Welcome to Kelburn Estate!

We are open daily – 10am to 6pm – last entry to the car parks is 5pm!

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.


The Secret Forest is open daily:

Monday to Friday – 11am to 4pm – last entry 3pm.
Saturday & Sunday – 11am to 5pm – last entry 4pm.
£4 per person payable at the Secret Forest cash or card!


The Cafe is open daily 10am to 5pm,
The Let’s Eat Food Van is open Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm,
The Gift Shop is open daily 11am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, 11am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday.


Keep an eye out for more information and events for 2022!

Kelburn Karnival - 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th June
Kelburn Karnival - 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th June
Kelburn Karnival presents.... CIRQUE DU SALOON WORKSHOPS AND CIRCUS THEMED SECRET FOREST QUEST 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th June     Everybody loves the circus!...
Kelburn Garden Party 2022 - 30th June, 1st, 2nd & 3rd July
Kelburn Garden Party 2022 - 30th June, 1st, 2nd & 3rd July
Please vist KelburnGardenParty.com for information!
Castle Tours - July, August, September
Castle Tours - July, August, September
Kelburn Castle is the home of Lord Glasgow (the 10th Earl of Glasgow and Chief of Clan Boyle) and his family, as well as being...
Halloween - Freaky Forest 2022
Halloween - Freaky Forest 2022
Check back in September for more information!
Halloween - Haunted Forest 2022
Halloween - Haunted Forest 2022
Check back in September for more information!
Christmas 2022
Christmas 2022
Check back in November for more information!

“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.