In recent difficult times our adoption scheme has been a lifeline for us, and will hopefully help keep the reindeer herd afloat for many years to come. 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 (one person admitted free per adoption). 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 reindeer

If you’d rather adopt a specific individual reindeer, this is also an option. All of the reindeer in our herd have a name and are available for adoption, but we do encourage adopting the herd as a whole. Whilst reindeer normally have a life expectancy of 11-13 years, some don’t make it this far, so choosing to adopt the herd as a whole is a ‘safer’ option where we won’t have to potentially deliver bad news! We put a small selection of our reindeer online, but if you know of a different reindeer not shown here, 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.


Individual reindeer available for adoption

Suebi “Sway-bee”

Born: 2016

Mother: Pony

Pony is a strong independent lass with a friendly character.

Torch

Born: 2012
Mother: Pavlova

A beautiful friendly lass with a big personality!

Ochil

Born: 2015
Mother: Addax

One of our breeding females, Ochil is a very friendly lass.

Dante

Born: 2017
Mother: Spy

Beautiful Dante can be a little bit shy but can be won round by food!

Morse

Born: 2018
Mother: Torch

Handsome Morse is one of our breeding bulls and grows lovely big antlers.

Clouseau

Born: 2018
Mother: Ibex

Sweet natured Clouseau is very friendly and a skilled member of our sleigh pulling team.

Olmec

Born: 2016
Mother: Emmental

Olmec can be a little independent but loves to meet new people.

 Poirot

Born: 2018
Mother: Pony

Poirot is one of our gorgeous breeding bulls – he loves to strut his stuff!

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 reindeer list and enter your I.D. number in the final box.

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 if the parent/guardian has given permission.

Reindeer: An Arctic Life

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In this enchanting book, self-confessed ‘reindeer geek’ Tilly Smith leads the reader through the extraordinary natural history of the reindeer with charming anecdotes about the Cairngorm reindeer herd. Hardback 188 pages.

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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.