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 .......£8.50
  • Children .....£6.50

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

Phone 01506 414957

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What's Happening this Month ?

  • Tractor and trailer rides will run between 11am and 4pm daily from 1st - 17th April and thereafter at weekends @ 50p per person
  • There's railway rides between 11.30am and 3.30pm daily from 1st - 17th April and thereafter at weekends @ £1 per person
  • Small Animal Encounters take place at 11.30 and 15.00 daily from 1st - 17th April and thereafter at weekends
  • Lambs get their bottle, 12'oclock and 4 pm

Easter Eggcitement.......!

Every day from the first of April through to Monday the 17th, there'll be all sorts of special spring-time fun.

Perched high up around the site, some very odd giant ducklings will spell out clues to a springtime mystery. And while exploring, keep a lookout for hidden egg cards that may win you a prize.

In the warmth of the museum, there's all sorts of Easter crafts to join in with. Colour and cut-out your own rabbit mask and discover the secret language of ears

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The Famous Mill Lade Duck Race

At 4pm over the four days of the Easter weekend, (14th to 17th April), hundreds of little yellow ducks will race along the mill lade. You'll win a prize if the number on your programme matches that of the winning duck. As always, Morag will be at hand to ensure fair play (?????)

Volunteering with the big beasts

We're building a new arena, and planning additional farm talks and demonstrations that will star our larger farm animals.To ensure all of our bigger beasts are happy, comfortable, and compliant when in the public spotlight, we need to spend lots of time beforehand, handling, caring and getting them used to human company.

We'd welcome futher volunteers to help with this. Working with large animals requires a maturity of approach, a full awareness and understanding of potential dangers, and physical ability, so we'd be unlikely to consider anyone less than 18 years old for this role. It's great fun, but hard work. See our volunteers page or download an application form,