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Top 10 Things to Do

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These are a few of our favourite things. Check out our top picks of things to do this time of year in Aviemore. For more great ideas, be sure to take a look at our fun-filled family days out.

  1. Cycle to Loch an Eilein. Voted Britain’s best picnic spot, Loch an Eilein is the perfect destination for a midday bike ride. Bring your own cycle, or hire a bike from the resort.

  2. Visit Landmark Forest Adventure Park. A perfect family-oriented destination that features an array of activities, including skydiving, rock climbing, trail exploration and more.

  3. Take a trip up the Cairngorm Funicular. Get the best views of the Aviemore countryside the whole way up the mountain, and lunch at Ptarmigan Restaurant once you reach the top.

  4. Check out the Rothiemuchus Estate. “One of the most amazing places in the UK,” according to The Sunday Times, this glorious, unspoilt forest is full of great activities for all ages.  While there, you can go on a pony trek or take a kayak ride through the loch.

  5. Ride on the Strathspey Steam Railway. Bring the family for a ride on the oldest railway in the area. Celebrate a special occasion with friends in the private dining car, Officers Saloon.

  6. See the Highland Games. You don’t want to miss a chance to spectate at the local Highland Games. There’s something for everyone at this entertaining display of culture, community and sport.

  7. Adventure through the Highland Wildlife Park. You can see a wide range of animals, from birds to polar bears, monkeys and beyond. Stop for lunch at the cafe, and let the children go wild at the play park.

  8. Stop by a brewery or distillery. Tour one of the famous Speyside whisky distilleries or the Aviemore Cairngorms Brewery for an afternoon you’ll never forget.

  9. Spend some time at The Woodshed. Share a platter and some pino on the deck in the summer, or cosy up with a dram by the roaring fire.

  10. Hit the slopes. If you’re in Aviemore, you have to try some snowsports. Get comfortable with some ski lessons, or go sledging with the whole family.