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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cumnock, Ayrshire and Arran

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 317 fun things to do in Cumnock for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, parks and playgrounds and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 211 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Cumnock 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 Cumnock 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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New Cumnock Open Air Pool

  • New Cumnock
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

New Cumnock Community Heated Open Air Swimming Pool welcomes families between May and September for public swimming and children's lessons. A great i...

Gemmells Soft Play

  • Mauchline
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Gemmell's Soft Play is the new attraction at Nurseries Direct. We have dedicated toddler and baby den areas as well as 170m of soft play over 2 level...

Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

  • Patna
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Hands up if you love Thomas the Tank Engine! All of you in the yes camp, make your way to the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre: a railway museum in...

Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex

  • Newmilns
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Want to take the kids on the slopes without the price tag of an Austrian adventure? Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex has brought the fun right to you...

The Ayrshire Equitation Centre

  • Ayr
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Based in South West Scotland, The Ayrshire Equitation Centre is a well-established and family run BHS approved facility, tailoring riding tuition for...

ODEON Kilmarnock

  • Kilmarnock
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Everyone loves a night out at the cinema, from the latest blockbusters to those little indie darlings. Add a little movie magic to your life at ODEON...

The Dick Institute

  • Kilmarnock
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Dick Institute, opened in April 1901, consists of 2 Art Galleries and 3 Museum Galleries which house permanent and temporary displays of Fine Art...

The Garage5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Kilmarnock
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

The Garage is home to family entertainment and amusements all under one roof. Whether you want to bond over bowling or zoom around the track in go-ka...



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ODEON Ayr

  • Ayr
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Whether your kids love crazy characters and colours, or song and dance numbers galore, find the lot under one roof at ODEON Ayr. With 5 screens of mu...

Prestwick Beach

  • Prestwick
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Prestwick Beach in South Scotland, a great long sandy beach that’s perfect for a day out full of adventure.  Want to bring along your fo...

Kidz Play Indoor Play Centre

  • Prestwick
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Kid'z Play is a purpose built jungle theme indoor play centre for children. Let your child's imagination run riot on the snake slides, tube slides, a...

LA Bowl and Lazerzone

  • Ayr
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

LA Bowl and LAzerzone offers a great combination experience: a nice serene family game of bowling, then compete in a selection of different exciting...

Dean Castle Country Park

  • Kilmarnock
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Dean Castle Country Park offers a fantastic and fun family day out and it is free to visit! The park covers over 200 acres, with something for everyo...

Jungle Madness Soft Play

  • Kilmarnock
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jungle Madness Soft Play in Kilmarnock is the new place to be for kids of all ages. They will love our 3 storey structure with giant spiral, drop and...

Citadel Leisure Centre

  • Ayr
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Citadel Leisure Centre, situated at the south end of Ayr beach, is a multi-activity sports and entertainment facility, with a multi-purpose Hall, plu...

Pirate Pete's Playcentre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Ayr
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

With four decks of slopes and slides, climbs and tubes, Pirate Pete's is a treasure trove of attractions to put your pirating skills to the ultimate...

The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

  • Ayr
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is an ideal family destination. The displays within the main museum exhibition and Burns cottage include plenty of...

Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum

  • Sanquhar
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum tells of life in the past in Sanquhar. Discover the tolbooth jail to see what life was like for the criminals of Sanquhar. T...

Ayr Beach

  • Ayr
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Enjoy a day at one of UK's northern seaside gems when you take the kids to Ayr Beach in South Scotland! This long urban beach is a winner of the Seas...

Heads of Ayr Beach

  • Ayr
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Heads of Ayr Beach in South Scotland, a lovely little quiet and secluded beach that’s perfect for a relaxing family trip.  This small sa...

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