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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Helmsdale

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 57 fun things to do in Helmsdale for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, beaches and tours and river cruises. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 28 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Helmsdale 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 Helmsdale 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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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...

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 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 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...

Burghead beach

  • Elgin
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Burhead beach in Scotland, where you’ll find a gorgeous long sandy beach for the little ones to explore and run around on.  Bring along...

Boy kayaking at Outfit Moray in Lossiemouth

Outfit Moray

  • Lossiemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Outfit Moray runs outdoor activity sessions for 9 to 15 year olds during the Easter, Summer and October school holidays at subsidised rates. Family d...

Entrance to Seadrift-Dunnet Visitor Centre in Wick

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...

Passengers on boat from Caithness Sea Coast in Wick

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....

Entrance to Lossiemouth Fisheries and Community Museum

Lossiemouth Fisheries and Community Museum

  • Lossiemouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fancy a trip to the past? The Lossiemouth Fisheries and Community Museum is a nice little place to visit with the kids if you want to learn about the...

Girl surfing at New Wave Surf School in Lossiemouth

New Wave Surf School

  • Lossiemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Surfs up! Learn how to ride a wave at the New Wave Surf School at Lossiemouth East Beach. Anyone from 6 to 106 years-old is welcome to join the lesso...

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...

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...

Cloudy day at Strathy Bay in Melvich

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...

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...

Kids on quad bikes at The Loft Activity Centre in Forres

The Loft Activity Centre

  • Forres
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

The ethos behind The Loft Activity Centre has always been ‘something for everyone’. That much is obvious with outdoor adventures, pottery painting, t...

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