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Things To Do & Days Out near Perth

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
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.
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
The Perth Treasure Hunt Treasure Trail Get your pirate hats on and start searching for the fictional treasure as you solve the clues on this self-guided treasure hunt around Perth for all the family.
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, public skating, and skating lessons for ages 5 and older. Indoor bowls also available. Based at Live Active in Perth.
Noahs Ark (2 miles)
Perth
Noahs Ark offer a massive soft play area, bowling alley, indoor karting and a ceramics workshop.
Perth
Noahs Ark Golf Centre Their family friendly mini golf is housed on a tropical Florida style course but designed with an eye to the Scottish weather, with all 18 holes being floodlit and 9 of them under cover!
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.
Lochleven Castle (14 miles)
Kinross
Lochleven Castle Historically significant castle approached by boat ride! It's a nicely atmospheric one which is aided by the terrible story of Mary Queen of Scots' imprisonment here and the rest of it's rich history.
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.
Combat City (15 miles)
Dundee
Combat City Harmless but thrilling laser tag game using infra red weaponry, brilliant for tech heads who are usually glued to the screen! Alongside Scotkart.
Cineworld Cinema (16 miles)
Dundee
Cineworld Cinema is a 9 screen cinema including a 3D screen with all the latest family flicks, comfy seats and sumptuous snacks.
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.
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.
Dundee
Camperdown Country Park Combined with the wildlife centre, seasonal 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.
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.
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.
Creif
The Ceramic Experience Paint-your-own pottery studio, with soft play and cafe too! So make a masterpiece, have an adventure, or do both while mum and dad have a coffee! Good for all ages, even nan can paint a plate!
Caithness Glass (16 miles)
Crieff
Caithness Glass Watch the skilled glass makers turn molten glass into an array of beautiful glass objects in the studio gallery that is free to visit. Explore your own creative side and paint your own glass or plate.
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.
Dundee Ice Arena (16 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Ice Arena A state of the art multipurpose ice arena offering an excellent skating venue for all ice users. A variety of sessions available, including lessons, Disco, Sunday Funday, and After School sessions. Ice sports also offered, and parties catered for.
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.
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.
Wee Kingdom (17 miles)
Cupar
Wee Kingdom Small folks' and big folks' play frames, party packages and friendly cafe with homemade cake all with a castley theme!
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. Suitable for all abilitiy levels. Take a look!
Glenrothes
Michael Woods Sport and Leisure This pool has 3 diving boards at 1m, 3m and 5m high: let's see your Ronaldo impression! Other facilities include sauna, games hall, gym, squash courts, athletics track, grass, astroturf and all weather pitches.
Fun Factory (17 miles)
Dundee
Fun Factory provides an exciting physical activity centre for children with separate fun filled zones for 1 to 4s and 5 to 11s! There is also a sensory area specifically for children with special needs.
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.
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....
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
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!
Kinglassie
The Scottish Equestrian Centre BHS registered and Pony Club accredited facility offering lessons from 5 years, subject to assessment, with equipment loaned freely. Assisted walks, ride outs and hacks available. Excellent facilities, including Viewing Gallery and Coffee Shop.
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!
Discovery Point (18 miles)
Dundee
Discovery Point Hands on interactive features, audiovisual shows, computer based multimedia and fascinating displays of artefacts will draw your family into the rich history of Captain Scott's Antarctic Expedition Vessel!
Cupar
Barbarafield Riding School TRSS approved lessons and farmland hacking. Absolute beginners welcomed with hacking short cuts available to keep everyone happy. Regular Fun Days and Pony Days available too!
Castle Campbell (18 miles)
Dollar
Castle Campbell A beautiful 15th century castle in a dramatic setting above Dollar Glen. Discover its fascinating history and tales of famous visitors to the castle. A great place to explore for visitors of all ages!
Dundee
Olympia Leisure Centre The leisure pool features are a rapid river, wave pool and seated bubble beds, plus toddler’s pool with smaller slide and more fun features! Several flumes have cutting edge features including 3D holograms, clear sections and LED light effects!
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.
Dunfermline
Knockhill Racing Circuit Exciting karting track session for Kids! Cadet karts for 8 to 11 year olds and Pro Karts for 12 years+ on the 500m outdoor karting circuit.
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.
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.
Dundee
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.
Dundee
Battlefield LIVE Dundee Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infra-red gaming guns for anyone over 8 years old.
The Fun Factory (20 miles)
Dundee
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.
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in Perth as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include Fair Maids House Visitor and Information and Perth Museum and Art Gallery, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Perth can enjoy it too!

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