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Park FAQs for Craig Tara


All the information, facts and figures you need to plan your stay at this holiday park.

Basic information

Name:
Craig Tara Holiday Park
Address:
Craig Tara Holiday Park, Dunure Road, Ayr, KA7 4LB
Telephone no:
01292 265141 (calls charged at standard UK rates)
Open
Close
Park open dates:
9 March
5 November 2018

Check-in/out times

Check-in
Check-out
Platinum with Decking:
1pm
10am
Prestige:
2pm
10am
Deluxe:
3pm
10am
Standard:
4pm
10am

Check-in/out times for apartments

Check-in
Check-out
Comfort:
3pm
10am
Standard apartments:
4pm
10am
Late arrivals:
Keys can be collected from reception

Common FAQs

Park terrain:
The park is mainly flat. Some accommodation is set up a steep hill, although these do afford fabulous views.
Will an iron be available in my accommodation?
No, unfortunately we do not provide irons in your accommodation.
Can guests bring their own BBQ?
Yes you can – we love a BBQ. But for safety, please keep barbecues away from the caravan holiday homes, and use a non-disposable barbecue.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes, most breeds of dogs are allowed. They can sit on the decking of the Brigs of Ayr restaurant and allowed on the beach but must be kept on a lead, and don’t find their way into any facilities (with exception of guide dogs). Please clean up after your dog – we have bins all around the park especially for this. The following dogs are not accepted on our parks: Pit Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro and Japanese Tosa.
Is there direct beach access?
Yes
Is there parking?
Parking is available next to caravans or nearby.
What is the size of the park?
Large.
Is there WiFi on park?
Free WiFi is available in The Brigs of Ayr bar and restaurant and The Bakehouse cafe.
Is there Sky TV?
Sky is available to watch in the Mash and Barrel bar and restaurant.
Is there a cash machine on site?
Yes, we have 3 ATM machines.

Fun Passes, Activity Bundles and day passes

Fun Passes

Fun Passes allow you access to our entertainment complex. With these you can use the pools, participate in the kids' activities, and use the leisure and entertainment facilities - which includes our bars, restaurants, and some sports and leisure activities. Some activities are subject to an additional cost. Fun Passes are included in the total cost of your holiday when you book directly with us, either on our website or through our contact centre, and when you book through a travel agent. But don't forget, if you are one of our promotional customers, you can add your Fun Passes on My Haven Holiday when you amend your optional extras. You will be given a Fun Pass for each guest listed on your booking. If you have booked your holiday privately with an owner, you will need to purchase a Fun Pass to access all of the facilities - the owner you are letting from can arrange this for you.

Fun Pass prices

Peak dates:
30 Mar - 19 Apr, 25-31 May and 20 Jul - 30 Aug

7 nights: 

  • Adult (16+) - £41.25 
  • Child (4-15) - £21.75 
  • 2-bed cap* - £142.00 
  • 3-bed cap* - £183.00

3 or 4 nights: 

  • Adult (16+) - £32.00 
  • Child (4-15) - £15.50 
  • 2-bed cap* - £115.00 
  • 3-bed cap* - £148.00


Off Peak dates:
All other dates

7 nights:

  • Adult (16+) - £27.75
  • Child (4-15) - £13.50
  • 2-bed cap* - £103.00
  • 3-bed cap* - £132.00

3 or 4 nights:

  • Adult (16+) - £21.50
  • Child (4-15) - £11.00
  • 2-bed cap* - £88.00
  • 3-bed cap* - £111.00

*We cap our pass prices, so this is the most it will cost per caravan


Activity Bundles
If you enjoy doing lots of activities and planning your holiday before you arrive, then our Activity Bundle is just the thing for you.
When you buy an Activity Bundle, you get a bundle of either 10 or 20 passes that you can redeem online before you get here against a whole range of activities. Remember, should you need them; you can always book and pay for any extra activities when you're on the park.

If you have already booked a holiday and wish to buy an Activity Bundle, go to www.haven.com and log into 'My Account'. Once you have logged into your account click on 'view current holiday bookings', select your booking and click on 'add optional extras'. If we still have Activity Bundles available, you can select either a 10 or 20 bundle depending on your preference. Activity Bundles must be purchased at least 48 hours before your holiday arrival date. And with our online booking system open up until midnight the day before you arrive, you can book your activities last minute, subject to availability.

After you have made your booking and purchased your Activity Bundle, simply visit www.myhavenholiday.com where you can see all of the activities and times available to book. Some activities may require more than one pass. Activities do vary by park.

Don't worry if you don't buy your Activity Bundle before you get on holiday - you can still buy your activities on park on a pay-as-you-go basis, subject to availability.

How much are Activity Bundles?

Activity Bundle 1 includes 10 passes for £50.
Activity Bundle 2 includes 20 passes for £100. 

Available online only.

