Dates for your Diary
Ayrshire ~ Scotland
In 2014 Scotland welcomes the world to join in the exciting Year of Homecoming.
Friday 28th March
* Glenapp Castle re-opens for the 2014 Season *
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March
Champagne Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
at Glenapp Castle with a surprise gift for all Mothers and Grandmothers.
28th, 29th and 30th March
Mother’s Day Pamper Packages
Sunday 30th March
Mother’s Day Lunch at Glenapp Castle
29th March to 30th March
The Scottish Sailing Institute brings together the best sailors in Scotland to get race ready before the new season.
March to May
Walk the Ayrshire Coastal Path
March to October
Dumfries House, Cumnock opens from Sunday to Friday.
We recommend an advance booking to avoid disappointment.
Open March to September, 10.00am -5.00pm
Don’t miss the carpet of Daffodils in Spring.
5th April to 5th May
Wild Spring Festival Dumfries and Galloway
More than 100 "family-friendly" activities and promises to be the biggest and best yet. Most of the events are led by wildlife experts and take in "natural delights" such as bats, badgers, moths, sharks and red squirrels.
Friday 11th and Saturday 12th April
Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr Racecourse
Open from Friday 18th April
Dunskey Gardens, Portpatrick
Walled garden, Woodland garden and Maze.
Friday 18th to Monday 21st April
Easter Chocolate Afternoon Tea available at Glenapp Castle over the Easter weekend
Easter Sunday 20th April and Easter Monday 21st April
Set 3 Course Lunch at Glenapp Castle, £29.50 per person.
Until Sunday 20th April 2014
Robert Burns Birth Place Museum
‘Savage and Tender’ contemporary art exhibition. Be inspired by artists’ different interpretations of Burns’s observations on the natural world. Admission Free.
Monday 21st April to Sunday 27th April
2014 Senior Golf Competition, Dalmilling, South Ayrshire – 01292 263893.
Fun competitions for lady and gentleman golfers over the age of 50 on various South Ayrshire Golf Courses.
Open April to September
Castle Kennedy Gardens
Friday 2nd May to Sunday 25th May 2014
Book Town Spring Festival
Whisky, Words & Wisdom , Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town.
Wigtown and Bladnoch welcome you to the Machars of Galloway in south west Scotland for a unique celebration of Whisky, Words and Wisdom
May Bank Holiday Weekends
‘3 nights for the price of 2’ Offer
Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May
Ayr County Show, Ayr Racecourse
A fun day with animals, entertainment, education, trade stands, food, crafts and much more
Friday 16th to Sunday 25th May
Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival, Gracefield Arts Centre
Friday 23rd May to Sunday 25th
Burn’s an’ a’ That! Festival – Ayr.
Saturday 24th to Monday 26th May
Spring Fling is Scotland's Premier Arts and Crafts Open Studios Event in Dumfries and Galloway.
23 July 2014
The Commonwealth Games opening Ceremony, Glasgow
Open All (Or Most Of) Year:
1st February to 30th November
Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park
27 acres with nearly 150 animals from all over the world.
Craft Town of Scotland, West Kilbride
The Barony Centre. Scotland’s only designated craft town, samples the wealth of craft and design talent from Scotland and the U.K.
Ayrshire Alps - Scotland’s 1st Road Cycling Park.
The hill roads of South Carrick make up the ultimate road cyclist’s playground. Popularly referred to as ‘The Ayrshire Alps’, the terrain offers fantastic scenery, cycle friendly roads, and a tough cycling challenge.