Blair Castle (4 miles)
- is one of the most accessible Scottish castles, with a variety of tours available for individuals, families and groups, including special themed castle tours which show off specific elements of the castle and its history. Family friendly and with plenty to see and do.
Atholl Estates Trekking Centre (4 miles)
Atholl Estates Trekking Centre
Scenic and intriguing guided treks and hacks leave the centre daily to explore the terrain around Blair Castle. No lessons available but beginners welcome.
Glengoulandie Country Park (8 miles)
Glengoulandie Country Park
Glengoulandie Country Park has something for everyone..A fabulous herd of red deer, including a white stag, Highland cattle, Soay sheep & Goats
Chickens and peafowl. There is also a Coffee shop, serving homemade food, a small camping site, popular with hillwalkers, who like the peace and tranquillity and a fishing lochan, stocked with Rainbow and Brown trout. Rod hire also available.
Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Centre (10 miles)
Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Centre
Pitlochry Dam is home to the famous Salmon Ladder where the fish may be seen in the viewing chamber during their ascent past Pitlochry Dam. In the Visitor Centre, find out why and how the fish make their epic journey from their birthplace in Highland rivers, out to sea and back upstream to spawn. Children and adults alike will enjoy The Salmon Story which tells the age old tale of this, the king of fish, through computer and video technology.
The Scottish Crannog Centre (13 miles)
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Discover how and why these ancient people built their homes in the water, and experience first-hand how they lived at the Scottish Crannog Centre.
Highland Folk Museum (22 miles)
Highland Folk Museum
Visitors to this living history Museum can learn how their Highland ancestors lived, built their homes, tilled the soil and how they dressed.
With play areas, 1930's schoolhouse and activities during the summer months there is plenty here to occupy the whole family.
Winners of the ASVA Visitor Attraction of the Year award and Finalists for the 2010 'Kids in Museums' award.
Glenshee Ski Centre (22 miles)
Glenshee Ski Centre
From invitingly easy to the surprisingly steep, Glenshee offers the most extensive skiing and snowboarding in Scotland with friendly lessons available.
Loch Insh Watersport and Activity Centre (23 miles)
Loch Insh Watersport and Activity Centre
Water sports include sailing, rowing, fishing, paddle boats and pedalos; dry activities include archery, play parks, and a dry ski slope, plus nature hike and bike trails.
Highland Wildlife Park (24 miles)
Highland Wildlife Park
Experience Scottish wildlife as well as international endangered animals of mountains and tundra in the spectacular setting of the Highland Wildlife Park.Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area by foot.
Perth Treasure Trail (26 miles)
Perth Treasure Trail
A selection of Trails take you on a hunt for clues through towns such as Linlithgow, Pitlochry and many more.
CairnGorm Mountain (27 miles)
Explore Britains 6th highest mountain with an exciting 1.8km ride on the UKs highest mountain railway. If we have snow, have a slide about. If not, take a guided walk to the summit or take the mountain bike descent. A great day either way!
Activekid Adventure Park (28 miles)
Activekid Adventure Park
Based on a working farm we have an adventure park, coffee shop, toy shop, indoor play area and we retail TP Climbing Frames and Trampolines. Attractions in the park include: large play fort, farm animals, crazy golf, trampolines and many more.
Caithness Glass (28 miles)
Watch the glass makers turn molten glass into an array of beautiful glass objects and paint glass yourself!
Crieff Visitor Centre (28 miles)
Crieff Visitor Centre
ollow 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.
The Fun House (29 miles)
The Fun House
- a £1.6 million purpose built family entertainment complex by Aviemore, Cyril's Tree House Soft Play Area, Themed Adventure Golf, Short Lane 10 Pin Bowling, Family Amusements, Licensed American Themed Diner and Creche.
Treezone (29 miles)
Zip wires, balance beams, hanging platforms, tight-ropes, scramble nets, white knuckle bridges and gap jumps are set in the ancient Caledonian Pines of the Cairngorm Mountains. TreeZone is an unforgettable activity for adventurers at least 7 years old and 1.1m tall
Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre (29 miles)
Strathspey Railway (29 miles)
Whatever your age come aboard The Strathspey Railway and relive the sights and sounds of the steam age - great idea is you are looking for fun family things to do in Scotland.
Extreme Dream (29 miles)
Come for a climb, coffee and a chat whilst the tots play in our soft-play area and -5's climb zone.
Aviemore Treasure Trail (29 miles)
Aviemore Treasure Trail
The self-guided Aviemore Trail is a fantastic, inexpensive and quirky way to explore the area. Follow the Directions, Solve the Clues and See the Sights!
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (30 miles)
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Under the supervision of their trained guides, visitors can feed and stroke the reindeer. They are not camera shy, so you'll be able to take some memorable snaps.
Cairngorm Sleddog Centre (30 miles)
Cairngorm Sleddog Centre
Situated in Aviemore, at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountain Range, The Cairngorm Sleddog Centre offers a wide range of activities for the whole family. From Kennel & Museum Tours to Sleddog Trips and Safaris.
Scone Palace (31 miles)
A palace to explore for visitors of all ages. Play areas, a maze and much more!
