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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Dornoch

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 77 fun things to do in Dornoch for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, beaches and activity centres. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 34 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Dornoch 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 Dornoch 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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Clear day at Dornoch Beach

Dornoch Beach

  • Dornoch
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Beautiful expanse of golden sand at Dornoch Beach . The beach extends around the point to the south and all the way to the village of Embo in the nor...

Women dressed for festival at Tain Through Time

Tain Through Time

  • Tain
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Tain Through Time is within the churchyard where there is a Pilgrimage: a thoroughly modern visitor centre experience housed in a delightful 17th cen...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Portmahomack Beach

  • Tain
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a dog friendly sandy beach in Scotland? Look no further than Portmahomack Beach, your pooch and the little ones will love running around...

Outside view of Tarbat Discovery Centre in Tain

Tarbat Discovery Centre

  • Tain
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Tarbat Discovery Centre is interesting before you even get inside, with it being housed in the old Parish Church which was the only Pictish monas...

Clear day at Brora Beach in The Highlands

Brora Beach

  • Brora
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This is a sandy beach with Jurassic rocks, whose special appeal is the regular appearance of dolphins, minke whales, and grey and common seals off th...

Staff at reception in Brora Heritage Centre

Brora Heritage Centre

  • Brora
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Inside the centre, (which has full disabled access and facilities), their local staff can guide you round the exhibits and hands-on children's learni...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Cromarty Beach

  • Cromarty
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Cromarty beach in Scotland, where you’ll find a large sandy beach that’s perfect for the little ones to explore.  You can stroll along t...

Seal at Ecoventures in Cromarty

Ecoventures

  • Cromarty
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Ecoventures gives you and the family a great opportunity to experience the thrill of being aboard a cool high speed, offshore RIB (Rigid Inflatable B...

Families in swimming pool at Invergordon Leisure Centre

Invergordon Leisure Centre

  • Invergordon
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Families of all ages and swimming ability love the 20 meter leisure pool at Invergordon Leisure Centre with cool flume water slide and water features...

Back garden at Little monkeys Soft Play Centre in Alness

Little Monkeys Soft Play Centre

  • Alness
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The multi-level Little Monkeys adventure soft play centre is available whenever the rest of the centre is open, offering high level hijinks and energ...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Rosemarkie Beach

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a sandy beach in Scotland? Head down to Rosemarkie beach, a great sandy beach backed by woodlands and grass, where the little ones can ex...

Outside view of The Highlanders Museum in Inverness

The Highlanders Museum

  • Inverness
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Highlanders Museum traces the history of the Seaforth Highlanders, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seafort and C...

Bandstand at Nairn Beach

Nairn Beach

  • Nairn
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Nairn Beach offers a soft sandy beach backed by dunes ideal for traditional beach days of paddling and sandcastles, with the added bonus of a school...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Fortrose Beach

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Fortrose beach in Scotland, this sandy and shingle beach stretches out for a miles and a half, so there’s plenty of spaces for the kids and t...

Outside view of Timespan in Helmsdale

Timespan

  • Helmsdale
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Timespan is an award-winning museum with recently refurbished features and an ever changing selection of fascinating multi-media exhibitions. The gal...

Boy aiming at dinosaurs at Bowhunter Archery in Nairn

Bowhunter Archery

  • Nairn
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Bowhunter Archery offers a thrilling archery experience in a natural woodland setting. There’ll be life-sized 3D monster targets lurking amongst the...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Findhorn Beach

  • Forres
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Pack up your bucket and spade and swimming costume, and head down to Findhorn beach in Scotland. Oh, and don’t forget your binoculars, you’ll need th...

Dolphin at North 58 Sea Adventures in Forres

North 58 Sea Adventures

  • Forres
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

North 58 Sea Adventures is a wildlife boat trip business offering truly amazing experiences on the Moray Firth. Little adventurers explore the coastl...

Boat at Avoch Dolphin Trips

Avoch Dolphin Trips

  • Avoch
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Avoch Dolphin Trips Their boat, Corbiere, is a 24' Dory with waterjet engine (no propellers) and will carry up to 12 passengers in safety and comfort...

Sunrise at Brodie Castle in Forres

Brodie Castle

  • Forres
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Brodie Castle is stuffed to the turrets with the legacy of generations of the Clan Brodie, including antique furniture, decorative plasterwork, and p...

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