Between Monday and Friday, every day until the end of March, Almond Valley Heritage Centre will be serving very special high teas, ideal for mums, dads, and younger children.
There's a tasty, tempting, tiered array of sandwiches, savouries and cakes for the grown-ups, and a perfect miniature version especially for the kids. All very dainty. All very refined.
What's even better is that when you book a high tea, you are admitted to Almond Valley absolutely FREE, and can take time to explore the site and meet the animals.
What's better still is that fives and unders can enjoy a camping adventure deep in the teddy bear woods; a warm, bear-infested corner of the tearoom that will remain in place until the end of March. Bring along your own soft toy if you like - they eat for free....!
Teas must be booked and paid for in advance by telephoning on 01506 414957 during office hours.
Almond Valley is only two miles from junction 3 of the M8, and is signposted with a succession of brown signs from the motorway, leading you along the A705. We've ample free parking.
Livingston north railway station is just under a mile from Almond Valley, linked by footpaths, taxi, or local bus services. Please see Traveline Scotland for route numbers and timetables of local buses.