Skip the airport crowds, delays and queues this summer and discover some of Scotland’s hidden gems. With spectacular scenery, sandy beaches and fantastic views off the beaten track, you can truly escape this summer with no worries on holiday.


1.Culzean Castle

If you’re a castle buff, you’ll be in awe of Culzean Castle on the West coast of Scotland. Boasting spectacular architecture, this castle is a 16th century masterpiece, and looks like it’s come straight out of a fairy-tale. Legend has it, its home to around 7 ghosts including a piper and a servant girl! Located just a 50 minute’s drive from Viewfield Manor Leisure Park, it’s a fantastic castle to explore.

Culzean Castle

2. Isle of Arran

Explore the Isle of Arran this summer and hike up the beautiful hidden gem of Goatfell. The Isle of Arran is a beautiful island just off the west coast of Scotland, so another amazing day trip when on holiday at Viewfield Manor Leisure Park. Catch the 55-minute ferry from Ardrossan, for just £5! Next, take the bus to Arran Brewery, which is at the start of the trail up Goatfell, and you can hike to the top and take in the fantastic scenery of the Isle of Arran, right across to the mainland Scotland.

Isle of Arran

3. Tay Forest Park

Tay Forest Park, home to some of Scotland’s best loved viewpoints and the countries tallest trees, you can see for miles across the Perthshire highlands. Just 15 minute’s drive from Erigmore Leisure Park, you can discover true beauty at this wonderful hidden gem in Scotland.

Tay Forest Park

4. Cove Harbour

Cove Harbour is a charming and idyllic spot, well worth a visit when on holiday at Pease Bay or Thurston Manor. Cove Harbour is a true hidden gem in Scotland, as it’s only reachable by walking through a tunnel, that’s carved out of the cliffside. The perfect peaceful spot to spend a few hours, with your pets and family, soaked in rich history it’s a must see.

Cove Harbour


5. Calder Mill Waterfall

If you love waterfalls, you must check out Calder Mill Waterfall, a beautiful, peaceful place to visit in west Scotland. The perfect spot for a dip and a swim on a glorious summer’s day, and just over 20 minutes away from Viewfield Manor Leisure Park.

Calder Mill Waterfall

6. Fast Castle

Are you a fan of castles, and also love amazing views?  You need to visit Fast Castle, just 15 minute’s drive from Coldingham Bay and Scoutscroft Leisure Parks. The ruins of Fast Castle sit on a steep slope on the south east coast of Scotland, Berwickshire border. Visit this place as the suns going down, for the most perfect glistening golden glow across the sea from the castle ruins. This spot is truly one of the best of Scotland’s hidden gems.


Fast Castle
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I’m not going to lie; my partner and I are two very outgoing people who are partial to a drink on a Saturday night. We love to be busy and plan fun things, so a couples holiday at Queensberry Bay – known for being quiet and peaceful – was a little bit of a step out of our comfort zone. But it was JUST what we needed.


It’s been a hectic few month, where all of our weekends seem to be booked up with plans and we really just needed some time to rest and recuperate. As we drove along the coast of Powfoot to the park, the sun was just at that nice height in the evening, where it was sitting quite low but not quite setting, and the atmosphere felt really peaceful.


The Sandpiper at Queensberry Bay

We checked into our Glamping Pod, got changed, freshened up and went to The Sandpiper Café Bar for a meal and a drink. Despite it being mid-April, the sun was shining, it was still warm and wind was a minimum, so we couldn’t resist sitting out on the terrace overlooking the Solway Firth. Our meal was delicious, I ordered The Works Burger, a Verdant icon – 2 beef burgers, melted cheese, bacon, lettuce tomato and fries.


Food at Queensberry Bay
The Works Burger


I enjoyed a glass of Pinot Grigio and my partner an ice-cold pint of lager. We sat on the terrace, watching the sun go down and just chatted about what we wanted to do that weekend. Just as the sun was starting to set, we headed back to our Glamping Pod and to our delight James Bond Skyfall was showing on ITV, it was the perfect chilled Friday night in our cosy Glamping Pod.

Drinks at The Sandpiper
A glass of wine overlooking the Solway Firth




We were up and out Saturday morning at 7:30am (probably after such an early night Friday) for a walk around Powfoot. We walked through Powfoot Golf Course and my partner thoroughly enjoyed watching the early morning golfers take their shots. After doing a full circular of Powfoot, just walking, and exploring, we ended up back at Queensberry Bay around 9am, ready for breakfast at The Sandpiper Café Bar. Sitting on the terrace again, we both enjoyed a full English with a pot of English breakfast tea – how civilised!

