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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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Great visit

I enjoyed the walk and the information they shared about the reindeer. There were lots of deer to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Montpellier, France
Lovely friendly people who care about their reindeer

We visited this centre last week and was impressed by the service and care staff gave to us and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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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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“hill walk” (35 reviews)
“hand feeding” (24 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed the walk and the information they shared about the reindeer. There were lots of deer to see and photograph.

Thank wetraveln0w
Reviewed yesterday

We visited this centre last week and was impressed by the service and care staff gave to us and their reindeer. I brought a sweatshirt and have not stopped wearing it as it is comfortable and well made.

Thank birdtraveller02
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great morning out on the hills, great guides and very interesting information. Being surrounded by wild reindeer and having the chance to hand feed them was a privilege - we loved it!

Thank Hootsmon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here today! It was excellent. For such a small attraction there was lots to do. Children loved doing the quizzes and colouring in as they went round. Thoroughly enjoyed making their antlers. Highlight was getting to feed the reindeer some lichen. Loved their badge...More

Thank fiwhy
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I stopped by here while in the Aviemore area and were so glad we took the time to check it out. We signed up for the daily reindeer excursion (which lasts about an hour and half) and involves a small, fairly easy...More

Thank Scallywag81
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved it the guide was so knowledgeable and what a fantastic experience. The children loved being up close and personal with the reindeers and they enjoyed having the opportunity to feed them and get their photos taken with them. They thought they were visiting Santa's...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We didn't take part in finding the heard however, just stayed at the visitor centre. It's great for kids all ages. It has a trail for finding elves that the kids love and some informative information about reindeer. Great wee stop on the way home.

Thank Fracas0404
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic few hours, a nice walk and then hand feeding the reindeer. The staff were approachable and knowledgeable and made the experience more enjoyable. We have been twice now and have no worries about going back again at a later point

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly unique attraction and one that families of all ages will adore. The experience of being up on the side of Mount Cairngorm feeding these wonderful reindeer by hand was a highlight of the holiday. My daughter has now adopted one 2 years running...More

Thank 464blackcat99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent time looking round the centre before meeting for the guided walking tour. Most enjoyable and really informative. You are able to spend as much time as you want with the herd and make your own way down. Really good experience.

Thank Hammilton2
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Catherine W
8 October 2017|
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Response from gszekely | Reviewed this property |
I think it can be snow there, as we have seen cablecar equipment for skiing - and this is a big investment, so logically there must be snow. If you want to see and feed the deers you better check their homepage - as I think... More
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