Boy Ice Skating
Boy Ice Skating

Winter Activities

Great ideas for magical experiences this season in Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Highland Wildlife Park

Visit one of Aviemore's top local attractions, with a visit to the polar bears or tiger cubs. You'll also find snow leopards and amur tigers together with their little cubs. Open year round. Pre-booking recommended.

Polar Bears at Wildlife Park

Aviemore Ice Rink

Visit Aviemore's brand new ice rink located in the grounds of Macdonald Aviemore Resort. Have a go or take a lesson. You're under cover so it's a great activity no matter what the weather. Pre-booking advised. Open until Easter 2022.

Girls Ice Skating in Aviemore

Strathspey Steam Railway

Take a trip on this heritage steam train from Aviemore train station passing through stunning winter landscapes in the Cairngorms. Re-opening for the February school holidays.

Aviemore Steam Train in Snow

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

Walk through a tropical butterfly house, meet lifesize dinosaurs and visit the indoor bamzoozeleum. There's lots more together with an indoor restaurant and gift shop.

Landmark Butterfly

Visit Loch Morlich

Visit nearby Loch Morlich for a stunning photo where snowcapped mountains reflect in the calming, still waters of the loch. Take a beautiful walk around the loch side.

Loch Morlich Evening

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Visit Britain's only free roaming reindeer herd and get up close to these beautiful creatures. Re-opening mid-February 2022.

Cairngorm Reindeer

Snowsports in Aviemore

Enjoy skiing or snowboarding at the nearby Cairngorm Mountain, Scotland's favourite mountain destination. You can also book lessons and hire equipment easily.

Snowboarding Aviemore

Aviemore Zip Park

Fly through ancient forests on a zip line capturing a bird's eye view below you. It's a great activity for children and adults.

Evening Zip Line

Aviemore Escape Rooms

One of Aviemore's newest attractions is worth visiting and perfect for a rainy day. You'll have 60 minutes to puzzle yourselves to the hidden treasure in the mountain bothy. Or challenge another team to be the first team to enter space in a Scottish spacecraft.

Escape Rooms

Luxury Shopping

Visit our two-storey department store in the resort for some luxury shopping. We've got lots of big brands for all the family and home and lots of great gift ideas. You'll also find a great selection of winter sports clothing shops and unique independent shops in the high street too. As a resort guest you'll also receive a discount in our department store.

Toddler Breaks

If you've got little ones we've got the perfect short break for you. Let the kids have a ball in the toddler pool, 4-storey soft play centre, party at the kids disco and visit a top local attraction. All included in our toddler breaks.

Children in Soft Play Centre