80+ Fun Days Out With The Kids - Central Scotland

Our Ultimate Summer Checklist! 

Places to visit with kids in Central Scotland. 

If you are looking for some new fun places to take the kids this Summer you're in the right place. If you are desperately typing into google 'places to go near me' on the morning where you have nothing planned then we are much alike! I hope this list is helpful to you to find somewhere cool to visit.

Every Summer I create a checklist full of places to go with kids during their holidays, some we'll manage and some we won't but I hope they'll be helpful if you are too looking for places to go with the kids in Central Scotland and a little beyond.

Is it just me that thinks the school year goes quicker each year? It feels like no time at all that we were planning our Easter holiday! You can check out my Easter blog post full of FREE ideas here

I've linked the website of each place. Most of these places we've visited before. The places we are really hoping to visit I'll mark it with a little star ☆

  1. The Helix Park, Falkirk

  2. The Pineapple, Airth

  3. The Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk

  4. Callendar Park + House, Falkirk

  5. Muiravonside Country Park, Falkirk

  6. Wellsfield Farm, Denny

  7. Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston

  8. The Milk Barn, Falkirk

  9. Mariner Centre Swimming, Camelon

  10. Jupiter Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth

  11. Polmont Ski Centre, Falkirk ☆

  12. Five Sisters Zoo, West Calder

  13. Culross Coastal Route + Park, Fife

  14. Bo'ness Coastal Path, John Muir Way

  15. Bo'ness Hippodrome

  16. Glasgow Science Centre

  17. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

  18. Doonhill Fairy Walk, Aberfoyle

  19. Alva Glen Walk, Stirling

  20. Devilla Forest, Dunfermline

  21. Pittencrief Park, Dunfermline

  22. Gartmorn Dam Circuit Walk

  23. World of Wings, Cumbernauld

  24. Olympia Sports Centre, Dundee

  25. The Peak, Stirling

  26. Clip n Climb at EICC, Ratho ☆

  27. Bowhill House + Estate (Selkirk)

  28. Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride

  29. Muddy Boots, Cupar

  30. Vogrie Country Park, Edinburgh

  31. Lanark Loch, Lanark

  32. Cambo Estate, near Crail

  33. Botanic Gardens, St Andrews

  34. Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

  35. Newhailes National Trust, Edinburgh ☆

  36. Craig Millar Castle Park, Edinburgh

  37. Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

  38. St Andrews Aquarium, St Andrews

  39. Tentsmuir Beach, near Tayport

  40. Kelvingrove Art Gallery + Museum, Glasgow

  41. Drumpellier Country Park, near Glasgow

  42. Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton

  43. The Yard, Edinburgh

  44. Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling ☆

  45. Briarlands Farm, Stirling

  46. Camera Obscura, Edinburgh

  47. New Lanark World Heritage Site, Lanarkshire

  48. Scottish Owl Centre, West Lothian

  49. Polkemmet Country Park, West Lothian

  50. Flip Out Trampoline Park, Glasgow

  51. National Museum of Rural Life, Glasgow

  52. The Engine Shed, Stirling

  53. Craigtoun Park, St Andrews

  54. Camperdown Country Park + Zoo, Dundee

  55. Amazonia, at M&Ds, Glasgow

  56. Summerlee Heritage Park, Coatbridge

  57. Dalkeith Country Park, Edinburgh

  58. East Links Family Park,

  59. Largs trip to Millport on ferry

  60. Heads of Ayr Farm, Ayr

  61. Cream o Galloway Park, Dumfries + Galloway ☆

  62. Mugdock Country Park, Glasgow

  63. Pollok Park, Glasgow

  64. Beecraigs Country Park, Bathgate

  65. Castle Campbell, Dollar

  66. Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore

  67. Landmark, Aviemore

  68. Woodland Fairy Experience, Balfron

  69. Bracklinn Falls, Callendar

  70. Cuningar Woodland Park, Rutherglen ☆

  71. Plean Country Park, Stirling

  72. Causewayhead Park, Stirling

  73. Loch Lomond Shores, Loch Lomond

  74. Macrosty Park, Crieff ☆

  75. Argaty Red Kites, Doune

  76. Falls of Bruar

  77. Drummond Castle Gardens + Play Park

  78. Dino Park - The Hetland Garden Centre, Dumfries

  79. Craigies Farm, Edinburgh

  80. Butterfly World, Edinburgh

  81. Dalmeny House, Crammond

  82. Loch Ore Meadows, Fife

  83. Loch Leven's Larder, Kinross

  84. Cairnie Fruit Farm, Cupar

  85. Alanhill Fruit Farm, St Andrews

  86. Pillars of Hercules, Falkland

Events In Falkirk

Outdoor Theatre, The Midnight Gang. 10th July at The Helix

Big Picnic - The Helix. 12th August. FREE

Falkirk Big Toddle, 20th June 1030 at Callendar House

Pond Dipping, Nature Club 29th July at The Helix

Under The Trees, Summer fun sessions. The Helix 3rd July.

Wildhood Festival 9th + 10th June

Edinburgh Fringe 2018

The Edinburgh Fringe is set to be another fantastic event - not just for ADULTS! These are some of the events we hope to make; 

The Amazing Bubble Man, George Square 

Baby Loves Disco, The Jam House

Beauty and the Beast

The Gruffalo, the witch and warthog, Children's Shows. 


Check out your local Active Kids for all events and activities in your area. We have booked Skiing, Tennis, Gymnastics, Ice Skating, Tubing, Swimming and many other activities using our local active kids. 


Cambo Estate- the kids adore this natural play park, we love how they use their imagination to play and make up games together

Cambo Estate- the kids adore this natural play park, we love how they use their imagination to play and make up games together

The Falkirk Wheel at the water play park

The Falkirk Wheel at the water play park

Dalkeith Country Park, Edinburgh

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

MacRosty Park, Crieff

MacRosty Park, Crieff

The Pineapple, National Trust Site, Airth

The Pineapple, National Trust Site, Airth