Spaces are available for the popular Valentin's Education Farm tours at Dumfries House this week.

A perfect way to spend the a day of the summer holidays, the tours often sell out within hours of becoming available.

Ticketed hourly farm tours are available for this Thursday, July 6.

Spaces remain open for between 10am-3pm, although there are some limited spaces available for some of these times.

Cumnock Chronicle: Some of the rare breed animals on showSome of the rare breed animals on show (Image: Dumfries House)

The tour will allow you to meet some of the rare-breed animals who live on the estate's farm.

Dumfries House says that guests should park in the main car park, where a shuttle bus service will run to the farm and back.

Those walking should make their way to the farm gate located opposite the Sports Hall and Outdoor Centre, where a member of staff will meet you.

Booking is essential and tickets can be purchased at