St Cyrus (< 1 mile)
Fairly isolated sandy beach great for peaceful traditional family days with castling, paddling and long nature walks available.
Charleton Fruit Farm (3 miles)
Charleton Fruit Farm
There are 2 play zones to choose from, a gated one for kids aged 12 and under, plus another for older kids and adults! Plus pick your own fruit: sweet!
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Playcentre (4 miles)
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Playcentre
With 3 age ranged zones packed full of challenges and energetic fun suited to each, every kid is catered for here and none of them will want to leave! Highlights include Tot Island, the aerial runways and the Mouse Maze!
Seafront Splash (5 miles)
Modern, purpose built play area with a whole host of modern adventure play equipment suitable for the older kids as well as the juniors, plus a paddling pool with a difference and a 'construction' site.
The Splash (5 miles)
Water and sand play at the seafront location where you will find sandpits, a large splash area and pitch and putt too.
Montrose Beach (5 miles)
Golden sands stretch for three miles from Montrose to the North Esk River, with stunning views. Splash play area, playground, pitch and putt, amusements and more.
Cheeky Monkeys Montrose (5 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys Montrose
An indoor kids play centre, large play frame and slides to entertain the children, enclosed baby area for the younger ones, large seating area for the adults, fantastic menu at the snack bar for everyone, wheelchair and pram friendly, fun for all.
Montrose Basin Nature Reserve (6 miles)
Montrose Basin Nature Reserve
Local nature reserve with zoned areas supporting local wildlife and plantlife, and a Visitor Centre with telescopic views of the thousands of migratory birds, and if you are lucky, even seals!
Lunan Bay (9 miles)
Fabulous for bird watching, walking, surfing and horse riding, this sandy beach is overlooked by dramatic castle ruins. Swim only with caution: strong currents.
Pictavia Visitor Centre (11 miles)
Pictavia Visitor Centre
Tells the story of Scotland's Pictish tribes, a mysterious warrior people who roamed the area nearly two thousand years ago. Discover their stories, battles, music and art: discover their lives.
Brechin Castle Centre (11 miles)
Brechin Castle Centre
Country Park with Cafe, Garden Centre, Aviary plus loads of kids activities in the Park and in the Yard Play Area too.
Halymyres Stables (13 miles)
BHS approved facility offering lessons for over 4 years, scenic hacks and beach rides, plus dedicated Pony Club.
Dunnottar Castle (14 miles)
A dramatic 14th century ruined cliff top fortress with lots of different buildings to explore. Bit of a hike but worth it for the breathtaking views of this magical place! Get your walking boots on!
Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool (15 miles)
Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool
Olympic-size, heated seawater Pool and Lido open daily late May to early September. Inflatable fun sessions, lane swimming, midnight swims, and a cool paddling pool for the little ones right besides the main pool: perfect!
Arbroath Signal Tower (17 miles)
Arbroath Signal Tower
Museum and tower building. You can find out about the fascinating history of the Bell Rock Lighthouse and visit the outhouse to see the massive lens of the last manually operated lamp.
Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum (17 miles)
Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum
Home to a folk museum with dressing up, toys and activities plus gift shop, art gallery, and licensed restaurant and tearoom.
Kerr's Miniature Railway (17 miles)
Kerr's Miniature Railway
is located on the seafront of Arbroath. It is a miniature railway where children can enjoy a 5 minute long journey. There is also a miniature bus and fire engine which operate along the promenade. Children can also enjoy picnics on the grass whilst watching the trains go by.
Forfar Ice Rink (19 miles)
Forfar Ice Rink
With experienced skaters stewarding the sessions anyone who visits the rink can enjoy their skating in a relaxed yet safe environment. Special toddler and learners sessions. We also have great bowling, and curling facilities.
Frostys Funhouse (19 miles)
Multi level winter themed adventure main frame featuring four lane ice slide, football and basket ball area, rapid fire cannons, ball juggler and ball pit, toddlers' race track, separate toddlers' area and loads more!
Crathes Castle Garden and Estate (20 miles)
Crathes Castle Garden and Estate
Kids can take part in quizzes, explore family trails, get hands on with some historic activities and enjoy the adventure playground. Plus nose through one of Scotland's most beautiful Tower Houses and it's vast gardens.
Go Ape Crathes Castle (20 miles)
Go Ape Crathes Castle
The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Battle Grounds Paintball (22 miles)
Battle Grounds Paintball
An experienced paintball site that is great for all the family. Outdoor activities including Laser Tag, Archery and Airsoft. Five custom built game zones. Paintball and Tag birthday parties for kids aged between 6 and 12.
Battle Scotland (22 miles)
Over 5s can come and get their blast on playing a range of cool combat games with laser guns! There's no contact, no impact, and nothing to worry about, except for all those folks shooting at you!
Monikie Country Park (22 miles)
Monikie Country Park
Country Park with reservoirs and water sports, woodland adventure playground, high ropes course and parkland with a Ranger Service offering events and activities.
