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  • A youngster enjoys a day out at the Glasgow Science Centre
    A youngster enjoys a day out at the Glasgow Science Centre

There are so many family days out to enjoy in Scotland. Get inspired by country parks offering adventurous activities, castles that spark imaginations, wildlife attractions for little explorers and fascinating science centres.

Children are really encouraged to take part and learn in a fun environment at most of Scotland’s attractions, many of which have dedicated areas designed to fire their imaginations and encourage their interest in history and science.


The Royal Apartment Palace Vaults at Stirling Castle have been created specifically for younger visitors, with a different theme in each room and plenty to see, touch, play with and even smell. Themes range from the musician’s vault, where you can recreate 16th century inspired sounds, to the Tailors Vault where you can try on elaborate period costumes.


Astound children with visions of the future by taking a trip to one of Scotland’s science centres. Dundee Science Centre - Sensation is the only UK science centre based on the five senses and has over 80 hands-on exhibits including infrared imaging, a chance to practice key-hole surgery and spectacular live science shows.

Nature and wildlife

Animals are always a hit with the kids, so why not visit one of Scotland’s great wildlife attractions? Visit the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig to get up close to a variety of native species, from red squirrels to wildcats and pine martens, as well as more exotic creatures such as red pandas, reindeer and arctic foxes.

Scotland also has a large number of country parks as well as two National Parks where you can spend a day walking or cycling in the fresh air before enjoying a family picnic on one of Scotland’s beautiful beaches or in a play park. Popular play parks with plenty to do include Culzean Castle and Country Park, Strathclyde Country Park and Lochore Meadows Country Park.

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  1. RSPB Scotland Lochwinnoch nature reserve


    Nature Centres & Reserves


    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience


    This wetland reserve is ideal for all the family as the trails, birdwatching hides and visitor centre are all easily accessible.

  2. Erraid Wood


    Nature Centres & Reserves



    Erraid Wood is a small woodland on the slopes of the Pentland Hills to the south of Edinburgh.

  3. Seadrift Centre




    Caithness and North Coast Sutherland area

    Nestled on Dunnet Bay, the Seadrift Centre is the perfect place to discover and learn about the local wildlife of the Highlands.

  4. Gradings

    Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

    NORTHERN XPOSURE is a family business providing outdoor adventures in the North of Scotland, from canoe expeditions to a day in the mountains. We provide all the equipment, you just bring a sense of adventure.

  5. Dirleton Castle




    • 4 Castle
    4 Castle


    A romantic castle often in the forefront of Scottish history since it was built in the 12th century.

  6. Gradings


    Enjoy a fun day out for all the family at Monikie Country Park. Adventure play parks, family walks, BBQ hire, adventure activites, environmental walks and talks with the rangers and many more.

  7. Traquair House


    Historic Buildings & Homes


    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House


    Visit the oldest inhabited house in Scotland and discover its fascinating history. This is a magical day out for all the family.

  8. Newliston


    Parks & Gardens



    18th century designed landscape with good rhododendrons and azaleas.

  9. Glen Tanar


    Nature Centres & Reserves



    Glen Tanar provides a great opportunity to explore Scotland's classic Caledonian pine forest in search of its elusive wildlife.

  10. Run the Sights





    Run the Sights provides guided running tours in Edinburgh and the surrounding area. We devise the routes and take you to the most beautiful areas, leaving you to relax and enjoy your run, safe in the knowledge you will not get lost.


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