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May

STEAM WEEKEND

Scottish Industrial Railway Centre, Dunaskin, Dalmellington Road, Waterside, Patna, Ayrshire, KA6 7JF

STEAM WEEKEND

Enjoy the thrill of travelling in a brakevan hauled by one of our working steam locomotives along a short section of the former Dalmellington Iron Company’s main railway line.

View our extensive collection of steam and diesel locos and other items of rolling stock. Visit our Museum which houses items of narrow gauge rolling stock, photographic displays and railway memorabilia. View our working model steam railway, and there is even a model railway for the children to play with. Our Shop has many items at pocket money prices, to suit our younger visitors.

The Café serves teas, coffee, soft drinks and snacks all day during Steam Days. Free Car Park. Disabled access to most of the Centre, including the brakevan trips. SIRC is operated entirely by unpaid volunteer members of the Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group, a charity registered in Scotland, No. SC 016127

Ticket costs: Adult £5, Child £3, Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) £13, Child aged 3 and under FREE

01292 269260

www.scottishindustrialrailwaycentre.org.uk

Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd May 2016 11am - 4pm

BOSWELL BOOK FESTIVAL 2016

Dumfries House, Ayrshire

BOSWELL BOOK FESTIVAL 2016

The World's only literary festival devoted to biography and memoir.

A brilliant day out with talks, workshops, house tours, café and bookshop.

Set in the grounds of the stunning Dumfries House.

For the full programme visit the website.

0845 2011 460

www.boswellbookfestival.co.uk

Friday 6th - Sun 8th May 2016 Various

AYR COUNTY SHOW 2016

Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

AYR COUNTY SHOW 2016

Ayr County Show At Ayr Racecourse is a fun day out with animals, entertainment, education, trade stands,food, crafts, vintage tractors, Tug O War & much much more.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

Dogs allowed at show as long kept on leash.

 

0845 2011 460

www.ayrcountyshow.co.uk

Saturday 14th May 2016 9am - 5pm

MUD RUSH 2016 IN AID OF VISIBILITY

Scottish Assault Courses, Catrine House, Mauchline

MUD RUSH 2016 IN AID OF VISIBILITY

Mud Rush is back for it's third year, at the brand new location of Catrine House in Ayrshire - and it's going to be bigger, better and muddier than ever! Sponsored by Optos, Mud Rush 2016 is a 5K run that includes new obstacles, new challenges and even more mud!!!

The minimum age is 8 years old (with no maximum age!) - so take on Scotland's largest assault course as a family, with friends or challenge yourself! You can run, jog, walk, climb or crawl and it's only £20 entry, with £30 minimum sponsorship for adults and £10 minimum sponsorship for children (aged 16 and under). All funds go to support children and adults affected by sight loss in the west of Scotland.

Sign up online at Eventbrite, email info@visibility.org.uk or call our fundraising team today on 0141 3324632 to get muddy for Visibility!

Once you sign up, we'll send you out a welcome pack with all the details you need to start raising sponsorship and get prepared for the big day - so go on, what are you waiting for? Sign up today! Costs: £20 plus sponsorship

0141 3324632

www.eventbrite.co.uk

Saturday 14th May 2016 9am- 1pm approx

SCOTTISH WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

Largs Sailing Club

SCOTTISH WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

Some of the best Windsurfers in the country will be competing for the Scottish Title at Largs Sailing Club

Free Event

01475 670011

www.scottishsailinginstitute.com

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May 2016  

LARGS FOOD FESTIVAL
Marquee on Largs Promenade

largs food festivalLARGS FOOD FESTIVAL

For its 2nd year Largs Food Fest 2016 will be bigger and better showcasing 50+ Scottish Food & Drink producers as well as cookery demos, talks & presentations, children's entertainment, live music and a town centre food and shopping trail. Situated in a marquee on Largs Promenade this event is not to be missed.

Ticket costs: Adults £4, children free.

 

  www.largsfoodfest.com
Saturday 21st & Sun 22nd May 2016 11am - 6pm

KIRKMICHAEL GALA DAY

Kirkmichael Playing Field

KIRKMICHAEL GALA DAY

Kirkmichael Gala, parade starts at noon, over 30 craft stalls, bunjee swings, massive inflatables, kids rides. Pipe band, fun run, mascots, fun races, beer and tea tents and much more

 

01475 670011

www.facebook.com/kirkmichaelgala

Saturday 28th May 2016  

STEAM WEEKEND

Scottish Industrial Railway Centre, Dunaskin, Dalmellington Road, Waterside, Patna, Ayrshire, KA6 7JF

STEAM WEEKEND

Enjoy the thrill of travelling in a brakevan hauled by one of our working steam locomotives along a short section of the former Dalmellington Iron Company’s main railway line.

View our extensive collection of steam and diesel locos and other items of rolling stock. Visit our Museum which houses items of narrow gauge rolling stock, photographic displays and railway memorabilia. View our working model steam railway, and there is even a model railway for the children to play with. Our Shop has many items at pocket money prices, to suit our younger visitors.

