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Days Out in Edinburgh

You don't have to go far to enjoy a change of scenery, thanks to the variety of options on offer locally. Have a look through these options for ideas that'll thrill the whole family.

Aerial Adventures Livingston

Unit 345 The Centre Livingston Almondvale Boulevard, Livingston EH54 6GS

Suspended high in the air of The Centre Livingston, Aerial Adventures introduces HiRide® a thrilling experience for kids and adults!

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Almond Valley Heritage Centre

Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield, Livingston EH54 7AR

Almond Valley Heritage Centre in Livingston, West Lothian, is an award winning farm, museum and discovery centre!

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Almondell & Calderwood Country Park

Almondell & Calderwood Country Park Almond Lodge, Broxburn EH52 5PE

Probably the best kept secret in West Lothian, Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is a 220-acre park and 4 star visitor attraction!

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Archerfield Walled Garden

Archerfield Walled Garden Archerfield Estate, Dirleton EH39 5HQ

A fabulous Taste, Shop and Explore experience in the heart of East Lothian. We look forward to welcoming you through our doors to experience everything Archerfield Walled Garden has to offer...

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Battlezone Edinburgh

Dolphinton Burn Woodlands Dundas Castle Estate, South Queensferry EH29 9EN

Our Edinburgh site is based in South Queensferry, ideal for anyone in the Fife, Livingston, Dunfermine and Glasgow area. It is excellently situated for...

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Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle , Blackness EH49 7NH

Blackness Castle stands by the Firth of Forth, at the port that served the royal burgh of Linlithgow in medieval times.

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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2ND

With five floors and over 100 interactive, hands-on exhibits, we have something to entertain all ages!

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Cockenzie House and Gardens

22 Edinburgh Road Cockenzie, Prestonpans EH32 0HY

Cockenzie House and Gardens is a hidden gem, a Jacobean house built in 1675 by the Seton family and surrounded by gardens.

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Conifox Adventure Park

Conifox Adventure Park and Stables Bistro , Kirkliston EH29 9ER

Conifox Adventure Park and Stables Bistro is located just 6 miles from Edinburgh's City Centre. Fun for the whole family and delicious food... come and visit us soon!

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Curious About Edinburgh Tour

, Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt... buy or instantly download & get curious!

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Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park Via King's Gate, Dalkeith EH22 2NA

At Dalkeith Country Park there is something for everyone. Here you’ll find walking routes along woodland paths, space to cycle in peace, and plenty to keep energetic kids amused.

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Dirleton Castle

Dirleton Castle , Dirleton EH39 5ER

Dirleton Castle hase some of the oldest castle architecture surviving in Scotland – the de Vaux towers, built around 1240.

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Dynamic Earth

112 - 116 Holyrood Gait, Edinburgh Old Town EH8 8AS

Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take a journey through time to witness the story of planet Earth. Through a series of...

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Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World

Dobbies Garden World Melville Nursery, Lasswade EH18 1AZ

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World is the world's longest running butterfly house and one of Scotland's favourite tourist and educational attractions.

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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NG

Edinburgh Castle dominates Scotland's capital city from its great rock. Its story has helped shape the nation's story.

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Edinburgh Zoo

134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh West EH12 6TS

Edinburgh Zoo is owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The Society was founded in March 1909, and the Zoo opened in July 1913.

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Five Sisters Zoo

Five Sisters Zoo Gavieside, West Calder EH55 8P

Five Sisters Zoo was established in 2005 and is the most-visited wildlife attraction centre in West Lothian!

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Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre

Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre , Peebles EH45 8NB

Glentress Forest is a mountain biking Mecca deep in the heart of the stunning Tweed Valley.

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Go Ape Dalkeith

Dalkeith Country Park , Dalkeith EH22 1ST

Go Ape's newest location north of the border features Scotland's first Go Ape with adventures for under 10s, plus, an epic Challenge course for older children and adults!

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Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House Hopetoun, South Queensferry EH30 9SL

Situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Hopetoun is a place of outstanding natural beauty, which has Scotland's finest stately home at its heart.

