Palacerigg Country Park is a free visitor attraction and welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year who come to enjoy their facilities including the children’s farm that homes a number of rare breed animals.
Palacerigg Country Park is set within acres of stunning parkland; spread over 300 hectares of grassland, moorland, woodland and ponds that provide a haven for wildlife.
The park is a free visitor attraction and welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year who come to enjoy their facilities including the children’s farm that homes a number of rare breed animals. The park has a fantastic outdoor adventure playground, a tree top walkway that can be explored, children's mini ride on tractors, a sensory garden and a number of nature trails including the new family badger trail with badger carvings throughout.
Within their Visitor Centre visitors can find a cafe, toilets, small gift shop with pocket money priced toys and a Discovery Centre with displays, interactive panels, exhibition areas as well as fish tanks. There are two millenium longhouses that are used as a base for demonstrations on a variety of woodland and other crafts. The park also has conference and meeting facilities which include a lecture a theatre.
Palacerigg’s animal collection is unique in Scotland and provides an opportunity to see many rare breed livestock in addition to friendly farm animals. As a result of their rare breed livestock Palacerigg is a Rare Breeds Survival Trust accredited conservation centre, this allows for many of their animals to be registered with the appropriate breed society enabling them to a make a positive contribution to the breed’s survival. The park’s animal keepers are on duty every day of the year. Visitors to the park are able to feed the animals themselves as animal feed can be purchased in the visitor centre.
The park's animal collection includes; goats, sheep. pigs, chickens, rabbits, ponies, cows and a peacock.