Days Out North Ayrshire


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North Ayrshire Heritage Centre
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North Ayrshire Heritage Centre
Built in 1776, the former parish church in Saltcoats, houses our principal museum collection. With an artefact collection of local, regional and national importance, many objects are displayed on a permanent basis along with regularly changing temporary exhibitions. The collection includes: a stone sarcophagus, thought to be one of the finest...
Royal Air Force Air Cadets 1138 (Ardrossan) Squadron
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Royal Air Force Air Cadets 1138 (Ardrossan) 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 known as the 'Air Cadets', we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years. We're sponsored by the...
Creepy Crawlies - Irvine
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Creepy Crawlies - Irvine
Indoor adventure play area bursting with creepy crawlie fun. Multi level indoor soft play is a clean, safe and colourful environment provided for physical family fun and children's parties. Located within Irvine town centre, we are only minutes from the main bus route and offer ample free car parking. This exciting new addition to our indoor...
The Scottish Maritime Museum
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The Scottish Maritime Museum
Scotland's influence on the maritime history of the world from the eighteenth century to the modern day has been enormous and out of all proportion to the size of the Country. The three sites operated by the Scottish Maritime Museum contain the exhibitions and collections that tell the story of that great maritime tradition. On two of the sites...
Magnum Leisure Centre
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Magnum Leisure Centre
Harbourside Irvine KA12 8PP Tel: 01294 278381 K:A Studio: 01294 317468 Download Leisure Guide Facility Opening Times Monday  9.00am – 9.00pm Tuesday 9.00am – 9.00pm Wednesday 9.00am – 9.00pm Thursday 9.00am – 9.00pm Friday  9.00am – 9.00pm Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm Sunday  9.00am – 5.00pm N.B. The Magnum...
Eglinton Country Park
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Eglinton Country Park
Spring, summer, autumn and winter, the beauty of Eglinton Country Park is on your doorstep. Eglinton Country Park gives you the space and freedom to enjoy a wide range of pursuits. There are tranquil country pursuits, walking, horse riding, fishing on the lochside or simply watching the world go by. Or there's a full programme of organized...
Kelburn Castle & Country Centre
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Kelburn Castle & Country Centre
The family home of the Earls of Glasgow, Kelburn has long been an inspiration for adults and a paradise for children. The castle, dating back to the 13th century, still lived in by the present Earl and family, is open to the public in July and August and provides an impressive background to exotic gardens, famous trees and many features of...
Robertson Museum and Aquarium
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Robertson Museum and Aquarium
The Marine Station houses a small public museum and aquarium, named in honour of David Robertson . The museum exhibits illustrate the history of marine science, features of the marine environment, local marine habitats and examples of current research at the Marine Station. The Station also houses part of the Robertson Collection — a...
Dundonald Castle
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Dundonald Castle
Dundonald Castle is one of those monuments to our history that is testimony not only to the past toil and skills of the locals but to those of its present neighbours. Dundonald Castle is in its own renaissance period. The castle has been transformed over the past ten years and more into one of the must visit attractions in Ayrshire. Situated on...
Vikingar!
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Vikingar!
Vikingar! is located on Greenock Road, across from the seafront, towards the north end of the Prom. The main attraction is the Viking Experience, which has interactive exhibits with storytellers telling Viking tales and myths, and a 20 minute film about Vikings. LEISURE FACILITIES Barrfields Theatre See Entertainment...
Glasgow RIB Cruises
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Glasgow RIB Cruises
Exhilarating informative wildlife and thrill boat trips on our offshore RIBS (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats). Experience Argyll, the Clyde and the beautiful isles of Cumbrea, Bute and Arran. Breathtaking scenery, unique history and abundant wildlife - seek out Basking Sharks, Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises, Otters, Sea-Eagles and majestic seabirds in...
Dip 'n Doodle
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Dip 'n Doodle
Dip 'n Doodle 6 Gallowgate Lane Largs Strathclyde KA30 8BE Telephone: 01475689728
The Cotton Mill
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The Cotton Mill
From the beer garden of this traditional Brewers Fayre pub we overlook a green field - a pleasant place to sit and have a drink while the children play in the outdoor play area.
