Our deliciously grown up Food for Thought lunches give you a fascinating insight into a wide range of topics, whilst enjoying a tasty lunch with like minded folk.
Each Food for Thought event begins with coffee and scones at 10.30am, then the speaker, demo, walk or activity usually begins around 11am and is followed by a delicious 2 course lunch.
The cost is £13.50 per person including refreshments and a 2 course lunch. Places are limited and booking is essential. Please phone 01557 815 222
Friday 22nd Peter Garson - Can our Red Squirrels Survive!
Dr Peter Garson is Chairman of the Gatehouse Squirrel Group, which is sponsored by Cream o'Galloway. The group is dedicated to the conservation of the red squirrel locally, and is part of a national project called Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels, led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Peter retired as a conservation ecologist at Newcastle University before moving to Gatehouse in 2013. He has been involved with red squirrel conservation for nearly 30 years and will put the local situation in a wider context. Why is the invasive alien grey squirrel such a threat to our native and much loved red? And what is being done to hold the line or even reverse the situation?
Get up close and personal with the small mammals that live in the hedgerows at Cream o' Galloway, our Hedgerow Safari events give children the chance to see native wildlife that is often difficult to spot. The night before the event we set little traps to safely catch mice and voles when they are at their most active. During the event we will head along the hedgerow to open up the traps and meet the wildlife visitors inside!
Hedgerow Safari will run at 10.30am on Thursdays 31st May and 11th, 18th and 25th October
Cost is £3.50 per child and booking is essential (adults go free).Children must be supervised at all times.
Book your tickets online for 10% discount on event cost.
A spring time tradition at Cream o' Galloway and a favourite with visitors of all ages! Our lambs start arriving in April and during the event you get to meet them, find out more about how we farm and enjoy a wee cuddle!
This news piece by Border News to mark the start of Wild Spring, Dumfries & Galloway's wildlife festival, gives a lovely overview of this popular event.
This event is very popular with schools, nurseries and other organised groups. If you would like information about visits in April 2018 please contact Bev on 01557 815 222 or 814 040.
Visitors can 'Meet the lambs' Booking is essential. Book online for 10% discount on events.
Please note, this event is not recommended for pregnant women due to the health risks.
Discover the underwater wonderland in Cream o’ Galloway’s purpose built wildlife pond. Learn about the amazing lives of the creatures who lurk there and hunt for their cousins in the rocks and plants around the pond. Working in pairs or family groups you’ll swish your net in the pond and decant it into a tray. The Cream o’ Galloway wildlife experts will help you identify the creatures in your mini pond - common finds include water boatmen, water scorpions, pond skaters, dragonfly and damselfly larvae and pond snails, and if you’re lucky you might even catch a smooth newt or a frog in your net!
This event lasts for 45 minutes and is suitable for anyone aged 5 years or older.
Our next Pond dipping sessions will run at 11.30am on Thursdays 31st May and 11th, 18th and 25th October
The cost is £3.50 per child and booking is essential (adults go free). Children must be supervised at all times.
Book your tickets online for 10% discount on event cost.
Watch this space for details of our new look Toddler Time....
Keep an eye on our facebook page to see what we have planned!
Create your very own dream ice cream at this hands-on activity that runs during school holidays in June, July, August and October. Working in groups of two or three people you will create your very own ice cream from scratch, adding your own flavour combinations from a range of Cream o’ Galloway ingredients. While your mixture is freezing into luxurious ice cream you’ll head up to the Cream o’ Galloway factory to learn how we make luxury ice cream on a larger scale. You’ll then decant your very own ice cream into pots, eat and enjoy!
Ready Steady Freeze starts at 3.30pm and lasts around 1½ hours. It is suitable for anyone aged 5 or older and is a great activity for all age groups.
The cost is £17 for two people working together, £20 for three people.
Booking is strongly recommended.
Ready Steady Freeze is also available as a group visit / party activity for a minimum of £45. Please phone us to discuss availability. 01557 815222
When? Wednesday and Thursday during school holidays in July, August and October holidays at 3.30pm.
A deliciously indulgent event that takes place every Sunday at 3pm. Choose two scoops of luxury ice cream, smother in sauce, decorate with real fresh cream and sprinkle with toffee chips or chocolate drops. Make your own or work in pairs and get two spoons to share your very own sundae creation!
Cost is £5 per sundae and booking is strongly recommended.
Book your entry and your events here. Save 10% on event costs by booking online before you visit.
Ever wondered how so many different cheeses can be made from cows’ milk? Hear about our cheese making processes here at Cream o’ Galloway and taste the different cheeses we make.
This event will take place from 11am to 11.45am each Monday, Wednesday and Friday during UK school holidays. Pre-booking essential.
£5.50 for adults, £4.50 for children.
Pre-book places online for a 10% discount on event cost.
The most exciting way to tour a farm is, of course, by tractor! Our specially built trailer makes touring Cream o' Galloway by tractor safe and comfortable whatever the weather, offering you a unique opportunity to see our animals enjoying the lush, organic pasture that they thrive on in the beautiful Galloway countryside.
Our Tractor Trek takes place on Gala Day each year, usually the last Monday in July, and is suitable for all ages. An additional charge applies.