The Scottish Deer Centre
The Scottish Deer Centre is set in the Fife countryside and covers over 55 acres. The collection includes 14 species of Deer from around the world, Fife’s only Wolf pack, Otters and other rare Scottish species including the Wildcat. The centre also hosts the Raptor World Bird of Prey centre! There are daily Bird of Prey shows.
Other than the animals there is plenty to occupy the children including fantastic play areas, go-kart course (free), play park area including aerial runways and a gift shop.
There is also on site shopping including woolen mill shop, cafe and souvenir shop.
If you want to adopt an animal (for a fee) you can do this too.
We spent a wonderful afternoon at the centre and you really can get up close to the animals. We saw lots of different species of deer and other animal such as wolves, wild cats and bird of prey. When we visited an enclosure was being prepared for soon to arrive European Brown Bears which should add an extra appeal to the park.
The children really enjoyed the go-karts and the play park areas. There was also feeding of meat to the wolves and an educational talk which the children and adults really enjoyed.
As per usual in Scotland the weather plays a big part in the enjoyment levels. The day we went was lovely and sunny. The main of the park requires you to be outdoors therefore best visit on a dry day.
The family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children was £26. This is typical of the prices charged for these kind of attractions in Scotland but other similar themed attractions do seem to have more to offer in terms of animal varieties, numbers and facilities
Overall it was an excellent visit and it was enjoyed by all.
Our Verdict: Good Egg!!
Children Under 3 Free
Family 2+2 £26.00
Family 2+3 £31.00
From South and Forth Road Bridge.
Follow the M90 past Kinross then exit motorway at J8 for St Andrews (A91) follow the A91 through Gateside and Auchtermuchty. At Melville Lodges roundabout take 2nd exit, continuing on the A91 for approximately 1.5 miles and you’ll find us on your right.
From North and Tay Bridge.
Follow the A92 for approximately 14 miles then at Melville Lodges roundabout take 1st exit on left, following the A91 for 1.5 miles and you’ll find us on your right.
Follow the M90 (Edinburgh) to junction 9 and exit left onto A912 and follow for approximately 2 miles. At the roundabout take 1st exit on to A913 (Newburgh, Cupar) keep on the A913 through Newburgh and exit right on to the B937 at Lindores. Follow the B937 to Collessie and turn left onto the A91 (Cupar, St Andrews) at Melville Lodges roundabout take 2nd exit following the A91 for 1.5 miles and find us on your right.
From Stirling and West
Follow the A91 east for approximately 21 miles through Alva and Dollar, then turn left on to M90 ( Perth) for 2 miles and exit M90 at J8 for St Andrews. Follow A91 through Gateside and Auchtermuchty and at Melville Lodges roundabout take 2nd exit, following the A91 for 1.5 miles and you’ll find us on your right.
From St Andrews
Follow the A91 west for approximately 13 miles through Dairsie and Cupar, and you’ll find us on your left.
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