10 things to do on a rainy day

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10 things to do on a rainy day in Argyll

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Okay, we all like a bit of sunshine when we’re on holiday. But there’s plenty to get up to in Argyll even when the weather’s not so nice.

We thought we’d give you 10 of our favourite things to get up to when it’s raining!

Loch Lomond Sea Life

Get Close to the Local Sea Life

What about exploring the underwater world, without even getting wet? The Sea Life Centre at Lomond Shores is a popular family attraction and the perfect opportunity to get close to over 1500 creatures (including Scotland’s largest selection of sharks). With fun talks, animal feeds & special events there’s something for everyone.

Fyne Ales Working Brewery

Tour a Working Brewery

Located at the head of Loch Fyne, Fyne Ales state-of-the-art farm brewery offers guided tours to see exactly how their wonderful beers are made, as well as tutored tasting. Afterwards, you can sit in their café with a pastry and a wee pint of your favourite beer – we recommend Jarl.

Leisure Facilities in Argyll

Indulge in First Class Leisure Facilities

The heated indoor swimming pools at Drimsynie Estate and Hunters Quay can be used to relax, keep fit or to have fun throughout your stay in Argyll. Or why not relax and indulge yourself in the modern sauna, steam room or Jacuzzi? Alternatively, our active family partner Portavadie offers the ultimate relaxation experience – you can chill out in a heated outdoor therapy pool, right on the edge of the loch, appreciating all that Argyll has to offer – bliss!


Argyll Falconry experience Loch Awe

Argyll Falconry Experience

Set in the private grounds over looking Loch Awe, the private Falconry Centre has access to stunning views all round no matter the weather. Your camera is a must for this truly unique memorable experience and open rain, hail or sleet! This is an outdoor activity so wrap up! Find out more here.

Inveraray Jail - Things to do in Argyll on a rainy day

Visit a Historic Landmark

Argyll is steeped in ancient history, with an abundance of incredible architecture and design, so what better time to explore all that the area has to offer, than whilst it's raining? From various castles to a former jail, there’s no better way to find out all about the heritage of the local area. Why not check out our blog with 10 landmarks worth visiting when staying in Argyll?

Cinemas in Argyll

Watch a Movie

Enjoy all that our local independent cinemas have to offer, by checking out the latest blockbusters right here in Argyll. The Studio Cinema (Dunoon), The Tower (Helensburgh) & Phoenix (Oban), are all independently run picture-houses within easy reach of our holiday parks – now where’s the popcorn?

Whisky distilleries in Argyll

Tour a Whisky Distillery

You don’t have to be into your malt whiskies to know how special they are throughout Argyll and the Isles.  With 14 world-class distilleries dotting what’s known as the ‘whisky coast’, there’s nothing quite like taking a tour, and finding out about the history and culture behind this industry – And, of course - sampling a wee dram straight out the cask. Find your nearest distillery.


Crazy Carts

Crazy Carts

Who can resist go -carting? Our Crazy Carts are designed for fun as well as speed! Challenge your mates or pit the family head to head and prepare for a crazy ride, using our dodgem-like drift bar carts!

So go on, buckle up and do your best Formula 1 impersonation at Drimsynie Estate or Hunters Quay.



4x4 adrenaline adventures in Argyll

Feel the Adrenaline Rush from a 4x4 Adventure

Discover the world-famous Loch Lomond landscape as you experience going off-road with 4x4 Adventures Scotland. They enjoy exclusive access to rough, steep tracks on the hills around Loch Lomond and Loch Long, offering breathtaking view in all conditions. Even better, it’s much more fun in the mud!

Hot tub lodges in Argyll

Enjoy the Hot Tub Experience

You know what – Hot tubbing in the sun is overrated! Nothing beats relaxing in a private hot tub with a glass of bubbles, when it’s not so nice outside.  What better way to chill out and simply watch the world pass by? Argyll Holidays’ Hot Tub collection is all about luxury and indulgence, and can add that extra something special to your holiday.

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