We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Visit Santa's Reindeers” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

Cairngorm Reindeer Herd
Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, Scotland
+44 1479 861228
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Aviemore
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Visit Britain's only free-ranging herd of reindeer in their natural environment. Follow your guide as they lead you up to the reindeer's mountain enclosure. Once there, your guide will tell you all about the reindeer and you can walk amongst them, stroking them and feeding them by hand.Don't fancy the hill trip? For those less able, from Easter to New Year, we have a small group of reindeer in the paddock at the Centre itself. For younger visitors, there is a quiz, you can make your own badge, or make an antler headband.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
“Visit Santa's Reindeers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Had a great time with my grandchildren, they loved being so near the reindeers, they also loved visiting Santa & the Elves houses and doing the quiz and making their own badges to take home with them. Worth a visit if in the area - it would be lovely visiting in the winter with the snow on the ground.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

318 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    241
    53
    15
    2
    7
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“I go every year....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I've been going for almost 20 years. It's always exciting to be so close to such beautiful animals and be able to feed them. Very good value considering the experience!

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Westerham, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful views and baby reindeers too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

A great afternoon in the Highlands amongst the wild reindeer. A chance to feed them as well which is great experience. We were fortunate that it was baby reindeer time and there were plenty of little ones that Father Christmas may be using in the future! It is the highlands after all so be prepared for the 20 minute walk up and down the mountain side but the scenery is amazing, definitely worth it.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nairn, United Kingdom
1 review
“I love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The Reindeer Centre is a must see if you are in the area. I first visited the centre in 1989 (I think) and I adopted a gorgeous reindeer called Mint (well parents adopted for me). I try to go back as often as I can. At the back of the centre is a paddock with a small number of friendly reindeer and an exhibition centre which tells you all about the history of the reindeers, the centre and the founders.
There are guided tours up to see the reindeers in the mountains and I highly recommend this if you want to get up close and personal with Santa's chauffeurs and you can also go on a trek with reindeer - I haven't done this yet but it's on my to do list.
The staff are very helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable about the work.
Thank for another great visit today!

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Belleville, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Unusual opportunity to interact with rare animals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Love to see people working hard to preserve wildlife, and this is an opportunity to support such an effort, but also have fun! Our two boys, 8 and 6, enjoyed the hike from the carpark to the enclosure, and interacting with the reindeer, including feeding them! I would recommend this attraction to any any visitor to Aviemore (unless there are mobility issues) especially if you have children....they'll love it!

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cairngorm Reindeer Herd also viewed

Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms
 
Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms
Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms
 

Been to Cairngorm Reindeer Herd? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cairngorm Reindeer Herd, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.