Top 5 Things to do in Inverness with Kids under 5

Inverness is a great place to spend some quality family time. Whether you live in Inverness or are just visiting, it’s a great city with plenty of stuff to do that’ll keep you and the kids entertained for hours.

To give you some ideas for activities with the family, here’s Inverness Taxis’ list of the Top 5 Things to do in Inverness with Kids under 5.

Frankie & Lolas

Frankie and Lolas is a multi-award-winning safari-themed indoor play space in Inverness. Suitable for young kids, the various play areas will keep kids of all ages entertained – a fantastic activity should the weather not be up to outdoor shenanigans.

The café is a popular place for adults to hang out and enjoy the local, healthy, homemade food and of course, a coffee or two!

Where is Frankie & Lola’s Inverness?

Nairn Beach

Kids love a beach day! Nairn’s Central Beach is just a few miles from Inverness, but well worth a visit. The beach has beautiful pristine white sands and backed by low dunes. And is one of the sunniest spots in the Highlands (on a good day). The soft sand is ideal for traditional beach days of paddling and sandcastle building.

The harbour is filled with pleasure boats and the water the beach is filled with sea life. And if you’re lucky, a colony of dolphins that’s spottable from the shore! The beach’s abundance of facilities like local cafés and toilets makes it a beauty of a beach to visit with the family in the summer. A top thing to do in Inverness with kids (even though it is outside Inverness!).

Where is Nairn Beach?

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

For an action-packed family day out near Inverness, Landmark Forest Adventure Park has everything to keep the whole family entertained.

In the Dinosaur Kingdom come face-to-face with a fearsome T-Rex, explore the forest and submerge themselves in a nature trail. Kids of all ages will love the rope courses and the Wild Water Coaster!

Every adventure-loving kid loves a day out at Landmark! Top it off with a trip to the café to feed the hungry explorers. An easy choice of things to do in Inverness with kids!

Where is Landmark?

Highland Wildlife Park

Get up close and personal with Scottish wildlife and endangered animals! The Highland Wildlife Park has a wide and diverse range of animals that’ll have the kids transfixed!

You can see beautiful native species such as the Capercaillie and Scottish Wildcat. As well as spy more exotic animals like the Amur Tiger and their majestic Polar Bears.

There are several opportunities for learning at one of the many ranger talks and exhibitions.  Make memories that’ll last forever with a visit to learn all about these animals and there’s nothing quite like seeing them with your own eyes!

Book tickets for your adventure ahead of time here to avoid disappointment. 

Where is the Highland Wildlife Park?

WhIn Park & Ness Islands Railway

Spend a day in glorious nature at the best park in Inverness – Whin Park. The park’s outdoor play areas will keep the kids entertained for hours whilst you enjoy the picturesque setting and nature trails that surround the park next to the River Ness. Crashed planes, zip rides, climbing slides, and many more exciting attractions make a trip to Whin Park a memorable one for the kids.

The Park also boasts a terrific boating pond that is inhibited by all manner of local wildlife. Take turns to row around the idyllic surroundings and then enjoy an ice cream from the park’s wee but appropriately stocked shop.

Whin Park is also home to Ness Islands Railway. This small-gauge train navigates through Whin Park and offers a whistle-stop tour of some of the fascinating natural sights that inhabit the popular family attraction in Inverness.

Just walking distance from the park you will find a skate park for the more sporty kids, a miniature golf course, multi-purpose pitches, and beautiful walks along pathways surrounded by glorious nature courtesy of the Ness Islands.

Where is Whin Park?

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