Activities For Kids in Scotland

Adventures for the Whole Family

Kintyre is a playground for adults and kids alike. Dozens of Scottish beaches and walks, nature, wildlife, a brand new state-of-the-art playground next door, and culture all combined with the comforts of The Village at Machrihanish Dunes makes the area an ideal family vacation destination.

Machrihanish Playpark

Next door to The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages is the new Machrihanish Playpark, featuring a wide variety of state-of-the-art play equipment including a play pirate ship with many decks, two steering wheels, a slide, a climbing net, a staircase, a hammock, and two masts with flag – where captains and mates of different ages can set sail together on a sea of imagination.


Campbeltown’s Aqualibrium is a state-of-the-art multi-functional leisure complex offering spectacular views of Campbeltown Bay. Enjoy a six-lane swimming pool, fitness suite, library, childcare, a bistro, steam rooms, and sauna.

Barrglen Equestrian Centre

Pony rides for children 4-6, and horse riding through the beautiful scenery of Kintyre.

Campbeltown Picture House

Recently renovated, the oldest continuously run, purpose-built cinema in Scotland still showing films.

Campbeltown Museum

A regional museum entirely focused on Kintyre, with exhibits featuring prehistoric discoveries from the Neolithic, Bronze, and Iron Age; late 19th Century domestic items, medical instruments, and jewellery from Campbeltown; early 20th Century photography and fine art from all over the region.

Machrihanish Seabird and Wildlife Observatory

For an unparalleled wildlife experience with superb bird watching and spectacular scenery, Machrihanish offers what is arguably the very best of Kintyre.  The Observatory offers a great educational experience within walking distance of The Ugadale Hotel & Cottages.