Things to do in Islay with Kids

A photo of a bucket of fish

What will you get up to when you are visiting us on the island of Islay? There are plenty of things to do in Islay with the kids – whether they’re mucking about, having a great time at the beach, take them on a unforgettable adventure.


Things to do in Islay


Treat the kids to horse riding – which is available in two locations in Islay.  Close to the beautiful location of Saligo bay Rockside farm is only a short walk to its base in Kilchoman. The whole family can get involved as there are packages for all skill levels. Take in the views on or local land or trot along the beach on one of our beautiful horses.

Contact Rockside Riding Farm for more information.

Keep the activity up and take the kids along to the Port Mor Centre playground which is near by the riding centre.

The island has lots on offer for children, from bird watching to sea life spotting, Islay Sea Adventures have it covered. Perfect for kids the trip starts at Port Ellen Marina, where the tour will take you along the beautiful coast of Islay where the wild life is endless. From seal to basking sharks this wild life adventure will be a great memory for the whole family. Highly recommended this trip can be great fun! Make sure you bring warm clothing with you on this trip as it can get pretty cold out at sea even on sunny days.  This is a popular experience on the island so it may be worth your while to book up in advance of visiting, prices start from £20.

Take the kids for their first fishing trip on Islay. Get out in boat for a few hours and have the chance to catch fresh fish like tope, mackerel and skate. For a two hour trip including the hire of equipment prices start from £20, again this is a popular choice for tourists so it may be best to book up this experience online before you go.

There’s lots of things to do in Islay with the kids, explore our seas or enjoy yourself building sand castles on our beautiful beaches. Avoid disappointment, by booking up our fun excursions before you go!