Cream o' Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway

Families

With farm parks, castles, wildlife and a raft of mind-boggling outdoor adventure activities to try, Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire in the south west of Scotland are amongst some of the best places for a family holiday in Scotland.

For this itinerary, base yourselves in the south of Dumfries & Galloway, in the area at the southern end of the Galloway Forest Park. Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie and along the Solway coast are all great family holiday destinations.

This itinerary takes Gatehouse of Fleet as your starting point and suggests a range of fantastic days out that are all within easy travelling distance (no drive is longer than 1 hour 35 minutes). Choose the family holiday ideas you like best or pack in as many attractions and activities as you can.

Transport

Auto

Tage

7

Meilen

509

Route

Base yourself in southern Galloway and enjoy great days out in Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire.

Highlights

Seeing red deer and wild goats in the Galloway Forest Park, castles, farm parks, pottery making, pony trekking, adventure activities.

Abgedeckte Bereiche

South west Scotland

Tag 1

Übersicht

A fun family day out in Galloway

Kickstart your family holiday on a day out packed with fantastic family attractions. Day one takes you to Cream o' Galloway, a huge farm adventure park, and Brighouse Bay, a beautiful beach complete with rock pools and a nearby riding centre.
  • Meilen

  • km

  • Haltepunkte

  • Transport

    Auto

Cream o' Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway © Dumfries & Galloway Council/Mark Geddes

Tag 2

Übersicht

Adrenaline-filled fun, plus make your own pottery

On day two you and your family have a huge choice of adrenaline filled activities to try, from adventure activities at Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre to mountain biking at Kirroughtree 7stanes mountain biking centre. Alternatively, for something a little less high energy and a lot more creative, stop off at Mossyard Farm Pottery to hand-make your own souvenirs.
  • Meilen

  • km

  • Haltepunkte

  • Transport

    Auto

Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, Dumfries & Galloway © Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre

Tag 3

Übersicht

A pick 'n' mix family day out

On day three you'll travel by boat to Threave Castle, craft your own chocolate creations at the Cocoabean Company and enjoy a leisurely horse or pony trek through the lush Galloway countryside at Lochhill Equestrian Centre.
  • Meilen

  • km

  • Haltepunkte

  • Transport

    Auto

Threave Castle, Dumfries & Galloway

Tag 4

Übersicht

A day out in the Machars and Rhins of Galloway

Spend a day further west exploring two beautiful peninsulas, known as the Machars of Galloway and the Rhins of Galloway. On day four you’ll step inside a recreated Iron Age roundhouse at the Whithorn Story before visiting the most southerly lighthouse in Scotland at the Mull of Galloway Experience.
  • Meilen

  • km

  • Haltepunkte

  • Transport

    Auto

The Whithorn Story, Dumfries & Galloway © fitsthepicture/Alan Love

Tag 5

Übersicht

A family day trip to Ayr

Enjoy a fun day out further afield in the lovely seaside town of Ayr. Day five takes you to the Heads of Ayr Farm Park, where kids can meet a range of animals and have a go at lots of fun activities, Craft Daft, where they can make their own souvenir to take home, and Pirate Pete’s, with its mind-boggling play areas, fun park and laser storm.
  • Meilen

  • km

  • Haltepunkte

  • Transport

    Auto

Heads of Ayr Farm Park, Ayrshire

Tag 6

Übersicht

The Galloway Forest Park, plus adventure activities

Nothing beats a day out in the fresh Scottish air. On day six you’ll head into the Galloway Forest Park to visit the Red Deer Range and the Wild Goat Park before getting stuck into a range of outdoor activities at Galloway Activity Centre, including kayaking on Loch Ken or scaling the climbing tower.
  • Meilen

  • km

  • Haltepunkte

  • Transport

    Auto

Galloway Activity Centre, Loch Ken © Dumfries & Galloway Council/Mark Geddes

Tag 7

Übersicht

Your final day of family fun

Head east towards Dumfries to explore a range of great attractions. On day seven you’ll visit Mabie Farm Park before heading to Caerlaverock, where your young royals can explore Caerlaverock Castle before visiting the unusual wildlife at the WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre.
  • Meilen

  • km

  • Haltepunkte

  • Transport

    Auto

Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries

Cookies-Richtlinie

VisitScotland verwendet Cookies, um Ihnen beim Besuch unserer Webseiten das bestmögliche Online-Erlebnis zu bieten. Durch die Nutzung unserer Website stimmen Sie der Verwendung von Cookies durch uns zu. Bitte lesen Sie sich unsere neue Erklärung zu Datenschutz und Cookies durch, um weitere Informationen zu erhalten.