Dean Castle Country Park

Venue Details

  • Contact Details

    Dean Road
    Kilmarnock
    KA3 1XB

    Enquiries:

    Call 01563 554734
    rangers@eastayrshireleisure.com

    For School Or Groups:

    rangers@eastayrshireleisure.com

  • Opening Hours

    • Sunday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 10am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Monday: Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Tuesday: Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Wednesday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Thursday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Friday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Saturday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 10am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
  • Facilities

    • Wheelchair Access
    • Disabled Toilet Facilities
    • Car Parking
    • Visitor Centre
    • Available for Hire
    • Cafe
    • Gift Shop
    • Accessible Changing
    • Baby Changing Facilities
    • Toilets

Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock and offers something for the whole family to enjoy.

Drop in to the Rural Life Centre where you can learn more about sustainable living and enjoy some beautiful woodland walks, learning more about the history of the estate and spotting local wildlife along the way.

Children can run wild in the adventure playground and explore the Urban Farm to meet our farm animals.

Drop into the Visitor Centre to relax in the café while enjoying views over the country park and pick up a souvenir of your visit from the gift shop.

The Country Park has an extensive events programme throughout the year too – from pond dipping and nature walks with the Countryside Rangers to Harvest Festivals, family fun days and more!

Explore the Country Park

The Country Park also boasts a fantastic 14th century castle which is currently undergoing restoration to allow it to enjoyed by future generations to come. Whilst these works are taking place, the castle’s incredible collections of arms and armour, early musical instrument collections and more are on display at the nearby Dick Institute.

Find out more about the Castle Restoration Project   

Visitor Centre and Café will be closed on a Monday and Tuesday. Visitor Centre Café open Wednesday- Friday 11am-3.30pm, offering soup and sandwiches, hot drinks and cakes. Saturday/Sunday 10am-3.30pm offering breakfast rolls, lunch menu and hot drinks and cakes. Public toilets will be available at the Rural Life Centre daily.

Venue Hire:

This venue is available for hire, get in touch for more info.

Venue Details

  • Contact Details

    Dean Road
    Kilmarnock
    KA3 1XB

    Enquiries:

    Call 01563 554734
    rangers@eastayrshireleisure.com

    For School Or Groups:

    rangers@eastayrshireleisure.com

  • Opening Hours

    • Sunday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 10am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Monday: Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Tuesday: Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Wednesday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Thursday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Friday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Saturday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 10am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
  • Facilities

    • Wheelchair Access
    • Disabled Toilet Facilities
    • Car Parking
    • Visitor Centre
    • Available for Hire
    • Cafe
    • Gift Shop
    • Accessible Changing
    • Baby Changing Facilities
    • Toilets

How to Find Us

BY CAR

From the North and South (Glasgow and Prestwick Airports). From A77, take the B7038 turn off,

follow the B7038/Glasgow Road towards the town centre and turn left onto Dean Road. The main

car park is on the left.

ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Dean Castle Country Park is a 15 minute walk from Kilmarnock Train Station or a 5 minute walk from

the X76 Kilmarnock-Glasgow bus route. Alight on Glasgow Road, Kilmarnock, then follow Dean Road

to the Country Park.

BY BIKE

Dean Castle Country Park is on the National Cycle Network. Use Route 73 to get here.

DISABLED VISITORS & BLUE BADGE HOLDERS.

Disabled parking is available

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Events

Christmas Storytelling at the Dean

Christmas Storytelling at the Dean

30 November 2019

BIRD BOTHIES

BIRD BOTHIES

11 February 2020

BIRD FEEDER WORKSHOP

BIRD FEEDER WORKSHOP

12 February 2020

THE BIG DEAN DIP

THE BIG DEAN DIP

07 April 2020

SOW & GROW

SOW & GROW

08 April 2020