Summer is now firmly here to stay in the Cairngorms so why not take a visit to see Britain’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer in their natural habitat. Summer time is the time for shedding that thick winter coat, grazing and putting on weight for the reindeer as well as growing your new antlers for the year.
Visits go every day at 11am and 2.30pm (additional 3.30 in July & August) at this time of year, follow a reindeer herder as you make your way up to the mountain enclosure, walk amongst reindeer, stroking and feeding them as the herder tells you more about them. Situated in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park, you will also enjoy beautiful views of the Cairngorm Mountains. The walk takes around 20 minutes and will cross some rough and muddy ground on the mountainside so make sure you’ve got some sturdy footwear and some nice cosy layers!
Fancy something a wee bit different? During the summer we run half day reindeer treks across the lower slopes of the Cairngorms with an experienced herder. You will get the opportunity to lead your own reindeer as well as join onto one of our daily hill trips.
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.