When staying at Ewes Water Log Cabins you are surrounded by a whole host of things to do and places to see that children and the whole family will enjoy. To help plan your trip, we’ve compiled a list of the very best family activities that you can add to your itinerary….
Only 30 minutes away from our Log Cabins, the ‘Frequent Green Flag’ winner Bitts Park is great for families, offering a nice range of activity options and some truly beautiful surroundings. It has a fantastic children’s adventure playground with sturdy modern equipment suited to 3 to 10 year olds, plus a Pirate Ship sand play area! There are some young kiddie rides around but they really are for the little ones. You can also find a Putting Green, pretty good Crazy Golf course, a mini maze, a water splash park (from Easter – October) and both open air and under cover tennis courts!
Dalscone Farm Fun
With a large indoor soft play centre and exciting outdoor play areas too, Dalscone has everything you and your kids need for a great day out – rain or shine! A huge indoor soft play area has ball cannons, climbing frames, slides and other exciting features for the children to enjoy, whilst outdoors, there are trampolines, go carts, crazy golf, a play fort, Alpine slide, bumper boats and much more! Don’t forget to say “hi” to the lovely farm animals too! If you’re feeling peckish, the Dalscone Diner sells a range of refreshments including tea, coffee, juice, delicious cakes and baguettes. Dalscone is also only a few minutes from the centre of Dumfries, so you’re just a stones’ throw away from the range of shops and restaurants that the town has to offer!
Energi Trampoline Park
The clue is in the name… Carlisle’s Energi Trampoline Park is the perfect way for your youngsters to let off steam and relieve some energy during your stay at Ewes Water Log Cabins (we know how full of life they can be especially when on holiday!). It is fun for children of all ages and relaxing for the adults too, thanks to the Energi Cafe which offers a warm atmosphere, a range of food and drinks, free wi-fi and most importantly of all, a perfect vantage point of the trampoline park so you can observe all the action!
Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory
A golden ticket for the whole family! At the Cocoa Bean in Twynholm, Kirkcudbright you will enter a world of chocolate heaven where your children can make and decorate three chocolate goodies to take home! The 45 minute experience is available every day and is suitable for age 3 (approx.) to 18. The experienced staff supervise and guide the children during the chocolate making workshops, whilst adults can watch through the viewing windows or relax in our cafe. There is also a play area outside and a venue for birthday parties!
Arguably Carlisle’s most iconic attraction – standing proud in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle remained a working fortress until well within living memory. Explore the medieval castle rooms, discover a turbulent history with the exhibition, and walk some of the castle walls. It is also home to Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life. As well as the tours and exhibitions, Carlisle Castle also plays host to various events throughout the year including ‘Spooky’ season this October, which features a scary drive-in cinema!
The famous Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery houses considerable collections of fine and decorative art, human history and natural sciences. It also boasts a wide range of exhibitions and events, brought together in one impressive museum and art gallery. Well renowned for its first class customer service, and for exciting, varied events and exhibitions programmes – there really is something for everyone at Tullie House. Children and adults of all ages will find fun, hands-on exhibits and even games: fire a Roman weapon, climb the life-sized section of Hadrian’s Wall or visit the badgers’ sett!
Dino Park is without question Southern Scotland’s best dinosaur experience, offering a great adventure for the whole family. Step back 150 million years and discover the giants who roamed the earth. Take a trip through the Dino Mine, hear stories and facts in the Dino Den, dig for fossils, have fun on the bouncy dinosaur and much more! There is also the Dino Soft Play for the little ones. Open 7 days a week throughout the year.