Craigtoun Park

  • "Puffin Billy" at Craigtoun Park
© Friends of Craigtoun, DC Thomson

Just two miles from the centre of St Andrews lies Craigtoun Park; a beautiful, free-to-enter haven with mature trees, shrub and grass areas, as well as a modern children’s play area. It’s the most visited attraction in St Andrews, yet its size means that it is also a wonderful spot for a quiet picnic.

The Park is open 24 hours daily, all year round, and admission to the gardens, Fairy Glen, zip wire, trampolines and childrens’ adventure park is free of charge. Payable attractions such as the famous miniature railway, the “Puffin’ Billy” road train, boats and crazy golf are open at the times stated below. There are good-quality toilets and a cafeteria (open daily 1 April-22 October and on Saturdays in February and March)  and free car parking is provided. Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control.

Opening Times for payable attractions:

1 April-23 April – every day, 10am-5pm

29 April-28 May – Sat and Sun only, 10am-5pm

3 June-28 August – every day, 10am-5pm

2 September-1 October – Sat and Sun only, 10am-5pm

7 October-22 October – every day, 10am-5pm

Ticket Prices 2017:

Individual ride ticket (under 3s free) – £1.50
Block of ten individual ride tickets – £13.00
Day Ticket Individual (under 3s free) – £8.00
Day Ticket Group of three – £22.00
Day Ticket Group of four – £24.00
Day Ticket (additional group member) – £5.00

All opening dates and times are weather permitting – for the latest opening and events information, visit the Park’s Facebook page .

If you fancy more vigorous exercise, a local Park Run group uses Craigtoun for a weekly run, and all are welcome: see for further details.

Special Events in 2017:

15 and 16 April – Easter Fair

1 and 2 July – Country Fair

27 August – Charity Day

28 October – Halloween Event (ticketed)

Christmas Event – date to be announced