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Family Days Out near to Perth
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Fair Maids House Visitor and Information (< 1 mile)
Perth
Fair Maids House Visitor and Information A geographical delight, housed in the oldest secular building in Perth. Learn about space, the earth and other planets, plus explorers and exploration. You can also see the oldest rock in Scotland. Free to visit.
Perth Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Perth
Perth Museum and Art Gallery One of the oldest museum collections in the UK with a changing exhibition programme that explores the creativity and heritage of Perthshire. Unique collection of art, natural history and archaeology on display and free activities in the galleries.
The Black Watch Castle and Museum (< 1 mile)
Perth
The Black Watch Castle and Museum A family friendly military museum housed in a dramatic castle, full of uniforms, paintings, medals and military equipment. Learn the history of an elite military regiment that spans nearly 300 years.
Perth Leisure Pool (< 1 mile)
Perth
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.
Dewars Centre (< 1 mile)
Perth
Dewars Centre Seasonally available ice skating, curling and more, including a pre school ice activity session.
Scone Palace (2 miles)
Perth
Scone Palace A palace to explore for visitors of all ages. Play areas, a maze and much more!
Noahs Ark (2 miles)
Perth
Noahs Ark offer a massive soft play area, bowling alley, indoor karting and a ceramics workshop.
Huntingtower Castle (2 miles)
Perth
Huntingtower Castle A medieval castle with beautiful grounds, carvings and a painted ceiling. Good access, including rooftop. Full of history and a ghost! Grassy area with picnic tables. Free quiz for kids.
Elcho Castle (3 miles)
Perth
Elcho Castle One of Scotland’s best preserved tower houses, built in 16th century. A maze of stairs and rooms to explore and you can walk around outside at roof level. Free quiz for kids, plus costumes to try on.
Stanley Mills (6 miles)
Perth
Stanley Mills An 18th century cotton mill and exhibition centre with lots of interactive displays that show you what life was like during this time. Family friendly place that is also a great spot for a picnic.
Activekid Adventure Park (6 miles)
Perth
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.
Perth Treasure Trails (6 miles)
Perth
Perth Treasure Trails If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self guided, themed Treasure Trail: they offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
Lochleven Castle (14 miles)
Kinross
Lochleven Castle Significantly historic castle approached by boat ride.
The Scottish Deer Centre (15 miles)
Cupar
The Scottish Deer Centre A visit to the picturesque Scottish Deer Centre is a truly unique experience where the whole family is guaranteed to find something to enjoy. Daily talks and feeding sessions, woodland trails, treetop walkways. inside shelter areas for the family picnic and children's indoor play area.
Dundee Karting (15 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Karting 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".
Camperdown Country Park (16 miles)
Dundee
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 (16 miles)
Dundee
Cineworld Cinema is a 9 screen cinema including a 3D screen.
Muddy Boots (16 miles)
Cupar
Muddy Boots is a family run kids' adventure play centre situated next to a fabulously foody Farm Shop and Cafe. With both indoors and outdoors activities including zorbing, giant jumping pillows, grass sledging, a giant sandpit and giro cars, you have the recipe for endless hours of family fun.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre (16 miles)
Dundee
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.
University of Dundee Botanic Garden (16 miles)
Dundee
University of Dundee Botanic Garden A Botanic garden with a wide range of plants, trees and shrubs. There are also temperate and tropical greenhouses, a water garden and a herb garden. Family events held throughout the year.
Riverside Inn Playzone (16 miles)
Dundee
Riverside Inn Playzone Soft play at the Riverside Inn, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and a garden area.
The Ceramic Experience (16 miles)
Creif
The Ceramic Experience Paint-your-own pottery studio, with soft play and cafe.
Caithness Glass (16 miles)
Crieff
Caithness Glass Watch the glass makers turn molten glass into an array of beautiful glass objects and paint glass yourself!
Crieff Visitor Centre (16 miles)
Crieff
Crieff Visitor Centre Follow 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. Also home to a fascinating Caithness Crystal and Glass facility.
Riverside Park (16 miles)
Glenrothes
Riverside Park Has several excellent adventure play areas plus a cool skate park, pleasant woodland walks, pond, sculptures, and also cricket pitch and football facilities.
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum (17 miles)
Meigle
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum A museum with an impressive collection of Pictish carved sculptures including gravestons and rare architectural fragments. Fun sheets for the kids to complete. Something a little different, but fascinating.
Mills Observatory (17 miles)
Dundee
Mills Observatory Space exploration, astronomical displays, planetarium shows and a fully computerised telescope that can detect 30,000 objects in the sky at this observatory.
Ancrum Outdoor Centre (17 miles)
Dundee
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!
