20 Best Things To Do In Ardfern Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ardfern

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 105 fun things to do in Ardfern for you and the family to discover, including beaches, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 59 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Ardfern day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Ardfern with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Seamill Beach

  • West Kilbride
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Got little explorers? Head down to Seamill Beach in South Scotland, where you’ll find a great sandy beach that’s scattered with some rocks.  Bring al...

Outside view of Brodick Castle and Country Park in Ayr

Brodick Castle and Country Park

  • Brodick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Brodick Castle and Country Park Situated on the beautiful island of Arran, Brodick Castle's history can be traced back as far as the Vikings. The set...

Tour boat at Loch Katrine in Stirling

Loch Katrine

  • Stirling
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Loch Katrine is a beautiful Loch you can stroll or cycle around but the highlight is the landmark steamship the Sir Walter Scott which will take you...

A group waving in the karts at Scotkart in Clydebank

Scotkart Clydebank

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Looking for a thrill? You can have a blast at Scotkart Indoor Kart Racing Clydebank, and with adult and cadet karts for those over 8 available, the w...

Sea Life Loch Lomond Aquarium

Sea Life Loch Lomond Aquarium

  • Balloch
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Immerse yourself in an underwater adventure at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium and come face to face with over 1,500 amazing sea creatures, including t...

Doon Hill Fairy Walk

  • Aberfoyle
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Come and visit the mystical Scottish Highlands and search for fairies on the Doon Hill Fairy Walk. Long, long ago there was a man named Reverend Kirk...

Seal at Islay Natural History Trust in Kilmartin

Islay Natural History Trust

  • Kilmartin
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Islay Natural History Trust The Trust runs the Natural History Centre in Port Charlotte where displays illustrate the island's wildlife riches, from...

Highland cows at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

  • Aberfoyle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at Aberfoyle previously known as David Marshall Lodge, offers ranger led events, which occur throughout the year. The...

Horse in stable at Lamont City Farm in Erskine

Lamont Farm Project

  • Erskine
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Animal welfare is at the heart of Lamont Farm Project , where animals are rescued and, where possible, rehomed. However if a suitable home can’t be f...

Linwood Skate Park

  • Linwood
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Linwood Skate Park provides opportunities for skateboarding, 'in line' skating and BMX biking. Features include a half pipe, quarter pipe, 15 foot ju...

Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Pandamonium Play Centre in Erskine

Pandamonium Play Centre

  • Erskine
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The luxuriantly jungle themed play area is split into 2 designated areas, those being a gated under 3s' section and a much bigger over 3s' section. T...

Indoor soft play frame at The Big Adventure in Paisley

The Big Adventure

  • Paisley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Big Adventure's main play area is simply awesome: allegedly (and quite believably) the biggest of its kind in Europe, with 5 fantastic levels of...

Sunset at Saltcoats Beach

Saltcoats Beach

  • Saltcoats
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Love a good swim in the sea? Plan your next family day out at Saltcoats Beach in South Scotland and enjoy the water! This wide, sandy beach is the pe...

Instructor leading kids at 3 Wise Monkeys Climbing in Fort William

3 Wise Monkeys Climbing

  • Fort William
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Up for some challenging fun? Channel your inner spiderman and take on the heights at 3 Wise Monkeys Climbing centre! No matter how small, or big you...

Outside view of West Highland Museum in Fort William

West Highland Museum

  • Fort William
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

West Highland Museum gives you the chance to find out everything about the region, including the historic Fort William, where it is based. Learn abou...

Family on Murder Mystery Trail

Fort William Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Fort William
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Could the next great detective be part of your family? Time to find out! Grab the kids and go on a wild crime-fighting adventure with the Fort Willia...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Loch Linnhe Beach

  • Fort William
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Take your little explorers down to Loch Linnhe beach in Scotland, where they’ll love discovering all sorts of marine life.  As you stroll along the b...

Sunset at Ardrossan Beach

Ardrossan Beach

  • Ardrossan
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Sunbathe and discover wonderful views of the Clyde Estuary and Little Cumbrae at Ardrossan Beach in South Scotland. This popular resort beach puts yo...

Ball pit and slide at Fuzzy Ed's Bobbin Mill

Fuzzy Ed's Bobbin Mill

  • Paisley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fancy going to the pub but you’re worried about the kids getting bored? Head to Bobbin Mill in Paisley - home to a fun-packed Fuzzy Ed’s soft play ar...

Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

Showcase Paisley

  • Paisley
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Watch all the new family films at Showcase Paisley, where there's an exciting 14 screens showing the best new films, straight from Hollywood. Share t...

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