The Scottish Deer Centre 2022 Visit : Review

The Visit

A few weeks back I took a drive to St Andrew’s and passed the Scottish Deer Centre.

Today’s visit I wanted to go and see some deer but before that, I stopped at Fife Zoo, which is a small but lovely zoo and you should check it out.

About The Scottish Deer Centre

The Scottish Deer Centre is a 55-acre zoological park near Cupar in Fife, Scotland. The attraction is set on the estate of Over Rankeilour, at the former Over Rankeilour Farm close to the hamlet of the Bow of Fife.

The Deer Centre

I had no idea what to expect and for me that was perfect, obviously going by the name I knew I would see deer but would there be anything else.

I spotted the map and saw there was a few other animals, and the sun was out so I knew I was going to have a nice walk about the centre.

I entered the park and took a right turn and came across the Bird of Prey section, and wow the birds that I could see (even in their enclosure) were very cool as I have never been this close to any of these before.

I got talking to one of the main guys who worked there and learned they do an experience, which is something I have always wanted to do so keep watching as I will be aiming to do this at some point this year.

I decided to start in the opposite direction and work around the centre close wise and I think this is the best way to do this.

The deer I came across were all amazing and beautiful to see, some were noisier than others and came up to the fence very close to me and others.

Overall

I won’t show too much or say too much as it’s worth a visit! for kids and big kids like me.

I didn’t know that there were so many types of deer and also I saw a few other animals like a bear and wildcat which was very cool

As I said I will be aiming to try the Bird of Prey experience so keep watching, but as I said do check out here and also Fife Zoo as doing both in one day is a great day out.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Fife Zoo 2022 Visit : Review

The Visit

A few weeks back I took a drive to St Andrews, and passed the Scottish Deer Centre.

When I looked it up online Fife Zoo also popped up and I spotted it was 5 mins away from the Deer Centre, so I had to make a wee stop and check it out.

To enter Fife Zoo it was only £5 for me which is super cheap but was i worth it? keep reading to find out.

About Fife Zoo

We are a small, local zoo in Fife with a mission to promote the conservation of biodiversity through education, research and our own passion for the natural world.

We currently have around 15 species, and are constantly developing the site.
We run meet the keeper and animal handling opportunities throughout the day.
Our restaurant, shop and play park is open everyday. Be a part of our journey as we develop and grow.

The Zoo

Fife Zoo is a very small zoo but you will love every moment of your journey through it.

They have a lot of great animals to look at, and for me the biggest kid in the park today I had never seen any of these this close so it was very cool.

The park is very very clean and the animal are all in great condition so they really do look after them very well which was so good to see.

My favourite part was when I got up close to these guys, but do read the signs before going in as the door needs to be closed behind you!

Just before my visit was over I spotted staff members showing off some snakes to a group of kids, this is great! and i could see from their faces (the ones that werent scared) they loved this and even the adults watching had smiles on their faces to.

Overall

I deliberately didn’t post a lot of photos as you need to take a visit, as its a lovely little zoo that is perfect for a family day out or just for a wee walk about to see something new.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Top Tips for Hosting the Perfect Dinner Party

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Dinner parties with your loved ones are one of the nicest ways to spend an evening. When you get them right, they’re filled with fine food, fun and laughter, but they can also be pretty stressful if you’re the host and you aren’t fully prepared!

With that in mind, if you are planning to throw a dinner party in the near future, it might be worth checking out these tips for hosting the perfect dinner party, so you can get it right snd enjoy it as much as your guests.

Preparation is key

If you want to have a fun and relaxed dinner party, but still ensure that everything goes right, it is vital that you plan as much as you can ahead of time. 

For example, it’s a good idea to ensure that the dishwasher is empty so you can throw plates in after each course and not have a huge pile of dirty dishes in the kitchen.

It’s also a good idea to do simple food preparation tasks like chopping veggies and parboiling potatoes ahead of time so that you can spend less time getting stressed out in the kitchen and more time having fun with your guests. 

Don’t be afraid to cheat

If you want to be the perfect host, you need to be around to greet your guests, ensure the conversation is flowing, and keep topping up the drinks, so it is perfectly fine to get a little bit if it means you can spend more time with your guests,

For example, it’s fine to buy a cocktail making kit that allows you to create a tasty drink in moments or to buy ready-made mash from the local deli so you don’t have to worry about doing it while your guests are waiting for you. After all, the most important part of hosting a dinner party is the conversation and fun times shared with friends.

A centrepiece will make the table sing

A big part of a good dinner party is the theatrics of the whole thing from the flamboyantly presented food to the stunning table decor. If you don’t have a lot of time, but you want your table to look great, a centrepiece of fresh flowers or maybe even a bowl of succulents, will instantly elevate the table, and as long ss the plated and cutlery all match, you won’t need to put much more effort in.

Activities are a must

Dinner parties where you just spend a lot of time talking with friends and having fun are great, but it is always a good idea to have some potential activities planned in case there is a slump. Sit down and write a loose timeline for the night pencilling in time for party games such as card games or Pictionary between courses, and then, if the conversation does lull, you can whip them out and get things going again.

Relax

If you aren’t relaxed then your guests will find it harder to let their hair down too, so focus on having a good time instead of everything being perfect and it is more likely to actually turn out to be the perfect evening after all!

Have a great time!

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