Breakfast in Powfoot
Full English at The Sandpiper



Now it was 10am, and we still didn’t really know where or what we wanted to do that day and night, after chatting to team members they all seemed to mention Moffat as a place to visit, famous for Moffat Toffee. So, we hopped in the car and drove to Moffat, just over half an hour drive away and we’re so glad we did.


Moffat is such a beautiful town, the whole vibe and setting just reminded me of a typical American TV programme town, like Gilmore Girls or The Vampire Diaries. The town had a centre stage monument in the middle of the town square, and stylish shops, modern cafes and restaurants lined either side of the street.




We sat in the sunshine outside a cosy little café, for a spot of lunch and an ice cold can of coke, then made our way down the street for an ice cream. With traditional Scottish shops full of Scottish souvenir’s and sweet shops piled high with pick and mix, we were in our element. We then took a short walk to the Moffat Gardens where we spotted families on pedalos in the lake – an activity we absolutely couldn’t miss out on, and for only £2 each it was so lovely, pedalling a boat in the lake in the glorious sunshine!


Moffat Lake


As the day rolled into the evening, we began thinking about our plans for the night. With the biggest fight of the year on that night – Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte – my partner and I really wanted to find somewhere we could watch it with a good atmosphere, and we found the perfect place.


We took a drive into Annan, just 4 miles from Queensberry Bay Leisure Park and had a look for somewhere to eat. It was a toss-up between Indian or Chinese, and we eventually settled on Chinese at Lucky Date, we were not disappointed. After our meal we then took a walk to find somewhere showing the fight and came across The Shed. Now The Shed was right up our street, the perfect blend between a sports bar and drinks bar. With big screens all around the venue we were set up for the night and fight there, the atmosphere was fantastic!




Before we went away, we were doing some Googling of things to do in the area and stargazing at Galloway Forest Park was something we fancied doing – but getting up in the middle of the night was not. Saturday night, we both randomly woke up around 3am, and decided to peek outside the window of our Glamping Pod and we were both amazed by the sky over Queensberry Bay. On a clear night, the stars shined SO bright. We spent around half an hour on the decking in our coats, stargazing at 3am. It was spectacular.


Sunday morning, we had a bit of a lie in and got up for breakfast at The Sandpiper Café Bar around 10am, opting for the same choice as the day before – the breeze had really picked up on Sunday, so we ate inside instead of on the terrace. After breakfast, we headed back to the Glamping Pod, packed our belongings, and set off home. On the way home, we visited Gretna Green Designer Outlet for some shopping, being avid fans of Cheshire Oaks, we really enjoyed this visit, it was a lot less busy but just as good choice of shops.


So, if you’re a couple, looking for the perfect boutique escape to get away from it all – you won’t be disappointed choosing a Glamping Pod break for your next couples holiday at Queensberry Bay Leisure Park.

Best UK Couples Holiday Destinations


Discover new ways to love

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With today’s world becoming more and more digital, sometimes the things that matter most can get lost. The UK has extraordinary scenery throughout Scotland and England, from the stunning coastline, to forests embedded within the countryside. These destinations are perfect for couples looking to get away from the stresses of everyday life, and for a new way to discover romance.

How accommodation type makes an experience

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It’s no secret that stunning and well-presented accommodation can make or break a holiday, and our different accommodation types give you something more to experience. Glamping pods are hugely popular with young couples wanting to get away for a weekend, and come with everything needed to make the experience one to remember. Queensberry Bay Leisure Park offers a range of accommodation including glamping pods overlooking the bay. The pods are seamlessly designed with style in mind, creating the perfect romantic break.


Nothing says ‘relax’ more than sipping down a glass of prosecco with your loved one in a hot tub. Erigmore Leisure Park is situated in the gorgeous Perthshire countryside, with many relaxing walks on your doorstep, like the Birnam Riverside Path. After a day out exploring the Perthshire countryside, you can come back and unwind in some of our hot tub accommodation, including spacious lodges and cottages.



Why a UK holiday is perfect for couples


The idea of a staycation is increasingly becoming the norm with couples around the UK. It allows for easier travel, affordable luxury options and more. Whether you’re looking to rekindle your relationship, escape the working week or just simply spend time as a couple to create memories that will last forever, a UK holiday has never been more perfect.


