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Article published 23/09/2021

Conifox Adventure Park and Stables Bistro in Kirkliston, Edinburgh is preparing to open their new £2 million indoor adventure centre.

Conifox have taken advantage of the forced pandemic closures to built the new facilities to give visitors 'an alternative fun day out if the Scottish weather doesn’t play ball!' with plenty of options for people of all ages.

Conifox Adventure Park in Edinburgh is preparing to welcome back fun seekers with an even bigger and better offering that will quadruple business and boost local employment.

The team behind the popular visitor attraction on the outskirts of Kirkliston have taken advantage of the enforced pandemic closure to create a new indoor activity centre. The new centre provides additional facilities such as an indoor soft play barn, parenting room, three party rooms, café and 200-seater function suite.

Conifox Adventure Park already boasts a huge outdoor space with attractions for adults and children of all ages including a nine hole footgolf course,  pedal go-karts, off-road pedal tractors, supersized sand pit, kid’s pedal tractor farm, springers, giant jump pillow, trampolines, swings, balance beams, rope bridge, and much more.


They can now also host a variety of events including weddings, birthday parties, events and conferences as well as specialised events, private ceremonies, birthdays, fairs, fitness classes and more.

There is also a café that can seat 400 people which is open from 10am - 5pm, the same opening hours as the indoor play village. Their menu looks to support local suppliers through menu items such as locally sourced ice cream, coffee, meat and cakes.

The new attaction is a welcome addition to the tourism offering in the region. Tourism and events provide opportunities for all and is the impetus for entrepreneurialism and job creation.


The events sector has had a particularly challenging time this past year or so, but we’ve been able to put much of this period to great use creating a really special environment for a wide range of users.

Although the pandemic slowed some things down it has given us the opportunity to ensure we re-emerge stronger than before with a bigger and better range of attractions.

We aim to quadruple the amount of business we do. Our main idea with the indoor facilities was to combat the Scottish weather, enhance the business opportunities and put us on the Scottish attraction map. We offer an all-weather destination with national appeal – we’re only 20 mins from Edinburgh City Centre and accessible to visitors from all over Scotland and the central belt.

James Gammell, Director of Conifox Adventure Park


Where is Conifox?

The Adventure Park is located on the outskirts of Kirkliston close to Edinburgh Airport which is 20 minutes from the City Centre. This makes it easily accessible for visitors from across Scotland and particularly the central belt. Their location is just five minutes off of the motorway. 

What is the size of the new indoor space?

The space has the capacity for 1,200 people across all the indoor facilities, which extends to 35,700 sq. feet.

Is it COVID-19 safe?

The Conifox Adventure Park has successfully achieved the "We're Good to Go" industry standard and consumer mark. This means that that the organisation are adhering to the respective government and public health guidance, and have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment to check they have the required processes and protocols in place.

Visitors are all asked to please continue to follow official Government guidelines.

Does Conifox have any sustainability policies?

Yes, the new activity centre is heated by a bio-mass boiler.

The opening of this new indoor activity centre is a fantastic addition to the region’s tourism offering and represents a significant investment to tourism in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Visitor attractions play an important role in both the tourism industry and in local communities in Scotland and as we approach the autumn and winter season, families will be able to continue to enjoy the facilities on offer at Conifox all year round.

Tourism is a force for good – creating economic and social value in every corner of Scotland and enhancing the wellbeing of everyone who experiences it.

With the right support, tourism and events can lead the economic recovery and boost inward investment where it is needed most. We will continue to work with, and support, businesses to ensure we rebuild this vital part of Scotland’s economy.

Neil Christison, Regional Director for Edinburgh and The Lothians at VisitScotland