Loch Garten Osprey Centre
Telephone: 01479 831476
Loch Garten Osprey Centre, which can be found at RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Reserve is the ideal spot to observe these magnificent birds, with fantastic views of birds on the nest, plus close ups thanks to their non invasive CCTV!
This ancient Caledonian pine forest is where the ospreys chose to come when they returned to Scotland to breed, and you can learn all about this and more from the helpful staff who are always on hand to answer any questions.
Binoculars and telescopes are on hand to add to your experience, including low set ones for the kids. A quiz sheet for kids is also available, plus a drawing table for the tots, meaning that everyone can get something out of their visit whatever their age.
The centre is also open daily during the spring for Caper watch (to see capercaillies, Scotland’s largest grouse), although you will have to be a bit of an early bird to manage the 5.30am opening time! The reserve is a great place to go for a walk too, with some excellent trails to follow, plus the chance to see dragonflies, crested tits, and even red squirrels!
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It may be worth checking out Loch Garten Osprey Centre's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Loch Garten Osprey Centre before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Details:
Reserve is open all year around.
Spring: open daily 5.30am to 8am
April to August: open daily 10am to 6pm
Prices & Admission
Child (under 16) £2
Family from £10
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