Welcome to Kelburn Estate!

















We are open daily – 10am to 4pm – last entry to the car parks is 3pm!

Entry to the grounds is FREE but there is a vehicle parking charge.
It is £5 per car payable cash or card on arrival.
Please see here for different vehicle pricing.


We are now open mainly for walks of the grounds, the children’s play areas including The Secret Forest are now closed for winter maintenance.


The Cafe is open Saturday & Sunday 11am to 4pm, and the Gift Shop is now closed for winter although a good selection of pocket money toys as well as gifts, local handmade jewellery and home decor, Scottish soaps and souvenirs are available in the Information Centre which is open daily 10am to 4pm.


Kelburn will be closed for the festive period from 25th December – 1st January inclusive.

Our last open day will be Friday the 24th, and we will reopen to the public on the 2nd of January 2022.

You are still welcome to walk the grounds during the festive period, please just be aware that there will be no staff available, and that the car park, Information Office, toilets and cafe will be closed.

Thank you so much for all your support this last year.

We wish you all a very merry festive season with lots of good cheer, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the new year.

 – Everyone at Kelburn


Our event calendar may be a little sparse this year with current restrictions impacting our plans, but please stay tuned as we will continue to update!

Santa's Secret Forest
Santa's Secret Forest
Santa's Secret Forest Santa has lost his Christmas Spirit. Mrs Claus and the Elves need you to help cheer him up! Tickets: £12 child (includes...
Wreath Making Workshop
Wreath Making Workshop
Bring a touch of Kelburn magic to your Christmas. Join one of our Traditional Christmas Wreath making workshops! Using materials from Kelburn’s forest and traditional...

“Had an absolutely brilliant day at the Kelburn estate today, the Secret Forest was brilliant, my two girls loved it and so did the adults. Nature trail, parks and facilities were fantastic and we will most definitely be back.”

“Excellent place for a family day out! I doubt we even scratched the surface…loads to see! Beautiful and enchanting.” 


Find the entrance and immerse yourself in the Secret Forest. Filled with magic and adventure you never know what creatures you will meet along the way.


The grounds have much to offer, why not look for some of our special features while you enjoy a walk in the great outdoors.


Check out our outdoor play areas, from the adventure park to the wild western saloon. Or why not play in our indoor play barn.


Built around 1143, our vibrant historic rural castle is decorated in the transient art form of Brazilian graffiti, an eye-catching bit of history to go and visit.


One of Scotland’s most beautiful natural woodlands and glen, Kelburn offers you the perfect setting for that memorable day.


Explore Kelburn’s grounds following one of our many spectacular walks, where you can take in the views and nature.


Escape to beautiful Kelburn Estate and stay in our stunning glamping yurts.


Say hi to our animals in the Animal Fields, or go a Wildlife Walk and see what you can spot.


Based around a 13th Century castle that’s had an amazing makeover courtesy of a team of Brazilian artists, the estate near Largs, Ayrshire also features dramatic walks, breathtaking gardens and many features of historical interest. Kelburn Castle is currently having restoration work carried out.  Elements of this project will be concluded later this year and will help preserve the Castle for many years to come. The work includes re-roofing the building and doing internal structural works. The owners have funded this project and received support from Historic Environment Scotland due to the Castle’s historic importance. Some 2000 acres is rough moorland, and 1500 acres of the better land is contained within a 7ft wall that encircles the heart of the estate.