What to do?


In Dumfries town there are lots of things to do for kids. If the weather is dry you could go to The Dock Park where there is a play park, Trampolines, Putting, Tennis & Bowling. There is also a cafe at the entrance to the park if you need refreshing. A short distance away is Castledykes Park. Here Robert the Bruce had a castle, the site is marked with a plaque on a sandstone marker. There is also a sunken garden in the park, this was an old quarry and was where the sandstone for the Mid Steeple was quarried. 
If the weather is wet you can still entertain the kids at Dalscone Farm which has an indoor as well as outdoor area. There is also the Farmers Den for the younger kids.
A must for all kids is the newly opened DG1 Leisure Centre.(You can view construction pictures of DG1 here) It has a large pool, a small pool and also a leisure area with two flumes and water rapid.
Depending on the season the Dumfries Ice Bowl is also great place to go.



What to do?


There are of course lots to do for adults too in Dumfries. There are many pubs / clubs (see Pubs page). You could also visit Burns House where Burns died; here you will find lots of exhibits connected to Burns. Why not also try Dumfries Museum which is housed in a former windmill. The windmill tower houses a Camera Obscura where you can watch the Town go by "live" on a table. The Robert Burns Centre houses a display on Burns, a small cinema and also a restaurant "Hullabaloo". Ellisland Farm where Burns wrote many a poem including Tam o’Shanter is a few miles north of Dumfries and is well worth a visit too.