The Scottish Deer Centre


For the last full day of our holiday, we went to The Scottish Deer Centre in Cupar.

Entry to the park was £36.70 for two adults and four kids, plus £2.50 for three bags of deer feed.

Scottish Deer Centre

The park is, as the name suggests, home to several different types of deer. It also has wildcats, birds of prey, otters, red foxes, red squirrels, a lynx, elk, wolves and a pair of brown bears.

Scottish Deer Centre

You can’t feed all the deer. Signs tell you which ones have a diet which includes the feed you can buy. If you have feed, the deer will run over towards you with, as Eve put it, “tickly tongues”. Luckily, they provide sinks and handwash to get rid of the deer spit.

Scottish Deer Centre

Scottish Deer Centre

There weren’t many photo opportunities as every pic contained wire fencing and the elevated area / treetop walkway was closed for repair. It was still pleasant to see the animals close up. The bears came right up to the fence giving the kids a great view.

Scottish Deer Centre

Scottish Deer Centre

As well as the animals, there was a decent sized outdoor play area. The park also had picnic tables, a large shop, pedal carts, a zip line and a not-so-impressive indoor slide.

Scottish Deer Centre

The otter feeding was interesting, although technical issues caused horrendous feedback which scared quite a lot of people away.

Scottish Deer Centre

The highlight of the day was the birds of prey display. Otis the Eagle Owl put on a cracking show. A falcon and a shy American Kestrel were also brought out for the crowd.

If you’re interested in visiting the 55 acre park, here’s a tip. WEAR WELLIES. Some of the paths were partially closed with a warning of muddy puddles.

It was a fun day trip with plenty to keep the kids happy. To be honest, I’d avoid it if it’s been raining a lot because the site seems to have trouble dealing with mud. Nevertheless, I’d recommend it for a trip.

14 Comments

  1. Rosemary Szuster
    10 April 2016
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    Looks interesting. You certainly visited lots of places in your week in Fife! Bet the kids had a ball!

  2. 15 April 2016
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    Oh wow this looks fab! My kids would love this as they are slightly obsessed with Father Christmas’s reindeer! A little far for us but looks like a lovely day out! Great value too!

  3. That looks huge fun to be able to feed the deer – very useful that they provide washing facilities too for all the deer saliva!

  4. 15 April 2016
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    This look like such fun not too bad price either by the sound of it. I’d so love to be sble feed the deers one day

  5. 15 April 2016
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    Deers are one one of my favourite animals. I think they look really beautiful and have such kind eyes, there’s also something very gently about them 🙂 Wearing wellies is a good tip when going around places like this one!

  6. 15 April 2016
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    wow this looks amazing I would love to go there.

  7. 15 April 2016
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    This looks like a fab day out. I love birds of prey displays x

  8. 16 April 2016
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    You got to get so close, bet the kids loved it! That bear is a little scary though!

  9. 16 April 2016
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    Oh wow I have never heard of there being a deer centre but they are truly beautiful creatures!

  10. 16 April 2016
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    Aw the Otter looks so cute bless him, possibly scared with people around all the time…

  11. 16 April 2016
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    I love discovering slightly different things to do and this sounds like a great day out!

  12. This looks like a lovely day out, shame about the muddy puddles though I bet is a lovely place to visit in summer. X

  13. 18 April 2016
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    Looks like so much fun! Deers are so beautiful.

  14. 2 May 2016
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    Deer are beautiful creatures. It’s good that they provide sinks and handwash around the park. Not enough places do this.

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