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Opening Times

Heartlands is FREE to enter, open every day of the year except Christmas and Boxing Day. Please check the events section of the website for details of any events which may affect access to certain areas of the site.

The Red River Cafe is open every day of the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, from 10am until 4pm. Both Heartlands and the Red River Cafe are open until 5pm throughout the 2019 school summer holidays.

Last orders for hot food at the Red River Café are at 3.30pm.

Heartlands and the Red River Café will be open during the evening for special events during the year. For more information, please check our events page for details.

Our Visitor Centre & Exhibitions open at 11am-4pm all year round. Last entry to Exhibitions is at 3.45pm.

The Visitor Centre & Exhibitions are open until 5pm throughout the 2018 school summer holidays.

Dogs are welcome at Heartlands on a lead in all areas except the Adventure Playground.

*For special events during the year we may charge admission, so please visit our events page to check details


Heartlands car park is right next to the Adventure Playground, near the south of the site.

Visitors to Heartlands can redeem the full face value of their parking ticket against any purchase made on site on the day of their visit. Simply retain the reminder tear-off section and present it at the point of purchase to have the face value deducted from the cost of your purchase.

Up to 2 hours: £2
All Day: £3

Evening Tariff (after 4.30pm): £2

It’s open every day from 9.30am – 5.30pm (April - September) and 9.30am to 4.30pm (October - March). Please note our car park has a height restriction of 2.1m

On certain event days, charges may alter.


Please be advised that the exhibits in the Visitor Centre will not be running on 21, 22, 23 December due to Christmas Storytelling taking place in the Exhibition.

The exhibition can still be visited but none of the audio and visual exhibits will be running.

Thank you for your understanding.

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