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What's on in Ayrshire - forthcoming events


Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th November
“Here Comes Christmas” Ladies Lunch

Our popular Pre-Christmas Shopping Extravaganza returns.
Arrive at 10.45am for Morning Coffee and Homemade Shortbread.
Enjoy a couple of hours Christmas shopping with our guest exhibitors situated throughout the hotel.
Followed by a 3 Course Lunch with a choice of dishes and a Glass of Wine or Soft Drink
(Vegetarian option available on request)

Tuesday 22nd November
Ayr Writers Club Pre-Christmas Book Fayre

Come and browse through books for children and adults written by local authors
From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with complimentary tea & coffee

Christmas at the Carrick Lodge

Festive Set Priced Menus for larger parties

Lunch £16.95 and Dinner £19.95 2 Course
Lunch £19.95 and Dinner £23.95 3 Course

 These Menus are available throughout December.

Christmas Day at The Carrick
(limited availability)

Hogmanay House Party

Guests are welcomed by the Maybole Piped Band to a Champagne Reception followed by a sumptuous Five Course Dinner, the Bells and Dancing until 1 a.m.

Should you require any further information to make a reservation
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There's always lots happening in Ayrshire. Here are just some of the highlights - - -

  • Regular farmers markets - the ideal place to buy the best of the area's produce and try some new delicacies while you're there.

  • Superb all year round programmes of entertainment at the Odeon Cinema and the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr

  • Some of the most important Burns Suppers in Scotland

  • 26 days of flat and National Hunt racing at Ayr racecourse, including the Ayr Gold Cup and the Scottish Grand National. Fixtures for 2016.

  • Weekly Scottish football matches at Ayr United and Kilmarnock FC

  • Agricultural shows, sales and events, including Ayr Show, a major Scottish agricultural show.

  • Music and cultural festivals, including the Ayrshire Music Festival, folk festivals in Ayr and Girvan, and the Cartoon Week in Ayr every September.

  • The Ayr Flower Show, held annually in August.

  • The Scottish Air Show in early September.

  • Golf tournaments including The Open, recently held at nearby Royal Troon, The Scottish Open to be held at Dundonald Links in July 2017 with Open Qualifying held a several local courses.

  • Important national Bowling Championships at Northfield, Ayr -  get the 2016 calendar of events

For a fantastic up to the minute on line resource -  visit Whats on Ayrshire