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House of the Binns

House Of The Binns Binns View, Linlithgow EH49 7NA

Set in beautifully landscaped parkland overlooking the River Forth, this fascinating laird’s house near Linlithgow has been the home of the Dalyells for over 400 years.

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Lauriston Castle

2 Cramond Road South, Edinburgh West EH4 6AD

When you step inside Lauriston Castle, you see it just as it was in 1926, when it was left to the nation by the last private owner, Mrs Reid.

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Linlithgow Canal Centre

Canal Basin Manse Rd, Linlithgow EH49 6AJ

Canal Cruises to Avon Aqueduct, Linlithgow Boat Trips, Tearoom, Canal Museum, Charters and Self-Drive Canal Boat Hire. Open from Easter until the end of September.

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Linlithgow Museum

Linlithgow Partnership Centre 93 High Street , Linlithgow EH49 7EZ

A free museum, perfect for locals and visitors alike. Find out about our Royal connections, the trades of the town, the ordinary - and extra-ordinary! - people.

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Midlothian Snowsports Centre

Midlothian Snowsports Centre Biggar Road, Hillend EH10 7DU

Set into the hillside of the stunning Pentland Hills Regional Park, Midlothian Snowsports Centre offers all the fun and adrenaline you'd expect from Britain...

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Musselburgh Racecourse

Musselburgh Racecourse Linkfield Road, Musselburgh EH21 7RG

Musselburgh Racecourse is a 5 star visitor attraction just 6 miles from Edinburgh with excellent transport links and free parking.

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National Galleries of Scotland: Modern

73 & 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh West EH4 3DR

Home to Scotland's outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, the National Galleries of Scotland includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two.

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National Galleries of Scotland: National

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, Edinburgh Old Town EH2 2EL

The Scottish National Gallery is one of Scotland's top free visitor attractions. It is made up of three interconnected buildings, right in the heart of Edinburgh!

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National Galleries of Scotland: Portrait

1 Queen Street, Edinburgh New Town EH2 1JD

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is one of Edinburgh's most remarkable buildings – a great red sandstone neo-gothic palace which sits proudly on the city's skyline!

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National Mining Museum Scotland

Lady Victoria Colliery Newtongrange, Dalkeith EH22 4QN

The National Mining Museum Scotland, a 5 Star visitor attraction housed in the wonderfully restored Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange!

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National Museum of Flight Scotland

National Museum of Flight Scotland East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF

Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield as you explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day

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National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF

Connecting Scotland to the world and the world to Scotland.

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Polkemmet Country Park

Polkemmet Country Park , Near Whitburn EH47 0AD

The Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, play area, picnic areas with seating and a barbecue facility.

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Portal Mini Golf

Edinburgh Corn Exchange 10 New Market Road, Edinburgh West EH14 1RJ

Edinburgh’s family-friendly attraction, Portal Mini Golf, is a fun new way to rewind, experience and celebrate the 80's.

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Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot

Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot Preston Road, East Linton EH40 3DS

Preston Mill is an architectural oddity that will beguile visitors as much as it delights painters and photographers.

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Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel Chapel Loan, Roslin EH25 9PU

Owned by The Earl and Countess of RosslynRosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 as a place of worship and services continue to be held here weekly. The Chapel...

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Scottish Owl Centre

Scottish Owl Centre Polkemmet Country Park, Whitburn EH47 0AD

The Scottish Owl Centre is the home to Scotland's largest collection of owls. Located in Polkemmet County Park, it is both a fun and educational day out for the whole family.

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Scottish Seabird Centre

Scottish Seabird Centre The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS

The Scottish Seabird Centre is situated at North Berwick harbour, East Lothian, with stunning views across the Firth of Forth and the iconic Bass Rock.

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The Edinburgh Dungeon

31 Market Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1DF

The Edinburgh Dungeon is the ultimate underground journey through Edinburgh's darkest history as you see, hear and errr smell Edinburgh’s murky past!

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The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland.

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The Real Mary Kings Close

2 Warriston's Close, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1PG

Edinburgh's deepest secret, the Real Mary King’s Close is buried deep beneath the Royal Mile... a warren of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time since the 17th Century!

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The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia Ocean Drive, Leith EH6 6JJ

Rated Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction for 12 years by national tourism agency VisitScotland, Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years.

