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.

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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Special activities this summer

Great family treats

Afternoon 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, groups of between 10 and 20 adults and children can enjoy a special encounter with a very friendly alpaca, then share the delights of an outdoor afternoon tea beneath the giant umbrellas of your exclusive VIP dining area. Find out more.




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It's summertime and we're open !

Since relaxations of many Covid restrictions, we're now able to welcome visitors from throughout the UK. Most outdoor features, such as the farm and playspaces are open , but strict Covid safety measures still limit some activities. Resticted access is available to the museum and some other indoor spaces.

Catering for takeaway is available with a slightly restricted menu, and it now possible to eat within the tearoom, subject to all sorts of safety measures and procedures


Soft play, tractor and railway rides, and animal handling are still unavailable due to social distancing considerations

Admission is by advance booking ONLY, with daily visitor numbers limited, with places allocated between Friends members and passholders.

Following the First Minister's statement on the 3rd of August, we will be able to welcome an increased number of visitor each day, however ADVANCED BOOKING REMAINS ESSENTIAL.




All-weather fun in the Paraffin Works

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