Loch Garten Osprey Centre | Day Out With The Kids

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Loch Garten Osprey Centre

Aviemore, The Highlands, Scotland

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor

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 05:30 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!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Nethy Bridge, Aviemore, The Highlands, PH25 3EF, Scotland


Click here to visit Loch Garten Osprey Centre's website
01479 831476

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Reserve is open all year around.

Osprey Centre


Monday to Sunday 05:30 - 08:00

April through August

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00



Adult: £5

Concession: £3

Child (under 16): £2

Family: from £10


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