A number of family-friendly events and activities are on offer across Ayrshire this weekend.

With kids off school for the September weekend and - hopefully - some dry weather in store, why not get out and enjoy some fun with the family?

Here are some of the best activities to try out this weekend.

Fairytale Farm, Ayr


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From magical unicorns and baby dragons to enchanting princesses and brave knights, the Fairytale Farm at Heads of Ayr has it all.

The farm is a great day out for the whole family, with fairy trails, face painting and a themed menu on also on offer.

Families are invited to come along for a day of adventure, with the site open from 10am-5pm this Saturday and Sunday (September 18 and 19).

Themed costumes are encouraged, so grab your wands and tiaras and dust off your finest fairy tale attire for this fun day out.

Entrance to the Fairytale Farm is included in standard Heads of Ayr ticket, with a cost of £13 for adults and £5.50-£11.50 for children. Visitors must book in advance, and can do so by clicking here.

Scavenger Hunt, Beith

Beith Trust is hosting a scavenger hunt with a twist this weekend at Geilsland Estate.

Kids can walk the trail to find sculptures and hidden treasures, with prizes available for discovering them all.

Along the way, they will hear stories about monsters and warrior gods from Betty Skeleton.

The hunt takes place from 12pm-1pm on September 18, with a cost of £2.50 per child. Tickets are limited and can be booked here.

Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine

With two new exhibitions having been installed, why not take a trip to Irvine’s Scottish Maritime Museum this weekend?

Glass Ships in Bottles, a collection of 150 vintage vessels, shares the industrial and cultural history of glassmaking.

The exhibition’s visit to Irvine is the first time it has gone on display in Scotland.

In addition, the Ocean Posters Against Plastic Pollution touring exhibition has also arrived at the museum.

The display is the result of an international eco-poster design collaboration created by young students from all over the world.

Tickets for the museum can be booked online at www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org, with up to three kids aged 16 and under going free with each paying adult.

Land of Frozen, Fenwick

Kids have the chance to feed Sven the reindeer and meet his animal friends at Glenleitch Farm this weekend.

Land of Frozen features a forty-minute private visit and petting session, including a meeting with Olaf the snowman.

All visitors attending the session require a ticket, with the exception of babies under the age of one.

Tickets cost £6 per person, and slots can be booked here.