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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In The Highlands

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 71 fun things to do in The Highlands for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Gairloch, Brora, Wick and Aviemore. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 27 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right The Highlands 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 The Highlands 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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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...

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...

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...

Aeroplanes at Highland Aviation Museum in Inverness

Highland Aviation Museum

  • Inverness
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Highland Aviation Museum has a number of aircraft, aircraft cockpits, engines and other exhibits outside, as well as a fire engine. Many of the cockp...

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...

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...

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...

Visitor centre at Loch Insh Watersport and Activity Centre in Kingcraig

Loch Insh Watersport and Activity Centre

  • Kincraig
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Set your little fishes free at Loch Insh Water Sport and Activity Centre in The Highlands. Let them learn a brand new skill or enjoy a leisurely ride...

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...

Man on segway in woods at Aviemore Segway Treks

Aviemore Segway Treks

  • Aviemore
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Want to explore Scotland in a new and exciting way? Then the two-wheeled adventures at Aviemore Segway Treks are definitely for you! Set right in the...

Girl on quad bike at Cairngorm Quad Bikes in Aviemore

Cairngorm Quad Bikes

  • Aviemore
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Looking for something fun to do with your teens? Go on a thrilling off-road adventure with Cairngorm Quad Bikes and explore the beautiful highlands o...

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