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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

    West Kilbride

    Welcome to Friends Of Portencross Castle

  2. Arran Family Fun Park & Balmichael Centre


    Theme Parks, Funfairs & Amusements


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    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.

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    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.

  4. The Carrick Centre


    Children's Attractions


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    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.

  5. Adventure Carrick


    Multi-activity Centre



    Adventure Carrick is a mobile adventure company offering a broad range of adventure activities across the South west of Scotland.

  6. Rowallan Castle





    Set in rolling Ayrshire parkland, Rowallan Castle is a hidden gem.

  7. Gradings

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    4 Castle


    No visit to Arran is complete without exploring Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park - a perfect combination of heritage, nature and relaxation.

  8. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction


    The Doon Valley Museum is located in a conversion of one of the oldest buildings in the small market town of Dalmellington, dating from 1744.

  9. Rozelle House




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    4 Visitor Attraction


    Rozelle House Galleries is the permanent home to a significant collection of 54 paintings by the renowned Scottish artist Alexander Goudie depicting the tale of Tam O' Shanter.

  10. The Dick Institute




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    3 Museum


    The Dick Institute, located in the Ayrshire burgh of Kilmarnock, features large museum displays of local and industrial history, fine art and natural sciences.


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