Days Out Dumfries and Galloway

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Caerlaverock Castle
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Caerlaverock Castle
With its moat, twin towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold. The castle’s turbulent history owes much to its proximity to England which brought it into border conflicts. Today, visitors can enjoy a siege warfare exhibition, a children’s adventure park and a nature...
Cardoness Castle
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Cardoness Castle
A well-preserved six storey tower house dating back to the 15th century.  Its battlements command excellent views over Fleet Bay. Location 2km south west of Gatehouse of Fleet on the A75. Region - Dumfries and Galloway. Grid reference NX 590 522 Post code DG7 2EH. Cycle Routes - Site on the National Cycle Network Public transport - Regular...
Cream O'Galloway
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Cream O'Galloway
Fill your day with fun and flavour with a trip to Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre.  This section of the website contains a wealth of information about things to see and do.  You’ll find everything from opening times and pricing information to suggested itineraries and birthday parties. There’s action and adventure...
Dalscone Farm Fun - Dumfries
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Dalscone Farm Fun - Dumfries
Dalscone is a family fun farm  located in Dumfries Scotland. Have fun in our huge indoor soft play area which is filled with ball cannons, slides and other exciting features. Explore our outdoor play attractions including trampolines, pedal karts, bumper boats and crazy golf! Or take a ride around our Farmari where you can encounter...
Drumlanrig Castle Gardens and Country Park
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Drumlanrig Castle Gardens and Country Park
The Castle was built by William Douglas, 1st Duke of Queensberry, on to a much earlier Castle, between 1679 and 1691.   In 1810, the 3rd Duke of Buccleuch inherited Drumlanrig through his grandmother, Lady Jane Douglas, daughter of the 2nd Duke of Queensberrry, who married Francis, 2nd Duke of Buccleuch, thereby uniting the families of...
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park
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Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park (formerly Wildlife Park Kirkcudbright), set in 27 acres of mixed woodland, is the wild animal conservation centre of southern Scotland. The mission of Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park is: 'To establish a conservation breeding centre for small animals, to conserve wildlife, wildlife habitats and sites of...
Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve
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Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve
The centrepiece of this site is the dramatic waterfall, cascading into the Moffat Water Valley. The area is a paradise for botanists and wildlife enthusiasts, who come to observe the rare upland plants,peregrines and ring ouzels, feral goats and, occasionally, mountain hares. Historians, too, can seek out evidence of Iron Age settlers and...
Lockerbie Ice Rink
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Lockerbie Ice Rink
Skating MOST Saturdays & Sundays from October to March ( for non-skating dates, see bottom of page.) Is skating for you? - If you are looking for an activity that's fun, a competitive sport or simply a pleasurable way of keeping fit, skating is the sport for you. What is on offer? - You can skate for fun and enjoyment at public...
Logan Botanic Garden
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Logan Botanic Garden
At the south-western tip of Scotland lies Logan, the country’s most exotic garden. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, southern hemisphere plants flourish in this plantsman’s paradise. Opening times Open daily 15 March to 31 October from 10am - 5pm Sundays only in February, 10am - 4pm Admission: Adults £5 | Concessions £4 | Children £1 |...
Mabie Farm Park - Dumfries
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Mabie Farm Park - Dumfries
Nestled beneath the magni?cent Mabie Forest with views over the Solway Firth, Mabie Farm Park is original farm fun that’s delightful for all ages in all types of weather! Julia and Allan Shuttleworth opened Mabie Farm Park in the stunning Dumfries & Galloway country side of South West Scotland in May 2000 and have since welcomed over...
MacLellan's Castle
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MacLellan's Castle
The remains of this late 16th century noble residence demonstrate how architecture evolved from the heavily defended tower house to a new more domestic, if grand, scale. Location In Kirkcudbright on the A711. Region - Dumfries and Galloway. Grid reference NX 682 510 Post code DG6 4JD. Cycle Routes - Site on the National Cycle Network ...
Monreith Animal World
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Monreith Animal World
