Come and see the deer at Ally Pally while enjoying a walk round the park, send the kids off to the skate park, and enjoy a bite to eat in the Bar & Kitchen.
Alexander Mackenzie included a small deer enclosure when he designed the original layout of the park. Fallow deer were reintroduced to Alexandra Park by the GLC and the small herd here today are their direct descendents.
The herd’s ample diet is made of grazing and browsing the vegetation in the enclosure, feed pellets (supplied daily), haylage and mineral blocks. Fresh vegetables are also supplied on a weekly basis. The public are requested not to feed the deer.
The welfare of the deer is overseen by two independent experts. A Deer Manager advises on day-to-day husbandry of the herd, feeding, safety, response to injuries and movement between compounds. A specialist deer vet takes annual samples to test for diseases and parasites and monitors the overall health of the herd.