Opening Times & Prices

You are welcome to come and explore the beautiful countryside at Ford & Etal Estates all year round. It is criss-crossed with footpaths and is wonderful for walking, cycling and riding. There are five fabulous admission-charging venues, these open seasonally and the opening hours and admission charges are as follows:

Lady Waterford Hall

Lady Waterford Hall

Lady Waterford Hall open daily
March 25 - September 30th 2024: 11:00-17:00
October 1st - November 3rd 2024: 11:00-16:00
PLEASE BE AWARE that The Hall will be closed on Sunday 19th May 2024 for a private event, Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

No admission charge, donations gratefully received, groups make a formal donation, see below.


Group rates: formal donation £3 per person

Heatherslaw Corn Mill

Heatherslaw Corn Mill

Heatherslaw Mill is closed for the 2023 season and will reopen on 25th March, 2024.





Family (2 adults + 3 children)


Under 5s


Children 5-18 years of age




Group rates available.

Heatherslaw Light Railway

Heatherslaw Light Railway

Trains will run seven days a week from 28th March to the 3rd November 2024. CLOSED ON FRIDAY 19th and FRIDAY 26th APRIL 2024

Adult return journey


Family of 4 return journey


Family of 3 return journey


Child under 18 return journey


Infant under 5 return journey


Babes in arms and under 2


Carer return journey




Single tickets are not available except for groups of 12 and over

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre

Open from 26th March 2024, Tues-Sun (10:00-17:00). Closed on Mondays except bank holidays.


£7.50 per person, children free

Larger events and special activities

Charged per person

School and educational visits

By donation

Private group talks/guided tours (min 5, max 40 per group)

£4 per person

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