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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Earlston, Scottish Borders

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 278 fun things to do in Earlston for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, parks and playgrounds and indoor and soft play areas. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 169 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Earlston 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 Earlston 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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Trimontium Heritage Centre

  • Melrose
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Trimontium Heritage Centre is a firmly educational stop but one that's fairly fascinating for all ages and will lead to some interesting conversa...

Thirlestane Castle

  • Lauder
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Thirlestane Castle is a magnificent 16th Century Castle set in a quiet meadow landscape, the fairytale exterior makes it the perfect place for a magi...

Nenthorn Equestrian Centre

  • Kelso
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Nenthorn Equestrian Centre offers lessons for all ages, Pony Club for over 6s, and hacking for over 16s plus riding club and common riding subject to...

Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre

  • Selkirk
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre is a working textile mill and knitwear emporium are prestigious holders of the Gold Award for Export Achievemen...

Floors Castle

  • Kelso
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Floors Castle is a wonderful example to kids who've previously seen ruins and military style fortifications of how such a building can still be a...

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

  • Jedburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre is a great starting point for a family day out as it is set in beautiful countryside near Jedburgh, with a numb...

Border Ice Rink

  • Kelso
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Border Ice Rink is a rare treat, in that with all the curling and skating clubs they host there are very limited times in which you can just go for a...

Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre

  • Selkirk
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Children particularly love the interactive displays, which are both fun and pleasingly educational. There are also plenty of engaging features for ch...



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Bowhill House and County Estate

  • Selkirk
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Welcome to Bowhill House and County Estate. The estate has plenty to offer visitors of all ages not least of which is their recently improved adventu...

Bowhill Stables

  • Selkirk
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Bowhill Stables offer a variety of well mannered mounts between 10hh and 17hh for all age and ability lessons and other equestrian adventures, all wi...

Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre

  • Jedburgh
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre helps visitors explore the history of an iconic Scottish figure and learn her story in full in a charming buil...

Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum

  • Jedburgh
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Get a taste of life behind bars in this 1820s jail: a model prison in its day but now a bit spooky! Also discover the history of the Royal Burgh of J...

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...

Teviotdale Leisure Centre

  • Hawick
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Teviotdale Leisure Centre with its Lagoon style swimming pool with toddler and main pool sections is a great place to take the kids and there is a so...

Traquair House

  • Traquair
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Traquair House and grounds has plenty to offer families including a maze, woodland and willow tunnels to explore, a mini adventure playground for all...

Hurly Burly

  • Duns
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Hurly-Burly located in peaceful surroundings 1 mile from Duns, the ideal place for children to play and adults to relax and socialise. Under 5s have...

Textile Towerhouse

  • Hawick
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Textile Towerhouse is hidden within Drumlanrig's Tower: a beautifully restored building which uses period rooms, figures and audiovisuals displays to...

Wilton Lodge Park3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hawick
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Pretty little Wilton Lodge Park offers public access to putting, crazy golf, bowling, croquet and tennis, plus formal facilities rugby, tennis and fo...

The Hirsel Estate

  • Coldstream
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

A great day out for all the family in a fairytale setting, with wonderful walks around the glassy pool of water and through the mysterious wood, each...

Coldstream Museum

  • Coldstream
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Coldstream Museum In addition to a varied and exciting programme of exhibitions and creative workshops, the Museum houses permanent displays explorin...

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