Fort Douglas Opening Hours
Fort Douglas is open 7 days a week with two sessions each day. Book your tickets online for a morning or afternoon visit. Our adventure playground can book up quickly, so please book your tickets online in advance to avoid disappointment.
Winter opening hours, from Monday 30 October:
Morning session: 09.00 – 12.00
Afternoon session: 12.30 – 15.30
At busy times our adventure playground tickets can sell out, so please do book online in advance. It is not always possible to purchase tickets on the day of your visit.
Join the adventure
Calling all young adventurers ~ operation fun awaits at Fort Douglas! Run, slide, fly, climb and explore the most magical adventure playground. Bridges and slides, turreted treehouses, zip wires, rope bridges, climbing walls and tunnels await. Perfect for children up to 12 years, with a toddler play area for under 5s. Let the adventures begin…
Ticket Booking & Prices
Book your Fort Douglas tickets. Designed for adventurers up to age 12. Climb, scramble and slide through the tunnels, towers and turreted tree houses of our adventure playground. With a dedicated toddler zone, ziplines and jumping pillows, Fort Douglas is one big adventure. All our play zones are designed for interactive play so adults can join in too. Please remember to book your adult tickets as children must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
|Ticket Type||Peak Prices (Weekends & School Holidays*)||Off Peak Prices (Midweek & Term Time)|
|Under 1 Year||Free||Free|
|2 – 4 Years||£6.50||£4.50|
|5 – 12 Years||£7.50||£5.50|
|Adult (13+ Years)**||£3.00||£2.00|
* Peak Pricing applies during weekends and school holidays. School holiday dates are: 1st-6th January, 10th-20th February, 31st March – 17th April, 1st-2nd May, 8th May, 22nd May, 29th June – 3rd September, 18th September, 6th-23rd October, 20th-31st December, 1st-9th January 2024.
**As children must be accompanied by an adult who is over 18, please remember to book your adult tickets. There are no adult-only groups allowed – there are many other areas of Dalkeith Country Park you can explore instead. To ensure our little visitors are kept safe, we don’t allow dogs inside Fort Douglas.
*** ASVA cards are accepted at Fort Douglas. Customers will be asked to show their ASVA cards on arrival and are only valid for Adult Fort Douglas tickets, max of 2 cards can be used per booking.
Quieter sessions ~ for families with additional needs, who may prefer to visit when it’s quieter, we have reduced the capacity of our midweek term time sessions, to create a calmer environment for visitors. From Spring 2024 we aim to offer a number of quieter sessions on weekends too.
Birthday Parties at Fort Douglas
Book your Fort Douglas birthday party today! You’ll also have exclusive use of our stretch tent and the option to add party bags and lunch boxes for those hungry little adventurers. We’ll also provide party invites for you to download.
Party package ~ £16 per child, includes access to Fort Douglas and the Stretch Tent. Keep it simple and add party bags for £2 each and/or lunchboxes for £6.50 per child. Don’t forget to book tickets for each child attending, excluding the all-important birthday VIP who can enjoy Fort Douglas for free.
Fort Douglas parties can be booked for children age 2 to 12 years, with a minimum of 10 children (max 20) per party. Please note 1 adult per child will receive free access to Fort Douglas however any more than that will need to buy a Fort Douglas adult ticket via our website or pay on the day by card at the Fort Douglas Hub. Please book up to 48 hours in advance of your party.
Enjoy a morning session with Fort Douglas access from 10.00 to 13.00 or book an afternoon session from 14.00 – 17.00. Parties can be booked for peak sessions between 22 April to 29 October 2023.