Hey everyone lots happening this weekend.  But before I blog last chance to enter our amazing competition win a SEASON FAMILY PASS FOR LOUDOUN CASTLE this is worth £250 . Imagine being able to visit Loudoun Castle with your family as many times as you want this year for FREE!!.

This is just a taster for this weekend check out our events section for lots more going on www.whatsonayrshire.com

If your looking for something to do with the children this weekend in Ayrshire, then look no further. On Sat 22nd May there is the Gardenrose Family Fun Day at the primary school in Maybole, with music, pony rides and lots more. For toddlers there is Wee Dance Wee Groove  on at the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock.which is a great chance to have fun and dance with your wee one  for age group 0 – 4 .

On Sunday 23rd May there is the Clic Sergant Fun Day at Auchincruive in Ayr, the day is in aid of the Allister Boyd Kilimanjaro trek so come along have fun and dig deep to support this amazing cause.

Also on Sunday how about a fundraising walk with a difference  where you can bring your dog. The SPCA South Ayrshire Supporter Group have organised a fundraising dog walk, there will be stalls, refreshments, doggy demonstrations and a pet photographer. Oh and don’t forgot your pooper scoopers / doggy bags. : )

If you attend any of these events get in touch and let me know your comments.

You can do this by joining the forum or submitting a response on the blog.

Lets hope we get nice weather this weekend.

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Well, had a wee nosey at the developments at the Carlton Hotel today while dropping off some magazines. Have to say I’m very impressed, the grass had just been laid and the sprinklers were working flat out. Glad to see that old conservatory down, it must have been great in it’s day but I think it had past it’s sell by date.

The new large windows and patio area look great, couldn’t really see much inside but from what David ( new Operations Manager) describes it sounds fantastic. Can’t wait for the grand opening which I do believe is the end of the month.
I even took a piece of the new Carlton home with me and didn’t realise. Was driving and could feel something under the accelerator, looked down and there was a rather large pebble, one of the decorative stones from The Carlton must have got wedged in between the sole and  heel of my boot. Lol

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This weekend is the 2nd installment of The Darvel Music Festival on the 7th & 8th of May great line up including the Blues Band and Kassidy go to www.darvelmusicfestival.org for more details and tickets.

Also there is the Ayr County Show at Ayr Racecourse the 8th & 9th May. Not just for animal lovers but there are lots of stalls and interesting things to see. A good family day out. www.ayrcountyshow.co.uk for more details.

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Well that’s Easter over already, how quick are the months flying past.  Weather has been great, although not much time to enjoy it. Did have a few hours at Dean Castle Country Park at the weekend, quite a lot of people there but not too busy. Can’t beat a free day out!

Few things you might be interested in. The Carlton Hotel are working hard to complete their refurbishment I’m sure this will be stunning. For all the people including myself who enjoyed the tasty carvery hopefully this will be back serving the people of Ayrshire at the end of May.

If you want to find out more about the Egyptions and Prehiostoric Ayrshire there is an interesting Exhibition coming up at the Dick Institute,  enter The source site Journey Beyond from the end of May to the end of August. Check out the exhibition page for more details.

Couple of great festivals coming up which I’m sure you will know about already Burns An A That ,Dundonald Music Festival and the Whisky An A That Festival a great opportunity to sample some of the finest whisky available from Robbies Drams in the Sangate , Ayr. See the fairs & festivals section for more details and tickets.

Carol

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Well everyone, our endeavours see the light of day, the new website is now live and kicking. We started by putting the main content of the magazine online, but it became so much more than this. We just didn’t feel that there was anything which really represented business, events, and what’s on listings for the Ayrshire area, so decided to make it ourselves.

We have loads of pages for you to look at, representing every activity and event we could think of, but of course you’ll probably know of lots of events and places to do, things to see in the area that we’ve missed. So please tell us about them! Have you got a local group you’d like listed in our community section? Do you have a favourite restaurant that’s not here? Or are you one of the local businesses who would like a listing or even an advert?

Whatever you do, if you live in Ayrshire there will be something for you inside. Please have a look and leave your comments!!

Carol.

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