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

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Dumfries

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 145 fun things to do in Dumfries for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, parks and playgrounds and indoor and soft play areas.

What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 87 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Dumfries 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 Dumfries 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!

  1. Entrance to Dock Park in Dumfries

    Dock Park

    Dumfries

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 0.4 miles from Dumfries
  2. Kids on tractor ride at Farmers Den in Dumfries

    Farmer's Den

    Dumfries

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 0.7 miles from Dumfries
  3. Ice hockey training at Dumfries Ice Bowl

    Dumfries Ice Bowl

    Dumfries

    Ice Skating and RollerskatingIce Skating and Rollerskating

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.9 miles from Dumfries
  4. Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

    Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

    Dumfries

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 0.9 miles from Dumfries
  5. Animals and Outdoor Adventure playground at Dalscone Farm in Dumfries

    Dalscone Farm

    Dumfries

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 0.9 miles from Dumfries
  6. Helicopter at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

    Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

    Dumfries

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 1.9 miles from Dumfries
  7. Superhero characters at entrance of Mabie Farm Park in Dumfries

    Mabie Farm Park

    Dumfries

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 3.8 miles from Dumfries
  8. Ellisland Museum and Farm

    Ellisland Museum and Farm

    Dumfries

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 4.9 miles from Dumfries
  9. Goat at Mossburn Animal Centre in Lockerbie

    Mossburn Community Farm

    Lockerbie

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 7.1 miles from Dumfries
  10. Twin-towered gatehouse at Caerlaverock Castle in Dumfries

    Caerlaverock Castle

    Dumfries

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 7.7 miles from Dumfries
  11. Mountain bikers at 7stanes Ae

    7stanes Ae

    Ae

    CyclingCycling

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 7.8 miles from Dumfries
  12. Triceratops at Dino Park in Dumfries

    Dino Park

    Dumfries

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 7.9 miles from Dumfries
  13. Girls at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre in Dumfries

    WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre

    Dumfries

    National ParksNational Parks

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 8.4 miles from Dumfries
  14. Penguin and snowman skaters at Lockerbie Ice Rink

    Lockerbie Ice Rink

    Lockerbie

    Ice Skating and RollerskatingIce Skating and Rollerskating

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 10.3 miles from Dumfries
  15. Mountain biker at Heart-Cleft Stane at 7stanes Dalbeattie

    7stanes Dalbeattie

    Dalbeattie

    CyclingCycling

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 14.8 miles from Dumfries
  16. Outside view of Drumlanrig Castle in Thornhill

    Drumlanrig Castle

    Thornhill

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 15.9 miles from Dumfries
  17. Map and booklet for The Castle Douglas Treasure Trail

    The Castle Douglas Treasure Trail

    Castle Douglas

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 15.9 miles from Dumfries
  18. Lake by Threave Castle in Castle Douglas

    Threave Castle

    Castle Douglas

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 17.1 miles from Dumfries
  19. Outside view of The Devils Porridge Exhibition in Eastriggs

    The Devils Porridge Exhibition

    Eastriggs

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 18.2 miles from Dumfries
  20. Indoor soft play frame at The Gincase Farm Park in Silloth

    The Gincase Farm Park

    Silloth

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 18.9 miles from Dumfries