Heads of Ayr Farm Park is an award-winning tourist attraction situated in Ayr, on the A719 coastal route towards Dunure. Originally, it was a sheep farm owned by the Rankin family who continue to own and run the park today. After the birth of their children, Craig and Edna Rankin acquired a llama and peacocks to join the farm as pets for their children, and the farm grew from there! The Farm Park first opened in May 1993 though it has vastly grown in size since then! When it first opened, Heads of Ayr Farm Park offered a playground, some chickens, peacocks, sheep, and the llama. Today our visitors can come face-to-face with over 80 different species of animals, including some endangered species! Our playground is just one of many different attractions and activities on offer, as well as massive themed play areas, a huge indoor soft play, jumping pillows, quad bikes, train rides, and more. We have three different catering facilities on-site, an indoor animal barn, a gift shop, and we have also just opened a children's nursery just next door!
Originally a seasonal attraction only, the park is now open all year-round, with indoor play days in the winter and the full park open between March to October. We host regular themed event days including Fairytale Day and Dinosaur Day, as well as a huge Christmas event where children can meet Santa in his Grotto. We also regularly host bus trips, schools, and nurseries in the spring and summer months and are looking to introduce Outreach Sessions in the near future so we can bring a little bit of farm park magic to your school, club, or organisation.
Every year we see around 170,000 visitors, and we can have up to 90 staff in the busy summer months! We are voted the #1 Favourite Thing to Do in Ayrshire on Trip Advisor and have won multiple awards, from the Scottish Thistle Award's Best Visitor Attraction, to 'Best for Young Children' on the Day Out With The Kids Family Favourite Awards.
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