Fun-filled adventures will take centre stage at the National Trust for Scotland’s Culzean Castle this July in the inaugural Pirates of Culzean weekend. 

The fun packed weekend event will see families come and enjoy Pirate-tastic fun over two days (15 and 16 July) with unforgettable experiences and pirates galore in the spectacular surroundings of the magnificent Culzean Castle and Country Park, Ayrshire.

Pirates of Culzean invites adventurers of all ages to dress up and come along to enjoy some swashbuckling fun.  

With exciting Regatta prizes for the Best Dressed Pirate, and the Great Pieces of Eight Challenge where adventurers can enjoy games, challenges and activities in the specially created Port Culzean, there’s lots to keep the most energetic young pirate busy all day.  

They can tackle the Smugglers Run obstacle course which will lead them up to the Smugglers Cove and families can test their sandcastle building skills in The Big Beach Battle. 

Children and families can explore the beautiful surroundings of the magnificent Castle on a Pirate Trail, or enjoy a seafaring storytelling session in the Boat House. 

In addition they can discover Culzean’s amazing adventure playgrounds, the always popular pirate-themed Adventure Cove and, new for 2017, Wild Woodland, inspired by the estate’s rich natural heritage.

Pirates of Culzean is open from 10.00am to 5.30pm on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July.  

Entry to Pirates of Culzean is £7.50 per child (3 – 16 years, under 3 are free of charge) and can be purchased online at  

Accompanying adults are admitted free of charge to the event.  Event ticket price does not include admission to Culzean Castle and Country Park.  

Usual admission prices apply for non-members.