The Happiest Place on the Hill


There is one place that little ones are desperate to visit, our vast, custom made indoor play facility, The Play Barn. Featuring a unique netted climbing area, 10m enclosed slide and blue block construction room.

There is lots for your children to explore, while you sit back and enjoy the fresh ground coffee and cakes offered in the dedicated café.

The good news is that you no longer need to book to visit. Open from 9.30am daily. Pop the little ones in the car or on the bus that now stops at the bottom of our drive and head up the hill. Enjoy a 90 minute play at a time that suits you.

We are always trying to come up with fun things for our little friends to do so remember and check the “What’s On” section of this website.




Learn & Adventure

The Play Barn is a place for imaginations to run wild.

Our bespoke 228sq m indoor play area was conceived by Tigerplay, independent British play specialists, creating an indoor area accommodating up to 100 children.

Our concept was to design an area where our young visitors would have the freedom to explore, learn through play and develop essential coordination skills, while onlookers enjoy a fresh coffee and cake from our cafe.

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Small to 1.5m Tall


Our Play Barn is the perfect place for children of all ages and stages (up to a height of 1.5m).

We have a special area just for babies and toddlers up to the age of 2, which features interactive boards for little fingers to explore. Little ones are of course welcome to play throughout the Play Barn.

The blue building blocks are fun to pile high and knock down or create architectural masterpieces. Some wonderful meals have been created and served from our play kitchen.

For the more adventurous we have places to hide and explore, towers to climb up, and slides that bring you back down to earth.

A safe and fun place to develop physical skills, co-ordination, balance and agility.

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Outside Play

On a Sunny Day

When the sun is shining the play park at Whitekirk Hill is the perfect place to be.

Stop at “Hatch on the Hill” on your way in, pick up a picnic blanket, cool drinks and some treats before you settle down for a day at the park.

There is a sandpit with diggers, swings, a fun play house to explore, a hill to race to the top of and lots of space to run around. The play park is self contained so little ones cannot stray.

Best of all, this area is free of charge and has a stunning view of East Lothian.




Every Monday and Friday at 10am it gets a bit noisy when we get the musical instruments out for our free music class. If your little one likes to bang a drum, shake a tambourine or play the triangle, then head along for some magical musical fun.

Our music classes are for all and we have a whole host of equipment designed to make a noise. Hosted by Kirsty, our Play Barn Manager, the classes are lots of fun. If your little one grows up to be the next Ed Sheeran or Adele just remember they started in the Play Barn.

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Quiet Play

Enjoy Some

The Play Barn is our happy place. Filled with laughter, music, smiling faces and sticky fingers.

However for some children and their parents, visiting such a busy, noisy and hectic environment can be challenging.

To support inclusivity we have launched our “Quiet Play” session in the Play Barn every Tuesday from 3pm. The music will be off, the coffee machine silent, the hand dryers off and we limit the numbers. 

Our aim is to provide a safe space where children can play without feeling anxious and stressed.

Spaces do need to be booked in advance. 

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Nerf Fun

Time for Some

The perfect way for your children to have lots of Nerf Fun with friends.

Every Friday from 3pm – 4pm we present our excited little guests with standard issue goggles and all the necessary equipment required to let them battle it out safely.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee safe in the knowledge that it’s our job to go around and collect the 100s of foam darts afterwards. Always the worst part of Nerf Fun at home.

For the Summer Holidays we have added an additional Monday afternoon Nerf Fun session 3pm – 4pm.

The recommended age is 6+ and spaces do need to booked in advance.

Sessions & Pricing

Mon – Fri
9.30am – 2.30pm

Ages under 1 – £1.50
Ages 1 to 4 – £4.50
Ages 5+ – £6
Adults – £1
Sat & Sun
9.30am – 4.15pm

Ages under 1 – £2.50
Ages 1 to 4 – £6.50
Ages 5+ – £8
Adults – £1

Tuesday Quiet Play
Booking Required
3pm – 4.30pmAs Above

Nerf Fun
Booking Required
3pm – 4pm£8 (recommended age 6+)

What’s on

at the play barn

  • Our Playbarn can be rented out exclusively from 4pm to 6pm weekdays starting from £350, and 5pm to 7pm weekends from £400.

    During this time the Playbarn will be yours to fully enjoy the exciting structures to climb, jump off, slide down and swing upon. PLUS face painting is now included as part of the package.

    Food can be added to your exclusive hire for a small charge of £9.95pp diluting juice and water will be included with this.

    Food provided will be a buffet of ham sandwiches, cheese sandwiches, sausage rolls, chicken bites, carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, hummus dip, crisps and fairy cakes.

    Tea, coffee, and soft drinks will be available to purchase from the café.

    Adult food menu is also available.

    Exclusive use hire is great for birthday parties, end of year/ Christmas class parties and every other party in between!

    All children must wear socks and have their arms and legs covered.

    A deposit of £200 is required to secure a booking.

    To check availability and book a party please give us a call on 01620671702 or email us on PLAY@whitekirkhill.co.uk

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    Play Barn Music Session

    Come along and join us in the Play Barn for our new musical sessions!

    We will be singing songs, playing musical instruments and making lots of noise!

    No need to book just come along and join in.

    Monday and Friday mornings from 10am.

  • Parties at Play on the Hill couldn’t be more fun. A whole Play Barn full of exciting structures to climb, jump off, slide down and swing upon.

    When & how long does the magic last?
    Parties start at 10am or 1pm. Each party lasts for 2 hours – 60 minutes to play followed by 60 minutes of dining.

    Who and how many can come to the party?
    Parties are offered for a minimum of 10 children and a maximum of 20

    For an extensive list of all party details please click the ‘read more’ link below.

    To enquire about availability please contact us on 01620671702 or email us on PLAY@whitekirkhill.co.uk

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