Experience Days

Experience Days

Days Out With The Kids

Loudounhill Trail

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 9.5miles. 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.

The Kelpies

The Kelpies in Falkirk – less than an hours drive!

The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures,
standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal,
and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland
project built to connect 16 communities in the
Falkirk Council Area, Scotland. Stunning!

Heads Of Ayr Farm Park – Ayr

Well worth a visit. Can pass a whole day there easily !
Outdoor and indoor activities for kids.
They have a range of animals from exotic Alpacas, Monkeys,
Lemurs, Meerkats and Wallabys – to loveable horses and rabbits.

Cheeky monkeys from Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Indoor adventure barn with slides, rope bridges, ball pools and
soft play areas.Ariel slides and trampolines, kids and
adults quad bikes, Quad and barrel rides, electric tractors
and sand diggers. There is a Water Zone where you can have fun
launching water balloons or riding in the bumper boats.
a new attraction called Camelots Castle has been added
where children can experience, through play, medieval times as they were.

 

 

Irvine Beach

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.

 

 

 

Play area at Calderglen

 

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.

 

 

 

M & Ds theme park

We also have a family theme park within a short car journey from the Lodge called M & D’s
which has rides for all ages, crazy golf, soft play, 10 pin bowling, snooker tables and much more.

 

 

There is also Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex and another full ‘snow experience’ in 

Escape in Glasgow which is fantastic

 

 

 

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 !!)

Nearby Glengavel Reservoir


Fishing

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.

 

 

Culzean Castle

Castles
There are some stunning castles within an hours drive from your country cottage. From the smaller Dundonald Castle and Strathaven Castle, the pictured Culzean Castle, and the 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 Events 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