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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Dundee, Dundee and Angus

Set at the mouth of the River Tay, there are lots of things to do in Dundee on a family day out. Time to explore!

Jump on board Discovery Point and learn all about the amazing journey of the RRS Discovery. Imagine cutting through unchartered waters toward Antarctica for the very first time. Feel the biting wind on your face as you walk around the deck; reading about what life was like at sea during this ultimate adventure.

Exploring the unknown is what the Dundee Science Centre is about. Stimulate and investigate all five senses to see what the human body is really capable of. Study the science of evolution and the untapped resources of the human mind, get involved with interactive science displays and find out answers to questions you didn’t know to ask!

A Dundee family day out isn’t just about exercising your mind; get the muscles working over at Avertical World Climbing Centre too. Choose from one of 300 routes up the wall, suitable for ages 5 and up. Or go to Ancrum Outdoor Centre and pick your favourite activity, whether that’s white water rafting for the thrill seekers or have a go at riding a snowboard for the very first time.

There are lots of animals to visit at Camperdown Wildlife Centre, which makes it one of Dundee’s most popular attractions. Save some time to see the 50 species of birds, animals and reptiles including amazing brown bears, wolves and Britain’s rarest mammal, the Pine Marten.

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Dundee Treasure Trail

  • Dundee
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

There be some treasure out there! Explore Dundee with the kids on this self guided themed Treasure Trail. There are hundreds of different Treasure Tr...

Dundee Science Centre

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dundee Science Centre is the only UK science centre based on the 5 senses and it's a terrific spot for curious kids of all ages! If the kids thought...

Discovery Point

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Discovery Point offers hands on interactive features, audiovisual shows, computer based multimedia and fascinating displays of artefacts will draw yo...

The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum has 8 galleries which invite visitors on a journey through 400million years of art and history. Discov...

Avertical World Climbing Centre

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Avertical World Climbing Centre is good fun whether you are already an experienced climber or want to try something new. There are plenty of routes f...

Verdant Works

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Verdant Works the rattle and the roar of the original restored machinery transport you back over 100 years to an era when jute was king and Dundee...

Olympia Leisure Centre

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Olympia Leisure Centre's leisure pool's cool highlights include a bunch of cutting edge flume slides with visual effects, rapid river, a wave pool an...

HM Frigate Unicorn

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

HM Frigate Unicorn His Majesty's Frigate UNICORN, of 46 guns, was built for the Royal Navy in Chatham dockyard, and she was launched in 1824. The cla...



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Dundee Law

  • Dundee
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Dundee Law is an extinct volcano formed around 400 million years ago, the 572-foot peak is the most distinctive landmark around Dundee and an endurin...

Dundee Museum of Transport

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dundee Museum of Transport will open on the 26 April 2014 at this temporary location and is a new museum in Dundee with exhibitions focusing on the t...

Ancrum Outdoor Centre

  • Dundee
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Ancrum Outdoor Centre offers plenty of opportunities to have some active fun, with a seriously wide range of activities that almost defy description!...

Mills Observatory

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Mills Observatory is a purpose-built public observatory in a woodland setting on the summit of Balgay Hill. Watch stars and planets through the teles...

Riverside Inn Playzone

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bring the kids down to Riverside Inn Playzone for a great day for the kid's in the soft play area and yummy pub grub for eveyone! Let the kids explor...

Ryze Dundee - Xtreme Air Sports

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Jump into the fun at Ryze - Xtreme Air Sports, the premier indoor trampoline park in Dundee! There you’ll find something for everyone, whether they a...

University of Dundee Botanic Garden

  • Dundee
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

University of Dundee Botanic Garden has some great hidden areas to explore, plus a well and a mountain. It is peaceful and beautiful, as well as educ...

Fun Factory Dundee2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Previously known as Pirates Island, the new Fun Factory houses one of Scotland's newest and largest soft play areas: a top venue for kids! The colour...

Battlefield LIVE Dundee

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Battlefield LIVE Dundee is Scotlands premier indoor combat simulation experience. It is modern laser tag with an environment that makes you believe y...

ODEON Dundee

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Forget the telly - some films were simply made to be seen on the silver screen. Crank up the volume at ODEON Dundee. With 10 screens of multimedia mo...

Fuzzy Ed's Weavers Mill

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

If your under-12s enjoy a good, action-packed day at the soft play centre, then you should pay a visit to Fuzzy Ed's Weavers Mill. This bright, famil...

Cineworld Dundee

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Up for going to the movies? If you want to see the top family-friendly releases, the best place to go is Cineworld Dundee. Share the magic of the big...

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