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Opening Times

The Park is open every day of the year* apart from the 25th of December.

April to October 10 am to 5 pm (last entry 4 pm)
July to August 10 am to 6 pm (last entry 5 pm)
November to March 10 am to 4 pm (last entry 3 pm)


*Winter opening:
On days with deep snow and ice, please telephone us before starting out on your journey to avoid disappointment (01540 651270).

Dog owners -

Please note, that as of 1/1/17, dogs will not be permitted into Highland Wildlife Park, including the car park. We are a conservation charity and animal welfare is central to everything that we do. Dogs may be a source of stress to some of the animals in our collection and we also want to prevent any welfare issues associated with leaving dogs in cars. There are a number of quality kennel facilities in the local area that we would be happy to recommend. 

Fully trained guide dogs and other registered assistance dogs are permitted in most areas of the Park. Assistance dogs in training are not permitted to enter.


Local kennel facilities:

Gemma Wright, located in Kincraig

Provides doggy daycare and home boarding

07751687207 or email: [email protected]

Aviemore Dog training  

Provides dog daycare for holiday makers               



[email protected]        


The Glebe Kennels,

Boat of Garten


Birchmoor Cattery & Kennels,



[email protected]


If you are looking for suitable dog walking areas nearby you can try the Speybank walk at Kincraig or the Speyside Way/Badenoch way near the Loch Insh Watersports Centre. Both Kingussie and Newtonmore have a good variety of walks. For more information visit

Loch Insh Watersports Centre has a dog friendly café (bar and balcony only) and is approximately 3.5 miles from the Highland Wildlife Park.