March - September:
Daily 10am - 4:30pm
(last admission 3:45pm)
October - February:
Daily 10am - 3:30pm
(last admission 2:45pm)
Children (3 - 17 years)
Children under 3
Group rates also available; see zoo's website for details.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre is set within Camperdown Country Park, the largest public park in Dundee. The Park itself is set in the grounds of the magnificent Camperdown House, built in 1828 by the family of Admiral Adam Duncan, and named after his victory at the Battle of Camperdown in 1797.
The Camperdown Wildlife Centre is one of Dundee's most popular visitor attractions and is home to over 50 species of animals, birds and reptiles, mostly of British or European origin. The stars of the collection must be Comet and Star, the European Brown Bears from Russia. Other highlights include Lynx, Wolves, Lemurs, and Britains rarest mammal, the Pine Marten.
The Centre also holds frequent special events, such as animal handling and experience days. Over the last few years, the Wildlife Centre has undergone significant development, with many of its enclosures being upgraded.
Other attractions within the Park include a `state of the art' children's adventure play area, with sensory garden, a family fun fair, a cycling centre from which bicycles can be hired to take advantage of the network of paths through the Park. Also within the Park is an 18-hole golf course, and the Camperdown Leisure Complex, with an ice rink, a 9-screen cinema, an hotel, and a variety of family restaurants.
Templeton Woods is adjacent to the Park, with its own entrance, car park, and visitor centre. A network of trails is available for walking, horse riding or cycling, and from which a variety of Scottish wildlife may be seen, such as roe deer and red squirrels.
Also adjacent to the Park, and linked to Templeton Woods by trails, is Clatto Reservoir. This also has its own entrance and car park, and offers a variety of watersports, including family rowing boats for hire.
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There are several car parks within the Country Park; one of them is adjacent to the Wildlife Centre.
Visitor centre with cafe and outdoor terrace.
A selection of restaurants are available in the Camperdown Leisure Complex within the Park. There are also many picnic areas, both within the Wildlife Centre and the enclosing Park.
Within the enclosing Park, there is a state of the art adventure playground, a family funfair, and the Camperdown Leisure Complex provides an ice rink and cinema.
Accessible to visitors with disabilities. Assistance dogs are allowed. Disabled toilets.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Invertebrates
Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.
European Brown Bears, Arctic Fox, Lynx, Snowy Owls, Lemurs and Wolves. Also Pine Martens, Britain's rarest mammal.
The recently redeveloped bear enclosure, feeding times, many special events such as animal handling days - see zoo's website for details.
There are many other attractions within Camperdown Park including and 18 hole golf course, leisure complex with cinema and ice rink, and a cycling centre. Templeton Woods and Clatto Reservoir are adjacent to the Park.
How To Get There:
Situated just 10 minutes drive from Dundee city centre and just off the Kingsway (A90) on the A923 Coupar Angus Road. Enter the Camperdown Country Park by its main entrance, adjacent to the Camperdown Leisure Complex, then follow the roads through the Park to the car park adjacent to the Wildlife Centre.
Follow the A90 south to Dundee. Continue right, still on the A90, around Dundee towards Perth, to its junction with the A923. Turn right onto the A923 towards Coupar Angus. Turn left at the next roundabout to enter the Country Park.
Follow the A90 to and around Dundee, to its junction with the A923. Turn left onto the A923 towards Coupar Angus, then left again at the next roundabout to enter the Camperdown Country Park.
Follow the A90 and M90 north to Perth. Continue onto the A90 to Dundee, as described above.
Follow the A80, and then M80 to Stirling. Join the M9 north and continue around Stirling. Continue onto the A9 to Perth. Follow the M90 south and east around Perth, then continue onto the A90 to Dundee as described above.
From the West:
Follow the A85 east to Perth. Then follow the A9 and M90 south then east around Perth. Continue onto the A90 to Dundee, as described above.
From the North:
Follow the A9 south to and around Perth. Continue onto the M90 south and east around Perth, then onto the A90 to Dundee, as described above.
By Public Transport
Take the number 4a, 4b, 1x, 57, or 59 bus from Dundee city centre to the park entrance.
Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014