Highland Wildlife ParkKingussie, The Highlands
Nestled in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the Highland Wildlife Park offers a unique blend of adventure, education, and natural beauty, making it an ideal destination for families. From native species to Scotland to the spectacular setting of the safari park.
Let's explore why this park is a must-visit for families looking for an enriching and enjoyable day out!
Things To Do
First, step into the animal kingdom at Highland Wildlife Park and meet the many amazing creatures that call it home, including the UK’s only bear cub to be born in captivity in 25 years! The park is home to an impressive array of animals, from Scottish wildlife like the elusive Scottish wildcat to international species such as the majestic Amur tiger, Bactrian camels and the playful snow monkeys. Observing these animals in enclosures that mimic their natural habitats offers an educational and exciting experience for kids and adults alike!
You can either choose to explore the animal enclosures by their drive-through reserve or on foot in their walk-round area (well you can do both!). With a wide range of incredible animals to discover from grey wolves, beautiful snow leopards and Japanese Macaque to the Northern lynx and a polar bear!
Discover snowy shores and see arctic foxes, snow leopards and Hedwig’s very own crew, snowy owls. The Highlands are the perfect place to rehome them but be sure you wear a cosy coat!
The park somewhat specialises in unusual animals, like two roly-poly red pandas, as well as the very beautiful and rare Amur tigers - meet Dominika and… Marty! Plus, as well as endangered animals, you’ll get the chance to meet some locals. Kids and grown-ups will love seeing the acrobatic Scottish Wildcats in action.
There's also the BRAND NEW Scotland Wildlife Discovery Centre opening this spring! Learn all about the history of the Scottish wildlife and the challenges they face. Discover the ways you can help protect nature and the actions you can take every day!
It'll be the revamp of the existing visitor centre, and will offer learning opportunities, plus community outreach programmes too!
The 105-hectare safari park is an amazing attraction for families to explore, especially if you're an animal lover! And guess what? There's amazing animal experiences you can discover!
With their Magic Moments, you can become a keeper! Get closer than you can imagine with the beautiful snow leopard, the magnificent Amur tiger or the icy polar bear.
Highland Wildlife Park is not just about observing the exotic animals or native animals, but learning about them too. The park offers educational talks and interactive sessions where families can learn about animal behaviour, conservation efforts, and the importance of biodiversity. These activities are designed to be engaging and accessible for all ages, making learning fun and memorable.
Attend the daily animal feed talks delivered by the expert animal keepers. Get to know more of your favourite creatures with animal talks and maybe catch a glimpse of a baby animal!
Activities for All Seasons
Regardless of the season, the park has something special to offer. Whether it’s the blooming beauty of spring, the lush greenery of summer, the golden hues of autumn, or the snowy wonderland of winter, each visit offers a new perspective and a fresh set of activities.
Food & Drink
Feeling peckish? Not to worry, there's plenty of grub to munch here!
Head to Antlers Cafe for a wide choice of tasty food and a gorgeous view of the Japanese snow monkey!! From homemade baked goods and refreshing drinks to moreish meals and snacks!
Why We Recommend Highland Wildlife Park For Families
Because it's THE destination where fun, education, and conservation join together! It’s a place where families can spend quality time together, learn about the natural world, and create lasting memories.
The park's location in the Scottish Highlands offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Families can immerse themselves in nature, enjoying scenic walks and the tranquil environment.
This connection with nature is not only relaxing but also vital for children's understanding and appreciation of the natural world. For a day out that's both enjoyable and enriching, Highland Wildlife Park is an unbeatable choice.
- Home to the first polar bear cub born in the UK in 25 years
- Help endangered species survive
- Meet arctic wildlife and more!
"A wonderful place with beautiful scenery. Plenty to walk/drive around to see. Plenty of animals with incredible facts from the staff. So glad to see a place that will help with the polar bear population and other animals. Liked watching the 2 male bears (Walker and Arktos) devour carrots and apples. Worth the journey. Also, Moss was cool." - Lee
Watch The Animals Through A Webcam
Curious about what your favourite creatures are doing? Tune in for a webcam session!
Hear that howling? Its the wolves living in Wolf Wood! You'll see the European wold pack and a herd of European forest reindeer too!
Scotland's Wildlife Discovery Centre!
A brand new area to Highland Wildlife Park is opening! Deep dive into the rich history of Scottish wildlife. From the legends of highland tigers to present-day animals!
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Pricing & Tickets
- Child (3-15) : £14.25
- Adult (16-18+) : £19.00
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Plan Your Visit
Typical visit time 4 - 5 hours
Suitable for Kids and Adults too
Yes, there is parking.
Parking is free