THE 29th Dundonald Highland Games will take place on Saturday, August 11 beneath the picturesque setting of Dundonald Castle.

But before the Games Day, there is a full week of fun family events not to be missed.

There’s a fantastic music event at Dundonald Castle on Saturday,August 4.

With live music, food, stalls and a licensed bar, this is going to be an amazing family-friendly event.

The confirmed music acts so far include: Lori Smith / Evie O’Hagan Hughes / Catching Fireflies / Michael Crawford / Olivia Campbell / Jemma-Kate / Jamie Clark / Jeremy Levif, with Headliners: Anna Sweeney (Band) and Audioclass.

Tickets for this event are £5 per head and under 5’s are FREE! Doors open at 4:30pm.

Tickets can also be purchased from the Visitor Centre or by calling 01563 851489.

Dundonald Castle and Visitors Centre are also hosting their annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic which will take place on Sunday, August 5 from 12noon to 2pm.

Grab your Teddy Bear and follow The Yellow Brick Road to the Wizard of Oz inspired Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

Come along for an afternoon of fun with Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and Wicked Witch.

Bring your own Picnic or healthy lunch Bear Boxes will be on sale from the Visitor Centre.

The next event is The Avesta Challenge Cup a Junior 5-a-side Football Competition for children in Primaries 4-7 on Tuesday, August 7 kindly sponsored by Avesta Scotland Limited.

The tournament is at the Playing Field from 2pm to 4pm. On Tuesday evening we have our popular walking treasure hunt around the village, starting from the Castle at 7pm.

Wednesday is a busy night on the park, we have our children’s pet show, children’s fun run and the adult 10K to Symington and back (pre-register for 10K in advance at entry central)! On Thursday, August 9 there will be a 16+years football competition where the winning team could win £100.