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The top 10 things to do for families in Aviemore and Cairngorms National Park
Our top 10 family attractions and days out in Aviemore and Cairngorms National Park
1 Landmark Forest Theme Park - Where else in the UK can you rock climb, 'skydive', flume ride, meet red squirrels face to face, walk through the tops of tall pine trees, watch logs being sawn on a steam powered sawmill, wonder at the sheer strength of a Clydesdale horse, explore the hidden microscopic universe and learn all the secrets of Scotland's ancient Pine forest? - And you've only just got going!
2 Cairngorm Reindeer Centre - Under the supervision of our trained guides, our visitors can feed and stroke the reindeer. They are not camera shy, so you'll be able to take some memorable snaps. Great idea for family days out in the Highlands of Scotland.
3 Horse riding and trekking at Rothiemurchus - at our family run centre, we specialise in the versatile pedigree Highland Pony breed and offer fantastic hacking and trekking. With varied hill, moorland, river and pine forest riding, much of it off track, there is the potential to see wildlife and enjoy the peace, space and magnificent scenery.
4 Land Rover Safari at Rothiemurchus - Climb aboard our long wheel based Land Rover and roam the tracks of Rothiemurchus. Guided and driven by an experienced Rothiemurchus Ranger sit back, relax and discover the many different aspects that make Rothiemurchus so special.
5 Loch Insh Wildlife cruises - Our wildlife boat trip tours Loch Insh and sections of the Insh Marshes and River Spey. the trip will take place on a 28ft long passenger boat Molaise. The boat has 12 seats and large glass windows and travels at 2-3 mph around the loch and downriver. A highlight is getting close to our resident Ospreys on the back side of the island, this takes place towards the end of the trip.
6 Leault Farm - Participate in the working day of a Highland Shepherd and his dogs. Watch up to 8 dogs working sheep & ducks. Help to shear a sheep & bottle feed orphan lambs. Meet the friendly collie pups
7 Cairngorm Sleddog Centre - Situated in Aviemore, at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountain Range, The Cairngorm Sleddog Centre offers a wide range of activities for the whole family. From Kennel & Museum Tours to Sleddog Trips and Safaris.
8 Aviemore Walking Treasure Trail - Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Aviemore? Don't just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve an intriguing mystery at the same time.
9 Highland Wildlife Park - Experience Scottish wildlife as well as international endangered animals of mountains and tundra in the spectacular setting of the Highland Wildlife Park.Drive around the Main Reserve in your own car and then investigate the walk-round area by foot.
10 Cairngorm Funicular Railway - The Cairngorm Mountain Railway is the highest railway in the United Kingdom since it opened in 2001. The two-kilometre long funicular ascends the northern slopes of Cairn Gorm, the United Kingdom's sixth-highest mountain.