.....a family pass that provides 12 months unlimited admission to Almond Valley, during normal days and hours of opening.
Please note that during covid restrictions, visits need to be pre-booked and numbers may be limited, and out-of-season opening days and hours may be restricted.
The centre may not open every day during winter months in 2021-22.
Each membership card can list up to two adults or senior citizens, and up to four children. The cost depends on the number of persons listed on the card: £35 for each adult, £30 for each senior (of state pension age) and £25 for each child.
- The membership is not transferable, and can only be used by those named on the card
- The membership card must be presented on every occassion to gain admission.
- Child memberships are only issued as part of a family pass
Before completing the form, please study the Frequently Asked Questions at the foot of this page, which outline the conditions of use of your membership.
Application for Membership
Please complete this form and press "send". We'll check over your application, then phone you for payment by credit card. We hope to get back to your within 48 hours. Contact details of Adult No.1 will be used in administration of the membership, including the issue of renewal notices. This information will not be shared with others.
Friends Memberships - Frequently Asked Questions
What If I forget my membership card?
It's a condition of membership that you show card to enter Almond Valley. If you forget your card we may be able to look up your details on our database, however this can be time-consuming and it would be unfair for those behind you in a queue to have to wait while this takes place. At busy periods you may have to wait some time until we have opportunity to look up your details, and may ask proof of identity. Anyone forgetting to bring their ticket on a regular basis will not be admitted.
What if I lose my membership card?
Complete a new membership form, provide proof of identity, and duplicate cards can be issued at a cost of £5 each.
How many people can be included on a membership card?
Up to two named adults and four named children
My partner and I have six children - what happens then?
You could opt for two family membership cards, each with two named adults and three named children.
My partner and I have nine children?
Congratulations; talk to us, we'll come to some arrangement
My partner and I often visit with our kids, but not always together. Who looks after the membership card?
You both do - where two adults are included on a membership card, you each get a card that you can carry with you at all times.
Can I include my third cousin's niece as part of my family membership?
Any named adults and any named children can be included in a family membership - you don't even need to be related.
Can I lend my card to my sister so that she and her kids can get in for free?
No - absolutely not - only those named on the card can use it
How would you know if I allowed others to use my card, or sneaked in children not included in the membership?
Because everyone who visits Almond Valley is honest. Also, we check carefully to make sure those in your group match the ages and genders shown on your card. We will suspend any membership that has been used improperly.
Why don't children have their own membership cards?
For safety reasons those aged under 16 are only admitted when accompanied by an adult. A child membership can only be issued as part of a family ticket
We're family members but Granny is not, what happens if she wants to take the children to the farm?
Providing that Granny brings your family membership card, (which names the children), with her, the kids get in for free, and Granny pays standard admission. Or if Granny takes out her own membership, everyone would get in for free.
I'm a childminder and might bring different kids every time that I visit. Can I take out a Friends membership?
It's probably not worth your while, as we need to charge £5 every time that we change the names on your membership card. Far better if you were to take out a Childminders Pass which would give full flexibility on who you bring with you.
My children are under three - do I need to include them on the card?
No - under 3's are free of charge. Anyone aged between 3 and 15 years old is classified as a child.
My wee boy turns three later this year, I'm taking out a family membership now - what happens?
Either include him now, or wait until you renew next year and include him them. Until then - and once he's three -, you will need to pay standard admission for him every time that you visit. Alternatively you can add him to your card on his birthday by paying a full child membership - however this will only continue until the family membership falls due for renewal.
Do children have to pay for soft play?
Yes. The membership only covers the things that included in a standard admission ticket. It doesn't cover rides, soft play, or other items for which there is an additional charge.
My disabilities mean that I can't visit without constant one-to-one support; how does that affect membership?
If you are an adult whose disabilities would prevent you from visiting Almond Valley without the full-time one-to-one support of a carer, we’re happy to include provision for one free carer on your standard membership card without additional charge. This carer need not be named, but we would expect that they would need to devote their entire attention to your support. We may ask for appropriate evidence of the essential need for one-to-one support.
We’re happy to extend this principal to a child whose disabilities require the full-time one-to-one support of a carer. In these special circumstances, we can issue a child-only membership, at standard price, that allows admission of one carer without additional charge. This carer need not be named, but as they would need to devote their time exclusively to the support of the disabled child, they would have no capacity to care for siblings or other children, if there were no other adults in a visiting group. Again, we may ask for appropriate evidence of the essential need for one-to-one support.
My old husband has emigrated to Peru, so I've married a new one. What do I do about my family card?
If all parties agree, we can substitute a name on a membership and issue a new card at a charge of £5 per card
I've just been awarded a knighthood. Can I change the details on my card?
Yes, we can amend details and issue a new card at a charge of £5 per card, Sir.
I'm due to spend six months in the International Space Station, can I cancel my membership and get a refund?
No - membership is not refundable; but we might take a compassionate view in exceptional circumstances.
Can my dog have a membership card?
No. That would just be silly.