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Book a residential centre in Scotland for your event

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Outstanding location

Residential centre in the peaceful
Ayrshire countryside.

Bring your group to Gowanbank!

Looking for a residential activity centre in Scotland, with the flexibility to enjoy exciting outdoor activities or just to “be” together?

Set in the Irvine Valley, in beautiful woodland, easily accessible from the M77, and 30 minutes from Glasgow, Gowanbank could be just the venue for your event.

  • Weekend or midweek bookings welcome
  • Well equipped, flexible spaces – whether for a youth weekend away, training event, study weekend, retreat
  • Range of ensuite rooms and dorms accommodating from 1 – 6 people
  • Sleeping accommodation for up to 47 people
  • Options for catered or self-catered weekends

You’ll find there is plenty of flexibility to use our residential activity centre just the way that suits you.

Fed up with sharing?

If you are happy to pay the MINIMUM OCCUPANCY for the centre, you will be the only group here. The place becomes yours, and you can use it exactly the way that suits your group. No negotiation with other groups over space, resources or activities. Programme times and the duration of activities can be flexible too.

Happy to help!

We always aim to be:

  • Helpful
  • Flexible
  • Available

So, if you are looking for a residential activity centre in Scotland,  do please check us out. You can’t book your event online, because it makes sense to discuss exactly what will suit you before you make the booking.  We’re quite friendly, so just call us or email and we’ll be happy to chat it all through. Find out more about HOW TO BOOK.


Thinking about bringing a group of pupils on a school residential? Take a look at CLASSROOM OUTDOORS.



Want to come during the holidays?  Check out SU HOLIDAYS.


11 October 2018

Availability in Winter 2018/19

Check out our availability in Winter 2018/19.  It is an amazing opportunity to bring your group to Gowanbank.  There is no doubt that residential events can […]
1 June 2018

Development Appeal

Gowanbank Development Appeal SU Scotland have  launched their development appeal to support the refurbishment of facilities at Gowanbank. We have been excited by, and are grateful […]

"I am sooo looking forward to Drama camp this summer at Gowanbank."

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