Top Tips

Here are a few of the top tips / important info. that you may want to keep in mind when visiting Monty’s wee part of the world…


Tickets are for specific sessions.

Wee Farmer’s Mid Week Term Time Tickets

£7 per child

£3 per adult

Free – Under 18 month

Spring  Weekend & Hols Outdoor Play Tickets

£8.50 per child

£4.50 adult

Free – Under 18 months

If you’d like to add on an hour slot in our indoor play this is priced at £3 addition per child over 1 year old (there’s no extra charge per adult)

Our sessions are updated often to ensure we keep adapting and making sure everyone is safe and comfortable.

Full Details can be found & sessions booked by clicking on “Book Tickets” just below

Prices vary for different events and sessions.



Sessions are updated a couple of weeks in advance to make sure we can react to the changing world and our new business and customer requirements as flexibly as possible.

Spring 2022 Update:

Sessions run Tuesday to Sunday at varying times – all must be booked please

During term time Tuesday to Friday our opening hours are 10-2.30pm (no need to choose an indoor slot – numbers allow you to go in and out as you like)

Saturday & Sunday & holidays opening hours are 10-4.30pm (an indoor slot must be booked to ensure we keep numbers inside safe and comfortable).


Ardardan Estate,
Argyll & Bute,
G82 5HD


We are firm believers that there’s no such thing as bad weather…just the wrong gear!

So like every good farmer remember to wrap up and dress for the elements and although major mud can be avoided for the full farm experience remember to pop in your wellies!

FOR INDOOR PLAY – Please remember to bring indoor shoes for your indoor play slot (the indoor play is all wooden and rope and so wearing shoes makes it more comfortable….trainers or some similar would be perfect).

Dirty shoes won’t be permitted on the indoor play so while on a dry day it won’t be a bother to wear the same shoes as outdoors it would be brill if when wet and muddy you pop on other shoes when going indoors please.



+ What age is monty's best for?

Monty’s is aimed at pre-school and primary school age children (between 18 months & 10 years approximately).

With lots of animals to meet, go karts to play on and fun play structures lots of bigger kids (and adults) love it too!

+ Do I need to book?

Yes please for sure!

To make sure everyone feels comfortable  all sessions must be booked ahead of time.

Click here to book tickets:

If you have any queries about a booking on please don’t hesitate to email us at

+ Do you have a cafe?

We sure do.  Monty’s cafe is located inside our indoor play building and grub can be ordered and enjoyed during indoor time slots.

During the weekends and holiday days our outdoor coffee horsebox is also open where you can grab hot drinks, cakes, sandwiches and other snacks if you fancy.

We also have our tearoom alongside at Ardardan which is our table service cafe.  It’s best to book for Ardardan tearoom if you’ll fancy it, give the tearoom team a buzz on 01389 849188 to book a table.

+ Can I bring my own grub?

As a family we know how important constant snacks and food are to keep everyone going! You are welcome to bring a picnic or snacks and enjoy on our outdoor picnic benches dotted around the farm park.  Whilst indoors in our indoor play and cafe we ask that only treats bought in the cafe are enjoyed  – but picnics are more than welcome on our outdoor picnic bench seating areas.

Our Coffee and Treat Horsebox is open during weekend and school holiday sessions if you do fancy enjoying our homemade goodies, or a good coffee!! (usually our first port of call on a day out!)

+ How does the indoor play work?

Our indoor play is a super special wee world of outdoor fun brought indoors.  To make sure we keep our numbers controlled, everyone feeling safe and allow our team time to keep everything clean during our weekend, holiday and event sessions visitors choose a slot for our indoor play barn.

During our Wee Farmer’s Term Time Sessions families are welcome to pop in and out of indoor during our opening hours as our numbers aren’t quite so high.  We hope everyone is super comfortable and kids have a ball (while adults can grab a wee minute / coffee while watching wee ones explore….if they’re lucky!).

+ Can I book the indoor play on its own?

We’re so sorry we don’t have the option of having just indoor play – Monty’s is an outdoor attraction with the option to add an indoor play slot during our weekend and holiday sessions.

When you book your ticket you will be asked if you’d like to choose an indoor play slot.   If you do choose to add on indoor play slot please be mindful of your chosen hour slot and be with us at least 5/10 minutes before this time.  You are welcome to play outdoors for as long as you like between 10-4.30pm.

+ Do children wear shoes in the indoor play?

They sure do.  Monty’s indoor play is a fully wooden and rope structure (just like outdoor play) and so can be sore on wee bare toes.  So please wear indoor/ clean shoes when playing on Monty’s indoor play.

If you’ve been playing outside in Monty’s before your indoor slot if it’s been dry and not too muddy little ones can keep on the same shoes but no super muddy wellies on the indoor play please.

+ Can I bring my dog?

We’re afraid not.

We’re so sorry and we totally understand that your dog may be part of your family but as good as we’re sure your dog is our farm animals aren’t so comfortable with dogs and so to make sure we keep them calm and happy we do not have dogs in Monty’s.

From our car park there is a lovely walk to Ardmore Point through our fields and on.  As long as dogs are on a lead you are more than welcome to enjoy this outdoor space with your dog, and can always grab coffee in our Take Away Horsebox Hangout at Ardardan if you fancy!

+ Is Monty's Pram / Wheelchair Accessible?

Yes it is.

We have done our very best to make our pathways accessible for wheelchairs.  They are made of crushed type one through our woods and so may feel a bit bumpy but we have lots of prams and wheelchair users who come along and explore with no problems.

If you would like to bring a child along with any mobility issues we hope you all enjoy seeing the animals, exploring the woods and enjoying our environment. You may find that most of our play equipment isn’t fully accessible and so you may find there’s less to do on this front.  If this is the case please do send us a wee email to and we can advise on the ticket price and help get you booked in.

+ Do you have an annual / season pass?

For the moment while we have to restrict numbers within Covid Restrictions we do not have any annual or season passes.

We are over the moon that there may be those of you out there who think of Monty’s as a place to come regularly.  We will definitely keep thinking, anticipating and adapting to what we can do and thank you so much for your continued support!

+ Is Monty's Open every day?

We are ever changing and adapting to demands and our business requirements.

We have bookable sessions Tuesday to Sunday.   Sessions can be booked by clicking the link towards the bottom of this page.

We are closed on Mondays.

+ What animals can we see at Monty's

Monty himself is a big loveable heelan coo so our Highland Cows are always delighted to see you.

Also in our animal paddocks we have donkeys, Kevin, Duncan and Bow our alpacas, different varieties of sheep and our wee pygmy goats.

In other areas we also have our chickens & ducks and of course our piggies!

All of our animals are on a fairly strict diet so we ask that you enjoy saying hello but please don’t feed our animals.

Hand washing facilities are available at each animal contact area.