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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Moffat

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 340 fun things to do in Moffat 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 – 236 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Moffat 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 Moffat 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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Waterfall at Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve in Moffat

Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve

  • Moffat
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Families of adventurers exploring the Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve can reward their hard work with a walk behind the 200ft waterfall that tumbles...

Fun day event at Station Park in Forfar

Station Park

  • Moffat
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Situated in idyllic surroundings Station Park provides activities for all the family, from boating which boasts a wide variety of boats from kayaks a...

Mountain bikers at 7stanes Ae

7stanes Ae

  • Ae
  • Outdoor
  • Cycling

With Scotland's shortest village name, Ae is only 20 minutes from the M74 motorway in Dumfries and Galloway...But ride its trails and you will think...

Train at The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway

The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway

  • Leadhills
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

At The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway you can visit Scotland's highest villages and enjoy a run on the narrow gauge railway which operates from Le...

Hill top view of Museum of Lead Mining in Wanlockhead

Museum of Lead Mining

  • Wanlockhead
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Lead Mining, also known as Hidden Treasures, set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead (the highest village in Scotland), is an excelle...

Penguin and snowman skaters at Lockerbie Ice Rink

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...

Outside view of Drumlanrig Castle in Thornhill

Drumlanrig Castle

  • Thornhill
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

If you like delving deep into history, soaking up the finest culture, exploring beautiful countryside or adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking you'll lo...

Ellisland Museum and Farm

Ellisland Museum and Farm

  • Dumfries
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Love literature? Follow in the footsteps of the National Bard Robert Burns and visit his countryside home - Ellisland. Explore the 18th century farmh...

Goat at Mossburn Animal Centre in Lockerbie

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...

Helicopter at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

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...

Animals and Outdoor Adventure playground at Dalscone Farm in Dumfries

Dalscone Farm

  • Dumfries
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

A farmyard of fun whatever the weather is waiting for you at Dalscone Farm. Indoors your little monsters can roar around a multi-level adventure play...

Outside view of Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum

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...

Entrance to Dock Park in Dumfries

Dock Park

  • Dumfries
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Castledykes Park, now known as the Dock Park since it underwent a massive regeneration in April 2014, is a great children's play area set within pict...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Dumfries

  • Dumfries
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Get the whole family together, grab a bucket of popcorn and strap in for a night out at the movies at ODEON Dumfries. With 1 giant screen of multimed...

Kids on tractor ride at Farmers Den in Dumfries

Farmer's Den

  • Dumfries
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Farmers Den is Nnew from the owners of Mabie Farm Park, this is a super country themed adventure play facility with great classic features in a brigh...

Ice hockey training at Dumfries Ice Bowl

Dumfries Ice Bowl

  • Dumfries
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

At Dumfries Ice Bowl the facilities here include the main Ice Pad (a whopping 56 x 29m) for Skating and Ice Hockey plus a 6 rink curling pad, so ther...

Girl doing a zip wire at Go Ape Peebles

Go Ape Peebles

  • Peebles
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Butterflies in your tummy is a given at Go Ape Peebles, with a thrilling zip 160ft above the valley, the challenge will be trying not to look down! L...

Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

  • Dumfries
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The locally treasured Dumfries Museum tells the unique story of the land and people of Dumfries and Galloway, with points of interest including the f...

Puppet show at Biggar Puppet Theatre

Biggar Puppet Theatre

  • Biggar
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Biggar Puppet Theatre, also known as 4 Purves World of Puppets is a fantastic puppet theatre with shows to suit all ages and a packed programme to su...

Triceratops at Dino Park in Dumfries

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...

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