Upcoming Events & Places to Visit
Castle Douglas Civic Week | 18th – 28th July
A fabulous week offering a whole host of events including: Scottish Night, Bingo Night, Quiz Night, Party in the Park, Children’s Fun Run, children’s Run, Fishing Comp, Golf Comp, Treasure Hunts, Family Walk and much more! The weeks activities ends on a high with the parade on the 28th July at 2pm, and then from 3:30pm until 10:30 there is the Party in the Park at Lochside park. Check out the facebook page for their event programme…
Castle Douglas Food Town
Castle Douglas ‘The Food Town’ has lots to offer all year round. Check out this website for more information & attractions…
Kirkcudbright summer festivities
Kirkcudbright is one of Scotland’s most vibrant communities with events, exhibitions and activities taking place throughout the year. In the 40 years since Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities was born a vibrant programme of events and festivities has grown and spread its wings throughout the year. From early Spring to the dark nights of winter, the Summer Festivities team of volunteers organise a uniquely varied programme of events, festivals and experiences.
The Summer Festivities programme gets into full swing in July and August, with weekly events building up to the spectacular Floodlit Tattoo and Firework Display. For a list of events check out their facebook page…
Threave Gardens and Estate – Castle Douglas
Threave’s wonderful garden has been created over the years by students of the NTS School of Heritage Gardening – and is a fine example of landscaped beauty. The garden is divided into a series of smaller gardens to showcase different styles, including a rose garden, rockery and walled garden.
Hosting various events throughout the year remember to check the website for whats on when you are here!
WWT Caerlaverock Wetlands Centre
A rugged and beautiful destination offering open space and tranquil wildlife watching. Wander through wildflower meadows spotting orchids, butterflies and dragonflies, or see the winter migration spectacle.
A wide moat, twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements make Caerlaverock the epitome of the medieval stronghold. Learn all about its turbulent history as a castle caught up in border conflicts. It is a truly stunning castle with a lovely cafe, outdoor kids playground and a learning centre where kids and adults can dress up in medieval attire! With regular events including medieval archery and check out whats on here ..
Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, Nr Gatehouse of Fleet – Open Year round
Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre offer adventure and recreational experiences for all the family. Set in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway, on the hills above the solway coast, you really will struggle to find a more stunning location. Whatever you interest the centre will tailor make a package to suit your needs. Whether you want to try your hand at adrenaline-pumping activities such as one of Europes longest Zip wires or want to test your aim with archery, Laggan Outdoor runs numerous activities that will make your holiday one to remember. A fabulous array of food is also available at their Basecamp Cafe.
The RSPB have various events throughout the Autumn/Winter months, so for more details on what’s on during your holiday, search their event calender:-
Galloway Activity Centre, Loch Ken
Adventure and watersports on the shores of Loch Ken.
Open 7 days a week, 9-5pm. More Info
Logan Botanic Gardens, Port Logan
Exotic gardens warmed by the Gulf Stream. Open daily March- October, 10-5pm. More Info
Mabie Farm Park, Dumfries
Indoor and outdoor play area, feed and interact with farm animals. Open 7 days a week, 10-5pm. More Info
*Cream of Galloway, nr Gatehouse of Fleet
Cream o’ Galloway is a deliciously good fun place to visit. With its woodland adventure playground including the fabulously bouncy ‘Go Boing’, indoor visitor centre and play areas, daily events, exciting slides, rides and pedal kart track, and its miles of beautiful walks and nature trails to explore in Galloway’s scenic countryside. Closed for the winter – will re-open in Spring 2018 (date to be confirmed). More Info
Dalscone indoor soft play & farm park, Dumfries
Dalscone is a great family day out and with it’s large indoor and outdoor play areas it’s a fab place to go, whatever the weather! Open year round but the outdoor and farm park is open April – October only.
Rockcliffe and Kippford Circular – More Info
Knockman Wood – Newton Stewart – More Info
St Ninians Cave – Whithorn – More Info