At the moment there are National Government Restriction in place for the handling of chicks so we are unable to offer this service. We are hoping that these restrictions will be lifted shortly.

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Things to Do

As well as all of the animals you have to say hello to, we have plenty of other activities to keep you busy all day at Auchingarrich. From indoor play barns to mini golf you will never want to leave! Below are some of the things you can look forward to doing at Auchingarrich, come rain or shine!

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Hatching and handling

Visit our Hatchery and handle the chicks, rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises. If you are lucky and you keep an eye on our glass topped incubator then you may just see a chick peck its way out of the shell to start its life. See the lambs being fed at Easter and look out for any new arrivals throughout the year around the park!

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Crieff Hydro

Check out the fantastic accommodation offer at Crieff Hydro which includes a visit to Auchingarrich. Go to Crieff Hydro Special Offers then click on Summer Holidays

Animal Feeding

Across the day we have a number of feedings going on across the park where you can watch and sometimes help feed some of the animals! These differ day on day but please ask any member of staff for details or look out for the signs!

Indoor play barn

Auchingarrich has a recently built activity play barn suitable for ages 5 to 11. This is open all year round and is a great place for mums and dads to enjoy their coffee on the benches whilst the little ones have a ball! There is also table tennis, football table, shooting cannons, football sports area!

Mini Golf

Our mini golf is more difficult than it looks and is now located inside one of our play barns so it’s available in all weathers.

Milking!

Clover our milking cow is in the Hatchery all the way from the field! If you have ever wanted to try your hand at milking then Clover would be happy to assist.

Tractors circuit

Come and pedal our tractors around our farm yard circuit!

Indoor soft play barn

At Auchingarrich we have two play barns with picnic tables and chairs in both. The soft play is ideal for younger children; babies and children up to 7 years. Full of soft play equipment and ride-in cars, this is an area that the young ones will really enjoy.

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Pony Rides

During school holidays we offer pony rides 5 days a week at Auchingarrich -(Tuesday’s & Thursday’s are their days off). Outwith school holidays they run at weekends only and they do not run over the winter months. There is an additional cost for these of £2.50 per child and they are sold on a first come first served basis. Please check in advance to avoid disappointment but weather permitting we have 3 ponies waiting to say hello! Find out more on our pony rides page!

Torlum Coffee Shop

In our “Torlum Coffee Shop we aim provide an excellent service with a range of refreshments to suit all tastes. Whether you just need a pick-me-up cuppa, or something more filling, such as a plate of our delicious home-made soup or one of our generously filled sandwiches you will find it here. Half portions available for the wee ones or a lunch box with sandwich, yoghurt, fruit, crisps, juice and a sweet. Where possible we source our fresh produce locally. Find out more on our Cafe page.

Walking

If after visiting all the animals and play areas you find you still have lots of energy left then why not take the track past the otters, red deer, ponds, fallow deer and peccary to the top of the hill to the viewpoint for some spectacular scenery over Comrie and the Southern Highlands. For those really in a mind for a good walk there is also the Torlum 8 mile walk through the Perthshire hills.

Well behaved dogs are welcomed in the centre on leads at all times. The only part of the centre that they are not allowed is inside the café and our lemurs can be stressed by dogs so we ask that you keep them back from them.

Outdoor play!

We have several outdoor play areas at Auchingarrich! There are bats and balls so that you can enjoy a spot of Badminton or football. We also have balance logs, climbing frames and a small climbing wall for all you adventurers!

Park Ark!

Our new Park Ark is at the heart of Auchingarrich, here you will find plenty of animals to say hello to!

Play Park!

We have a large play area just down from our cafe with a flying fox, giant net swing, seesaw sandpit and climbing frames. We also have Rabbit warren tunnels which are an old favourite with all the family!

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Auchingarrich Fly Fishing Ponds

Bait and Fly fishing ponds stocked with rainbow trout open daily. Families (Rods supplied if required). Tackle Hire available at the Shop, more information can be found on our Fishing page or for full details visit Do It Outdoors

Jenny's Place

June to October – open 7 days 11 till 5. We are just to the right of the car park, opposite the highland cattle. At Jenny’s Place we have a Range of Gifts for Children and Adults. Gifts for all Occasions, Birthdays, Weddings, Home and Garden. We have a lovely garden with a good selection of planters, Shrubs and bedding plants. We can also make hanging baskets or planters to order.