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Q What does it cost?
Itís £4.50 per person entrance into the park, under 18months are free. All money received goes towards feed and improvements. You can post a letter to Santa in his post box, visit the grotto to watch a video message & visit his reindeer, we have miniature donkeys and an indoor barn with an indoor aviary and outdoor play areas.

Q. Do I need to book?
A. No bookings are necessary unless you are in a large group (over 15 people).

Q. Can we visit Santa?
A. Santa is busy in the North Pole getting ready for Christmas, included in the entrance fee you can visit his grotto where he has a post box, there is also a video message from Santa you can watch.

Q. Do the reindeer bite?
A. No, they are very friendly and in actually only have one bottom row of teeth, no upper teeth, however they are quite gentle at hand feeding and enjoy the company and attention.

Q. Can I book/hire your reindeer?
A. No sorry, our herd live on site all year round and are not available for shows or parties, you can visit them but they need to relax and rest up ready for their big day.

Q. Do I get to feed the reindeer and how close do we get?
A. The reindeer are very curious and friendly so come across to be hand fed although we cannot guarantee it but you will still be able to watch them up close, the reindeer are happy and relaxed in their home environment here, so please bear this in mind if they do decide to wander off for a bit.

Q. Do I need wellies?
A. There are paths down to the reindeer and a covered area to meet & watch them however you should dress appropriately for the time of year when it comes to gloves etc.

Q. Can I take my dog?
A. Sorry no dogs are permitted as they could scare the reindeer.

Q. How do I find you?
A. We are 3 miles from Ellon
Go past the garage leaving Ellon on the Tarves road (B9005), once out of Ellon take the first right, signposted for Ythanbank Fishery & Reindeer,
Then follow the road for 2.5 miles. We are on the left just before Ythanbank.
Postcode AB41 7TE

Q. Do you do group bookings?
A. Yes we do during the week, please contact us to discuss rates & availability.


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