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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Stranraer

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 135 fun things to do in Stranraer for you and the family to discover, including beaches, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 69 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Stranraer 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 Stranraer 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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A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Peel Beach

  • Peel
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a beach with fantastic views? Peel beach in the Isle of Man has stunning views over Peel Castle, and it’s an excellent place to get some...

Jumping Jacks

  • Lisburn
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jumping Jacks features a toddler area with mini football court, kart track area and slides; and a large adventure frame for the older children includ...

Retro bikes in bunker at Leece Museum in Peel

Leece Museum

  • Peel
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Leece Museum is in a really old house that is painted yellow, so it is easy to spot! The displays are crammed with animal bones, pots, jars, old coin...

Model of Celtic home display at The House of Manannan in Peel

The House of Manannan

  • Peel
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The House of Manannan Things to do and see Step inside a Celtic roundhouse. Listen to their storyteller who tells a troubled tale. Watch Manannan spe...

Train at Downpatrick and County Down Railway

Downpatrick and County Down Railway

  • Downpatrick
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Downpatrick and County Down Railway is located in the beautifully scenic Downpatrick Marshes and offers the best views available of Downpatrick Cathe...

Waterfall at Glen Maye in Peel

Glen Maye

  • Peel
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Glen Maye comprises some 11 and a half acres situated on either side of the Rushen River, and contains as its main feature a magnificent waterfall. T...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Rockcliffe Beach

  • Dalbeattie
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover this picturesque beach in South Scotland, Rockcliffe Beach is a great spot, not only for the family photos, but for little ones to explore a...

ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre

  • Ballymena
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The ECOS Centre was created amidst 150 acres of rich river flood plain to showcase environmental issues, which they do with an eye to it being aimed...

Soft play slide at Fun Factory Ballymena

Fun Factory Ballymena

  • Ballymena
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fun Factory has a large multi level climbing frame for adventurous 5 to 12 year olds comprises 3 slides - of the free fall, astra and spiral varietie...

Aerial view of toddler water park at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex in Lisburn

Lagan Valley LeisurePlex

  • Lisburn
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The pool is currently closed until at April 2015 while they install a new interactive kids' splash play area! Yay! As soon as they are sure it's open...

Hill top view of Fenella Beach aka Peel Beach

Fenella Beach aka Peel Beach

  • Peel
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Fenella Beach aka Peel Beach is a soft sandy affair next to Peel Castle and St Patrick's Isle in Peel village, good for sandcastles! It's also good f...

Aerial view of Peel Castle

Peel Castle

  • Peel
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Peel Castle Peel Castle sits on an islet near the harbour of Peel. Built by William le Scrope in 1392, the castle holds within its walls a wealth of...

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...

Mini golf course at Junction Jacks Mini Golf in Antrim

Junction Jacks Mini Golf

  • Antrim
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Not only a great miniature golf course this is also an educational resource, with every hole across the 18 holding a parchment detailing the life of...

Clementsmount Fun Farm

  • Crumlin
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

An animal adventure awaits at Clementsmount Fun Farm. With a whole range of animals to swoon over the petting barn is not to be missed. Meet Billy an...

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