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Days Out in Renfrewshire

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.

Braehead Shopping Centre

intu Braehead Kings Inch Road, Renfrew G51 4BN

Braehead Shopping Centre is Scotland's leading shopping and entertainment destination with over one million square feet of retail and leisure facilities!

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Castle Semple Country Park

Castle Semple Country Park Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4EA

Castle Semple Visitor Centre and Country Park is the gateway to Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park with wonderful water for outdoor activities plus walks, wildlife and woodlands.

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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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Coats Observatory

49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley PA1 2DE

Coats Observatory is the oldest public observatory in Scotland and was gifted to the people of Paisley by Thomas Coats and designed by Glasgow Architect John Honeyman.

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Finlaystone Country Estate

Finlaystone Country Estate , Langbank PA14 6TJ

Finlaystone Country Estate is an established visitor attraction managed by the family of the Chief of the Clan MacMillan.

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Gleniffer Braes Country Park

Gleniffer Braes Country Park Glenfield Road, Paisley PA2 8TE

Whatever the season there is always something for visitors of all ages to enjoy at Gleniffer Braes Country Park - woodland walks, wonderful views, peace...

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Greenock Cut Visitor Centre

Greenock Cut Visitor Centre Cornalees Bridge, Inverkip PA16 9LX

Situated in the heart of Inverclyde’s historic water catchment area, the Greenock Cut is a scheduled monument with fantastic views and trails.

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Kilmacolm Farm Tours

Muirhouse Farm , Kilmacolm PA13 4TH

Experience a fantastic farm animal safari from a purpose built 14 seater all weather trailer where you can enjoy the panoramic 360 degree views of this working farm in Kilmacolm!

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Lamont Farm Project

Lamont City Farm Barrhill Road, Erskine PA8 6EZ

Lamont Farm Project is a vibrant community project located in Erskine where you can meet a wide variety of domesticated animals, including sheep, goats, horses, ducks, hens, llamas and rabbits!

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Lunderston Bay

Lunderston Bay Cloch Road, Gourock PA19 1BB

Lunderston Bay, Glasgow's nearest sandy beach, is great for a picnic, making sand castles on the beach, enjoying the sea air, coastal views and walks!

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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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Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA

Paisley Museum is a 4 star visitor attraction located in the heart of Paisley. It houses a wealth of treasures, from Egyptian artefacts to reminders of our industrial past and our natural heritage!

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Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Mill End Mill Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1JS

The Paisley Thread Mill Museum in Mile End Mill is dedicated to Renfrewshire and Paisley's thread mill heritage.

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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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Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Soar at intu Braehead Kings Inch Road, Renfrew PA4 8XQ

Based at Soar, intu Braehead, the original Paradise Island has two amazing 18 hole courses spread over 20,000 sq/ft. Tee off on Tiki Hut Trail or pit...

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RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve Largs Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4JF

RSPB Lochwinnoch is the best place in the west of Scotland for family fun, wild days out and discovering nature with an excellent RSPB shop, visitor centre and visitor trails.

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Weavers Cottage

Weaver's Cottage The Cross, Kilbarchan PA10 2JG

Step into Weaver's Cottage and be transported back to the days when Kilbarchan was at the heart of the thriving Scottish textile industry!

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XSite Braehead

XSite Braehead Kings Inch Road, Renfrew PA4 8XQ

Xsite at Braehead is Scotland's premier entertainment destination with real snow slopes, bars and restaurants, a cinema, retailers, family attractions and extreme activities all under one roof!

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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:

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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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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Days Out in Edinburgh and the Lothians

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

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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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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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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Days Out in Fife

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

Aberdour Castle and Gardens

Aberdour Castle and Gardens , Aberdour KY3 0SL

Get up close to what is possibly Scotland's oldest standing castle. Aberdour Castle was built in the 1100s and went on to serve generations of three noble families – including a Regent of Scotland!

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Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens

Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens , Near Cupar KY15 5PB

Hill of Tarvit is a wonderful example of Edwardian stately living and also has the only exclusively hickory golf course in the UK.

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Cairnie Fruit Farm and Maze

Cairnie Fruit Farm and Maze Cairnie, Cupar KY15 4QD

Cairnie Fruit Farm and Maze is a popular local landmark with a Farm Shop, Cafe, Playground Area and a Mega Maze in the summer months.

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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:

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle , Inveraray PA32 8XE

Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and an iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland.

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Glasgow Museums

, Various Locations Glasgow

Glasgow is home to a world-class collection of museums, covering a wide range of subjects from art and history to science and technology.

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Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street, Glasgow South Side G5 8QB

Scotland Street School Museum was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and offers a fascinating glimpse into schooldays of the past.

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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:

Lanark Loch

Lanark Loch Hyndford Road, Lanark ML11 9BJ

Lanark Loch is an ideal fun day out for all the family, there is a selection of activities including fishing, pitch and putt, play area and more to keep everyone entertained!

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Valley View at Gouldings

Valley View at Gouldings , Rosebank ML8 5QA

Valley View at Gouldings is a family run business in the picturesque Clyde Valley with Restaurant, Adventure Park, Soft Play & Gift Shop!

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The Time Capsule

100 Buchanan Street, Coatbridge ML5 1DL

The Time Capsule is Scotland's Ice Rink & Waterpark and it's no coincidence it's one of the top visitor attractions in the country. Why – because it is amazing fun for all the family!

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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:

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ

Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence & a source of national pride.

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The National Wallace Monument

Abbey Craig Hillfoots Road, Causewayhead FK9 5LF

The Wallace Monument stands tall and proud outside the city of Stirling, overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge.

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Doune Castle

Doune Castle Castle Hill, Doune FK16 6EA

One of Scotland’s most iconic heritage attractions and star of hit TV series Outlander, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle!

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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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