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When staying at Queensberry Bay Leisure Park, the historic city of Carlisle is less than 45 minutes drive away, providing a host of activities and an excellent day out. Whether it’s wildlife, history or science, Carlisle is a city steeped in family friendly tourist attractions that are certainly worth a visit when holidaying or staying in a holiday home of your own.

Enjoy a trip to Carlisle Castle when staying at Queensberry Bay

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle is a must see if you’re visiting the capital of Cumbria. Nestled within the city centre itself, Carlisle Castle has a vast history dating back to the Roman era, where it was used as a fort and occupied by the Romans until the end of the 4th century. In more recent history, Mary Queen of Scots fled Scotland and stayed at Carlisle Castle in the Warden’s tower. You can wander the grounds and discover the artefacts from its 2400-year history, for the yesteryear enthusiasts, this is not to be missed.

Cumberland Birds of Prey Centre

If nature and wildlife is your thing, the Cumberland Birds of Prey Centre is located only 40 minutes from Queensberry Bay. Housing a selection of birds including hawks, falcons and owls, the falconry display itself is the best way to see these birds of prey first-hand. Whilst you’re there, you can also book in a hawk walk, allowing you to get hands on with a hawk in its natural environment.

Tullie House Art Gallery and Museum

Built in 1689, Tullie House Art Gallery and Museum is one of Carlisle’s most popular tourist attractions, due to its variety of exhibits covering subjects such as art, human history and natural sciences. Get interactive with Roman history to Eden wildlife and even local history, this tourist attraction has excellent displays for children and adults of all ages and interests.

Solway Aviation Museum in Carlisle
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Solway Aviation museum

Solway Aviation museum on the outskirts of Carlisle, next to Carlisle Airport, highlights the rich history of British aircraft and their industry leading design. The museum is run by a team of knowledgeable volunteers who will guide you through the various aircrafts on site. View the Avro Vulcan, which was pivotal in the UK’s reconnaissance programme during the cold war in the 1960’s. Other aircraft include the English Electric Canberra and the Sikorsky S.55 helicopter that served with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm.

You can enjoy all these day trips and more from your very own holiday home at Queensberry Bay Leisure Park. Why not take the first step towards holiday home ownership by arranging a park tour today.


When you’re not taking part in the range of activities our parks have to offer, we recommend venturing into the nearby cities, towns and villages to see what exciting things there are to do and get involved in. If you’re looking for things to do with kids in West Scotland, you’ll be spoilt for choice on a Verdant Leisure holiday; there’s plenty of child friendly activities from farm parks to museums, castles to coves.


Things to do with kids in west Scotland – Ayrshire

There is no shortage of things to do with kids in Ayrshire. If you’re a sightseeing family, then the Culzean Castle overlooking the Firth of Clyde is a must see. Owned by the National Trust of Scotland, the castle is situated in Culzean Castle Country Park. It features woodland trails, vibrant gardens and even an adventure cove.

If your family is more active and animal orientated, Heads of Ayr Farm Park is ideal. The farm park has an abundance of fun activities for kids. In addition to all the animals you can meet and great, there is so much to see and do! Outdoor activities include bumper boats, quad bikes and even a play park with a giant sandpit, if the weather takes a turn for the worse, Play n Wild adventure barn is an indoor play space perfect for children of all ages.

Culzean Castle, one of Scotland’s best loved castles near Viewfield Manor

Things to do with kids in Glasgow

Fun-filled activities for kids in the Glasgow area are aplenty.  For the thrill seekers, there’s Pinkston Watersports Centre, located just outside the city. This amazing centre offers water sports activities such as white-water rafting and kayaking. For the more relaxed family, why not hop on the CitySightseeing bus! Explore the deep, rich history of Glasgow, with stops at key landmarks such as the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Glasgow Cathedral.

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Things to do with kids Dumfries & Galloway

If you’re in the Dumfries and Galloway area and are looking for adventure filled activities for the children, look no further than Dalscone Farm Fun. The perfect day out for children of all ages! This park has large indoor and outdoor play areas, as well as a host of farm animals to meet. The kids will love the onsite toy shop. What’s not to like?

