A few miles inland between Kilwinning and Dalry is the Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume, with an extensive collection of Ayrshire farming memorabilia and costume.Ayrshire is situated in the west of Scotland on the Firth of Clyde.

There is a shingle beach, a yacht haven, putting green, parks and gardens in the town.

While inland, hills, wooded valleys and rivers create the landscape which inspired Scotland's bard Robert Burns.

Ayrshire is famous for its fine golf courses at Turnberry, Royal Troon, Prestwick and many more.

Just north of the town centre is Vikingar, where costumed 'Vikings' tell the tale of the Vikings in Scotland.

This is a good rainy day outing, as there are leisure facilities on site.

A short ferry trip from Largs pier takes you to Great Cumbrae Island - good walking or cycling country.The Island's main town is Millport, which has a good beach and has been a popular resort since Victorian times.Kelburn's romantic Glen is regarded as one of Scotland's most beautiful natural woodlands.Children will enjoy the adventure playground and the Secret Forest!Millport's main attraction is the Cathedral of The Isles, a tiny beautiful church built as part of a theological college by George Boyle (6th Lord Glasgow), completed in 1851, it was consecrated as Cathedral of The Isles in 1876.South of Largs in the village of Fairley families can enjoy a visit to Kelburn Castle and Country Centre, home of the Earls of Glasgow.