Welcome to Craig Tara
Active families seeking a fantastic location and none stop action and adventure will find everything that they are looking for at Craig Tara. The gorgeous setting just south of Ayr means that outdoor pursuits are plentiful and those who enjoy nature will find lots of places for scenic walks and cycle rides. The park itself is one of the best equipped we have come across with everything you would expect from a Haven site. From a multi-level swimming pool complex to adventure activities such as The Extreme Drop, there's never a dull moment.
Haven Craig Tara Sports & Leisure
The huge indoor pool complex, Splashaway Bay, is without doubt one of the parks best features, with thrilling water slides, lazy rivers, and relaxing jacuzzis. After installing a brand new flume in 2022, they brought another new one for 2023, with special effects, coloured lights and you can even time yourself and beat the high score! There is so much more to do than just simple swimming.
If you enjoy being in, or on the water, you will find a whole array of activities to try including Aqua Paddlers and fun inflatable sessions are also a regular feature during peak times and are a big hit with kids of all ages.
If you can drag yourself away from the pool area you will find a wide choice of sports on offer. Bike, Kart and segway hire is available to explore the park in a different way. Sports sessions including Football and Handball are popular but make sure to try something a little more unusual like Archery and Fencing, a great opportunity to try something new. If you're looking for something more creative and chilled, the Pic 'n' Paint Pottery is a great activity to spend some quality time together as a family.
For adventurers and fans of extreme sports, this park offers a range of crazy activities to get stuck into at the Adventure Village. In the Drop and the Extreme Drop, jump from a height and test your bravery. See how high you can climb up the Crazy Climber or fly through the sky on the Adrena-Line, a multi-directional zip wire. The Aerial Adventure will challenge you to climb above everyone's heads and tackle the adventure course in the sky. For some fun back down on the ground, the park's indoor crazy golf guarantees a great time for the whole family.
Soon to open in 2024 is a new state of the art gold course.
Some activities are subject to a moderate extra charge
Food & Drink at Craig Tara Holiday Park
At Crain Tara the dining options are really incredible. With 5 restaurants and a variety of cafes and dessert places to choose from, you will eat incredibly well during your holiday.
New for 2023 is Chopstix, where you can freshly cooked noodles and sizzling sides. For a taste of Asian cuisine, this is the place to go. With a flexible menu, you can make your own box with golden noodles or rice, choose your sauce and toppings, including teriyaki beef and pumpkin katsu curry to name a few. This UK chain began in Camden Market in 2002 and now celebrates it's 20th anniversary.
For some quick eats, you can pop in to Burger King for a snack in between activities or grab a pizza from the very popular Papa John's, a great takeaway option that you can enjoy onsite or from the comfort of your accommodation. Cook's Fish and Chips is a go-to, since what seaside holiday is complete without a tasty fish and chips?!
The Brigs of Ayr is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with the whole family. Feel relaxed in the friendly atmosphere and modern furnishings. The highlight is the stunning sea views which will take your breath away and make the perfect background while you enjoy a cocktail or tuck into a delicious meal. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Brigs of Ayr will become a firm family favourite.
If you have a sweet tooth, you're in luck because Craig Tara has some great options for snacks and desserts. Bertie's Ice Cream will serve you all the flavours of ice cream you could imagine and is perfect for a beach day or afternoon energy boost. At Millie's Cookies you will find all kinds of types of cookies, whether you like white chocolate, milk chocolate, fruit or nuts. Seaside Treats is a great place to grab a waffle or ice cream, and make sure to enjoy a coffee whilst the kids choose from the variety of sweets on offer.
Kids Will Love
Craig Tara really goes above and beyond when it comes to activities for the kids. With so much on offer to try out, your kids are guaranteed to be happy and engaged throughout the holiday. Activikids classes are aimed at 5-10 year olds and includes a range of fun activities such as obstacle courses, relay races and sports games. This is a great opportunity for children to make friends whilst running off some steam. Activitots sessions also get kids active and engaged but are geared towards 2-4 year olds. These sessions work on balance and co-ordination skills through fun games that everyone enjoys.
There are also some unique and innovative activities on offer, such as the sensory room, which provides a quiet place for young kids to play with bubbles and smell tubes. The interactive sand play is also a great place for kids to engage their senses whilst they create a prehistoric world from the sand for computer generated dinosaurs to explore.
