Whatever the weather there’s always something to keep the kids occupied at Kelburn. Our most popular attraction is the Secret Forest, a complex of woodland paths and raised walkways with surprises at every turn.
Then, there’s our famous Adventure Course, a challenging trail of high walkways and rope Swings, our fortress-style Wild West Saloon, with a 20ft high tower and our Playbarn, a softplay maze of tunnels, slides and dens.
Playing by our spectacular waterfalls is always an irresistible attraction for children. The Waterfall Pool, set in a spectacular sandstone grotto is only 250 yards from the Centre.
Based around a 13th Century castle that’s had an amazing makeover courtesy of a team of Brazilian artists, the estate near Largs, Ayrshire also features dramatic walks, breathtaking gardens and many features of historical interest.
Kelburn Estate covers an area of over 3,500 acres, starting at the edge of the sea and rising to a height of 1,300ft. Some 2000 acres is rough moorland, and 1500 acres of the better land is contained within a 7ft wall that encircles the heart of the estate.
One of Kelburn’s most outstanding features is its glen. In the space of just over half a mile, the Kel burn, which has helped to form the glen over thousands of years, rises on the moors 800ft above the castle and drops dramatically, by way of many waterfalls and deep gorges, to the sea. The glen is a wealth of wild flowers and ferns, shrubs and trees, partly cultivated but predominantly wild.
The Kelburn Glen with its waterfalls and deep gorges is regarded as one of Scotland’s most beautiful woodlands and leads to spectacular views over the islands of the Firth of Clyde
- Address: Kelburn Castle & Country Centre