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Things to Do for Kids around
Inverness and Loch Ness

Inverness and Loch Ness are great areas for families to visit and there is a large range of things to do and places to visit. Here, we focus on the younger visitor and provide you with some ideas on things for the kids to do.

Whin Park

A boating pond, miniature railway, slides, swings, rope climbs, and a children's assault course are just some of the attractions that delight children at Whin Park, the largest outdoor park and free children's play area in Inverness.

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Inverness Leisure

At Inverness Leisure, your kids can enjoy some of the best sports, leisure and recreational facilities in the North of Scotland. There is everything from a leisure pool with fun features, to sports halls and a climbing wall.

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Inverness Skatepark

With something for every level of rider, the skate park is located in the Bught Park and covers an area of 1200 square metres. It has more than 10 features and a “Nessie” is part of a 50-metre jump section.

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Urquhart Castle

The iconic Urquhart Castle is one of Scotland's most popular attractions. Situated on the north-western shore of Loch Ness, it offers visitors of all ages fascinating insights into its dramatic history and spectacular views over the world-famous loch. We offer a variety of trips which allow you to immerse yourself in Loch Ness and breathe in the stunning surroundings of Urquhart Castle.

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The Ness Islands

Youngsters can have lots of fun running around and exploring the Ness Islands. This beautiful natural park, just a short walk from Inverness city centre, is made up of a group of islands. In the middle of the River Ness, they and are connected by suspension bridges, built in Victorian times.

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Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition

A popular attraction for anyone in the Loch Ness area and ideal for anyone also enjoying a Loch Ness by Jacobite cruise. The hi-tech multi-media presentation leads you through seven themed areas and 500 million years of history, natural mystery and legend revealing the unique environment of Loch Ness and the famous Nessie. The emphasis is on “edutainment” and little visitors aged under six have free entry.

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The Abriachan Trails

There is no better way for kids to enjoy the Highlands than to explore the rough and tumble of our rugged trails. The Abriachan Trails offer a variety of walks and hikes for legs of all lengths!

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Frankie and Lola’s

Your kids can rumble and tumble in the jungle of Frankie & Lola’s, the family entertainment centre in Inverness. It features a large, exciting safari-themed play frame with a separate soft play area for pre-schoolers. There is also a purpose-built “toy town” for the little ones.

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More things for kids to do around Loch Ness and Inverness >>

 


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