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  • Children enjoying the 3D maze in the adventure playground at Cream o' Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway
    The adventure playground at Cream o' Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway
  • Two adults and two children enjoy a buggy ride at Dalscone Fun Farm, Dumfries
    Dalscone Fun Farm, Dumfries
  • The observatory room below the Camera Obscura at the Dumfries Museum
    Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

There are lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy across Dumfries & Galloway, from ancient castles and fascinating museums to craft producers and more. Whether you fancy a few hours with the family exploring a beautiful garden or want to learn about the past at a clan centre, you’ll find great things to see and do in the region.

Plan fun family days out in Dumfries & Galloway using the listings.

With so many fantastic family days out at great attractions in Dumfries & Galloway you might even get more excited than the kids! From farm tours to outdoor play areas and ice cream tastings there are so many great days out to be had.

Enjoy a memorable experience at Cream o' Galloway and discover what goes on behind the scenes to create the scrumptious ice cream. Book a place on one of the fun and informative tours for a look around the farm before savouring a complimentary scoop of your favourite flavour. If tasting one ice cream isn't enough, you can join the Ice Cream Experience to try a selection of flavours after learning all about how they are made.

Dumfries & Galloway's farm parks offer exciting activities for the whole family. Spend an afternoon at Dalscone Farm Fun and see animals such as llamas, donkeys and pigs in their 'Farmari'.  After meeting various species enjoy the great outdoors with a round of crazy golf or get the whole family onto one of the pedal karts for a look around the rest of the farm.

Not far away is another fantastic option Mabie Farm Park. Collect your bag of feed from the shop and get up close to friendly animals such as Highland and Belted Galloway cows, Shetland ponies, Jacob sheep, ducks, peacocks and many more besides. For a fun way to explore the farm children can go on donkey rides or small children can enjoy a trip on the 'Choo Choo Express' through the park.

With many more attractions to enjoy at the farm parks such as quad bikes, astro slides, boating ponds and adventure playgrounds alongside indoor play areas with bouncy castles, soft play areas, and trampolines you can have a great day whatever the weather.

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  1. Dalscone Farm Fun


    Wildlife, Safari Parks & Zoos


    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


    With its fantastic purpose-built indoor play area for children up to 11 plus its excellent cafe, Dalscone Farm Fun offers a fun-packed day for all the family.

  2. Dunskey Gardens


    Parks & Gardens


    • 4 Garden
    4 Garden


    The renovation of the Walled Garden has restored the Dunskey Estate to its original beauty and splendour.

  3. Agnew Park


    Parks & Gardens


    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction


    Agnew Park has a wide range of leisure facilities for all ages including a large boating lake with a range of boats, including canoes, skiffs and pedalos.

  4. Woodfall Gardens


    Parks & Gardens


    Newton Stewart

    Woodfall is a wonderful, 3 acre, triple walled garden originally built in the 18th century. It lies hidden behind Glasserton Church and can only be accessed through a small arched door.

  5. Drumlanrig Castle Gardens


    Parks & Gardens


    • 5 Castle
    5 Castle


    Drumlanrig Castle Gardens are set on the 90,000 acre Queensberry Estate and date from the 17th century.

  6. Galloway Kite Trail


    Nature Centres & Reserves


    Castle Douglas

    The trail is a great way to explore scenic, inner Galloway while looking for the spectacular red kite, a bird of prey reintroduced here since 2001. A 24 mile circular road trip, open all year round (plus 14 mile summer trail in Galloway Forest Park).

  7. Crawick Multiverse


    Country Estates



    Discover Dumfries and Galloway’s newest artland visitor attraction. Launching on 21 June and opening to the public on 10 July, this stunning new work of land art has transformed a former coal mine into an incredible outdoor space.

  8. Mull Of Galloway Lighthouse


    Historic Buildings & Homes



    Climb the 115 steps of Scotland’s most southerly lighthouse for some of the best view s in south west Scotland, and explore the lighthouse exhibition.

  9. Gradings


    Claymoddie Garden was designed, landscaped and planted by the late owner and plantsman, Robin Nicholson, over a period of 50 years. This famous Wigtownshire garden has been described as “the most romantic in these parts”.

  10. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum


    Discover the remarkable wartime story of the greatest munitions factory on Earth and the extraordinary lives of the people who worked there. Through objects and interactive displays, our museum brings to life our secret wartime history.


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