Local Activities and Special Events
In the “hub” of Ayrshire, the Coorie has easy transport links to explore the South West of Scotland, Burns Country, north to Glasgow, or even take a ferry along the Clyde Coast to Arran, Largs, Dunoon or “the Lochs”. The paddle steamer Waverley is based at Ayr Harbour during the summer months.
Ayr is a vibrant seaside town with a bustling beach and promenade, there is also a swimming pool and Citadel leisure centre, based at the harbour
Because of its extensive facilities, and amenities, Ayr hosts many “events” throughout the year. The International Youth Football Festival is in May, the National Bowling Competition at Northfield in July/August, Ayr Flower Show , the best in Scotland, is located at Rozelle, also during August. We now host the The Scottish Air Show during September, and last, but not least our “Premier” Racecourse welcomes racing enthusiasts from far and wide for meetings throughout the year, and especially for the Scottish National in May and the Gold Cup Racing Festival, bringing glitz and glamour to our town, in September.
For children, the Farm Park at the heads of Ayr provides a great family day out for all ages, with an extensive range of activities from soft play for toddlers to rope swings and quad bikes also equipped with a water zone that has bumper cars and the ever fun water wars. Lets not forget a huge selection of animals indoor amd outdoor, little and large, fierce and feart! Find more details on their website. www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk – 4 Miles
Pirate Petes and the Citadel
On a wet day you may prefer to stay closer to home and explore the adventure playground at Pirate Petes or the Citadel swimming and leisure complex at the seafront. Pirate Petes is a brilliant facility for children of all ages with a Laser Gun arena, a mini Championship putting green, fun park and a supervised soft play area. The citadel is a leisure complex that offers a newly upgraded Gymnasium, sports hall, spa and swimming pool. With an array of classes also available.
www.piratepetes.co.uk – 1 Miles http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/leisure/citadel-leisure-centre/ - 1.2 Miles
The award winning Castle and Country Park is a great day out for all the family. Set in 600 acres of stunning coastal countryside, this leads you through woodlands, past ponds round beaches, picturesque clifftops, walled gardens, a fantastic outdoor play park and a deer retreat. You can also take a tour of this monumental 18th Century Scottish Castle and soak up all the history it has to offer. www.nts.org.uk/property/culzea-astle-and-country-park - 14 Miles
Rabbie Burns Birthplace Museum
Learn about the life of Burns at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway where you can see the white-washed cottage where Burns was born. You can even visit the settings of one of Burns' most popular poems, Tam o' Shanter, at Alloway Auld Kirk and Brig O'Doon.
For the real Burns enthusiast, Ayr is the perfect starting point to investigate the Burns Trail throughout the south west.
www.burnsmuseum.org – 2.1 miles
To help you make the most of your stay at the Coorie, we have put together an extensive library of information about local activites, places to visit, days out and trips further afield. We have also provided a list of personally recommended, restaurants, bistros, bars and pubs. With sample menus and price lists.