Almond Valley

Prices and Opening Hours

Come rain or shine, you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy at Almond Valley. We’d recommend that you allow at least four hours for your visit.

Opening hours

We’re open daily throughout the year from 10.00 to 17.00 (although we give ourselves a holiday on 25th & 26th December and the 1st & 2nd of January).

Tractor rides operate at weekends throughout the year and daily during local school holiday periods. Train rides operate at weekends between Easter and the end of September and daily during local school holiday periods

Admission charges

As a charity for learning and heritage, we aim to maintain admission charges at levels that are affordable to all, (just compare our prices with those of other farm parks in Scotland). Standard day admission charges are:

  • Adults £9.50
  • Retired (state pension age) £8.50
  • Children (aged 3-15) £7.50

Unaccompanied children are not admitted.

Additional charges are made for play sessions in our indoor soft play area (£1 per 30min), and for seasonal tractor rides (50p per person) and train rides (£1.00 per person)

We do not offer a concessionary rate of admission charge to those with disabilities, but instead are happy to make adjustments to ensure an equality of access. Consequently we are happy to offer free admission to an accompanying carer, if the person with disabilities would be unable to visit without this essential support. On arrival, carers may be asked to show relevant proof of entitlement, such as a “plus one” travel card or letter regarding Disability Living Allowance.

Groups, schools, and season tickets

We offer discounts for group visitors and a range of season tickets

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed on site?

Well behaved dogs are welcomed providing that they are kept on a lead at all times and kept away from the more nervous of our animals. Dogs are not permitted in the tearoom.

Can my daughter (who’s 15) visit with her younger sister? (She’s very responsible)

Sorry, No. We need to strictly enforce our policy not to admit unaccompanied children (ie anyone aged under 16 years old). In this way we ensure that all children at Almond Valley remain under the care and control of an adult, ensuring they don’t do anything silly that might harm themselves or endanger other visitors.

Are children’s bikes and scooters allowed on site?

We’d prefer not (following various collisions in the busier areas of the site). Bikes can be left at the rack outside the main building – we can lend you a lock if you’ve forgotten one.

Is there free car parking?

Yes, we’ve a good number of surfaced parking bays, and at busy times ample parking in our overflow field.

Will the bouncy castle be up?

The bouncy cow and other inflatable play will be available unless wet, windy or icy weather makes them dangerous (or nasty) to use.

Do you have picnic tables?

We’ve a good range of picnic tables around the site, along with covered picnic space in the barn and on the sheltered terrace. Picnics are not permitted in the tearoom.

Can we feed the animals?

Not normally. Our farm animals enjoy carefully balanced diets and we don’t approve of them snacking between meals. At certain times of the year there may be young animals who are bottle-fed as part of demonstrations. There is sometimes chance for visitors to join in with such activities, however this can’t be guaranteed.

Do we have a cash machine on site?

No, sorry, neither can we offer cashback. We do however accept most cards at reception and in the tearoom.

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