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Attractions in Kilmarnock
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    • The Dean Castle
    • The Galleon Centre
    • The Dick Institute
    • The Garage
    • Howard Park
    • Kay Park
    • Town Centre
    • The Grand Hall and Palace Theatre
    • Odeon
    • Rugby Park

The Dean Castle is a lovely historical castle with lots of character. It also comes with a country park with lots of trails for walking and a delightful café.

If you like shopping, then go to the Town Centre – the friendliest shopping town in the UK .

The Galleon Centre is a local leisure centre where you can swim, ice-skate and work out in style. After that you can chill out at the cool gastro pub.

The Dick Institute is a library and museum; it's a haven for learning! Read a book, buy a coffee, learn at the museum and have fun!

If you like bowling and go-carting the garage is the place to be. Hire shoes, hire carts, have a great time.

Some parks in Kilmarnock are The Howard Park and The Kay Park. They are good for sunny days.

If you like entertainment, then you should visit the Palace Theatre/Grand Hall, with exciting plays on every week, and at Christmas, a pantomime.

The Odeon has a wide variety of films that will suit everyone.

For any Kilmarnock football supporters, get tickets to Rugby Park , where Kilmarnock play weakly. (That was not a spelling mistake!)

Some things to keep you amused in the Summer by Amy

You could take a day trip to………

M&D's, Dean Castle, Kelburn Country Park and Castle, Millport, cycle track from Kilmarnock to Irvine, Edinburgh Zoo, Culzean Castle, Blair Drummond Safari Park, Stirling Castle and Loch Lomound. The Garage, the cinema, The Galleon, The Transport Museum, The Kelvingrove Art Museum, X-scape, Silverburn, Braehead and the Dick Institute.

Edinburgh Zoo is a fun and exciting place to visit with a good variety of animals and places to sit and have a picnic.

If you are looking for somewhere you can enjoy both of the above at the same time visit Blair Drummond where you can be in with the animals and enjoy the rides and play parks.

Escape is full of adventurous activities such as an Ariel course and mini golf. There is also an indoor snow slope where you can go skiing and snowboarding. There are lots of lovely restaurants where you can sit and relax while enjoying a great meal.


In Kilmarnock
Dick Institute
Dean Castle
Kay Park
Howard Park
Rugby Park
The Garage
Mega Mania
Palace Theatre

Near Kilmarnock
Loudoun Castle & amusement park
Barrassie, Ayr, Troon & Irvine Beach
Culzean Castle
Ayr Central
River gate Shopping Centre
The Magnum
The Citadel
Transport Museum
Glasgow Science Centre
Blair Drummond Safari Park
Burns Cottage

Loudoun Castle – Enjoy a fun day out with the family to this great theme park, it has rides, a farm park and even a circus! Great for the kids to enjoy a summer holiday. Only £16 a wrist band for unlimited rides.

Craig Tara Holiday Park – a caravan, tent and shalley site. Great for kids! Come and see Rory and Bradley and the gang. Has lots of entertainment including: swimming, rides, bungee jumping and rock climbing, entertainment bars, beach and amusements. Also heads of Ayr Farm Park is just five minutes away!

Galleon – keeping fit while in Kilmarnock ? Why not take a trip to the galleon where its has a fantastic swimming area and gym. Kids with you? Don't worry there is a cress at the galleon too! It has a great ice rink and bowling area too. Kids are bored? Every Friday there is a amusing swimming night called the Fun swim! It has lots of floats, water slides and a jungle run!

Culzean Castle – Get in the countryside and go for long trails at Culzean castle. In the castle there is lots of interesting features and activities for children and for all the family. Then take a stroll around the swan pond and stuff your face at the café serving a variety of food and cold and hot drinks.

Ayr Central – in Ayr central there is a variety of shops including debenhams for top designer brands and primark for top bargains! There is also a Costa coffee to pop in for a bite to eat and relax in style. An Hmv and a big river island store too. So if you want the latest style then Ayr Central is the place to go!

Glasgow Science Centre – Enjoy a family day out at this great science centre! Become a scientist for the day as you try out all the experiments and learn all the interesting stuff you need to know about science. Watch a 3D film with our new 3D glasses you get free when you enter! Also come in to our Science Centre shop and buy some cool gadgets and souvenirs to take home with you.

Dean Castle – Take a trip back to the olden days when you have a guided tour around the castle. Get a chance to try on some costumes and go to the cages and dens of the castle! Also after all that, go over to the farm park where you can feed the animals including Scott the horse. A newly built children's play area is there too.


