The fields, woods and green spaces of the Almond Valley site extend for nearly a mile either side of the river Almond. At its heart lies the old buildings of Livingston Mill and the nearby Mill Farm which is home to all manner of friendly animals. There's a big variety of unique and imaginative play spaces set among the meadows and woodland, with loads to see and do, no matter the weather. 

They also have an indoor soft play beside a wonderful tearoom, and the shale oil museum with fascinating interactive displays. It’s a brilliant day out for all the family.

This site is run by Almond Valley Heritage Trust

Please go to their website for more information:

Further information

Opening Hours

Open daily
10am to 5pm
25th - 26th December
1st - 2nd January


Senior (state pension age)
Children (aged 2-15)


Accessible access
Gift shop
Educational opportunities
Environmental significance
Family friendly
Family friendly path
Food and drink
Land actvities
Venue hire

Useful information

Accessibility info

There are a limited number of blue badge parking spaces at the entrance to the main building, and there is level access into the main reception building through doors that are 900mm wide. All other buildings on site are on a single level and are fully accessible, other than a small cellar in the watermill, most of which can be viewed from outside. There are no steps in any of the main circulation routes around the site, although there is a modest slope in front of the mill buildings. All pathways are hard surfaced, or have a rolled-stone finish.

Food and drink

The centre features a café where visitors can enjoy a selection of hot and cold beverages, snacks, and light meals. The café offers both indoor and outdoor seating areas with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

Visitor centre

The Almond Valley Heritage Centre serves as a visitor hub, providing information, assistance, and a starting point for exploring the various attractions within the centre. Knowledgeable staff are available to answer questions and provide guidance.

Venue hire

Almond Valley Heritage Centre offers venue hire options for special events, functions, and educational activities. For more information on availability, pricing, and bookings, please contact the centre directly.