Aside from the fun sports activities, kids love getting stuck into the Slime Creations sessions where they'll make their very own slime. Don't forget to join the make a bear classes which are sometimes led by Haven's favourite mascots, the Seaside Squad. Kids can have fun making their new bear and leave the holiday with a very special souvenir to take home.
Don't forget to catch some live entertainment at the Bonga Wonga and Live Lounge, where fun interactive shows are put on every day. The arcade is also a family favourite to play some classic games together.
Haven Accommodation at Craig Tara
Craig Tara offers a variety of accommodation so there really is something for everyone. As well as the classic caravans and luxurious lodges, the cosy apartments offer a homely hideaway perfect for relaxing on your holiday.
You can choose the type of accommodation that best suits your needs from a variety of caravans, including Saver, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Signature. They are ideal for families of all sizes, measuring between 10 and 14 feet and accommodating between 4 and 8 people. Each is self-catering and has a contemporary open-plan living and dining space with a 32-inch Freeview TV. A private decking area with outdoor furniture is included with caravans from the silver line, allowing families to eat meals outside or simply relax in the sunshine. Additional amenities include a second TV and a bluetooth speaker, which are ideal for relaxing nights in.
The Comfort Apartment will become your snug home away from home during your stay. With a lounge with freeview TV, kitchen and bedrooms, there is plenty of space to relax. The Comfort Apartment with Veranda goes one step further, allowing you to enjoy a private outdoor space to enjoy the fresh sea air. The modern outdoor furniture makes for a perfect spot to enjoy family dinners outside together. If you're looking for a place with a lovely homely feel, these apartments are for you.
If you are looking for a little more space, choose from the Emerald or Diamond Lodge for an unforgettable holiday. Both are self catering and sleep 4-6 guests, with contemporary open plan interiors. The Emerald Lodge is 16ft wide and comes complete with a 40-inch TV and Bluetooth speaker in the living room, a 22-inch TV in the main bedroom. Complete with a balcony, it is an excellent option to enjoy some luxury.
The Diamond Lodge is stylish and welcoming and a little big more spacious than the Emerald. It also enjoys luxuries such as 2 TVs and a dishwasher. The lovely outdoor furniture on the decking is ideal for spending time outdoors with loved ones.
All Haven holiday homes come with an Accommodation Guarantee to give you complete peace of mind for your holiday. This means that on arrival, any guest not entirely satisfied with the standard of cleaning or maintenance in their accommodation will immediately be offered a full "no quibble" refund.
All Accommodation includes
- Shower room & WC
- Colour TV
- Gas fire in the lounge
- Free gas, electricity and hot water
Out & About in Scotland
Days can be so busy here that many families never venture out, if you do decide to explore the region though you will find plenty of attractions close by.
Make the most of your ideal coastal location by exploring the beautiful coastline. Just on your doorstep you can find Ayr Beach which offers a beautiful stretch of sand where you can relax, sunbathe, and enjoy the fresh sea air. Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade or dip your toes in the water.
A short drive from Craig Tara, Culzean Castle is a magnificent 18th-century castle surrounded by stunning gardens and woodland. Explore the grand interiors, take a guided tour, and enjoy the picturesque walks in the expansive country park.
Perfect for families, the Heads of Ayr Farm Park is a fun-filled attraction where you can get up close with various animals. Enjoy feeding and petting sessions, take pony rides, and let the kids run wild in the adventure play areas.
A Farm Park is situated right next door to the site and is a good choice for those with animal loving children. Burns National Heritage Park is just 3 miles away and a good place to take a picnic in the summertime. Loudon Castle Theme Park is also within reach and offers a good choice of rides and shows for all age groups.
Ayrshire is renowned for its world-class golf courses. Tee off at one of the nearby courses, such as Belleisle Golf Course or Dundonald Links, and enjoy a round in beautiful surroundings. If you're lucky enough to holiday here in 2024, Craig Tara Holiday Park will boast its very own golf course - don't miss out!
Customer Reviews of Craig Tara
Reviews of Craig Tara are exceptional with guests commenting on the easy access to attractions, the fantastic entertainment and the wide choice of activities.
Haven News at Craig Tara Holiday Park
With all the new developments and wide range of activities, why not book your family holiday at Craig Tara Holiday Park?!