Learn 2... Outdoor Activities

South Ayrshire is home to many different Outdoor Activity Organisations and Clubs. Please read the information below and get in touch to make the most of these opportunities.

Dolphin House activity centre

OrganisationSouth Ayrshire Council's Outdoor Education Centre
VenueThe Dolphin House, Culzean Castle and Country Park, Maybole KA19 8JX
Club contactBruce Harris - dolphinhouse@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Tel01655 760 600
Further informationDolphin House delivers an outdoor learning programme for school pupils, youth groups and corporate bookings. With a wide range of land based and water based activities Dolphin House is a fantastic venue to learn new skills, improve team work and push your comfort zone. Please contact the team for finer details.

Hill walking groups

ClubAyr and District Rambling Club
VenueVarious around South Ayrshire and beyond
Club contactDavid Allison - davidhallison@yahoo.co.uk
Tel01292 739529
Further informationAyr and District Rambling Club have a programme of high and low level walks and about 170 members. On average they get between 12 and 40 out each week depending on the weather and the walks. Walks range in distance and also venue so please contact the club using the details above.

Biking, Mountaineering, Bush Craft and much more…..

OrganisationAdventure Centre For Education & Adventure Carrick
Venue4 Grangestone Industrial Estate, Ladywell Ave, Girvan KA26 9PF
Club contactinfo@adventurecentreforeducation.com or 07920406982
Tel01465 710077
Further informationThis multi activity centre offers individual, group and youth group bookings. Clothing and equipment provided.


ClubNewmilns Dry Ski Slope
Venue35 High Street, Newmilns, East Ayrshire, KA16 9EB
Club contactStevi Campbell - stevi@skinewmilns.com
Tel01292 739529
Further informationNewmilns is our local dry ski slope. Suitable for all abilities and ages. All equipment will be provided or you can use your own. Individuals, groups and schools are all welcome. Please contact the team for the finer details of what’s on offer.
ClubAyr Curling Club
VenueAyr Ice Rink, Tam's Brig, Limekiln Road, Ayr KA8 8DG
Club contactEmail: ayrshirecurlers@btconnect.com
Tel01292 263024
Further informationCome and Try Curling at Ayr Ice Rink. All ages (9 and over) welcome. Tuition provided by qualified coaches. Cost only £5 which includes refreshment afterwards with Club members. Juniors are free. Wear clean trainers, comfortable loose trousers and a warm top. Please use contact details to enquire.


ClubAyr Archery Club
VenueCarrick Academy, Maybole (Winter Season)
VenueWilliam J M Mowatt Playing Fields, Alloway (Summer Season)
Club contactDavid Hastings - secretary.aac@gmail.com
Further informationAyr Archery Club are an established club based in South Ayrshire. They can accommodate people of all ages and abilities. Winter Months (End Sept - Start April) they shoot indoors at Carrick Academy on Friday nights starting at 19:00 and finishing at 22:00. They also shoot on Sunday afternoon.

Summer Months (Mid April - Mid Sept) They shoot at the William J M Mowatt Playing Fields, Alloway on Tuesday & Thursday nights. Both nights start at 18:30 and finish when it gets dark, we have great facilities at our disposal here. Please contact the club for finer details.

ClubGirvan Archery Club
VenueGirvan Academy (Sports Hall)
Club contactcalvinchristie13@hotmail.com
TimesMonday 8-9pm
Costs£3 per person
Further informationEveryone welcome to join these sessions. Equipment is provided.


ClubAyrshire Orienteering Club
VenueVarious around Ayrshire
Club contactStewart Durham - secretary@ayroc.co.uk
Further informationAyrshire Orienteering Group are an established club who organise regular events across Ayrshire. Events are open to all ages and abilities and a small fee will apply for taking part in any training or event (This is normally a few pounds). Check the website for current club news or contact Stewart Durham for the finer details.