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Family Days Out near to Aviemore
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Aviemore Spy Mission Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Aviemore
Aviemore Spy Mission Treasure Trail Discover more in Aviemore on this self guided spy mission themed Treasure Trail. Solve the clues along the route as you explore and save the day!
Strathspey Railway (< 1 mile)
Aviemore
Strathspey Railway Experience a scenic vintage trip in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. Welcome aboard The Strathspey Railway for an exciting experience at the heart of the Scottish Highlands! Special Events, fantastic Family Activities and Tours await to make your trip extra special!
Cairngorm Sleddog Centre (1 miles)
Aviemore
Cairngorm Sleddog Centre Family run working sleddog centre offering a number of experiences for the whole family. Kennel and museum tours, a chance to meet the sleddogs, plus sleddogs trips and safaris to enjoy!
Rothiemurchus Estate (1 miles)
Inverness
Rothiemurchus Estate Wide range of outdoor activities including TreeZone adventure playground or explore the footpaths and cycle trails in the heart of Cairngorms National Park.
Loch an Eilein (1 miles)
Inverness
Loch an Eilein A lake containing a 13th century mysterious island castle with loads of dramatic views plus plenty of wildlife such as red squirrels and Scottish Crossbills. Great place to go for a walk amid ancient pine trees.
Treezone (1 miles)
Aviemore
Treezone is an unforgettable high ropes activity for adventurers at least seven years old and over a metre tall, where you'll be hitting one of two assault courses way up in the trees: the Buzzard or the Treecreeper! Active family fun.
Outdoor Discovery Quasar (1 miles)
Aviemore
Outdoor Discovery Quasar Play with cool futuristic laser phasors in a giant inflatable Laser Zone arena full of atmospherics! Your helmet, gun and body shield all keep track of the scores and there's zero contact or impact involved.
Outdoor Discovery (1 miles)
Aviemore
Outdoor Discovery With oodles of thrilling activities for over 4s, including junior quad biking, surf simulator, grass sledding, trampolining, laser tag and plenty of snow sports too like skiing, snowboarding and Ringo tubing!
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (4 miles)
Aviemore
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre Under the supervision of their trained guides, visitors can feed and stroke the reindeer. They are not camera shy, so you'll be able to take some memorable snaps.
Loch Garten Osprey Centre (5 miles)
Aviemore
Loch Garten Osprey Centre Osprey Centre set in beautiful Nature Reserve offering the chance to see these magnificent birds April through August. Binoculars and telescopes available (low set ones for the kids), plus live footage from CCTV!
Landmark Forest Theme Park (6 miles)
Carrbridge
Landmark Forest Theme Park Where else in the UK can you ride a rollercoaster, rock climb, 'skydive', flume ride, meet red squirrels face to face, walk through the tops of tall pine trees, watch logs being sawn on a steam powered sawmill, wonder at the sheer strength of a Clydesdale horse, explore the world's only...
CairnGorm Mountain (7 miles)
Aviemore
CairnGorm Mountain Explore Britains 6th highest mountain with an exciting 1.8km ride on the UKs highest mountain railway. If we have snow, have a slide about. If not, take a guided walk to the summit or take the mountain bike descent. A great day either way!
Loch Insh Watersport and Activity Centre (8 miles)
Kincraig
Loch Insh Watersport and Activity Centre Water sports include sailing, rowing, fishing, paddle boats and pedalos; dry activities include archery, play parks, and a dry ski slope, plus nature hike and bike trails.
Highland Wildlife Park (8 miles)
Kingussie
Highland Wildlife Park Experience Scottish wildlife as well as international endangered animals of mountains and tundra in a spectacular setting!
Highland Folk Museum (11 miles)
Newtonmore
Highland Folk Museum Visitors to this living history Museum can learn how their Highland ancestors lived, built their homes, tilled the soil and how they dressed. With play areas, 1930's schoolhouse and activities during the summer months there is plenty here to occupy the whole family. Winners of the ASVA Visitor...
Craggan Outdoors (12 miles)
Grantown-on-Spey
Craggan Outdoors One of the widest ranges of outdoor activities available in the Scottish Highlands including archery, art, indoor wall and outside climbing, golf, high ropes, mini quads, mountain biking, pony trekking, raft building, River Spey canoe trips, white water rafting and kayaking! Wow!
