Activities and Family Activities in Dumfries
Things to do in Dumfries
Dumfries is a historic market town, located in the southern region of Dumfries and Galloway and connected by lovely russet-hued sandstone bridges which straddle the banks of the River Nith. This former royal burgh has an interesting history and special connection to Scotland’s National Bard.
The land in Dumfries and Galloway region supports a wide range of outdoor activities and sports, offering golf courses, shooting estates, freshwater fishing spots, sea angling areas, walking routes, mountain biking trails, and sailing waters.
Enjoy a family day out in Dumfries, with different things to do whatever the weather. There’s so many opportunities to get outside and exercise, whether it’s cycling, walking, Dumfries is a haven for local people or visitors.
Dumfries is small enough to comfortably explore on foot but also boasts excellent public transport links. You can also make use of the great cycle paths around the town. It's a quick, efficient and eco-friendly way to get around Dumfries.
Lots of fun activities are taking place during the school holidays for children of all ages.