Things to do with children
Posted : 11 July 2017
Having fun is kids’ stuff in Dundee
With its green spaces and sandy beaches, Dundee has always offered children a place to stretch their legs and burn off some energy. These are still here in abundance, but have been joined by many family attractions that can satisfy 21st-century kids’ appetites for excitement.
Olympia Leisure Centre
One of Dundee’s newest family attractions, this state-of-the-art leisure centre has been designed with fun and fitness in mind. There are water-based thrills for all ages, from a good old splash in the toddler pool to a rapid river. Fantastic flumes have 3D holograms, LED light effects, and clear sections to enhance the adventure. The Cannonball has an incredible 3.8m drop into the dive pool! For those who just want to swim, there’s a six-lane, 50m swimming pool.
Olympia, 3 East Whale Lane, DD1 3JU. 01382 432300
Camperdown Wildlife Centre
In the middle of beautiful Camperdown Country Park, around 15 minutes’ away from the city centre, there are some rather interesting locals to meet! Camperdown Wildlife Park is home to bears, wolves, exotic birds, lemurs, donkeys, mouflons, otters, and much more. The keepers hold talks to let inquiring young minds learn more about each species.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre, Camperdown Country Park, Coupar Angus Road, DD2 4TF. 01382 431811
Dundee Science Centre
Young minds thrive on the wonders of the universe, soaking in big ideas that inspire them. At Dundee Science Centre, in the heart of the city, that happens all day long and for all ages - from toddlers to grown-up kids who still want to know about the wonderful world around them. There are interactive exhibitions, hands-on sessions, and cutting-edge activities that make science fun for everyone!
Dundee Science Centre, Greenmarket DD1 4QB. 01382 228 800
Dundee Ice Arena
Even the tiniest kids can enjoy their own “frozen” experience here. At Snow Babies sessions, especially for the under-fives, there’s no need to even wear skates. Little ones can be pushed around special toys, getting them used to being on the ice. For bigger kids, there are learn to skate sessions and with the price including a public session after, there’s time to practice all the skills that have just been picked up. For experienced skaters, there is a perfect chance to show off your moves at the Disco sessions!
Dundee Ice Arena, Camperdown Leisure Park, DD2 4TF. 01382 431900
Dundee City Council