Brodick Castle and Country Park (5 miles)
Brodick Castle and Country Park
There are dramatic gorges with water-carved shapes in the rocks to discover. and you can experince stunning views across Brodick Bay.
Newtons Family Funfair (11 miles)
Isle of Cumbrae
Newtons Family Funfair
All-weather family fun in Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae, for the whole family to enjoy! Games and prizes, bowling, basketball, air hockey, driving and shooting simulators, and a mini summer funfair outside.
Robertson Museum and Aquarium (11 miles)
Isle of Cumbrae
Robertson Museum and Aquarium
The museum exhibits illustrate the history of marine science, features of the marine environment, local marine habitats and examples of current research. The aquarium displays the beauty and diversity of living marine creatures from the area.
Millport Crazy Golf and Mini Dodgems (12 miles)
Isle of Cumbrae
Millport Crazy Golf and Mini Dodgems
A sixteen-hole crazy golf course, they also have children's activity equipment including trampolines and that seaside must-have: swing boats! They also have mini dodgems cars!
Bute Museum (13 miles)
Isle of Bute
The island's history from a Bronze age Princess' necklace to a Penny Farthing bicycle, and its wildlife including a touch-table of interesting objects and a seal for stroking will inspire children and their parents to further explore our Island.
Kelburn Castle Country Centre (14 miles)
Kelburn Castle Country Centre
Home to the Earls of Glasgow, Kelburn is a fun day out for the whole family with a working pottery, playbarn falconry, assault course and the amazing Secret Forest!
Escape (14 miles)
The complex houses an 8 lane 10 Pin Bowling Alley, arcade games and amusements, a Wimpy food outlet, and Fluid Bar
Vikingar! (14 miles)
This award winning visitor attraction in Ayrshire takes you on a multi-media journey through time from the earliest Viking raids to their defeat at the Battle of Largs in 1263. Vikingar! also boasts a swimming pool, theatre, KA Studio fitness centre, Winter Garden cafÃ¯Â¿Â½/bar, gift shop and children's soft play area.
Luskentyre Beach (17 miles)
With white sand, turquoise water and purple mountain back drop this is a stunning beach teeming with varied bird life. Boat trips available nearby.
Magnum Leisure Centre (19 miles)
Magnum Leisure Centre
Leisure Pool - Ice Rink - Soft Play - Birthday Parties
Dry Sports Activities - Squash, Badminton, Volleyball etc
Eglinton Country Park (19 miles)
Eglinton Country Park
There are tranquil country pursuits available here, from walking, horse riding, and fishing on the lochside to the range of children's play areas to span all ages.
Creepy Crawlies (20 miles)
Bright and colourful multi level indoor soft play is a clean, safe and thrilling environment provided for physical family fun and children's parties.
Castle House Museum (21 miles)
Castle House Museum
Well stocked museum on upper floors of one of Dunoon’s most historic locations. Putting and tennis also available in the Castle Gardens with excellent views of the Firth of Clyde.
Machrihanish Bay (22 miles)
A soft sandy beach surrounded by rocky coastline good for swimming, surfing and kite-surfing. You can usually see seals and wild goats in their respective habitats, and there is a nearby wildlife observatory.
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve (23 miles)
RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve
A great day out for birdwatchers with seasonal delights including whooper swans and great crested grebes as well as the occasional otter. Visitor centre and trails.
Gourock Outdoor Pool (23 miles)
Gourock Outdoor Pool
Heated outdoor pool offering swimming with an amazing body flume, tyre ride, lazy river and wave pool, plus a variety of sessions and lessons including midnight swims and kayaking.
Dundonald Castle (23 miles)
is in its own renaissance period. The castle has been transformed over the past ten years and more into one of the must visit attractions in Ayrshire. with outstanding views.
Gourock Park (24 miles)
Young children can enjoy the pets’ corner and substantial play area, while mum and dad can enjoy the array of plants and shrubs in the walled garden. There's also an outdoor pool nearby.
Kidz Play Indoor Play Centre (24 miles)
Kidz Play Indoor Play Centre
Kid'z Play is a purpose built jungle theme indoor play centre for children. Let your child's imagination run riot on the snake slides, tube slides, activity towers, ball pool and soft play area for toddlers. Equipment that lets your child play in safety while you watch from the comfort of our cafe.
Battery Park (25 miles)
There are two children's play areas, a skateboard park, and two grass pitches for football and rugby. The park is also home to two of Inverclyde Leisure's astroturf pitches and a pavilion with toilet facilities and cafeteria.