Brewster Bear Fun Factory (22 miles)
Brewster Bear Fun Factory
The indoor and outdoor play areas are free to access for those using the restaurant! Multiple levels indoor and out of fun physical play including climbing, sliding, ball pits and bridge walks. Loads for all ages!
The Den and The Glen (22 miles)
The Den and The Glen
Enjoy hidden nursery rhyme characters, exquisite flowers and plants, majestic trees, secret waterfalls, exotic animals and fairytale houses plus a full indoor adventure play centre too!
Barry Water Mill (23 miles)
Barry Water Mill
Enjoy the splash of the waterwheel and the smell of grinding corn in this picturesque 19th-century working mill.
J M Barrie's Birthplace (23 miles)
J M Barrie's Birthplace
Fly as part of the 'Peter Pan Experience, inside the enchanting cottage where Sir JM Barrie was born; plus Peter Pan garden with a living willow crocodile and adventure playground.
Deeside Activity Park (25 miles)
Deeside Activity Park
Activity Centre with outdoor and indoor karting, archery, quad biking, rifle shooting and other activities plus a large indoor and outdoor play area complete with all-weather sledging slope and indoor rock wall.
Glamis Castle (25 miles)
Castle open Easter to November with extensive garden and grounds with plenty for families to enjoy including a family exhibition room and a playground and picnic area.
Monifieth Blue Seaway (26 miles)
Monifieth Blue Seaway
Large play areas for juniors and toddlers at this seaside location plus putting, tennis, bowling green, and wheeled sports.
Aberdeen Snowsports Centre (26 miles)
Aberdeen Snowsports Centre
Lessons, courses and public sessions for novices to experts in skiing and snowboarding. They also do tubing, an exhilarating whoosh down a slope on an inflatable ring for over 5s.
Hazlehead Park (26 miles)
Over 180 hectares of parkland to enjoy, with a large children’s play area, Pet’s Corner, football fields, pitch and putt, 2 golf courses, a number of gardens, and a maze! Free to visit and open throughout the year.
Hayfield Equestrian Centre (27 miles)
Hayfield Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facility offering lessons from 4 years. Escorted walk outs and paddock hacks for beginners, off road trot and canter hacks plus beach rides also available. Also homer to recognised Pony Club.
The Gordon Highlanders Museum (27 miles)
The Gordon Highlanders Museum
interactive maps, original film footage, scale reproductions, life-size models, touch screens, regimental colours, uniforms, medals and weapons at this regimental museum.
Barnhill Rock Garden (27 miles)
Barnhill Rock Garden
A beautiful garden, peaceful and off the beaten track with a number of mixed planted islands, an integrated fountain and a great variety of plants to enjoy. Picnic tables and seats to use as you enjoy the views.
Duthie Park and Winter Gardens (27 miles)
Duthie Park and Winter Gardens
44 acres of park with long slides, a Winter Garden, Boating Lake, Rough Putting Area, Duck Pond, Younger Childrens Play Area and Wooden Adventure Playground.
Doonies Farm (27 miles)
A working farm with an outstanding collection of rare breed animals, come and encounter the countryside! Picnic area, children’s play area, plus a farm shop selling local produce. A fun and informative visit for the whole family!
Wynford Farm Playbarn (27 miles)
Wynford Farm Playbarn
It is a farm but it's a working one without visits: the real draw is the terrific purpose built play barn with the multi level adventure play frames in! Plus an educational section on where food comes from with farmers often on hand for questions.
Aberdeen Spy Mission Treasure Trail (28 miles)
Aberdeen Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Be a spy for the day in Aberdeen as you solve the clues on this self guided spy themed Treasure Trail. Follow the directions and discover the deactivation code to complete your mission!
Broughty Castle (28 miles)
Museum housed in an imposing castle close to Broughty Ferry beach and with displays, events and activities for everyone.
The Factory Skatepark (28 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!
The Fun Factory (28 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.
Claverhouse Equestrian Centre (28 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.
Aberdeen Maritime Museum (28 miles)
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history. It is also the only place in the UK where you can see displays on the North Sea oil and gas industry. Granite Jack, the museum mascot, will keep the kids' attention throughout.
Battlefield LIVE Dundee (28 miles)
Battlefield LIVE Dundee
Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 8 years old.
KC Kangaroos Play Centre (29 miles)
KC Kangaroos Play Centre
Exciting bright and colourful facilities include scramble nets and rope ladders, three different slides and a large deep ball pool. Dedicated toddler area with smaller versions!
Codonas Bowling (29 miles)
26 ten-pin and cosmic bowling lanes with a modern and comfortable decor. The rest of the amusement park offers a great range of other family entertainments.
Codonas Adventure Golf (29 miles)
Codonas Adventure Golf
offers 2 fantastic courses one indoors and one out, with features including a volcano, pirate ship and jungle themed areas with state of the art special effects! Loads more to do on the same site, make a day of it!
Smugglers Cove Adventure Play (29 miles)
Smugglers Cove Adventure Play
A multilevel play frame area and a role play area make up Smugglers Cove Adventure Play which is part of the Codona Sunset Boulevard complex.
Thanks for all the great things to do in St Cyrus 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 Grampian can enjoy the great day out as well.
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