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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 11.30am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Monday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11.30am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Tuesday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11.30am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Wednesday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11.30am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Thursday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11.30am-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 11.30am-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 into the Visitor Centre to relax in the Treehouse Café while enjoying views over the country park. The Cafe is open daily from 11.30am - 3.30pm. Outdoor seating is also available. 

The Cafe will be closed from 3.30pm on Fri 20th Nov and will remain closed until current Level 4 Lockdown restrictions are lifted. 

View the Cafe menu here 

Visit 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. The Kiosk is open on Saturday & Sundays from 11am - 3pm selling hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams. 

 Read about the safety measures in place for visitors 

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   

Admission Free.

**We would like to advise visitors to Dean Castle Country Park that essential maintenance of our water system is currently underway and may cause disruption to some of our paths and main routes throughout the park. For your safety, the contractors on site will ensure signage, barriers and diversions are in place and we urge you to follow all guidance and exercise caution. The works are due to continue until the end of 2020 and we will provide updates as we have them. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope it will not detract from the enjoyment of your visit to our beautiful country park.

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 11.30am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Monday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11.30am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Tuesday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11.30am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Wednesday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11.30am-3.30pm. Park & grounds open all year. Castle closed.
    • Thursday: Visitor Centre & Cafe 11.30am-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 11.30am-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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