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

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A girl bowling

Hollywood Bowl Glasgow Coatbridge

  • Coatbridge
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Grab the whole family and get ‘em bowling the day away at Hollywood Bowl Glasgow Coatbridge. To sweeten the deal they’ve also got arcade games and bu...

Polkemmet Country Park

  • Whitburn
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Polkemmet Country Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, a great natural style adventure play area, with nearby picnic areas with seatin...

Owl at Scottish Owl Centre in Bathgate

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  • Bathgate
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Scottish Owl Centre has one of the largest collections of owls in the world, as well as a great adventure playground! With educational, physical...

Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World

  • North Queensferry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Take a peek into life deep underwater at Deep Sea World - Scotland's national aquarium. Located beneath the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge, it’s home...

Exercise machines at Xcite Whitburn

Xcite Whitburn

  • Whitburn
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Xcite Whitburn is a leisure centre with a deck level pool, sauna and steam room, 3 tier soft play area, gym, spin studio, fitness class studio plus a...

Cafe area at Bubbles Factory in Carluke

Bubbles Factory

  • Carluke
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bubbles Factory is an indoor soft play centre with a cafe and hosts childrens parties. The main play frame has various slides, a large ball pool, min...

Pitstop

  • West Calder
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Everyone wants their little one to be able to explore and have a great time as safely as possible. At Pitstop’s playzone just for under 8’s, you get...

Two kids doing a treasure trail

Glasgow Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Glasgow
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Fancy doing something completely different with the kids? Explore Glasgow’s West End with this Spy Mission self-guided themed Treasure Trail!  S...

Girls on slides at The Hive Soft Play in Bathgate

The Hive Soft Play

  • Bathgate
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

AtThe Hive Soft Play we have a spectacular play frame for all the family to enjoy. Watch your children in active play whilst you relax and enjoy our...

People on exercise bikes at Wishaw Sports Centre

Wishaw Sports Centre

  • Wishaw
  • Indoor
  • Sports Centres

Wishaw Sports Centre has a 25m 6-lane deck level pool, 13m x 7m teaching pool and a three level toddler fun pool 10.3m long x 3.6m wide. Toddlers wil...

Soft play area at Overboard Softplay in Polbeth

Overboard Softplay

  • Polbeth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Overboard Softplay, also known as West Lothian Softplay, is only a short drive from Livingston town centre, and is the largest in the region. They ha...

Bear at Five Sisters Zoo Park in West Calder

Five Sisters Zoo

  • West Calder
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

West Calder’s ‘premier’ wildlife attraction, Five Sisters Zoo is all about conservation and education. With over 180 different species of mammals, bi...

Swans swimming at Lanark Loch

Lanark Loch

  • Lanark
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

20 acre man-made loch with fishing, childrens activities, pitch and putt golf and more between mid April and the end of September. Facilities include...

Girl jumping at Rainforest Adventure Motherwell

Rainforest Adventure Motherwell

  • Motherwell
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Rainforest Adventure - is a state of the art soft play centre for toddlers and older children with multilevel play frames, slides, climbing frames, t...

The Edinburgh Treasure Trail

The Edinburgh Treasure Trail

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hunt for clues as you explore on the Edinburgh self guided themed Treasure Trail and locate the long lost treasure! You'll discover all manner of thi...

New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site

  • New Lanark
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take an educational trip to Lanark World Heritage Site - a fully restored 18th-century cotton mill village, open for you to explore.  A UNESCO World...

River at Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve in New Lanark

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve

  • New Lanark
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve stretches along both sides of the Clyde gorge, which is fringed by modern mixed plantation and ancient natural woodla...

Pond at RSPB Scotland Barons Haugh Nature Reserve in Motherwell

RSPB Scotland Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

  • Motherwell
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Baron Haugh Nature Reserve offers you a glimpse at a wondrous wildlife haven on the banks of the Clyde. Spend some time in one of their four hides, l...

People on exercise bikes at Aquatec Motherwell

Aquatec Motherwell

  • Motherwell
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Aquatec Motherwell is a free form leisure pool which ranges from 0m at the beach area to 1.2m at the deepest point of the pool. The leisure pool has...

Outside view of North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre in Motherwell

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

  • Motherwell
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is a museum with changing exhibitions and hands-on activities for children. There are craft activities and events f...

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