Summer Activities

Looking for things to do to keep the family entertained over the summer holidays?  From football to festivals, take your pick from the multitude of great things to do and places to go across the area.
You can also see what's happening in your area on the Explore Argyll website.

For advice on staying safe and healthy while enjoying the summer, have at a look at our Safe summer in Scotland campaign

Sport and Leisure

Keep active this summer with the variety of activities and classes going on in our leisure centres, sports facilities and swimming pools.

Leisure centreYou can find out the opening hours, facilities and what's happening at each of our leisure centres and swimming pools in Helensburgh, Dunoon, Rothesay, Campbeltown and Lochgilphead by having a look at their information here on the site.

Atlantis Leisure  in Oban, Mid Argyll Swimming Pool in Lochgilphead and MacTaggart Leisure Centre in Islay are independently run facilities, and you can have a look at their websites for more information on what they have to offer.

Active schools activities

Stramash runs courses and events for children, adults and groups, and have a variety of exciting activities to offer, such as climbing, canoeing, bushcraft and many more. You can find out details of what they have on offer on their website, including their school holiday activity programmes.

Arts and Entertainment

Our halls and theatres have shows and concerts coming up for all age groups - you can find out more about where they are and what's happening on our Arts and Entertainment page, where you will also find links for more information about cinemas, festivals and arts events across the area.


You can also see what events we have running at your local library. Don't forget to check their facebook pages too!

Animal Agents
Find out about the Summer Reading Challenge

Getting about Argyll and Bute

To help you plan your days out, our timetable search pages can help you find your way about by bus, train or ferry.

Events and Festivals

Argyll and the IslesThere's lots going on across Argyll and Bute this summer - great food and drink, toe-tapping music, a rich history, a vibrant culture, ancient sporting traditions and wildlife galore. Check out the Argyll and the Isles website to find out about events and festivals, things to do, places to stay and much more - be inspired to explore Argyll this summer