Days Out Highlands


Abriachan Trails
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Abriachan Trails
Abriachan Forest Community Trust purchased the forest and moorland traversed by this walk in 1998, and have set about increasing the native woodland and constructing recreational paths to enhance the...
Ace Adventure
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Ace Adventure
They offer a wide range of exciting and rewarding outdoor experiences. Some of the activities we offer - White Water Rafting, Quad bikes, Paintball, Canyoning, High Ropes, Spey Safari, Mountain Bike...
Active Outdoor Pursuits
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Active Outdoor Pursuits
Active Outdoor Pursuits: Have courses to suit everyone from canoeing to climbing. Young and old, novice or experienced. Our courses suit individuals, families, school groups, youth groups and more....
Atlantis Sport and Leisure Centre
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Atlantis Sport and Leisure Centre
Come along and make a splash in the biggest and fastest flume in the Highlands! Our swimming pools really have got something for everyone. The 25 metre pool, depth ranging from 1 metre to 2 metres,...
Aviemore Indoor Climbing Wall
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Aviemore Indoor Climbing Wall
Our Indoor Rock Climbing Wall in the mountain town of Aviemore is perfect beginners and advanced climbers training. We offer coaching courses, kids clubs and parties on a great variety of roped and...
Avoch Dolphin Trips
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Avoch Dolphin Trips
Daily sailings from picturesque Avoch Harbour on the hour, every hour - Easter to October or as demand, weather and tide allow. You may encounter osprey, red kites, seals, porpoises, bottlenose...
Bella Jane Boat Trips
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Bella Jane Boat Trips
No visit to the Isle of Skye is complete without a trip on the award winning Bella Jane , the only regular fulltime service from Elgol to Loch Coruisk and the longest running boat trip in Elgol and...
Bogbain Adventure and Heritage Farm - Inverness
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Bogbain Adventure and Heritage Farm - Inverness
Bogbain Farm is the best place in Scotland for your adrenalin filled day out – there is no better place in the whole country that offers you so much for your buck! We are 5 minutes outside of...
CairnGorm Mountain Railway
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CairnGorm Mountain Railway
If you’re planning to take your holidays in the Highlands then you will be delighted that Aviemore and CairnGorm Mountain is not a winter only destination. Yes, the area thrives under a foot of...
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is Britain's only herd of reindeer, found free ranging in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. These tame and friendly animals are a joy to all who come and see them. ...
Cairngorm Sleddog Centre
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Cairngorm Sleddog Centre
Situated in Aviemore, at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountain Range, The Cairngorm Sleddog Centre offers a wide range of activities for the whole family. From Kennel & Museum Tours to Sleddog Trips...
Cairngorms National Park
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Cairngorms National Park
The Cairngorms was made a National Park in September 2003 because it is a unique and special place that needs to be cared for - both for the wildlife and countryside it contains and for the people...
Canny Tours - Inverness
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Canny Tours - Inverness
Welcome to Canny Tours & early childhood degree, The Highland tour company aimed at the young, or young at heart. We offer Daily departures from Inverness on our Loch Ness and West Highland Day...
Cape Wrath
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Cape Wrath
A beautiful wild bus ride and some fantastic sights and views. Best enjoyed for a full day out in conjunction with other nearby attractions.
Cawdor Castle
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Cawdor Castle
Cawdor. A magical name, romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. A superb fairy-tale Castle, and just what every visitor is looking for ...  Scottish history that you can touch and see...
Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve
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Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve
Corrieshalloch Gorge is a natural beauty spot on the A832 by Braemore Junction. The Gorge has an historic suspension bridge allowing commanding views of the falls and the Gorge sides and a viewing...
Craig Highland Farm
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Craig Highland Farm
VISIT this 17 acre holding on the shores of Loch Carron set aside for the preservation of rare breeds of domestic animals and fowl. SEE ancient and rare breeds of Scottish sheep, traditional...
Cruachan Visitor Centre
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Cruachan Visitor Centre
Situated amongst some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery, lying deep within Ben Cruachan is one of the country's most amazing engineering achievements. Hidden deep within the mountain of Ben...

