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Kirroughtree Visitor Centre

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Dumfries
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Come and see how artists have been inspired by Galloway Forest Park! The sculptures are found throughout the park and are waiting to be discovered; some are sited along popular routes, while others are hidden away for the kids to discover! Kids will love coming across them and being the first to spot one, keeping up with them is the only problem!

Kirroughtree has an extensive woodland play area that will delight and entertain most kids under 10. There is a variety of play equipment to encourage swinging, spinning, climbing and sliding, what's not to love?! There's also the Wild Watch Hide to be found, which is purportedly just behind an excellent spot to find red squirrels and woodland birds, so if you see it nip and keep schtum and see what you can see!

At the centre itself you can find a cafe, gift shop, bike repairs and loos. With a supporting picnic and your choice of outdoor games this ticks all the boxes for a brilliant family day out so long as you've got the weather or don't mind mud!

Opening hours

Daylight access year round to forest. Visitor Centre


Parking charges only.

Travel & Contact Information


Galloway Forest Park, Newton Stewart, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 7BE, Scotland

Phone number

01671 402420



Click here to visit Kirroughtree Visitor Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.


No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Kirroughtree Visitor Centre has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Cafe on site.

Yes, Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is wheelchair friendly.

No, Kirroughtree Visitor Centre have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Kirroughtree Visitor Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop


FANTASTIC day 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic views and great facilities. We have a daUgHter aged 2 and a son aged 11. Both Had a fantastic tIme. We followed the free oriEnteering map availBle from visitors centrE and Had a great time finding all the check points As well as seeing all the wonderful wildlife. Fantastic cheap day out fOr the family.

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