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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Perth

If your family loves history, you'll all enjoy our list of cool and unusual things to do in Perth!

Fascinated by the past? Hike up the battlements of Huntingtower Castle for stunning views and discover some of its bloodier history of Scotland, as you walk around. Just listen and watch out for any signs of ghosts! 

History buffs of all ages will also enjoy The Black Watch Castle and Museum. An iconic Perth family attraction, packed with its own legends, it takes you back to the heroic stories of the two World Wars. 

Enough of the old times! Let’s dive into a whole pool of modern and exciting things to do in Perth! Kids can splash around at Perth Leisure Pool any time of the year, while at Noah’s Ark Perth, you’ll find everything from indoor karting to bowling and soft play. 

Oh, and if you feel like wrapping up and getting stuck into some winter activities, Dewars Centre is the best place to visit in Perth. They’ve got indoor skiing for kids from January to April - what a great way to make winter last longer! 

Want to take the kids on a family trip and explore beyond Perth, here are 50 great family days out in Scotland, recommended by mom of two Stephanie. It’s a perfect place to find ideas for things to do in the summer holidays.

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Map and booklet for The Perth Treasure Hunt Treasure Trail

The Perth Treasure Hunt Treasure Trail

  • Perth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

There's plenty to learn and discover for all ages on the Perth self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. As you follow clear directions around...

Families swimming at Perth Leisure Pool

Perth Leisure Pool

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

Perth Leisure Pool is ideally situated 5 minutes from Perth City Centre. It's the perfect base for your day out to the Fair City, boasting superb fac...

Family ice skating at Dewars Centre in Perth

Dewars Centre

  • Perth
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Dewars Centre, based at Live Active, is the home of ice in Perth, with a fantastic fun programme of ice skating for everyone, on a state of the art c...

Woman in Earth Room at Fair Maids House Visitor and Information in Perth

Fair Maids House Visitor and Information

  • Perth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fair Maids House Visitor and Information Centre is fantastic if you have an enquiring mind and want answers to questions like “which countries make m...

Outside view of Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

  • Perth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Perth Museum and Art Gallery lets you explore the culture and history of the area with more than half a million objects in their displays! The Natura...

Outside view of The Black Watch Castle and Museum in Perth

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

  • Perth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Black Watch Castle and Museum has a large collection of different items, which bring to life the proud military history of this regiment. The cas...

Family bowling at Noahs Ark Perth

Noahs Ark Perth

  • Perth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Noah's Ark the massive soft play area is ideal for infants and kids up to 12 years old with loads of exciting but reassuringly bouncy equipment fo...

Golf course at Noahs Ark Golf Centre in Perth

Noahs Ark Golf Centre

  • Perth
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Noahs Ark Golf Centre Their family friendly mini golf is housed on a tropical Florida style course but designed with an eye to the Scottish weather,...

Outside view of Huntingtower Castle in Perth

Huntingtower Castle

  • Perth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Huntingtower Castle gives you a great sense of what castle life was like as it is really well preserved and has two complete tower houses. There is a...

Backside of Elcho Castle in Perth

Elcho Castle

  • Perth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Elcho Castle is in great conditions and full of corridors and staircases, nooks and crannies, a great hall and bedchambers to investigate. Unusually,...

Outside view of Stanley Mills in Perth

Stanley Mills

  • Perth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Stanley Mills is a well preserved relic of the Industrial Revolution where you can learn about the textiles that were produced here for 200 years. Th...

Aerial view of Lochleven Castle in Kinross

Lochleven Castle

  • Kinross
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Lochleven Castle offers a pleasant boat ride over to the castle proper which is steeped in significant history that'll get kids' imaginations running...

Red Deer in woods at The Scottish Deer Centre in Cupar

The Scottish Deer Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Cupar
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Tucked away in the heart of the Fife Countryside, The Scottish Deer Centre is a real gem of Scottish rural and environmental life and a great place t...

Scotkart Dundee

Scotkart Dundee

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Life’s too short to drive slow! Feel the thrill of the race at Scotkart Dundee and come face to face with your kids (8+) on the racing circuit. That’...

Girl paintballing at Combat City in Dundee

Combat City

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Combat City Their atmospheric Camp Invincible has been modelled on a frontline army style base and features two separate gaming areas: the Barracks a...

Guinea pigs at Muddy Boots in Cupar

Muddy Boots

  • Cupar
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Muddy Boots is a family run kids' adventure play centre situated next to a fabulously foody Farm Shop and Cafe. Muddy Boots is located just 10 minute...

Glass ball at Caithness Glass & Crieff Visitor Centre

Caithness Glass & Crieff Visitor Centre

  • Crieff
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Crieff Visitor Centre provides a fascinating insight into the hardships and history of ancient Scottish life. A Time Line depicts the stirring and in...

Lake at Riverside Park Glenrothes

Riverside Park Glenrothes

  • Glenrothes
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Riverside Park is idyllic territory for a saunter with the small ones and offers plenty of space to let the big ones detach and play games a short di...

Otters at Camperdown Wildlife Centre in Dundee

Camperdown Wildlife Centre

  • Dundee
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Camperdown Wildlife Centre is one of Dundee's most popular attractions especially with families and is home to over 50 species of much loved and care...

Otters at Camperdown Country Park in Dundee

Camperdown Country Park

  • Dundee
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Camperdown Country Park, located just 3 miles from Dundee city centre, is the ideal place genuinely full day out, full of fun for the whole family! T...

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