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Family Days Out near to Sannox
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Brodick Castle and Country Park (5 miles)
Ayr
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.
Bute Museum (13 miles)
Isle of Bute
Bute Museum 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)
Fairlie
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)
Largs
Escape The complex houses an 8 lane 10 Pin Bowling Alley, arcade games and amusements, a Wimpy food outlet, and Fluid Bar
Vikingar! (15 miles)
Largs
Vikingar! 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, fitness centre, Winter Garden cafe and children's soft play area.
Luskentyre Beach (17 miles)
Isle of Harris
Luskentyre Beach With white sand, turquoise water and purple mountain back drop this is a stunning beach teeming with varied bird life. Boat trips available nearby.
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park (18 miles)
Argyle
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park Discover the sculptures in this outdoor sculpture gallery and enjoy the beautiful gardens to boot.
Magnum Leisure Centre (19 miles)
Irvine
Magnum Leisure Centre Leisure Pool, Ice Rink, Soft Play, Birthday Parties; Dry Sports Activities: Squash, Badminton, Volleyball etc.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine (19 miles)
Irvine
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine Museum with lots for families to do including building model boats, exploring a vessel and seeing others up close, and entering a workers tenement flat.
Eglinton Country Park (19 miles)
Irvine
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)
Irvine
Creepy Crawlies 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)
Argyll
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.
Riverside Swim and Health Centre (21 miles)
Dunoon
Riverside Swim and Health Centre Main pool 25m with a 100m flume plus a teaching pool 12.5m with fun sessions, parties and a cafe.
Machrihanish Bay (22 miles)
Campbeltown
Machrihanish Bay 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.
Dundonald Castle (23 miles)
Dundonald
Dundonald Castle One of the must-visit attractions in Ayrshire with outstanding views and loads of recent developments including a friendly visitor centre and interpretive displays.
Gourock Park (24 miles)
Gourock
Gourock Park 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.
Gourock Outdoor Pool (24 miles)
Inverclyde
Gourock Outdoor Pool Enjoy a family swim in a lovely open air, heated, salt water pool. Open during the summer. Family Fun Sessions, kayak lessons, and midnight swimms available. Free entry for Inverclyde school children, and residents over 60 years of age.
Kidz Play Indoor Play Centre (24 miles)
Prestwick
Kidz Play Indoor Play Centre Let your child's imagination run riot on the snake slides, tube slides, activity towers, ball pool and soft play area for toddlers. Jungle themed equipment that lets your child play in safety while you watch from the comfort of the cafe.
Davaar Island and Crucifixion Cave (24 miles)
Campbeltown
Davaar Island and Crucifixion Cave Island accessible at low tide and hiding a cave painting of the Crucifixion and some stunning scenery.
Battery Park (25 miles)
Greenock
Battery Park 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)
Greenock
Funworld Leisure Play Centre A multi level play frame and giant play pirate galleon, ride on kiddie karts with passenger option, sports court, toddler zone, bouncy castle and inflatable Superclimb indoor climbing wall with super slide at the top! Good times!
Laser Matrix (25 miles)
Greenock
Laser Matrix Award winning multi levelled laser tag arena with UV glow Matrix movie theming throughout: grab your laser phasor and set to work zapping your enemies and running for cover! Harmless zero contact maximum action fun for over 7s!
McLean Museum and Art Gallery (25 miles)
Inverclyde
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)
Ayr
Citadel Leisure Centre Leisure centre with multi purpose Hall, 3 swimming pools (25m, teaching pool, and flexi pool with movable floor), a large gym, squash courts, and more. Variety of swim sessions, plus club activities, and galas.
Pirate Pete's Playcentre (25 miles)
Ayr
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 and loads of slides before you walk the plank at the bottom.
The Waterfront Ice Rink (25 miles)
Greenock
The Waterfront Ice Rink offers public skate sessions, curling, figure skating and skating lessons. Penguin Skating Aids are available too: a sturdy little buddy to hang on to! Plus a regular Disco session.
