Family run adventure park and farm shop to close 'within weeks'

Muddy Boots, in Balmalcolm, near Kingskettle, was put up for sale earlier this year but attracted no buyers.

Fife family run adventure park and farm shop Muddy Boots to close ‘within weeks’ Muddy Boots via Facebook

A family run adventure play area and farm shop in Fife is set to close within weeks.

Muddy Boots in Balmalcolm, near Kingskettle, has been up for sale since May – but has attracted no buyers.

The family that run the attraction has now decided to shut it down permanently.

A post on the Muddy Boots Facebook page read: “As you may know Muddy Boots went on the market at the end of May.

“Paddy and Treina have decided it is the right time in their lives to make some big changes.

“Family time is very limited and they don’t want to look back and regret not making a change while the boys are still at home.

“As a family we have decided we will close Muddy Boots.

“We have had interest from various parties, some who were looking to change the business and others who wanted to keep it as is.

“The main interested parties have taken some time to raise the funds needed in a difficult market to borrow in.

“This meant that over the summer our own circumstances changed and one of the partners/owners of Muddy Boots has decided to keep the premises, this will be to run their own business from the buildings.

“Therefore, as a family we have decided that we will close Muddy Boots.”

It has not been confirmed what business will now operate from the site, but items from the attraction will be sold off before its permanent closure on October 15.

The social media post added: “On October 1, at 5pm the café and shop will close.

“The indoor, outdoor play and coop will be open from 10am to 5pm, seven days a week, between October 2 and 13.

“We will be having a huge sale weekend on October 14 and 15, 10am to 5pm.

“The indoor play, coop area and jumping pillows will be open during the sale weekend too.

“From 5pm on October 15, Muddy Boots will be no longer.”

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