Craigtoun Country Park
Craigtoun Country Park
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Craigtoun Park is a 47 acre park only 2 miles from St Andrews. The park itself is open 24/7 and it's a great day out for the whole family. During the season try the Rio Grande Railway, Crazy Golf, Putting and Puffin' Billy - the road train that takes you round the whole park. There are rowing boats and pedalos, bouncy castles and pedal cars for the little ones and go-karts for the not-so-little ones. In the event of inclement weather, some attractions may not run for safety reasons. The Craigtoun Cafe is open daily throughout the year and serves a selection of hot and cold food, drinks, snacks and, of course, ice creams. For full details of all opening times, prices and event dates, please visit our website.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Bruce R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Caring, Sharing, Craigtoun
    Bit of a quirky review as I work at Craigtoun during the summer as an activities assistant and travel from Dundee to Craigtoun (30 miles round trip) with a colleague. Last Sunday, 23rd July, he felt unwell and went home leaving me at work with the challenge of getting back to Dundee. Well at the end of the day at least 3 of my colleagues had offered me a lift back to Dundee. They live miles away from me but this kind act simply endorsed the reason I enjoy so much working at Craigtoun with people who have become friends and their caring attitude shone through that day. So, come on folks, come on down to Craigtoun for a fantastic day out with the family and share in the care.
    Belated thanks for your kind review, Bruce. Just 10 weeks to go till you are hopefully back welcoming our guests at the front gate on Puffin' Billy!
    Written 23 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Derek S
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Affordable family fun in an open space
    Very affordable family day out with so much to do. This is an old fashioned family park. Plenty of open space for youngsters to run around. Bring a picnic, walk the park and play in the fantastic adventure playground is all free. But I would recommend to buy family ticket for rides, £26 gave three of us access to everything all day for as many times as we wanted. Great value… pedalos, go karts and crazy golf were star attractions. 4 times round the crazy golf! Gran, papa and a six year old were there for 4-5 hours. Cafe was great too, plain simple food… toasties, soup, sandwiches, burgers. Nothing fancy but hit the spot, even had gluten free rolls, The young members of staff in the park and the cafe were a credit and we saw the volunteers lovingly tending the garden. Great community feel about the park. Don’t come and expect Disneyland, this is great day out in a lovely space and very affordable family fun.
    Thank you for giving us such a comprehensive review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come again during the 2024 season. All our opening dates are now available to view on our website.
    Written 30 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Denise S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great inclusive place for all 😀
    What a great place for a fun day out. I visited with my partner and my adult brother who has learning disabilities. Everyone was very friendly especially the lovely men on the train called Bruce and I think Keith.... apologies if I made that up 😅 They took so much time to chat to my brother who loves trains and they even let him sit in the driver's seat and wave the flags. It was also so great that the park had a fully accessible and very clean changing spaces toilet which we appreciated. They are hard to find and much needed by so many people so thank you for being so inclusive. Free entry, lots of parking, we bought a set of three wristbands for £27 which was great value as you could go on all the rides as many times as you wanted to. A great wee cafe aswell and lots of pretty picnic spots. Highly recommend a visit if you're in the area.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 May 2024
  • Catriona M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent - Party Tent Hire
    A huge thank you to the team at Craigton Park for all their help with organising the after party of our son's christening. We hired the party tent which was an excellent size for our party of 30 (with plenty of space for the kids to play) nothing was too much trouble for Paul who was incredibly helpful and friendly. The cost to hire the tent was so reasonable and despite the bad weather it was cosy! We had a fantastic time and we could recommend hiring or going to Craigton park more! We really hope to be able to come back soon and for any other gatherings we wouldn't hesitate to hire the tent again! Thank you so much!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 June 2024
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Catriona M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
A huge thank you to the team at Craigton Park for all their help with organising the after party of our son's christening. We hired the party tent which was an excellent size for our party of 30 (with plenty of space for the kids to play) nothing was too much trouble for Paul who was incredibly helpful and friendly. The cost to hire the tent was so reasonable and despite the bad weather it was cosy! We had a fantastic time and we could recommend hiring or going to Craigton park more! We really hope to be able to come back soon and for any other gatherings we wouldn't hesitate to hire the tent again!

Thank you so much!
Written 10 June 2024
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Denise S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
What a great place for a fun day out. I visited with my partner and my adult brother who has learning disabilities. Everyone was very friendly especially the lovely men on the train called Bruce and I think Keith.... apologies if I made that up 😅 They took so much time to chat to my brother who loves trains and they even let him sit in the driver's seat and wave the flags.
It was also so great that the park had a fully accessible and very clean changing spaces toilet which we appreciated. They are hard to find and much needed by so many people so thank you for being so inclusive.
Free entry, lots of parking, we bought a set of three wristbands for £27 which was great value as you could go on all the rides as many times as you wanted to. A great wee cafe aswell and lots of pretty picnic spots.
Highly recommend a visit if you're in the area.
Written 22 May 2024
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Karen P
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
we went there after we had been to Fife Zoo (the zoo took all of 1/2 an hour to round and was not worth going to £8.50 for an adult) . The Park is lovely and there is loads to do with free entry and free parking. We purchased a wrist band for £10 and this gives you unlimited use to all the attractions on the park (well worth the money), There are plenty of benches for using for picnics etc. We will definitely be back
Written 18 May 2024
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Laura D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Had an amazing day. Very well kept park and kept us entertained all day.
Big shoutout to Josh and his colleague (so sorry we’re having a mind blank and can’t remember the name) who operate the train. They made my boy feel so special and let him do so many things including collecting tickets and giving safety instructions to passengers. They were so patient and kind and didn’t even get fed up 10 train rides later. Both of them are an absolute asset to the park and I hope their boss gives them the recognition they deserve!!
Written 9 May 2024
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Alan H
Glasgow, UK21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Visited this year and have been for quite a few years now…my daughter loves coming to craigton park for many reasons..
She enjoys the crazy golf, the play park, and hunting for Snow White and the seven dwarfs….extra special treat of a sweet if you find them all hidden amongst this amazing park…
Will keep returning as my youngest will be sure to get involved ….
Written 5 April 2024
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Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you and your family are enjoying, not only our seasonal attractions, but also the free activities on offer at Craigtoun too.
Written 12 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