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Culloden Battlefield - Inverness
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Culloden Battlefield - Inverness
The exciting new Culloden Battlefield visitor centre and exhibition opened in December 2007. Through recent archaeological and historical research the National Trust for Scotland discovered that the...
Dingwall Leisure Centre & Swimming Pool
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Dingwall Leisure Centre & Swimming Pool
Dingwall Leisure Centre offers first-class swimming facilities and a wide choice of sessions, tailor made to suit most requirements (see below for details). Whether it’s fun with the family, lane...
Dornoch Beach
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Dornoch Beach
Dornoch beach is an officially designated E.C. Bathing Beach and has been given rural 'Seaside Award' Status as a clean bathing beach. There are continuous golden sands from Embo round to Dornoch...
Ecoventures
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Ecoventures
Located at the heart of the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation, EcoVentures offers you a truly exhilarating and memorable boat trip experience. Experience the thrill aboard our high speed,...
Eilean Donan Castle
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Eilean Donan Castle
As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded...
Enjoy-a-ball - Inverness
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Enjoy-a-ball - Inverness
Enjoy-a-Ball is a sports coaching programme for girls and boys aged between three and nine. All lessons are taught in a caring, positive, fun-filled environment and there are never more than 12...
Extreme-Dream
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Extreme-Dream
Our Indoor Rock Climbing Wall in the mountain town of Aviemore is perfect beginners and advanced climbers training. We offer coaching courses, kids clubs and parties on a great variety of roped and...
Falls of Shin Visitor Centre
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Falls of Shin Visitor Centre
Visit the magical Falls of Shin and enjoy a great day out for all the family Spectacular water falls Leaping salmon Superb licenced restaurant Coffee shop with free wi-fi Live...
Fired Art Ceramic Cafe
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Fired Art Ceramic Cafe
A warm quirky cafe with an atmosphere to match, a pottery painting studio for kids and big kids, an art gallery, picture framers, outdoor activity booking office
Fochabers Folk Museum
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Fochabers Folk Museum
Opened in 1984, the museum houses a collection of gigs and carriages and an eclectic array of everyday objects showing the way of life and traditions of the north east of Scotland in the 18th and...
Fort George - Inverness
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Fort George - Inverness
Following the 1746 defeat at Culloden of Bonnie Prince Charlie, George II created the ultimate defence against further Jacobite unrest.  The result, Fort George, is the mightiest artillery...
Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises
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Gairloch Marine Life Centre & Cruises
Hello and welcome to Gairloch Marine Life Centre and Cruises page! We are located in one of the most picturesque areas in Wester Ross on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands where you will be...
Glencoe Visitor Centre
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Glencoe Visitor Centre
With exciting interactive displays and activities for both adults and children. Living on The Edge explores the landscape, wildlife and history of this special place. Find out what it feels like to...
Gourock Outdoor Pool - Inervclyde
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Gourock Outdoor Pool - Inervclyde
Our flagship facility at the Waterfront Leisure Complex offers ice skating, curling, swimming with an amazing body flume, tyre ride, lazy river and wave pool. The centre also offers a fabulous...
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
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Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Magnificent sea cliffs, formed from horizontally stratified Torridonian sandstone, rise vertically from the Atlantic on the north-west coast of Handa Island. Each summer, these cliffs come alive when...
Hebridean Whale Cruises
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Hebridean Whale Cruises
Welcome to Hebridean Whale Cruises. We operate whale watching and wildlife cruises from Gairloch, on Scotland's spectacular north west coast. Glittering Waters We look out over the fringes of...

