About The Scottish Deer Centre
What’s this attraction all about?
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 so you can feed them through the fence, 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.Read more...
What can you do there?
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 seating areas to stop and take a break during your journey, and once you’ve completed a circuit you can send the kids away to burn off some energy on the go-kart track and the indoor play area. There’s also a falconry section with a beautiful collection of birds of prey and the keepers put on daily falconry shows where you can get to watch the birds take flight up close. Also nearby is an enclosure for some playful otters, and yet again there are regular feeding shows for the animals.
Families will probably want to take a picnic along with them are there are a couple of areas to eat outside as well as a lovely little courtyard cafe if you fancy something cooked on-site. There’s a decent shop there as well which sells everything from whisky to clothes as well as a really good selection of Scottish made food to take home.
What I liked about this attraction
- It’s great fun feeding the deer
- Kids will love this attraction
- The falconry display is brilliant
What I didn’t like about this attraction
- I haven’t got any negative comments about this attraction
The Scottish Deer Centre,
Bow of Fife,
Prices and opening times
- Adults £8.50
- Children £5.70
- Children Under 3 Free
- Concessions £6.70
- 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
Craig Smith is your guide to the best attractions in Scotland. He loves exploring the Scottish wilds and is happiest when he’s knee-deep in a muddy bog in the middle of nowhere.