Almond Valley

Enjoy a Wonderful Day of Adventure and Play

On a wooded riverside site that extends for nearly a mile, there's so much to explore and enjoy at Almond Valley. The old stone buildings of the watermill and byres are home to friendly farm animals and a host of pets and poultry who are introduced in regular handling sessions. Across the river, among woods and gardens, there are trampolines, pedal carts and other imaginative outdoor play. Enjoy a seasonal trailer ride or a trip on the narrow gauge railway. Indoors there’s soft play and playgrounds, interactive displays and activities in the museum, and a tempting range of fresh healthy snacks in the comfort of Morag’s milk bar. Rain or shine, throughout the year, there’s always so much to interest and enjoy.


We're open from 10am to 5pm every day of the year except for December the 25th & 26th, and January 1st & 2nd. Our standard admission charges are:

  • Adults ........£9.50
  • Seniors.......£8.50
  • Children .....£7.50

The Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Millfield, Livingston, West Lothian,EH54 7AR. 

Phone 01506 414957

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Especially for the Summer

We've all sorts of extra fun to keep everyone entertained during the long sunny days of the summer holidays. In Highlander's Wood, we're den-building once again, using sticks, twigs and fabric to create wilderness homes. As an extra bonus between Monday and Friday, there are Nature Explorer sessions, with crafts, experiments and expeditions. There's no need to book in advance, just drop in and go wild.

There's a stamper trail with impressions to collect from around the site, and also special sessions in the museum where you can send secret messages using old-fashioned postcards.

On the farm there's a daily programme of unusual encounters with sheep, goats and ponies, and course, daily train and tractor rides.

The Paraffin Works are OPEN....!

It's been in the pipeline for years, but at long last our unique, amazing and extraordinary new play area is open for business. The Paraffin Works draws inspiration from the equipment and machinery of the old shale oil industry. Youngsters can safely clamber upwards to throw themselves down curly oil pipelines, or lose their way in the oil tank maze. Others may prefer to play a nifty tune on the pipework organ, then imagine a gentle journey on Pumphy Pat, the oil works shunter.There's something for kids of all ages, (and for grown-ups too.)

What's even more special is that all of this fun takes place under the shelter of a giant 30 metre round umbrella, so play won't be dampened by even the most miserable of British summers. So come and experience the Paraffin Works for yourself - you'll find it an illuminating experience !

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