Activities for Children in Dumfries and Galloway

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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.

Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre

Near Gatehouse of Fleet, Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre (locally made award-winning ice cream) has loads of activities from karts, slides, rides and a woodland adventure playground to farm tours and ice cream experience events.

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.

Laggan Outdoor

Close to Gatehouse of Fleet, this outdoor activity centre provides exhilarating and wacky activities for kids and grown up kids alike from grass sledging, mountain balling and mountain boarding to segway tours, archery and an awesome zip wire. Spanning some 820 metres, it lays claim to being one of the UK’s longest zip wires.

Pony Trekking

Locally, there is pony trekking at Lochnaw Home Farm, near Leswalt. In addition, there is an indoor riding arena at Terally, 30 minutes drive to the south.