Cairngorms National Park (13 miles)
Grantown-on-Spey
Cairngorms National Park The UK’s largest national park with lots of things to do such as water sports, hiking, wildlife watching and skiing. There is something for everyone to enjoy, whatever their age or ability.
Tomintoul Riding Centre (17 miles)
Tomintoul
Tomintoul Riding Centre TRSS approved facility offering guided, off road 1 hr, half day or day long treks. No experience required but no lessons available.
Braemar Castle (20 miles)
Braemar
Braemar Castle A castle with almost 400 years of history offering guided ghost and other tours, teddy bear trail, plus traditional hunting lodge. Lots of different fun events held during the year. Seven floors high with cool spiral staircase!
Culloden Battlefield (22 miles)
Inverness
Culloden Battlefield This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles. One of many interesting family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Inverness with kids.
Culloden Wood (22 miles)
Inverness
Culloden Wood offers an ideal site for a family ramble, with way marked trails offering either a 3km trip including several local landmarks or a much shorter one in and out of the trees for those with smaller legs.
Laggan Wolftrax Centre (23 miles)
Laggan
Laggan Wolftrax Centre Mountain bike trails with bite and more! Explore the forest on two wheels or follow our waymarked walking trails and orienteering routes. Everything starts from the Laggan Wolftrax Centre and Cafe: why not make a family day of it!
Frankie and Lolas (23 miles)
Inverness
Frankie and Lolas is an exciting new indoor play centre featuring a large safari themed play frame with a separate candy town themed play frame for preschoolers. We also have an onsite Bistro and serve excellent coffee and cake!
Cawdor Castle (23 miles)
Nairn
Cawdor Castle As well as the Shakesperian Macbeth castle there are also three gardens, the Cawdor Big Wood, and a 9-hole 3 par golf course
Rollerbowl (23 miles)
Inverness
Rollerbowl 24 lanes with a good selection of house balls with 9 pool tables and video games in the Electric Arcade. Fun!
Brewsters at Inshes Gate (24 miles)
Inverness
Brewsters at Inshes Gate Attached to a kid friendly restaurant, this isn't a full day out but will certainly keep them happy long enough to have food cooked. Indoor and outdoor play areas with classic features like slides and climbing frames.
Ness Islands Railway (24 miles)
Inverness
Ness Islands Railway a 7 and a quarter inch gauge track, with steam and diesel locomotives running half mile long scenic services through the Whin Park with a classic sit astride seating system!
Whin Park (24 miles)
Inverness
Whin Park is a large play park featuring a boating pond with ducks, a minature train ride, lots of adventure play area including one for adults, plus loos, shops, and picnic benches. A lovely traditional style day out!
Inverness Aquadome Leisure Waters (24 miles)
Inverness
Inverness Aquadome Leisure Waters This great family fun destination offers numerous water rides including the rapid river, three thrilling flumes, cyclone, toddler area, family spa pool and an outdoor swim facility too.
Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises (25 miles)
Inverness
Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises Set a course for adventure with award winning family cruises, tours and charters on the lovely Loch Ness. Check the depths for Nessie herself using the Jacobite sonar equipment!
Ness Islands Walk (25 miles)
Inverness
Ness Islands Walk A great walk in a beautiful part of Inverness city; only about an hour long taking in the Ness Islands as you go, with plenty of options around you to extend the day.
Logie Estate (25 miles)
Forres
Logie Estate Beautiful estate with Visitor Centre, a café, several shops, plus Walled Gardens and spectacular River Walks to explore. This is also an Adventure Playground for the kids. Open throughout the year and free to visit!
Abriachan Trails (25 miles)
Abriachan
Abriachan Trails An excellent woodland and moorland walk using trails laid out by the Abriachan Forest Community Trust. Good views and a great many interesting things to see for the kids including a fun fort and a real one, dragonfly pond, picnic spot, reconstructed whiskey still and more besides. And at 5.5miles they're...
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (25 miles)
Inverness
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Family-friendly museum with exhibitions and hands-on activities. Art Gallery with rolling programme of exhibitions.
