Camperdown Wildlife Centre

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A Wild Adventure in the Heart of Dundee!

Nestled within the lush expanse of Camperdown Country Park, Camperdown Wildlife Centre is Dundee’s premier destination for animal lovers and adventure seekers alike. Home to an impressive array of over 50 species, this wildlife haven offers an unrivalled opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most fascinating animals, birds, and reptiles. From the playful antics of gibbons to the serene beauty of snowy owls, there’s something to captivate every heart.

Highlights Not to Miss:

  • Gibbons, Snowy Owls, and Macaques: Marvel at the agility and grace of these incredible creatures.
  • Ring-tailed Lemurs and Marmosets: Discover the charming quirks of these adorable animals.
  • European Brown Bears: Experience the majesty of these magnificent bears at the Bear Broch Visitor Centre, a unique window into the past, providing a glimpse of ancient Scotland alongside modern conservation.

The Bear Broch itself is a marvel, replicating an ancient Scottish stone dwelling, the only abode likely to have existed when bears roamed wild in Scotland. Here, history and wildlife intertwine, offering educational insights alongside enchanting views of bears at play.

Plan Your Visit

Camperdown Wildlife Centre is open year-round, offering a variety of experiences that change with the seasons. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll among exotic birds or an educational tour that delves deep into the habits of nocturnal animals, Camperdown has activities for every interest.

Opening Times

The centre welcomes visitors throughout the year but always check our website or call ahead for the most up-to-date opening times and any special health and safety measures.

VisitDundee Recommends

  • Bear Broch Visitor Centre: Don’t miss the chance to watch the European brown bears from the large viewing window.
  • Animal Experiences: Book in advance to enjoy a hands-on encounter with some of your favourite animals.
  • Picnic Areas: Bring a picnic and enjoy a family meal surrounded by nature.

Camperdown Wildlife Centre is more than just a day out; it’s an opportunity to connect with nature, learn about conservation, and create lasting memories with loved ones. Whether you’re young or simply young at heart, a world of discovery awaits at Camperdown.

For More Information

Visit the official website or connect with on Facebook to stay updated on the latest events, animal arrivals, and special programmes designed to bring you closer to the animal kingdom.

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Key Features

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  • Disabled Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Gift Shop
  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Outdoors
  • Public Toilets
  • Restaurant/Cafe on site

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