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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 163 fun things to do in Annan for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, parks and playgrounds and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 92 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Annan 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 Annan 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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Annan Beach

  • Annan
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a relaxing day out by the seaside? Head down to Annan Beach in South Scotland, a great marsh and shingle beach that’s perfect for a seasi...

The Devils Porridge Exhibition

  • Eastriggs
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Devil's Porridge Exhibition is an amazing exhibition which tells the story of arguably the Greatest Munitions Factory on Earth, which was constru...

Dino Park

  • Dumfries
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Fancy a Jurassic jaunt this weekend? Dino Park does exactly what is says on the tin, with dinosaurs aplenty and loads of prehistoric activities. Step...

Gretna Greens Famous Blacksmiths Shop

  • Gretna Green
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Gretna Green's Famous Blacksmiths Shop has a lot more to it these days than the well known elopement significance and is actually a lovely place to v...

WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre

  • Dumfries
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a day? Get the kids out for a wonderful nature experience at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre...

Mossburn Community Farm

  • Lockerbie
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Come and visit Mossburn to learn all about the animals - the volunteer staff are always happy to give a guided tour! Mossburn rescues misused, abused...

Lockerbie Ice Rink

  • Lockerbie
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Lockerbie Ice Rink is a great venue for families who want activities that are fun, and that can also be competitive or simply a pleasurable way of ke...

Caerlaverock Castle

  • Dumfries
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

With its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold. The castle's turbulent...



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The Gincase Farm Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Silloth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

The Gincase Farm Park is a large farm plus play areas, tea room and craft centre, boasting a kilometre of walkways and 16 large paddocks where you ca...

Noah's Ark

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Make playtime educational! Introduce your little ones to God’s word through play at Noah’s Ark - a family-owned soft play centre in the west of Carli...

Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

  • Dumfries
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The restored Control Tower of the former WWII airfield at Dumfries, Scotland is the centrepiece of the Museum and is now a listed building. The Museu...

Bitts Park

  • Carlisle
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Frequent Green Flag winnerBitts Park is great for families, offering a nice range of activity options and some truly beautiful surroundings. It has a...

Cumbrias Museum of Military Life

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cumbrias Museum of Military Life Cumbria's Museum of Military Life tells our story, Cumbria's County Infantry Regiment and its soldiers past and pres...

Carlisle Castle

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Standing proudly in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle was a constantly updated working fortress until well within living...

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery has something for everyone! During the holidays and at selected weekends, we provide drop-in sessions based on th...

Carlisle Cathedral

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Carlisle Cathedral is a small but beautiful 900-year-old building, full of history, stained glass and... spy tours! Begin by taking a peek at the sta...

The Sands Leisure Centre

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Sands Centre This exciting and fun, very popular sport takes place on our magnificent state of the art climbing wall. Their fully qualified climb...

Carlisle Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Carlisle
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take to the streets on the hunt for buried loot, on the Carlisle Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s a great way to see the sights while keeping your crew of s...

Magic Castle Adventure Playground

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Magic Castle Softplay offers your little princes and princesses (and your jesters and villains too!) a day of imaginative exercise and entertainment...

Laser Quest Carlisle

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Quest Carlisle is the ultimate action packed sci fi adventure for all ages in this real life video game style experience! Stalk your opponents...

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