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5 Best Kids’ Activities in North Lewis

Updated: Nov 16, 2021

Spòrsnis Community Sports Facility

Spòrsnis is a community sports centre, based in Ness. It hosts a ten-pin bowling alley, a large multi-purpose hall, soft play area, gym, and a games area with air hockey and table football. It is also a Welcome Point for Outer Hebrides Tourism, and hosts a local exhibition with lots of resources for visitors to browse.

During the summer and Easter holidays, there is a holiday club called Plòigh. For further information and booking, please visit

On rainy days, the sports hall is often set up for children to run around and let off some steam. Bouncy castles are up, bikes, footballs and scooters are out. Everyone is welcome to come along and hang out.


Eoropie Dunes Playpark

This award-winning playpark offers a wide range of fun-filled play equipment. Set into the sand dunes, it provides children with the perfect environment to play, explore and discover.

The park is suitable for children of all ages as well as an enjoyable day out for those who may accompany them.

The park is located on the edge of the village of Eoropie and is just a short walk from the beautiful sandy beach of Traigh Shanndaigh. Bring a picnic as there is enough to entertain an entire family for a full day.

The park is free and open all year round, providing opportunities for every age and ability to have fun and exercise safely whilst learning about the environment and appreciating the spectacular local landscape.


Lionel School Swimming Pool

Unfortuantely, the swimming pool is closed owing to COVID-19 restrictions.

There is a small 12m pool within Lionel School which is a perfect rainy afternoon treat. Although small, there is lots of fun to be hard – just ask the lifeguards for play equipment from the cupboard!

The swimming pool is open to the public at the following times:

Tuesday – 6pm – 9pm (there may be swimming lessons from 6pm – 7pm term time)

Thursday – 6pm – 8pm (public swimming), 8pm – 9pm (over 16s only)

Saturday – 11am – 4pm (public swimming)

Cost - £3.00 adults, £1.50 for children and concessions, Under 6 free

Phone 01870 822885 for more information (please note this is a central number and not Lionel School Swimming pool)


The coastline between Borve and Shadar is a fabulous place for rock pooling at low tide. If discovering crabs, sea anemones, starfish and a whole variety of seaweeds is your thing, our rocky shores are perfect. There is good access from both villages.


Mountain Biking on the Machair

The rolling machair of Eoropie and Swainbost is a fun place for family mountain biking. With the spectacular backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and hilly grasslands, this is a stunning place to play on bikes and explore the miles of craggy coastline and hidden beaches.

Mountain Bikes can be hired from Spòrsnis for a small fee.


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