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Things to do over the Indian Summer at Sands of Luce

Published on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

A getaway in late September or early October is the prime time to enjoy the last bit of Summer warmth before the cold weather kicks in!

We’re set for some stunning weather during the beginning of autumn, and a break at Sands of Luce Holiday park is a great opportunity to get away and spend time with family and friends before the lead up to Christmas time.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet, romantic weekend or an extended break with all the family, a holiday with us will allow you to discover the sheer beauty of this hidden corner of Scotland.

You’re certain to not be stuck for things to do during your break, the fun is never ending as you’re about to discover…

Spend the day at a local beach

Indian Summer Dumfries

It’s time to grab your favourite read, lay on a soft towel and bask in the wonders of Galloway’s best beaches. The perfect way to relax with or without company, a day at one of Scotland’s nature spots shows the standstill of time and the elimination of worries. Kids can play, adults can paddle and all can have a wonderful time.

A cost-effective way to spend your time, the beaches of Dumfries & Galloway remain a firm favourite with our guests and holiday-goers. Just don’t forget to pack the essentials for the day!

Whether you want to go whale spotting, surfing or simply soak up the warm and sunny September and October temperatures, Galloway has a beach for everyone and here we’ve listed our top 5 favourites.

Go on a family cycling trip through Kirroughtree

A perfect way to end the Summer, check out the tracks on your mountain bikes and endure award-winning trails in Kirroughtree! Whether you’re ready to take on a challenging single-track or go for a relaxed ride through the trees, Kirroughtree boasts beautifully scenic routes on forest roads.

Alternatively, take up a gentle stroll, go red squirrel spotting and get the children to tire themselves out in the adventure play park while you enjoy a picnic hamper beneath the sunshine.

Cycling Indian Summer

Eat at The Lighthouse Bar

When vacationing at Sands of Luce Holiday Park, you can rest assured that you won’t have to travel far to get a gorgeous meal; we have our very own restaurant and bar on-site, so if you spend the day on the beach and fancy a delectable thin crust pizza after a long day, The Lighthouse Bar is certainly the place to be! (and we’re not being biased)

The Lighthouse Bar Dumfries & Galloway

Expect a fresh, bright and inviting space that caters for just about everybody. You can even rock out to some live music while devouring a slice of sizzling pizza. A fun and lively atmosphere for all the family and it’s just around the corner.. (literally).

Don’t miss Wigtown Book Festival!

As Scotland’s national book town, Wigtown in Dumfries & Galloway is holding the UK’s best loved literary event will boast music, food, visual arts and theatre events for all to love and enjoy.

According to The Guardian, this is the “sort of festival that people become obsessive about”, so from Friday 23rd September until early October, head down to immerse in the rich history of Galloway and choose from thousands of books – old and new. This is a book lover’s sanctuary and popular 10-day literary celebration.

Wigtown Book Festival 2016

Go golfing

What better way to soak up the late Summer weather than to get out on the golf course and appreciate the open, green space.

Dumfries & Galloway is a golfers paradise. Staying at Sands of Luce Holiday Park is the ultimate location when visiting a range of courses which are in close proximity of the park. Visitors have travelled across the world to sample the true delight of our golf courses.

The course at the Dumfries & Galloway Golf Club, for example, has an extensive range of terrains and is a championship park measuring 6222 yards and a par of 70 from the medal tees.

Golfing in Dumfries

Fish the day away!

Fishing is an incredibly fun pastime and whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s no better location in Scotland to enjoy the record-holding local waters for sports fishing, sea fishing and coarse fishing.

Take the children on an exciting sea fishing adventure or simply go crabbing on the local beaches. Doing this during the Indian Summer is an ideal time to make the most of the weather in your shorts, before it’s time to wrap up from head-to-toe in scarves, gloves and coats!

Discover 7 great local places to eat in Dumfries & Galloway after your fishing session.

Explore the wild gardens of Dumfries & Galloway

This Indian Summer, get lost in wild botanical gardens and discover castle ruins, hidden mazes and stately grounds. Take a walk and see how many you can discover; this is the ideal chance to explore the natural wonders of Scotland and document your time, get as many wonderful snaps as possible and be sure to share them with us!

Go zip wiring at Laggan Outdoor!

For an extensive range of fun-filled activities, Laggan Outdoor hosts a range of adventures to embark upon during your visit to Dumfries & Galloway.

Zip wiring involves getting harnessed up and hurling down the hill 30 metres above the ground at 45 mph! Offering you a chance to make the most of your time outdoors beneath the warm sun glaze.

The rush you’ll get will be incredible, not to mention the stunning outdoor views that will surround you during your flying trip. If you’re brave enough – do it all over again!

Play board games in your holiday lodge

This is Britain, and let’s face it – we can’t always rely on the weather to come up trumps. If you happen to come across a rainy overcast day, or you simply fancy relaxing in your holiday home, sometimes it’s nice to simply enjoy each other’s company by doing things you may not usually do.

Things to do on holiday

People tend to forget how good board games are – don’t underestimate the power of Monopoly or Cluedo! Get everyone’s brains working and pack up the classic games just in case.

Staying at Sands of Luce Holiday Park

We are an award-winning holiday park based in Dumfries and Galloway. Whether you choose to buy or rent a holiday home or static caravan with us, our holidays keep guests returning over and over again.

If you’d like to find out more about staying with us over the Indian Summer, please contact us today!