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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...more
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Shirmers Bridge, Castle Douglas DG7 3NQ, Scotland
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+44 1556 502011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of weeks ago I did a week’s sailing course at the Centre, leading to a level 2 RYA certificate. I was taught by Rory – now back at university in St Andrews as the season has ended. He was absolutely brilliant and a...More

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

Thanks for such a lovely review, I will pass your feeback on and I'm sure he'll be delighted to hear it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location for an activity centre. Hired two sup boards and even though we were late arriving for our time slot we were allowed to keep the boards for the 3 hours. Friendly, helpful staff. Wetsuits and all equipment available for hire on site. Changing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from 5 great days at GAC. Had booked sailing on Monday. On arrival it was the calmest day ever, no problem as without asking we were offered alternative activities so spent a great afternoon paddle boarding with Rob. Ben had the challenge of...More

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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a lovely review! We're so glad you had a great time with us. We aim to be as flexible as possible and often that does involve co-operating with the weather! I will be sure to pass on your comments to the staff who will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A family of 6 staying in ‘sheds with beds’. Huts were all we expected-electricity, warm and dry and in a lovely location. Stunning scenery and wildlife-I’ll miss my little family of red deer! We can recommend the Canadian Canoes up into the peaceful Loch where...More

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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We're glad you had a great time and will be sure to pass on your comments to Sam who will be thrilled! Hopefully see you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with great friendly staff. Liked how laid back and friendly the instructors were. They really put their energy into helping the kids have fun. Lost stars for the indoor spaces; changing rooms and café being a bit dirty and smelly! I understand why...More

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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, great to hear you enjoyed the activities and keen to come back for more! We usually have a cleaning team into the changing rooms and clubhouse 6 times a day but it's always a bit of a losing battle on wet...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

just now Out of this world !!! We have just spent four outstanding days in the Galloway activity center. No words can do this justice. Richard, you and your team run a wondeful place and we couldn't leave without making reservations for our return !...More

Thank Danya R
gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a lovely lovely review. Thanks so much for taking the time to write, we read it out at our evening meeting and everyone was thrilled you had such a good time. Will look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Galloway Activity Centre to do 4 activities. In the morning we did SUP and Waterpark. In the afternoon, we did Archery and Climb n Zip. We all enjoyed our day at GAC. A special thanks to Liam who took us for our afternoon...More

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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback, great to hear you enjoyed your afternoon activities and I will pass your comments on to Liam. It's disspointing to hear about your activities on the water but I'm glad you managed to speak to the owner about it and I'm...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

although we didnt use the watersports activities, we used the site as our base of a motorbike weekend, and we had people staying in the Bunkhouse and the loch side chalets. ... we couldn't have hoped for a better set up. facilities were clean and...More

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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for us. Great to hear you enjoyed the facilities and had a good weekend.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Just back from a great couple of days - we did Laser Quest, Climbing / Zip, Crates / Leap of Faith and Water Slide .. however the favourite for kids and adults was definitely the Wobbly Water Park ! We'd probably give the Water Slide...More

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Richard H, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

So glad you enjoyed it and we do hope we will see you back again for more thrills and spills. Richard

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I had no idea what I was letting myself in for when I booked a 5 day residential activity week for me and my two kids. Fun, friendly and fabulous scenery! Great range of activities and brilliant, enthusiastic staff from those in the kitchen to...More

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

Awesome review thanks so much I will pass this on to the guys even Ian who has promised to improve his jokes! Richard

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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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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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