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The Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar

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Wildlife Area Nature / Park
Get an up-close look at Scotland’s wildlife at the The Scottish Deer Centre. Set on 22 hectares (55 acres) of Fife countryside, the center houses 14 species of other animals native to the region including otters, wolves, and several birds of prey. Attend a hawk handling to hear more about these amazing birds or help feed one of the hand-reared young deer. Take a treetop walk through the Witches Woods for a bird’s-eye view of the area. Before leaving, visit the center’s woolen mill store or Highland food and whiskey shop for traditional Scottish products to take home. A visit to The Scottish Deer Centre represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cupar vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • The deer centre is a really good day out. You can spend all day there as there is the animals and the walk way but also timed attractions, a park, an indoor play area, education room, cafe & shops. We...  more »
  • We had a beautiful day for our visit. I thoroughly enjoyed walking round the deer enclosures but worried a bit that some of the deer appeared rather skittish. If they had a bit more cover they might h...  more »
  • This is an amazing place, especially for children. Unfortunately when I visited, some of the animals declined to show themselves (no fault of the park). I never realised there were so many varieties o...  more »
  • Fun time spent with the kids - they got to go into enclosure with the deer and hand feed them which they loved - got some nice pictures, had a nice leisurely walk around and seen wolves, wildcats and moose. Falconry display was fun. Lots of covered areas to have a picnic or use the cafe, nice shop too. Play park in the woods too with a zip slide. Spent about an hour and a half here which was fine - £26 for family of four - can't complain at that surely
  • Decent for a family if you make a whole day of it. There are activities going on throughout the day and you'll want to get the most out of them, especially the falconry and carnivore feedings. The staff were generally friendly and engaged, and the enclosures are decent, although the wolf pen is indeed small for cursorial hunters. I have to ding it a star for the treetop walk being closed. It looks like it's been abandoned for a while, but you won't find this mentioned in their promotional blurb. The big negative was the egregiously sanctimonious lecture from the otter keeper. Carping on and on (and on and on...) and guilt-tripping your paying customers is a poor way to get them on-board with your cause. That frippet needs to zip it.
  • Popped in on our way back from St Andrews. Well worth the entry fee and some great sights. Red Fox, wolf's, birds of prey, bears! And of course deers. Great for getting some wildlife shots.
  • Brilliant place to take the kids as long as it is not raining. Look out for the animal feeding times, the otter's are my favourite.
  • Amazing place with a large variety of different species: Fallow, Red, Wapiti (American elk), European Elk (Moose), Chital (Axis deer), Hog deer, Barasingha, Reindeer, Sika deer, Milu (Pere david's deer), Bactrian deer, White-lipped deer and Chinese Water deer We managed to see them all except the Chinese Water deer, although the Chital were very shy too!