Cream o’Galloway Visitor Centre, DG7 2DR
A working organic farm and award winning ice-cream maker near Gatehouse of Fleet, with lots of fun activities from karts, slides, rides, a woodland adventure playground and a new giant trampoline ‘The Boing’.
Cocoa Bean Company Chocolate Factory, DG6 4NP
Grown-ups and children alike will appreciate the Cocoa Bean, Company Chocolate Factory at Twynholm which runs excellent hands-on chocolate workshops and has a huge slide, outdoor adventure playground and cafe with a large indoor soft play area.
Gem Rock Museum, DG8 7HJ
The Gem Rock Museum at Creetown is a huge favourite with children. It houses one of the finest collections of gemstones, crystals, minerals, rocks and fossils in the UK.
Logan Fish Pond, DG9 9NF
Logan Fish Pond is a fascinating marine life visitor centre. Previously it once was the Victorian larder stocked with fish of the nearby Logan House.
Galloway Activity Centre, DG7 3NQ
Galloway Activity Centre situated on the banks of Loch Ken in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway offers an excellent selection of outdoor activities – kayaking, canoeing, archery, outdoor laser quest, climbing/abseiling, windsurfing and even wobble boarding.
Laggan Outdoor, DG7 2ES
Close to Gatehouse of Fleet, this outdoor activity centre provides exhilarating and wacky activities for kids and grown-ups from grass sledging, mountain balling and mountain boarding to archery and the newly launched zip wire. Spanning some 820 metres it claims to be the UK’s longest zip wire.
Heads of Ayr Farm Park, KA7 4LD
With almost 50 different types of animas there is plenty of things to see and do, with activities for all ages, including indoor and outdoor play areas, an aerial runway, thrilling ringo sledging, tunnel land and the combine castle.
Maybie Farm Park, DG2 8EZ
There is fun for all the family with over 5,000 square feet of indoor play area, plus dirt buggies, boats, astro-slide and grass sledging to enjoy. There are also lots of animals, a tearoom serving snacks and a large toy shop.
Riding / Pony Trekking
Beach rides and an indoor riding arena are on offer at Terally near Sandhead, or closer by there is pony trekking at Lochnaw Home Farm, near Leswalt.