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May Bank Holiday Retreat to Sands of Luce

Published on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Once stark trees now start to blossom, the sky transforms from a grungy grey to a soft blue glow, and from the vast green fields, emerges specks of colour from golden daffodils and dainty bluebells.

Finally… Spring has arrived! Although all seasons have their perks, Spring has got to be the best season of all – especially because the month of May encompasses two bank holidays!

What better way to enjoy the warmer weather and extended weekends than on a long relaxing May bank holiday weekend away in one of Scotland’s most stunning hideaways. Whether you desire a tranquil, romantic mini-vacation or a recreational recess full of fun-packed activities, Sands of Luce Holiday Park Dumfries is guaranteed to thoroughly enhance your well-deserved break this Spring!

Things to do

Discover Castle Kennedy Gardens

This picturesque hidden treasure is the perfect place to take a serene stroll and embrace the true beauty of Spring. Take a look at the range of events they have on to see if anything entices you!

Indulge in a romantic picnic among the blossoming surroundings, watch the wildlife from the two bird hides, or delight your taste buds in their charming little tea-room. This exquisite haven has a fantastic array of choices for all to enjoy!

take kids to castle kennedy gardens

Meander through the maze at Dunskey Gardens

Fancy a challenge? This May bank holiday, we can assure you that the Dunskey maze will not fail to keep you guessing! Whether it takes you 5 minutes (which we highly doubt) or 50 minutes, this maze will keep you and the kids engrossed, as you manoeuvre your way around the ultimate hide-and-seek kingdom! Grown-ups, don’t worry, there are a number of tall ladders scattered around the maze for you to track down your runaway rascals.

dunskey garden maze

Visit the Famous Fish Pond in Logan

The UK’s most unique marine life centre is certainly worth a visit! Observe and hand-feed the extensive range of marine life in their natural habitat, and learn about the fascinating history of the ancient fishpond dating back to 1800.

After you’ve experienced the incredible oceanic territory, take a leisurely walk to Port Logan Harbour; which encompasses exotic botanical gardens and a nostalgic lighthouse. The fish pond is located deep within the shore’s rocks and surrounded by astounding views. This day trip will definitely not disappoint!

port logan harbour

Cycle through the crooks of Kirroughtree Woodlands

Jump on your bikes and enjoy an excursion of scenic supremacy through the woodland of Bargaly Glen, along with farm tracks and calming country roads. Take advantage of your leisurely tour to spot the rare red squirrels and appreciate the beautiful big beech trees.

Fancy something a bit more exhilarating? Well, then this is the place for you! Kirroughtree is renowned for its fantastic mountain biking trails and extensive range of cycle tracks to suit all abilities. Brave enough to face one of the most fearsome and tricky riding routes in Scotland? We dare you to tackle the Large Hill red-labelled twister or Black Craig’s black-graded singletrack.

kirroughtree bike riding

Unwind in the wonders of Galloway’s beaches

Check out our blog post on the best beaches in Dumfries and Galloway and discover the wide range of spectacular coastal destinations. From incredible Atlantic exposed shores ideal for thrillingly surreal surfing experiences to white powdery beaches stretching for miles before your bare feet, there isn’t much that the Scottish beaches fail to deliver!

Eliminate your worries and treat yourself to a soothing snooze on the golden sands, or gaze into the azure panoramic views whilst the little ones splash around in the wee wavelets. Just remember to keep topping up the sun cream and you’ll be set for a glorious day of unforgettable coastline memories.

beaches sands of luce

Treat yourself to some mouth-watering food

Maybe your sweet-tooth has you craving for ice cream’, or you and your partner fancy a romantic dinner date. Perhaps you’re the ultimate connoisseur and want to indulge in a flavoursome feast?

Well, you’re in luck! Dumfries and Galloway are pure culinary heaven for foodie lovers! Loosen up your belt and venture to the locals favourite Lighthouse bar at Sands of Luce.

First rate Italian pizzas, tasty breakfast spreads, beautiful Ice Cream Sundaes and unsurpassed coffee will certainly have you coming back for more!

Alternatively, visit Knockinaam Lodge for a spectrum of expertly blended flavours and the finest Scottish cuisine. The idyllic country house offers spectacular dishes from perfected Sunday lunches with all the trimmings, to gourmet fusions of Scottish ingredients and tempting cream-teas.

Another top spot for scrumptious grub is the Tigh Na Mara. This locally loved restaurant specialises in local seafood and seasonal specials. What’s more, it is just a short idyllic walk along the beach from Sands of Luce Holiday Park.

lighthouse bar sands of luce

Contact Sands of Luce!

We are an award-winning holiday park in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway. Whether you want to spend your spring Bank Holiday relaxing in the blissful beauty of the Scottish shores or adventure around top-class mountain bike trails or extravagant hedge maze, you will not be short for activities to embark on!

Have a look at our range of stylish and modern holiday homes, and choose one to suit your tastes this spring. Our rental homes and caravans surpass most operators “premium” standard and we are confident you will be delighted with all aspects of your stay with us.

If you’d like to find out more about staying with us over the Spring/Summer season, or fancy treating yourself and your family to a well-deserved break this bank holiday, please contact us today!