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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cardross, Glasgow and Strathclyde

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 304 fun things to do in Cardross 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 – 205 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Cardross 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 Cardross 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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Ardardan Estate

  • Cardross
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Come and wander around in carpets of spring flowers of admire the glowing colours of the autumn trees at the beautiful Ardardan Estate, set right on...

Finlaystone Country Estate

  • Glasgow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Let imaginations run wild at this woodland adventure. Finlaystone Country Estate invites all Lords and Ladies to come down for some magical, outdoor...

Newark Castle

  • Port Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Newark Castle is in a geographical sense a rather rediscovered treasure - the giant cranes and sheds of the Clyde's great shipyards previously obscur...

Vale of Leven Swimming Pool

  • Alexandria
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Vale of Leven Pool offers a welcoming public swim facility with main and teaching pools, also offering a variety of lessons and aquatic activitie...

Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton

  • Dumbarton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton is a hands-on maritime museum where you can see the world first commercial ship model experiment tank, enter a sh...

The Meadow Leisure Centre

  • Dumbarton
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Meadow Leisure Centre is a little shy on the details but apparently they have a flume slide on offer in their swimming pool! They can verify ther...

Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre

  • Alexandria
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre is the only centre in the country to have all five British Owls on display. You can meet Orla, the Golden Eagle, wh...

Sea Life Loch Lomond Aquarium

  • Balloch
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Immerse yourself in an underwater adventure at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium and come face to face with over 1,500 amazing sea creatures, including t...



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Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve

  • Loch Lomond
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve is a delight for twitchers, mini beasts enthusiasts and general nature lovers, but this is proper countryside so...

Waterfront Leisure Complex

  • Greenock
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Waterfront Leisure Complex is a tropical paradise ideal for kids and active families, with 2 vast and swirly flume slides, the UK's longest tyre...

Waterfront Cinema

  • Greenock
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Put off by the cost of cinema tickets? If you live in or around Greenock, you can enjoy the full big screen experience without breaking the bank with...

Unit 23 Skatepark

  • Dumbarton
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

The epicUnit 23 Skate Park is everything a wheeled kid needs! Over 56k sq ft of all levels of ramp and rail, with highlights including the Little Dev...

Helensburgh Beach

  • Helensburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The Helensburgh seafront is simply stunning! Find out for yourself as you spend a day at Helensburgh Beach with the family. This sand and shingle bea...

McLean Museum and Art Gallery

  • Greenock
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Closed for refurbishment         The McLean Museum and Art Gallery is a great place to bring the children. See the Indian Tiger and the Sloth Bear an...

Balloch Castle Country Park

  • Loch Lomond
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

At Balloch Castle Country Park it's worth noting that there's nothing really left of the castle itself, but the park is lovely and has a great kids'...

Funworld Leisure Play Centre

  • Greenock
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Funworld Leisure Play Centre's giant play Pirate Galleon, The Giggling Racara, welcomes kids and their grown ups to come get their buccaneer on amids...

Laser Matrix

  • Greenock
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

A 4 star winner championed by the Scottish Tourist Board the Laser Matrix welcomes adventurers over 7 to enter their multi level battle zone filled w...

Battery Park

  • Greenock
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Nestling in between Greenock and Gourock, Battery Park sits on the banks of the River Clyde and has a stunning view to the mountains of Argyll. It's...

Scotkart Clydebank

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Looking for a thrill? You can have a blast at Scotkart Indoor Kart Racing Clydebank, and with adult and cadet karts for those over 8 available, the w...

Gourock Park

  • Gourock
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Gourock Park, the home of Gourock Highland Games, which take place on the second Sunday in May, has facilities for all members of the family. Young c...

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