Family Holidays in Ayrshire and Arran


Looking for a break away with the family and looking for somewhere different to visit but not sure where all the family will love? Ayrshire and Arran is ideal for family holidays and is easily accessible by plane, train or car and makes the perfect getaway in the UK. With a range of activities and attractions there’s something for all ages from educational to fun days out with the family.

With activities and attractions crammed into this beautiful region you can brush up on your history at a host of famous attractions. At The Burns House Museum you can learn about the birthplace of Robert Burns one of the most creative poets in history and his life when he lived and worked in Mauchline. Additionally The Dick Institute, one of the most important venues in Scotland houses the largest museum and galleries in Ayrshire.

If you’re looking for a day out catered towards the children, there’s a range of outdoor activities in Ayrshire and Arran to keep your children active and healthy while you’re away. Arran Adventure on the Isle of Arran offers a wide range of outdoor activities ranging from mountain biking to gorge walking and archery. With many more activities there is something for all members of the family. In addition to this Ayr Seafront Playpark is the perfect family day out with activities for all the family even in rain or sunshine.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a slower paced day and “something out of the ordinary”, a visit to Blackstone Clydesdales giving you the chance to experience the magic of the Clydesdale horse and learn about their lives on the farm and get the chance to see a range of other animals such as alpaca’s and donkeys.

If you as parents are looking to get some relaxing time away from the children look no further than A.D. Rattray Whiskey experience introducing you to the world of Scotch whiskey and educate you on the history of whiskey and giving you the chance to sample a range of Scottish whiskey. In addition to this the world famous Turnberry golf course gives you the chance to test yourself against the greens that regularly host the Open Championships. If you’re looking for a more active day out there are a plethora of walking and cycling trails that take you through the countryside and coastline giving the opportunity to view stunning coastal sites.

Whatever your family’s interests you’re sure to have one of your most memorable family holidays in Ayrshire and Arran.

Find out more about the attractions and activities taking place in the region in our Things to Do section.

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