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  • Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre and Museum, Ayrshire
    Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre and Museum, Ayrshire
  • A family walking in the grounds of Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran
    A family walking in the grounds of Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran
  • A keeper feeding the Ring-tailed lemurs at the Heads of Ayr Farm Park
    A keeper feeding the Ring-tailed lemurs at the Heads of Ayr Farm Park

There are lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy across Ayrshire & Arran, from ancient castles to fascinating museums, beautiful gardens and more. Whether you fancy a few hours with the family exploring a country estate or want to learn more about the region’s history at a local heritage centre, you’ll find great things to see and do in the region.

Discover a menagerie of creatures great and small at Heads of Ayr Farm Park. Children will relish the chance to interact with and learn about over 50 species of animal including llamas, miniature donkeys, monkeys, alpacas and even wallabies. For something creative head to Dip 'n' Doodle a ceramic painting centre in Largs. With just a little bit of imagination and a splash of paint, you and your family can transform pieces of pottery into beautiful works of art.

For a fun filled family day out head to Pirate Pete’s family entertainment centre on the Ayr seafront. With a Fun Park, Laser Storm, Mini Golf and Adventure Play, there are plenty of attractions to keep the whole family amused! To hear the story of Viking raids then head to the award-winning and action-packed Vikingar! in Largs.

The 13th century Kelburn Castle and Country Centre blends the old with the new and promises a massive amount of fun for little adventurers. At Culzean Castle & Country Park you can also adopt a deer for a year. After taking a tour of its magnificent interior, explore the castle’s extensive country estate. Children will spend hours amusing themselves at the Adventure Playground.

Arran can provide a wonderful historic odyssey all in one day. Start with the haunting standing stones dating back to Neolithic times on Machrie Moor, then take in Brodick Castle, a site which has history dating back to the 1200s.

Use the listings to plan fun family days out in Ayrshire & Arran.

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  1. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum


    Ancestry, Artefacts, Archives. These three words sum up what you'll find at North Ayrshire Heritage Centre. Whether you are researching your family history, interested in local history or enjoy museum exhibits we welcome your visit.

  2. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


    Dean Castle Country Park is an excellent free day out for all the family. The Country Park boasts a 14th century castle, beautiful woodland walks, adventure playground, pets corner, visitor centre, tearoom and shop.

  3. The Carrick Centre


    Children's Attractions


    • 4 Activity Centre
    4 Activity Centre


    Visit the Café and Soft Play at The Carrick Centre for Fantastic Food, Great Kids Play, and a Friendly Welcome. Take time out, with exhibitions of local art, information on places to go and see, helped by our friendly volunteers and staff.

  4. Belleisle Park


    Parks & Gardens



    Belleisle Estate is one of the most popular family attractions within South Ayrshire.

  5. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


    The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory is publically accessible observatory, located in the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park.

  6. Arran Family Fun Park & Balmichael Centre


    Theme Parks, Funfairs & Amusements


    • Awaiting Grading
    Awaiting Grading


    UK Phone: 01770 465 072 US Phone: (310) 492-5520 Located on the String Road in Shiskine on the picturesque Isle of Arran, in Scotland.

  7. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


    Nestling in a hidden valley by the River Garnock in the village of Dalgarven, the restored mill buildings house an important collection.

  8. BakeCraft


    Arts & Crafts



    We sell bakeware, kitchen textiles and cake craft supplies. After school, weekend and school holiday cupcake and cookie decorating classes, Also host children's cupcake decorating birthday parties.

  9. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum


    Explore the unique history of Millport and the islands of Great and Little Cumbrae at the Museum of the Cumbraes through a mix of permanent exhibits and temporary displays.

  10. Largs Museum




    • 2 Museum
    2 Museum


    The Largs Museum is run by volunteers from the Largs Historical Society.Since 1975 it has been housed in one of the oldest building in Largs.


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