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Days Out With The Kids


Walking at Drumboy Lodge

There are many walks, both in the immediate area, local, and further afield, that will suit any level of ability, and length of time you wish to walk while staying at Drumboy Lodge self catering accommodation.
The Irvine Valley (the area around Loudounhill) has 11 documented walks, ranging from The William Wallace Path (1/3 of a mile - right on your doorstep!) to the Irvine Valley Trail which is around 9.5 miles.
Loudounhill itself is only a short walk from your door, and most of our quests make it their personal challenge to climb it during their stay !!
Check out our walking page for more information.

Days out near your holiday cottage.

There is a beach in Irvine (next to the Magnum Centre) and a much larger one in Ayr, which has an outside adventure play area next to it with crazy golf and amusements for the children.


There is also Calderglen Country Park in East Kilbride which has something for everyone. Nature trails, plants from around the world, children's zoo, adventure playground and there is a cafe on site too.


The Heads of Ayr Farm Park is a must for families with children with many kinds of animals and quad bikes along with many other things to keep everyone entertained for the whole day.



Drumclog Moto X (Quad bikes and Moto X bikes) is run at a farm approx a 5 minute drive away. Check their Facebook page for competition dates.


We also have a family theme park within a short car journey from the Lodge called M & D's Theme Park (Hamilton), and Amazonia, where you can have hours of fun.


There is also Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex and another full 'snow experience' in Escape in Glasgow, if you fancy something a little different.

You will have no problems passing the time while you holiday at Drumboy Lodge!

For the rainy days there is Strathaven Leisure Centre which has a small swimming pool and a gym stacked full of equipment. It runs many different types of sports classes during the week too. Hamilton Water Palace has a large swimming pool and another 'adventure pool' where you can spend hours of fun.

There are also cinemas, shops, and 10 pin bowling in Hamilton, East Kilbride and Kilmarnock (all a 30 minute drive) and Ayr (a 50 minute drive).

Boat trips are proving to be very popular with our guests, to the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig ( a dormant volcano arising from the sea). You can also take a boat trip to Millport, and hire bikes, and cycle the 10 miles round the island !
(Don't panic - Millport is almost flat !!)


There is also fishing within a short drive at Arran View Fishery, and Quarter Fishery, if you want to try something new. Please look at our fishing page for further information.


There are some stunning castles within an hours drive from your country cottage. From the smaller Dundonald and Strathaven Castles to the truly magnificent Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Castle.
See our historic Scotland page for more information.
Drumboy Lodge is even built on the site of the Battle Of Drumclog, and the Battle of Loudounhill, so there is even plenty of local history right on your doorstep !

And so much more !!
There is detailed information within the lodge on all activities and days out so that you can plan your days once you get to your self catering accommodation.

Things to do 

The following are all available near your holiday accommodation.

Chatelerault Country Park - Hamilton
Calderglen Country park - East Kilbride
The Falkirk Wheel (A rotating boatlift) - Falkirk
Drumpellier Country Park - Coatbridge
M & D's Scotland's Theme Park - Hamilton
National Museum of Rural Life - East Kilbride
ScotKart Indoor Karting & Terminator Paintball  - Cambuslang
Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre - Lanark
Strathclyde Country Park - Hamilton
Time Capsule - Leisure - Coatbridge
Airdrie Observatory - Airdrie
Biggar Puppet Theatre - Biggar
Dollan Aqua Centre _ East Kilbride
James Hamilton Heritage Park - East Kilbride
Ice Rink - East Kilbride shopping centre
Strathaven Park - Strathaven
Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre - Balloch
Loch Lomond Aquarium - Balloch
Briarlands Farm - Stirling
Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park - Doune
Heads of Ayr Farm Park - Alloway
Woodland Farm - Girvan
Hamilton Park Racecourse -  Hamilton
Amazonia - rainforest attraction - Hamilton
Baron's Haugh - nature reserve - Motherwell
Cumbernauld Outdoor Activity Centre - Cumbernauld
Drumpellier Country Park - Coatbridge
Xtreme Karting - Larbert
Priate Pete's - Ayr
Hamilton Water Palace - Hamilton
Carron Valley Forest and Mountain Bike Trail - Denny
Cumbernauld Outdoor Activity Centre - Cumbernauld
Craft Daft On A Raft - Kirkintilloch
Craft Daft - Ayr
Escape - multi types of fun - Glasgow
Museum of transport - Glasgow
Edinburgh Zoo - Edinburgh
Xscape - Glasgow
Deep Sea World - Edinburgh
Go Ape - Aberfoyle

The Visitor Centre Experience:

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre
Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve - New Lanark
Soccer Circus - Renfrew
New Lanark Visitor Centre - New Lanark
Carmichael Visitor Centre - Lanark
Summerlee Heritage Park - Coatbridge
Loch Lomond Shores _ Balloch
Royal Burgh Of Stirling - Stirling
Mill Trail Visitor Centre - Alva
Trossachs Discovery Centre - Aberfoyle
Bannockburn Heritage Centre - Stirling
Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank - Denny
Balmichael Visitor Centre - Shiskine
Vikingar - Largs
National museum of Country Life - East Kilbride

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