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Best Things To Do & Days Out In St Andrews

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 301 fun things to do in St Andrews for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, indoor and soft play areas and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 193 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right St Andrews 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 St Andrews 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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Seal at St Andrews Aquarium

St Andrews Aquarium

  • St Andrews
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

St Andrews Aquarium is the ideal family attraction, nestled on the historic town's north facing cliffs with stunning views of the famous west sands a...

Outside view of St Andrews Museum

St Andrews Museum

  • St Andrews
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

St Andrews Museum explores the heritage of St Andrews telling its story from medieval to modern times. There is also a lively series of temporary exh...

Cafe at British Golf Museum in St Andrews

British Golf Museum

  • St Andrews
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Now open again after major refurbishments! At the British Golf Museum you can explore the players, tournaments and equipment, both past and present,...

Map and booklet for The St Andrews Treasure Trail

The St Andrews Treasure Trail

  • St Andrews
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Become a pirate for the day as you explore on the St Andrews self guided themed Treasure Trail. This completely self guided adventure provides everyt...

Posts at St Andrews West Sands

St Andrews West Sands

  • St Andrews
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

St Andrews West Sands Famous for the opening scenes of the film Chariots of Fire West Sands extends for almost two miles of uninterrupted sand backed...

Kids by swimming pool at East Sands Leisure Centre in St Andrews

East Sands Leisure Centre

  • St Andrews
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

East Sands Leisure Centre offers a free form leisure pool with zero entry sloping beach area, cute tropical palms, thrilling giant flume slides and a...

Dutch Village at Craigtoun Country Park in St Andrews

Craigtoun Country Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • St Andrews
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Run by friends of the area, Craigtoun Country Park is a family gem nestled in the Scottish countryside. Crazy golf, pedalos and loads more make it a...

Squaddies and Land Rover at Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker in St Andrews

Scotland's Secret Nuclear Bunker

  • St Andrews
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Scotland's Secret Bunker, a Cold War nuclear command centre, opened its 3 tonne blast proof doors to the public 20 years ago this year. After undergo...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Kingsbarns Beach

  • St Andrews
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Got little explorers? Kingsbarns Beach in South Scotland has plenty of awesome things to discover, from little creatures in rock pools to awesome fos...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Tayport Beach

  • Tayport
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Tayport Beach in South Scotland, where you’ll find an awesome sand and shingle beach that is perfect for a day of exploring.  Wanting to...

Kids eating strawberries at Cairnie fruit farm

Cairnie Fruit Farm & Mega Maze

  • Cupar
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Cairnie Fruit Farm & Maze is a beautiful fruit farm in the Fife countryside. It’s also a place your tots will love! Fresh fruits to collect, a hu...

People riding horses at Scholland Equestrian at Kilconquhar in Elie

Scholland Equestrian at Kilconquhar

  • Elie
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Scholland Equestrian at Kilconquhar is a main centre for the Riding for the Disabled Association and offers trekking, woodland hacks and...

Staff at Wee Kingdom in Cupar

Wee Kingdom

  • Cupar
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wee Kingdom Based in Cupar near St Andrews, this generous 2 storey play frame comes with slide, flying fox swing and ball pool, providing hours of en...

People riding horses at Barbarafield Riding School in Cupar

Barbarafield Riding School

  • Cupar
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

The TRSS approved Barbarafield Riding School offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons, which are available from around 5 years upwards. Ab...

Fishing sailboat by lighthouse near Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther

Scottish Fisheries Museum

  • Anstruther
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is a multi-award winning national museum suitable for families which tells the story of Scottish fishing from the earli...

Outside view of Broughty Castle in Dundee

Broughty Castle Museum

  • Dundee
  • Indoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Broughty Castle sits imposingly at the mouth of the River Tay. Built in 1496 on a rocky promontory, it has faced many sieges and battles. Today, it h...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Broughty Ferry Beach

  • Broughty Ferry
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a long sandy beach in South Scotland? Head down to Broughty Ferry beach, a long stretch of golden sand that’s perfect for your little one...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Pittenweem Beach

  • Pittenweem
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover this little harbour, Pittenweem Beach, in the picturesque fishing village you can sit and watch the fishing boats go by.  The little ones wi...

Flowers at Barnhill Rock Garden in Dundee

Barnhill Rock Garden

  • Dundee
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Barnhill Rock Garden is a public park with a variety of different areas and plants to investigate as you enjoy a peaceful walk about or have a family...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Monifieth Beach

  • Monifieth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a long sandy beach in South Scotland? Discover Monifieth beach, a long stretch of golden sand and brilliantly blue water that’s perfect f...

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