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Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
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A Fun Experience with Rare and Beautiful Animals

This is a great experience for all the family. The nice visitor center and the paddock with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hanan R
Really interesting, great knowledge staff, a bit pricey

Great staff, explain everything well, where to go, what to do, what not to do, and great knowledge... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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The hills are turning green, the sun is mostly shining and spring is here to stay! Take a visit to see Britain’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer in their natural habitat. May is an exciting time for us reindeer herders as antlers are beginning to grow and it’s calving season! Visits go every day at 11am and 2.30pm 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! Spaces are limited so please arrive in good time for your chosen visit. For those less able, from Easter to New Year, you can visit a small group of reindeer in the paddock & exhibition at the Centre, quizzes and crafts for children.
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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great experience for all the family. The nice visitor center and the paddock with reindeer is just a first glimpse. The real thing is visiting the herd, spending time with the friendly reindeer, hearing about them and feeding them. The guides are...More

1  Thank Hanan R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great staff, explain everything well, where to go, what to do, what not to do, and great knowledge about the reindeer and history of the centre etc. All in all a great experience, just a little expensive.

1  Thank LF73
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a lovely morning with Ruth going up into the Cairngorms to meet the boy reindeers and give them some late breakfast. It’s clear Ruth loves the reindeer, and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of reindeer and can name each of the reindeer you meet. This...More

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Didn't time our visit for the walk to see the herd but paid for paddock entry at the centre and observed 4 reindeer there. They were lovely and fascinating and the exhibition was informative. Saw some wandering wild up near the funicular car park. Well...More

Thank LinaYorkshire
Reviewed 5 days ago

I did not set out to find or feed reindeer when we left on our family holiday to Scotland. However, we were charmed by the Cairngorm National Forest and the Osprey Centre so we took a chance and visited the reindeer herd. In many ways,...More

1  Thank Napawright
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did not take part in any of the organised experiences, instead we just popped in when passing. It was lovely to see the reindeers and read the history of why they are in the area. The information boards were interesting but to the point.

Thank Victoria T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Today was our third visit to feed the reindeer on the hill, a beautiful experiance and we we will return in September. David has a great depth of knowledge about the deer and gave a well informed talk to a large group before we went...More

Thank fergsbriargap
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been wanting to feed the reindeer for ages and we finally got time to do it on our honeymoon last week. It was a great experience and brilliant to be on the hill with the reindeer. Our guide (Ruth I think) was very informative...More

Thank Ceres41
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little nervous going into this adventure - I really wasn't sure if this experience was going to be worth the drive, precious travel time, 20-minute hike and 14 pounds per person. I was pleasantly surprised to find it totally was! The hike...More

2  Thank JessicaF1227
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 2cnd time up with the reindeer herd. It's amazing how excellent these gentle giants can be. You can get up close with the herd and feed and/or stroke them. They don't kick or cause any harm much may pinch some food from...More

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3 August 2017|
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Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry for the slow reply! You should allow about an hour for the Paddock area with a 6 year old, as they will be the ideal age for all the children's activities there. Best wishes Hen
Stephen S
9 June 2017|
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Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hi Stephen, As others have said, our prices are £14 for adults, £11 for concessions and £8 for children for the Hill Trip, and £3.50 for adults, £3 concessions and £2.50 for children for the Paddocks. Age 4 and unders are... More
Angel M
28 April 2017|
Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hello, There will be a guided Hill Trip to meet and feed the reindeer herd at 2.30pm on Monday 15th May. It is first come, first served for tickets, so try and arrive by 1.30pm on the 15th (tickets are not able to be... More