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Absolutely wonderful

We were just driving past and went in just to use the cafe. They opened the cafe up just for us and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_alisondixon1
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Stunning location

Must say from the start we arrived on a day there was an event on so the access road being narrow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Duncan W
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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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Hours Today: 08:30 - 19:30
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Shirmers Bridge, Castle Douglas DG7 3NQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just driving past and went in just to use the cafe. They opened the cafe up just for us and we ordered our food which was well worth the wait. They went the extra mile to make the coleslaw fresh for us because...More

Thank _alisondixon1
gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Such a lovely review - i'm glad you enjoyed your brief time here! Perhaps you could pop back again to stay and try some activities and maybe our gourmet burger night on Saturday nights if you enjoyed the cafe so much! It's definitely worth it!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must say from the start we arrived on a day there was an event on so the access road being narrow was difficult to navigate through the car park. The cafe was overloaded and disorganised with no table numbers so staff could find who ordered...More

Thank Duncan W
gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Yes, you happened to pick our open water swim event day (100 swimmers plus 50 supporters)! Things were a bit manic! Giant slide bottom section was destroyed by a stag group last month (new one on order from overseas) - rather than close the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having just organised open water swimming events for the third year in a row, I can honestly say that the Galloway Activity Centre is the perfect venue. Stunning scenery, beautiful clean loch and amazing staff who couldn't be more helpful. The staff made sure that...More

Thank Lynne D
gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a lovely review! We love having you guys here - i'll pass the comments on to Richard and the rest of the staff! :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As my daughter was participating in the Loch Ken open water swim we decided to stay over in one of the loch side cabins which looked like really great value for money. I was a bit concerned that the cabin might be a bit basic...More

Thank Mike G
gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad to see you guys back for some more swimming and that you enjoyed staying in the cabins. They are basic (posh camping) but we hope they are exactly what it says on the tin! Thanks for the kind words at the end of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming to Galloway Activity Centre for last 25 years, initially as a young couple and latterly as a family with two teenage boys aged 16 and 13 yrs. Stopped in the Red Kite Bothy, which had plenty of room for 4 adults. The Bothy...More

Thank lisad682017
gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! So glad you enjoyed your return here after 25 years - its certainly changed a lot here since then. I'll pass on your comments to Ben and hopefully we'll see you again soon!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Red Kite and Red Squirrel bothies for four nights. Both are absolutely beautiful, set in a completely secluded location at the edge of the loch, and have stunning views to every side. The interiors are basic but have everything you need,...More

Thank amyhampshire91
gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for the feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your comments to Rachel who runs our cleaning team for us. She will be devastated. Perhaps she had an off day? She takes a great deal...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last week, and had a wonderful time. Hubby and I did SUP while the kids (8 & 11) took a sailing boat out. Then sat and had lunch in the lovely cafe - the view is incredible - before all 4 of us...More

Thank Jamesmumjoey
gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Such a nice review! Hopefully you can return again soon to try out some more activities! Will pass on the lovely comments :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a week long stay in the Red Squirrel ecobothy. The bothy is well thought out inside with some really nice touches such as local chocolates on arrival, local soap in the bathroom, tea lights and holders for indoor and out.....Outside is even...More

Thank Gertie34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun and friendly staff that were professional and highly efficient in everything they did. They made this a fantastic experience both for adults and teenagers. We had a particularly exceptional guide called Keighan, who was very experienced yet able to build rapport instantly with every...More

Thank Chocol8papa
gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lovely review thanks so much will pass on to Keegan who I know will be thrilled with the feedback. Many thanks Richard

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent the weekend at the centre for the umpteenth time but on this occasion with our grandsons taking part in 4 activities. Hence the title! The site is accommodating and the staff are friendly and helpful. Some we remember from when we used to...More

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Steven H
30 August 2017|
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Response from gac_lochken | Property representative |
Hi there, yes we are a dog friendly centre! However, we prefer people to keep dogs on leads and clean up after them. There is a small charge for dogs staying in accommodation, £3.50 per night or £12.50 for the week :)
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Justine J
30 July 2017|
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Response from gac_lochken | Property representative |
Hi WE have a communal fire pit at the front of the centre on the decking which you are welcome to use. We do not allow fires on the grass by the tents unless they are on a raised fire pit (ie so the grass does not... More
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