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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. Bachelors' Club

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Tarbolton

    In this 17th century thatched house, Robert Burns and friends formed a debating club in 1780.

  2. Rozelle House

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    Galleries

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Alloway

    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.

  3. Rozelle Estate

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    Country Estates

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    Ayr

    Rozelle Estate covers an area of 37 hectares in South Ayrshire, which has a wealth of plants and wildlife.

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Kilmarnock

    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.

  5. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Millport

  6. Stumpy Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Girvan

    Often known as Auld Stumpy, and of great historic interest, Stumpy Tower was built in the first half of the 19th century.

  7. The Dick

    Type

    Museums

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    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Kilmarnock

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

  8. The Arran Outdoor Centre

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    Multi-activity Centre

    Gradings

    Lamlash

    Arran Outdoor Centre is a wonderful island retreat for everyone who loves the great outdoors, activities and spectacular scenery Bed & Breakfast or Dinner Bed & Breakfast is also available without activities

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    West Kilbride

    West Kilbride, Scotland’s only designated craft town, samples the wealth of craft and design talent from Scotland and the U.K.

  10. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Saltcoats

    The North Ayrshire Heritage Centre, formerly North Ayrshire Museum, is found in Saltcoats on the south west coast of Scotland.

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