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20 Spring Break Activities for Families in The Cairngorms

20 Spring Break Activities for Families in The Cairngorms

Posted by Hilton Coylumbridge, April, 2016

With the spring school holidays in full swing, it’s likely the kids are driving you crazy bursting with energy.

So here’s 20 reasons you should take a last-minute break at Hilton Coylumbridge and let them loose in Aviemore and the Cairngorms.

  1. Canoeing at Loch an Eilein

    Parenting can sometimes feel like you’re 'up the creek without a paddle', which might make canoeing sound a bit scary. But fear not, friends! At the picturesque Loch an Eileen, you’ll be in the capable of hands of experienced instructors, who’ll give you and the kids a proper safety brief, teaching basic paddling skills followed by some fun games before a gentle explore of the loch.

  2. Landmark Forest Adventure Park

    Let the kids go wild at the Highlands' number one theme park! Enjoy water slides, rollercoasters and a wide choice of fun attractions and activities for all ages ­ only a ten-minute drive from the hotel.

  3. Funicular Railway

    Take the funicular railway up the CairnGorm Mountain for some of the most amazing mountain views. Once you reach the top, lunch at Ptarmigan Restaurant is a must!

  4. Beach at Loch Morlich

    If you haven't been, you might be pleasantly surprised at how beautiful this little sandy beach is. The kids will love it too with plenty of sandy space for games and water activities. It¹s the only freshwater beach in Scotland to have a Rural Beach Award.

  5. Gorge walking

    Adventurous families will be right up for this! Gorge climbing is a mix of rock scrambling and white water fun with plunge pools and water shoots and you¹ll be fully kitted out with wet suites, buoyancy aids and a helmet. Watch the video for more details:

  6. Quad Trekking at Rothiemurchus

    Ride a quad bike across heather moorlands and pine woodlands with a mountainous backdrop ­ don't forget to look out for long-horned Highland cows, wild deer and other local wildlife. Great fun for adults and kids over 12.

  7. TreeZone

    An adventure playground high above the pine forest! Take your spring break fun to new heights.Strathspey Railway

  8. Strathspey Steam Railway

    Need to get your spring break back on track? Catch a ride on an old steam train with Strathspey Steam Railway, which runs from nearby Aviemore station.

  9. Meet polar bears at Highland Wildlife park

    Meet a polar bear and a bunch of other wild animals at Highland Wildlife Park. It's a great day out for the whole family.Skiiing

  10. Hit the slopes

    If there's snow on the CairnGorm mountain, kids are welcome to try out the real thing. And if there¹s not, the dry ski slope at Outdoor Discovery is great fun too.

  11. Archery and clay pigeon shootingEnjoy the ancient art of archery in the breathtaking setting of Rothiemurchus Estate.

  12. Bungee jump

    What about letting your child jump off a 132-foot bridge? Kids over 14 are welcome to take the Highland Fling ­ the first purpose built, permanent bungee jump platform from a bridge in Britain.

  13. Hairy Coo Safari

    Guided by an entertaining, and knowledgeable Ranger, walk down to the farm, and meet the wonderful Hairy Heilan Coos of Rothiemurchus Estate.

  14. Wildlife watching with Speyside Wildlife

    Join one of Speyside Wildlife¹s friendly, expert guides for an amazing evening¹s wildlife experience. Take photos and videos to share with your friends and family!

  15. Highland Folk Museum

    Delve into the lives and working conditions of Highlanders from 1700s to the present day. It's fascinating.

  16. The Fun House

    It's Aviemore's biggest and best family fun centre, in the grounds of Hilton Coylumbridge with a soft play, bowling, adventure golf and games room.

  17. Get on your bike

    Hire bikes or bring your own. There's a wide variety of tracks and trails to discover all over the Cairngorms area. If you have young kids, you can even hire trailer bikes so everyone is happy.

  18. Junior golf

    Think you've got the next Tiger Woods in your midst? Choose from 12 courses in the CairnGorms National Park, many offering junior tees and lessons.

  19. Geocaching

    It's a modern, high-tech take on a treasure hunt. Geocaching has become worldwide phenomenon and it¹s something that people of all ages can get involved in. It¹s a great way to get the kids out exploring nature too.

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  20. Meet the reindeers

    Make friends with Britain's only free-ranging reindeer herd with daily guided visits and twice-daily during the summer months.