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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Irvine

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 282 fun things to do in Irvine for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 187 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Irvine 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 Irvine 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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Soft play area at Creepy Crawlies in Irvine

Creepy Crawlies

  • Irvine
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Creepy Crawlies Their adventure playground includes an area specifically designed for crawling babies and toddlers while the older children have full...

Boat at Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine

Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine

  • Irvine
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine Explore the Linthouse engine shop, Scotland Cathedral of Engineering, a Victorian Glass Roofed building and build an...

Waves at Irvine Beach

Irvine Beach

  • Irvine
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Feel the breeze in your hair, bury your feet in the sand and soak in the stunning seaside views at Irvine Beach in South Scotland. This large sandy b...

Pond at Eglinton Country Park in Irvine

Eglinton Country Park

  • Irvine
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Eglinton Country Park gives you the space and freedom to enjoy a wide range of pursuits. There are tranquil country pursuits, walking, horse riding,...

Sunset at Stevenston Beach

Stevenston Beach

  • Stevenston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Not every beach has to be large and busy! Discover a patch of sand less known and enjoy a day at Stevenston Beach in South Scotland. This local gem s...

Outside view of Dundonald Castle in Yett

Dundonald Castle

  • Yett
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Dundonald Castle is in its own renaissance period having been developed within the last decade into one of the must-visit attractions in Ayrshire. Si...

Sunset at Barassie Beach in Troon

Barassie Beach

  • Troon
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you're after a beautiful sandy beach with absolutely stunning views for your next family day out, then you should definitely go to Barassie Beach...

Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Troon Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Troon
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Want to make your family  day out in Troon a little bit more exciting? We’d say searching for a buried treasure should do the trick… Prepare for an a...

Sunset at Ardrossan Beach

Ardrossan Beach

  • Ardrossan
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Sunbathe and discover wonderful views of the Clyde Estuary and Little Cumbrae at Ardrossan Beach in South Scotland. This popular resort beach puts yo...

Sunset at Saltcoats Beach

Saltcoats Beach

  • Saltcoats
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Love a good swim in the sea? Plan your next family day out at Saltcoats Beach in South Scotland and enjoy the water! This wide, sandy beach is the pe...

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...

Paw Patrol mascots at Jungle Madness Soft Play in Swadlincote

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...

ODEON Cinema room

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...

Kids on tour at The Dick Institute in Kilmarnock

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...

Event day at Dean Castle Country Park in Kelmarnock

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...

Kids drawing at Kidz Play Indoor Play Centre in Prestwick

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...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

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...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Seamill Beach

  • West Kilbride
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Got little explorers? Head down to Seamill Beach in South Scotland, where you’ll find a great sandy beach that’s scattered with some rocks.  Bring al...

Boy in swimming lesson at Citadel Leisure Centre in Ayr

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...

Indoor soft play frame at Pirate Pete's Playcentre in Ayr

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...

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