Almond Valley

It's a wonderful day of adventure and play

The fields, woods and green spaces of the Almond Valley site extend either side of the river Almond for nearly a mile. At its heart lies the historic buildings of Livingston Mill and the associated Mill Farm. This is home to many friendly farm animals who are always keen to introduce themselves to visitors. Elsewhere on site, there are all manner of unique and imaginative play spaces set among the fields and gardens.

There’s loads to see and do in all weathers. We’re particularly proud of our new Paraffin Works play area set beneath a giant umbrella, and there’s also indoor soft play and other under-cover features, including our museum displays and activity spaces. Covid restrictions may still limit some activities, so please look further down this page for the latest update.

It’s a brilliant day out, especially for families. Come along and find out for yourself.


Advance booking is still essential

Bookings from all areas of the UK now welcomed

The Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Millfield, Livingston, West Lothian,EH54 7AR. Phone 01506 414957

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Things are slowly returning to normal, and most of our outdoor attractions, such as the farm and play-spaces, are now fully open. For your safety and peace of mind, an intensive cleaning programme remains in place, there's a plethora of hand sanitisers, and a range of measures to help control distancing.

Advance booking remains essential

In line with government advice, advance on-line booking remains essential. Close contact activities, such as animal handling and museum craft activities, remain limited.

Our tearoom is open to enjoy once again, but without counter service. Food can be ordered from your table using an on-line app., or you can be served for takeaway at an outdoor servery.

Soft Play Re-opens

We're now operating up to three soft play sessions each day, allowing time for proper sanitising between each. Sessions last 90 minutes, cost £3 per child and should be booked at the same time as your admission tickets.


The Paraffin Pixies return...!


Those helpful little pixies will be shining their lamps once again to guide you on a magical starlit journey along woodland trails in search of dear old Santa Claus.

Find Out More.

Big Deal for the Winter Months

Thanks to the support of the Visit Scotland Great Days out in Scotland campaign, we're able to offer admission at half the usual price during November, December and January. Places are limited, and bookings must include no more than four people. Just push the big "Book Now" button to find out more.

Enjoy tea with an alpaca

Great family parties


Tea with a friendly's a safe and happy way of meeting up to celebrate birthdays and other happy family occasions.

As a special extra to your visit, groups of between 15 and 30 adults and children can enjoy a special encounter with a very friendly alpaca, then share the delights of a tasty tea in your own private party space and exclusive use of the soft play area. Find out more.


The Paraffin Pixies search for Santa

Selected evenings from 10th December. Book now.


All-weather fun in the Paraffin Works

Find out more and watch the video

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