We are pleased to announce that our Seasonal Paid Attractions started operating for the 2021 season on Saturday 1st May and will run as per the dates published on our Opening Hours page.

Please note that, due to Covid restrictions, the Boats will not be operating for the time being but we do hope to bring them on-line later in the season, as restrictions ease and the vaccination process nears completion.  

Monday – Friday during June, Puffin’ Billy and the Rio Grande will operate alternately and you will be able to find out the precise operating times for each from the Ticket Office on the day of your visit.  

We are also pleased to advise that there will be no increase in prices for day tickets and season passes this year.  Please refer to our Prices  page for full details.


Although our attractions will only be operating on weekends and public holidays until the end of May, Craigtoun Country Park itself is, as always, open 24/7 and there are a number of  year round facilities that you can enjoy free of charge.  You do not need to pay to come into the park, which makes it impossible for us to restrict the number of people entering and consequently there is no need to pre-book if you are planning a trip to Craigtoun.

The Craigtoun Cafe is now open 7 days a week, providing a take away service from the hatch between 10 am and 4 pm, with hot food available until 3 pm.  Opening hours will be extended to 5.30 pm when the Seasonal Paid  Attractions are running.     

While in the park, we would respectfully ask you please to continue to comply with the social distancing guidelines that have been put in place to curb the spread of the virus for the safety of everyone and to ease the pressure on the NHS.