Things to do in Dumfries & Galloway


Conifer Lodges and Auchendoon at Conifers offer the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area of Dumfries & Galloway.

From Grooming Highland Coos, to Windsurfing, to Becoming a Chocolatier, Dumfries & Galloway is a fantastic place to try something new…


Conifer Lodges in Dumfries & Galloway


Holidays in Dumfries & Galloway

Here are just a few ideas of what you can get up to whilst you are staying with us…


Loch Ken Outdoor Activities

Enjoy a wide range of outdoor activites including sailing, stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing, combat laser tag, the climbing tower and wobbly waterpark!


Stranraer Oyster Festival

13th-15th September 2024

Discover what makes Stranraer Oyster Festival one of Scotland’s top food festivals! Celebrity chef demos, live music, oyster shucking championships, and more…


Galloway Alpacas

Experience a fun day out in a beautiful area of Dumfries & Galloway, Galloway Alpacas offer alpaca walking and meet and greets for all ages with private treks or group walks.


Wigtown Book Festival

27th Sept – 6th Oct 2024

Founded in 1999, the 10-day festival is now one of the UK’s best-loved literary events. This year the programme has over 200 events and activities for all ages, including music, theatre, food and visual arts.


Things to do in Dumfries & Galloway


The Cocoabean Factory

Become a chocolatier in a 35 – 45 minute interactive experience, where you will make and decorate three chocolatey creations that are yours to keep, all assisted by the fantastic workshop team.


Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing on the River Cree

Salmon and sea trout can be taken in the lower section of the river, which has some good fly fishing water.


Bruce’s Stone, Loch Trool

From the car park on the north shore of Loch Trool, it’s just a short easy stroll to Bruce’s Stone, which stands on a wonderful vantage point overlooking the waters of the loch to the rolling hills beyond. It commemorates Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, and the Battle of Trool in 1307.


Wild Goat Park

The Wild Goat Park aims to recreate a natural environment where they have plenty of space to roam.

If you don’t see them, then head over to the Red Deer Range, the goats move around a lot during the day.


Things to do in Dumfries & Galloway


Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival

23rd May – 2nd June 2024

A packed programme of world class theatre, music, dance, comedy and spoken word for audiences to enjoy across the beautiful Dumfries & Galloway region.


Newton Stewart Walking Festival

10th to 16th May

Walkfest offers almost 30 routes over 7 days, with transport and guides included, as well as a programme of evening social events.


Kitchen Coos & Ewes

Tours designed to help you get close to the Highland cattle from the safety and comfort of a purpose built trailer – it’s basically a farmer-led Highland cow safari! The farm tour trailer means you can experience a working Scottish farm and meet the Highlanders without even the need for wellies!


Kirroughtree Visitor Centre

Relax in the visitor centre, enjoy the view and fuel up for the trails. Wander to the Wild Watch Hide to spot red squirrels and birds, or meander to Bruntis Loch. There’s adventure play, mountain bike trails and quiet forest roads for gentle family cycles.


Things to do in Dumfries & Galloway


Ernespie Farm

A fun day out for the whole family offering indoor and outdoor play, a garden centre, a gift shop and a delicious cafe to refuel after your activities.

Ernespie often hold events around Easter/Halloween etc so be sure to check out their events section for more information!


Mossyard Beach

Whenever Riley visits Conifer Lodges, she insists on a visit to Mossyard Beach! This beach is only 14 miles from the lodges and is perfect for the whole family to explore…


Things to do in Dumfries & Galloway


Reasons to Book with Us…

Reasons to book with us


Private Hot Tubs

Most of our properties now have hot tubs for an added touch of luxury for your holiday.

Dog Friendly Accommodation

You won’t need to leave your four-legged best friends behind as many of our properties are dog friendly with enclosed deckings, gardens or patios.

Contactless Check-in

Drive straight up to your property and your key will be waiting for you, there will be no need to queue at a reception desk!

Supermarket Delivery

Arrange to have your supermarket delivery straight to your property so you don’t need to pack everything into the car.

Tranquil Surroundings

Our locations are all located in idyllic, peaceful settings.


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