Family Activities

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Arran’s amazing environment will re-energise you, and if you’re sporty-minded you might fancy participating in some of the sporting activities available.

You might try your hand joining the local football training on one of the village playing fields, or by joining the hockey club training at Ormidale Park, or throwing the hammer at the Highland Games! But for some people, we recognise that the best thing about sports on Arran is standing (or sitting) on the side-lines and cheering participants on whilst relaxing with a picnic of Arran produce, and letting others break the sweat!

Running events are popular. The Goatfell Hill Race has been well established now for decades and takes place in May, with runners leaving Brodick on the road, before heading up our highest hill and back down again. Shiskine Valley hosts a half marathon at the end of June, covering a figure of 9 around the valley and there’s several locally organised trail runs. In recent years, a couple of Ultra Marathons take place annually, taking experienced national and international trail runners up into the Arran hills.

Most of the island’s golf clubs host Open Days, which are a great opportunity to really ‘feel’ the courses. These competitions are run by the clubs and there’s usually both Ladies and Gents days, with the ubiquitous raffles and sponsored hole prizes!

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Bellevue Farm Tours

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Lochranza Centre CIC

We provide educational courses in geology/geography and biology together with outdoor activities such as gorge walking/abseiling/paddling/mountain...
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Arran Alpacas

Arran Alpacas offer fun & engaging trekking experiences with our loveable alpacas. These are accessible for all - there are options for every group...
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COAST Marine Discovery Centre

Come to our family friendly visitor centre and learn about Arran's sea life and marine protection in the Clyde. The COAST Discovery Centre is the U...
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Lochranza Pitch and Putt

Everyone, young or old, expert or novice, can enjoy playing Pitch and Putt at Lochranza Campsite. You do not have to be staying on the campsite to...
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Cairnhouse Riding Centre

We offer pony trekking for beginners/novices and hacking for experienced riders on a variety of well cared for horses and ponies. Riding along the...
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Lamlash Golf Club

Lamlash Golf Course is a delightful 18 hole par 64 golf course offering a serious challenge for golfers of all abilities. Set on the hillside above...
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Arran Geopark

OUR VISION Our landscape and heritage are conserved, enhanced, and valued for their contribution to people's well-being and Arran’s sustainability...
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Arran Access Trust

Since inception in 1999, the Arran Access Trust has evolved from a community group set up primarily to resolve issues between landowners and walker...
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Mogabout - Arran Safari

This exhilarating 4wd experience aboard our Mercedes Unimog will provide safe, stress free access into some of the most remote and pristine mountai...
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Arran Bike Hire

Arran Bike Hire provides hybrid, mountain, kids, and electric bikes from our base in Brodick. Whether you're looking for a laid-back casual cycle w...
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Play Barn - Auchrannie

Younger kids will love our three tier soft play with external play and picnic area. Bigger kids aren't forgotten with an internet area, large scree...
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