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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 135 fun things to do in Kirkcudbright for you and the family to discover, including beaches, museums and art galleries and indoor and soft play areas. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 76 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Kirkcudbright day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Kirkcudbright with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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The Cocoa Bean Company5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Twynholm
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Cocoa Bean Company is a interactive, child friendly workshops, kids make and decorate chocolate slabs, marshmallow treats and shaky shape animals...

Brighouse Bay Trekking

  • Kirkcudbright
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Brighouse Bay Trekking offer trekking, hacking and tuition on a variety of well mannered mounts. Lessons are available from 7 years upwards on trustw...

Lochhill Equestrian Centre

  • Castle Douglas
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Lochhill Equestrian Centre was established is set in beautiful countryside and offers a wide range of equestrian services for all abilit...

Cream o Galloway

  • Castle Douglas
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Cream o Galloway welcomes every member of the family, from 8 months to 88 years old! There's action and adventure for big kids with the adrenaline pu...

Cardoness Castle

  • Gatehouse of Fleet
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Cardoness Castle Highlights include the tower house, which is a well preserved example of a 15th century Scottish nobleman's residence, plus The Hall...

Threave Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Castle Douglas
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Threave Castle On an island in the River Dee stands Threave Castle, a massive 14th century tower built by Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway. The s...

The Castle Douglas Treasure Trail

  • Castle Douglas
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The clear directions on the Castle Douglas self guided themed Treasure Trail, will lead you on an intriguing walk of discovery. The whole family, fro...

Laggan Outdoor

  • Castle Douglas
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

If your little action stars can’t sit still, they don’t have to with zip wires, waterballing and grass sledging! Laggan Outdoor is the fitness kick f...



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7stanes Dalbeattie

  • Dalbeattie
  • Outdoor
  • Cycling

7stanes Dalbeattie is defined by the granite in the area and with a broad range of mountain biking trails on offer you can look forward to a great ex...

Rockcliffe Beach

  • Dalbeattie
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover this picturesque beach in South Scotland, Rockcliffe Beach is a great spot, not only for the family photos, but for little ones to explore a...

Garlieston Beach and Wigtown Bay

  • Newton Stewart
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Garlieston Beach and Wigtown Bay plus Rigg Bay also known as Cruggleton Bay are all set within the vast grounds of Galloway House and Gardens. The bu...

Creetown Gem Rock Museum

  • Newton Stewart
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Creetown Gem Rock Museum is the leading independent museum of its kind in the UK and is renowned worldwide. Owned and run by the Stephenson famil...

Galloway Activity Centre

  • Castle Douglas
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

The Galloway Activity Centre is situated on the glorious banks of Loch Ken and offers a vast range of outdoor activities and accommodation ideal for...

Whithorn Cradle of Christianity

  • Newton Stewart
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Whithorn Cradle of Christianity Founded by St. Ninian in the 5th century this is the site of the first Christian church in Scotland, later becoming t...

Kirroughtree Visitor Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Dumfries
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Come and see how artists have been inspired by Galloway Forest Park! The sculptures are found throughout the park and are waiting to be discovered; s...

7stanes Kirroughtree

  • Newton Stewart
  • Outdoor
  • Cycling

7stanes Kirroughtree was Winner of the MBR Trail of the Year in 2010, and is also a favourite family venue with a wide range of trails, a seasonal ca...

Southerness Beach

  • Dumfries
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great sandy beach to bring the whole family to? Head down to Southerness beach, where not only will your little ones love it, but your...

Red Deer Range Trail

  • Newton Stewart
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There’s no better place to get up close with one of the largest deer breeds than at the Red Deer Range. Shh, you’re so close you'll scare off them of...

Monreith Animal Park1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Newton Stewart
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Monreith Animal Park has animals for all tastes from the cute and cuddly to the big and ugly! Their range of pleasingly recognisable animals include...

Mabie Farm Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Dumfries
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Zoom down an astro slide and hop aboard the Choo Choo express at Mabie Farm Park. At a farm with animals and activities galore your family can go qua...

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