Cream O Galloway Rainton, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas
01557 814 040
What began as a dairy farm's diversification has now become a whole days activity and adventure. Reception area is where you'll find all the information you'll need on what to expect and what's on that day and there's a little sneak preview area where you can survey all that you are about to explore and enjoy. Expect a few squeals and much pulling of your arms. Basic entry pays for kids and adults to the main areas then you pay additionally for each activity (some rides, pedal karts and the bikes). But if you plan to stay there the whole day (which we highly recommend you do) the all inclusive slide and ride ticket is the best value for money.
Cream o' Galloway can best be described as a huge adventure playground. Climbing, swinging, exploring, carting, sliding, running, pulling, pushing, laughing and a dozen other words that end in ‘ing' are what you'll enjoy. Almost everything is made of wood and you get a real sense of the ecological spirit that forms part of the ethos of the place. Their visitor centre, shop and onsite café are all clean and well presented. Try their own organic burgers. Lovely!
Along with the woodland adventure playground there's a 50ft viewing tower to climb, or explore the 3D maze if you are brave enough. We were and it was great fun. My eldest who's eight enjoyed the ‘flying fox' slide where there is a height restriction, but wee ones don't miss out though as they have their own mini version to play on. There's nature trails to explore and even a designated dog walk where dogs can run free.
This is a full day visit in our view so get there as early as you can. There's lots for kids to do and they will be exhausted by the time you leave. Some of the activities are built for adults as well as kids so there's no excuse not to get stuck in. Bring plenty of sun cream and your first aid kit should have wipes, plasters, antiseptic cream and sting cream just in case. Oh, and if you've been active enough there should be no pangs of guilt in settling down to enjoy their fabulous ice cream. Your most difficult decision of the day will be what flavour first.
Basic Entry: Adults - £2, Over 3s - £4. Slide & Ride: all day fun Adults - £12, Over 5s - £12. Family Slide & Ride for 4 inclusive of 1 adult £40.
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