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The Scottish Deer Centre
Bow of Fife
Telephone: 01337 810391
Prices and opening times
Children Under 3 Free
Family 2+2 £26.00
Family 2+3 £31.00
Opening Hours: Open every day (except Christmas and New Years Day)
1st July – 31st August: 10am – 5:30pm
1st Sept – 30th June: 10am – 4:30pm
Set in over 55 acres of the stunning Fife countryside, The Scottish Deer Centre is an expansive park which holds 14 species of Deer from around the world, as well as Wolves, Otters and Wildcats. The park can be easily walked around via the well-maintained paths, and the Deer can be clearly seen in their enclosures. In fact, this is one of the few animal parks where you can get really up close and personal with the animals thanks to the bags of food pellets that you can purchase on arrival. As soon as the Deer see you with the food they’ll come running over, and you can feed them through the fence and gently pet them, although being semi-wild animals they can sometimes be a little skittish if you try to touch them. It’s quite an experience though, and kids will love feeding these gentle animals.
The enclosures are beautifully maintained and are a real pleasure to walk through, with Deer taking up the majority of the site, and Bears, Lynx and Wild Cats inhabiting the remainder. There are several places to stop off for a picnic during your journey, and once you’ve completed a circuit you can send the kids off to burn some energy on the Go-kart track and the indoor play area. There’s also a falconry section with a beautiful collection of Bird of Prey, and daily falconry shows where you can get to watch the birds as they stretch their wings. Close by is an enclosure for some playful Otters, and yet again there are regular feeding shows for the animals.