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Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience

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Address: Rigg Road | Blackstone Farm, Cumnock KA18 3JJ, Scotland
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+44 1290 421639

FUN TIME. Ride our Clydesdale Horses or Jump on a BIG yellow Digger for...

FUN TIME. Ride our Clydesdale Horses or Jump on a BIG yellow Digger for some operating fun. There is always something to do on the farm enjoy interacting with our Clydesdale Horses, Heilan Coos, Alpacas and Mischievous Donkeys while meeting all the farm animals giving you an insight into their lives. The experience is tailored to suit you. Try your hand at riding or driving our Clydesdale Heavy Horses, grooming, mucking out, tacking up, bareback riding, herding on horseback, walking and feeding all the animals. This is a very individual experience and will vary depending on you requirements and weather.NO EXPERIANCE REQUIRED.WHY NOT try Something Different - the 'BIG TOY' experience at DIG-a-day. Operate a mini to 14Ton digger or big yellow JCB Tractor, putting your coordination skills to the test in challenges set. OR MIX IT UP - Combining DIG-a-Day and Blackstone Clydesdales in one experience.Great for all the family for children and adults alike. NO DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED.

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Wonderful experience

A huge thank you to Magi, John and everyone at Blackstone Clydesdales for a special day. I took my 14 year old daughter and her friend as a birthday treat. Right from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge thank you to Magi, John and everyone at Blackstone Clydesdales for a special day. I took my 14 year old daughter and her friend as a birthday treat. Right from the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home. The girls were delighted with the horses, who were gorgeous gentle giants. It was lovely to see... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fantastic day out. We visited the farm in February, on an afternoon windy day. The weather was a bit challenging but after all this is part of the fun in Scotland ! We learned a lot about the animals, the Clydesdales horses, the Highland cows, the life of the family on the farm . We went for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great day out - even if the weather was absolutely pouring! The staff were all so friendly and really helped us get the most out of our Dig-a-Day experience - encouraging us to dig deeper and push around more dirt! Would definitely recommend to others looking to do something you usually wouldn't get the opportunity to do.

Thank Tim E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an incredible way to experience the countryside! I was surprised by my husband who booked a ride with these wonderful people and lovely horses. It is, hands down, the best way to get amazing views of the lowlands landscape. As Clydesdale breeders from the States, it was refreshing to see such nice horses with temperaments to match. The folks... More 

Thank Brianna D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very friendly team with fantastic horses. It's worth a visit whether you are a total novice or experienced rider, as they will cater the time to you and make sure you have a great time. Digger experience is good for the boys, my brother absolutely loved it!

Thank Kathryn P
Irvine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely people and horses, all of whom looked after us very well. Was warmly welcomed when we got there, and got to look around and meet the horses. Before going on the trek, we were assessed on our ability in the outdoor school. Had a fantastic time with these gentle giants. Would definitely go back. Thanks again for a wonderful... More 

Thank janicemartin2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, you arrive on this beautiful farm to be greeted by the lovely Magi who makes you feel incredibly welcome. It was all very relaxed and we quickly got taken to start the first part of the day; digging. John is a very funny man, and so passionate about every single one of his animals. He even took... More 

Thank Deborah W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived onto the beautiful farm to be greeted by Magi who was extremely welcoming into her beautiful reception. We immediately felt comfortable and like very important customers! We were offered tea, coffee, juice, snacks everything felt very personal and this continued through the day. Everyone on site was very friendly and engaging. We had a 2 hour Clydesdale trek... More 

Thank Emma R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

So proud that Ayrshire has such a fantastic family attraction in Blackstone Clydesdales! Our family visit to Blackstone was fantastic, beyond all our expectations. John and the team were really welcoming and did everything to ensure that we were safe, comfortable and most importantly, having fun. The farm is beautiful and well maintained, you can tell it's a professionally run... More 

Thank Dionne L
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Started with a good introduction to safety. Also took time to find out about my confidence around horses. Had a brilliant ride out into the country on a glorious winter sunny day. Finished with a tour of the stables and farm to meet the other residents who are also very spoiled by staff who obviously love working with them. Would... More 

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