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

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 73 fun things to do in Oban 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 – 36 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Oban 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 Oban 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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GoBananas Soft Play

  • Oban
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

GoBananas Soft Play Soft play for under 8s found above the Bridge Cafe and featuring 2 level play frame, dodgem cars, baby room / under 2s area, ball...

Atlantis Sport and Leisure Centre

  • Oban
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

A great day out for the whole family! Kids will have hours of fun in our multi level Soft Play Zone with a seperate area for under 3s. Enjoy our swim...

Stramash

  • Oban
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Stramash offers exciting outdoor adventures for children aged 3 to 17 to get a high adrenalin taste of the wild! Friendly and professionally led cour...

Ganavan Beach

  • Oban
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Ganavan Beach also known as Ganavan Sands is a Green Coast Awarded sandy beach popular with families offering safe shallow swimming (though there is...

Sealife Adventures

  • Oban
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Sealife Adventures offers whale and wildlife trips aboard the Porpoise II, Scotlands most powerful wildlife charter boat. There is an onboard toilet...

The Quest

  • Isle of Mull
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Quest is a children's adventure trail project created by by the people of Mull. It consists of a series of “Treasure Hunt” styled challenges devi...

Seafari Adventures Oban

  • Oban
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Seafari Adventures (Oban) offer fun, exciting boat trips on our open RIBs. Our boats are the cool ones with the inflatable tubes and big, powerful en...

Cruachan Hollow Mountain

  • Dalmally
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

The Ben Cruachan Hollow Mountain houses the Cruachan Power Station, nearly a solid kilometre under the ground! You could literally fit the Tower of L...



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St Conan's Kirk

  • Lochawe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Happened to be travelling to Argyll? Make sure you stop by St Conan's Kirk in Lochawe Village - it’s a quaint little church with a fantastic story. I...

Kilmartin House Museum

  • Kilmartin
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Kilmartin Museum , located in the heart of prehistoric Kilmartin Glen in Argyll, is believed to be the only museum in Scotland that can both excavate...

Inveraray Jail

  • Inveraray
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Regularly voted a Top Scottish Visitor Attraction, Inveraray Jail makes prison more fun than it should be! The Jail is a living museum where real peo...

Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum

  • Furnace
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Step right back in time and discover Scotland’s rural history at Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum, the most complete and well-preserved example o...

Crarae Gardens

  • Inveraray
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Near the banks of Loch Fyne, on the west coast, immerse yourself in Britain's finest example of an exotic Himalayan-style woodland garden. The inform...

Strachur Smiddy

  • Strachur
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Strachur Smiddy is probably unique in two respects at least. Firstly, for most of its operational life, it was in the hands of the Montgomery family,...

Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens

  • Cairndow
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Situated on the shores of Loch Fyne in Argyll, against a spectacular background of mountain and forest, you will findArdkinglas House, an architectur...

Rugged Paddleboard Glencoe

  • Ballachulish
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Rugged Paddleboard Glencoe will turn every paddleboarding newbie into a confident pro! Take lessons, go on a scenic tour, or simply hire a board and...

Sea Life Surveys

  • Isle of Mull
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Come to Sea Life Surveys and experience this unique world of rich seas, whales, dolphins, puffins, seals, birds, gannets, castles, and so much more....

The Ice Factor Kinlochleven

  • Kinlochleven
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Family days out shouldn't be boring! With activities to suit all abilities (no experience necessary!), Ice Factor is the ideal day out with the kids....

Glencoe Mountain Resort

  • Kingshouse
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Glencoe Mountain Resort The resort is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on Rannoch Moor and offers stunning views of the iconic Bucha...

Calgary Bay

  • Dervaig
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Mull is Scotland's most dramatic island, with hig mountain peaks and steep cliffs, edged by 300 miles of rocky coastline. Calgary Bay is sweeping wid...

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