In these difficult times our adoption scheme is a lifeline for us, and will hopefully help keep the reindeer herd afloat. If you are in a position to help support us, you can adopt our very special free-roaming herd. All of us here at the Centre are incredibly grateful for your support.

For the long explanation, Hen wrote a blog explaining all about adoption… Or read on below for the highlights!

Adoption pack
For £42 per year, you can adopt our lovely reindeer herd and, in this way, help to maintain their enviable lifestyle on the Cairngorm Mountains. As an adopter, you become one of our valued supporters and in return for your financial support, you will receive a certificate and photograph of the reindeer, additional information about reindeer and souvenirs along with two newsletters over the year. You can also visit the herd for free (assuming we’re open – one person admitted free per adopt). The adoption subscriptions are spent entirely on the upkeep of the reindeer including their food and welfare in the form of medicines and veterinary care.

“Reindeer Adoptions make an unusual Birthday present for someone who has everything and an ideal Christmas present – supporting Father Christmas’s reindeer!”

Ready to become an adopter? Click here!

Adopted reindeerIf you’d rather adopt a specific individual, this is also an option. All of the reindeer in our herd have a name and are available for adoption, but we just put a small selection of our reindeer online. If you are planning to try to visit “your” reindeer, it is recommended that you choose a male. The reason for this is that our males spend more of the year in an accessible area where we are able to take you to visit them, whereas the females spend more time on the high tops. If you know of a different reindeer not shown online, then just get in touch via phone (01479 861228) or email and we’ll be able to arrange this for you. You can also select ‘Renewal/Other’ in the drop-down list and write the name of the reindeer you want to adopt in the ‘Special Date/Other’ box.

It is worth bearing in mind that whilst reindeer normally have a life expectancy of 13-14 years, some don’t make it this far, so choosing to adopt the herd as a whole may be a ‘safer’ option for those who may get too emotionally attached!

Individual reindeer available for adoption



Born: 2012
Mother: Sequin

Surely one of the most handsome members of our herd, Stenoa is big, bold and a star at pulling the sleigh at Christmas time!


Born: 2011
Mother: Jade

Independent and handsome lad who grows lovely antlers. Dependable member of our Christmas team, and loves his food.


Born: 2015
Mother: Tambourine

Tap is one of the shier members of the herd, but over the past few months her confidence has grown in leaps & bounds, mostly due to her greed!


Born: 2015
Mother: Dixie

Slioch is one of our shyer reindeer but he is growing in confidence as he gets older. He’s quite greedy so food is the way to his heart!


Born: 2013
Mother: Rusa

Roule is a bold, good looking lass with plenty of sass. She’s quite independent and self-confident. Can be a little aloof at times but enjoys her food.


Born: 2010
Mother: Ring

One of our more “mature” fellas, but Beastie doesn’t tend to act his age! He always wants to “help” with whatever is happening.


Born: 2015
Mother: Hopper

Supermodel Suidhe (pronounced “Soo-ey”) is a beautiful lass and she knows it! She’s rather highly strung but has grown in confidence with age.


Born: 2012
Mother: Fiddle

Gloriana is one of the more distinctive members of the herd, with her “joker smile” marking. She’s a confident, independent but friendly lass.

Ready to become an adopter?

Fill in the form below and pay via Paypal, debit or credit card.

If you are renewing, please select “Renewal” from the drop down list and enter your I.D. number in the final box.

If the adoption is for a special upcoming occasion, such as a birthday, note this special date in the box, otherwise leave it blank and we will date the certificate when we make up your pack. This date must be in the next eight weeks.

The default delivery address is the one linked to your Paypal account. If you would like it delivered elsewhere, there is the option to change this when you reach the Paypal page.

If you would rather pay over the phone, just give us a call on 01479 861228 during office hours.

Due to new data protection legislation, adoptions for children aged 16 or under can only be accepted with permission from the parent/guardian.

Postage area – please select based on delivery destination
Choose your reindeer
Adopter’s name:
Special date / Other

Please note that we are a small team and make up every pack by hand, so in busy periods it may take us up to a fortnight to get your adoption pack out to you, but we do our best to be quick! If your deadline is within the next week, we advise emailing/calling to check we will be able to get it to you in time.