Family days out in Scotland

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There’s lots for the whole family to see and do across Scotland, from museums to castles, wildlife centres and more. Having fun doesn’t have to be expensive, so make sure you check out free attractions, family memberships, passes and use the link to offers.

  • Go Ape - a unique adventure in the trees of zip wires, tarzan swings, rope ladders and a variety of high-wire crossings
    Go Ape zip slide
  • A youngster enjoys a day out at the Glasgow Science Centre
    A youngster enjoys a day out at the Glasgow Science Centre
  • A family in the life court at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
    Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre and Museum, Ayrshire
    Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre and Museum, Ayrshire
A family enjoy the view from the hills above Inveraray

Days Out

Take advantage of money-saving offers from some of Scotland’s leading attractions with fantastic offers available.

A variety of cars on show inside the Riverside Museum

Free family attractions

Many of Scotland’s attractions are absolutely free. From museums to country parks, these family days out won’t break the bank.

Edinburgh Castle and the Ross Fountain, Princes Street Gardens

Family passes

Family membership, tickets and attraction passes allow entry into a range of attractions for a fixed price, keeping costs down.

A visitor watches sharks and fish swimming above at Deep Sea World, Fife.

Itineraries

Get ideas and inspiration for planning a day out with the kids. Use our itineraries for a great family day out, with suggestions on what attractions to visit to keep the kids entertained.

More things to see and do

Boat trips, Burns and country parks

Ayrshire & Arran boasts a number of great attractions that includes castles, boat trips and museums.

Jails, trails and castles

Discover the variety of attractions in Argyll & The Isles with museums, historic monuments and gardens.

Capital city & countryside attractions

See Scotland's Crown Jewels, be spooked by ghosts and step aboard a Royal yacht in Edinburgh & the Lothians.

Safaris, historic houses and great outdoors

This region boasts attractions including historic houses, a wildlife park filled with exotic creatures, and an adventure park.

Underwater creatures

Fife has great attractions for little and big kids - see creatures of the deep and other animals and go 100 ft underground.

Seasonal breaks

Find seasonal things to do on your break in Scotland