For Kids & Families

Horse riding and pony trekking -  

There are several riding centres in the local area. All riding centres cater for all different experience levels with most of them allowing you the chance to ride native Highland Ponies.

Dog Sled -
Located in Rothiemurchus Forest off the Ski Road, you can spend time with the huskies, learn how to handle and harness them before going for a ride around the purpose built tracks. This can be done on snow or even just as much fun without it.

Wildlife  watching - 
We often have Red Squirrel in the garden at the Cottage, there is the UK's only reindeer herd at Glenmore, deer in the woods around the Cottage, the Ospreys and Capercaillie at the RSPB Loch Garten Reserve and many other species of land, bird and water creatures. This makes the Cottage a great base for wildlife watching.

Archery, paintball  and shooting -
There is archery for all ages, paintball, clay pigeon shooting and also (depending on the season) the opportunity to go deer stalking for a day. This is all available within a short drive of the Cottage

Off road and Quad biking -
Locally there are various centres offering off roading and quad treks along forest and moorland tracks in the Aviemore area. Bikes are available for 8-year-olds and over. The Lecht summer park also offers outdoor quad-biking and deval carting

Forest Adventure Park-
Landmark at Carrbridge has lots of really exciting attractions for all ages all set in an ancient pine woodland. There is the new twisting and turning among the trees on the Highlands only Rollercoaster, The Runaway Timber Train. The Bamboozeleum exhibition plays with your mind and you can enjoy three different raft rides on the Wildwatercoaster, try the different challenges offered by the Pinnacle climbing wall, RopeworX aerial challenge course, the new Tarzan Trail, Skydive parachute jump and the Fire Tower. Visit the Steam powered sawmill and watch Lex the Clydesdale horse make light work of hauling logs. There is also the Wild Forest Maze, Ant City Play area, The Treetop Trail, The red Squirrel Nature Trail and wildlife feeding area and there's loads more.

Fun House -
The Fun House at Coylumbridge features a large soft play tree-house with ball-pits, a maze of slides and tunnels set over 3 floors, and everything you could possibly need to keep the kids entertained! After a visit to Cyril's Treehouse, kids can check out the video-game arcade, mini golf or play 10-pin bowling while parents join in the fun or watch from the American Diner. There are two hour supervised soft play sessions for the over 5's available to book.

Reindeer Centre -
The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is Britain's only herd of reindeer, found free ranging in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. These tame and friendly animals are a joy to all who come and see them and under the supervsion of the herders you can feed and stroke them.

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Trips Further afield

sled dogs
osprey
water slides at Landmark
reindeer

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