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Family Fun

For the perfect family break to fill the half term school holidays, try some family country activities. We’ve arranged some great half term activities run by Elizabeth Tindal who has been working as a Countryside Ranger for over 20 years.

So you and your family can get active but also relax and enjoy the wonderful Scottish countryside around our hotels.


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Cream O' Galloway

Cream of Galloway Ice cream







Cream o’ Galloway is a multi-award winning visitor centre near Gatehouse of Fleet, in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway.

There’s so much to do and so many ways to add extra fun or experiences into your day.  For family groups of mixed ages, there is nature trails, crazy golf and also fun events such as Ice Cream Tasting and a Farm and Creamery Tour which run daily at weekends and throughout school holidays.

During term time, you can experience a unique Food Tour which offers a 'behind the scenes' experience of the farm, ice cream and cheese production and is more adult orientated. 


The Cocobean Company









The Cocoabean Company is a family run chocolate factory and visitor attraction based in the south west of Scotland. What makes us different is that we hand make and decorate our chocolates. We are lucky to have a team of talented chocolatiers who make and decorate our wide range of chocolate products.

In April 2010 we moved to our new purpose built site, which has allowed us create extensive play areas both inside and outdoors. Our spacious new site houses a large café area and purpose built chocolate workshops complete with glass viewing walls.

We produce a wide range of luxury chocolates and confectionery; all hand crafted using traditional methods, to the highest standards. We never compromise on the quality of the ingredients and use only the finest Belgian chocolate.  We now also offer our delicious handmade chocolates to buy online, so whether you want to treat yourself to a box of gourmet chocolates or buy a personalised chocolate gift, we deliver straight to your door.

We pride ourselves on producing excellent quality, not volume – no high speed production lines, just an experienced and dedicated team skilled in their craft, producing the finest chocolates for you, our customers, to enjoy.


Galloway Activity Centre

cat stand up paddle board









Nestled in the heart of the Galloway Hills beside the tranquil Loch Ken, Galloway Activity Centre provides the perfect environment in which to experience an array of outdoor pursuits whether as an individual or in a group. Its well-equipped facilities provide everything from courses  to equipment hire.

Taster Sessions:  All year round we run our popular taster sessions which are  instructor led activity sessions designed to be a fun introduction, old or young they're suitable for everyone.  

Activities include:  

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Climbing Tower
  • Archery
  • Outdoor Laser Combat
  • Mountain Biking
  • Wobbly Waterpark

We recommend min age of 10 and good swimming ability for the Wobbly Waterpark

t:  01556 502 011  |  e:  gac@lochken.co.uk  |  www.lochken.co.uk