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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Dundee

Whether you’re culture vulture or an animal lover, there are lots of fun 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 uncharted 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!

For a bit of local history, take the kids to the Verdant Works, a hands-on experience for all ages that takes you back to the time when Dundee was a kingdom. Alos, set by the River Tay, you’ll find the Broughty Castle Museum - it’s one for the mini knights and princesses. Then indulge your creative side at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum; the kids will love it - there’s dress up, and arts & crafts too!

Love animals? One of the most exciting things to do in Dundee for you and your family will be a visit to Camperdown Country Park. It’s just 3 miles away from the city centre but it has all sorts of cool creatures inside, from bears to lemurs and otters.  

Fancy some indoor fun? You’ve got a huge choice of all-weather family days out in Dundee, from splashing water fun at Olympia Leisure Centre, to daring heights to climb at Avertical World Climbing Centre and soft play adventures at the Fun Factory.

Up for a nice family trip from Dundee? Check out the 50 best things to do in Scotland, as recommended by mum of 2 Stephanie.

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Map and booklet for Dundee Treasure Trail

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...

Sandpit at Dundee Science Centre

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...

Kids exploring Discovery Point in Dundee

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...

Aerial view of The McManus Art Gallery and Museum in Dundee

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...

Boy on climbing wall at Avertical World Climbing Centre in Dundee

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...

Exhibition room at Verdant Works in Dundee

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...

Kids in swimming pool at Olympia Leisure Centre in 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...

War memorial at Dundee Law

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...

Outside view of Dundee Museum of Transport

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...

His Majesty's Frigate Unicorn docking in Dundee

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...

Kids on climbing wall outside at Ancrum Outdoor Centre in Dundee

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!...

Kids colouring at Mills Observatory in Dundee

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...

Outside view of Riverside Inn Playzone in Dundee

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

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...

Walking path at University of Dundee Botanic Garden

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...

Sensory room at Fun Factory Dundee

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...

People in camouflaged clothing at Battlefield LIVE Dundee

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 Cinema room

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

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

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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