Paddocks and Exhibition
The Reindeer Centre and Paddocks are currently closed, reopening in late March at the earliest.
From Easter to New Year a small group of reindeer are cared for down at the Reindeer Centre in Glenmore. The reindeer here are alternated regularly with the reindeer on the hill and we often choose reindeer for the Paddocks who may benefit from a slightly easier life off the hill. The Paddocks are self guided, are open from 10am-5pm daily and 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. Do bear in mind that the daylight does start to go from about 4pm onwards in mid-winter, and while there are floodlights in the Paddocks, visibility will unavoidably be a bit reduced.
Please note that whilst you will get a close up view of the reindeer here, there is no direct contact with them and no opportunity to feed them.
With the current distancing restrictions still in place, we have to restrict numbers in the Paddocks, so are offering timed 30-minute-long slots, which can be booked online here (until the day before) or in person in the shop on the day (if there is still availability). If it won’t allow an online booking for a specific time slot, it is because the capacity has been reached, so please try a different time slot. Please ensure you arrive AHEAD of your slot, as you only have that 30 minute slot to look around before you need to leave to allow the next group access. If you arrive late, you will only have the remainder of your slot, and bear in mind there may be a queue, so come early!
Please note that a few areas of the exhibition will remain closed for now, and additional craft activities for children that we have done in the past, such as antler making, are currently unavailable. Also, please note that our usual Christmas activities in the Paddocks, ‘Christmas Fun’ unfortunately won’t be happening this year, and Santa will sadly be unable to visit us.