Set in twelve acres of scenic countryside, the animals are placed in a circular route around the park, taking in a peaceful pondside walk. There are seats and picnic tables, gifts, crafts, cards and toilets. All children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. There is partial wheelchair access and ample parking.  Meet Mij the otter...
Mossburn Animal Centre
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Mossburn Animal Centre
Here at Mossburn animal rescue centre in Scotland, UK we rescue and shelter misused, abused, unwanted and neglected animals, and provide therapeutic work placements for children and adults with problems. Our aim is to enhance the lives of both people and animals through our animal rescue work. Animal shelters play a vital role in ensuring the...
Museum of Lead Mining
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Museum of Lead Mining
HIDDEN TREASURES, Museum of Lead Mining, is a Visit Scotland 4 Star Visitor Attraction set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead, which at 461m / 1531 feet above sea level is the highest village in Scotland. The village is set amid the Lowther Hills, directly on the Southern Upland Way just minutes from the amazing Mennock Pass, which offers...
Ryan Leisure Centre
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Ryan Leisure Centre
The Ryan Centre is a Quest registered leisure centre located just south of Stranraer’s town centre. Car parking is available. The available facilities include:     25 metre Competition Pool     Leisure Water and Flumes     Health Suite     4 Court Games Hall ...
The Cocoabean Company Chocolate Factory - Twynholm
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The Cocoabean Company Chocolate Factory - Twynholm
Come along to the Cocoabean for a day full of fun for all the family. Kids make chocolate creations in our interactive workshops and explore the indoor and outdoor play areas. Enjoy lunch and a homemade tray bake in the Cocoabean Café and don’t forget to take home some tasty treats from the factory shop. Enjoy lunch in the Cocoabean...
The Happy Potter Ceramic Cafe
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The Happy Potter Ceramic Cafe
The Happy Potter Ceramic Cafe is a contemporary paint-your-own ceramics cafe, based in Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, offering a fun and relaxing environment for people of all ages to express their creativity.
The Wildfowl & Wetland Trust
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The Wildfowl & Wetland Trust
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is the UK’s only specialist wetland conservation charity with a national network of wetland visitor centres. WWT is a world leader in the protection of ducks, geese, swans and flamingos and the wetlands they inhabit. Founded in 1946 by the artist and naturalist Sir Peter Scott, WWT is celebrating 60...
Threave Castle
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Threave Castle
On an island in the River Dee stands Threave Castle, a massive 14th century tower built by Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway. Later the stronghold of the Black Douglases, it has at its base an artillery fortification built before 1455 when James II besieged the castle. Location 5km west of Castle Douglas on the A75. Region - Dumfries...
Tropic House
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Tropic House
Free flying tropical butterflies during summer. Carnivorous and other exotic plant sales. Tea room, gift shop and garden center - open all year - whatever the weather. Off A714, 1.5 miles south of Newton Stewart sign-posted from A75. Enjoy refreshments and home baking in our tea room. Browse our range of gifts, plants exotic and...
Welcome to the beautiful Scottish county of Dumfries and Galloway. If you need child friendly ideas where to take the kids, kids days out, or fun things to do with the kids in Dumfries and Galloway then we can help. We have family pubs with kids play areas, soft play areas, indoor play areas, outdoor play areas, playgrounds, aquariums, castles, stately homes, children's clubs such as Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Brownies, Guides, youth clubs, activity centres, Air, Sea, Army Cadets.

We list children's entertainers in Dumfries and Galloway if you are planning a birthday, cinema, theatre, petting zoo, animal farms, children's farms, leisure hire, museum and art gallery, nature areas such as parks, and countryside walks and beaches. We have kids activities related to outdoor pursuits and sports such as swimming, ice skating, ten pin bowling and football centres.

We have theme parks and Adventure Parks in Dumfries and Galloway. If you are looking for zoos with more exotic animals, then we have them. Don't forget to look at the nearby counties of  Scottish Borders, Strathclyde, to see what they can offer you. We have days out with the kids in Dumfries and Galloway in and near:- Ae, Amisfield Town, Annan, Annan Water, Applegarthtown, Ardwell, Auchencairn, Auchenmalg, Auldgirth, Back of the Hill, Balmaclellan, Balmaghie, Bankend, Dumfries, Stranraer.