places to go?

in Scotland
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deleriumdelerium Forumite
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I live in Glasgow and my Mum lives in Dundee so while I am off work on mat leave I have been meeting her weekly half way between us at Baxters in blackford. Sometimes we meet in Dobbies at Stirling and I have even gone through to Noahs Ark in perth to meet her as I have a 4 year old as well as the newborn.

I was wondering if anyone on here had any suggestions of a similar vein. We basically like to go somewhere that doesn't cost masses, is suitable for all weathers and will entertain the 4 year old for a couple of hours!

Anywhere that is roughly between dundee and glasgow....

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  • Pittencrieff park in dunfermline? It's free, expect for parking somewhere to get to it!
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  • Bean_CounterBean_Counter Forumite
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    Falkirk Wheel? Free to get it (you have to pay to go on the boat) but it has a tea room and a decent kiddies play area.
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  • ailuro2ailuro2 Forumite
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    I always think of Stirling as about halfway between the two time-wise.

    Stirling Castle is lovely, so is the Wallace monument - there's a nice (free) walking trail round the base of the monument, nice and shaded by trees so not too warm on a sunny day - I don't think it's particularly buggy friendly, but your 4yo would definitely manage it if you took baby in a papoose/sling thing ( heard them called both)

    Deep Sea World in North Queensferry isn't the cheapest day out, but nice for your 4yo, think they do Tesco CLubcard Rewards, they're normally in the Spree book too.

    We have family in Polmont ( we are in Dundee ) and sometimes go for a stroll along the canal when we're there ( free parking in the Polmont train station, iirc) have lunch in the Brewer's Fayre down from it ( last time we were there it had a playbarn, next to Klondyke Garden Centre). Linlithgow Palace is lovely, but not for a newborn or 4yo, however Linlithgow itself is really nice, has some really nice non High Street shops.

    Sterling Mills outlet village is nice for a wander now and again, but a bit damp and chilly when the weather's not so good.:( Our Polmont family had a day out at Dollar Glen yesterday and Castle Campbell with their 3yo, don't think it's far from them)
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