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Fantastic birthday weekend

I booked in for over 30 people for a birthday weekend. Staff were consistently incredibly helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Daisy A
Excellent fun filled day

We had a wonderful time doing climbing wall, abseiling, zip wire, crazy swing, crate climbing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Welcome to the Galloway Activity Centre. We are situated on the banks of Loch Ken in south west Scotland and have an exciting range of activities for families, individuals and groups alike. Here you will find details of our services & facilities including activities, courses, equipment hire, accommodation and holiday packages. Choose from: Sailing, Windsurfing, Powerboating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Outdoor Laser Tag, Archery, Mountain Biking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Giant Water Slide, Climbing and more...Our aim is to give you a memorable holiday in a safe and friendly family atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you.
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“laser quest” (48 reviews)
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Shirmers Bridge, Castle Douglas DG7 3NQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I booked in for over 30 people for a birthday weekend. Staff were consistently incredibly helpful, flexible, and polite from initial enquiry to the end of the stay. The location is gorgeous and the accommodation extremely good value - we used yurts and the bunkhouse...More

Thank Daisy A
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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Daisy, We're so glad you all had a great weekend with us. It was lovely to see you all enjoying yourself and getting stuck in to the activities! Thanks so much for the excellent review and hopefully we'll see you guys back here in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time doing climbing wall, abseiling, zip wire, crazy swing, crate climbing, laser tag. Big thanks to Adam and Tom, very friendly and helpful. Thank you.

Thank ashwiltravel
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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review - we're so glad you had a great day with us! Make sure you pop back again perhaps in the summer for a go on our wobbly water park or another water based activity! Harriet

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve just had an excellent weekend in “Otter”. The accommodation and its surroundings are lovely and very relaxing. At this time of year it was wonderful to have the log burner in the bothy and a treat to have the hot tub outside from which...More

Thank Clare1411
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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your lovely review Clare. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we'll see you back here in the future.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was daft enough at Christmas to treat myself to a small boat, not having any previous experience I decided to be sensible for once and get some training. I contacted the Galloway Activity Centre on the 6th of January to find they were still...More

Thank Stevie-the-Scot
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Richard H, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Lovely review thanks so much. Will pass this on to Andy who will be thrilled. I hope you have plenty of time to enjoy your boat in safety over the summer. Richard

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

What a place! My partner and I stayed in the Otter Bothy for 4 nights. Such a beautiful, tranquil location and a truly wonderful place to get away from busy everyday life. The hot tub was a fantastic addition. We saw some incredible wildlife on...More

Thank joa880
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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Hi! Great to hear you love the otter as much as we do & you enjoyed your stay! We certainly do have some amazing wildlife here including red squirrels! We look forward to having you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Otter Bothy for 4 fantastic nights. The eco bothy is gorgeous, with our own lochen - what a view, a kayak to use whenever you'd like (idyllic), hot tub each night watching stars with a glass of vino -...More

Thank Sarah B
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gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thanks so much for the feedback - I will pass on your comment to Harriet who will be thrilled. So glad you enjoyed your stay and I do hope we will see you back next year. Richard

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This was our third visit to stay in the eco bothies but our first time in Red Squirrel. Really relaxing time (kids with grandparents!) and wood burning hot tub as good as ever. As always the staff at Galloway Activity Centre are very friendly and...More

Thank JSMorgan29
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant! Had an archery session with Kieron and then a paddle boarding session on Loch Ken. Kieron was fantastic, really made it a memorable day, even when he was trying to get us to fall into the water. Would definitely return, it was a...More

Thank Lesley C
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gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Hi Lesley - lovely feedback, will pass on to Keegan - yes he is our South African gem and I know he will be thrilled with this... Many thanks Richard

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Well what can I say! What an amazing 4 days spend here for my friends wedding! What a stunning setting! All the accommodation and grounds are kept to high standards, i looked round all the accommodation and visited with friends staying in the bothy's and...More

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We were just driving past and went in just to use the cafe. They opened the cafe up just for us and we ordered our food which was well worth the wait. They went the extra mile to make the coleslaw fresh for us because...More

Thank _alisondixon1
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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Such a lovely review - i'm glad you enjoyed your brief time here! Perhaps you could pop back again to stay and try some activities and maybe our gourmet burger night on Saturday nights if you enjoyed the cafe so much! It's definitely worth it!...More

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Steven H
30 August 2017|
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Response from gac_lochken | Property representative |
Hi there, yes we are a dog friendly centre! However, we prefer people to keep dogs on leads and clean up after them. There is a small charge for dogs staying in accommodation, £3.50 per night or £12.50 for the week :)
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Justine J
29 July 2017|
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Hi WE have a communal fire pit at the front of the centre on the decking which you are welcome to use. We do not allow fires on the grass by the tents unless they are on a raised fire pit (ie so the grass does not... More
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