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Craigtoun Country Park

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Address: St Andrews KY16 8NX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1334 472013
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10:30 - 16:30
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Mon 10:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sun 10:30 - 16:30
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Craigtoun Park is a 47 acre park only 2 miles from St Andrews. It's a great...

Craigtoun Park is a 47 acre park only 2 miles from St Andrews. It's a great day out for the whole family. Try the Rio Grande railway, Crazy Golf, Putting and Puffin,Billy - the road train that takes you round the whole Park. There are boats and pedaloes, a Bouncy castle and pedal cars for the little uns. The cafe serves teas and coffees and has a huge selection of ice creams. Park is open weekends until 28th June and then daily until the end of August, then weekends through September and much of October.

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Family day out

Fantastic place with lots of facilities for families. Miniature trains, rowing lake, picnic areas. Brilliant year round fun park

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
carloss67393
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic place with lots of facilities for families. Miniature trains, rowing lake, picnic areas. Brilliant year round fun park

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Strathkinness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Park at the end of the season just as all the rides were closing. However, the park is immaculate and is beautifully kept and the staff are really friendly. During the season, there is a multitude of things to entertain children at no great cost. There is a café which serves basic food, tea and coffee but... More 

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Craigtoun Park is a country park which is now run by volunteers with help from the council in the gardening and grounds area. It is a credit to these volunteers. A local institution, it upgrades itself every year and is an outstanding example of what can be done when a small group of dedicated people believe so strongly in the... More 

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Thank weeallymun
St Andrews, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loads of people but a very run down place. Needs more updating and some safer markings around the ponds especially for the little ones!! Staff you can find to be awful rude and not want you there. Very expensive for what you get, not a lot to do, fun for children ages 2-5 apart from that very boring 👎🏼

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Thank abbiescottxxxx
Doug S, General Manager at Craigtoun Country Park, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Craigtoun Country Park. At this time of the year the park is open every day but the facilities and attractions have now closed for the winter season. We will be doing a lot of work on the attractions over the closed season and will open again... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to St. Andrews for a Halloween event at the Craigtoun country park. There was a wonderful atmosphere with lots going on including a bouncy castle face painty disco a selection of hot food on sale and a ghost train on puffing billy around the park with various theatrical groups dotted around the park in fancy dress it was... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

You should definitely bring your child to craigton country park it has two bounce castles, go karting, trampolining, putting, golfing, a train, tractor, pedal bout and a rowing boat. I went on the rowing boat in the middle of the lake there is a display of a such village

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Thank nrennie2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We've been twice this year - once at Easter hols, then last week during half term. Both times were great - lovely big council park for walks and running around (toddler happy), super climbing frames and zip line, and a few kid-friendly activities to make it a bit more exciting for the 8 year-old and 10 year-old: bouncy castle, pedal... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Visited this park with Grandchild.Beautiful grounds, with a good mixture of Paid and Free attractions onsite. Cafe on site, or take your own food and have a picnic. The trips on the "Wee Train",and the Tractor hauled carriages was a great success. The Zip Wire and Boating Pond were also a great hit. To be run by volunteers, this was... More 

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Falkirk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We discovered this park earlier in the year and have been back several times. Loads to do and a mix of free and pair attractions. My kids love it and we will be back again loads next year I am sure.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Craigtoun this morning and I felt compelled to leave a review- which I never do. The range of activities were wonderful- we went on the wee train, bouncy castles, go karts, trampolines and had a play in the park- our young boys loved it all, as did we. The staff on the tractor, train,and at the bouncy castle... More 

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Doug S, Friends of Craigtoun at Craigtoun Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments about the activities we run in Craigtoun Park and our staff and volunteers who run them. We are pleased that you enjoyed this aspect of your visit. We are very sorry that your experience in the cafe did not match this. We have been managing the attractions for four years now but... More 

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