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Address: Shirmers Bridge, Castle Douglas DG7 3NQ, Scotland
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+44 1556 502011
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Welcome to the Galloway Activity Centre. We are situated on the banks of...

Welcome to the Galloway Activity Centre. We are situated on the banks of Loch Ken in south west Scotland and have an exciting range of activities for families, individuals and groups alike. Here you will find details of our services & facilities including activities, courses, equipment hire, accommodation and holiday packages. Choose from: Sailing, Windsurfing, Powerboating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Outdoor Laser Tag, Archery, Mountain Biking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Giant Water Slide, Climbing and more...Our aim is to give you a memorable holiday in a safe and friendly family atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Fantastic fun!

We visited for my daughters birthday weekend & had a fabulous time! We had 3 activities- sailing, kayaking & climbing with 7 & 8 year old girls. The weather was glorious so this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aisling C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for my daughters birthday weekend & had a fabulous time! We had 3 activities- sailing, kayaking & climbing with 7 & 8 year old girls. The weather was glorious so this helped a lot! Every one of us faced a fear whether it was heights or water with the help of the instructors who were all lovely! We... More 

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Thank Aisling C
gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Lovely review - will pass it on to all the staff. So glad you all enjoyed the day. Yes Amber and Freddie are young but so motivated and great fun. We try and employ local young new recruits to work alongside the more experienced staff so that they in turn can train up the staff of tomorrow. Many thanks -... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my nephew to GAC for a fun packed day. He had a fab time! He did mountain biking, archery, leap of faith, climbing, zip wire and crate stacking. His instructor Liam, was so patient, knowledgable and fun! We will definitely be back in August, to try some of the water sports that will be on offer! And hopefully arrange... More 

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gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Wow - what an amazing review - will pass on to Liam who will be thrilled. Thanks so much so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Richard More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a last minute booking and first time visit with my partner. Couldn't have asked for a better time. Decided on booking a kayak session over the phone, very polite call. Arrived early and greeted warmly at reception, taken to collect wetsuits and life jackets and proceeded to get changed. We then waited in the cafe are for our... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a open top kayaking session. Had a great time, easy paddling and lovely views of Loch Ken. Our dog enjoyed the ride. Thank you Tom for instructing!

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kingston upon hull
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great value activity centre. Kids enjoyed kayaking. Lots to do. Great staff(Olivia) who took great care of all. All equipment included. Worth a visit

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Thank crusher68
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for the day with my husband and two boys, 14 and 10. Had an absolute ball and boys loved the activities and also had great fun with the staff. There's so much to do and you pay per activity session so depends on your budget what you do. We did archery, the climbing wall, zip wire and then the... More 

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Thank SuziePAP
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been once before a couple of years ago for the climbing but wanted to try the water sports for my 10 and 12 year olds. It's a stunning spot. The instructors Liam and Olivia were fantastic with the kids; enthusiastic, knowledgeable and patient and by teaching through games made it really fun, noticeably helping all the kids right... More 

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Thank James B
Kelso, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and son in law treated 8 of the family (all adults) to a kayak games activity with a private instructor, Liam. He was brilliant and so encouraging and we all had a great afternoon. Kayaking, canoing and stand up paddle boarding. Poor Liam had to put his life saving skills to good use when my friend and I... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Red Squirrel.The Bothy is really close to the shore of Loch Ken. A beautiful off grid Bothy. It has gas for cooking and heating the shower water. The Solar Panels provide the power for lighting and a 12v charger for phones etc. There's a log burner for extra head but we didn't need it. The hot tub... More 

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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for a lovely review, great to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you had a great time and made good use of all the opportunities here to see the night sky and enjoy the hot tub and local food. I'll pass your comments on to Nick in the kitchen about the burger night and... More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights at the Red Squirrel Eco Bothey and had a simply amazing time. There really was nothing that could have improved the break - even the weather was perfect with sunny days and clear skies to see the stars from the warmth of our hot tub. The staff were all really friendly and helpful - not... More 

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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review, great to hear you enjoyed your stay here with us and we'll look forward to seeing you back here soon. More 

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