Noahs Ark (31 miles)
offer a massive soft play area, bowling alley, indoor karting and a ceramics workshop.
Dewars Centre (33 miles)
Seasonally available ice skating, curling and more, including a pre school ice activity session.
Perth Leisure Pool (33 miles)
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.
Loch Garten Osprey Centre (33 miles)
Loch Garten Osprey Centre
When ospreys returned to breed in Scotland, this ancient Caledonian pineforest is where they chose to come. The Loch Garten Osprey Centre provides fantastic views of these magnificent birds on the nest, as well as close up views thanks to our non-invasive CCTV camera.
Balmoral Castle (33 miles)
Set amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar is the Balmoral Estate.
Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Estate has been the Scottish Home of the British Royal Family ever since.
Glencoe Mountain Resort (34 miles)
Glencoe Mountain Resort
19 runs across 7 lifts catering for skiers and boarders of all levels, from several green runs on gentle plateaus to find your feet through to the longest and steepest black runs in Scotland. Summer activities also available.
Landmark Forest Theme Park (36 miles)
Landmark Forest Theme Park
Where else in the UK can you ride a rollercoaster, rock climb, 'skydive', flume ride, meet red squirrels face to face, walk through the tops of tall pine trees, watch logs being sawn on a steam powered sawmill, wonder at the sheer strength of a Clydesdale horse, explore the world's only 'Bamboozeleum'(c) and learn all the secrets of Scotland's ancient Pine forest? - And you've only just got going!
J M Barrie's Birthplace (37 miles)
J M Barrie's Birthplace
Enchanting cottage where Sir J. M. Barrie was born and raised with his nine siblings - Peter Pan garden with a living-willow crocodile and Pirates Workshop to be explored - Fly like Peter Pan as part of the 'Peter Pan Experience
Monster Activities (37 miles)
Whitewater Rafting, Mountain Bikes, Water Sports, Target Sports, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Abseiling, Archery and many more outdoor activities. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for the best things to do with kids in the Highlands of Scotland
Angus Folk Museum (38 miles)
Angus Folk Museum
The museum houses charming quirky exhibitions housed in six 18th-century cottages, offering vivid insights into rural life in Angus throughout the ages.
The Ice Factor (38 miles)
The Ice Factor
Rock and ice climbing teaching sessions, indoors and out year round. All sessions are run with qualified instructors and all equipment is provided. Instructed rock climbing sessions begin at age 7 and upwards.
For the younger children there is a new 100m2 indoor childrens play area.
Revack Estate Adventure Playground (38 miles)
Grantown on Spey
Revack Estate Adventure Playground
Superb adventure playground plus nature walks, wildlife observation opportunities and visitor centre with refreshments. Within Cairgorm National Park.
Tomintoul Riding Centre (40 miles)
Tomintoul Riding Centre
TRSS approved facility offering guided, off road 1 hr, half day or day long treks. No experience required but no lessons available.
The Old Royal Station (40 miles)
The Old Royal Station
At the centre of Ballater is a beautiful wooden building that was formerly the royal railway station. Recently restored, it now houses an exhibition, the Tourist Information Centre, a restaurant and shops.
Camperdown Country Park (40 miles)
Camperdown Country Park
Combined with the wildlife centre, 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.
Cineworld Cinema (40 miles)
Camperdown Wildlife Centre (40 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.
Dundee Karting (40 miles)
At speeds of up to 40mph and sitting only and inch from the ground, race prepared RIMO karts and an expertly designed track will have your adrenalin pumping from start to finish. For over 8s also over 4ft 2".
Nevis Range (40 miles)
Let Britain's only mountain gondola transport you effortlessly to 650m where you can choose from high wires, mountain biking and seasonal skiing and snowboarding with a variety of green and blue runs suitable for youngsters, with junior lessons available.
Doune Castle (41 miles)
The castle featured in the cult comedy movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail! All together now, your mother was a hamster!
Pirates Island (41 miles)
Whatever the weather, this piratey paradise is a perfect entertainment place for kids between 1-12 to climb, hide, run and just have lots of fun and for school or club outings.
Wilderness Guides Canoeing (42 miles)
Wilderness Guides Canoeing
is a dedicated canoe company offering fantastic guided day and overnight trips on the beautiful lochs and rivers near Fort William. Canoeing is a safe and fun activity for all the family. Many of the lochs are sheltered, which makes for an easy introduction to canoeing for beginners and children. For 8+.
Briarlands Farm (42 miles)
A Fun Family Day Out in the Fresh Air. Briarlands Farm is situated in a quiet country location just outside the city of Stirling. There are fun activities for the family to enjoy and a large Family Friendly Tearoom serving homemade local produce. There is also an indoor craft area and tots playarea.
Ancrum Outdoor Centre (42 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. Take a look!
Frostys Funhouse (42 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!
Urquhart Castle (42 miles)
Once one of Scotlands largest castles, Urquhart remains include a tower house that commands splendid views.
Forfar Ice Rink (42 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. Also has great bowling and curling facilities.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Struan 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 Tayside can enjoy the great day out as well.
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