Family-friendly Activities for the September Weekend
Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park are filled with exciting family-centred activities and attractions for you to enjoy this September weekend. Get outdoors and savour all the beautiful Highlands have to offer when you're staying with us at Hilton Coylumbridge this September holiday, from Friday 23rd to Monday 26th September.
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Landmark Forest Adventure Park in Carrbridge is the ideal family day out near Aviemore. Let your kids swing from the trees on the Wee Monkey Trail aerial challenge course. Saunter through The Ancient Forest to spot rare red squirrels; look up in wonder at the pine treetop trail and feed some squirrels and birds in the wildlife feeding area. Wonder Wood features crazy cabins, a spinning vortex tunnel and a topsy turvey room – you have to see it to believe it! Get your adrenalin pumping on the Runaway Timber Train or make a splash on the Wild Water Coaster. Work the high ropes above the park at Ropeworx or feel like a stuntman on the SkyDive parachute jump.
With mini diggers, forest safari rides, the Lost Labyrinth maze, a climbing wall and much more – there is so much to do that you might never want to leave.
Open 10am to 5pm. The Park is a 20-minute drive from Hilton Coylumbridge.
Highland Folk Museum
Britain’s first open air museum, the Highland Folk Museum, lets visitors experience how people lived and worked in the Highlands from the 1700s to the 1960s. The site has over 30 historical buildings, a mile-long 1700s township and a 1930s working croft. The museum is surrounded by beautiful countryside and features a café, gift shop and children’s playground.
Open 11am to 4.30pm daily. The museum is in Newtonmore, a 25-minute drive from the hotel.
Highland Wildlife Park
The Highland Wildlife Park features Scottish wildlife and endangered animals in a huge mountain reserve. Walk around the park and discover Capercaillie, Scottish Wildcats, Amur Tigers, polar bears and much more. There’s wolf cubs in Wolf Wood, squirrels and owls on the Woodland Walk, and red deer, lynx, bison and more in the Main Reserve.
Educational talks, workshops and photography days take place at the park. Pick up a souvenir in the gift shop and stop for a snack in Antlers Coffee Shop.
The park is open 10am to 5pm and is located 20 minutes’ by car from Hilton Coylumbridge.
Loch Insh Watersport & Activity Centre
Loch Insh outdoor centre offers a range of watersports, including sailing, raft building, fishing, canoeing and more. There’s also a dry ski slope, play parks and archery – perfect for kids and adults alike. The loch is the ideal location for picturesque walks and mountain biking, too.
Loch Insh is situated 15 minutes’ by car from the hotel.
An Autumn Midweek Break
If you fancy a quieter getaway midweek, choose our Autumn Prosecco Offer on select dates between September and December and enjoy all you can eat breakfasts plus dinner in one of our restaurants each evening. We'll also include a bottle of chilled Prosecco per room per stay. Guests can also enjoy complimentary use of our leisure facilities including the indoor heated pool.
Prices start at £89 per night, so get booking fast!