The Café serves teas, coffee, soft drinks and snacks all day during Steam Days. Free Car Park. Disabled access to most of the Centre, including the brakevan trips. SIRC is operated entirely by unpaid volunteer members of the Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group, a charity registered in Scotland, No. SC 016127

Ticket costs: Adult £5, Child £3, Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) £13, Child aged 3 and under FREE

01292 269260

www.scottishindustrialrailwaycentre.org.uk

Sunday 29th & Monday 30th May 2016 11am - 4pm

June

COMBAT STRESS SUMMER FETE

Hollybush House, Hollybush by Ayr. KA6 7EA

COMBAT STRESS SUMMER FETE

This exciting family fete provides a unique opportunity to visit the grounds of Hollybush House and hopefully understand more about its place in the Ayrshire Community. Hollybush House is the Combat Stress Treatment Centre in Scotland.

A fun filled afternoon is promised with a variety of stalls including scrumptious home baking and Veterans' work and the following: Silent Auction & Tombola. Raffle. Barbecue. Royal Marine Challenge Course, Birds of Preyand many more!

There will be live music with entertainment including a ride in from Ayrshire Hillbillies bikers and the chance to win some amazing prizes when you have a go on our metal detecting course courtesy of Beyond the Beep.

Tickets £2.50 (inc cream tea)

01292 561347

www.combatstress.org.uk

Saturday 4th June 2016 12noon - 3pm

IRVINE RACE FOR LIFE

Irvine Beach Park, Beach Drive, Irvin. KA12 8PP

IRVINE RACE FOR LIFE

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. Join us by taking part in a Irvine Race for Life event.

5k is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities and you can run, walk or even dance your way round the course or why not up the challenge by taking part in the 10k event?

Take advantage of our seasonal offer! Costs: just £10 until the end of January 2016. £14.99 thereafter

10k - 09.30am. 5k - 11.00am

0300 123 0770

http://raceforlife.org

Sunday 12th June 2016 From 9.30am

CHARITY FAMILY FUN DAY & ART IN A TENT

The Carriage House, Blair Estate, Dalry, KA24 4ER

CHARITY FAMILY FUN DAY & ART IN A TENT

Family Fun Day & Exhibition Of Paintings And Sculpture in aid of The Army Cadet Force League (West Lothian Division) and The Hilary Storm Schools Uganda.

An afternoon of fun for all the family: Children's Activities for ALL ages by local charities, Antiques Road Show with Lyon & Turnbull, Art Exhibition, Cake & Goodies Stalls, Open Garden With Home Baking & Teas.

Costs: £5. children under 12 free.

07969 131090

Sunday 26th June 2016 2pm - 5.30pm

July

SCOTTISH OPEN PUTTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Prestwick Putting Green (Adjacent to The Prom) Links Rd, Prestwick.

SCOTTISH OPEN PUTTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday 9 July: Primary & Secondary School, over 60's & over 70's Champions, and other winners.

Sunday 10 July: The 2016 Scottish Open Putting Championship, open to all, for the Buzzworks Cup

Thanks for a great day and a great event, see you next year …. 2015 Champion … come and visit to practise

Ticket costs: Normal Putting Charges £2 child, £2:50 senior, £3 Adult

 

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Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July 2016  

STEAM WEEKEND

Scottish Industrial Railway Centre, Dunaskin, Dalmellington Road, Waterside, Patna, Ayrshire, KA6 7JF

STEAM WEEKEND

Enjoy the thrill of travelling in a brakevan hauled by one of our working steam locomotives along a short section of the former Dalmellington Iron Company’s main railway line.

View our extensive collection of steam and diesel locos and other items of rolling stock. Visit our Museum which houses items of narrow gauge rolling stock, photographic displays and railway memorabilia. View our working model steam railway, and there is even a model railway for the children to play with. Our Shop has many items at pocket money prices, to suit our younger visitors.

The Café serves teas, coffee, soft drinks and snacks all day during Steam Days. Free Car Park. Disabled access to most of the Centre, including the brakevan trips. SIRC is operated entirely by unpaid volunteer members of the Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group, a charity registered in Scotland, No. SC 016127

Ticket costs: Adult £5, Child £3, Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) £13, Child aged 3 and under FREE

01292 269260

www.scottishindustrialrailwaycentre.org.uk

Sunday 17th & Monday 18th July 2016 11am - 4pm

September

DRAGON BOAT CHARITY RACE

Largs Bay, North Ayrshire

DRAGON BOAT CHARITY RACE

Largs Rotary Club will be hosting a charity Dragon Boat Race on the Largs waterfront on Saturday 3rd September 2016. Dragon boating is fun filled, adrenaline pumping and the fastest growing water sports activity in the UK.

Teams compete in Dragon Boats which are large canoe-like vessels fitted with ornately carved dragons heads and tails. Dragon Boat racing is a great competitive sport and also a great spectator sport so come along and support your crew.

Ticket costs: Free to view

 

largsrotary.org

Saturday 3rd September 2016 All day

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DAYS OUT IN AYRSHIRE

PLACES TO VISIT IN AYRSHIRE


Ayrshire boasts some fantastic festivals and outdoor events, from Burns an A That in May, Ayr Flower Show and Marymass Festival in August, and Septembayr Ayr's Own Festival the list is endless.

There are also travelling events such as the funfair and the circus.

Not to mention the many Ayrshire Gala days and Highland games. Fingers crossed for some good weather this year!