Kirroughtree Visitor Centre | Day Out With The Kids

Kirroughtree Visitor Centre

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Kirroughtree Visitor Centre's website
01671 402420

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Daylight access year round to forest. Visitor Centre


Parking charges only.

More Information



Eating information

Cafe on site.



5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 29.10.15

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.