Christmas Fun

We hope to be running our popular “Christmas Fun in the Paddocks” in 2024, but are currently renovating the Exhibition area, so this will be dependent on our building works being complete. Please check back nearer the time for more details!

On December weekends in the run up to Christmas, our Paddocks are filled with tinsel and decorations, kids can complete a festive quiz (please bring a pen!), and Santa himself comes to visit. Santa can be seen in his special hut (occasionally he even has chocolates to hand out!).

The Paddocks are perfect for children and for visitors who are unable to go on the Hill Trip. They are wheelchair and pushchair accessible, and as well as being able to see the reindeer, there is lots of information about every aspect of reindeer and quizzes for children. This is the perfect alternative for those who can’t take part in our Hill Trips due to the weather or difficult terrain, offering a personal introduction to the reindeer in the more sheltered conditions in the glen.

As always, around four of our beautiful reindeer will be on display, though please note that they are across the other side of a fence and that whilst you will get a close up view of them, there is no direct contact with them and no opportunity to feed them. There is also an informative exhibition with lots of information about our herd, reindeer in general and other wildlife in the vicinity.

Bookings can be made online from 30 days in advance – we highly recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment (particularly on Christmas Eve – all tickets are likely to sell out in advance on this date!). 

Prices for 2023 were £5 per person (adults/seniors/students/children aged 3-16) with children aged 0-2 free of charge.

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