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The Bothy
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River Doon & Woodland
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Doonbank Cottage experiences

Family weekend experience

Come and have a fabulous short weekend break with the family (up to 4 people) with our new weekend experience. Great fun and designed to provide you with some real 'family time'. (If you want to stay longer, just 'add' days before or after your weekend experience)

We have 4 breaks to start with on the dates below. You can also view our experience activities by using the links below.


  • Dates for spring and summer 2020 have now booked out. We will evaluate and re-issue more dates based on guest feedback :). If you are interested in more dates, please contact us.

Your itinerary

You'll arrive on the Saturday at 1pm. After having had a chance to settle in, you will be ready for your first experience at 2pm - The wonderful world of honey bees - this will last for a couple of hours.

Following that, we will provide you with a freshly made afternoon tea comprising a range of savouries; sweet cakes, and including some delicious freshly made scones - and of course a choice of teas - or soft drinks for the kids.

The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Why not enjoy some of our classic family board and card games where the family can really enjoy some 'us' time.

You can even borrow our bat detector and go out on an expedition to see if you can find and identify the four types of bat that we have at Doonbank! Or maybe you might want to set a small outdoor campfire and toast some delicious jumbo marshmallows!

Our restored and traditional gypsy wagon will provide sleeping accommodation for two with a choice of either two single, or one double bed. Along with all the other benefits that our Bothy provides, it will provide sleeping accommodation for 2.

After a good night's sleep and a relaxing breakfast, why not pop down for a walk along the river and woodland to see what wildlife you can spot. Our second activity starts at 1030 (Sunday morning). This activity will be our introduction to keeping chickens experience.

On completion of this activity, you will depart Doonbank at 1pm.


Special price £175 

 (worth £380)

To book one of our family weekend experiences, click on Prices. Navigate to the date you're interested in and book!

What's included in the price?

  • Accommodation for one night which comprises:
    • Doonbank Bothy, which also provides sleeping accommodation for two people.
    • Sleeping accommodation for 2 people in our authentic and refrubished gypsy wagon.
  • Afternoon tea for four people.
  • Family tickets for the two experiences.
  • Campfire wood and marshmallows.
  • Range of traditional board and card games to borrow.
  • Range of DVD films for some family entertainment.
  • Access to our bat detector and identification guide.
  • A selection of free eggs, courtesy of our own chickens and ducks!

What you need to know:

  1. With the bee experience, we can only go into the actual hive if it's not raining and/or the temperature is above 14 degrees.
  2. Venue: Doonbank Cottage, 89a Glenalla Crescent, Ayr, KA7 4DZ (Classroom and Apiary)
  3. Timings: Arrive 1pm on the Saturday and depart at 1pm on the Sunday.
  4. Free off road parking.
  5. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What you need to bring:

  1. Wellington boots
  2. Appropriate outdoor clothing (trousers and long sleeved shirt / jumper) and coat


And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.


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