Ayr is my hometown and my family have been in this town for generations so of course I feel passionate about the place. We are very lucky in the area with a fair old choice of places to go, things to do and see for all ages. Virtually on the doorstep of the hotel we have Pirate Petes which I believe is the largest adventure play area in Scotland and is housed in the wonderful Ayr Pavilion on the seafront.
We also have a wonderful innovative outdoor Play Park, one of the best and great for children (and grannies) of all ages! Less than 10 minutes from the Arrandale we have the Heads of Ayr Farm Park Last year we saw for the first time in recent years children enjoying sun, sea and sand on our wonderful big sandy beach. Buckets and spades were out in force to build sandcastles, and picnics were the order of the day. Nice to see the traditional seaside holidays make a come back.
Ayr is home to Scotland's main Racecourse www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk and apart from the fun of the Scottish Grand National in April and Gold Cup Weekend in September, we have a host of Meetings throughout the year to keep the racegoers happy. We have a whole host of Robert Burns related with the new Museum at Alloway newly opened and the ever popular Burns Cottage, the place of his birth.
We also host the ever popular Ayr Flower Show in August, I believe the exact dates have still to be arranged. It's a wonderful exhibition and one of the biggest in the country- it is now held at Rozelle House and Park.
Great days out website is a great place to start discovering local things to see and do.