Galleon Centre
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Galleon Centre
As well as providing facilities for swimming it houses an ice rink, bowling hall, two sports halls, squash courts, a sauna/solarium suite, a superb fitness room and two bars. It is therefore a complex for the whole family to enjoy.
Dean Castle Country Park
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Dean Castle Country Park
Kilmarnock's hidden gem, Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock and offers something for kids and adults alike to enjoy.
KID'Z PLAY
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KID'Z PLAY
Kid'z Play is a purpose built jungle theme indoor play centre for children. Let your child's imagination run riot on the snake slides, tube slides, activity towers, ball pool and soft play area for toddlers. Equipment that lets your child play in safety while you watch from the comfort of our cafe. Just arrive, let the kids go, sit down and relax...
The Scot's Bonnet
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The Scot's Bonnet
The restaurant has a deck for enjoying fine weather and external kids play area but if the weather is less friendly then younger children can have fun in the tots TV room (for pre school kids). 
Monkton Lodge - Prestwick
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Monkton Lodge - Prestwick
FUN FACTORY  (Indoor Play Building) OPENING TIMES    Monday - Thursday 12noon - 8pm. Friday -Sunday 12noon - 9pm. PARTY PACKAGES    Please ring for details on party packages.Private parties with exclusive use of fun house are available. CHARGES    £2.00 per child per hour Having an indoor...
Royal Air Force Air Cadets 137 (Ayr & Prestwick) Squadron
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Royal Air Force Air Cadets 137 (Ayr & Prestwick) 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 known as the 'Air Cadets', we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years. We're sponsored by the...
Citadel Leisure Centre
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Citadel Leisure Centre
The Citadel Leisure Centre is a multi activity sports and entertainments facility. The Main Hall (34m x 27m) can be used for a variety of sports including football, basketball, badminton, hockey and netball. The flexibility of this space also makes it ideal for conferences, trade events and concerts. Swimming Facilities at the Citadel...
Pirate Pete's Playcentre
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Pirate Pete's Playcentre
The activity centre has been established since 2004. There is plenty to see and do whatever the weather. We have Scotland’s biggest indoor adventure play, Scotland’s first mini championship putting course. A traditional seafront tearoom and kids outdoor funpark. All you need for a great family day out rain or shine.
Craft Daft
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Craft Daft
You pay a £4.00 Studio Fee (£3.50 at boat) which covers the cost of paint, brushes, bottom on seat then choose the piece you wish to paint, make or decorate and add this to your Studio Fee. (pieces start at 50p) Sessions last for up to 2 hours and hot & cold drinks and snacks are always on sale. Both our studios offer drop in...
Heads of Ayr Park
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Heads of Ayr Park
At Heads of Ayr Farm Park - whatever the weather - you'll find plenty to see and do, with activities for all ages. We've almost 50 different types of animal, each with its own particular charm. Meet them, touch them, feed them! And You could play all day at our farm park. It's packed with fantastic activities like indoor and outdoor play areas, an...
Brodick Castle
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Brodick Castle
Features Native woodlands with a superb network of trails A stunning castle with a superb history and stunning collections of art, furniture, silver and more. Dramatic gorges with water-carved shapes in the rocks About the property Brodick Castle and Country Park is unique in being the only island country park in Britain. The Castle...
Lochranza Castle
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Lochranza Castle
A fine tower house, probably a 16th-century reconstruction of an earlier building.
Mount Stuart House and Gardens
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Mount Stuart House and Gardens
There is always so much to see and do at Mount Stuart, be it in the House, gardens or at our award winning Visitor Centre. Come and experience the best Bute has to offer in our Gift Shops, Restaurant and Farm Shop, or simply relax, explore and enjoy – Mount Stuart is truly a ‘must see’ in Scotland We have a purpose built...
Rothesay Castle
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Rothesay Castle
Built to an unusual circular plan, Rothesay Castle had a long and close association with the Stewart Kings of Scotland. Location In Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Ferry from Wemyss Bay on the A78. Region - Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire. Grid reference NS 088645 Post code PA20 0DA. Cycle Routes - Site on the National Cycle Network   ...
