Aviemore is among the best places in Scotland to take a family trip away. In the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore is surrounded by some fantastic family friendly attractions. There is guaranteed family fun and excitement at every turn You’ll find everything you require here for an unforgettable and stress-free vacation. Aviemore together with Cairngorms is waiting to be your kids’ favorite playground.

1. Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge

Landmark is a family-friendly adventure! It’s a unique destination with a variety of amazing attractions. Imagine wild water coasters as well as a family friendly roller coaster, a tropical butterfly house with parakeets and exotic flowers and the mind-boggling “Wonderwood and High Ropes Trails and Skydive. Are you brave enough to venture into the maze with sparkling mud pools, dangerous caverns, dangerous creatures as well as a stunning waterfall gateway? A weekly or season pass is essential as one visit is never enough.

2. Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore

Cairngorm Mountain is the popular location for hill walker family members, snowsports lovers and families and home to the highest postbox ….postcards at the ready! If you’re an adventurous family take a guided walk to the summit of Cairngorm Mountain and explore the glacial landscape on the plateau. Also, at the base station, enjoy a shot on the tubing slide or the adventure playground. In winter, you can go skiing or snowboard and there are schools for snowsports to assist you in establishing or to improve your skills.

3. Rothiemurchus, Aviemore

Rothiemurchus is a unique spot within the Cairngorms National Park, which is located on the border of Aviemore. It is a great place to relax and enjoy a tour here, in stunning surroundings with wildlife like deer and red squirrels to keep you company. Rothiemurchus is a magical place to visit and has plenty of adventures to choose from. There’s something to suit anyone of all ages. You can participate in a myriad of activities such as Feeding the Deer, a Hairy Coo Safari Treezone Aerial Adventure Park Fishing, Quad Bike Treks, Pony Treks, Paddle Boarding the River Spey and Family Rafting to name but just a few. After all that fresh air you can enjoy a good piece of cake at The Barn Cafe. Barn Cafe or indulge in some retail therapy on the Rothiemurchus Centre.

4. The Fun House is located at Hilton Coylumbridge Hotel, Aviemore

The fun House is an excellent all weather option located on the premises of the Hilton Coylumbridge Hotel. Many of you will remember it as the place where you could find Cyril the Squirrel from your childhood trips to Aviemore during family holidays. It is a fantastic establishment with a treehouse play center, 18-hole mini golf mini bowling, video arcade. The American 1950’s themed diner offers children-friendly menus to kick off your visit.

5. Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore

The Highland Folk Museum is Britain’s first museum open to the public and is located on a land area that is mile long. It is a museum that lives and breathes and invites you to journey into the past. The kids will be thrilled by the play park as well as the township houses, and you could entice them by taking them to an old-fashioned sweetie shop. If you are a fan of the books and TV series Outlander with a cult following, you have come to the right place. In 2014 the 1800s Highland Township was used as filming locations for the TV series.

6. Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig

In the Highland Wildlife Park you will be able to see Scottish wildlife and endangered species of the world’s mountains and tundra in a gorgeous Highland setting. Home to the UK’s first Polar bear cub that lasted for over 25 years, it’s an exciting moment at the Park. Once you are in the Park you are able to drive around the main park and explore the walk-around area on foot. The Park hosts native wildlife, including that of Scottish Wildcat and Capercaillie as along with Amur Tigers, Snow Leopards, Polar Bears, Northern Lynx, European Grey Wolf and Japanese Macaque. We recommend taking a guided land rover ride around the main park or attending the talks that are held every day. There is no additional cost to your entry ticket this is an excellent way to gain knowledge from conservationists as you drive around.

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