Prior to visiting us, Please read our “Important Information” page here. This contains vital details affecting the health and safety of our volunteers and visitors.
Since we are a charity, we do not charge entry into the Farm. However, we respectfully SuGgest a donation of £1.50/ adult and £1/ child (equating to £5/ family of four). Our very small charity depends on the generosity of its visitors to survive. All donations, no matter how small, are always most gratefully received. We now have a contactless card reader available for your convenience, or you can leave a cash donation in our gate bucket. All donations go towards the care and welfare of our wonderful animals.
There is no need to book a visit, just pop along. If there is no one at the gate when you arrive, please press the bell and someone will come and assist you. This will also allow us to keep an eye on our maximum capacity numbers and to point you in the direction of our check-in QR code.
The QR code should be used via the Scottish NHS “Check In Scotland” app, so please download the app on your phone before arriving at the Farm. DOWNLOAD links to THE FREE APPS ARE PROVIDED BELOW:
To allow us to comply with the latest government guidelines for Covid-19, and to help keep everyone safe, the following conditions of entry will apply to all Visitors. These will be updated as and when government guidance changes, so please check back here before your visit. We hope everyone understands the need for these changes and continues to support the farm as we all deal with the continuing pandemic. THANK YOU!
Please do not visit in large groups, as we can’t allow more than 8 people (aged 12+) from 8 different households in at any time in an outdoor setting. This is in accordance with Coronavirus (COVID-19) protection level 2 regulations. Under 12s do not count towards the total number of people or households meeting outside, but do count towards household numbers indoors. As a reminder, 6 people from 3 households can meet in an indoor public place. You can keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 guidance here. There is no restriction on the number of under 12’s in an outdoor setting.
Please scan the check-in QR code when enterIng the Farm, as Refusal to do This will lead to refusal of entry. We thank everyone who has scanned the code without hesitation. (Please also remember to scan it again when leaving the farm.)
At the moment we are operating with a maximum capacity of 30 visitors in the Farm at one time, so please understand that when we ask you to queue this is to enable the Farm to run safely. The queues do go down pretty quickly.
Please be advised that the wearing of a face mask is now mandatory whilst Visitors are on Lamont Farm Project’s premises. This condition does not apply to children under 5 years of age and those carrying an exemption lanyard.
In the play area, only 4 socially distanced parents/ guardians will be permitted at any one time. There will be an alternative area to keep and eye on children.
A 2 metres social distance should be adhered to at all times during your visit.
The Farm is run entirely by volunteers. Although we try to be consistent with our opening hours, from time to time these need to change due to our volunteers availability. Our current opening hours can be found on our “About Us” page here. Please be advised that we recommend coming along no later than 2.30pm. Following the last lockdown we were very busy when we reopened. Some days there was quite a queue and we would hate to disappoint visitors and have to turn them away.
During your visit we are happy to get animals out for children (under 12’s) to stroke, please do not lift the animals yourself. This is for their safety and yours. We will only be offering handling on the days we’re open between the times of 11am to 1pm, then from 1.30pm to 3pm.
Please drop in and see our lovely animals! The Farm is based at Barrhill Road, Erskine, PA8 6EZ (please use PA8 6BU in your Satnav). If you need to contact the Farm directly during opening hours our landline is (0141) 812 5335 or Email us anytime at email@example.com.
Please note that not all of our animals can have treats, due to some being a tad large (our vet tells us off frequently ). Visitors are welcome to bring porridge oats, sweetcorn and blueberries for the ducks and geese, and an assortment of greens (kale, spring greens, spinach, broccoli) for the small flurries. Many thanks.
New one-way system in operation
We have introduced a new one-way system to allow us to comply with covid-19 regulations and to help keep our visitors and volunteers safe. Until further notice, Please follow this route when visiting the Farm.
Unfortunately, due to Restrictions associated with covid-19, we will not be offering any tours at present. We will update our page just as soon As this becomes possible once more.
Travel by foot
Erskine is the ideal town for travel by foot. Approaching from Bridgewater, take the footpath past Park Mains football pitches up to Barrhill Road. We are in such a prime location why not incorporate Lamont Farm into your weekly stroll!
From further afield, you can approach Lamont Farm either from Junction 29 near Glasgow Airport, or else take the A726 at the Erskine Bridge. The farm lies at the southern end of Barrhill Road, and you will need to approach from Old Greenock Road to avoid a pedestrian section. Enter ‘PA8 6BU’ in your SatNav; the farm is sign-posted once you get close. In respect for our neighbours, we would kindly ask that you park after the farm gate or use our car park (just past the first field, opposite the fork in the road before the bollards and through the break in the wall on the right hand side). Thank you.
McGills Buses operate frequent services from Glasgow, Paisley and Clydebank. The bus stops on Rashielee Road and Barrhill Road are less than 5 minutes walk from the Farm. Use the Traveline Scotland site to plan your journey.