How can I book activities before I arrive?

Once you’ve booked your holiday and bought your Activity Bundle online, simply visit My Haven Holiday where you can see all of the activities and times available to book.

Day passes

Day Passes allow your friends and family, not staying on the park, to come and visit you and use all of the same facilities you can as a guest.

Important: There are a limited number of Day Passes available each day at some of our parks — prices will vary by park. Please call the park you want to visit before you arrive to confirm availability and to avoid disappointment.
If I don't use all the passes in my bundle can they be used for my next break?
Yes, but they are only valid for the 2018 season, you will need your booking confirmation of when the Activity Bundle was purchased to reuse your bundle. Please note: Activity Bundles are non-refundable.

How to get here

By car

From the North: Take the A77 towards Stranraer. Then 2nd right after the Bankfield roundabout south of Ayr. At the next roundabout follow signs for the A719. This will lead to Craig Tara.

From the South: M74 exit at junction 12 onto the A70 towards Cumnock. Follow signs for Ayr. Go south towards Stranraer. Then as above from Bankfield roundabout.

If programming your SAT NAV device, please use postcode: KA7 4LB. This will guide you directly to Craig Tara where you will be able to follow the signs to the park. You can also use Google maps for a door to door route planner.

By train

The nearest train station to Craig Tara is Ayr which is situated 4 miles from the park. To plan your train journey to and from Craig Tara, please search using the official National Rail Enquiries online planner and timetable. Alternatively, call National Rail Enquiries helpline on 0845 748 4950.

By coach

Please call 0871 781 8181 for details to plan your journey by coach. Open 7 days a week 8am - 8pm. Payment can be made by credit or debit card - please allow 4 working days for tickets to arrive. Drop off points must be checked with National Express.

Optional Extras

Haven Holiday Protection
£24 per holiday home for 6-9 nights or £16 per holiday home for 5 nights or less.
Cot
£12 per 6-8 nights or £7 per 5 nights or less (subject to availability) Please note, our travel cots are designed to fit in the main living area only and not in any of the bedrooms.
Highchair
£12 per 6-8 nights or £7 per 5 nights or less (subject to availability)
Dogs
Up to £60 extra for a maximum of 2 dogs for up to a weeks stay. We've reserved a number of our Standard, Deluxe and Prestige caravan holiday homes if you would like to bring your dog with you (a maximum of 2 dogs are accepted). Dogs are not permitted at Riviere Sands, Burnham-on-Sea or Lydstep Beach. The following dogs are not accepted on our parks: Pit Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro and Japanese Tosa.

Park activities

Fishing (nearest to park):

Local fishing is at Spring Water Fishery in Dalrymple – approx 8 miles away.

Golf (on park):
Par 27 9-hole golf course on park, several other courses in the area - see reception for details.
Horse riding (nearest to park):
Ayr Equitation Centre - 15 minutes by car from park

Park facilities

Peak opening time
Off-peak opening time
Mini Market (with bakery and off licence)
8am - 10pm
8am - 10pm
Launderette
8am - 8pm
9am - 6pm
Indoor swimming pool (Children under 8 and non-swimmers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 9.30am - 5.45pm
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 9.30am - 5.45pm
Splashaway Bay (Children under 8 and non-swimmers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)
9.30am – 5.30pm
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 9.30am - 5.45pm

Park terrain

Park terrain:

The park is situated on the side of a hill therefore is not always suitable for wheelchair users or guests with walking difficulties, however most accommodations are on flat surface. Requests can be made at the time of booking but unfortunately cannot be guaranteed.

Reception opening hours

Open
Close
Monday:
8:30am
7pm
Tuesday:
9am
6pm
Wednesday:
9am
6pm
Thursday:
9am
5pm
Friday:
8:30am
8pm
Saturday:
9am
6pm
Sunday:
9am
5pm

Surrounding area

Nearest town:
Ayr (5km)
Nearest city:
Glasgow (64km)
Nearest port:
Troon (22km)
Nearest train station:
Ayr (5km).
Nearest bus station:
Ayr (5km). Buses leave the park at a quarter past every hour from 09.15 – 19.15 (times vary on Sundays)
Local taxi number:
Craig Tara Taxi Partner - Streamline - 01292 284545
National Express - Nearest drop off:
Ayr (5km)

Touring & camping

Tourers/motorhomes:
Electric pitches
Super pitches
Check-in time:
12pm
Check-out time:
10am
Pup tents:
Not allowed
Tents & trailer tents
Not allowed
Sleeping in awning
Not allowed

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Utilities provided

Self-Catering accommodation

  • Fully equipped modern fitted kitchen with full size fridge
  • Shower and toilet
  • Colour TV
  • Pillows & duvets
  • Gas, electricity & hot water may incur an extra charge

Wheelchair facilities

Wheelchair friendly:
Yes