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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 267 fun things to do in Dunoon for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, parks and playgrounds and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 172 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Dunoon 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 Dunoon 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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Studio Cinema

  • Dunoon
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Catch up on the latest Hollywood movies at your local cinema! Take the family to Dunoon's local Studio Cinema and enjoy the excitement of the big scr...

Riverside Swim and Health Centre

  • Dunoon
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Riverside Swim and Health Centre has a main pool 25m with a 100m flume plus a teaching pool 12.5m with fun sessions, parties and a cafe. Parties can...

Castle House Museum

  • Dunoon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Castle House Museum which has been open since 1998, is one of Dunoon's most historic locations. Dunoon became a holiday resort when Lord Provost Ewin...

Lunderston Bay

  • Gourock
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Fancy a picnic by the sea and a day full of adventure? Then, Lunderston Bay near Gourock is your destination! This is the closest sandy beach to Glas...

Gourock Outdoor Pool

  • Gourock
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Gourock Outdoor Pool provides a great opportunity to enjoy an open air swim in a salt water pool that is heated to 28.8 degrees Celsius (84 degrees F...

Gourock Park

  • Gourock
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Gourock Park, the home of Gourock Highland Games, which take place on the second Sunday in May, has facilities for all members of the family. Young c...

Wemyss Bay Beach

  • Wemyss Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Rocky beaches have their own rugged charm and this one makes no exception! Time to enjoy the seaside at Wemyss Bay Beach near Glasgow. This rock and...

Battery Park

  • Greenock
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Nestling in between Greenock and Gourock, Battery Park sits on the banks of the River Clyde and has a stunning view to the mountains of Argyll. It's...



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Funworld Leisure Play Centre

  • Greenock
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Funworld Leisure Play Centre's giant play Pirate Galleon, The Giggling Racara, welcomes kids and their grown ups to come get their buccaneer on amids...

Laser Matrix

  • Greenock
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

A 4 star winner championed by the Scottish Tourist Board the Laser Matrix welcomes adventurers over 7 to enter their multi level battle zone filled w...

Benmore Botanic Garden

  • Dunoon
  • Indoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Benmore Botanic Garden's 150 acres features some of the tallest trees in Britain, including a spectacular Avenue of Giant Redwoods: these majestic gi...

McLean Museum and Art Gallery

  • Greenock
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Closed for refurbishment         The McLean Museum and Art Gallery is a great place to bring the children. See the Indian Tiger and the Sloth Bear an...

Waterfront Cinema

  • Greenock
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Put off by the cost of cinema tickets? If you live in or around Greenock, you can enjoy the full big screen experience without breaking the bank with...

Waterfront Leisure Complex

  • Greenock
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Waterfront Leisure Complex is a tropical paradise ideal for kids and active families, with 2 vast and swirly flume slides, the UK's longest tyre...

Helensburgh Beach

  • Helensburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The Helensburgh seafront is simply stunning! Find out for yourself as you spend a day at Helensburgh Beach with the family. This sand and shingle bea...

Bute Museum

  • Isle of Bute
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bute Museum 's collection of Bute's links with the past cover a period from the earliest Mesolithic stone tools and weapons, to the present day, and...

Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park

  • Colintraive
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Closed until 2017! Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park Discover the sculptures in this outdoor sculpture gallery and enjoy the beautiful gardens to boot. All t...

Ardardan Estate

  • Cardross
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Come and wander around in carpets of spring flowers of admire the glowing colours of the autumn trees at the beautiful Ardardan Estate, set right on...

Largs Beach

  • Largs
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Sunshine, fun and the seaside are a match made in heaven, so make your next family day out amazing by spending it at Largs Beach in South Scotland. T...

Vikingar!

  • Largs
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Visit Vikingar! located in the beautiful coastal resort of Largs in Ayrshire, and be enthralled by the saga of the Vikings in Scotland. In the capabl...

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