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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Kilmarnock

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 296 fun things to do in Kilmarnock 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 – 193 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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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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...

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  • 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

People skiing at Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Wind turbines at Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre in Eaglesham. Photo by Andy Dysart.

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre

  • Eaglesham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Just 20 minutes from central Glasgow, Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre  has lots to offer for visitors of all ages. A lot of these include families o...

Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Gemmells Soft Play in Mauchline

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...

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...

ODEON Cinema room

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...

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