Another must visit when looking for things to do with kids in west Scotland is the Dino Park at Hetland Garden Centre in Carrutherstown. This ideal place for dinosaur fanatics! With dinosaur themed soft play area, and a Dino Park with a range of pre-historic species and archaeology related activities when you feel like stepping back in time and exploring the past.

In case there weren’t enough things to do with the children in Dumfries & Galloway, be sure to check out the Cocoabean Company, located only a 30-minute drive from Dumfries and perfect for children to get hands on with their favourite treat. This interactive chocolate experience allows you to try your hand at being a chocolatier. Plus, you will create a number of delicious creations to take away and taste later on. Yum!

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Galloway Forest Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty, reaching over 300 square miles of awe-inspiring views. A visit to the site is a must when staying at Queensberry Bay or Viewfield manor in West Scotland, as the abundance of explorative walks will take adventurists breath away with the truly stunning scenery. Just the drive into the area is enough to make you speechless.

Begin your adventure at one of the Visitors centres, the Kirroughtree is at the gate of the Forst Park so is a great starting point for active adventures. The Glentool centre is a great base from which to discover the woodlands and take in the rich history of the area. Finally, Clatteringshaws is another fantastic base from which to begin a spectacular adventure, including the world famous 7stanes mountain bike trail centres.

There are already a number of set trails in place, so you can choose between gentle strolls to take in the sights or opt for more strenuous hikes through the mountains to get a real sense of the beautiful and varied landscape. A whole range of fantastic routes can be found here. You can find a few routes you like, and plan your visit around it, depending on the sites you want to see.

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Glen Trool Circuit

One of our favourite walks to explore is the Glen Trool circuit. You can take in the spectacular views of Merrick, which is the highest peak within the Galloway Forest. As well as the beautiful Loch Trool. A serene and tranquil stop by the loch with give you a real feeling of peace. Plus you’ll be surrounded by views that are too incredible to describe! This walk is also brimming with history. Look out for Bruce’s Stone overlooking the site of the Battle of Glen Trool. Once your visit winds to an end, you can drop by the friendly Visitors Centre to unwind in the café whilst still enjoying the local wildlife.

For history buffs, the Talnorty Trail will bring you to the striking Murray’s monument. The monument is in memory of Alexander Murray, a local shepherd boy who later became Professor of Oriental Languages at Edinburgh University. The trail can also be followed to the impressive Grey Meres Tail Waterfall, a perfectly peaceful spot to enjoy the surroundings and the sound of the crashing water and local wildlife.

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Red Deer Range

If wildlife spotting is more your thing, the Red Deer Range is the perfect location to spot deer in their natural habitat. You can view the spectacular creatures from the shelter of the hide. There’s around 60 living within the woodland area. Keen photographers will love the chance to snap the beauty of the deer in such breathtaking surroundings. You can also learn more from the rangers, with selected events running throughout the year. The area is full of beauty and an abundance of local wildlife, such as buzzards and birds of prey.

Visit the Dark Skies experience at Galloway Forest Park

Dark Skies at Galloway Forest

Planning a dark visit and always wanted to see the Northern Lights? For avid star-gazers, Galloway Forest is one of Scotland’s finest areas with a Dark Sky Park status. There is very minimal light pollution, allowing the sky and spattering of stars to be crystal clear on a cloudless night. In the colder months when the dark hours are longer, you might even catch a chance at seeing the amazing Aurora Borealis, a phenomenal experience that makes everyone’s bucket list. You can really make the most of your stargazing experience with a visit to the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory. The Observatory is sited on a hilltop, on the edge of the Galloway Forest. Here, you can use the two powerful telescopes to achieve a full and clear view of the dark sky. You’ll be truly astounded by the sight!

These are just a few of the great ways to discover the Galloway Forest Park. With the 300 square miles of beauty, there’s so much more you can explore! Whether you’re looking for gentle strolls in outstanding beauty with scenic spots to snap the perfect photograph, adventurous bike trails with panoramic views of the peaks or a visit to see the crystal clear sky in the pitch-black night, Galloway Forest is the perfect National Park to discover the hidden wonders or Scotland.

Our holiday park Viewfield Manor acts as a great base from which to enjoy countryside holidays, but you can also take in sights of the coast with sandy beaches close by. There’s no better way to spend your holiday than on the golden beaches of Scotland, whether you’re going for a fun-filled family visit with a game of football or to build sandcastles, or whether you’re looking to simply enjoy the sounds of the sea and stroll the dunes, there’s a beach for everyone to enjoy. We’ve listed below the best beaches in south Scotland to visit.

