Real Family Holidays in the Scottish Islands, Scotland UK

31 March - 07 April 2018

02 July - 16 July 2018

21 July - 27 July 2018

Explore this magical island and get lost in your own family adventure.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Centre

Millport Centre sits on the adventurous island of Cumbrae, just off the western shore of Scotland. It is Scotland’s most accessible island, just an eight minute ferry crossing from the mainland at Largs. The Centre is metres away from the sea; some bedrooms have spectacular views of the Firth of Clyde. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars, on your holiday as you may have a chance to see seals, porpoise and a wide variety of sea birds.

If the weather in Scotland isn’t on your side, during your holiday, then don’t worry; inside we have a common and games room with a TV/DVD, a range of films, a pool table and lots of fun board games. We also have an onsite aquarium and museum filled with weird, wonderful and wacky objects and creatures.

Click the picture to see around the Scottish Islands via our new drone footage and a virtual tour of Millport Centre

Explore the Islands of Scotland

The islands of Scotland are a captivating and ideal place to for a holiday with your family. Our staff are on hand to advise your family of the best places to go in the area and give you directions to any of the places mentioned below.

Kames Bay – Go swimming or snorkelling in Kames Bay, just a short walk from the Centre. Keep a look out as occasionally you can see a seal swimming by.

Cycle - Rent bikes from the local shop see if your family can complete the challenge to cycle around the island in a day.

Largs - Hop on the ferry back to the mainland of Largs and have a walk round the local shops and have an ice cream from the famous Retro Ritz Café! 

Cathedral of the Isles and Garrison Museum – Find the smallest cathedral in Europe and explore the lovely little exhibition about the island.

Free Activities

Sun 1 April

Team Games

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Mon 2 April

Hidden Histories

What was Millport like in the past? Create a viking house and imagine yourself in the past. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Tue 3 April

Bushcraft

Make a fire from locally scavenged material and see if you could survive on you own desert Island. Aimed at over 8's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Wed 4 April

Beach Art

Explore our local beach for washed up treasures, and create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece on the sandy shores of Millport, Scotland. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Thu 5 April

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Fri 6 April

Minibeast Hunt

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Sat 7 April

Bushcraft

Make a fire from locally scavenged material and see if you could survive on you own desert Island. Aimed at over 8's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Tue 3 July

Team Games

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Wed 4 July

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Thu 5 July

Beach Art

Explore our local beach for washed up treasures, and create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece on the sandy shores of Millport, Scotland. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Fri 6 July

Hidden Histories

What was Millport like in the past? Create a viking house and imagine yourself in the past. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Sat 7 July

Bushcraft

Make a fire from locally scavenged material and see if you could survive on you own desert Island. Aimed at over 8's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Sun 8 July

Minibeast Hunt

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Mon 9 July

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Tue 10 July

Team Games

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Wed 11 July

Beach Art

Explore our local beach for washed up treasures, and create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece on the sandy shores of Millport, Scotland. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Thu 12 July

Hidden Histories

What was Millport like in the past? Create a viking house and imagine yourself in the past. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Fri 13 July

Minibeast Hunt

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Sat 14 July

Bushcraft

Make a fire from locally scavenged material and see if you could survive on you own desert Island. Aimed at over 8's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Sun 15 July

Beach Art

Explore our local beach for washed up treasures, and create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece on the sandy shores of Millport, Scotland. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Mon 16 July

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Sun 22 July

Team Games

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Mon 23 July

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Tue 24 July

Beach Art

Explore our local beach for washed up treasures, and create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece on the sandy shores of Millport, Scotland. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Wed 25 July

Hidden Histories

What was Millport like in the past? Create a viking house and imagine yourself in the past. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Thu 26 July

Bushcraft

Make a fire from locally scavenged material and see if you could survive on you own desert Island. Aimed at over 8's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Fri 27 July

Minibeast Hunt

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 9.30-11am

Extra Activities

Sun 1 April

Wildlife Walk - £8

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 2-5pm

Sun 1 April

Orienteering - £6

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Mon 2 April

Boat Trip - £16

Take a trip on Actinia our research vessel exploring the sea, spotting seals, porpoise and occasionally a whale! (1 hours) Must fit life jacket, usually 8+ afternoon

