This is our go-to place for a rainy day. It’s super-family-friendly, and I highly recommend it. With 15 galleries over five floors, there’s lots of space to run around as well as interactive stuff to explore and jump on. They also have free crafts for kids, and in the school holidays, there’s always a sea-related theme with associated exhibits, activities, and trails. Kids also get a kick out of the viewing towers. At the top, you have amazing views over the harbour, and if you go all the way down, you end up underwater, where you can have fun spotting fish through the windows. For wee ones, there’s The Treasure Island Play Zone with dressing up, slides, and a climbing frame.
How far? 45-minute drive