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Timberbush Tours

555 Castlehill The Royal Mile , Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2ND

Timberbush Tours offer award-winning 1-5 day tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, departing daily from Edinburgh.

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Trinity House

99 Kirkgate, Leith EH6 6BJ

Trinity House was once the base of the Incorporation of Mariners and Shipmasters and this elegant Georgian house now holds an outstanding collection of maritime treasures.

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Vogrie Country Park

Vogrie Country Park Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU

Vogrie offers a haven of tranquillity in the heart of Midlothian's countryside.

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Wonder World Soft Play Edinburgh

377 Easter Road, Leith EH6 8HU

Wonder World is a custom built centre designed to stimulate children’s imagination and encourage physical development in a safe and fun environment....

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Days Out in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of Days Out you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Rouken Glen Park

Rouken Glen Park Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock G467JL

Rouken Glen Park is one of the main tourist attractions within East Renfrewshire and is a fantastic, family friendly, greenspace which hosts a number of events through the year.

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Dams to Darnley Country Park

Balgray Reservoir Car Park Balgraystone Road, Barrhead G78 2SB

Dams to Darnley Country Park covers over 1300 acres of open space between the reservoirs between Barrhead and Newton Mearns, and the village of Darnley!

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Greenbank House and Garden

Greenbank Garden Flenders Road, Clarkston G768RB

Less than a mile from the suburban bustle of Clarkston on the south side of Glasgow, Greenbank Garden is a tranquil celebration of the gardener’s art.

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Days Out in Fife

Here's a selection of Days Out you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Darnleys Distillery and Gin School

East Newhall Farm Kingsbarns, Nr St Andrews KY16 8QE

Darnley's Gin is a family owned Scottish Gin making award-winning spirit in the Kingdom of Fife on the East coast of Scotland.

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Fife Zoo

Fife Zoo Ladybank, Cupar KY15 7UT

Fife Zoo is a new zoo, focusing on wildlife conservation, learning & science. You can also visit Africafé, Base Camp Gift Shop and Sloth Play.

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The Scottish Deer Centre

The Scottish Deer Centre Bow of Fife, Cupar KY15 4NQ

The Scottish Deer Centre is spread over 55 acres of Fife countryside just outside Cupar, and is home to 13 species of deer from around the world along with other animals.

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Days Out in Glasgow

Here's a selection of Days Out you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

RSPB Loch Lomond Nature Reserve , Gartocharn

RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is set in a stunning mix of woodlands and wetlands on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

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Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre

Ben Lomond Way Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch G83 8QL

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium is just 20 minutes from Glasgow, situated on the stunning Loch Lomond Shores, offering great fun for all the family, whatever the weather!

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Glasgow Tigers Speedway

The Peugeot Ashfield Stadium Hawthorn Street, Glasgow North G22 6RU

Glasgow Tigers Speedway is the West of Scotland's only professional speedway team and one of only a handful of motorsport venues in Scotland!

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Days Out in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of Days Out you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Bardykes Farm

Bardykes Farm Bardykes Road, Blantyre G72 9UJ

Experience life on the farm at Bardykes Farm, Blantyre where they run regular open days at the weekend and outdoor farm birthday parties!

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TeamSport Go Karting Glasgow Cambuslang

TeamSport Go Karting Glasgow Cambuslang Westburn Road, Cambuslang G72 7UD

Spanning 450m with space for 14 go karts to race each other at a single time, amazing fun-filled days out begin at TeamSport Go Karting Cambuslang!

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Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park Strathaven Road, East Kilbride G75 0QZ

Calderglen Country Park is a four-star tourist attraction based in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire featuring a Children's Zoo, Tropical Glasshouse, Adventure Play Area and more!

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Days Out in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Days Out you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Pandamonium Soft Play Centre

35 Kilpatrick Drive, Erskine PA8 7AP

Pandamonium Play Centre in Erskine includes a state of the art play area for over 4’s with a large frame with drop slide, multi-lane slide, go karts, sports area, trampolines and a bouncy castle!

