Family Holidays in Dumfries and Galloway

Looking for a break away with the family and looking for somewhere different to visit but not sure where all the family will love? Dumfries and Galloway is the ideal family location easily accessible by plane, train or car and makes the perfect getaway in the UK. With a range of activities and attractions there’s something for all ages from educational to fun days out with the family.

With activities and attractions crammed into this beautiful region you can brush up on your history at a host of famous attractions. Dumfries Museum is a treasure house of history in Dumfries and Galloway telling stories of the region and including the oldest working instrument in the world at the windmill tower. Additionally a visit to the stunning ‘Pink Palace’ red sandstone castle is one of the finest examples of 17th century renaissance architecture in Scotland.

If you’re looking for a day out catered towards the children there’s a range of outdoor activity centres in Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbrightshire giving families the opportunity to try a range of activities from zipwires, segway tours, mountain balling, sledging, clay pigeon shooting and dirt scooters there’s something for everyone to try.

On the other hand if you’re looking for a slower paced day Mabie Farm Park is perfect for you capturing the essence of an original working farm with a variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment for families of all ages.

If you as parents are looking to get some relaxing time away from the children look no further than Annandale Distillery, a recently reopened historical distillery with tours giving you an insight to the history and the chance to sample some traditional Scottish whiskey.

If you’re looking for a more active day out there are a plethora of walking and cycling trails that take you through the countryside and coastline giving the opportunity to view stunning coastal sites.

Whatever your family’s interests you’re sure to have a memorable family holiday in Dumfries and Galloway.

Find out more about the attractions and activities taking place in the region in our Things to Do section, and use the Accommodation search to find family friendly pubs and inns offering bed and breakfast.

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The Horseshoe Inn

Peebles, Scottish Borders

The multi award winning Horseshoe Inn is a beautiful, dog friendly, family run country pub, situated just 30...

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The Stag Hotel

Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

The Stag offers delicious home cooked food and elegant bedrooms and are located just 30 minutes from Dumfries.

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The Village Inn

Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire

The Village Inn is a quiet, relaxed and dog-friendly 19th Century Inn with rooms just six miles from Gretna...

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House o' Hill

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Escape the stresses of modern life at the pet-friendly House o’ Hill, the only inn situated within Galloway...

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