Things to do at Highland Wildlife Park review
The Highland Wildlife Park is a 260-acre safari park and zoo located near Kingussie in Inverness-shire, Scotland. It is located within the Cairngorms National Park and it has over 300 animals.
The zoo was first opened in 1972 and is run by the same society as Edinburgh Zoo. On show at the zoo are a variety of animals found in present-day Scotland, animals that were once present in Scotland and animals that can be found in mountainous regions all over the world. A visit starts with a drive around the main reserve in your car and you then move on to a walk-around area.
The main reserve is accessible either by your own vehicle or by joining one of their guided Land Rover tours. The reserve is home to European Bison, Bukharam camels and red deer plus elk, breeds of horse and more.
Within the park, they have a daily talks programme and you can see their five Amur tigers, plus there is a woodland walk with wildcats, eagle owls and more. You can walk on a raised walkway and enjoy a scenic route through the park. Wolf Wood is a walk around area and you may be able to spot their herd of European forest reindeer.
There is a polar bear-themed play area with a slide, a buddy board, interactive play elements and much more, The polar bears are one of the main attractions at the park.
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FAQ and Further Information Highland Wildlife Park
Is there food and drink available?
There is a coffee shop serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Wildlife Park with an unusual range of animals mostly from mountainous areas, drive-through and walk-through areas, plus a playground. There are toilets and a coffee shop.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher-priced. Walk-up prices include a 10% donation ( you can request not to have this charged ). An adult ticket is £18.50, children 3-15 £12.50. Under 3s are free.
Is there parking?
There is parking.
When are they open?
They are open every day of the year except for Christmas Day. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Only registered assitance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?