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General

“Auld Ayr, wham ne'er a town surpasses, for honest men and bonnie lasses”... We’re not sure if the lads and lassies Rabbie Burns was talking about were called Craig and Tara, but there’s certainly an unbeatable range of fun for all ages at Craig Tara Holidays’ gorgeous coastal location in Ayr.

Guests can whoop, whoosh and whizz around the massive indoor pool area - think flumes and slides, plus cool kit such as mini jet skis, pool pedalos and water walkers - or practise their swing on the nine-hole golf course, which (like the rest of the site) boasts voluptuous views across the waves to the Isle of Arran.

Craig Tara Holidays is a Haven site, which for the uninitiated means an endless supply of action for energetic types: bowling, cycling, fencing, football and archery, tearing up the karting track, scaling the heights of the climbing wall, or finding out who’s top gun in the laser combat zone. Buy an Activity Pass in advance to save up to 25 per cent on the paid-for activities (although there are lots of free taster sessions too).

Wee beasties will go wild over the jungle-themed indoor play area, there’s good old fashioned fun to be had clambering around the rock pools on the site’s shingly beach, and the great kids’ clubs for tots to teens guarantee peace from the dreaded refrain of, “I’m boooooored!”. Young Bear Grylls in the making can even get stuck into the wildly entertaining Nature Rockz activities run at the park. Learn all sorts from bushcraft skills to building shelters and making campfires, and there may just be the chance to try pond dipping, beachcombing or go on a bug safari, too. (Most activities are free but a small charge applies to some.)

If you can drag yourself away from the superb sunsets, there’s a packed programme of family entertainment in the Showbar, from games and shows to quality live music; and of course, the food options are fulsome too: a smart Mash and Barrel café bar, plus a range of takeaways offering fish and chips, pizzas, burgers and more.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Dunure Road Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, KA7 4LB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 55.4291°N 4.6866°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ayr: Sandgate Bus Station — 3.1 miles
Prestwick Airport: Terminal Coach Stop — 6.2 miles
Irvine: Bridgegate Coach Stop — 12.9 miles
Train stations
Ayr Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Newton-on-Ayr Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Maybole Rail Station — 5.1 miles
Ferry ports
Ayr Compass Pier — 3.3 miles
Troon Ferry Terminal — 8.3 miles
Girvan Harbour Ferry Terminal — 14.5 miles
Airports
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 6.3 miles

Directions


From north: Take the A77 towards Stranraer. Then second right after Bankfield roundabout, south of Ayr. At the roundabout follow the signs for A719. This will lead to Craig Tara.

From south: M74 exit at junction 12 onto the A70 towards Cumnock. Follow the signs for Ayr. Go south towards Stranraer. Then as above from Bankfield roundabout.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Right next door to Craig Tara Holidays is Heads of Ayr Farm Park, which is filled with rides, slides and creatures both domestic and exotic. Three miles on, you’ll find the Burns National Heritage Park, where you can visit the cottage built by the Bard of Scotland’s father, and brush up on Burns’ life and loves in the museum; and a few miles further is Culzean Castle, set in a beautiful coastal location with a deer park and smugglers’ caves, and offering activities such as ranger walks and birdwatching.

Golf aficionados will relish the opportunity to conquer one of the legendary championship courses in the area - visitors have the pick of Royal Troon, Prestwick or Turnberry, as well as loads of great municipal courses around and about.

If traipsing around after a little white ball is not your thing, there’s bound to be something else nearby that will suit you to a tee: take a day trip to enchanting Edinburgh to hit the sights, shops, cafés and restaurants; head for beautiful, beachside Bamburgh Castle or the vibrant fishing harbour of Seahouses, where you can pick up a bird- or seal-watching trip to the Farne Islands; or take a history tour at Alnick Castle and Gardens, where Harry Potter buffs can location-spot and you can get hands on with some archery.

It’s also a short ferry hop over to the Isle of Arran, where there’s wonderful walking around the coast or inland, mysterious standing stones, red squirrels, castles, a distillery - and not a single traffic light!

Must see

  • Burns National Heritage Park (1.9 miles)
  • Culzean Castle & Country Park (6.5 miles)
  • Scottish Maritime Museum (12.4 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Additional terms

The holiday contract

A contract between you and Haven is made when Pitchup.com tells you your booking is confirmed.

The contract binds you and all the members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that all members of your party accept these terms and conditions of booking. Failure to disclose all relevant information or comply with these terms may lead to termination of the contract, and loss of the booking.

When making your booking you must let us know your unit type and the size as we cannot process the booking without this information.

If we change or cancel your booking

As an experienced and responsible operator, our aim is to provide all the services, facilities and entertainment as described in our brochure and on our website. Should it be necessary for us to make any major changes to your booking, or in exceptional circumstances cancel your booking, we will endeavour to advise you, and provide the following options:

1. A replacement holiday comparable or superior to the one booked; or
2. A replacement holiday together with the difference in price between the replacement holiday and the holiday booked; or
3. A full refund.

In addition to the above and provided it does not arise from circumstances beyond our control, we will also pay you compensation for any provable loss. Should a sole use event be booked subsequent to your reservation, in the interest of your holiday enjoyment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and provide you with an alternative as outlined in this section.

Paying for your holiday

Please note all holidays not paid in full by due dates are at risk of being cancelled. Please note if your holiday is cancelled through non-payment by yourselves then the terms in the conditions of booking do not apply.

Limitation of liability

We accept responsibility for those arrangements of your holiday which are within our control, but we cannot accept liability for any injury, loss or damage suffered by you or any other member of your party, unless one of the following applies:

1. There was wilful default by us, our employees or agents
2. Death or personal injury was caused by the negligence of Haven Holidays, our employees or agents.

For all claims other than death or personal injury which result from the non-performance or improper performance of our contract, we will pay compensation that is reasonable in all circumstances. However, our liability to you is limited to the total cost of the holiday amount paid as per your final holiday invoice from Haven Holidays. Please notify any shortcomings or complaints to the Reception/Duty Manager immediately, so that they can be remedied. Claims may be reduced or rejected if we have not been given the opportunity to put matters right or investigate your concerns.

We do not allow gazebos, pup tents, awnings with annexes and sleeping in awnings.

We’ve designed our holidays with families and couples in mind. We do not accept bookings for stag or hen parties, solo travellers, single-sex or mixed parties of 3 or more people or any unaccompanied under 21s via Pitchup.com.

We welcome well trained dogs but we do not allow the following breeds: pit bull terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasilieno plus any other type appearing to be bred for fighting. Where dogs are allowed they must always wear a collar and be kept on a lead under the control of a responsible adult.

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