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May

CCL LAND O'BURNS 10K ROAD RACE
Seafield Pavillion, Old Racecourse, Ayr

CCL LAND O'BURNS 10K ROAD RACE

Part of the Burns an' a' that! Festival, the CCL Land O’Burns 10K takes you on a tour of Burns country!

Now in its 7th year, the race is organised by Ayr Seaforth Athletic Club and this year for the first time is offering competitors chip timing. Competitors must be a minimum of 15 years old on the day of the race.

Costs: SAF Members £9, Non Members £11. Pre-entry only via www.entrycentral.com Entries close 21 May. No entries on the night.

   
Wednesday 25th May 2016 7.30pm

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

 

  www.facebook.com/kirkmichaelgala
Saturday 28th May 2016  

MAUCHLINE HOLY FAIR

Castle Street Mauchline

MAUCHLINE HOLY FAIR

A day dedicated to celebrating Mauchline's History & Heritage. A fantastic day for all ages. Includes live music on the main stage, performances within Mauchline Parish Church, over 70 stalls from local businesses.

Full access to Mauchline Burns Museum & Nanse Tinnocks Museum, Horse & Carriage rides to Mauchline Burns Monument, Display of Classic cars from the 60's to 80's, Vintage Tractor display, kids rides, trampolines, face painting, balloon modelling and lots more for the kids to see and do!

 
Saturday 28th May 2016 11am - 5pm

FARMERS DAY AT HEADS OF AYR FARM PARK

Heads of Ayr Farm Park, Dunure Road, Ayr

FARMERS DAY AT HEADS OF AYR FARM PARK

We are all getting REALLY excited about Farmers Day on the 28h May! With lots to keep farmers young and old entertainined including Be Enchanted childrens entertainers, Silly Gillys face painting, The Ayrshire Vintage Tractor and Machinery Club, Rhone Cottage fresh produce, a tasty hog roast, DJ and more its not to be missed!

Join our events page for further information and we hope to see you all there!!

 

  www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk
Saturday 28th May 2016 10am - 5pm

WEST KILBRIDE TOTALLY LOCALLY LAUNCH

Town Centre, West Kilbride

WEST KILBRIDE TOTALLY LOCALLY LAUNCH

A great family day out is planned for our TOTALLY LOCALLY launch event on the 28th May 2016. There will be entertainment, face painting , special offers in the local shops and lots more…

If every person in the West Kilbride area spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops, instead of online or at the big supermarkets, it would be worth an extra £1.3 million a year going into the local economy. Which means more jobs, better facilities & a nicer place for us all to live. Makes you think doesn’t it?

  totallylocally.org/westkilbride
Saturday 28th May 2016 10am - 4pm

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

RIVER AYR WAY - BALLOCHMYLE WALK

Meet Catrine House Caravan Park

RIVER AYR WAY - BALLOCHMYLE WALK

Take a walk back in time through Ballochmyle Gorge, along the River Ayr Way and learn more about the rich heritage that this special area has to offer.

Meet at Catrine House Caravan Park.

  www.eastayrshireleisure.com
Sunday 5th June 2016 1pm - 3pm

CARRICK LOWLAND GATHERING & PIPEBAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Victory Park , Girvan

CARRICK LOWLAND GATHERING & PIPEBAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

The event incorporates the Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway Pipe Band Association Competition, The Highland Heavy Weight Games, The Aileen Robertson School of Highland Dance Competitions, plus Girvan Athletics Club annual Saughill Hill race and an open Athletics’ Competition

Also Tombola's. Raffles. Craft Fairs, Fairground Rides and Community Stalls.

Fun day out for all the family.

  www.girvanattractions.com
Sunday 5th June 2016 12.45pm

SCOTTISH CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

SCOTTISH CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW

The 27th Scottish Classic Motorcycle Show is run by volunteers from the Ayr Classic Motorcycle Club. The venue at Ayr Racecourse is a perfect stage to display the remarkable collection of classic, vintage, veteran and competition two wheelers. In addition to the spectacular indoor display of classic motorcycles, outside there will be parades of classic racers, stunt riding demonstrations and plenty of traders for that elusive part or accessory.

