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Aviemore Activity CentreMacdonald Aviemore ResortAA 4 Stars

Macdonald Aviemore ResortAviemoreInverness-shirePH22 1PNTel 0344 879 9152International +44 1479 815100

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Aviemore Activity Centre features lots of different activities to keep families thoroughly entertained and active during their stay to the resort. 

  • Multiple play rooms suitable for all ages and interests
  • Large leisure pool
  • Three storey soft play area
  • Cafe

Our play rooms offer an endless array of resources to keep children of all ages thoroughly stimulated and entertained including role-play, arts and crafts and even an X-Box and i-Pads for more technologically minded youngsters. Some of our rooms are suitable from babies as young as 6 weeks and others for children as old as twelve. We know every child is different, so our qualified staff team will be happy to show you and your children what is on offer: there is free-flow access to ensure every child is fully engaged.  


All hotel residents have free and unlimited access to all areas within our Activity Centre without incurring any extra costs. 

The play rooms and soft play are also open to non residents for a small fee as follows. There is no need to pre-book soft play or play rooms:

  • Play Rooms £6 per child for 'stay and play' sessions
  • Soft Play £4 per child valid all day


Macdonald Aviemore Resort guests can enjoy free and unlimited access to the pool complex during your stay with us. Please note that at present the pool is only available to Macdonald Aviemore Resort guests.

For more information on access to our swimming pool please enquire directly with the leisure team on 01479 815275 or 01479 815286 or email


  • Play rooms open 9am-9pm daily (check session times above)
  • Leisure pool open 8am-6pm daily
  • Soft play open 8am-9pm daily
  • Costa Coffee open 10.30am-5pm daily (6pm in school holidays)
  • Activities in Aviemore

    Miniature soft play for our smallest visitors to crawl, climb, slide, jump and clamber to their heart’s content. Babies will also discover an array of natural toys to stimulate their senses, and keep them fascinated.

  • Activities in Aviemore

    This area has its own tree house, sensory tray, and toys ranging from building blocks to train sets: everything a toddler needs to have a wonderful time.

  • Activities in Aviemore

    Our largest room has a stage with all kinds of magical costumes and masks. Children love to rehearse and perform shows! Our storage units are full of arts and crafts, science kits, Lego, Transformers, magnets and all kinds of toys that our older children are free to access whenever they want; or perhaps they will choose games with their friends using some of our sports equipment.

  • Activities in Aviemore

    Whether they want to relax with a DVD on the 60 inch television, or play the latest games on the X-box, this room tends to be a popular choice!

  • Activities in Aviemore

    Our sensory room is a beautiful space created to envelop the senses and provide respite from the rest of the world. A lot of parents are also keen to stay here!

  • Softplay

    Our three storey soft play area has multiple climbing areas, tunnels, slides and much more for children to enjoy. This area can be used free of charge by resort guests and non residents can buy a day pass for £4 per child. The soft play is located next to Costa Coffee and is open daily 8am until 9pm.

  • Large lagoon swimming pool with giant flume, wave machine, sauna and steam room. This facility is open daily from 8am - 6pm for resort guests only.

  • Dining in Aviemore

    We are proud to be serving Costa Coffee in our lovely cafe area within the activity centre. Located in the heart of the centre you can relax with a drink, enjoy a sandwich or choose from our unbelievable selection of cakes and bakes all handmade by our resort chefs whilst watching your little ones in the soft play area. Kids lunches are also available. Open daily 10.30am until 5pm (6pm in school holidays)

  • Hotels in Aviemore

    We have our outdoor spaces, for children under the age of 5 years and for 6 to 12 years. Both spaces are technology free, allowing children to balance their time between technology and outdoor activities, involving natural resources, developing the skills that will be vital in later life.