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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Knarston, Orkney Isles

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 17 fun things to do in Knarston for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, beaches and children's farms. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 11 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Knarston 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 Knarston 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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Corrigal Farm Museum

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Corrigal Farm Museum is a traditional But and Ben house portraying a typical Orkney farmhouse and steading in Victorian times up to the late 19th Cen...

Kirbuster Museum

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Kirbuster Museum is the last un-restored example of a traditional firehoose in Northern Europe where there is a central hearth and a stone neck bed....

Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

In 1850 wild storms ripped the grass from a high dune known as Skara Brae, exposing a Neolithic village! Now a part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney...

The Pier Arts Centre

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Pier Arts Centre offers permanent exhibitions and a year round programme of changing exhibitions and events for the education and enjoyment of th...

Pickaquoy Centre

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Pickaquoy Centre has sports, arts, conference and social facility complete with a six lane 25 metre swimming pool and separate leisure pool with fun...

The Orkney Museum

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age, to the Picts and Vikings, right through to the present day. There is a large collect...

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum tells the story of the naval anchorage in World Wars 1 and 2. Find out about the Royal Oak disaster and view the...

Fossil and Heritage Centre

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fossils and rocks from Orkney and beyond, housed in 19th century farm buildings including fossils of strange and now-extinct fish which lived in Lake...



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Orkan Adventures

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Orkan Adventures offer Battlefield Live, Paint balling and Clay Pigeon Shooting located at a WW2 Gun Emplacement on Burray Island plus there is a dri...

Westray Heritage Centre

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Westray Heritage Centre has an annual display plus permanent exhibition, interactive displays and model seabirds and sounds. It provides a welcome sh...

Orkney Marine-life Aquarium

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Orkney Marine-life Aquarium exhibits Marine Life found in the waters of Orkney and the Scottish coast in addition to offering a unique opportunity to...

Tomb of the Eagles

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Tomb of the Eagles is another name for the Isbister Chambered Cairn which is a Stone Age tomb located underground and which contained lots of skulls...

The Castle of Mey and Animal Centre

  • Mey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

The Castle of Mey was the property of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1952 until 1996, when Her Majesty generously gifted it with an endowment...

Thurso Beach

  • Thurso
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Thurso Beach Thurso is famous for its rich fish beds, fish remains and scales can be found everywhere along the foreshore, the rocks are full. Fish t...

Seadrift-Dunnet Visitor Centre

  • Wick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Seadrift-Dunnet Visitor Centre is a Visitor Centre and base for the Highland Council Rangers with hands-on activities and exhibitions next to a wide...

Caithness Sea Coast

  • Wick
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Caithness Sea Coast offers adventure trips on a Geo Explorer boat with lots to see and find out about from the informative commentary along the way....

Strathy Bay

  • Melvich
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Strathy Bay consists of a wide sandy beach and numerous caves and rocky stacks. Just to the west of the village is a minor road which leads out to St...

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