Here are some attractions in Kilmarnock

Dean castle
Dick institute
Palace theatre and Grand hall

Here are some attractions Irvine and Ayr and Troon

Troon Rocks
Barrassie Beach
Rivergate shopping centre
Culzean Castle
Craig Tara
Carrick Hills

Here are some attractions in Glasgow

Science Centre
Time Capsule
Silverburn and Braehead


Attractions elsewhere

M and D's
Kelburn country park
Transport museum
Edinburgh Zoo

Dean castle is a wonderful place to go nature walks and play park. It is a great day out for all the family and there is a great selection of animals to feed and look at. Galleon centre is also a fantastic place there are a whole range of activities there is: Swimming, Ice-skating, gym, creche where you can take a brake from your kids, Trampoline's etc.

Dick institute has got a interesting museum and a whole stack of books a kids section and an adults section there is an art gallery that changes every so often and then once you've done that follow the stairs to the museum in there they have a had a whole lot of things in so you could go and check what has changed!!. The palace theatre has loads of different shows on ever week and at Christmas they always do a pantomime that kids age 8-16 can audition for. They change the shows every year so that the pantomime doesn't get boring dance teachers also hold their dance shows there.

Grand hall is next to the palace theatre in there they do karate and orchestras play there also. A dance teacher called Fiona Watt holds her rehearsal for dancing there too. At the garage there is Go-karting , bowling , pub and party room (the studio) once you have done your activities go to the wimpy that is also in the garage. These places give you a great day out for all the family and you just need to travel there and then the great day out is giving to you !!!!

By Ella Brown and Sophie Brown


By Megan & Corey


•  Loudoun Castle

•  Brassy Beach

•  Dean Castle Country Park

•  Galleon

•  Silverburn

•  Craig Tara

•  Saltcoats Shows

•  Lochgoilhead

•  Lochness

•  Caprington Golf Course

•  Caprington Jumps

•  Burns Cottage

•  Troon Rocks

•  Kay Park

•  Heads Of Ayr Farm Park

•  Dick Institute

•  Pitlochry

•  M&D's

•  Nature Trail

•  The Garage

•  Tesco

•  Science Centre

•  Kelvingrove Art Gallery

•  Blair Drummond Safari Park

•  Hampden

•  Rugby Park

•  Ibrox

•  Edinburgh Zoo

•  Vikingar

•  Culzean Castle

•  Electric Brae

•  Dunure

•  Cinema

•  Theatre

•  Gailes

•  Troon beach

•  Irvine Beach

•  Transport Museum

•  Loch Lomond

•  Edinburgh Museum Of National History

•  Braehead

•  Buchanan Galleries

•  Arran

•  Millport

•  Power league

•  Kilmarnock Academy

•  Edinburgh Dungeons

•  Kelburn Country Park

•  Largs


Loudoun Castle is a great place for a fun day out for the family. It has rides for every age group including toddlers, youngsters, teenagers and all the adults. It has a cheap entry fee; the fee is different for every age group and if you go you will have a great day out.

Lochgoilhead is great to get away for a good couple of days full of activities for all the family. You could go:

•  Sailing

•  Burn Run

•  Kayaking

•  Rock Climbing

•  Abseiling

•  Mountain Biking

•  Canoeing

•  Rounders

•  Football

•  Jacobs Ladder

•  All Aboard

•  Water Slide

+& other things

Places To Go In Scotland by Shannon and Ashley


If you get bored in the summer, Well there's …



Culzean Castle

Dundonald Castle

Drumlanrig Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Stirling Castle

Dean Castle


One of the best castles is Dean castle in Kilmarnock with its beautiful scenery and historic castle. There is an outside nature trail in the woods, also with some farm animals that you can clap and feed, but beware of the peacock that's on the loose!



Head Of Ayr Farm Park

Kay Park

Kelburn Country Park

Howard Park

Dean Park

Blair Drummond Safari Park


Shopping Centres

Irvine River gate



East Kilbride

Kilmarnock Town Centre

John Lewis

Ayr Town Centre


If there's a day that isn't so warm and you fancy a shopping spree, then go to the best shopping centre in Glasgow, Silverburn. There are many great shops including New Look, River Island , Debenhams and many more. Inside it has a lovely variety of restaurants to go to which includes, Frankie and Bennies, Nando's and a lot more.



Ayr Beach

Troon Beach

Culzean Beach

Denier Beach


Tourist Attractions

Electric Brae

Loudoun Castle

Burns Cottage

Burns Monument


Have a wonderful summer and try some of our suggestions to keep you amused.


Places in east-Ayrshire by John

  1. The Galleon
  2. Loudon castle theme park
  3. Odeon
  4. Dean castle
  5. The garage
  6. Palace theatre
  7. Rugby Park


  1. If you are ever in east-Ayrshire you have to visit the Kilmarnock galleon with a wide variety of activities that you and the kids can enjoy E.G. Swimming, ice-skating, badminton, indoor-bowls and a gym.

2. Loudon castle theme park gives the family a great day out and a nice chance to relax………………………………………………………not.


Other Places of Interest:

Science centre

Transport museum

Strath Clyde theme park


Edinburgh zoo

The countryside


Culzean castle



Kelburn Country

Ben Nevis