Outdoor Play Opens 1st April 2023

Fun in the heart of the countryside

Plan Your Visit

Find out everything you need to know to plan your visit to Ernespie Farm.

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Tickets can be purchased on the day at the front desk for both indoor and outdoor play, but if you like to plan ahead you can purchase tickets for outdoor play online. Tickets will be available to purchase until 24 hours before the day of your visit. (Soft play and combo tickets cannot be bought online as we do not reserve tickets in the soft play areas, tickets are available on a first come first serve basis).

Please note that when visiting for special events, booking for the restaurant is advised to guarantee a table as we will be busier than normal. This may not always be possible during peak times, but we will try to accommodate you where we can.

If you have any queries call 01556 502773 or message us on Facebook.

School Trips and Group Bookings

We welcome group bookings and school trips. For more information on what we offer, prices, and to book, please call us on 01556 502773 or email info@ernespiefarm.co.uk

Opening Times

Ernespie Farm is like New York. It never sleeps. That’s why we’re open all year round Monday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, but these times might change once in a blue moon – another reason it’s always best to book in advance.


Outdoor Play

Outdoor Play is open daily April – October 10.00am to 5.00pm. (Tractor ride times subject to change, unavailable during silage time and term time)

Under 1’s – free
Age 1 – 3 years – £8
Age 4 – 16 years – £12
Accompanying adults per child – free
Non-accompanying adults/ additional adults – £5

Soft Play

Soft Play is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm daily. (Open hours vary during Christmas and New Year)

0 – 3 years old – £5 (no charge for babies not using the Soft Play)
4 years and over – £8
Adults – Free

Combo Ticket

When Soft Play and Outdoor Play tickets are purchased at the same time, you will receive a 20% discount. Tickets can be purchased on arrival. Available April – October.

Age 0 – 3 – £10.40
Age 4+ – £16.00


One visit to Ernespie Farm is never enough – that’s why we recommend an annual Membership if you’re planning repeat visits

Annual Membership

• Age 0-3: £150 per child
• Age 4+: £200 per child

• Additional children £80 per child (additional memberships only available to purchase for siblings from the same family at the same time)

What does your Membership include?

Unlimited Outdoor & Soft Play (subject to availability),discounted birthday parties, discounts on all Ernespie Farm’s events – and we’ve got some wonderful surprises up our sleeve!

3 Month Membership

We now offer 3 month memberships throughout the year. Prices vary, please call or ask at the front desk for details.

Winter Membership: 1st January – 31st March (Unlimited Indoor Soft Play only)
Spring Membership: 1st April – 30th June (Unlimited Indoor Soft Play & Outdoor Play)
Summer Membership: 1st July – 30th September (Unlimited Indoor Soft Play & Outdoor Play)
Autumn Membership: 1st October – 31st December (Outdoor play until 31st October, Unlimited Indoor Soft Play)

You can either call 01556 502773 or visit us in person to set up a Membership in two shakes of a lamb’s tail!


Ernespie Farm is fun for all ages – from baby’s bouncing around in the Soft Play and your toddlers and older kids not knowing which activity to choose first in our Outdoor Play, to the rest of you strolling your cares away on our Woodland Walks.

Getting Here

Finding Ernespie Farm is easy.

If you’re coming by car, we’re just off the A75 heading towards Castle Douglas and only 30 miles or so from Dumfries.

Stay on the A75 until you arrive at Caste Douglas and take the first left at the roundabout – you’ll soon spot a big sign in a field pointing you in the direction of Ernespie Farm and then you’re a matter of minutes away!

Please call if you get lost and we’ll guide you in.

Ernespie Farm Centre
Castle Douglas
Tel: 01556 502773


Ernespie Farm is a working farm.

We’ve a wonderland of Woodland Walks.

Check out our Outdoor Play with its tractor rides, Cresta slide, and Peddle Karts.

Indoors, our Busy Bees Soft Play with cow slide, ball pit, interactive wall, rope bridges, and Biff Bash Bags are sure to make your younger children’s day.

Tasty, filling, healthy food from our Farmhouse Kitchen is a must after all that excitement.

Then take a little piece of your day home from our plant and gift shops.

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