Keeping the whole family happy on holiday can be hard work, especially if you're juggling sulky teenagers, toddlers and squabbling siblings. What better way to create harmony than by coaxing the family out for an animal-themed excursion? Happy memories await you at the many wonderful wildlife attractions across Scotland.

Into the wild

Become an intrepid explorer at National Nature Reserves, vast wildlife parks and forest trails which are teeming with wild things, allowing you the chance to come face-to-face with Scottish animals and experience their natural habitat first-hand.

Book a guided wildlife tour for your best chances of spotting animals such as red squirrels, red deer and eagles.

Lions, tigers and bears - oh my!

You can see lots of exotic species in Scotland, from the UK's only giant pandas at Edinburgh Zoo to the only Japanese spider crab in Scotland at the SeaLife Loch Lomond Aquarium. Many of our top attractions have animals and reptiles from all over the world, as well as the rare local species from Scotland.