The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Wildlife, Safari Parks & Zoos

Reindeer House, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, PH22 1QU

    Visit Britain's only herd of free-ranging reindeer.

    With spring just around the corner why not visit Britain's only free-ranging herd of reindeer in their natural environment. At this time of year all of our reindeer are our and about free-ranging in the Cairngorm mountains, winter coats are getting scruffier and the cows are looking increasingly pregnant with calving coming fast in May!
    
    Visits go everyday at 11am at this time of year, follow a reindeer herder as they lead you onto the reindeer's mountain free-range. Once there, your guide will tell you all about the reindeer and you can walk amongst them, stroking them and feeding them by hand. The walk takes around 20 minutes and will take you across some rough and muddy ground up the mountainside so make sure you've got some sturdy footwear and some nice cosy layers!
    
    As the reindeer are free-ranging at this time of year please give us a wee call on the day of your visit to make sure we've found the herd!
    
    Don't fancy the hill trip? For those less able, from Easter to New Year, we have a small group of reindeer in the paddock at the Centre itself. For younger visitors, there is a quiz, you can make your own badge, or make an antler headband.
    
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    6 Feb 2015 - 6 Jan 2016

    Shop and Exhibition open 10am - 5pm.
    Visits leave daily 11am, additional visit at 2.30 May - September, (3.30 visits on weekdays only in July & August)
    Paddock open Easter - New Year

    Fully Closed Mid January to Mid February

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    Adult Hill Trip £13.00 per ticket
    Adult Paddocks & exhibition £3.50 per ticket
    Child Hill Trip (6 - 16) £7.00 per ticket
    Child Paddocks & Exhibition (6 - 16) £2.50 per ticket
    Concession Hill Trip (60+ / Students) £10.00 per ticket
    Concession Paddocks & Exhibition (60+ / Students) £3.00 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Shop

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities Public Toilets are located at the Forestry Visitor centre 100m from the Reindeer Centre.

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point Disabled parking is located in front of the main centre and provides wheelchair access to the Paddocks & Exhibition.
    • Free Parking On-Site Free parking is located down on the main road below the main centre.
    • On Public Transport Route Buses run hourly from Aviemore to Glenmore where we are located.

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed As wolves/ canids are the natural predators of Reindeer, unfortunately dogs are not permitted in any area where reindeer are present.
    • School Groups Welcome

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Aviemore railway station. Turn south down main street, then east on B970, Ski road towards Glenmore and the Cairngorms. 6 miles along this road on the left hand side. Our establishment is situated above the junction to Glenmore lodge.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Inverness airport. take the A96 west to Inverness, approximately 6 miles. Then south on A9 to Aviemore. Then east on B970, Ski road towards Glenmore. Establishment is on the left hand side, above junction to Glenmore lodge.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 3

    Parking

    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities

    General

    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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