Murton Closure

In line with Government guidelines we have decided to close Murton with immediate effect. Please note that this closure covers our entire site and applies to our tearoom, farm, nature reserve, tots group, volunteering, placements and all group visits. Our website will be kept up to date with any changes – please do keep checking in.

We know that Murton is used by many in our community as more than just a tearoom or leisure site and that our nature reserve and services will be missed by many at a time they are needed more than ever. We will work hard to re-open and offer services in a safe way, when we possibly can. Each area of our work will be reviewed separately and may open or start again at different times. We will aim to communicate clearly and openly throughout the coming weeks.

We will of course welcome your emails and social media messages during this time, however our phone line will not be monitored until further notice.

As a charity, this has been a very difficult decision to make, but made easier knowing that we have always been so wonderfully supported by of our community. We do hope you all keep safe and well and that we are able to all come together again at Murton very soon.

From all the team at Murton, Alison, Rob, Al, Peter, Irene, Louise, Shaun, Linda, Jill, Sheila, Eilidh, Danny, Kyle, Molly, Eve, Grace, Anna, Maisie and all our volunteers.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

We know that you will have been monitoring the news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are too, and want to reassure our customers that we hope to keep Murton open through this time of real uncertainty.

Our nature reserve remains the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy nature, our farm is a wonderful place to enjoy with your family and our tearoom provides delicious home-baking and light lunches.

We would like Murton to continue to be a site that is safe to be enjoyed by all our community. If you are unwell or are showing signs of the virus – please stay home. Follow government guidelines as they are announced to keep yourself and Murton safe, we will certainly be doing the same.

We hope to see you all at Murton very soon.

Alison and all the team at Murton.

Learning Trip to Belgium 2020

Do you have an interest in tourism? Would you like to take part in a learning visit to Belgium in April 2020?

This learning visit will be offered to individuals in the local community of Angus, who are involved directly or indirectly in tourism. Participants can include individuals from businesses, community leaders or volunteers. The learning visit is funded as part of a wider AngusLEADER funded project.

Our overall project works across three areas of Angus Scotland, Meetjesland Belgium and Bazinul Dornelor Romania. We hope to develop a flourishing visitor economy that benefits the whole community. Across the whole project we will be researching and driving community-led tourism using three main themes of welcoming visitors, promoting local food & drink and traditional rural skills.

Murton Trust is a partner, with Angus Tourism Cooperative, Flourish9 and Angus Council and is currently taking part in a Transnational Cooperation Project with Belgium and Romania.

Winter Hours

We are now operating our Winter Hours. We are open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. Our Farm and Tearoom are closed every Monday and Tuesday. The Nature Reserve remains open, with the car park open 9am to 4.30pm

Festive Break
We will close at 4pm on 22nd December and re-open at 10am on 8th January.

Temporary Closure

– Farm and Tearoom temporary closure. Nature Reserve open –

Due to a burst water main we will be partially closed until approx 11.30am today Friday 2nd August.

Our tearoom can serve ice lollies, cold drinks and cakes as takeaway only, unfortunately we can not open the farm due to no hand washing facilities.
The nature reserve is looking beautiful and remains open and is free to walk round. We will re-open as soon as the repair has been made.

Community Led Tourism – Romania Learning Trip

Do you have an interest in tourism? Would you like to take part in a learning visit to Romania in March 2019?
The learning visits will be offered to individuals in the local community in Angus who are involved directly or indirectly in tourism. Participants can include individuals from businesses, community leaders or volunteers.

Murton Trust is a partner, with Angus Tourism Cooperative, Flourish9 and Angus Council and is currently taking part in a Transnational Cooperation Project with Belgium and Romania.  This project aims to build the capacity of three areas in each country; Angus (SC), Meetjesland (BE) and Bazinul Dornelor (RO) to develop a flourishing visitor economy that benefits the whole community. Across the whole project we will be researching and driving community-led tourism using three main themes of welcoming visitors, promoting local food & drink and traditional rural skills.

Click here for more detailed information. 

Thank You for all your Support

As we are reaching the milestone of 5000 likes on Facebook we would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone that supports our charity.

Support comes in many forms such as making a donation, visiting the tearoom, playing on the farm, shopping on AmazonSmile, attending our events, volunteering with us, donating resources, sponsoring or adopting our animals, hiring our venues, collaborative work, purchasing our handmade wooden goods or even celebrating with a party at Murton.

Did you know you can also become a Friend of Murton

To celebrate we will be opening the farm for free, one day in November. This will be announced when we reach our milestone.

PLAYTIME in the Tipi

Murton and Party Wishes are delighted to be working together to bring you PLAYTIME in the Tipi. These sessions are centred around music, imaginative play and games, and are designed for you to join your little people and step into their world while they explore their imagination through play. Most suited to children aged 3 – 8.
Each sessions costs £3 per child. Booking is essential and can be done by contacting the Murton office on murtontrust@murtontrust.org.uk, 01307 819491 or on messenger.
Please note our tipi is located on our nature reserve. Entry to the farm on the same day is offered free of charge to children that have attended this session.