Get Out and About In Angus

Boredom doesn’t stand a chance in Angus – there’s too much to see and do!

  • A Day At The Seaside

    Pack your bucket and spade – our beaches are second to none! The busy family beach at Montrose has an excellent playpark and fun paddling pool next to it.

    After you’ve spent the morning at the beach, stop off at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre on the way south. This family-friendly attraction has an excellent indoor viewing platform with powerful binoculars so children can watch the thousands of water birds who live here. You can also view the live webcam before you go.

    Next stop – Arbroath, for a fun afternoon at West Links Fun Park. Bring your bikes and cycle along the coastal path from Arbroath to Carnoustie, stopping off at East Haven for a spot of rockpooling – and to admire one of the best public loos in the UK!

    In the evening, why not visit Arbroath’s cinema – Chalmer’s Filmhouse. With comfy sofas and the latest blockbusters on the silver screen, this is the very best way to watch a movie!

  • Steam Trains & Biplanes!

    The award-winning Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre has a breathtaking collection of vintage aircraft and vehicles, including a replica World War 1 biplane and a replica Spitfire, which younger visitors can sit in. There’s also a range of children’s activities, including interactive displays and dressing-up costumes.

    Only nine miles along the road, the Caledonian Railway in Brechin features a fleet of lovingly-restored steam engines and diesel locomotives complete with passenger carriages from days gone by. Take a trip back in time with a journey along the restored Victorian railway line to Bridge of Dun. At certain times of the year, Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends take over steam engine duties on this line!

  • Escape To Neverland

    JM Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, was born in Kirriemuir – and he’s certainly left his mark on his birthplace.

    Mischievous Peter Pan stands proudly in Kirriemuir’s town centre, looking across to the long-established Visocchi’s ice cream shop and café – a good spot for a morning treat! The square is also home to the Gateway to the Glens Museum, which provides an insight into JM Barrie’s links to the town, as well as telling the many stories of Kirriemuir and the surrounding area.

    For a more in-depth insight, visit JM Barrie’s Birthplace, the two-up, two-down weaver’s cottage where JM Barrie lived with his family until he was 13 years old.

    Next, head up Kirrie Hill to Neverland Park. There are lots of great children’s play activities here, including a zip wire and a bouncing crocodile! Look out for Peter Pan and Captain Hook playing hide and seek in the pirate ship! 

    To finish off your Angus break, visit the friendly and very cute animals at Murton Farm, Tea Room and Nature Reserve, on the outskirts of Forfar. As well as Dennis and Gnasher, their adorable Kune Kune pigs, there are donkeys, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and rare breed poultry.