Days Out Orkney Islands

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Balfour Castle
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Balfour Castle
While staying at Balfour Castle you may wish to create your own itinerary for exploring Orkney. Alternatively we can offer you numerous activities or tours suitable for individuals, families or groups. Below is a list of some of what we offer. BOATING Balfour Castle has 2 private boats: a 5.25 metre inflatable ideal for short trips and cave...
Corrigall Farm Museum
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Corrigall Farm Museum
Opened to the public in 1980, Corrigall Farm Museum is a traditional but and ben house. It portrays a typical Orkney farmhouse and steading in Victorian times (late 19th Century). The working barn and grain kiln, horse-drawn machinery and livestock make for an interesting visit for children and adults.
Kirbuster Museum
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Kirbuster Museum
Unique survival in Northern Europe of a traditional rural dwelling with central hearth and stone bed. 18th century extension with parlour and bedrooms. The extensive grounds, bordered by the Burn of Kirbuster, include farm buildings and machinery, crop growing and livestock. There is a Victorian garden and a putting green.
Kirkwall Swimming Pool
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Kirkwall Swimming Pool
The pool is 25 mertres long and 10.8 metres wide and ranges from 1 metre to 3 metres deep.  The pool also has a diving board and spectator area which can accommodate 200 people.
Orkney Wireless Museum
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Orkney Wireless Museum
The Museum came about because of the love of wireless sets of its founder, the late Jim MacDonald. During his lifetime he gathered together an extensive and varied collection of domestic and defence wireless electronic equipment.
Rousay - Egilsay & Wyre
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Rousay - Egilsay & Wyre
Set within the wild Atlantic Ocean lie the three small Islands of Rousay. Egilsay and Wyre. From the Stone Age to the present day the seas have brought settlers and visitors alike to these beautiful Islands. Rousay is the largest of the three with a population of some 222. Egilsay and Wyre have a population of 26 and 24 respectively. A modern roll...
Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum
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Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum
The Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum houses an important record of the role the Royal Navy played in Orkney during both World Wars. Situated at Lyness on the island of Hoy, the centre is run by Orkney Islands Council Museums Service, who have converted the former pump house to provide a comprehensive series of interpretative displays, as well...
Skara Brae Prehistoric Village
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Skara Brae Prehistoric Village
When a wild storm on Orkney in 1850 exposed the ruins of ancient dwellings, Skara Brae, the best preserved prehistoric village in northern Europe, was discovered. The excavated farming settlement dates back 5000 years. Within the stone walls of the dwellings – separated by passages – are stone beds, dressers, seats and boxes for...
The Orkney Museum
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The Orkney Museum
The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age, to the Picts and Vikings, right through to the present day. There is a large collection of old photos and activities to amuse younger visitors. The Museum’s collection is of international importance and it has a changing temporary exhibition programme.
Westraak Guided Tours
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Westraak Guided Tours
Personally tailored tours of the island of Westray via mini bus and foot with plenty of local information given. Includes Power Point presentations, refreshments and home cooked local food. Suitable outdoor clothing and stout walking boots advised.
Westray Heritage Centre
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Westray Heritage Centre
Inside there is an annual display plus permanent exhibition panels on walls, and GEO with model seabirds and sounds. There are also interactive displays which will attract youngsters, many records of the islands history and gravestone records available to browse.
Welcome to the stunning Scottish islands of the Orkney Islands. If you need child friendly ideas where to take the kids, kids days out, or fun things to do with the kids in the Orkney Islands then we can help. We have family pubs with kids play areas, soft play areas, indoor play areas, outdoor play areas, playgrounds, aquariums, castles, stately homes, children's clubs such as Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Brownies, Guides, youth clubs, activity centres, Air, Sea, Army Cadets. We list children's entertainers in the Orkney Islands if you are planning a birthday, cinema, theatre, petting zoo, animal farms, children's farms, leisure hire, museum and art gallery, nature areas such as parks, and countryside walks and beaches. We have kids activities related to outdoor pursuits and sports such as swimming, ice skating, ten pin bowling and football centres. We list theme parks and Adventure Parks in the Orkney Islands. If you are looking for zoos with more exotic animals then we have them. We have days out with the kids in the Orkney Islands in and near :- Aikerness, Aith, Backaland, Balfour, Birsay, Braeswick, Brinyan, Burness, Burray, Burwick, Calfsound, Deerness, Dounby, Eday, Kirkwall.

Orkney (sometimes known as the Orkney Islands) is an archipelago in northeirn Scotland, situated 10 miles north of the coast of Caithness. Orkney comprises over 70 islands, of which 20 are inhabited. The largest island, known as the Mainland, has an area of 202 square miles, making it the sixth-largest Scottish island and the ninth-largest island surrounding the island of Great Britain. The largest settlement and administrative centre is Kirkwall. Orkney is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, a constituency of the Scottish Parliament, a lieutenancy area, and a former county. The local council is Orkney Islands Council, the only Council in Scotland to be comprised entirely of independent members. Orkney has been inhabited for at least 5,500 years. Originally inhabited by neolithic tribes and then by the Picts, Orkney was invaded and finally annexed by Norway in 875. It was subsequently annexed to the Scottish Crown in 1472, following the failed payment of a dowry agreement. Orkney contains some of the oldest and best preserved Neolithic sites in Europe, and the "Heart of Neolithic Orkney" is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.