Highland Wildlife Park

Highland Wildlife Park

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Book your Highland Wildlife Park tickets for one of the best animal parks in Scotland

With over 200 amazing animals including native Scottish species, as well as rare and endangered animals from around the world, spend a day experiencing the bio-diversity of past & present-day Scotland!

The home of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland invites you to embark on a wild adventure at Kincraig's Highland Wildlife Park.

There's so many things to do and see at Highland Wildlife Park

Amidst stunning scenes of rolling hills and ancient forests, just seven miles south of Aviemore, encounter the remarkable array of animals:

  • Meet some of the most wonderful wildlife in the animal kingdom; amur tigers, snow monkeys, snow leopards, wolverines, red squirrels, elusive wildcats, bactrian camels and many more
  • See the only polar bears in Scotland!
  • Enjoy a drive through safari and experience wildlife from the comfort of your car
  • Experience the most majestic animals up-close in an environment that mirrors their natural habitats
  • Attend one of the captivating daily talks: Speak to the biggest animal experts about the biggest animals - from monkeys to tigers to polar bears
  • Learn about the site's animal conservation at the home of RZSS
  • Find out fascinating facts about the animals you'll meet on your visit
  • Take a packed lunch to enjoy in the picturesque picnic area or grab a bite from the on-site cafe
  • Indulge in delicious food from the outdoor food trucks and kiosks
  • Snap some incredible photographs of the magnificent sights you'll encounter
  • Visit the gift shop and buy a safari souvenir to help you remember your roar-some day

Experience the wild wonders and enriching encounters awaiting you at Highland Wildlife Park - where every visit contributes to the conservation of Scotland's diverse wildlife heritage.

Welcome to Highland Wildlife Park, an RZSS Conservation Charity with a bold vision

A gateway to the natural world where visitors can experience nature, Highland Wildlife Park have one united vision; to create a world where nature is protected, valued and loved.

Working at the forefront of species conservation in Scotland, RZSS will reverse the decline of at least 50 species by 2030 - including pine hoverflies and wildcats in the local Cairngorms National Park, to giant giraffes in Uganda and big anteaters in Brazil!

  • Book tickets now to Highland Wildlife Park, or check out the other RZSS site at Edinburgh Zoo!
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How to find us

Address: Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig, Kingussie, PH21 1NL

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By Car:

  • Sat Nav: PH21 1NL - Please note: Sat Navs are not always reliable in this area.
  • Parking: Free on-site parking.

By Train:

  • Aviemore: The main train station is in Aviemore. Regular trains from Edinburgh, Perth, Glasgow, Inverness and more stop here. 
  • Cairngorm National Park: There are multiple railway stations in the west of Cairngorm National Park. These are located at Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore, Kingussie, Aviemore and Carrbridge. 
  • Some trains may also stop at Kingussie which is only four miles from the park. 
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets
  • Picnic areas
  • Food and drink
  • Playground
  • Gift shop
  • Free parking 

Please note: Visitor Centre Information

  • Please be aware that the Visitor Centre is currently closed as it undergoes refurbishment.
  • The pop-up shop can be found in our Polar Kiosk, where you can browse a selection of toys and souvenirs of your visit.
  • Pop-up catering units are available near the carpark, with outdoor seating adjacent.
  • Further designated picnic areas available through across the park. 
  • The brand-new Visitor Centre will be opening in the coming weeks, however the cafe & gift shop will remain closed until late Autumn/early Winter.

Yes!

Aviemore's most popular tourist attraction is extremely accessible for wheelchair users. 

  • There are accessible toilets. 
  • Areas have broad boardwalks.
  • Restaurant and shops also have disabled access.

Yes! Highland Wildlife Park has an on-site restaurant that serves meals, snacks and drinks. 

Please note: Due to ongoing construction works, the cafe is currently closed. 

  • There are three outdoor kiosks offering a range of food and drink as an alternative until further notice. 
  • There are three food vans and a souvenir shop on-site. 

Unfortunately, only registered assistance animals are permitted on-site. If you wish to bring an assistance dog, please inform a member of the admissions team upon your arrival. Access to certain areas may be restricted. 

Please respect the team and visitors at Highland Wildlife Park and ensure:

  • All assistance dogs must be up-to-date with all inoculations
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead at all time under strict control
  • Dogs must not be allowed to defecate anywhere on-site. Incidents should be cleaned up by owners.
  • If the behaviour of the animals or your dog is affected, please move away from the area to ensure safety. 

Subject to weather conditions, Highland Wildlife Park is open every day of the year apart from Christmas Day. Last entry to the park is one hour prior to closing.

  • January - February: 10am-4pm
  • March - June: 10am-5pm
  • July - August: 10am - 6pm
  • September - October: 10am-5pm
  • November - December: 10am-4pm

The Highland Wildlife Park doesn't have an age requirement, so all visitors are welcomed! 

Please note: Due to Health and Safety reasons, all children aged 15 or under must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 16 or over at all times.

Highland Wildlife Park is commutable from Edinburgh, sitting seven miles south of Aviemore in the town of Kincraig. 

 

You're welcome to spend as long or as little as you like exploring Highland Wildlife Park, but many visitors recommend around three hours to make the most of your experience!

Located in Kingussie, Scotland, Highland Wildlife Park is home to 300+ animals.

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