Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, Glenmore: Hours, Address, Cairngorm Reindeer Herd Reviews: 4.5/5

Cairngorm Reindeer Herd
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 is calving season! From May, Trips go daily at 11am and 2.30pm - follow a reindeer herder as you make your way up to the mountain enclosure & walk amongst reindeer 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 mountains. The walk takes around 20 mins each way & will cross some rough and muddy ground on the mountainside so make sure you’ve got sturdy footwear & nice cosy layers, plus waterproofs! Please make sure you book online via our website (up to 30 days ahead) and arrive in good time for your chosen visit. For those less able, from Easter, you can visit a small group of reindeer in the Paddock & Exhibition at the Centre.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Hazel R
Elgin30 contributions
Great trip
Dec 2021 • Couples
Amazing day out on the hills with the reindeer. Very informative and enjoyable. Thoroughly recommend
Written 3 December 2021
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Paul
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Beautiful experience
Nov 2021
An informative and uplifting experience - would recommend for anyone with an interest in reindeers, or animals and nature more generally. The scenic location and backdrop for the walk is breathtaking, and the expert knowledge of the guides was very interesting. The reindeer themselves are very sweet and were wonderful to behold in such close proximity.

Would certainly recommend appropriate clothing - be aware that you will be at the mercy of the elements for 1.5/2 hours whilst on the walk, however this was clearly communicated in the instructions we received from the centre when booking.

A visit to the reindeer centre shop is also recommended!
Written 2 December 2021
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lindamcconnachie
Greenock, United Kingdom11 contributions
A lovely experience.
Nov 2021
We took our Granddaughter to visit the reindeers in the paddock. She loved seeing the reindeer and hearing all about them from the guide who had lots of information to share. There was also an Elf's cottage and other indoor areas to explore with craft making and further information about the reindeer herd. The gift shop had some nice souvenirs and we bought a few. The staff were friendly and helpful. We all enjoyed our visit very much.
Written 1 December 2021
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Margaret O
4 contributions
Fabulous experience!
Nov 2021
We had a fantastic day on 26th November with the reindeer herd. The walk up to see them was lovely as it was snowing, and the staff were so professional and friendly, explaining everything about the reindeers.

I'd highly recommend this trip for both children and adults.
Written 30 November 2021
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Morgan H
1 contribution
Amazing day out
Nov 2021 • Couples
Amazing day out ! Our guide was so informative and got everyone involved in the trip. We had a great time and got some cracking photos. Will definitely be back!
Written 30 November 2021
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Lornaalison
2 contributions
Magical experience.
Nov 2021 • Family
We had a snowy day for our visit. So magical. Staff were great - really friendly and knowledgeable. It was touch and go if the road would be open due to snow but staff kept us informed throughout the morning. Beautiful scenery and plenty of feeding time with the reindeer. Just brilliant.
Written 29 November 2021
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Jamie L
Southport, UK3 contributions
Reindeer Visit
Nov 2021 • Couples
A great place to visit to experience reindeer up close and personal great for kids and adults staff where nice it snowed while we visited the centre to add to the experience
Written 28 November 2021
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crapcritics
2 contributions
Paddock Review only
Nov 2021
Easy to find, very friendly and knowledgeable staff, good price. The reindeer were brill, and at ease around humans and children (no touching allowed currently which is fair). Lots of information, good to get a fact sheet.

If thinking about the hill tour, remember suitable footwear! We only visited the paddock as didn't have the right shoes.
Written 25 November 2021
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davidgirling
Great Yarmouth, UK425 contributions
Fantastic Experience
Nov 2021
Walking amongst and feeding the reindeers was amazing. As an adult, i loved it. I can only imagine the joy that a child would get. The guides very very friendly and knowledgeable. The walk is easy enough, with only one small climb. Stunning vies as you walk to the reindeer and once on the hill side.
Written 23 November 2021
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Sophie
1 contribution
Great experience, well worth it
Nov 2021
Great experience, I booked this for my partner's birthday. The walk is very manageable and it is so worth it to see the lovely reindeer at the top. To be in amongst them and be able to give them a handful of food was lovely. It's also nice that you can stay for as little or as long (within reason!) as you want to. Beautiful scenery on the way up there too and a fantastic backdrop to the reindeer. All of the staff are also very friendly.
Written 22 November 2021
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