danny
Dumbarton, UK20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Visited the park today with grandchildren have been a few times before so I knew what to expect but was very disappointed to see the lack of maintenance at the boating pond the small castle in the middle is in very bad shape nothing that a bit of rough cast and a lick of white paint wouldn’t cure also the crazy golf could do with a wee lick of paint or upgrading on the plus side some of the staff are very helpful and friendly especially the wee train driver who even takes time to chat to the kids, I would be happier paying a little extra on my visits if more was spent looking after the facilities.
Written 31 March 2024
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TheBains
Loanhead, UK108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Brilliant day out for the family. A beautiful park with lots to do for the children. The train and tractor were great fun. The staff are so friendly and kind.
Written 23 October 2023
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Thank you for giving us 5 stars after your visit in October. You will be pleased to know that our seasonal attractions will be back up and running for the 2024 season from Friday 29th March so not long to go now!
Written 23 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura S
London, UK56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely park but disappointed that all the seasonal activities were packed up and not running on 22 August. I know Scottish children went back to school this week but there were still loads of families there on a beautiful sunny summer day. Regardless, the playground, zip line and trampolines were fun for the kids and the cafe was open and friendly. Even if they just had boats to rent or the train going around... Oh well.
Written 22 August 2023
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Sorry you were disappointed to miss our seasonal attractions on your last visit. We hope you will come again on one of our open days during the 2024 season and you can check all the dates that they will be running now on our website: https://www.friendsofcraigtoun.org.uk/opening-hours
Written 23 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Derek S
Aberdeen, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Very affordable family day out with so much to do.

This is an old fashioned family park. Plenty of open space for youngsters to run around. Bring a picnic, walk the park and play in the fantastic adventure playground is all free. But I would recommend to buy family ticket for rides, £26 gave three of us access to everything all day for as many times as we wanted. Great value… pedalos, go karts and crazy golf were star attractions. 4 times round the crazy golf!

Gran, papa and a six year old were there for 4-5 hours. Cafe was great too, plain simple food… toasties, soup, sandwiches, burgers. Nothing fancy but hit the spot, even had gluten free rolls,

The young members of staff in the park and the cafe were a credit and we saw the volunteers lovingly tending the garden. Great community feel about the park.

Don’t come and expect Disneyland, this is great day out in a lovely space and very affordable family fun.
Written 18 August 2023
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Thank you for giving us such a comprehensive review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come again during the 2024 season. All our opening dates are now available to view on our website.
Written 30 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dani
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We have a Fijian Community here in Leuchars Station, Fife, Scotland which is about 10mins drive from St Andrews, where Craigtoun Park is. On 25th July 2023 we had our Community Fun & BBQ Day there, number of adults 55 - 60 and children 25 - 30. We booked the open shed which is £25/day because it is located nearest to the little kids play area - adventure park. The organising group of our fun day needed to set up the area early and started grilling before 10am when families started coming, also so bbq can be ready for lunch. We were thankful that from 8:30am at least 1 staff was available to open the main gate so our van could come in to drop our bbq stuff. The gentleman who guided our van in was friendly and very helpful. He supplied for free all the extra items we asked from them: chairs, tables, slabs, a pole to hold our tarpaulin that we attached to the open shed for that extended shelter. They also supplied 2 gallons of water (we used 1 and a half), I think a gallon holds 30L. He advised us to give a call if we needed more supplies. At the end of the day, we just had to tidy up and leave all bags of garbage together so he could collect them with their supplies. Then again the main gate was open to let our delivery van in. The park is clean, plenty of space for kids to play, enough rides and climbing frames. Because it’s kinda on the country side, the air is refreshing and beautiful sceneries. There is no entrance fee and car park is free too. The service we received from the staff especially the gentleman who helped us on the day was very pleasant - from the booking, e-mail correspondence for our request of extra supplies and everything else. We also brought our volleyball set in so we put it up by our bbq spot: poles, net & ball. I remember when I thanked that certain staff for bringing the supplies to our spot, anyway he took a number of drives because we had 2 last minute (on the spot) requests, his response was: “It’s ok we are here to help make your day great.” Thank you so much Craigtoun Park. As a mother and one of the organisers of our fun day, I would like to tell parents that it is a good place too for hosting your kids’ birthday parties. Though the weather was cloudy then poured down later that evening before home time, we have had a good time, everything was enough.
Written 27 July 2023
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Thank you for giving us such a comprehensive review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come again during the 2024 season. All our opening dates are now available to view on our website.
Written 30 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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