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“Great day out”

Highland Wildlife Park
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Kingussie
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountains and tundra in our spectacular setting. Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area on foot. With everything from Scottish wildcats to polar bears don't miss the Highlands' wildest day out!
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Came back to park for first time in couple of years..great day out. Good to see animals have so much space, great value for money

Thank judecolligan
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We drove up to the park simply in the hope of seeing the new Polar bear cub and we were not let down. As soon as we parked we made our way to the female polar bear enclosure which had a huge area for the bears to roam around. As we walked up the path we could see all these dejected people walking back disappointed as the bears had not been seen. We arrived at viewing area and within a few minutes Mum and cub came out of their enclosure and made their way down to a small area of water and under the watchful eye of Mum the two went in for a swim. The truly magical moment was when they were finished
Mum helped her cub out of the water by using one of her front paws to scoop the cub out of the water. The viewing area is a distance away from where the bears are so it is useful to have a pair of binoculars or a camera with a good zoom lens to get the best views. After that experience the rest of our visit was a bit of a letdown though the other animals were nice to see especially the snow leopard and the Scottish wildcats. Glad we went, even if the entrance fee is pricey.

Thank ian f
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Came here today. Great ward and sunny day. Staff were helpful. Saw the polar bear cub with its mum. Wow. Great other animals too and wonderful setting and great view. Worth the admission price.

Thank Laurence B
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is a cross between a safari park and a zoo. You drive round the park seeing animals wandering free in an environment that may not be natural to them but is keeping them, and in some cases their species, alive. You then park up and walk around the enclosures. All animals appear happy and well cared for. I was lucky enough to see the baby polar bear, highlight of the trip.
The cafe facilities on site are good as are the car parking areas. I would recommend this trip to visitors to Scotland and locals alike.

Thank Jintz7
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Went to this park to see the baby polar bear. Great value for money. Lots to see. Was told you can drive round the park in about an hour, it really only takes about 35 - 40 mins. We then parked up and walked around the public walkways, definitley best way to see more animals and to see them up closer! We were fortunate and timed it right that the baby polar bear and mummy came out into their paddock area which was only for a few minutes but still nice to see, only issue was the public viewing area was quite far away from where they were and you really needed to have binoculars to see the baby properly. There were plenty of benches in the public areas and many people were having their picnics, something we never thought to do! The best thing for kids were the monkeys! They are next to the restaurant easily visible through the glass partitions! We spent nearly 3 hours at the park but could have easily spent another two if we were having our lunch/picnic there, good value for money!

Thank elaine c
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