Outdoor Learning Taster Weekend

Date Occurs 06/10/2017 - 08/10/2017
Time Residential Stay
Age range Young People, Adults, Families
Admission FREE

From this summer, Dean Castle Country Park will be offering exciting outdoor holidays for schools, young people and community groups. Set in 80 hectares of woodland and parkland and with a grand 14th century castle, the breaks will encompass a range of cultural, sport and adventurous activities, from bushcraft to orienteering, with a large programme to choose from. After a day in the fresh air, everyone can get a cosy night’s sleep in the brand new accommodation, which sleeps up to 32 young people and 4 adults.

Create an outdoor learning experience your group will never forget.

Come and try an all-inclusive taster holiday, absolutely free for teachers or community group leaders AND their families on the dates above.

Booking now open for groups from August 2017 onwards. Contact us for a pricing guide for all activities, accommodation and meals. Tailor your own holidays from 2 - 7 nights.

*A £1.50 fee will apply to all card transactions online and at Box Office.


Venue Information

  • Dean Castle & Country Park
  • Dean Road
  • Kilmarnock
  • East Ayrshire
  • KA3 1XB
  • Tel: 01563 554743
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Sunday: Grounds Open. Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr
Monday: Grounds Open. Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr
Tuesday: Grounds Open. Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr
Wednesday: Grounds Open. Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr
Thursday: Grounds Open.Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr
Friday: Grounds Open. Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr
Saturday: Grounds Open. Castle 11am-5pm from 1 Apr
Wheelchair access Yes
Disabled toilet facilities Yes
Temporary displays & changing exhibitions Yes
Events & workshops Yes
Car parking Yes
Car parking nearby Yes
Disabled access Yes
Disabled access (limited to parts of castle) Yes
Tea Room Yes
Urban Farm Yes
School & group visits welcome by appointment Yes
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