The Dutch Village is a small island with its own pond and ornate buildings, beside one of the lakes that makes up Craigtoun Country Park. Two lakes added in 1920 are rumoured to be the product of insurance company demands for a nearby water source in case of fire, and the island itself is now home to pedalos and rowing boats for visitors to rent.
The park’s long history has seen many changes, with Manchester-born Paul Waterhouse designing the Dutch Village and continuing his personal interest in designing public buildings across the United Kingdom.
The park is open all year.
Amenities 2016 hours:
Main Season - 10:00am – 5:30pm Daily March 25th – April 17th then July 1st – August 14th
Mid Season - 11:00am – 4:30pm Weekends only April 23rd – May 29th. Daily June 4th – 30th. Daily August 15th – 29th.
Weekends only September 3rd – October 2nd. Daily October 8th – 23rd