The Scottish Deer Centre
The Scottish Deer Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Covering over 55 acres of countryside, the centre is home to fourteen species of deer from all over the world, Fife’s only wolf pack, otters and other rare breeds including the Scottish Wildcat. You can also come face to face with some amazing birds in the Raptor World Bird of Prey Centre. You’ll learn all about these amazing creatures and enjoy a day that is not only fun, but also provides a fascinating insight into the animal kingdom. More information about daily tours, feeding events, activities and dates can be found on the centre's website. After a busy day getting to know the animals, why not relax and unwind with afternoon tea in the café, or pick up a bargain at the woollen mill shop.Take a walk on the wild side and join The Scottish Deer Centre for a great day out the whole family will enjoy!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • IAN M
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing bird demonstration
    We went on a particularly hot day which meant the bear and otters did not appear. Deer were mainly sitting in the shade which is understandable. Hightlight of the visit was the bird demonstration. This was the best that I have seen. Beautiful birds landed right amongst the audience. Amazing. Friendly knowledgable staff.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 23 June 2023
  • aoconnor2603
    Cumbernauld, United Kingdom90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family day out!
    Great family day out! There were deer, bears, otters, birds of prey - plenty for kids and adults to see. There were 4/5 keeper talks on throughout the day. 2 large play parks - one inside and one outside. Lots of picnic tables and areas both inside and outside so good in all weather!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 July 2023
  • cmk
    Fife, United Kingdom92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent!
    Not been in a while and the place has improved so much! So much more to do, jumping pillow, karts and prehistoric dig. Went on a rainy day but still had fun. Pay what you can is still in place which is such an excellent idea! Just felt it was a really friendly, happy environment. Went on the tractor ride. So informative and fun! Unfortunately due to the weather didn’t see the bird display but we will be going back soon! If I had to have a negative comment it would be to update the toilets lol! Overall a great day!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 July 2023
  • FKSG
    Stirling, United Kingdom148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family day out
    A too day out for the family. The kids love feeding the deer and the play areas are great for little ones. I’d recommend taking the tractor ride and keeping some deer food for it, as the animals will come right up to you. Food options are not fantastic, so taking your own could be an option. Overall, a great day out and highly recommended for families.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 July 2023
  • kate
    Glasgow, United Kingdom22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    wonderful place
    Really enjoyed the experience itself. The woman that did the wolf talk (not sure of her name but she had a dog tattoo :) ) was great I was mesmerised the whole time and she was there at the end to answer any questions. The owl flying demo was also a must- brilliant! Me and my family really enjoyed our day, the only part that let it down ever so slightly was the 45 minute wait for some fries and in the cafe. Apart from that it was amazing.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Nicky C
    Glasgow, United Kingdom57 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family trip
    Really enjoyed the deer centre so much to do there for kids and its pay as much as you like just now. We seen the falcon display which was really good and the man doing the talks was great, gave lots of information about the birds he brought out and the birds fly really close to you. We had some lunch in the cafe which is reasonably priced for what you get although be prepared for a long wait for your food. We never got a chance to feed the deer as there was no feed left when we arrived. We walked round the deer enclosures which are massive. We never seen the bears. Got to see the wolf, wild cat, otters and Highland cows. There is a few play areas through the place which a good. Will definitely be coming back again.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Dawn L
    Grimsby, Canada270 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun day out with family
    It was a nice day out. Some parts are a little young for my 12 and 14 yr old boys but we still enjoyed our day. We fed the deer, which was fun and saw the birds of prey show. I loved the sea otters the best!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Jan S
    Barnsley, United Kingdom63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely day
    A lovely way to spend a day despite the weather. There are lots of different deer, many we'd never heard of. We were able to feed some of them which was fab. There are plenty of picnic tables available to sit at and the food truck is a welcome treat, especially the donuts!!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 2023
  • TrailBlazer555353
    Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic place!
    Such a lovely place, great for the kids with lots of activities. They loved feeding the deer and watching with other animals and birds. Was fascinating watching the wolves being fed. Go carts and air pillow were very fun too. The staff couldn’t do more for you, very friendly. Highly recommend!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Dayle forrest
    Inverkeithing, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Memorable Encounter
    I highly recommend The Scottish Deer Centre to anyone seeking a day of nature and wildlife. It's a place where you can connect with the beauty of Scotland's wildlife and appreciate the dedicated individuals working to protect it. As a couple, we relished the peaceful walks through the lovely woodlands and along tranquil paths. It was a delightful way to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The centre houses an impressive array of animals, from adorable red squirrels to playful otters. Each enclosure was thoughtfully designed, providing ample space for the animals to thrive in a naturalistic environment.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 2023
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Alan S
Chesterfield, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Came across this place kinda by accident, but it turned out to be a great day! We didn't realise how many different variety of deer there is. Loved seeing the Scottish Wildcats, the Brown Bears and all the birds of prey they had.
