Real Family Holidays in the Scottish Islands, Scotland UK

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

Use the calendar to the right to check the latest availability

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. 

Look around the Scottish Islands location: 

Virtual tour of Millport Centre

Drone footage of the area

MIL Room 2

MIL Room 1

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.

Scottish Islands: Millport Field Centre, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland KA28 0EG

Free Activities

Sat 4 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.

Sun 5 April

Beach Art/Wildlife Walk

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 6 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 7 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.

Wed 8 April

Rocky Shore

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 9 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.

Fri 10 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.

Sat 11 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.

Sun 12 April

Beach Art/Wildlife Walk

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 13 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 14 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.

Wed 15 April

Rocky Shore

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 16 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.

Fri 17 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.

Sat 18 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.

Sun 19 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.

Tue 14 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 15 July

Beach Art/Wildlife Walk

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 16 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 17 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 18 July

Rocky Shore

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 19 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 25 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.

Sun 26 July

Beach Art/Wildlife Walk

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 27 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.

Tue 28 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.

Wed 29 July

Rocky Shore

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 30 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.

Fri 31 July

Beach Art/Wildlife Walk

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.

Extra Activities

Fri 3 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.

Sat 4 April

Rock Climbing - £16

After a short practice on our low-level Wall Traverse to warm up, climbers will then have a go at reaching the top of the infamous Deil’s Dyke; a unique geological structure in the centre grounds that is millions of years old. Multiple routes of difficulty are available to climb up to 10 metres high, all the while being belayed safely by your fellow climbing team! A real adrenaline rush!

Sat 4 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.

Sun 5 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.

Sun 5 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.

Mon 6 April

Rock Climbing - £16

After a short practice on our low-level Wall Traverse to warm up, climbers will then have a go at reaching the top of the infamous Deil’s Dyke; a unique geological structure in the centre grounds that is millions of years old. Multiple routes of difficulty are available to climb up to 10 metres high, all the while being belayed safely by your fellow climbing team! A real adrenaline rush!

Mon 6 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.

Tue 7 April

Rafting - £12

Problem solving and teamworking skills will be tested during this survival activity. Can your team not only build a solid raft out of the materials provided, but also use it to transport your whole team across the loch safely? Raft building will take place in the wild interior of the island on a small loch near the highest point on Great Cumbrae; the Glaid Stone, with fantastic views of the Firth of Clyde.

Tue 7 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.

Wed 8 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 8 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.

Thu 9 April

Rock Climbing - £16

After a short practice on our low-level Wall Traverse to warm up, climbers will then have a go at reaching the top of the infamous Deil’s Dyke; a unique geological structure in the centre grounds that is millions of years old. Multiple routes of difficulty are available to climb up to 10 metres high, all the while being belayed safely by your fellow climbing team! A real adrenaline rush!

Thu 9 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.

Fri 10 April

Rafting - £12

Problem solving and teamworking skills will be tested during this survival activity. Can your team not only build a solid raft out of the materials provided, but also use it to transport your whole team across the loch safely? Raft building will take place in the wild interior of the island on a small loch near the highest point on Great Cumbrae; the Glaid Stone, with fantastic views of the Firth of Clyde.

Fri 10 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.

Sat 11 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.

Sat 11 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.

Sun 12 April

Rafting - £12

Problem solving and teamworking skills will be tested during this survival activity. Can your team not only build a solid raft out of the materials provided, but also use it to transport your whole team across the loch safely? Raft building will take place in the wild interior of the island on a small loch near the highest point on Great Cumbrae; the Glaid Stone, with fantastic views of the Firth of Clyde.

Sun 12 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 13 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.

Mon 13 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 14 April

Rock Climbing - £16

After a short practice on our low-level Wall Traverse to warm up, climbers will then have a go at reaching the top of the infamous Deil’s Dyke; a unique geological structure in the centre grounds that is millions of years old. Multiple routes of difficulty are available to climb up to 10 metres high, all the while being belayed safely by your fellow climbing team! A real adrenaline rush!

Tue 14 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 15 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.

Wed 15 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.

Tue 16 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 16 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 17 April

Rafting - £12

Problem solving and teamworking skills will be tested during this survival activity. Can your team not only build a solid raft out of the materials provided, but also use it to transport your whole team across the loch safely? Raft building will take place in the wild interior of the island on a small loch near the highest point on Great Cumbrae; the Glaid Stone, with fantastic views of the Firth of Clyde.

Fri 17 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.

Sat 18 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.

Sat 18 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 13 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 14 July

Rock Climbing - £16

After a short practice on our low-level Wall Traverse to warm up, climbers will then have a go at reaching the top of the infamous Deil’s Dyke; a unique geological structure in the centre grounds that is millions of years old. Multiple routes of difficulty are available to climb up to 10 metres high, all the while being belayed safely by your fellow climbing team! A real adrenaline rush!

Tue 14 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 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.

Wed 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.

Thu 16 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 16 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 17 July

Rafting - £12

Problem solving and teamworking skills will be tested during this survival activity. Can your team not only build a solid raft out of the materials provided, but also use it to transport your whole team across the loch safely? Raft building will take place in the wild interior of the island on a small loch near the highest point on Great Cumbrae; the Glaid Stone, with fantastic views of the Firth of Clyde.

Fri 17 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 18 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 18 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 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.

Sat 25 July

Rock Climbing - £16

After a short practice on our low-level Wall Traverse to warm up, climbers will then have a go at reaching the top of the infamous Deil’s Dyke; a unique geological structure in the centre grounds that is millions of years old. Multiple routes of difficulty are available to climb up to 10 metres high, all the while being belayed safely by your fellow climbing team! A real adrenaline rush!

Sat 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.

Sun 26 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 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.

Mon 27 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 27 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 28 July

Rafting - £12

Problem solving and teamworking skills will be tested during this survival activity. Can your team not only build a solid raft out of the materials provided, but also use it to transport your whole team across the loch safely? Raft building will take place in the wild interior of the island on a small loch near the highest point on Great Cumbrae; the Glaid Stone, with fantastic views of the Firth of Clyde.

Tue 28 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 29 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 29 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 30 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 30 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.

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