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Family-friendly fun in the countryside

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre


Harestanes Cafe

Following the First Minister’s announcement that we will enter a Level 4 lockdown, regrettably, this requires all Live Borders services to close.

Scottish Borders Council will keep the play park open, but please note the public toilets will remain closed as there will be no staff on site to service or sanitise.

Please check back for updates.


With a play park, café, gift shop and stunning walks throughout the Teviot Valley, Harestanes is a must visit in the Scottish Borders.

Whether taking in the scenery on one of the walks, savouring a homebaked treat in the café, indulging in a little retail therapy or running around the inclusive play park – Harestanes offers something for everyone. There are some of the most beautiful walking trails in the Scottish Borders: energetic hikes and leisurely jaunts – check out our walks leaflet for more info.

A beacon for accessible play in the Scottish Borders, the play park features over 50 pieces of durable, innovative and exciting play features for children of all ages. There is a wide variety of play equipment for children with additional support needs including the Borders’ only wheelchair swings and an all-inclusive sensory boardwalk.

In addition there is an agility trail, a picnic area and a toddler play garden. At the heart of the play park is an impressive Jedburgh Abbey-inspired centrepiece and pyramid tower.

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Wifi access
Free parking
Disabled parking
Disabled toilets
Bike racks
Dogs / assistance dogs
Free admission
Disabled access
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Harestanes is operated by local charity Live Borders, and every penny you spend with us goes back into supporting active, creative and healthy communities in the Scottish Borders.

Harestanes Café offers great local country cuisine and a warm, friendly welcome. Well-behaved doggies are also welcome. The café has VisitScotland's 'Taste our Best' Award. Harestanes holds a Gold award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme and is a 4 star VisitScotland attraction.

There is free parking, including disabled parking; toilets, including disabled toilets and baby changing; and free wifi.

We plan exciting events all year round - check out the what's on section for more info.

Also on the Harestanes' estate is a whole host of other local businesses, including Buy Design Gallery, Hunter Art & Tile Studio, Harestanes Glass Studio, Mary's Dairy and Kelso Gin. Please visit their websites for details of opening times.

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Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre


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Opening Times

  • Monday 00:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 00:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 00:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 00:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 15:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 15:00