Troon Beach

Troon beach is just a 20-minute drive from Viewfield Manor, and is a great location for families seeking to feel the sand between their toes! For active kids, there’s a play park to enjoy and a volleyball court. If paddling is more your thing, the clear waters are perfect for a splash in the waves. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s also a restaurant close by.

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Irvine Beach

Adjoining Troon is Irvine beach, another beautiful location, perfect for families and couples alike. During your visit to Irvine beach, why not take the Irvine Beach trail and enjoy a long stroll? On busy days, there’s often a café kiosk open to stop by for a hot brew or a cold drink to cool the kids down after an afternoon of running on the sand.

Enjoy a long walk on Irvine Beach with your pooch on a pet friendly break at Viewfield Manor


Also, just a short drive from the park is Saltcoats, which stretches for miles and is perfect for those seeking a long stroll across the sandy shoreline. This beach is a little quieter than the more family orientated beaches, so is great for a peaceful visit to enjoy the waves crashing on the sand.

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Ayr beach

Considered one of the best beaches in south Scotland, Ayr beach is a must visit for those looking for family fun. The sandy beach is perfect for children to play on, making sandcastles and enjoying picnics. Close by you’ll also find a crazy golf course and a play area, so the little one’s can run off some steam. For those travelling alone or without children, the beach is also excellent for walking and cycling. The dedicated Sustrans National Cycle Route 7 is the perfect cycle route to take in the views of Ailsa Craig.

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Stevenston Beach

For those wishing to spot the wonders of the local wildlife, Stevenston Beach is the perfect location. The Nature Reserve has many dunes which are home to a diverse range of wildlife, perfect for insect and bird spotting. There’s also a beautiful range of wild flowers in the Summer, perfect for the keen photographer.

If you are looking for a beach near Glasgow, these are definitely worth a stop by. Especially when you consider how close they are to our park. Visit once or twice on holiday, or buy your own holiday home to visit frequently! We have holiday homes to meet every need. Sign up to our mailing list to keep up to date with our latest offers.

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A visit to the stunning Queensberry Bay Leisure Park means you can enjoy direct beach access and coastal views right on your doorstep. We’ve put together a list of the best beaches to visit near Dumfries.

Powfoot Beach

The park has direct access to the stunning Powfoot beach, which offers panoramic views of the coast, and the breath-taking Solway Firth. If you’re looking for a peaceful stroll, taking in the sounds of the waves and the smell of the sea air, look no further than the Powfoot beach. The shingles are great for piling and skipping and the quiet stretch of coast is great for relaxing and letting go of the stresses of every day life. Powfoot beach is also perfect for those who want to enjoy the local wildlife, there are plenty of birds that can be spotted and rockpools.


Mossyard Beach

If you are travelling with family and are looking for a beach that’s sandier, Mossyard beach is under an hour’s drive from the park and is perfect for those looking for a family beach. There are plenty of rockpools to explore and lots of wildlife to spot, as well as rocks for the aspiring adventurist to climb. The clean sand is great for making sandcastles, which the little ones will love, they might even be lucky enough to find some shells to use as decoration.


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Annan Beach

Another great beach for wildlife spotting is Annan Beach. The shingled beach with plentiful rockpools is great for spotting local wildlife including; Oystercatchers, Lapwings and Redshanks. The location is stunning, with beautiful wide views of the sea, perfect for watching the sunset.

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Powillimount beach

Within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Beauty, Southerness Beach is another stunning beach to explore. This beach has no restrictions on pets, meaning your fury friend can join you in a long stroll. If you’re looking for things to do during your walk, there’s a golf club nearby with direct access to the beach and a fish and chip shop to enjoy.

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Whether you’re looking for a peaceful beach right on your doorstop to enjoy long strolls or a family beach for sandcastle making and rockpool exploring, there’s a beach for every taste along the Dumfries coastline.

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We love getting out and about on walks with our dogs. Not only does it keep them energised and happy, but it also allows us to see more of the sights surrounding our beautiful parks.
With two amazing locations in west Scotland, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to dog walks in Ayrshire and dog walks in Dumfriesshire. Both parks, Viewfield Manor and Queensberry Bay, are ideally located for taking in both country and coast.