Feeding deer was fun too, you can buy a bag at the entrance.
Written 8 June 2024
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Macduff007
Cootamundra, Australia68 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
The centre is looking tired and old. Renovation was mentioned but not obvious. Some of the animal enclosures appeared to be empty and in some cases only one animal in the enclosure . There are a lot of areas for children to play and there were a few family groups there. The animal carers were friendly and helpful. To be fair we missed the scheduled feeding times and it was a cold, windy day.
Written 4 June 2024
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Patricia H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
Absolutely fantastic day out , staff and facilities are superb and the animals did not disappoint. Great range of play areas for kids. Cafe and shop very reasonably priced and good quality. Pay as you please system a wonderful idea during this cost of living crisis. Second trip here , paid in full, but most definitely great if on a tight budget. Highly recommend giving this wee gem of a place a visit.
Written 2 June 2024
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Bobby D
Lochgelly, Scotland, United Kingdom31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
Went today for a coffee in the Deer park cafe, l was greeted by a you woman who was cleaning the cafe front. She asked me if l was looking for someone, which l thought was a strange question. I said is the cafe open she say yes, she went behind the counter didn't wash her hands and asked what l wanted, l said a coffee, she went and poured me a coffee and charged me, then said there you are and gave me the coffee. No please no thank you just a dim look. She was dressed like she was going for a walk in the woods and looked like she was just got out of bed. Deer centre if this is your 1st impression for your customers l would look again.
Written 22 May 2024
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Traveler15498230279
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Badly needs a lot of maintenance. Mud, mud and more mud. Paths are under water or extremely muddy. You can't escape it. So very disappointed.
Written 12 April 2024
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Ronnie F
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The visit to the park with family, including our 5 year old granddaughter would have been a fun experience, but for the bird of prey section.

We all found it desperately sad to see beautiful birds either caged up or held tethered on posts outside. It is inappropriate in this day and age to see magnificent birds held in these conditions. The birds looked bored and bedraggled. The Deer Centre would be strongly advised to review its policy on the keeping of birds. We will be telling all our friends to avoid the Centre because of its cruel treatment of birds.
Written 9 April 2024
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Barbara M
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Return visit today with family. Been going to the Deer Centre for years. Today was a bit of a let down. VERY expensive visit with the Easter Bunny. £7.50 per child a bit excessive. The fairy garden was pathetic. Rotten bits of wood meant to be fairy houses , faded and flaking paint, not a fairy in sight. The play area interesting enough for older kids but... ONE baby swing is pretty poor. It means the tiny ones have to wait for a turn and we felt that there was plenty room for at least a couple more swings for them to use. I know the place is donation entry at the moment but it's still pretty expensive if you don't take food/drink along. Also... the price for the deer kibble is a bit steep for the little bag you actually get. Not impressed this visit I'm afraid.
Written 24 March 2024
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Brian P
Cupar, UK444 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
There is certainly lots to interest children at the Deer Centre and our grandchildren enjoyed there visit. However, the overall impression was pretty shabby. The paths were incredibly muddy and this contributed to a sense of inadequate maintenance. Damage the big model dinosaur and to the large frog had not been repaired and the fairy village, which had been a particular favourite on our last visit, seemed to have been abandoned totally. The Centre is to be commended for its 'pay what you are able approach and it was busy on the day we were there.
Written 22 March 2024
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Susan H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
A visit with childminding children on a very drookit day 🌧 Staff were incredibly welcoming and cheery! Pay as you wish, but always pay a decent amount as such a fabulous day out! We played in the ride-on car area and play area, had snack in the shed, enjoying a lovely coffee from the cafe. Then indoors to the soft play, where we ate our very tasty lunch from the cafe, which was very reasonable, and again the staff were superb! Can't praise the staff enough!! 😊
Written 14 March 2024
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Ronromiley2
Hazel Grove, UK30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Morning trip here where we saw the wolves, lots of different deer, fun otters, an elk and a fair few beautiful birds. We also had great cake and coffee and a trip into Edinburgh Woollen Mill. Lots for children to do as well.
Written 9 March 2024
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