McMaster Sports Centre
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McMaster Sports Centre
McMaster Sports Centre A small community indoor sports hall with grassed football park, the McMaster Centre offers a venue for sports services and activities to meet the need of the local population. For details contact Linwood Sports Complex. McMaster Sports Centre currently runs 5 different activities.
Johnstone Swimming Pool
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Johnstone Swimming Pool
Johnstone Swimming Pool A traditional 25 metre pool, the deepest pool in Renfrewshire with a depth of 3 meters. Johnstone Swimming Pool offers a separate learner’s pool as well as the main pool and is the main swimming competition venue within Renfrewshire Leisure as home of the REN 96 Swim Club. The centre also offers its own Gym. The...
Elderslie Swimming Pool
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Elderslie Swimming Pool
Elderslie Leisure Centre A small 25 metre pool which offers a range of leisure services with a great community atmosphere. Ideal for all age groups. As well as the pool, the centre also has its own Sauna and Dance Studio and is only a 5-minute drive from Johnstone. Elderslie Leisure Centre has ample parking and is situated within the small...
FUZZY ED'S @ Bobbin Mill - Paisley
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FUZZY ED'S @ Bobbin Mill - Paisley
FUZZY ED'S FUN HOUSE Come and meet the Fuzzoids (Indoor Play Building - for children up to 4ft tall) OPENING TIMES    Sunday - Thursday 11am - 7pm. Friday & Saturday 11am - 8pm. Last admissions 1 hour before closing time. PARTY PACKAGES    Party packages available. Please ring for details....
Sma Shott Cottages
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Sma Shott Cottages
The Sma' Shot Cottage complex is unique in Scotland, providing visitors with the opportunity to see two distinct periods in Paisley's weaving history. From Shuttle Street you will enter the Weaver's Cottage and be transported back in time by nearly 250 years. After Experiencing life in the late 1700's you will cross a yard behind the cottage...
The Observatory
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The Observatory
Gifted to the people of Paisley by Thomas Coats and designed by Glasgow Architect John Honeyman, Coats Observatory opened in 1883 and has been welcoming everyone with an interest in astronomy ever since. The observatory also has a planetarium which gives visitors a tour of the night sky without having to leave the comfort of their chair. Coats...
The Creation Station Renfrewshire - Paisley
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The Creation Station Renfrewshire - Paisley
Award winning, educational arts and crafts sessions for babies and toddlers.
Gleniffer Braes Country Park
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Gleniffer Braes Country Park
The country park lies to the south of the town of Paisley on the Gleniffer and Brownside Braes. It is approximately 480 acres in area, three miles long and one mile wide. It is an upland park, mainly of moorland but it also has woodland parts and hill farming areas. Cattle are used in the Country Park to control the vegetation, preserve...
The Culzean Experience
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The Culzean Experience
Culzean is one of Scotland's best loved Castles, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Situated on the South Ayrshire coast, just off the A719, Culzean Castle is located 12 miles south of Ayr and 4 miles west of Maybole. Culzean is one of Scotland's best loved Castles, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Situated on the South...
Linwood Sports Centre
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Linwood Sports Centre
Linwood Sports Centre Linwood Sports Centre is one of the most diverse sports centres within Renfrewshire Leisure with an activity list ranging from badminton and football to athletics and basketball. With two 4 court multi sports indoor halls with a large capacity for seating as well as outdoor floodlight Tennis Courts, Floodlight Astro-Turf...
The Big Adventure - Paisley
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The Big Adventure - Paisley
With five levels of slides, climbs, tubes and spinners, THE BIG ADVENTURE is the ultimate fun experience and will test your skills to the limit.
Scout Association
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Scout Association
Scout Association Broom Rd, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G77 5DN Tel: 0141 639 8538   Youth & Community Groups
Lagoon Leisure Centre
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Lagoon Leisure Centre
Lagoon Leisure Centre The Lagoon Leisure Centre is the Flagship Centre of Renfrewshire Leisure, and offers activities to suit everyone! At its heart is a free form Leisure Pool with an area for lane swimming and it boasts the only wave machine and flume within the Renfrewshire area. The centre also has a recently enhanced Fitness Suite with...
