Dock Park | Day Out With The Kids

Dock Park

Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Attraction Information

  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds

Ages: 0-12

Venue type: Outdoor

Castledykes Park, now known as the Dock Park since it underwent a massive regeneration in April 2014, is a great children's play area set within picturesque grounds. A range of other activities are also available whatever your age, including tennis, bowling, putting and trampolining!

The park is landscaped, and contains an interesting sunken garden that used to be an old quarry, and was the source of the sandstone for the Mid Steeple. It is also the site of a former castle for Robert the Bruce, and there is a sandstone plaque marking the spot!

Kids will love the play park and the maze, and everyone will love the range of other activities available. There is also a bandstand and a Pavilion (which has toilets!), plus a café to enjoy. This a great place for outdoor fun throughout the year, as it is only a short walk from the centre of town, plus it is set beside the beautiful river Nith, and there are picnic areas! You can even bring the family pooch with you, and there are plenty of bins available to make it easy to clear up after them.


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


The Dock Park, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 2RY, Scotland


Click here to visit Dock Park's website
01387 245911

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Open 24/7


Free admission

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