Fantastic Kids Activities In and Around St Andrews
The school holidays are upon us. We thought we’d come up with a few of our favourite holiday activities to help keep the kids out of trouble this October. Whilst the glorious Scottish sun is shining, why not make the most of the best outdoor activities in and around St Andrews. And, because we know how temperamental the weather can be, we’ve thrown in a few favourite indoor options too….
Definately one of the kids favourites; Muddy boots has lots to do for a variety of ages. From Zorbing to grass sledging, bouncing on the on the giant jumping pillow to patting the array of animals it’s hard to be bored here. There’s also a big soft play barn and a lovely cafe to enjoy a quiet coffee and take a minute out from all the action. Prices are reasonable and start at £3.50 for the littlest one’s.
Check out more information here: http://www.muddybootsfife.com and look out for their Halloween activities too.
An old favourite. This park never loses it’s charm, large open spaces – great for kicking the ball around, as well as specialist kids parks, trampolines and the traditional railway train. There are also wonderful spaces to explore across the park, with greenhouses, ponds to look for tadpoles in and loads of flowering borders, everyone should find something they love. The park has been struggling in recent years, so it’s a great time to go along, have a great day out and support a beautiful and historic local park.
More information can be found online: http://www.standrews.co.uk/things-to-do-in-st-andrews/sports-leisure/craigtoun-country-park/ and if you’d like to support the local park more information can be found here: http://www.friendsofcraigtoun.org.uk
The St Andrews Byre Theatre has a wonderful area for kids, with a mini stage, costumes and props to let their creative side out. There are also toys and games and puzzles, plenty to keep them occupied all afternoon. The cafe and restaurant downstairs provide a relaxing space for parents and some tasty food. Furthermore keep an eye out for children’s theatre shows and performances which are on throughout the year. Oliver Jeffers, ‘STUCK’ – about a little boy in a very sticky situation – will be running on the 11th and 12th of October and ‘Hairy MacLary and friends’ will be showing later in the month
More information about the kids play area, as well as theatre performances, can be found here: http://www.byretheatre.com/family.php
A little further afield, but well worth the drive, Perth Leisure pool is a great place for a whole day out. There is a great childrens pool, with a fantastic slide, as well as the big pool with water rapids, waves and flumes. Swim through through the archway if you’re brave enough and see how long you can handle the outdoor lagoon. There are also swimming classes and activities;
Which you can find out more about here: http://www.liveactive.co.uk/venues/perth-leisure-pool