Dalkeith Country Park Attraction and Event Terms & Conditions


Fort Douglas Safety Information

While all reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the safety of our visitors and to provide information and warning signs, each adult visitor has a responsibility for their own safety and those of their fellow visitors whilst on site. Please note the following whilst at Fort Douglas:

  • All little adventurers need to be accompanied by an adult (age 18+).
  • Adult-only groups (age 13+) are not allowed in Fort Douglas.
  • You’ll find bathrooms in the Fort Douglas Cabin.
  • Unfortunately dogs are not allowed to go into Fort Douglas, but can enjoy the rest of Dalkeith Country Park.
  • The majority of the equipment in this playground is designed to be moderately challenging. Some items may only be suitable for over 5s or 6s (you’ll see a 6+ blue sticker).
  • Big people decide. Only you know the abilities and limitations of the children in your care. Please keep an eye on them and make sure they’re playing safely.
  • Be safe. Keep away from the river banks.
  • Decide on a meeting point in case your group splits up.
  • Please note BBQs are not permitted here, but we have lots of picnic benches.
  • In the event of an emergency, please contact a member of staff or dial 999.
  • Tickets will be available online only for a morning or afternoon session. There are no tickets available on site if you just turn up.
  • You will be able to use your ticket anytime within the AM or PM slot.
  • Tickets will be scanned at the entrance. There will be no cash or card purchases available on the day for entry.
  • Tickets are non-refundable except in cases of a Force Majeure Event.


2022 memberships have now been launched and 2021 memberships are no longer valid.

  • 2022 memberships are valid from date of purchase until 31st December 2022.
  • Members still need to book tickets in advance. Please book online for a ‘member visit’ ticket and remember to click update basket when inputting your membership number. Please bring your card with you on the day as proof of membership.
  • The Fort Douglas membership card can only be used by the person it was purchased for.
  • The Fort Douglas membership card is non-transferable.
  • The Fort Douglas membership card does not guarantee entry. On rare occasions we may need to close due to weather or limit numbers on busy days.
  • Free admission cannot be granted without your Fort Douglas membership card. Entry will be charged at the normal rate of admission.
  • Dalkeith Country Park reserves the right to change the Fort Douglas membership benefits at any time.
  • The Fort Douglas membership card is not a loyalty scheme and you do no accrue points.
  • The Fort Douglas membership does not include parking – our £3 parking charge will apply for visits to the Park.
  • Adults must accompany their children at all times.
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission or cancel memberships without a refund if anyone behaves in an abusive of threatening way to our staff, contractors or other visitors.


  • Friends of Dalkeith memberships are purchased online and you will be issued with an e-ticket. This will give temporary access to the Park.
  • Once you’ve received your e-ticket please collect your card from the Fort Douglas Cabin between 09.00 – 17.00 any day of the week.
  • Oak memberships are per car and you will be asked to provide your car registration number when collecting your card.
  • Show your card to receive 10% discount in The Kitchen for up to 6 people. Discount not applicable in other catering outlets or The Store.


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