Activities for Children in Dumfries and Galloway

Highland Cows in a field near New Galloway

Go on a Cow Safari with Kitchen Coos & Ewes

Dumfries & Galloway is bursting with sights to see and activities to get your teeth into during your stay in Corsewall Estate’s self catering accommodation. Here are a few suggestions to whet your appetite:

Cocoa Bean Company Chocolate Factory

Grown ups and children alike will appreciate the Cocoa Bean Company Chocolate Factory at Twynholm, which runs excellent hands on workshops and has a huge indoor slide, outdoor adventure playground and cafe.

Gem Rock Museum

The Gem Rock Museum at Creetown is a huge favourite with our children. It houses one of the finest collections of gemstones, crystals, minerals, rocks and fossils in the UK.

Logan Fish Pond

Logan Fish Pond, located at Port Logan was once the Victorian larder stocked with fish of the nearby Logan House.  It is now a fascinating marine life visitor centre.

Galloway Activity Centre

Galloway Activity Centre situated on the banks of Loch Ken in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway offers an excellent selection of outdoor activities –  kayaking, canoeing, archery, outdoor laser quest, climbing/abseiling, windsurfing and even wobble boarding.

Pony and Alpaca Trekking

Locally, there is pony trekking on the beach at Golden Sands Trekking centre at Sandhead.  Alternatively, you could choose to take one of their gorgeous alpacas for a beach walk.  Slightly further afield at the Glen Farm, near Gatehouse of Fleet, you’ll find Galloway Alpacas where you can enjoy a wonderful alpaca trekking experience in the hills.

Highland Coo Safari

If you want to get up close and personal with a Highland cow, then a Kitchen Coos and Ewes tour is a must. An authentic farm tour of High Airyolland Farm near New Luce, it’s a bit like a cow safari.

From the comfort of a covered trailer, engaging farmers Neale and Janet take you on a tour around in this unspoilt part of south-west Scotland in the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere to meet their beautiful Highland cows.  Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a wonderful tea in a converted byre – with a delicious selection of cakes, tray bakes and Highland cow shaped shortbread.  This highly informative tour is definitely a must – as all ages cannot fail to enjoy it and fall in love with these cuddly Highland beasts with their shaggy coats.