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Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

#1 of 3 things to do in Glenmore Features Animals
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
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Paddock visit with wee ones

When the bigger kids were away I took the toddlers to the paddock area and my it was lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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xmas all year round.

This tour offers you so many lovely memories. You get to walk through so lovely scenery and you get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, 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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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre | Glenmore, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When the bigger kids were away I took the toddlers to the paddock area and my it was lovely. Reindeer were right in front of you and with lots of activities for the kids to do and see. They really enjoyed santas rooms and the...More

Thank 5babies2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour offers you so many lovely memories. You get to walk through so lovely scenery and you get to meet the reindeer and hand feed them. You get to admire the beautiful cairgorns that surround you in every direction. Dont be put off by...More

Thank renee1reece
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could not go on a safari visit but gad time to see the reindeer in the paddocks. A lovely place to visit, especially with young children. There were several activities for the children. Lovely to see all the reindeer close up.

Thank jspaulding2000
Cairngorm Reind... C, Public Relations Manager at Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comment. We're really glad to hear you enjoyed seeing the reindeer in the paddocks, and hopefully you'll get to come on the hill visit another time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful visit to the reindeer center. If you are physically able it is well worth the little extra cost to do the hillside walk. It is a short...maybe 20 minute walk to the herd. it is a little steep but not too...More

1  Thank taylorbrock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the stuff written previously about how good this is, the tricky walk etc is valid so no need to repeat all that. This was the number one thing to do on our holiday wish list, it delivered totally as the highlight of our time...More

Thank NorthamptonPhil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hill trip to see and feed the reindeer was the unexpected highlight of our week's holiday. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and the reindeer themselves are just wonderful. The walk there and back isn't to be taken lightly if you suffer with mobility...More

1  Thank Charles B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we did the paddock, not climbing the hill. the Reindeer not interested in coming close. The information centre was good. We did not have the time to do the main trip up the hill

1  Thank mitch507
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do the hilltop Walk and meet the reindeers in their natural environment. This is the only place you can see reindeer in Britain where they are able to roam freely in The Cairngorm Mountains. Our guide very good with lots of information. Wonderful experience for...More

Thank 1954Elizabeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great opportunity to get up close and personal with these lovely animals. The walk to meet them and the commentary from their carer made it even more special. There is a lot to learn about reindeer and it's wonderful to see them in this setting....More

Thank misspopeye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took part in the hill visit today to see the reindeer. Absolutely loved it! From the moment I entered reception to buy my ticket the staff were friendly and cheery and Ruth, who led our tour was energetic and engaging. It was interesting leaning about...More

Thank Sandra197808
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Stephen S
What is the cost??
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
Hola, buenas tardes. Somos 9 personas que nos gustaría ver a la manada de renos pero partimos de la isla de sky pasando por el lago Ness y despues iriamos a su centro para ver a los renos. Hay alguna excursión el lunes 15 de mayo sobre las 14:00? Gracias
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
Catherine G
What date do u open again in February?
2 January 2017|
Response from Cairngorm Reind... C | Property representative |
Hi There, We open back up again on the 11th of February. Visits are both weather and reindeer dependent at this time of year as we have to locate the herd every day and the mountain can be stormbound. It's definitely worth... More