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

COVID-19 Update

Many attractions are still closed, while others may have opened with social distancing in place. Please always check directly with the venue first before visiting.

See our list of attractions that have re-opened

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Bathgate

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 458 fun things to do in Bathgate 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 – 310 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Bathgate 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 Bathgate 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!

Find your perfect day out

Girls on slides at The Hive Soft Play in Bathgate

The Hive Soft Play

  • Bathgate
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

AtThe Hive Soft Play we have a spectacular play frame for all the family to enjoy. Watch your children in active play whilst you relax and enjoy our...

Exercise machines at Xcite Whitburn

Xcite Whitburn

  • Whitburn
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Xcite Whitburn is a leisure centre with a deck level pool, sauna and steam room, 3 tier soft play area, gym, spin studio, fitness class studio plus a...

Outside view at Almond Valley Heritage Trust in Livingston

Almond Valley Heritage Trust4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Livingston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

All the family will enjoy a wonderful day out at Almond Valley Heritage Centre, situated at the heart of Scotland just outside Livingston, West Lothi...

Polkemmet Country Park

  • Whitburn
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Polkemmet Country Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, a great natural style adventure play area, with nearby picnic areas with seatin...

Owl at Scottish Owl Centre in Bathgate

Scottish Owl Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bathgate
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Scottish Owl Centre has one of the largest collections of owls in the world, as well as a great adventure playground! With educational, physical...

Pond at Beecraigs Country Park in Linlithgow

Beecraigs Country Park

  • Linlithgow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Beecraigs Country Park is one of 3 country parks in West Lothian. You can find it nestled in the Bathgate Hills near the historic town of Linlithgow....

Pitstop

  • West Calder
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Everyone wants their little one to be able to explore and have a great time as safely as possible. At Pitstop’s playzone just for under 8’s, you get...

Bear at Five Sisters Zoo Park in West Calder

Five Sisters Zoo

  • West Calder
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

West Calder’s ‘premier’ wildlife attraction, Five Sisters Zoo is all about conservation and education. With over 180 different species of mammals, bi...

Soft play area at Overboard Softplay in Polbeth

Overboard Softplay

  • Polbeth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Overboard Softplay, also known as West Lothian Softplay, is only a short drive from Livingston town centre, and is the largest in the region. They ha...

Clear day at Muiravonside Country Park in Falkirk

Muiravonside Country Park

  • Falkirk
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Muiravonside Country Park combines 170 acres of woodland and parkland with an open farm, play parks, river walks and ruins to explore. The park has t...

People in gym at Xcite Linlithgow Leisure Centre

Xcite Linlithgow Leisure Centre

  • Linlithgow
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Xcite Linlithgow Leisure Centre has a 20m Pool, Teaching Pool with toddler slides and splash area and Space Bugs Soft Play Adventure zone with 2 leve...

Kids riding horses at Houston Farm Riding School in Broxburn

Houston Farm Riding School

  • Broxburn
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Houston Farm Riding School is a family run, licensed riding school approved by both the Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) and the British...

Mini golf course at Paradise Island Adventure Golf Livingston

Paradise Island Adventure Golf Livingston

  • Livingston
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Paradise Island Adventure Golf is a whopping 13,000 square feet and 36 holes of family golfing fun that takes you on a genuine adventure: start by es...

Mother and baby in swimming pool at Xcite Livingston

Xcite Livingston

  • Livingston
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Excite your family at Xcite Livingston. Come and join a swimming complex filled with flumes, modern facilities and a bucket load of fun! With flumes...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Livingston

  • Livingston
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Get ready for some super silver screen excitement! Jump into movie magic at Vue Livingston, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting acti...

Boy skating at Livingston Skate Park

Livingston Skate Park

  • Livingston
  • Outdoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Livingston Skate Park Famous for it's proud possession of the only known full pipe in the whole of Europe, this outdoor facility is a fantastic place...

Girl in foam pit at JumpStation Trampoline Park in Livingston

Innoflate Inflatable Park

  • Livingston
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Have some fun at Innoflate Inflatable Park , a next-generation trampoline park with over 80 interconnected trampolines. There are 14 exciting activit...

Exhibit at The Linlithgow Story Museum

The Linlithgow Story Museum

  • Linlithgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Linlithgow Story Museum, based at Annet House Museum, is full of interesting information about this historic town, its strategic importance, and...

Soft play area at Spacebugs at Craigwoods in Livingston

Spacebugs at Craigwoods

  • Livingston
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Spacebugs at Craigwoods has a 2 level play frame within this leisure centre where you can also play sports or workout. As well as Spacebugs and cater...

Entrance of Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace

  • Linlithgow
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Linlithgow Palace is a ruin now but magnificent none the less and set in a park beside a loch with walks you can download and nearby play parks to ex...

things-to-do redesign