Highland Wildlife Park

Highland Wildlife Park, Kingussie: Hours, Address, Highland Wildlife Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Highland Wildlife Park
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks
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
Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountains and tundra in our spectacular setting. Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot. With everything from wildcats to polar bears don't miss the Highlands' wildest day out!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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AndyT
12 contributions
Great day out
Jun 2021
Visited the park for the first time and can say that we were not disappointed. Everything was well run and well setup during these difficult times, walkway's were sign-posted as either one way or keep to the right to avoid close contact and there were plenty of sanitising stations. The animals almost all came out to see us, the wolverine must have been hiding that day and the snow leopards were either lounging around or being active in the other side of their enclosure to us.

Would recommend going round the driving bit a couple of times, we did it first and last so you can see all the animals at different times of the day.
Written June 11, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review and for your support for our wildlife conservation charity! This is some great advice for other visitors - a few trips around the drive through really increases your chances of spotting the baby animals in the herds, especially if it's at different times of the day. Hopefully you will be able to visit again to see our snow leopards and wolverines - we would love to welcome you back.
Written June 12, 2021
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Jennifer LB
1 contribution
Brilliant, safe, day out.
Jun 2021 • Family
Brilliant day out, the first for me, my mum, and my son in well over a year! The measures put into place to ensure staff and visitors stay safe from risk of exposure to COVID19 made us feel very confident, and in fact even made our visit (which we try to do annually) our best ever. For example, we've never had such a great view of the snow monkeys before, and this was thanks to the one way system and reduced seating outside the cafe. We didn't really miss the feeding sessions as in the past they have been quite crowded and difficult to see anyway. We all had a fantastic time. Keep up the great work!
Written June 8, 2021
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Hi 764rupertb, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re delighted you enjoyed your visit and felt safe! Every ticket, membership, and purchase in our shops and café helps our charity feed and care for the amazing animals here at Highland Wildlife Park and supports wildlife conservation work in Scotland and around the world. Thank you so much for your support. If you have any further feedback please do get in touch via wildlife@rzss.org.uk 💙
Written June 8, 2021
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Colin C
3 contributions
Amazing
Jun 2021 • Family
We had a fantastic day at the wildlife park well laid out loads of animals to see gutted we were too early to see the tiger cubs also we were loved out trip to the gift shop well stocked loads of choice and the staff member who served us was friendly knowledgeable and really left a great final memory for the day I think her name was moira if you see this thank you
Written June 7, 2021
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Hi 764rupertb, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re delighted you enjoyed your visit and we'll be sure to pass along your feedback to Moira! Every ticket, membership, and purchase in our shops and café helps our charity feed and care for the amazing animals here at Highland Wildlife Park and supports wildlife conservation work in Scotland and around the world. Thank you so much for your support. If you have any further feedback please do get in touch via wildlife@rzss.org.uk 💙
Written June 8, 2021
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Rupert B
Banbury, UK20 contributions
Stunning setting
May 2021 • Family
Polar bears + stunning scenery! We booked last minute as we couldn’t get into Edinburgh Zoo, and we didn’t regret it. This is a wonderful setting for a wildlife park, with some really interesting animals. We arrived quite late in the day, and were lucky enough to see a lot of the animals being fed. Would thoroughly recommend if you are near Aviemore. Recommend booking ahead (we booked on the same day).
Written June 5, 2021
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Hi 764rupertb, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re delighted you enjoyed your visit! Every ticket, membership, and purchase in our shops and café helps our charity feed and care for the amazing animals here at Highland Wildlife Park and supports wildlife conservation work in Scotland and around the world. Thank you so much for your support. If you have any further feedback please do get in touch via wildlife@rzss.org.uk 💙
Written June 8, 2021
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YBuzz
8 contributions
Fun with animals
May 2021 • Family
Beautiful weather, got to see most of the animals despite them searching for shade. Good one way systems to avoid congestion, pity the animal feeding wasn’t on a usual. Hopefully next year it can be back to normal.

One of my favourite animal parks as the animals have lots of space.

Car parking would benefit from car charging ports.
Written May 31, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for your lovely feedback, we will certainly pass these points on. As we are a charity, your ticket helps feed and care for our amazing animals here at Highland Wildlife Park and supports wildlife conservation work around the world - thank you!
Written June 1, 2021
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Tommy T
1 contribution
Fantastic day out
May 2021
Absolutely fantastic day out with my two young grandsons, aged 3 and 2. Lots of animals and a play park beside the picnic area. Icing on the cake was when we drove round the main reserve and the polar bear had just been fed so it was in full view for my grandsons who were so excited as that was the main reason they wanted to visit. First class social distancing measures. Parking well organised and very helpful staff. I would highly recommend a visit to this park.
Written May 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for your lovely feedback. As we are a charity, your ticket helps feed and care for our amazing animals here at Highland Wildlife Park and supports wildlife conservation work around the world - thank you!
Written June 1, 2021
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ian h
Broxburn, UK73 contributions
enjoyed
May 2021
spent a good 2-3 hours roaming around seeing all the animals on foot then drove round the rest of the park to see the rest, nice day ou
Written May 30, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for your lovely feedback. As we are a charity, your ticket helps feed and care for our amazing animals here at Highland Wildlife Park and supports wildlife conservation work around the world - thank you!
Written May 31, 2021
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lynspop
Scotland, UK235 contributions
Well worth a visit!
Apr 2021 • Couples
We had a lovely morning at the Highland Wildlife Park and would definitely return again.
It’s worth knowing that you should definitely book your tickets in advance at the moment. Several cars ahead of us were turned away at the gate because the park was fully booked for the day (we were there for the park opening at 10am).
The park is split into 2 areas- one drive through area and another you can walk around. Terrain is varied with quite a bit of uphill walking if you want to take in the whole park. Good play area for the kids and a lovely gift shop with a selection of goodies to take home. The scenery is stunning at the park and there are many photo opportunities
Written May 30, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for your lovely feedback. We are asking everyone to book in advance at the moment as we have limited visitor numbers. As we are a charity, your ticket helps feed and care for our amazing animals here at Highland Wildlife Park and supports wildlife conservation work around the world - thank you!
Written May 31, 2021
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Jakethurlow
2 contributions
Fantastic day out
May 2021 • Family
Fantastic day out. Enjoyed by both adults and kids. Wide variety of well looked after animals, well informed and friendly staff, plenty of toilet facilities( very necessary with young children) good play park.
Only very slight complaint would be that the cafe food could be more varied, healthier. Seems to be the main complaint I have with everywhere we’ve been this week.
Other than that, would highly recommend for a great fun family day out. We were there for six hours.
Written May 27, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for your feedback - we will certainly pass this on to our catering team. As we are a charity, your ticket helps feed and care for our amazing animals here at Highland Wildlife Park and supports wildlife conservation work around the world - thank you!
Written May 28, 2021
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johnpZ4299KQ
Sidmouth, UK417 contributions
Top zoo
May 2021
A good friendly zoo with a limited number of animals in easy to see enclosures or the drive-through .Covid distancing observed
Written May 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for your lovely feedback. As we are a charity, your ticket helps feed and care for our amazing animals here at Highland Wildlife Park and supports wildlife conservation work around the world - thank you!
Written May 25, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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