Ayr has a rich history and cultural background that draws in tourists from all around the world. Your visit to Ayr does not have to revolve around history if you do not want it to. There are plenty of attractions and things to do in this seaside holiday town known for its beautiful beaches and wide open spaces. What’s more, the attractions on offer span every age and interest. Spend some time at a local play park with the kids or get ready to enjoy a dynamic nightlife scene centred on the town’s many bars and pubs. If culture is your thing, there is plenty of that too. From live music to the stage, there’s always something playing in Ayr. Come see what Ayr is all about on your next holiday. We promise you will make memories that last a lifetime.
Things to do in Ayr
While Ayr attracts a lot of attention for its historic sites, not everyone who visits us wants to learn everything they can about Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Some come to enjoy Ayr as a seaside playground with plenty of high-energy activities to keep things moving. That’s great. We welcome all kinds of visitors with a full array of tastes and preferences.
If you are looking for attractions and things to do outside of the historic, you will not be disappointed. The town of Ayr and all of South Ayrshire offer more than enough to fill up your holidays. So much so that we couldn’t possibly list all of the attractions here. Below is a short list of some of the more popular things to do. Enjoy!
Heads of Ayr Farm Park
Heads of Ayr Farm Park is all about family fun. The park is divided into two areas: the Animal Zone and the Activity Zone. When you enter the Animal Zone, you will be able to see and interact with all sorts of creatures, ranging from barn animals to reptiles to primates. The Activity Zone is a collection of indoor and outdoor activities that will provide you and your family with hours of fun. Enjoy rope swings and slides for the younger kids, while older members of the family can ride on quad bikes or bumper boats. You’ll have a great day at Heads of Ayr Farm Park.
Ayr Seafront Play Park
The Ayr Seafront Play Park is a council run park open to the public year-round. It costs nothing to use and provides hours of playtime fun for your kids. While they enjoy the slides and swings, you can relax with beautiful views of the water. This is what a family holiday is supposed to be.
If the excitement of horseracing is your thing, Ayr Racecourse is a place you should make a point of visiting. This clean and modern facility offers plenty of room around the parade ring as well as a good selection of bars and food stands to help pass the time between races. Ayr Racecourse is exceptionally accessible for the disabled.
The growing trend of taking walking tours has caught on in Ayr. There are a number of different tours including the Walkabout Auld Ayr Town and Treasure Trails tours. The former focuses on the political and religious history of Ayr while the latter incorporates history with a clever murder mystery that guests attempt to solve along the way.
Restaurants and Nightclubs
There is no shortage of restaurants and nightclubs suitable for every age group and preference. Try Pirate Pete’s for a great family experience or Wellington Bar for a more intimate, adult experience. Ayr has restaurants, pubs, bars, and cafés of nearly every level and style to choose from.
As we said earlier, there is far much to do in Ayr to list it all here. So if nothing we described tickles your fancy, consider the long list of ‘everything else’. Ayr offers trekking opportunities along quiet river paths, sailing opportunities in the Firth of Clyde, scenic boat tours and wildlife tours, and so much more.
There’s always something going on in Ayr, whether it be an indoor or outdoor event. Ayr has something that everyone will enjoy and can appreciate. Even if you just spend your time taking in the scenic beauty and appreciating the unique architecture of a land rich with history.