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23 Aug 2019

A family day out at Culzean Castle

Three people running across a lawn in front of Culzean Castle
The gardens at Culzean Castle
From the castle to adventure play parks and the beach to deer and llamas – spend the day at Culzean, entertain the whole family and tire out little and not so little legs.

Arrival – Adventure Cove and Wild Woodland

Wooden adventure play park

Culzean boasts two amazing adventure playgrounds for kids of all ages – what better way to stretch your legs when you first arrive?

Little ones can unleash their inner adventurer as they make their way around Adventure Cove – a smuggler’s wonderland with sandpits, rope swings, a pirate ship and wooden castle walls. Older children will love exploring the thrilling tree-top Wild Woodland, with soaring towers, treehouses, slides, climbing walls, a maze house and zip slides.

Mid-morning – Swan Pond

Family standing next to a large pond feeding swans

After all that running about at Adventure Cove and Wild Woodland, stop at the Aviary and the Swan Pond Ice Cream Parlour and grab some coffee and a locally made ice cream to take on a walk around the Swan Pond.

Lunchtime – picnic at the beach

Two children playing on a beach

Where better to have a picnic than at our beautiful beach? There’s plenty of golden sand to build a miniature Culzean Castle! The rockpools are teaming with critters, from scuttling crabs to dinky starfish. Keep an eye on the tides and remember – take a look, then put it back. The best rockpoolers leave no trace.

An afternoon in the castle

Three people standing on the Oval Staircase inside Culzean Castle

Explore our fabulous 18th-century castle – filled to the turrets with treasures.

Children will love the Lego character hunt! Find the figures hidden in each room throughout the castle and mark them off on a tick sheet.

Afternoon treats

People sitting at tables outside Home Farm at Culzean Castle

Head to Home Farm Kitchen for an afternoon treat – we have a delicious range of baking and ice creams. With both indoor and outdoor seating as well as family-friendly facilities, it’s an ideal stop on any visit to Culzean.

A deer goodbye

Young red deer behind a fence

Finally, before heading home say hello to our red deer in the Deer Park. It’s also a great place to spot a llama or two.

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