
Coldstream
Coldstream Museum In addition to a varied programme of exhibitions and workshops, the Museum houses permanent displays exploring the history of the parish. Other features include an indoor children's play area, shop and a courtyard with picnic table.
Hurly Burly (16 miles)
Duns
Hurly Burly Large 4 storey frame for big kids with slides, cargo nets, rollers, swings, mouse holes, climbing zone and target area. Under 5s have their own area with climbing ramp and slide, plus soft play equipment.
Manderston (19 miles)
Duns
Manderston This supreme country house of the Edwardian Scottish era stands in 56 acres of formal gardens, with magnificent stables and stunning marble dairy. Includes Britain's first privately-owned Biscuit Tin Museum.
Go Ape Peebles (19 miles)
Peebles
Go Ape Peebles The UK’s No.1 Tree Top Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set up high above the forest floor.
7stanes Glentress (19 miles)
Peebles
7stanes Glentress Family friendly mountain biking trails with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a Visitors Centre, Cafe and Bike Hire.
Kailzie Gardens (19 miles)
Peebles
Kailzie Gardens 15 acres of garden for woodland and burnside walks. Large walled garden containing herbaceous borders, formal rose garden, greenhouses and much more including a nicely done children's corner.
The Peebles Spy Treasure Trail (20 miles)
Peebles
The Peebles Spy Treasure Trail Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore the Scottish Borders? The Peebles Spy Trail is one of many in the area. These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a family walk and solve an intriguing mystery.
Tweed Valley Osprey Watch (21 miles)
Peebles
Tweed Valley Osprey Watch Two osprey watch centres showing live images from an osprey nest in the Tweed Valley Forest Park and other wildlife features.
Vogrie Country Park (22 miles)
Gorebridge
Vogrie Country Park is a beautiful Victorian parkland estate which is a haven of tranquillity in the heart of Midlothian's countryside. Facilities include an adventure play area, barbecue sites, 9-hole golf course, over 4 miles of woodland walks, water features, a miniature railway and the Cedar Tree Cafe.
Heatherslaw Light Railway (22 miles)
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Heatherslaw Light Railway A 15” gauge railway which runs from Heatherslaw Mill to Etal Village - a return journey of 50 minutes
National Mining Museum Scotland (24 miles)
Newtongrange
National Mining Museum Scotland Guided tours and interesting historical mining information, plus the new Mini Miners' softplay area for kids up to 8, to help soften all the education!
Chain Bridge Honey Farm (24 miles)
Berwick Upon Tweed
Chain Bridge Honey Farm Family friendly working bee farm, with a great visitor centre from which you can learn and observe the foundations of the work. A most popular display is the observation hive where a living colony of bees can be viewed behind glass.
Pease Burn (24 miles)
Dunbar
Pease Burn For a traditional local woodland ramble you literally can't beat this as it's one of the few areas where native woodland can still be found in this area. Great for spotting butterflies.
Newbattle Swimming Pool (24 miles)
Midlothian
Newbattle Swimming Pool offers a diverse range of water based activities and facilities include 25m swimming pool, 8m training pool, high and spring diving boards. Disability accessible.
Paxton House (24 miles)
Berwick upon Tweed
Paxton House is a historic house and country park with loads to see and do. House and garden tours, exploring the grounds, visiting the Stables tea room and gift shop and enjoying the play park are just some of the things on offer.
Whiteloch Farm Riding and Trekking (25 miles)
Tranent
Whiteloch Farm Riding and Trekking BHS approved facility offering lessons plus beaches, railway line, old drove roads and farm tracks for hacking.
The Leadburn Inn (25 miles)
Peebleshire
The Leadburn Inn Bar, Restaurant and Soft Play Centre just outside Penicuik with Soft Play Area housing a three level soft play frame plus separate toddler area.
Dalkeith Country Estate (26 miles)
Edinburgh
Dalkeith Country Estate From quiet woodland walks to the rough and tumble of the adventure playground; from a riverside picnic to the Stable Yard Tearoom; there is definitely something for everyone at Dalkeith Country Estate.
The Happy Castle (26 miles)
Penicuik
The Happy Castle Soft play centre with a separate area for toddlers and a huge multi-storey area for older children with ariel slides, rope bridges etc. A good seating area for parents with highchairs, baby change and kid's meals for post play snacks.
National Museum of Flight (27 miles)
North Berwick
National Museum of Flight Something for the whole family! Have you tried to fly our airship, seen a Spitfire, got on board Concorde or completed our assault course? The museum also includes hands-on games, cafe and shop. East Lothian’s five star attraction with indoor and outdoor fun. Children under 5 free!
Amazone at the Kabin (27 miles)
Loanhead
Amazone at the Kabin A 3 tier jungle themed adventure soft play facility with all the classic fun features to entertain and exhaust, plus a comfy cafe for parents.
John Muir Country Park (27 miles)
Dunbar
John Muir Country Park A great country park with childrens adventure play area, BBQ spots and events all year round!
East Links Family Park (27 miles)
Dunbar
East Links Family Park a train safari where you can feed the farm animals, as well as pony rides and small animal handling. Big and little kids can play outside on the Go-Karts, toboggan run, milk can skittles and giant maze. as well as soft play and trampolining indoors.
ReBoot Disc Golf Course (27 miles)
Dunbar
ReBoot Disc Golf Course is a family friendly 9-hole disc golf course. If you have thrown a Frisbee and played golf, you are ready for some disc golf. Disc golf is easy to learn, enjoyed from the onset, and fun for all ages and abilities.
Belhaven Bay (27 miles)
Dunbar
Belhaven Bay Sandy beach with good swimming and surfing, and excellent cliff views with nesting birds. Also popular with kite fliers. Limited immediate amenities.
Prestongrange Museum (27 miles)
Prestonpans
Prestongrange Museum A museum site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution, you can still see the remnants of glass works, potteries, coal mine and brick works, as well as the Hoffman Kiln and the unique Cornish Beam Engine. Games, toys and trails keep children occupied inside and out.
Gosford Sands (27 miles)
Longniddry
Gosford Sands A fairly isolated sand and shingle beach, good for bird watching as it is a haven for waders, kite flying and coastal walking.
Jamboree Adventure Soft Play (27 miles)
Musselburgh
Jamboree Adventure Soft Play Multi-level soft play centre in Musselburgh Sports Centre where you will also find a 25m swimming pool.
Swan Centre For Leisure (27 miles)
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Swan Centre For Leisure A 25m swimming pool which include, inflatables, waves and flume
Splatz Activity Cafe (28 miles)
Dunbar
Splatz Activity Cafe is a cafe which serves fresh homemade food and great coffee come rain or shine. It has a 2 tier indoor play area for younger children and also provides ceramic pottery painting and ipad hire to keep older children and adults amused.
Dunbar Leisure Pool (28 miles)
Dunbar
Dunbar Leisure Pool The pool has a beached area with water characters for younger children to play with, a wave machine, water jets and flume. Quiet sessions too for serious swimmers.
The Yard (28 miles)
Edinburgh
The Yard Creative and adventure play for children and young people with additional support needs!
The Eyemouth Maritime Centre (28 miles)
Eyemouth
The Eyemouth Maritime Centre In keeping with the external vision of an 18th century frigate, the theme continues inside to create an atmospheric replica gun deck and living quarters of the period, complete with sound effects!

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



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