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Almond Valley

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A wonderful day of adventure and play featuring friendly farmyard animals, and innovative play spaces that explore local heritage.

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  • Key info
  • COVID-19 Information & Getting There
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Disabled parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Baby Changing
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dietary Options
  • On Public Transport Route
  • Bike Storage Available
  • Only Cash or Debit/Credit Card
  • Disabled toilets
  • GoodToGo
  • Open

Enjoy a wonderful day of adventure and play at Almond Valley; West Lothian's most popular paid admission attraction.

Set in a green riverside site extending for almost a mile, Almond Valley offers delights and discoveries for every member of the family. At the heart of Almond Valley lies Mill Farm where the historic watermill and stone-built byres have served the local farming community for centuries. The farm is home to a range of friendly farm livestock ranging from Clydesdale horses and Highland Cattle through to rare breeds of sheep and goats. Within the new 'wings and whiskers' building you'll come nose to nose with pets and poultry, and enjoy regular 'meet the animal' sessions. The nearby arena is venue for many other seasonal activities including milking demonstrations and lamb feeding.

Cross the river by footbridge and you'll discover the wonders of Charlesfield; an array of paddocks and pathways, woodlands and gardens.  There are trampolines and pedal carts, Highland hoopla, the nutty bouncer and many other surprises. Dig up your ancestors in Bones and Stones, or simply relax in the orchard. Climb aboard the trailer to trundle around the outlying fields of the farm, or take a trip on the narrow gauge railway. 

Whatever the weather there's lots to enjoy. Morag's Meadow soft play provides a magical world  for youngsters to explore whilst older children can join in the rough and tumble of the Adventure Zone. In the warmth of the museum, interactive displays tell the story of West Lothian's famous shale oil industry, and there's always colouring-in and craft activities to exercise your creative skills. Morag's Milkbar serves a delicious range of tasty snacks, often using produce grown in our own gardens, and the gift shop stocks some wonderful souvenirs

Almond Valley welcomes visitors every day thought the year and offers incomparable value. Admission starts from £9.50 for adults, £7.50 for children (age 3-15 years) and £8.50 for Seniors, with further discounts for families, groups, and school visitors. There's a membership scheme providing annual admission for only £30 per adult and £20 per child/senior.

P.S. We also run brilliant birthday parties.


EH54 7AR

Tickets offers

  • Adults £10.50
  • Children £8.50 (Aged 3-15)
  • Concessions £9.50 (Seniors)

Opening Hours

Normally open daily throughout the year from 10am to 5pm
(except Dec 25 & 26, Jan 1 & 2)


What safety measures are in place?

  • We're limiting visitor numbers to avoid crowding, so advance booking is essential
  • All frequently touched area are regularly cleaned by our site patrols
  • There's additional cleaning of toilets and play-parks
  • Additional hand sanitiser stations are installed throughout the site
  • There's no animal handling, but many other chances to get close to the animals
  • One-way routes are in place to maintain social distancing
  • For hygiene reasons we're accepting card payments only


Almond Valley is only two miles from junction 3 of the M8, and is signposted with a succession of brown signs from the motorway, leading you along the A705. We've ample free parking.

Public Transport

Livingston North railway station is just under a mile from Almond Valley, linked by footpaths, taxi, or local bus services. Please see Traveline Scotland for route numbers and timetables of local buses.

The Trainline have produced a handy guide of how to access Almond Valley, as well as station amenities available at Livingston North, which is available to view by clicking here


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