Culzean Castle is a castle near Maybole, Carrick, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. It is the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa, the chief of Clan Kennedy, but is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The clifftop castle lies within the Culzean Castle Country Park and is open to the public. Since 1987, an illustration of the castle has featured on the reverse side of five pound notes issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

It was attended by 16 adults – both foster carers and Swiis Foster Care Glasgow Staff as well as 18 young people.

We started the day with some ball games and hula hooping on the grounds where we had set up our gazebo. Once everyone had arrived we began a guided tour of the castle, which was very interesting and the guide made it fun! Each room we went into had a little lego man hidden which children and adults had to find – some were more difficult than others to locate! We learned how people lived in the castle and of magical paintings that hung on the wall – where the image changed as you walked past!!

After our picnic lunches and some time to relax and socialise we headed to the brand new adventure park that had opened recently. This was hit with everyone, plenty to do and great fun! Just as our day was nearing the end the weather changed and we had to head for cover, but it was still a great day out and definitely one to recommend!

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