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Excellent Supportive and Friendly Staff

We are a Youth Project who had a set amount of funding for a residential trip and Galloway Activity... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lzewatts
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Great archery session

Arranged an archery session and Olly the instructor was fab. He made you feel at home and made it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anna F
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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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Shirmers Bridge, Castle Douglas DG7 3NQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a Youth Project who had a set amount of funding for a residential trip and Galloway Activity Centre were very accommodating to our needs. They were great with communication throughout the booking process and very flexible as what we required was constantly changing,...More

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

What a lovely review! We're so glad you had a great, rewarding visit with us - the group did amazingly and should be very proud. Will pass on the comments to Ben who will be delighted. Hopefully we'll see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arranged an archery session and Olly the instructor was fab. He made you feel at home and made it fun. Really enjoyed the session and the games he gave me to do. Also could take the dogs....dog friendly place

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Richard H, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lovely review thanks Anna will pass on to Ollie who will be thrilled.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We booked two activities recently. During the booking process the staff were very helpful, especially Harriet who arranged our booking. On the day we had a great time trying out Archery and Sailing. Our Instructor, Tash, was so helpful and friendly. She guided us through...More

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Richard H, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Lovely review thanks so much for taking the time to write. What an epic but at least it was sorted in the end so sorry and I hope it did not wreck the day! I will pass on your comments to Tash who will be...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

I cannot say enough good things about this place! We booked in for 14 people for a Stag Do for 4 days with an extremely generous price, one of the guys had to drop out a week before but the centre were very understanding and...More

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Richard H, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Lovely review thanks so much for taking the time to put your thoughts on paper. LQ guns undergoing an overhaul this week! I will pass this on to T &B who will be thrilled by the feedback. Come and try foiling this year! Richard

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Only just got around to writing a review. Myself & my partner stayed in Red Squirrel cabin in Oct/Nov last year. Bloomin’ loved it. Can’t wait to go back someday with our kids. Staff were all very friendly. Laid-back feel. No hassle. Good value for...More

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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

What a lovely review! Thank you! We still have plenty of availability for this year so if you'd like to come down and stay in the Red Kite with the kids, take a look at our website. Thanks again! Harriet

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

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

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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

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 11 February 2018 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.

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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

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 5 February 2018 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

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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

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 17 January 2018 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

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Richard H, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

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

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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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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
30 July 2017|
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Response from gac_lochken | Property representative |
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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