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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Peebles

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 382 fun things to do in Peebles 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 – 260 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Peebles 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 Peebles 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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Girl doing a zip wire at Go Ape Peebles

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...

Falcon at Tweed Valley Osprey Watch in Peebles

Tweed Valley Osprey Watch

  • Peebles
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Tweed Valley Osprey Watch , in Tweed Valley Forest Park Follow the progress of the osprey family at the nest from springtime, egg laying through to r...

Map and booklet for Peebles Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Peebles Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Peebles
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Peebles self-guided themed Treasure Trail is the ideal activity for children and parents to enjoy together. Can you and the kids get into charact...

Couple cycling at 7stanes Glentress in Peebles

7stanes Glentress

  • Peebles
  • Outdoor
  • Cycling

7stanes Glentress offers mountain biking trails with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a Visitors Centre, Wild Watch Room, Cafe a...

Bridge at Kailzie Gardens in Peebles

Kailzie Gardens

  • Peebles
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Kailzie Gardens, located about 2.5 miles from Peebles town centre in the Scottish Borders, provide a rich variety of colour and charm throughout the...

Boy exploring grounds of Traquair House

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...

Outside view of The Leadburn Inn

The Leadburn Inn

  • Leadburn
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Leadburn Inn is a Bar, Restaurant and Soft Play Centre just outside Penicuik with a Soft Play Area housing a three level soft play frame which ca...

Puppet show at Biggar Puppet Theatre

Biggar Puppet Theatre

  • Biggar
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Biggar Puppet Theatre, also known as 4 Purves World of Puppets is a fantastic puppet theatre with shows to suit all ages and a packed programme to su...

Kids on swing at Bowhill House and County Estate in Selkirk

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...

People on horses at Bowhill Stables in Selkirk

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...

Salmon in stream at Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre in Selkirk

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...

Man uses weaving machine at Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre in Selkirk

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...

Kids dressed as mine workers at National Mining Museum Scotland in Newtongrange

National Mining Museum Scotland

  • Newtongrange
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Welcome to the National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction which provides a great day out for all ages! They're based at one of the...

Swimming pool at Newbattle Swimming Pool in Newtongrange

Newbattle Swimming Pool

  • Newtongrange
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Newbattle Swimming Pool, located on Main Street in Newtongrange, offers the community a diverse range of water based activities and facilities, inclu...

The Edinburgh Treasure Trail

The Edinburgh Treasure Trail

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hunt for clues as you explore on the Edinburgh self guided themed Treasure Trail and locate the long lost treasure! You'll discover all manner of thi...

Boy jumping into foam pit at Ryze Edinburgh in Dalkeith

Ryze Edinburgh - Xtreme Air Sports

  • Dalkeith
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

At Ryze Edinburgh  - Xtreme Air Sports jump around on over 19,000 sq ft of connected, world class trampolines! Their trampoline field features those...

A little boy on the phone with his family in an Escape Hunt

Escape Hunt Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take your kids to Escape Hunt Edinburgh and put your puzzle-solving skills to the test in one of 4 epic themed rooms. Even though the games are more...

Outside view of Amazone at the Kabin in Loanhead

Amazone at the Kabin

  • Loanhead
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

With a 3-tier jungle theme, it's sure to please everyone and at just £2.50 for for a full hour, it's sure to please your purse too. While your childr...

Cones of Japenese White Pine tree at Vogrie Country Park in Gorebridge

Vogrie Country Park

  • Gorebridge
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Vogrie Country Park is a great location for outdoor activities such as picnics, walking and wildlife-spotting. There is an adventure play area and to...

Girl snow tubing at Midlothian Snowsports Centre in Edinburgh

Midlothian Snowsports Centre

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Midlothian Snowsports Centre has skiing and snowboarding of course, but so much more if you've got kids along! Tubing is also known as Ringos and it'...

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