Is there disabled access?
If you let us know in advance, it is usually possible to offer a lift to our hides for those who find the walk difficult.

What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel or reschedule a booking we require at least 72 hours’ notice. Within 72 hours, we will refund or reschedule for you only if we have been able to fill the time slot with another visitor’s booking.

Are Dogs allowed at the wildlife activities?
Dogs (on a lead) are very welcome at the red kites daily feeding. We regret that to minimise disturbance to the wildlife, dogs can’t accompany visits to the woodland and kite photography hides.

How far is it from the car park to the main red kite hide?
From the Car Park, there is a walk of about 350m on a gently sloping, winding path up to the hide, which has 360-degree views. 
Both path and hide are suitable for all-abilities access.

Am I able to get food or drink at Argaty?
Visitors are asked to bring their own food and drink or to visit Doune which is only 5 minutes away. If you wish to bring a picnic, there are tables inside the visitor centre or picnic tables outside. We would ask all visitors to please help us be green by taking away their rubbish with them.

Do you have toilets on site?
We have male, female and disabled access toilets, located beside the visitor centre.

Can I see red squirrels during my visit?
We run a range of squirrel viewing hides catering for both photographers and non photographers, see Hides page for more info. These are only available through pre booking.

Can I see beavers during my visit?
We run summer evening beaver tours. These are for small groups and must be pre booked. See more here

What is the best time of year for my visit?
When it comes to red kite viewing, each season has its own magic. The greatest numbers of kites are to be seen in autumn and winter, when natural food supplies become scarce. Meanwhile, spring and summer is an intense period, as the birds race to and from the nest, gathering as much food as they can for their chicks.

I am an RSPB member. Do I have to pay?
As we’re not an RSPB reserve, we do charge RSPB members.
The day-to-day running costs of the project are funded entirely by our visitors’ contributions – but without the RSPB we would not have Red Kites back in England and Scotland, so if you’re not already an RSPB member, please consider becoming one.Become a member here

What are your admission prices?
Please see our booking & prices page and relevant activity pages.
Wildlife Activities
Red Kite Daily Feeding

What time do you feed the birds?
Spring/Summer tours begin at 1.45pm. (21st Feb – October 31st)
Autumn/Winter tours start at 1.15pm (November 1st – 20th February)

Do I need to book ahead?
For the daily red kite feeding, pre booking is advised to avoid disappointment on busy days.
Pre booking is essential for all other hides and all wildlife activities and events.

How do I find out which days you are closed?
Details of closed days can be found on our bookings page. Alternatively, you can call us on +44 (0)1786 841373.
If you reach our answer phone, please leave a message and we will call you back.

Are you open all year round?
There are a few days each year when we are closed due to farming activity. Otherwise we are open almost every day of the year from 9am–5pm and run a ranger-led visit to the main kite hide at feeding time.

Accessibility Statement
You can view our Accessibility Statement for Argaty Red Kites here