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Highland and Rare Breeds Farm
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Highland and Rare Breeds Farm
This educational farm offers you an opportunity to experience traditional farm animals close at hand and aims to give you an understanding of their place in ancient and modern day husbandry. Meet...
Highland Folk Museum
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Highland Folk Museum
The Highland Folk Museum brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland peoples. Visitors to this living history Museum can learn how our Scottish Highland ancestors lived,...
Highland Wildlife Park
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Highland Wildlife Park
Go Wild in the Highlands Experience Scottish wildlife as well as international endangered animals of mountains and tundra in the spectacular setting of the Highland Wildlife Park. Drive...
Inchnadamph Caves
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Inchnadamph Caves
T hese four north facing Bone Caves of Inchnadamph look out from the base of the limestone Creag nan Uamh over the Allt nan Uamh glen. At the head of the glen, the ancient calving grounds of the...
Inshes Gate - Brewsters Indoor Play Area - Inverness
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Inshes Gate - Brewsters Indoor Play Area - Inverness
PLAYZONE (Indoor Play Building) OPENING TIMES    During Bar Opening Times. CHARGES    Free of Charge.  We have an indoor Playzone and a very large outdoor play...
Invergordon Leisure Centre
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Invergordon Leisure Centre
Invergordon  Leisure Centre is a dry and wet facility which includes a large games hall, spinning room, squash courts, meeting room available for hire, creche facilities, health suite with sauna...
Inverness Dolphin Cruises
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Inverness Dolphin Cruises
Depart from Inverness harbour out onto the Moray Firth where we have the best chance of seeing the most northerly group of bottlenose dolphins in the world plus common seals, grey seals and porpoise
Inverness Leisure Centre
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Inverness Leisure Centre
Our Leisure Pool is our other pool, which offers lots of fun water actvities for every member of the family, no matter how old you are...even mums and dads can become big kids in this pool. The...
Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises - Inverness
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Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises - Inverness
Bus tour and cruises lasting anything from an hour to 6.5 hours which all have at least a half hour cruise on the quite stunning Loch Ness - you can choose to take in Urquhart Castle and the Loch...
Landmark Forest Theme Park
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Landmark Forest Theme Park
The Landmark Forest Theme Park, A wonderful family day out. The water slides are a great favourite with both children of all ages. Recently the park has installed a climbing wall which adds a new...
Leault Farm
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Leault Farm
Working Sheepdogs is based on Leault Farm, Kincraig and is only 7 miles from Aviemore at the very heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.   Sheepdog demonstrations...
Little Monkeys Soft Play Centre - Alness
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Little Monkeys Soft Play Centre - Alness
Ross-Shire’s only purpose built soft play facility available for single/group sessions or kids birthday parties
Loch Garten Osprey Centre
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Loch Garten Osprey Centre
When ospreys returned to breed in Scotland, this ancient Caledonian pineforest is where they chose to come. The Loch Garten Osprey Centre provides fantastic views of these magnificent birds on the...
Loch Insh Watersports & Skiing Centre
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Loch Insh Watersports & Skiing Centre
Loch Insh is the ideal holiday destination or simply a great place for a family day out. A range of watersports are on offer including: sail sports, paddle sports, raft building, fishing, rowing and...
Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve
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Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve
Take your pick of tranquil walks on a wooded isle, or down to the lochshore in search of a fishing osprey. Listen out for the distinctive call of winter visiting geese flying overhead in their...
Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition
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Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition
The exhibition features 17 language translations and 11 language narrations. Originally the Official Loch Ness Exhibition Centre, the facility opened over 30 years ago. Now a hi-tech multi-media...
Lochinsh Activity Centre
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Lochinsh Activity Centre
Welcome to Loch Insh, the gateway to the Cairngorms National Park. Loch Insh is the ideal holiday destination or simply a great place for a family day out. A range of watersports are on offer...
Lochleven Castle
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Lochleven Castle
The island fastness of Lochleven is associated with many colourful events and has been visited by countless distinguished personalities during its history. Some of those taking the boat across Loch...
Misty Isle Boat Trips
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Misty Isle Boat Trips
Welcome to Misty Isle Boat Trips. We are a family-run business running boat trips from Elgol on the Isle of Skye to the famous Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin Hills. You may have seen our...
Monster Activities
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Monster Activities
Outdoor Activities in the Highlands of Scotland Whitewater Rafting, Mountain Bikes, Water Sports, Target Sports, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Abseiling, Archery and many more outdoor activities. ...
Nàdurra Centre - Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre
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Nàdurra Centre - Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre
Welcome to the Nàdurra Centre, winner of three prestige awards . Formerly known as the Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre, Nàdurra provides visitors with an introduction to the...
Nairn Museum
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Nairn Museum
For over one hundred and thirty years, Nairn Museum has fascinated generations of visitors of all ages and interests. It is an outstanding example of a local community museum, which combined with a...
Ness Islands Walk - Inverness
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Ness Islands Walk - Inverness
Although within the city, the Ness Islands could be a million miles from it. The islands, linked by several old bridges, offer a quiet, scenic walk through tall, old native and imported trees (it...
Nessieland
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Nessieland
Nessieland Castle Monster Centre Inside Nessie's Castle see the exciting displays of Nessie going about her daily tasks and follow her as she heads off on various adventures round the world. ...
Nevis Centre
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Nevis Centre
Bring the kids along to the Children’s Soft Play Area and let them have fun. We are open 7 days a week from 11am – 5pm, suitable for all children of primary school age.
Peterhead Swimming Pool
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Peterhead Swimming Pool
Facilities 6 lane 25m swimming pool from 0.9 – 1.8m in depth large teaching pool 0.6m- 0.9m Diving pool with 1m and 3m spring board and 5m Platform Health suite with 8 seat sauna, 7 seat steam...
Plodda Falls
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Plodda Falls
The Falls Walk is the shorter of the two walks to Plodda falls. This is one of the most beautiful falls in Scotland and is well worth a visit. There are several views of the falls, one of which is...
Quad Bike Treks Aviemore
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Quad Bike Treks Aviemore
Whatever the time of year, there is nothing quite like the experience of quad bike trekking in the heart of the magnificent Cairngorms National Park. We offer the choice of two very different off...
Robertsons Childrens Farmyard - Beauly
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Robertsons Childrens Farmyard - Beauly
Visit our farm shop and children’s farmyard for an enjoyable, unique and educational trip for the family. Meet and feed our rare breed animals , we also have a large play area with a giant sand...
Royal Air Force Air Cadets 1068 (Aviemore) Squadron
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Royal Air Force Air Cadets 1068 (Aviemore) Squadron
Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better...
Royal Air Force Air Cadets 379 (County of Ross) Squadron
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Royal Air Force Air Cadets 379 (County of Ross) Squadron
Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better...
RunAround - Dingwall
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RunAround - Dingwall
This is more a safe play area for kids under 5. It has a fantastic bouncy castle that has to been seen to be believed, just right for the wee ones. Lots of ride on toys and trikes with other toys to...
Ruthven Barracks
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Ruthven Barracks
An infantry barracks erected in 1719 following the Jacobite rising of 1715, with two ranges of quarters and a stable block. Captured and burnt by Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s army in 1746.
Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Centre
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Scottish Hydro Electric Visitor Centre
Pitlochry Dam is home to the famous Salmon Ladder where the fish may be seen in the viewing chamber during their ascent past Pitlochry Dam. In the Visitor Centre, find out why and how the fish make...
Seaprobe Atlantis
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Seaprobe Atlantis
Underwater adventures on our glass bottom boat include a trip to see the seals and sea birds on seal island, as well as underwater views of kelp forests, jellyfish, sea urchins, fish and crabs. Safe...
Skye Serpentarium Reptile World
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Skye Serpentarium Reptile World
There are over 50 animals on display from White's Tree Frogs to Large Green Iguanas and frequent snake handling sessions are held. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for the...
Smoo Cave
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Smoo Cave
Smoo Cave is located at the eastern edge of the village of Durness, on Scotland's most northerly coastline. It is a dramatic location and on the only primary road in the area, the A838 Durness to...
Statesman Cruises from Old Ferry Pier
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Statesman Cruises from Old Ferry Pier
An ideal way to discover the Geopark and learn more about its fascinating geological, cultural and social history is to take part in a guided walk, tour or sea cruise. Catch the ferry just north of...
Strathspey Railway
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Strathspey Railway
Whatever your age come aboard The Strathspey Railway and relive the sights and sounds of the steam age ? great idea is you are looking for family days out in the Highlands of Scotland. The...
Tain Through Time
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Tain Through Time
Award winning museum, documenting Tain's near 1000 year history

