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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Fort Augustus

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 89 fun things to do in Fort Augustus for you and the family to discover, including activity centres, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 35 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Fort Augustus 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 Fort Augustus 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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Invermoriston Falls

Invermoriston Falls

  • Invermoriston
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Invermoriston Falls are a major draw for the area, with stunning views to be had all round. There is a fairly short walk on even terrain from the...

Monster Activities

  • Fort Augustus
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Monster Activities couldn't be any better named: these are monster sized activities for your own little monsters, and they will not be disappointed!...

Stream at Plodda Falls in Inverness

Plodda Falls

  • Tomich
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The stunning Plodda Falls waterfall is 151 feet (46 metres) tall, inside Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, surrounding by majestic Douglas firs wh...

Hilltop view of Urquhart Castle in Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle

  • Loch Ness
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Urquhart Castle The magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness, remains an impressive stronghold despite its ruinous state. On...

Loch Ness monster model at Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition

  • Drumnadrochit
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A 5 Star Visit Scotland Visitor Attraction, the exhibition has been open for over 30 years and consists of 6 themed rooms all telling their own story...

Outside view of Laggan Wolftrax Centre in Laggan

Laggan Wolftrax Centre

  • Laggan
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Laggan Wolftrax Centre The Laggan Wolftrax Centre is the base for some great adventures in the forest. Best known for the Laggan Wolftrax MTB trail c...

Girl on Abriachan Trails

Abriachan Trails

  • Abriachan
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

It's wild and isolated during most of the Abriachan Trails, but hey: that's why they like it! A proper adventure hike of semi epic proportions this 3...

Cable car at Nevis Range in Fort William

Nevis Range

  • Fort William
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

The Nevis Range offers a great range of activities to suit all ages and abilities and open all year round. There are 12 ski lifts, including Scotland...

Old school house at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore

Highland Folk Museum

  • Newtonmore
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Highland Folk Museum has transformed 300 years of history by recreating a thriving 1700's township, of heather thatched turf houses with open pea...

Kids feeding alpacas at Robertsons Childrens Farm in Beauly

Robertsons Childrens Farm

  • Beauly
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Robertson's Children's Farm is your Highlands stop where you can meet goats, alpacas, donkeys, pigs and, of course, the famous Highland cow. Children...

Exhibition room at Treasures Of The Earth in Durham

Treasures Of The Earth

  • Fort William
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Treasures Of The Earth explore the painstakingly recreated caverns, caves and mining scenes and discover the amazing crystals and geodes u to 7ft...

Snow monkey at Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie

Highland Wildlife Park

  • Kingussie
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Step into the animal kingdom at Highland Wildlife Park and meet the many amazing creatures that call it home, including the UK’s only bear cub to be...

Miniature train at Ness Islands Railway in Inverness

Ness Islands Railway

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

On the Ness Islands Railway you'll be riding a 7 and a quarter inch gauge track, with 3 trains running half mile long scenic services through the Whi...

Sunset at The Nevis Centre in Fort William

The Nevis Centre

  • Fort William
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Nevis Centre offers a few differing options for a fun day inside. Their multi-level adventure soft play area includes a bouncy castle, several sl...

The Jacobite Steam Train passes countryside in Fort William

The Jacobite Steam Train

  • Fort William
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

From the highest mountain in Britain (Ben Nevis) to Britain’s most westerly station (Arisaig) you’ll be treated to plenty of incredible sights on the...

Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Frankie and Lolas in Inverness

Frankie and Lolas

  • Inverness
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Welcome to the North's premier indoor Children's Softplay Centre: Frankie and Lola's! For Kids Come and rumble in the jungle with us and enjoy 6000 s...

Lake at Whin Park in Inverness

Whin Park

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Amongst it's other delights, Whin Park boasts 4 separate adventure play areas within it's confines and the fun physical play equipment includes zip l...

Swimming pools at Inverness Aquadome Leisure Waters

Inverness Aquadome Leisure Waters

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

The Inverness Aquadome Leisure Waters pool features a massive wave pool with water geysers. From the wave pool you can move into the River which will...

Boys on Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises in Inverness

Loch Ness by Jacobite

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Who’s ready for a Nessie hunt? Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises provide a wide range of boat tours with all the trimmings. That includes live sonar, castle...

Ice hockey players at Inverness Ice Centre

Inverness Ice Centre

  • Inverness
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Inverness Ice Centre With a whopping 5 rink system and a great tuition record this centre is the perfect place for beginners to get started, not just...

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