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Explore and Get Active in Scotland

The beautiful countryside of Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire that surrounds our three unique hotels in South West Scotland makes a perfect setting for a family activity holiday. With all sorts of outdoor activities, such as Laggan Outdoor Centre, mountain biking at the world famous 7Stanes trails, walking, golfing sailing and many more activities making us great family holiday location. We offer great family activity holidays at all our hotels and if you don’t want to spend all of your time outdoors, then two of our hotels have onsite indoor leisure facilities including swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and small gyms. 

Mountain bikers can get down and dirty at the world renowned 7Stanes Trails at Kirroughtree, within easy reach of The Cally Palace Hotel at Gatehouse of Fleet. The hotel can offer secure bike storage and cleaning facilities and the chance for a long leisurely soak in the spa bath and a sauna afterwards. For walkers, there are hundreds of trails throughout the area, ranging from gentle strolls to challenging hikes. For example, from our Fernhill Hotel in Portpatrick you can walk out of the door and in minutes find the start of the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s only coast to coast national trail, or choose from another sixty-four glorious short walks, just a few kilometres long and suited to all levels of ability. Can you handle our adventurous family activity holidays?

North West Castle was the first hotel in the world to boast its very own indoor ice rink. Now it is a hugely popular curling venue where curlers of all abilities, including complete beginners, can enjoy great value full board Curling Weekend Breaks during the season (October - April). A very social game, curling is enjoyed by all age groups so whatever your age or ability, you are guaranteed to have a great weekend.

When it comes to family activity holidays in Scotland we know a thing or two and being able to entertain active kids is an essential to any holiday success! All of our hotels welcome families to stay to explore and enjoy the many family activities available ranging from the simple joys of a day lazing on one of the many beautiful local beaches, to flying down from the top of a hill on the UK’s longest Zip Wire, to indulging in a fabulous local homemade ice cream or chocolate. There’s something for everyone and we firmly believe we offer some of the best  family activity holidays in Scotland.

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