Mon 2 April

What Wanders at Night? - £6

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Tue 3 April

Snorkelling - £16

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+ 2-5pm

Tue 3 April

Camp Fire - £6

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Wed 4 April

Habitat Creation - £8

Enhance your local environment by building a bird box, bat box or bug hotel. Aimed at over 5's, younger family member welcome with parental help. 2-5pm

Wed 4 April

Orienteering - £6

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Thu 5 April

Boat Trip - £16

Take a trip on Actinia our research vessel exploring the sea, spotting seals, porpoise and occasionally a whale! (1 hours) Must fit life jacket, usually 8+ afternoon

Thu 5 April

What Wanders at Night? - £6

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Fri 6 April

Snorkelling - £16

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+ 2-5pm

Fri 6 April

Camp Fire - £6

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Tue 3 July

Wildlife Walk - £8

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 2-5pm

Tue 3 July

Orienteering - £6

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Wed 4 July

Boat Trip - £16

Take a trip on Actinia our research vessel exploring the sea, spotting seals, porpoise and occasionally a whale! (1 hours) Must fit life jacket, usually 8+ afternoon

Wed 4 July

What Wanders at Night? - £6

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Thu 5 July

Snorkelling - £16

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+ 2-5pm

Thu 5 July

Camp Fire - £6

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Fri 6 July

Habitat Creation - £8

Enhance your local environment by building a bird box, bat box or bug hotel. Aimed at over 5's, younger family member welcome with parental help. 2-5pm

Fri 6 July

Orienteering - £6

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Sat 7 July

Wildlife Walk - £8

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 2-5pm

Sat 7 July

What Wanders at Night? - £6

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Sun 8 July

Snorkelling - £16

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+ 2-5pm

Sun 8 July

Camp Fire - £6

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Mon 9 July

Boat Trip - £16

Take a trip on Actinia our research vessel exploring the sea, spotting seals, porpoise and occasionally a whale! (1 hours) Must fit life jacket, usually 8+ afternoon

Mon 9 July

Orienteering - £6

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Tue 10 July

Habitat Creation - £8

Enhance your local environment by building a bird box, bat box or bug hotel. Aimed at over 5's, younger family member welcome with parental help. 2-5pm

Tue 10 July

What Wanders at Night? - £6

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Wed 11 July

Wildlife Walk - £8

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 2-5pm

Wed 11 July

Camp Fire - £6

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Thu 12 July

Snorkelling - £16

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+ 2-5pm

Thu 12 July

Orienteering - £6

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Fri 13 July

Boat Trip - £16

Take a trip on Actinia our research vessel exploring the sea, spotting seals, porpoise and occasionally a whale! (1 hours) Must fit life jacket, usually 8+ afternoon

Fri 13 July

What Wanders at Night? - £6

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Sat 14 July

Habitat Creation - £8

Enhance your local environment by building a bird box, bat box or bug hotel. Aimed at over 5's, younger family member welcome with parental help. 2-5pm

Sat 14 July

Orienteering - £6

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Sun 15 July

Snorkelling - £16

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+ 2-5pm

Sun 15 July

Camp Fire - £6

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Sun 22 July

Wildlife Walk - £8

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 2-5pm

Sun 22 July

Orienteering - £6

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Mon 23 July

Boat Trip - £16

Take a trip on Actinia our research vessel exploring the sea, spotting seals, porpoise and occasionally a whale! (1 hours) Must fit life jacket, usually 8+ afternoon

Mon 23 July

What Wanders at Night? - £6

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Tue 24 July

Snorkelling - £16

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+ 2-5pm

Tue 24 July

Orienteering - £6

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Wed 25 July

Habitat Creation - £8

Enhance your local environment by building a bird box, bat box or bug hotel. Aimed at over 5's, younger family member welcome with parental help. 2-5pm

Wed 25 July

What Wanders at Night? - £6

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. 7-8pm

Thu 26 July

Boat Trip - £16

Take a trip on Actinia our research vessel exploring the sea, spotting seals, porpoise and occasionally a whale! (1 hours) Must fit life jacket, usually 8+ afternoon

Thu 26 July

Camp Fire - £6

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

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Contact Details

Millport Centre
Isle of Cumbrae
Scotland
KA28 0EG
Tel: 01475 530581

“Fantastic accommodation and great activities - a very different holiday but just as fun! Would highly recommend!”

“Our family of four, had a fantastic time and enjoyed taking part in a wide range of activities. The new en-suite accommodation was lovely, the food excellent and plentiful. The staff and particularly the instructors were fantastic.”

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