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 from 28th March, 2022, 11:00-17:00, last admission 16.30.

No admission charge, donations gratefully received


Group rates: suggested donations £3 per person

Heatherslaw Corn Mill

Heatherslaw Corn Mill

The Mill is open from 28th March until 6th November, 2022.
Open daily 10:00-16:30.
Last admission to tour the mill museum is at 15:30.
Gift Shop open 10:00 - 17:00





Family (2 adults + 3 children)


Under 5s


Children 5-18 years of age




Group rates available.

Heatherslaw Light Railway

Heatherslaw Light Railway

Heatherslaw Light Railway opens for the season on Saturday, 2nd April, 2022, trains run daily.

Adult return journey


Senior Citizen return journey


Child return journey


Infant under 5


Babes in arms






Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre is open from March 15th 2022, 10:00-17:00, Tuesday to Sunday, closed Mondays


£5 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

Etal Castle

Etal Castle

Etal Castle is open daily, 10:00-17:00 from 28th March, 2022.

Free entry for 2022

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