Funworld Leisure Play Centre (25 miles)
Funworld Leisure Play Centre
Parents can join their children on the giant Pirate ship ‘The Giggling Racara’ and whiz down the 4 lane astro slide or try out their target practice with the air cannons. We also have the UK's first inflatable Superclimb which is a huge 23ft climbing wall with a stomach churning slide at the other end.
McLean Museum and Art Gallery (25 miles)
McLean Museum and Art Gallery
The Museum features an Egyptian mummy cartonnage, a Samurai warrior, an Indian Tiger, a Nile crocodile, a Sloth Bear and other animals, also ship models. Free quiz sheets are available along with an art table with activity materials for children. Gift shop.
Heads of Ayr Park (25 miles)
Alloway by Ayr
Heads of Ayr Park
There's almost 50 different types of animal, each with its own particular charm. Meet them, touch them, feed them! And it's packed with fantastic activities like indoor and outdoor play areas, an aerial runway, thrilling ringo sledging, tunnel land and the combine castle.
Citadel Leisure Centre (25 miles)
Citadel Leisure Centre
Offer fun sessions in the Flexi-Pool with one, three and five meter boards plus main and teaching pools.
Castle Riding Centre (25 miles)
Castle Riding Centre
There's something for everyone here. Experienced or not, you can enjoy the excitement of riding through breathtaking scenery on our strong reliable horses and ponies.
Pirate Pete's Playcentre (25 miles)
Pirate Pete's Playcentre
With four decks of slopes and slides, climbs and tubes, Pirate Pete's is a treasure trove of attractions to put your pirating skills to the ultimate test. There are ball lagoons; soft bouncers; aerial runways; even a spiral slide, for you to spin your dizzy way from top to bottom of the main mast..Afore you walk the plank at the bottom.
The Waterfront Ice Rink (25 miles)
The Waterfront Ice Rink
offers public skate sessions, curling, figure skating and skating lessons. Penguin Skating Aids are available.
Clyde Cruises (25 miles)
Short Cruises on the River Clyde, Glasgow. Little Pirates activity sheet will keep curious minds busy during the trip.
Waterfront Leisure Complex (25 miles)
LA Bowl and Megazone (25 miles)
LA Bowl and Megazone
Modern family friendly ten pin bowling facilities plus a laser tag arena: adventure weaponry role play without the bruises!
Benmore Botanic Garden (26 miles)
Benmore Botanic Garden
In the wonderful woodland setting of the Eachaig Valley lies this garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. It boasts a world-famous collection of magnificent conifers, flowering trees and shrubs. Great for exploring.
The Culzean Experience (26 miles)
The Culzean Experience
A splendid and atmospheric castle full of history and significance, and surrounded by beautiful country parkland. Houses the 2nd largest armoury display in the world.
Galleon Centre (26 miles)
As well as providing facilities for swimming it houses an ice rink, bowling hall, two sports halls, squash courts, a sauna/solarium suite, a superb fitness room and two bars - fun swims available to kids aged 8 and over, under 7's must be accompanied by an adult.
The Galleon Centre (26 miles)
The Galleon Centre
Permanent rink with limited public skating plus other slots available including skating patches, lessons, ice hockey and disco. Penguin skating aids available.
Jungle Madness Soft Play (26 miles)
Jungle Madness Soft Play
With a 3 storey structure, 3 massive slides, a sport’s court, go-karts and a toddlers' and babies' area, there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied. And with Laser Tag Parties too, even the older kids will be entertained!
Newark Castle (26 miles)
Historic castle dating back to the 15th century, housing a collection of historic prints of the local area. Great for kids to explore with tall winding staircases and atmospheric rooms.
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (26 miles)
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
In memory of the poet; the museum includes plenty of hands-on and interactive exhibits to keep the kids interested, plus a nice play area outside to reward them for paying attention!
The Dick Institute (27 miles)
The Dick Institute
The museum is nicely family oriented and the ever changing exhibits are frequently focused on children's interests.
Dean Castle Country Park (27 miles)
Dean Castle Country Park
The Country Park, covering over 200 acres, boasts beautiful woodland walks, adventure playground, pets corner, visitor centre, tearoom, shop and a fantastic 14th century castle housing world class collections including historic weapons, armour and musical instruments.
Finlaystone Country Estate (28 miles)
Finlaystone Country Estate
Follow the children's trail around the wood to find the seven play areas. Recent sightings of note around the estate have included roe deer, buzzard, waxwings, woodcock, snipe, grey squirrel, fieldfares, red wings, dipper and bullfinch.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Sannox 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 Strathclyde can enjoy the great day out as well.
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