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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Gairloch

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 30 fun things to do in Gairloch for you and the family to discover, including beaches, tours and river cruises and zoos and wildlife parks. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 9 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Gairloch 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 Gairloch 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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Girl standing on a sandy beach

Gairloch Beach

  • Gairloch
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a secluded beach in Scotland? Head down to Gairloch beach, a lovely sandy beach with some spectacular views, plus dogs are allowed all ye...

Whales on Hebridean Whale Cruises in Gairloch

Hebridean Whale Cruises

  • Gairloch
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Hebridean Whale Cruises offer whale watching and wildlife cruises from Gairloch, on the spectacular north west coast of Scotland, whose glittering He...

Clear day at Redpoint Beach in Gairloch

Redpoint Beach

  • Gairloch
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Redpoint Beach To get to Redpoint drive to Lock Gairloch and then take the single track coast road south to Badachro and Opinan, passing woodland cov...

Tree at Inverewe Garden and Estate in Poolewe

Inverewe Garden and Estate

  • Poolewe
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Inverewe Garden and Estate Inverewe Garden and Estate is a huge Garden but with a difference! Flowers, plants, shrubs and trees from all over the wor...

Clear day at Firemore Beach in Poolewe

Firemore Beach

  • Poolewe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Firemore Beach The beach is aptly named as it offers regularly the warmest swimming on the west coast of Scotland. Near the River Ewe, famous for sal...

People kayaking on swimming pool at Lochbroom Leisure Centre in Ullapool

Lochbroom Leisure Centre

  • Ullapool
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

Lochbroom Leisure Centre is a sports and swimming centre with lots of sports on offer, a climbing wall, rollerskating, and bouncy castle and ball poo...

Lake at Faerie Glen in Isle of Skye

Faerie Glen

  • Isle of Skye
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Faerie Glen A bizarre and delightful miniature landscape of grassy, cone-shaped hills, the Faerie Glen is a beautiful and sweetly atmospheric spot gu...

Frog at Corrieshalloch Gorge Nature Reserve in Braemore

Corrieshalloch Gorge Nature Reserve

  • Braemore
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve is an ancient slot gorge (or box canyon), with a deep tree shrouded chasm that cuts through the Highland...

Blacksmith display at Skye Museum of Island Life in Isle of Skye

Skye Museum of Island Life

  • Isle of Skye
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Skye Museum of Island Life at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye was opened in 1965. The aim was to preserve a township of thatched cottages, each one depicti...

Passengers on Calums Plockton Seal Trips

Calums Plockton Seal Trips

  • Plockton
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Calums Plockton Seal Trips will guide you around the harbour in comfort and give your family the chance to spot seals, dolphins and porpoises in a pl...

Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Portree Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Portree
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for ways to get your kids active? Take them on the Portree Treasure Hunt Trail where the promise of buried (fictional) loot is sure to get th...

Hill top view of Applecross Beach in The Highlands

Applecross Beach

  • Applecross
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

You will never forget the hair raising mountain route to the remote Highland Peninsula of Applecross. A steep single track road twists through acute...

Dolphins swimming by boat at Seaprobe Atlantis in Kyle of Lochalsh

Seaprobe Atlantis

  • Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The award winning Seaprobe Atlantis Semi-Submersible Glass Bottom Boat, from Kyle of Lochalsh, offers a unique opportunity to explore all the scenery...

Sunset at Eilean Donan Castle in Kyle of Lochalsh

Eilean Donan Castle

  • Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

One of Scotland's most iconic specimens, Eilean Donan Castle is tremendous fun to explore, a majestic exterior with opulent interiors and terrific sc...

Clear day at Achmelvich Bay in Lochinver

Achmelvich Bay

  • Lochinver
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Achmelvich Beach is a white sandy beach busy in the summer as it's a popular spot with water skiers, windsurfers and kayakers plus fishing is permitt...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Coral Beach

  • Isle of Skye
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

When you hear the name Coral Beach, you probably think of aqua blue water and white sands, and this beach is no different. Coral Beach in Scotland is...

Girls in Bone Cave at Inchnadamph Caves in Ullapool

Inchnadamph Caves

  • Inchnadamph
  • Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Inchnadamph Caves, also known as the Bone Caves, can be reached via a beautiful and popular walk in a limestone valley with a secret to share! The wh...

Families in swimming pool at Lewis Sports Centre in Isle of Lewis

Lewis Sports Centre

  • Isle of Lewis
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

Lewis Sports Centre Sports and Leisure Centre with a 25m pool complete with movable floor plus a kiddies pool featuring Nessie the Friendly Monster a...

Dolphins at Hebridean Adventures in Isle of Lewis

Hebridean Adventures

  • Isle of Lewis
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Discover the best of the the Outer Hebrides on a half or full-day boat tour with Hebridean Adventures. This is your chance to see wild whales swim in...

Boat at the Misty Isle Boat Trips in the Isle of Skye

Misty Isle Boat Trips

  • Isle of Skye
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

On a Misty Isle Boat Trip there are chances to see some really stunning marine life on your trip, but of course you must remember that a great deal d...

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