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“Fantastic. saw the polar bear cub”

Highland Wildlife Park
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Kingussie
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountains and tundra in our spectacular setting. Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot. With everything from Scottish wildcats to polar bears don't miss the Highlands' wildest day out!
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Came here today. Great ward and sunny day. Staff were helpful. Saw the polar bear cub with its mum. Wow. Great other animals too and wonderful setting and great view. Worth the admission price.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is a cross between a safari park and a zoo. You drive round the park seeing animals wandering free in an environment that may not be natural to them but is keeping them, and in some cases their species, alive. You then park up and walk around the enclosures. All animals appear happy and well cared for. I was lucky enough to see the baby polar bear, highlight of the trip.
The cafe facilities on site are good as are the car parking areas. I would recommend this trip to visitors to Scotland and locals alike.

Thank Jintz7
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Went to this park to see the baby polar bear. Great value for money. Lots to see. Was told you can drive round the park in about an hour, it really only takes about 35 - 40 mins. We then parked up and walked around the public walkways, definitley best way to see more animals and to see them up closer! We were fortunate and timed it right that the baby polar bear and mummy came out into their paddock area which was only for a few minutes but still nice to see, only issue was the public viewing area was quite far away from where they were and you really needed to have binoculars to see the baby properly. There were plenty of benches in the public areas and many people were having their picnics, something we never thought to do! The best thing for kids were the monkeys! They are next to the restaurant easily visible through the glass partitions! We spent nearly 3 hours at the park but could have easily spent another two if we were having our lunch/picnic there, good value for money!

Thank elaine c
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

A group of 6 of us decided to head to the park for a day out.
The animal collection is impressive, and we really liked the fact it is all animals that come from a similar latitude and so the ‘northern’ theme allows visitors to see similarities and differences between animals from similar habitats.
We didn’t get to see the snow leopards which was a shame, but the wolves, elk and polar bears were very impressive.
The mix of walking around and driving was fine, but it did mean that some of the animals got less attention.

One real disappointment was the cafe. We got lunch and it was clear that they were understaffed, and the two ladies there didn’t really seem to know what they were doing. The buzzers they hand out to let you know food is ready were not being used properly, so although I was given one, the lady ended up wandering around with our flatbreads shouting that they were ready.
I asked for a china mug instead of using a single use cup and was given the most awful look - it was even commented upon by others in the queue!! The tables were dirty, the food was expensive and the service was poor.

It’s a shame that after spending a number of hours admiring the animals, our visit was marred by the poor experience in the cafe. The other staff we spoke to were really passionate and knowledgeable about the animal collection so the issues do seem specific to the cafe.

Thank Nikki G
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We had waited a long time to visit this Wildlife Park as we live a long distance away and we were definitely not disappointed. It was amazing to be so close to so many animals in a near natural environment. I particularly enjoyed driving round the Main Reserve. The bison and wild horses were so close and as interested in us as we were in them. There were so many photograph opportunities with the snow covered mountains in the background. Wheelchair access in the walk round area was fine with a companion but some areas were steep and there were some steps. I would have liked more details concerning wheelchair access when we arrived. However I appreciate the natural lie of the land and I think that I saw the majority of the animals. Some of the direction signs were also rather confusing. The talk on the wildcats and watching the Japanese Snow Monkeys were particular favourites.
A disappointment was the cafe. It was a very cold day but all hot food, jacket potatoes etc had been sold by 1300. Very poor planning.
We have every intention of returning, when it is warmer with a picnic!

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