Family activities

cocoabean The CocoaBean Company

The CocoaBean Company is a small specialist chocolate factory based in Twynholm village a few miles from Kirkcudbright. Their chocolates are supplied to local business and to national retailers such as John Lewis, Waitrose and Harrods. Although a factory, it is very much open to the public. There is a yummy cafe and shop, but the hightlight is the workshops for adults and children where great fun is had making chocolates and truffles. They are open 7 days a week during school holidays and at weekends. Adult workshops can be arranged anytime by booking ahead. Visit the website…

kbt-pool Kirkcudbright Swimming Pool

Our swimming pool is community owned and we are very proud of it. Opened in 1997 the pool measures 20m x 8.5m. The water depth is 0.9m, graduating to maximum depth of 1.5m in the deepest part of the pool. There is also a sauna and fitness suite. They have designated parking for wheelchair users and ramps with handrails at the entrance. There are changing/shower facilities with access straight onto the poolside. These are equipped with an adjustable height shower bed and a ceiling track hoist. For people who have difficulty with steps, a hoist is available to safely lift swimmers in and out of the water. Visit the swimming pool website for more information.

LagganZipWire001 Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre

Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre offer adventure and fun for all the family.  We have a wide range of activities available for children and adults, from the leisurely to the adrenaline filled.  Come and have a go at the one of the longest zip wire’s in Europe spanning a whopping 820m and offering one of the most stunning views in the area.  Try an off road Segway adventure Tour or test your skills with archery or clay pigeon shooting. Try water balling, grass sledging, dirt scooters or reverse steer jeep. For the brave there’s the human slingshot; like nothing you’ve ever tried before. We strap you in to a harness, in the middle of 500m of bungee cord, attached to 20m poles, then we pull you back as far as you dare and….PING…off you fly at upto 60mph! Are you brave enough?! We have a range of packages available from one activity to a whole day of excitement, as well as the Basecamp Cafe onsite for fantastic fresh food made onsite.

www.lagganoutdoor.co.uk

mabie-logo Mabie Farm Park

Mabie Farm Park is a Fun Day Out for all of the family, whatever the weather. The Farm Park, on the outskirts of Dumfries, nestles against Mabie Forest and covers an area of over forty acres. Among the many attractions at the Farm Park are a Dirt Buggy Track, a Grass Sledging Slope, Pedal Go Karts, a Boating Pond, lots of animals and a 5000 square foot Indoor Playbarn, these are only a few of our many attractions at the park. Picnic and barbeque areas are provided. There is also a tearoom and farm shop. The minimum time you can expect to spend on a visit to Mabie Farm Park is about 2 hours, but most spend the whole day.  Visit their website…

cog Cream o’ Galloway

Not just an ice cream parlour, tearoom and shop, but fabulous adventure playground including an indoor ‘Smugglers’ Warren’ with its underground tunnels and climbing towers, an indoor Under 5s play area and an extensive outdoor play area including pedal karts, 3D maze and viewing tower. If you’re looking to do something more active, you can enjoy miles of nature trails with wildlife watching opportunities, take the dog for a walk or challenge yourself on family cycle tracks. Picnic tables are provided along the nature trails, by the car park and outside the front of the visitor centre. Everything for a fun family day out.  Visit the website…

gemrock Creetown Gemrock Museum

The Gem Rock is the leading independent museum of its kind in the UK and is renowned worldwide. Owned and run by the Stephenson family it is regarded as one of the finest private collections of gemstones, crystals, minerals, rocks and fossils in Great Britain. Crystals and minerals are some of natures most outstanding creations and the collection demonstrates this with many fine specimens of world class standard on display. Visit at the beginning of your holiday because, once purchased, your ticket is valid for two weeks. There is also a cafe and much more.  Check out their website