Fife Institute of Physical Education (17 miles)
Glenrothes
Fife Institute of Physical Education FIPRE comprises of a complex of indoor and outdoor facilities providing sport from fun beginner's classes to international standards. Facilities include swimming pools, sauna, games hall, gym, squash courts, athletics track, grass, astroturf and all weather pitches.
Pirates Island (17 miles)
Dundee
Pirates Island 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.
Dundee Law (18 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Law Climb this extinct volcano for views of Dundee and beyond with an observation point, art and fact panels to guide your way.
Verdant Works (18 miles)
Dundee
Verdant Works A great day out for all the family. Hands on interactive displays and Computer-based multimedia, an Audio visual show and there are Guided Tours available.
Lochore Meadows Country Park (18 miles)
Lochgelly
Lochore Meadows Country Park With the loch as its heart, this park provides a strong and varied mix of informal and formal leisure activities and experiences including a beach and adventure playground for the kids and a cafe. walking, picnicking and barbecuing, bird-watching, cycling beach and adventure playground for children....
Avertical World Climbing Centre (18 miles)
Dundee
Avertical World Climbing Centre Tayside’s only dedicated indoor climbing centre with over 300 routes for both top rope and lead climbing plus a bouldering area. Regular kids' club held at weekends. For ages 5 and over.
Dundee Science Centre (18 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Science Centre Immerse yourself in their interactive exhibitions! Move a ball with the power of your mind; Enjoy dramatic science demonstrations; See yourself in infrared; Morph yourself into an ape; Investigate a crime; Try keyhole surgery or Take part in a science show!
Sensation (18 miles)
Dundee
Sensation Unique visitor attraction with over sixty hands-on exhibits based on the senses. Ideal for families and fun for all ages, including toddler sessions hands-on workshops, story-time and a science and art activities
Discovery Point (18 miles)
Dundee
Discovery Point All weather award-winning 5-star attraction - Hands on interactives - Computer-based multimedia and displays - Audio visual show - Gift Shop - Cafe - Guided Tours available - Open all year, all weather attraction
Dundee Treasure Trail (18 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Treasure Trail Get out and about with the kids exploring Dundee with a difference with this self guided themed Treasure Trail. Follow the directions whilst hunting for the answers to the clues to discover the location of the long lost treasure!
Dundee Ice Arena (18 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Ice Arena A state of the art multipurpose ice arena offering an excellent skating venue for all ice users. - All types of ice activities are encouraged at the Arena. Why not look inside the most modern ice facility in the country and find out more about the coolest place in town.
Barbarafield Riding School (18 miles)
Cupar
Barbarafield Riding School TRSS approved lessons and farmland hacking. Absolute beginners welcomed.
Castle Campbell (18 miles)
Dollar
Castle Campbell A beautiful castle in a dramatic setting. A great place to explore for visitors of all ages!
Kidz World (18 miles)
Dundee
Kidz World - has a massive play frame full of excitement and adventure for children up to the age of 10.
Olympia Leisure Centre (18 miles)
Dundee
Olympia Leisure Centre The leisure pool includes a rapid river, wave pool and seated bubble beds, plus toddler’s pool with smaller slides and features. Several of the many flumes have various features including 3D holograms, clear sections and LED light effects!
Bongos Soft Play Centre (19 miles)
Glenrothes
Bongos Soft Play Centre Adventure climbing maze filed with things like the spooky maze, ball cannons, spiral slide, dizzy discs and slick slides!
Cluny Clays (19 miles)
Kirkcaldy
Cluny Clays Play Naturally outdoor area and activities such as clay pigeon shooting, golf and archery! Restaurant, free parking and excellent disabled facilities.
Knockhill Racing Circuit (19 miles)
Dunfermline
Knockhill Racing Circuit Exciting karting track session for Kids! Cadet karts for 8 to 11yr olds and Pro Karts for 12yrs+. 10, 20 and 30 minute sessions are available. No minimum numbers required.
Dundee Museum of Transport, (19 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Museum of Transport, Opening 26 April 2014 at this temporary location, this new Museum will be dedicated to the transport heritage of Tayside and beyond.
The Scottish Equestrian Centre (19 miles)
Kinglassie
The Scottish Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons from 5 years, subject to assessment with equipment loaned freely. Assisted walks, ride outs and hacks available.
HM Frigate Unicorn (19 miles)
Dundee
HM Frigate Unicorn Step on board this historic Warship and travel back in time to the days when Britannia ruled the waves. Now one of the six oldest ships left in the world.
Battlefield LIVE Dundee (20 miles)
Dundee
Battlefield LIVE Dundee Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 8 years old.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Perth 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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