Camperdown Wildlife Centre

Wildlife, Safari Parks, Zoos & Farms

Camperdown Wildlife Centre, Camperdown Country Park, Dundee, Angus, DD2 4TF

    Discover the wonderful world of animals at Camperdown Wildlife Centre in Dundee. Highlights include European brown bears, ring-tailed lemurs, otters, snowy owls and much more......

    Camperdown is loved by visitors of all ages. You don't need to be young to have a great day out here - just young at heart!

    Located within the beautiful Camperdown Country Park, the centre is home to over 50 species of animals, birds and reptiles, many of which are threatened or endangered in the wild. Highlights include wolves, snowy owls, ring-tailed lemurs, marmosets and European brown bears.

    Don't miss the fabulous Bear Broch Visitor Centre - a custom-made replica of an ancient Scottish stone dwelling, the only building type likely to have existed when bears last roamed wild in Scotland.  Visitors can watch the bears at play in their splash pool through the Broch's large viewing window. The Broch also houses artifacts and objects relating to the history of the animal. 

    The otters have recently taken up residence in a new enclosure, complete with two deep interconnected flowing pools, with shallow beach edges for feeding and playing, just as they would in the wild. A viewing building allows visitors access to colourful education panels, and the opportunity to view these nocturnal creatures in their sleeping quarters using hi-tech cameras.

    Camperdown Wildlife Centre hosts various events throughout the year, which are both educational and fun. Events include Easter Fun Day, Zoofest and Conservation Days. A festive favourite is the 'Meet Santa' event, where visitors can post their letter to Santa in his grotto, and enjoy a mince pie or two!

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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Open all year, 7 days a week.
    Mar to Sept:
    10am-4.30pm (last admission 3.45pm)
    Oct to Feb:
    10am-3.30pm (last admission 2.45pm)


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Lunch Available
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • ASVA Member
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area


    • City Location


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route

    Road Directions

    15 minutes' drive from Dundee city centre, off the A923, located within Camperdown Country Park.
    Follow the brown tourist signs for Camperdown Country Park from the Kingsway (A90). (See car directions from TIC, travelling from Dundee City Centre).

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- 15 minutes' drive from TIC. Head west along Riverside Drive, past Tesco and Dundee Airport, following signs for the A90. At the Swallow roundabout, take the third exit onto Kingsway West. 'Beefeater Gourdie Croft' is on your left-handside, followed by a BP Service Station. Continue past these, and take the slip-road, and follow the brown signs for Camperdown Country Park (A923). At the top of the sliproad, turn left. When you reach a small roundabout turn left (1st exit). You will see the entrance to Camperdown Country Park. Enter the Park, follow the road until you reach signs pointing to Camperdown Wildlife Centre.
    Or by Bus - take the 3, 4 or 4b (Travel Dundee), or 57 (Stagecoach Strathtay) bus from Dundee City Centre to Camperdown Park, Coupar Angus Road.

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