Tickets: £7 adults accompanied under 14s free.

  www.ayrclassicmc.com
Saturday 11th June 2016 10am - 4pm

IRVINE RACE FOR LIFE

Irvine Beach Park, Beach Drive, Irvine. 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

BALLANTRAE FESTIVAL OF FOOD & DRINK

Ballantrae Harbour

BALLANTRAE FESTIVAL OF FOOD & DRINK

The second Ballantrae Festival of Food & Drink will again be a celebration of Great Taste showcasing exceptional Scottish local produce with street food and stalls. Entry to the Festival is free and includes something for all the family.

Book early to attend the cookery demonstrations, foraging sessions or 'Grape to Grain' talks and tastings. Prices for these events vary from £7 to £10 per person. Spaces are limited so we recommend people book in advance via the website: www.ballantraefoodfest.com

Live music and a fun day out for all the family including a Biosphere Marquee with a focus on food miles, sustainability and conservation.

  www.ballantraefoodfest.com
Sunday 12th June 2016 11am - 6pm

ARDROSSAN HIGHLAND GAMES

Memorial Playing Fields, Ardrossan

ARDROSSAN HIGHLAND GAMES

Come and enjoy this traditional Highland games. including pipe band competitions, Highland dancing, heavy events, stalls and arena attractions.

  www.ardrossanhighlandgames.org.uk
Sunday 12th June 2016  

AYRSHIRE HOSPICE GARDEN PARTY

7 Bellevale Avenue, Ayr, KA7 2RP

AYRSHIRE HOSPICE GARDEN PARTY

Garden Party with afternoon tea served in a marquee.

Live entertainment from Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra, Irvine & Dreghorn Brass Band & Mike Daly's Rhythm Kings. Also, facepainting, raffle and various stalls.

Ticket costs: £5 adult £3 children

01292 288488 www.ayrshirehospice.org
Sunday 12th June 2016  

HOLY FAIR ARMED FORCES DAY WITH PIPES IN THE PARK

Low Green, Ayr

HOLY FAIR ARMED FORCES DAY WITH PIPES IN THE PARK

A brilliant family day out at the seaside featuring:

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Pipe Band Competition. Armed Forces attractions. Lots of market stalls. Fun Dog Show. and lots more!

  www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Saturday 18th June 2016 1pm - 4pm

SCOTTISH LASER GRAND PRIX

Largs Sailing Club, , Largs Yacht Haven, Irvine Road, Largs

SCOTTISH LASER GRAND PRIX

The Scottish Laser Grand Prix sees the best Laser sailors in the country come to Largs.

01475 670011 www.scottishsailinginstitute.com
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June 2016  

ALBA WEST CUSTOM & CLASSIC BIKE SHOW

Shore Complex (Noble Business Park )Stevenston

ALBA WEST CUSTOM & CLASSIC BIKE SHOW

Under Cover Secure Bike Show. Best In Show Prizes, Scottish Claymore Sword & Scottish Targe Shield. Scotland’s Strongest Woman Competition, Glasgow Vikings Battle Re-enactment. Trade Stalls, Food Stalls, Late Bar, Rock, Blues & Celtic Bands, bands compered by Captain Jack Sparrow.

Day tickets £10 payable at gate. Weekend tickets and camping available. For more details visit the website

01475 670011 www.albawestbikeshow.com
Friday 24th & Sunday 26th June 2016  

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

  www.facebook.com
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

SHAVENGERS BOOTCAMP

Catrine House, Mauchline. KY5 5JY

SHAVENGERS BOOTCAMP

Minimum sponsorship Adults: £80 Children (11+ for assault course): £60. Take part in this sponsored assault course and target practice challenge event to realise your full superhero potential.

A day for all the family participants and spectators will have loads to do with lots of superhero games and challenges to try in the village, an assault course challenge and target practice - using paintballs guns, superhero stencils and a target to create your own superhero splatter art!

Registration starts at 9.30am and the day will wrap up about 4pm.
Contact gemma.powell@hdscotland.org for more details.

0141 848 0308 www.eventbrite.co.uk
Saturday 17th September 2016 9.30am

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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!