These activities are open every day and unless otherwise stated, all of these activities are suitable for adults to play too! Adults who select the free of charge 'just looking' or 'supervising children' ticket are invited to participate in all the activities stated below.
The 50 foot Cra's Nest Viewing Tower is the crowning glory of our adventure playground with spectacular views.
Climb high up into the woodland canopy and right into the heart of our rookery, where each spring the rooks set up home in their ramshackle nests and raise their new broods.
The rooks are joined by woodpeckers, blue and great tits, goldcrests and treecreepers, as well as a host of seasonal visitors. So if you fancy working off that sundae, climbing up the tower is an experience not to be missed!
Level 4 of our Adventure Playground is our famous 3D maze, best reached via a chute from the viewing tower. Clamber through hoops and nets, up ladders and ropes and through tunnels as you try to make your way to the exit. Don’t get lost!
Designed and built by our own farm staff the woodland Adventure Playground is split into four levels.
Level 1 - Mini Play Zone, revamped for 2015! - perfect for the wee ones to enjoy bouncy cows, balance bikes, scramble nets, a mini zip slide and the chance to pit your balancing skills against the new brightly coloured assault course. Level 2 includes more balancing beams under the shade of conifers and oak trees, the monkey-bars and scramble nets.
Over the wooden bridge, Level 3 includes the Cra’s Nest, a 50-foot viewing tower with spectacular views over the highest oak trees into the surrounding countryside. While Level 4 is our famous 3D maze, best reached via a chute from the viewing tower.
Our bike routes are an enjoyable way to explore the countryside at Cream o’ Galloway, with the option of some technical challenges for experienced mountain bikers.
For novices the Green route is the easiest and at just over a kilometre long it’s short enough for the whole family to enjoy. The Blue route is twice as long and has some small hills and swooping corners, an accessible intermediate route. For experienced bikers there are some Red options which are more technical, narrower and steeper, with jumps and other obstacles to try out.
Bring your own bike and enjoy exploring our trails for free. Sadly we no longer offer bikes for hire.
Well behaved dogs are most welcome on our green and purple nature trails, and we've also created an enclosed dog walk in a seven acre woodland so that your dog can run free.
This 0.75 mile circular walk takes you over rough ground through habitats of young and mature trees with lots of wildlife.
We ask you not to take dogs into the adventure playground or the tearoom (apart from assistance dogs), but you are very welcome to sit with your dog at the sheltered picnic area at the front of the Visitor Centre.
Dogs are not allowed to join the tours.
Like a massive trampoline, Go Boing is a specially built aerial netting adventure area, full of bounce and fun for the whole family!
Go Boing is a network of suspended nets that will let you bounce, crawl and jump your way around, high above the ground.
Please note that suitable footwear must be worn (heels and open toed sandals are not permitted) and we recommend wearing long trousers and long sleeved tops while on Go Boing.
Our hand-built indoor play areas in the Burger Barn provide lots of fun and adventure!
The Smugglers’ Warren is a multi-level adventure area full of chutes, tunnels, ladders and hidey-holes; perfect for children aged 5+ and adventurous adults!
Since younger children sometimes need a respite from boistrous play, we created the under 6’s Pirate Ship play area just for them. It’s an adventure play area in miniature, including rope-bridge, scramble tunnels, a chute and a soft corner for toddlers. A glass partition gives a clear view of your littlest ones as they dig, tunnel and climb, and parents and guardians are encouraged to join in the play.
Why let the big kids have all the fun? Our Mini Play Zone next to the karts is freely available for younger children to enjoy. Suitable for ages 5 and younger. *New for 2015!* Bouncy Cows and balance bikes too.
A quiet walk on a sunny day through spectacular scenery – nothing beats it. We have an incredibly beautiful natural environment at Cream o’ Galloway and our network of trails will help you get close to the nature and the wildlife that have made their home at Cream o’ Galloway.
The four miles of nature trails take in two wildlife lochans, a wildlife hide, acres of young woodland and some stately ancient woodland too.
Around a mile of the nature trails are buggy and wheelchair friendly, with a mile and a half of more rugged trails, leading through permanent pasture and the ancient woodland of the Glen.
The nature trails are open all year round, you're welcome to enjoy exploring at any time of year.