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Muirshiel Country Park

Muirshiel Country Park Calder Glen Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4LB

Muirshiel Visitor Centre & Country Park gives easy access to 'great walking in hen harrier countryside' in what was once an impressive Victorian shooting estate!

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Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Castle Semple Visitor Centre and Country Park Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4EA

Clyde Muirshiel is Scotland's largest Regional Park - a great place to easily enjoy the outdoors. The Park is just west of Glasgow, south of Greenock, east of Largs and north of Ardrossan!

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Days Out in Stirling and Falkirk

Here's a selection of Days Out you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Duncarron Medieval Village

Clanranald Trust for Scotland Carron Valley, Nr Denny FK6 5JL

Reconstructed, fortified village based on 11th-century motte and bailey design, with visitor centre.

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Arnprior Farm

Arnprior Farm Arnprior, Nr Kippen FK8 3HA

Established in 1936, Arnprior is an 800-acre authentic working farm in the heart of Scotland's countryside, in Stirlingshire, famous for creating unique interactive family farming days.

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Deanston Distillery

Deanston Distillery , Doune FK16 6AG

Our wonderful distillery, on the banks of the River Teith, has always been at the very heart of Deanston.It first opened its doors in 1785, not as a distillery...

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Days Out in Other Areas

Auchingarrich Wildlife and Adventure Park

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre , Comrie PH6 2JE

Whatever the weather you'll find plenty to see and do at Auchingarrich Wildlife and Adventure Park, with activities for all ages indoors and out.

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Ayr Racecourse

Ayr Racecourse Whitletts Road, Ayr KA8 0JE

Ayr Racecourse is a Visit Scotland 5* Attraction and Scotland's Premier Racecourse!

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Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park

Brodick Castle , Brodick KA27 8HY

Gardens, woodland, waterfalls and a castle packed with treasures make Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park a must-visit on Arran!

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Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park , Maybole KA19 8LE

With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland's best days out!

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Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Dalgarven Mill Dalgarven, Kilwinning KA13 6PL

Dalgarven Mill is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a beautiful rural location in Ayrshire!

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Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park Dean Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB

Nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock, Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family!

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Dumfries House

Dumfries House , Cumnock KA18 2NJ

Dumfries House is one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acres, the stunning Estate and 18th-century house with its unrivalled collection of furniture has something for everyone!

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Dundonald Castle and Visitor Centre

Dundonald Castle Winehouse Yett, Dundonald KA2 9HD

War and romance, smuggling and heroism, tales of the supernatural and more – Royal Dundonald Castle is one of Scotland's most unexplored and fascinating treasures!

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Eglinton Country Park

The Visitor Centre Eglinton Country Park, Irvine KA12 8TA

Spring, summer, autumn and winter - the beauty of Eglinton Country Park is on your doorstep!

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Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Heads of Ayr Farm Park Dunure Road, Ayr KA7 4LD

The Award Winning Heads of Ayr Farm Park - providing fun for the whole family since 1993.Acres of outdoor space to explore with Play Parks, Bumper Boats...

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Kelburn Estate & Country Centre

Kelburn Castle & Country Centre Fairlie, Largs KA29 0BE

A 13th Century castle that's had an amazing makeover courtesy of a team of Brazilian artists, the estate also features dramatic walks, breathtaking gardens and many features of historical interest!

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Langside Alpacas

Langside Farm, Dalry KA24 5JZ

Langside Alpacas are a small farm 35 minutes from Glasgow with a herd of friendly alpacas running a range of activities so visitors can spend getting to know all about alpacas.

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Perth Racecourse

Perth Racecourse Scone Palace Park, Perth PH2 6BB

An intimate racecourse, in the heart of Scotland, which quite literally let's you feel the hooves on the track!

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Pirate Petes Family Entertainment Centre

The Pavilion Low Green, Ayr KA7 1EQ

Pirate Pete's Family Entertainment Centre in Ayr is one of the biggest 4 star play centre's in Scotland and it's jam packed full of fun!There is plenty...

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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdochs Loan Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ

Set in 10 acres of Burns' beloved Alloway countryside, the museum provides a unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son!

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Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine

Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road, Irvine KA12 8QE

The Scottish Maritime Museum is a four-star tourist attraction based in the west of Scotland, with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton.

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