Funworld Leisure Play Centre
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Funworld Leisure Play Centre
Our indoor Family Entertainment Centre is one of the largest in Scotland and packed full of fun for everyone. Parents can join their children on the giant Pirate ship ‘The Giggling Racara’ and whiz down the 4 lane astro slide or try out their target practice with the air cannons. We also have the UK's first inflatable Superclimb which...
Waterfront Leisure Complex
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Waterfront Leisure Complex
The Waterfront Leisure Complex is ideal to get away from it all.  Come along and enjoy a great day out with the whole family.  A leisure centre with a unique combination of  water and ice.  With everything from a 25metre training pool to a tropical wave pool and ice disco.
Barshaw Park
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Barshaw Park
In the early years of the 20th century, Paisley Burgh Council was looking for a site for a park which would be suitable for use by the public for recreational purposes. Extensive grounds at Barshaw, which covered some 55 acres, were bought from the Arthur family in December 1911. The Arthur family was well known in Paisley and owned several firms...
Renfrew Leisure Centre
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Renfrew Leisure Centre
Renfrew Leisure Centre This excellent new sports facility opened its doors to the public in June 2004 and has become hugely popular with the people of Renfrew thanks to its range of programmes offering sport and leisure opportunities to suit every age and ability. The centre offers a 4 court multi purpose sports hall flexible to host a wide...
Renfrew Victory Baths
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Renfrew Victory Baths
Renfrew Victory Baths Renfrew Victory Baths is an Edwardian 25 yard pool with a great sense of history and tradition. Just being in the pool can experience this history. ‘Dip back in time’ with the baths old style 1920’s layout of cubicles around the pool, arched doorways, memorabilia and viewing gallery. The pool has a great...
Climbzone Xscape - Glasgow
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Climbzone Xscape - Glasgow
Xscape Braehead houses one of the largest freestanding climbing walls in the UK! With over sixty roped 10 metre high climbs of varying difficulty, Climbzone is the ideal place to take your first steps into the vertical world. Our experienced instructors will ensure your safety, leaving you free to concentrate on the climbing! Suitable for anyone...
Xscape Braehead
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Xscape Braehead
If you're looking for action and excitement then you've come to the right place. Get yourself ready to play, eat and shop at Scotland's Ultimate Entertainment Destination.  Experience the thrill of our indoor real snow slope, rock climbing, adventure golf, bowling, laser games, our state of the art 12 screen Odeon cinema, 14 restaurants...
Braehead Bowlplex
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Braehead Bowlplex
It’s hard to find things to entertain the whole family, especially if you have toddlers, stroppy teens and Grandma and Granddad to consider as well. The problem is, teens like gaming and eating, toddlers like places like Cheeky Charlie’s Fun House and Play Wear, and Grandma and Granddad would rather just spend time with the family....
Welcome to the beautiful Scottish county of North Ayrshire. If you need child friendly ideas where to take the kids, kids days out, or fun things to do with the kids in North Ayrshire 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 North Ayrshire 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 North Ayrshire . If you are looking for zoos with more exotic animals then we have them. Don't forget to look at the nearby counties of  Scottish Borders, Dunfries and Galloway, Lothian, Central, Tayside, Highlands, to see what they can offer you. We have days out with the kids in North Ayrshire in and near :- Airdrie, Bearsden, Clydebank, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Dalmellington, Glasgow, Greenock, Irvine, Kilmarnock, Kirk of Shotts, Motherwell, Paisley, Wishaw.
North Ayrshire is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland. The mainland portion of it lies in the traditional county of Ayrshire, and borders onto the areas of Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East Ayrshire, and South Ayrshire. It also contains the Isle of Arran (in the traditional county of Buteshire) and some other islands of the lower Firth of Clyde, including Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae.

Strathclyde is an area in Scotland made up of the following counties :- Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire.