15 fun things to do in December
1/15 Meet the reindeer
Reindeers aren’t just for Christmas, but this is a lovely time of year to meet them! This December Cairngorm Reindeer Herd in Scotland will offer a daily guided hill trip with a reindeer herder to visit and feed the free-range herd of deer on the mountains (you’ll need good walking shoes, warm clothes and to be fit!).
A Paddock visit is perfect for children and for visitors who are unable to go on the hill visit. They are wheelchair and pushchair accessible, and as well as being able to see the reindeer, there’s a chance to visit Santa’s Bothy and the Elves’ House and find the answers to a quiz. Feeding’s not allowed here (the reindeer would get too fat!) but you might get the chance to touch their velvet-soft noses if they come up to the fence!
When/where: Through December, Cairngorm Reindeer, Glenmore, Inverness-shire
Price: Hill Trips are £13 for adults, £7 for children, Under 5s free. Visits to the Paddock are £3.50 for adults, £2.50 for children, Under 5s free