Clyde Cruises (25 miles)
Greenock
Clyde Cruises Short Cruises on the River Clyde, Glasgow. Little Pirates activity sheet will keep curious minds busy during the trip.
Waterfront Leisure Complex (25 miles)
Greenock
Waterfront Leisure Complex Boasting a tropical paradise with 2 flume rides, the UK’s longest tyre ride and a body wave ride, plus ultra safe toddlers' spray play section! Wet, shrieky heaven!
LA Bowl and Megazone (25 miles)
Ayr
LA Bowl and Megazone Modern tenpin bowling facilities for a classic calm activity plus a laser tag arena for the opposite: adventure weaponry based live action role play with exciting environment and effects! Pins or opponents: someone's going down!
Megazone (25 miles)
Ayr
Megazone A cool futuristic laser game where you stalk your opponents through the atmospheric maze environment, zapping harmlessly when you catch them in the open! A zero impact score based war game for over 7s.
Benmore Botanic Garden (26 miles)
Dunoon
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)
Ayreshire
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.
Jungle Madness Soft Play (26 miles)
Kilmarnock
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!
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (26 miles)
Ayr
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)
Kilmarnock
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)
Ayrshire
Dean Castle Country Park Over 200 acres of parkland to explore, with beautiful woodland walks, an adventure playground, and a fantastic 14th century castle to discover. There is also an urban farm full of animals! Open all year and free to visit.
Newark Castle (28 miles)
Port Glasgow
Newark Castle 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.
Finlaystone Country Estate (28 miles)
Glasgow
Finlaystone Country Estate Country Park with play areas, woodland walks, picnic and bbq areas, gardens and waterfalls, events and activities, tearoom, shop and visitor centre.
Ardardan Estate (28 miles)
Argyll
Ardardan Estate It is a working farm actual so animal interaction is kept to a minimum, though they can still be viewed. It's more about the pleasing woodland walks, enjoying the walled garden etc., so probably a stop for smaller, less expectant kids.
The Ayrshire Equitation Centre (28 miles)
Ayr
The Ayrshire Equitation Centre Lessons for tots upward, scenic hacking, menage, showjumps and working hunter jumps available.
Gogglebox (28 miles)
Argyll
Gogglebox Smashing play area with several terrifying slides and three levels of adventure play. Dedicated under 3 section too.
Machrihanish Seabird Observatory (28 miles)
Machrihanish
Machrihanish Seabird Observatory The modern focus of bird watching in Kintyre, this purpose-built sea hide provides shelter for sea watchers can take place during the worst weather, yet best sea watching conditions. 200 species regularly sighted, including some rarities.
The Big Adventure (29 miles)
Paisley
The Big Adventure 5 fantastic levels of slides, climbs, tubes, spinners, helter skelter, rope bridges, mazes, net climb, roller squeeze, aerial runway, FREE FALL chute and ball lagoon plus separate toddler and baby areas.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton (30 miles)
Dumbarton
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton Maritime museum with lots of hand-on activities and plenty to see including carving your own hull and imagining that you are a ship designer.
Unit 23 Skatepark (30 miles)
Dumbarton
Unit 23 Skatepark At 56,000 sq-ft they have ramps spread over 3 halls, that are designed to suit everyone and every skill level, including a massive replica of the legendary little devil bowl and a huge foam pit!
The Meadow Leisure Centre (30 miles)
Dunbarton
The Meadow Leisure Centre Wild Wave Machine, flume slide and open swimming area, plus ladies' only and inflatable sessions. Loads of fun, loads of exercises, loads of waves!
Gleniffer Braes Country Park (30 miles)
Paisley
Gleniffer Braes Country Park Approximately 480 acres in size, three miles long and one mile wide. It is an upland park, mainly of moorland but it also has woodland parts and hill farming areas. The park is located just over 2 miles from the centre of Paisley .

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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