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“Eco Bothie” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Galloway Activity Centre

Galloway Activity Centre
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Owner description: Welcome to the Galloway Activity Centre. We are situated on the banks of Loch Ken in south west Scotland and have an exciting range of activities for families, individuals and groups alike. Here you will find details of our services & facilities including activities, courses, equipment hire, accommodation and holiday packages. Choose from: Sailing, Windsurfing, Powerboating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Outdoor Laser Tag, Archery, Mountain Biking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Giant Water Slide, Climbing and more...Our aim is to give you a memorable holiday in a safe and friendly family atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you.
Grange-over-sands, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Eco Bothie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

We recently stayed at the Red Squirel bothie from 27th to the 30th June on an impulsive short weekend break. Never having stayed at the site before we were delighted to be accompanied to our accomodation to be shown around to find the accomodation well apointed with a lovely quiet view of the lock through the trees with a defined short walk to the shore line. Every supporting accompliment we required including an outside BBQ and charcoal, lighter fluid was provided. The solar electricty providing lighting and powering he shower and fridge. We made full use of the complimentary canoe with bouyancy aids. The highlight was the outdoor wooden log fired hot tub, sitting watching the stars with a bottle of bubbly was something we will remember for a long time. For people who are looking for a little luxury wih an eco slant well worth a stay.

Adrian & Louise

Visited June 2014
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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Hi, thanks so much for your review. It's great to hear you had a good time with us and we're glad the kids enjoyed the activities. Many thanks again for staying with us,
Ben
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Muthill, United Kingdom
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“Superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a great day out at the centre July 2014. Didn't know what to expect when we arrived but both children got to do what they wanted, a taster sailing session and kayaking. The instructors were excellent and it was obvious all the instructors for everything that was on offer were as I stayed on land to watch and could hear all the other activities taking place. Mostly young but clearly knew what they were talking about and had bucket loads of enthusiasm. My children enjoyed it so much they wanted to stay for a try at something else and chose the wobbly water park. Just before it started however my son made the great move of locking the car keys in our boot which didn't go down well with me at all, mainly due to the fact he had earlier in the week lost our chalet keys!! The staff were fantastic though! My husband received all the help he needed with lots of offers of various techniques and implements to try and get in the car (the windows having been left slightly open) so that ultimately, with a boat hook, he was successful. Meanwhile the staff took the kids off to the water park and they had a fabulous time! So a huge big thank you to all, very helpful, very cheerful and very patient. I'd also like to add that we considered it great value for money. We will definitely be back as we holiday in the area frequently, but this time the boy will not be given the keys for any length of time!!

Visited July 2014
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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Hi, thanks so much for your lovely review - what a nightmare with the keys, glad you got them back in the end. So glad to hear you'll be coming back to visit us, we'll look forward to it (and make sure there's a boat hook on standby!)
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northumberland, england
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“Another brilliant visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had such a good time at the open day last year we just had to return this year.
Once again we were not disappointed - good range of activities on offer, well organised, great value for money, clean site and friendly staff. Thankfully the weather was kind too, all in all another brilliant visit and 4 happy boys! The only problem we has was that we ran out of time!
Thanks to all staff - especially the guy on the leap of faith who did a fantastic job :)
We will definitely be back....

Visited July 2014
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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Thanks so much for your review, what a great day it was yesterday and the weather was perfect. It was fantastic to see everyone having such a good time on the activities and a big thanks from everyone at GAC for coming along. We'll look forward to seeing you soon.
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Dumfries
1 review
“A large group of 9 and 10 year old primary children had a ball!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

Loreburn primary 4 and 5 attended on their school trip and had a great day. Staff were friendly and helpful while teaching them basic skills. The activities of rock climbing, archery and mountain biking catered for all. Well done!

Visited June 2014
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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
It was great to see Loreburn primary up here, the children were all exceptionally well behaved and we really enjoyed seeing you. I hope everyone enjoys their summer holidays and maybe we'll see some of them up here over the summer,

Ben
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Camping by the lake with added fun thrown in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Six adults with 2 infants have just had a lovely 2 days chilling by the side of Lock Ken and with the added fun of a session playing on their Wobbly Water Park. What a laugh that is. You need a wet suit (available) a love of water, splashing and swimming and a sense of humor. The camping is well priced. The services good and the activities are really interesting and diverse. Not all need you to take your clothes off. Lots of accommodation options if you don't want to camp.
Loved it and we'll be going back for longer next time.

Visited June 2014
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gac_lochken, General Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Hi Vicky, many thanks for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we're so glad you enjoyed the wobbly waterpark. Will look forward to seeing you again.

Ben
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