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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Forfar

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 243 fun things to do in Forfar for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, indoor and soft play areas and beaches. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 154 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Forfar 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 Forfar 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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Families eating at Frostys Funhouse in Forfar

Frostys Funhouse

  • Forfar
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Frosty's Funhouse is a snow and ice themed play area with a multi level adventure main frame featuring 4 lane ice slide, football and basket ball are...

Ice rink at Forfar Ice Rink

Forfar Ice Rink

  • Forfar
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Forfar Ice Rink, also known as Forfar Indoor Sports is the ideal place to have a go at 3 different, but traditional Scottish Sports, Curling, Bowling...

Mum and daughter at J M Barrie's Birthplace in Kirriemuir

J M Barrie's Birthplace

  • Kirriemuir
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Visit the enchanting cottage where Sir JM Barrie was born! As charming as it is, if the kids are not aware of the story and the writer in advance the...

Outside view of Glamis Castle in Forfar

Glamis Castle

  • Forfar
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Glamis Castle offers six centuries of history to discover with 50 minute guided tours of the inside by knowledgeable friendly guides and with a Famil...

Horses at Redwings Horse Sanctuary Mountains in Forfar

Redwings Horse Sanctuary Mountain

  • Forfar
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Redwings Mountains provides a place of sanctuary to 90 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Here animal lovers can get up close and cuddly with...

People building a raft at Monikie Country Park in Kirkton of Monikie

Monikie Country Park

  • Kirkton of Monikie
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Monikie Country Park offers reservoirs, woodland and parkland to explore with a woodland adventure playground, High Ropes course and Sailing, Windsur...

Brechin Castle Centre

Brechin Castle Centre

  • Brechin
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Country Park with Cafe and Garden Centre, plus loads of kids activities in the Park and in a Yard Play Area too. They have fairy trails, zip slide, m...

Horse and rider in course at Claverhouse Equestrian Centre in Dundee

Claverhouse Equestrian Centre

  • Dundee
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Claverhouse Equestrian Centre is a fully approved and insured riding school. All of Claverhouse Equestrian's instructors are fully qualified and trai...

A train goes across the Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Railway

  • Brechin
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

You’ll be on the right track with a day out to Caledonian Railway. Visit a railway that will have kids running full steam ahead into a day out just l...

Outside view of Barry Water Mill in Carnoustie

Barry Water Mill

  • Carnoustie
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Now a haven of tranquillity, in the 19th century Barry Mill was alive with the splash of the water-wheel, the rumble of the machinery and the smell o...

Ancient carved stone at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum

Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum

  • Meigle
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum is housed in a former school house, which backs on to a graveyard where many of the Pictish stones were found! These s...

Soft play area at The Fun Factory Dundee

The Fun Factory Dundee

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Fun Factory houses Scotland's newest and largest soft play area and will be the number one venue for kids! The soft play area has separate sectio...

Ramps at The Factory Skatepark in Dundee

The Factory Skatepark5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

The Factory Skatepark The UK's first custom built indoor extreme sports arena for Boarding, Blading and BMXing, so if you've got experienced types al...

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...

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...

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...

Monifieth Blue Seaway

  • Monifieth
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Monifieth Blue Seaway has lots to offer including putting, tennis courts, bowling green, wheeled sports and two childrens play parks as well as being...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Monifieth Beach

  • Monifieth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a long sandy beach in South Scotland? Discover Monifieth beach, a long stretch of golden sand and brilliantly blue water that’s perfect f...

Flowers at Barnhill Rock Garden in Dundee

Barnhill Rock Garden

  • Dundee
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Barnhill Rock Garden is a public park with a variety of different areas and plants to investigate as you enjoy a peaceful walk about or have a family...

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