day trip to Ayr from Belfast

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
Hi guys,
Thought I'd ask for recommendations for things to do/see & places to eat on a day trip to Ayr in July (mid week). 2 adults and 2 kids aged 11 & 12....?

Particularly looking for ideas if it the weather happens to be off!!!

Much appreciated..
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  • baldelectricianbaldelectrician Forumite
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    Loudon Castle is quite good (not cheap) but good for the kids.

    In Ayr there are a few good places;
    Gailes Restaurant (between Troon and Irvine) - good food, not too kid friendly
    Pizza Hut (Ayr, not Kilmarnock) - good service and good food
    Frankie and Bennys (Ayr) good service and food, but not cheap

    if you are in the car all the places mentioned are within 15 mins drive (25 mins for Loudon Castle) - the two in Ayr are adjacent to the Heathfield roundabout.
    The Gailes is on the A71 from Ayr to Irvine.
    baldly going on...
  • beecherbeecher Forumite
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    I think it does very mcuh depend on whether you have access to a car or not. If not, there's a cinema across from the train station, and Burns Heritage Park isn't far away by bus

    Ceccinnis in the Sandgate is nice

    or if you prefer fish and chips, Wellingtons across the road is one of the best chip shops in town.

    There's a laserquest/bowling alley too in Miller Road too which is very near the train station.

    There's also a newish shopping centre at the top of the town, near the train station with a Subway/Costa Coffee etc.

    Hopefully the weather will be good though and you can just sit down the beach or do some putting :)
  • caz182caz182 Forumite
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    Hi, will you have a car? There's a good place on the outskirts of Ayr - Heads of Ayr Farm Park. It has loads to do - animals/playgrounds/bouncy stuff/etc. It's not hugely expensive but it has a picnic area so you can take your own lunch/food in. I don't know how to add the link but if you do a search it should bring up the website for it.

    There's loads of good eating places in Ayr. Treehouse (burgers/pasta/steak pie and that sort of food), it has a Wetherspoons, there's a great Chinese on the Sandgate area - New City I think it's called. There really is loads of places to choose from.

    As someone else mentioned the bowling on Miller Road is good. It's quite central.

    If I can help wth anything else please let me know x:j
  • carfailcarfail Forumite
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    louden castle also takes tesco clubcard vouchers if you want to plan ahead!
  • edited 14 April 2009 at 11:41AM
    eyelinerprincesseyelinerprincess Forumite
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    edited 14 April 2009 at 11:41AM
    No one mentioned McCabes across from the bus station. It's BOGOF for meals and very reasonable.

    ***edit*** It's now called Artego, and doesn't do BOGOF but does a nice lunch for about a fiver which will fill you up til suppertime.
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