Best Things To Do & Days Out In Dumfriesshire

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 44 fun things to do in Dumfriesshire for you and the family to discover. Finding the right Dumfriesshire day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Dumfriesshire with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

Things to do in Dumfriesshire

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Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX

Things to do at Palace of Holyroodhouse review Owned by Her Majesty the Queen is this 16th-century palace. It is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland and it is located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh castle....
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Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

Things to do at Royal Yacht Britannia review The Royal Yacht Britannia is a 5-star visitor attraction located on the water close to the city of Edinburgh. Quoted as being "A ship like no other". She was first launched in 1953 and served the Royal Family for over 44...
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Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park, Maybole, Ayrshire, LA19 8LE

Things to do at Culzean Castle and Country Park review Culzean Castle and country park are located close to the sea in South Ayrshire, Scotland. There are 40 buildings and secret follies to discover in the country park plus an excellent adventure playground. Not to forget the magnificent cliff-top...
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Mabie Farm Park

Mabie Farm Park, Mable Ct, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, DG2 8EZ

Things to do at Mabie Farm Park review Mabie Farm Park is a small amusement park with animals near Dumfries in Scotland. It has a variety of indoor and outdoor things to do and the farm park captures the essence and feel of an original working farm. The farm park...
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M&D’s Scotland’s Theme Park

M&D's Scotland's Theme Park, Strathclyde Country Park, Bellshill, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ML1 3RT

Things to do at M&D's Scotland's Theme Park review M&Ds Scotland Theme Park is located near Bellshill, Motherwell, in Scotland. It features a range of rides plus indoor and outdoor things to do. Attractions at the theme Park include Amazonia which is an indoor rainforest packed full of exotic animals....
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LOVE Gorgie Farm

LOVE Gorgie Farm, 51 Gorgie Rd, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH11 2LA

Things to do at LOVE Gorgie Farm review Right in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, you will find a little piece of the countryside at LOVE Gorgie farm. It is home to many well-loved animals and it is a free entry urban farm (donations are welcome). The farm offers hands-on...
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle St, Glasgow, Glasgow, G3 8AG

Things to do at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum review The Kelvingrove Museum first opened in 1901 and it is located in a lovely green space in Glasgow, Scotland. It is a stunning building and is a family-friendly place to visit with 22 galleries to discover. The museum is one...
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Kelburn Castle and Estate

Kelburn Castle and Estate, Fairlie, Largs, Ayrshire, KA29 0BE

Things to do at Kelburn Castle and Estate review The Kelburn Castle is a colourfully painted castle on an estate with play areas near Largs in North Ayrshire, Scotland. The house is based around a 13th-century castle that had an amazing makeover thanks to a team of Brazilian artists....
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Highland Wildlife Park

Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, PH21 1NL

Things to do at Highland Wildlife Park review The Highland Wildlife Park is a 260-acre safari park and zoo located near Kingussie in Inverness-shire, Scotland. It is located within the Cairngorms National Park and it has over 300 animals. The zoo was first opened in 1972 and is run by...
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Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Heads of Ayr Farm Park, Dunure Rd, Alloway by Ayr, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 4LD

Things to do at Heads of Ayr Farm Park review The Heads of Ayr Farm Park is in Alloway by Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland. As well as animals there is a fun park with various fun things to play on, indoors and outdoors! There is an indoor animal zone with an...
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Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Glasgow, G51 1EA

Things to do at Glasgow Science Centre review The Glasgow Science centre is located by the Clyde waterfront in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. There are two acres of over 400 interactive exhibits with activities to keep visitors of all ages entertained. In Explore! you can get hands-on and make a splash...
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Five Sisters Zoo

Five Sisters Zoo, Gavieside, West Calder, Edinburgh, EH55 8PT

Things to do at Five Sisters Zoo review The Five Sisters Zoo is in the West Calder area of Scotland. It is home to over 196 species of mammals, birds and reptiles with indoor and outdoor play areas. The owners of the zoo are passionate about animals and have rehomed...
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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS

Things to do at Edinburgh Zoo review Edinburgh Zoo is a large 82-acre park in the Corstorphine area of Edinburgh, Scotland. It has extensive views of the city and it was first built in 1913. It is the second most popular paid-for tourist attraction, after Edinburgh Castle, in Scotland....
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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

Things to do at Edinburgh Castle review Edinburgh Castle is located at the top of the Royal Mile, high on a hill overlooking the Scottish city of Edinburgh. It is a historic fortress that dominates the skyline of the Capital of Scotland. Human occupation of the rock has existed...
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Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

Things to do at Dynamic Earth review Dynamic Earth is a state of the art family attraction near Edinburgh in Scotland. It takes visitors through our history from the Big Bang theory up to the modern-day. It's a chance to experience the primaeval forces of nature as they shaped...
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