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The Castle of Mey Animal
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The Castle of Mey Animal
The new Animal Centre, which was opened in 2007, is based in the old granary and is enjoyed by children and adults alike. The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere gives them the opportunity to see...
The Fun House Aviemore
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The Fun House Aviemore
1.6 million purpose built family entertainment complex by Aviemore, Cyril's Tree House Soft Play Area, Themed Adventure Golf, Short Lane 10 Pin Bowling, Family Amusements, Licensed American Themed...
The Ice Factor
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The Ice Factor
The ultimate day out in the Scottish Highlands at the UK's premier adventure centre… indoor ice + rock climbing… winter + summer outdoor hillwalking, mountaineering +...
The Jacobite Steam Train
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The Jacobite Steam Train
Described as one of the great railway journeys of the world this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting near the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits...
The PlayBarn Moray
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The PlayBarn Moray
The PlayBarn is just what parents have been looking for... A premium children's soft indoor play centre , combining fantastic play facilities with a cafe on site , offering a wide range of healthy...
Timespan
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Timespan
Timespan Museum is the starting point on a journey through the colourful historical themes of the area.  It provides the visitor with a wealth of information about past ways of life and some of...
Treasures Of The Earth
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Treasures Of The Earth
Welcome to Treasures of the Earth, Europe’s finest private collection of Crystals, Gemstones and Fossils. You will be amazed by this incredible display, which took nature more than 500...
Treezone
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Treezone
Your journey in the TreeZone starts with the TreeCreeper Course. Once we've equipped you and attached you to our safety system, you can set off along the course. This aerial adventure gives you a...
Urquhart Castle
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Urquhart Castle
The magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness, remains an impressive stronghold despite its ruinous state. Once one of Scotland’s largest castles, Urquhart’s...
Waltzing Waters
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Waltzing Waters
The world's most elaborate water, light & music productions! Visitors are overwhelmed by thousands of dazzling patterns of moving water synchronised with music! The only indoor shows of their...
WDCS Dolphin and Seal Centre - North Kessock
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WDCS Dolphin and Seal Centre - North Kessock
With lots of exciting things to do, the centre is a great place to visit. •    Watch out for dolphins from our viewing window •    Enjoy spectacular views...
West Highland Museum
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West Highland Museum
The West Highland Museum holds fascinating collections of pictures, photographs, archives and artefacts. Every object has a story of its own to tell and all together they throw light on life in the...
Whin Park - Inverness
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Whin Park - Inverness
The Ness Islands Railway is situated in Whin Park which is on Whin Island in Inverness. It is Britain’s second most northern public miniature railway and opened in 1983. The track was rerouted...
Wick Heritage Museum
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Wick Heritage Museum
Little is known of the early history of this Northern Scottish town but there is ample evidence in the surrounding countryside of Neolithic/Bronze Age settlement and the shelters and defences of...
Welcome to the beautiful Scottish county of Highland or Highlands. If you need child friendly ideas where to take the kids, kids days out, or fun things to do with the kids in Highland 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 Highland 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 Highland. If you are looking for zoos with more exotic animals then we have them. Don't forget to look at the nearby counties of Tayside, Grampian, Argyl and Bute to see what they can offer you. We have days out with the kids in Highland in and near :- Aberarder House, Abriachan, Achachork, Achanalt, Achany, Achaphubuil, Acharacle, Acharn, Achateny, Achavanich, Acheninver, Achgarve, Fort William, Inverness, Wester Aberchalder.

