September 26, 2021
Culzean Castle, Scotland

Kim & Mike

    Things To Do

Things To Do

For the Literary Lover: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

2.5 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

Robert Burns is Scotland’s National Bard, and his poetry and songs are loved the world over. Discover the man and his genius in the beautiful village of Alloway. See the world’s most important collection of Burns artefacts and works in this interactive museum, and visit the humble cottage where he was born and raised.

For the Creative: West Kilbride Craft Town

26.5 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

Known as “The Village’, West Kilbride might be a small town but it offers a great range of independent retailers and designer shops which complement its major cultural attractions, The Barony Centre and Craft Studios.

For the Stargazer: Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

17.5 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

The SDSO is located on a hilltop site within the world renowned Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. Enjoying amazingly dark night skies, guests can view the universe through two large telescopes, including a 20” Planewave CDK telescope in a 5 metre dome.

For the Golfer: Royal Troon Golf Club

7.5 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

The Troon Golf Club sprung up way back in 1878 and quickly attracted golfers from all over to the Old Course, then the new golf course, of course, which still provides a real golf exam. The Old Course at Royal Troon Golf Club ranks among Scotland's top links golf courses and provides real challenges with its winds and lush rough, its gorse and its broom, requiring straight and sure shooting.

For the Llama (and other animals) Lover: Heads of Ayr Farm Park

3.5 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

Whatever the weather, there is fun for all the family at Heads of Ayr Farm Park. Visit the animal byre to see a variety of smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, degus, mice and birds. Venture outside to see many of the larger residents including Ralph the Camel, Troy the Tapir, llamas, ponies, donkeys and goats. The Park is also home to various breeds of monkeys, lemurs and meerkats!

For the Outdoor Enthusiast: Active Outdoor Pursuits

16.5 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

Offering a comprehensive list of activities on the land and in/on the water. Our activities are suitable for all abilities and ages and group numbers. Why not book one and explore the hidden outdoor gem that is Ayrshire!

For the Whole Family: Dean Castle Country Park

16.5 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for the whole family. The country park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock and offers something for everyone to enjoy.

For the Whole Family: Kelburn Estate

32 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

One of Scotland's most beautiful woodlands combined with one of its most interesting castles. Kelburn’s stunning woodland glen has a number of twisted trails and paths for exploring, with plenty of creative surprises to see along the way. One of Kelburn’s most popular attractions for kids is the Secret Forest: a fairy tale inspired maze with a witch’s cottage, a giant’s castle, and much more!

For the Sweet Tooth: Lime Tree Larder

31 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

This converted byre shop is totally unique as it only sells what is made on the farm premises. Specializing in Luxury Dairy Ice Cream, Handmade Chocolates, Jams & Chutneys, this is the place to find that extra special artisan handmade gift.

For the Amateur Chef: Home Cook School

8.5 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

Home Cook School offers a unique, intimate and fun experience for anyone who would like to improve their cooking skills, whilst learning how to cook some delicious Scottish dishes using local, seasonal produce.

For the Horse Lover: Blackstone Farm Clydesdales

16 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

Blackstone Clydesdales offers you an experience unique and tailor made just for you. You will get the chance to look after and prepare some of our amazing Clydesdale Horses; Try your hand at riding or driving our Clydesdale Horses, washing, grooming, mucking out, tacking up, bareback riding, herding on horseback, walking and feeding the animals. Enjoy interacting with our Clydesdales Heilan Coos, Alpacas and Mischievous Donkey's while meeting the farm animals giving you an insight into their lives.

For the Art Aficionado: Maclaurin Art Galleries

2 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

Set within the tranquil Rozelle Estate, the Galleries are in the former servant’s quarters and stable block of Rozelle House. There is a varied collection of traditional & modern exhibitions and a representative sample from the Maclaurin collection. This is one of the best 20th century collections in the country, which is periodically loaned to other galleries.

For the Beer Buff: Ayr Brewing Company

0.1 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

The Ayr Brewing Company brewed it's first ales in October 2009, and in a short space of time gained numerous awards at both local and national level. As a 5 barrel Microbrewery we are currently producing around 60 casks of ale a week and supplying pubs throughout the UK. We are the first brewery in the area for over 80 years and operate out of The Glen Park Hotel, where you can enjoy a delicious meal and our ales on tap in the bar/restaurant.

For the Whisky Devotee: Bladnoch Distillery

52 miles from Fairfield House Hotel,

From one of the oldest Scotch Whisky distilleries comes a Single Malt reimagined. Bladnoch Distillery is our over 200 year old home where we craft the finest Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

If none of these options are striking your fancy, here are more ideas and adventures in Ayrshire!

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