Published June 17, 2022
Burrowhead Holiday Village is a family-run holiday park that prioritises the fun, relaxation, and safety of its homeowners and guests. The resort experience at Burrowhead is focused around families and relaxation in one of the most breathtaking cliff top places in South West Scotland.
Visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities, facilities, and events within the park, from crazy golf to cliff walks to karaoke. Check out our list of what to do at Burrowhead, and learn more about what makes the Burrowhead community great.
Activities at Burrowhead
The park utilises its spacious grassy areas to bring guests and homeowners a pitch and putt 9-hole golf course. You can find the golf areas near the entrance to the site. Those without clubs can hire from the office. Please note that a small fee will be charged for playing on the golf course.
If it is your first time playing golf, feel free to practice in our small putting practice green found opposite the pitch and putt. You can also try our old fashioned crazy golf next to the children’s play area.
One of the most loved Burrowhead activities that children enjoy is the large play area found in the centre of the park. Children of all ages can enjoy going around the obstacle course which surrounds the outer edge of the play area. Can your kids get around the obstacle without touching the ground?
Although the play area is generally safe, parents and guardians must always supervise their kids, especially small children. Also, please note that dogs are not allowed inside the play area but are welcome to play or roam with their owners at the grass perimeter as long as they are on a lead.
Other activities at Burrowhead for children under 12 years of age include the soft play area located at the arcade area in the Headland complex. The location makes it perfect for parents to oversee their children while sipping a cup of coffee or eating cake. Again, parents and guardians are reminded to supervise small children at all times. Please see the café staff to access the soft play area.
The community at Burrowhead is surrounded by beautiful walks with grass paths cut into the hill side. If you prefer an adventure, try heading along the cliffs towards the Isle of Whithorn or St Ninians cave. Note that the paths are not suitable for children as they are around three miles long in each direction and close to the cliff edge in places. The coastline is truly stunning with rich flora and wildlife to see as you walk along the paths.
Facilities at Burrowhead
Jacuzzi and Sauna
The Burrowhead community can enjoy a relaxing Jacuzzi and sauna located in our Oasis building. During term time, this building can be booked in one-hour time slots. Bookings are made via the office (subject to availability). Make sure to inform staff a minimum of 24 hours in advance as there are a limited number of slots daily.
Meanwhile, children can also enjoy the splash pool within the building. The pool is available six days a week with an attendant available during the school holidays. Note that it closes on Tuesdays for maintenance purposes.
If the children don’t want to swim indoors, they can splash around in the outdoor pool. The pool is only open for the school summer holidays and is available from 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday to Monday. Feel free to bring your own inflatables, but please ensure that young children wear armbands for extra safety. All children under 16 must have an adult with them to utilise the pool areas.
Café and Takeaway
Burrowhead Holiday Village offers guests an on-site café and takeaway throughout the year. Dine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and enjoy a wide selection of starters, mains, and desserts. Please note that opening hours for the Headland café vary depending on the time of the year.
During term time opening hours:
9-11 am and 5-8 pm, Monday to Thursday
9-11 am and 5-11:30 pm, Friday
9-2 pm and 5-11:30 pm, Saturday
9-2 pm and 5-8 pm, Sunday
During School Holidays opening hours:
9-2 pm and 5-10 pm, Monday to Thursday
9-2 pm and 5-11:30 pm, Friday
9-2 pm and 5-11:30 pm, Saturday
9-2 pm and 5-10 pm, Sunday
Check out Headland café’s menu for more information.
You can also head on over to the Headland bar for a family-friendly get-together. The bar only allows dogs in the beer garden area, so avoid bringing them to other areas within the bar.
The opening hours are generally:
7-11 pm, Monday to Thursday
1-4 pm and 7-11 pm, Sunday
Note that these may change during school holidays and bank holiday weekends, so check the bar entrance or our office for the latest information. The bar is family-friendly so children can enjoy the facilities along with their parents.
As mobile signal on site is generally poor, Burrowhead provides guests with available Wi-Fi at the Headland bar 24/7. Even after the bar closes, you may connect to the Wi-Fi connection near the building. However, please note that Internet connection speeds tend to slow down during busy nights. Rest assured that Burrowhead is exploring different options to improve our service.
Entertainment and Events at Burrowhead
Entertainment at Headland Bar
Burrowhead wants all visitors to make the most of their stay, so we provide entertainment throughout the season in the Headland bar. Come and join us for karaoke, game shows, quiz nights, live performers, bingo, and more!
Catch our entertainment programmes every Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00 pm during term time. Burrowhead also holds themed nights throughout the season, so keep an eye out on our Facebook page as these are events you don’t want to miss! Why not encourage the children to join the afternoon kids club every Saturday at 2 pm. Entertainment during the school holidays increases to five days a week, excluding Mondays and Wednesdays.
One of the events at Burrowhead for children is the afternoon kids club. It starts from the kids club room at 2 pm on each scheduled day. Feel free to leave your kids with the group, unless they are too young or need supervision. Meanwhile, the evening kids club takes place in the Headland bar and all children must have a guardian.
The best time to visit for children is in the summer holidays as Bruno Bear, Burrowhead’s kids’ club mascot, visits most Saturday evenings at the kids club. Bring your children and let them meet Burno, take photographs, and dance with him to complete your children’s Burrowhead experience.
If you are tired of all the activities and celebrations in the bar, feel free to head on over to the Galloway Suite for a quieter area to enjoy a drink. The suite may also be booked for functions. Visit our office for more information.
Overall, Burrowhead Holiday Village strives to bring the best holiday experience for families, groups, and even solo campers. Hire a chalet, lodge, or caravan to experience a one-of-a-kind holiday in South West Scotland. You can also buy your own holiday home, so you can always come back any time of the year.
Meanwhile, learn more about the local area and the wildlife near Burrowhead.