The Highland Council Area  is a local government area in the Scottish Highlands and the largest local government area in Scotland, and in the UK as a whole. It shares borders with the council areas of Moray, Aberdeenshire, Perth and Kinross, and Argyll and Bute. Their councils, and those of Angus and Stirling, also have areas of the Scottish Highlands within their administrative boundaries. The Highland area covers most of the mainland and inner-Hebridean parts of the former counties of Inverness-shire and Ross and Cromarty, all of Sutheirland, Caithness and Nairnshire, and small parts of Argyll and Moray. The area was created as a two-tier region in 1975, with an elected council for the whole region and, in addition, elected councils for each of eight districts, Badenoch and Strathspey, Caithness, Inverness, Lochaber, Nairn, Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh and Sutheirland. In 1996 the Highland Regional Council and the included District Councils were wound up and their functions were transferred to the new Highland Council. The Highland Council maintains area committees named after and meeting within the old districts, but these area committees are set to disappear this year, 2007.


With lots of fun things to do with kids in and  the Highlands your children will never get bored. Walks in the Highland and parks are very popular around this time of year and failing that there fair grounds attractions to keep a lot of children entertained. The school summer holidays are here again, and with so many popular venues you will find here on www.childrenleisure.co.uk you won't be left without a museum to visit for FREE. A ride on a steam railway in Highlands, a day of waterfun at a water park or leisure centre swimming pool :).

If you have toddlers then you can choose form indoor playcentres and groups in the Highlands. With plenty of kids attractions in the county or not sure what to do with the kids just use the search on the right hand side of the site using your postcode to find the nearest attractions!

For the more sporty types there are ice skating rinks, roller blading places and dry and indoor ski slopes and other leisure stuff to do. Also with outdoor pursuits in Highlands for climbing, hiking, mountain biking and much more. Or if your more cultural there are cinemas, theatres and place to have dance lessons etc.

The things to do with kids in te Highlands are great and with cheap and free family friendly places to goto in the Highlands its good to have a day out. and softplay for toddlers let the kids stroke the animals at petting farms in Highlands. Drive through a wildlife park and visit zoos in the highlands.

We have all sorts of aquariums listed in the UK but you may have to travel to another county in Scotland. Where can I take the kids just have a look at some of the pottery making places and ceramic cafes. School teachers may find useful for ideas for the class to visit on school days out educational and historical venues are normally the most popular on a school trip!

If your on vacation then ten pin bowling alleys and the other best family tourist attractions just browse our site. there are plenty of days out for the kids in Highlands, with plenty of activities to keep them entertained and a smile on their faces.