Days out

Family holiday visit to castle in Scotland

There are plenty of thing to do locally for adults or for families with young children or teenagers. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Mabie Farm Park – especially for younger kids
  • Cream ‘o Galloway – great fun and great ice cream!
  • Galloway Activity Centre – sailing, windsurfing, kayaking etc
  • Horse Riding
  • Laggan Outdoor Centre – one of Europe’s longest zipwires, Segway, archery, water balling etc
  • Threave Castle & Gardens – outstanding National Trust gardens and castle
  • Kirkudbright – a lively fishing port and “art town”, with beautiful architecture and NTS Broughton House,¬†exhibitions and events all year round.
  • Castle Douglas – designated “Food Town”, shops, restaurant, cafes and take-aways as well as a beautiful parkland and lake
  • Drumlanrig Castle – one of Britain’s grandest castles
  • Bird watching – RSPB Mersehead is just a 10 minute drive, Caerlaverock is a spectacular day out to see nationally important wild fowl reserves.

Scampi and chips pub lunchFamily horse riding on holiday in Scotland History day out falconry in ScotlandSailing and windsurfing course in Scotland

Note that all these photos were taken on our own holidays!