Oban is a popular vacation destination for families and Ganavan Sands is a safe beach for youngsters. A visit to the Sealife centre at Barcaldine is a must  and further afiled at nearby Inveraray the Inveraray Jail Museum, a live, working museum created from a real 19th Century prison.  At the museum kids can be tried in court and spend some time in a real jail cell.  They can tour the building's old cells to see what they were like as well as visit the prison's airing yards, outdoor iron cages where prisoners were brought for daily excercise.  The Jail Museum also features a "Torture Death and Damnation" exhibit, models of modern jail cells, and a gift shop.  See the website for more details. Take a tour on the open topped bus, climb up to McCaig's Tower and enjoy the views - go at sunset if the weather is good.

Atlantis leisure centre is also open all year with swimming pools, games halls and a climbing wall. For serious climbers (kids) can visit the Ice Factor - or go up Ben Nevis.