Urquhart Castle (25 miles)
Loch Ness
Urquhart Castle Once one of Scotlands largest castles, Urquhart remains include a tower house that commands splendid views. The visitor centre contains retail, interpretation area, audio-visual presentation and tearoom and toilets.
Balmoral Castle (25 miles)
Ballater
Balmoral Castle Set amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar is the Balmoral Estate. Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Estate has been the Scottish Home of the British Royal Family ever since.
Titanic Inverness Maritime Museum (26 miles)
Inverness
Titanic Inverness Maritime Museum - is a interactive, evolving museum with nautical artefacts & large ships: e.g. 1:10 scale Titanic, Buckie drifter, RNLI lifeboat & more. Kids can climb aboard all the ships and boats and also interact with various pieces such as an engine order telegraph.
Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition (26 miles)
Drumnadrochit
Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition The exhibition bases itself on 'Edutainment' and much of the content is based on the national curriculum. There are free pre and post workpacks to download from the site. See and touch many real research exhibits and perhaps meet Adrian Shine, leader of the project.
Highland Aviation Museum (26 miles)
Inverness
Highland Aviation Museum A must for any plane mad families, and open from April to November, they are a unique facility with access to many of the aircraft cockpits.
Glenshee Ski Centre (26 miles)
Braemar
Glenshee Ski Centre From invitingly easy to the surprisingly steep, Glenshee offers the most extensive skiing and snowboarding in Scotland with friendly lessons available.
Nessieland (26 miles)
Drumnadrochit
Nessieland is a great place to see Nessie and learn a bit about Loch Ness and the famous Loch Ness monster.
WDCS Dolphin and Seal Centre (27 miles)
Inverness
WDCS Dolphin and Seal Centre is a small viewing and information centre where you can watch and learn about dolphins and seals. Use our binoculars to watch them feeding from our viewing window, listen to them on the underwater microphone. There are also activities, games, and dolphin bones to explore.
New Era Dolphin Trips Inverness (27 miles)
Inverness
New Era Dolphin Trips Inverness a cruise by solar-powered boat on the Beauly Firth near Inverness. Duration about 30 to 40 minutes.
inverness City Sightseeing Tour (27 miles)
Inverness
inverness City Sightseeing Tour This open top bus tour provides an extensive look at the city and the surrounding area. Pick from the Town Tour, the Inverness and Culloden Moor Tour, or the new Loch Ness Monster Tour. The tours depart regularly from the tourist office and range from 30 minutes to 3 hours.
Nairn Beach (28 miles)
Nairn
Nairn Beach A soft sandy beach backed by dunes, with a school of dolphins inhabiting the local coastline often visible from shore.
Blackisle Wildlife Park (28 miles)
Drumsmittal
Blackisle Wildlife Park Visit a wide range of animals and gets hands on in the hatchery, plus adventure playground, complimentary train ride and uber accessible nature walks make this a treat for all the family. Off you go!
The Highlanders Museum (28 miles)
Inverness
The Highlanders Museum The largest Scottish regimental museum outside of Edinburgh. With around 20,000 artefacts including loads of medals, photos and uniforms that cover three floors! Located in the historic Fort George with a wicked view across to the Black Isle.
Brodie Castle (29 miles)
Forres
Brodie Castle 16th century tower house packed to the turrets with art and antiques, plus passageways and towers to explore! Set in beautiful parkland with fantastic adventure playground suitable for kids of all ages.
Atholl Estates Trekking Centre (29 miles)
Atholl
Atholl Estates Trekking Centre Explore the heather covered hills of Highland Perthshire from the back of a sure footed pony! Scenic and intriguing guided treks and hacks leave the centre daily to explore the terrain around Blair Castle. No lessons available but beginners welcome.
Avoch Dolphin Trips (29 miles)
Avoch
Avoch Dolphin Trips Daily sailings from picturesque Avoch Harbour. You may encounter osprey, red kites, seals, porpoises, bottlenose dolphins and many other wildlife species including otters, along with the odd historical landmark for good measure!

Thanks for all the great things to do in Aviemore with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Highlands can enjoy the great day out as well.



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