Explore the rolling Galloway glens and hills to discover picturesque forest trails, three friendly visitor centres, wonderful wildlife and a long and colourful history. Here you can enjoy great walking, easy family cycling, exhilarating mountain biking or just sit back and soak up breathtaking loch…
Lovely drive from Ayr trough the forestry commission - stop for a picnic and breathe in the fresh air
A dark sky’s park and a wild goat and deer park and plenty of walks and mountain biking routes ! Look out for the ancient carved stones !
“If you love ice cream then this a must for everyone! Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre is the home of luxurious dairy Cream o' Galloway Ice Cream, made with organic milk from our award winning cow with calf dairy farm. We are open from spring till autumn for play in our adventure playground, E-karts and pedal karts, toddler Mini Play Zone and deliciously tasty events.”
“Lovely homemade organic food with a great gift shop featuring local crafts.”
“This beautiful wetland reserve is home to the ENTIRE Svalbard breeding population of Barnacle Geese over winter. There are also Whooper Swans and many other wildfowl. Enjoy the many walks throughout the 1,400 acre site and discover hides, towers and observatories to watch the wildlife. The Visitors Centre has a cafe, shop and gallery. WWT Caerlaverock, DG1 4RS, Tel: 01387 770200”
“Just outside Dumfries in Southern Scotland, Mabie Farm Park captures the essence and feel of an original working farm, yet has a variety of both indoor and out door entertainment, for children and adults of all ages. There are donkey rides, paddle boats and a host of other activities both indoor and outside.”
“The children can enjoy outdoor and indoor adventure play. Everyone can have a Funtime with chocolate activities and then enjoy something to eat or drink at the cafe, having visited the shop to take home a chocolate treat.... heaven!”