Queensberry Bay in Dumfriesshire

Dog Walking in Dumfriesshire

At Queensberry Bay you have the beach literally on the doorstep, so you don’t have to go far to get the dog out and about. Your four-legged friend will love the miles of coastline overlooking the Solway firth. If you are looking for a dedicated walk to do with your dog, you can enjoy the Annan Shore Walk within a ten-minute drive. This 5km route starts in the centre of the town and heads towards the Solway Firth. You will pass through the paths of the Merse, an expanse of tidal salt marsh. There are great opportunities for bird watching while you walk.

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Mabie Forest Walks

If you are looking for a dog walk in Dumfriesshire which is a little further afield, why not enjoy a woodland walk in Mabie Forest. This beautiful woodland is 20 miles from Queensberry Bay, located between Dumfries and New Abbey. It has plenty of signposted routes for your visit.

Amazing Ayrshire dog walks

When staying in Ayrshire there are also a great number of beach and countryside dog walks for you and your pooch to enjoy. Just a couple of miles from the park you can visit Eglinton Country Park. This 400-acre park is located in the grounds of Eglinton Castle. Featuring woodland walks, a garden walks and grassy areas for picnics, its a lovely day out for all. There are a number of areas where your dog can go off lead and a park for children to enjoy if you’re looking for that ultimate dog-friendly family day out.

Enjoy a long walk on Irvine Beach with your pooch on a pet friendly break at Viewfield Manor

Irvine Beach Walks

Just 4 miles from the park you can find Irvine Beach where your dog can enjoy a run around and a paddle in the water. This stunning beach offers miles of enjoyment with the Irvine Beach Trail starting from the town side of the beach. The trail is just a small part of the huge coastal path, which is the ultimate dog walk in Ayrshire, at 148km! We don’t think your dog would thank us for recommending that, but the Troon to Irvine route makes up 11km of the path and offers fantastic views across the Ayrshire coast.

Why not visit a Verdant Leisure park and enjoy a pet-friendly break with us? We often have pets go free breaks meaning your dogs can join in the fun for no extra price! Find out about our latest offers by signing up to our mailing list here.

If you are looking to stay in this beautiful area, look no further than breaks at Viewfield Manor or Queensberry Bay. We have fantastic facilities and great value accommodation. Keep up to date with the latest holiday offer offers by signing up to our mailing list below.

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Viewfield Manor is the perfect base from which to enjoy amazing family holidays, creating memories to last forever. Located ideally in the Scottish countryside, you can make the most of stunning views as well as a selection of great things to do close by.

For families seeking action-packed excitement, there are a number of great attractions. Evolution, just a short drive from the park, is an amazing adrenaline inducing attraction. You can get your skates on and learn some new skills, test your wits and try your hand at BMXing all whilst in the safe and secure environment it provides.

If you’re looking more to adventure and explore, why not take the Kilwinning New Town Trail on the bikes? This trail is perfect for all ages, gliding through beautiful locations. Along the way you can follow the river, then take in the sights of Irvine town centre followed by Eglinton Country Park and the Garnock Floods. The ride allows you to get our and explore, all the whilst enjoying family time together.

For fun-filled amusements, The Garage offers plenty to keep the family entertained. Get competitive with ten pin bowling, go karting, pool and more! The Garage a number of fun-packed and exciting things to do, all in one place to keep the family entertained for hours.

For history buffs and those searching for an education and fun break, The Scottish Maritime Museum is perfect to learn about inventors and craftsmen who shaped shipbuilding across the world. Additionally, The Burns museum comprises the famous Burns Cottage where the poet was born, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works. Visiting these museums makes for a great day trip.

For families with younger children, Heads of Ayr Farm Park offers loads for those looking for something fun for the kids to enjoy. The Farm features bumper boats, tractors, diggers and more! You can also challenge the kids to a game of water wars – who can soak who the most?! With an assault course, play area, giant sandpit, giant aerial runway and trampolines the farm can be enjoyed for hours! The kids will love the array of animals they can meet too!

Belleisle Estate is one of the most popular family attractions within South Ayrshire and also the largest park in Ayr. The park houses a number of animals including deer, ponies, pot-bellied pigs, a kiddies’ pet area and an aviary. There is also a fantastic walled garden with huge Victorian greenhouse to explore and a children’s play area.

If all of these amazing fun-filled days out aren’t enough, there are lot’s of great things to enjoy whilst on park too. With family entertainment, an arcade and kids club, Viewfield offers great family holidays.