Stress Free Toddler Breaks in Aviemore

12 January 2022

Just for toddlers

Introducing our 'Stress Free Toddler Breaks' story from Macdonald Aviemore Resort, on how to plan and have the perfect stress free family holiday with pre-school children in Aviemore. 

Welcoming Families for Generations

When it comes to family friendly breaks, Aviemore has a long-standing reputation as a great family destination with generations of families going back time and time again.

The Toddler-Tastic Breaks from Macdonald Aviemore Resort are perfect for families with pre-school children making your break away with your little ones a dream come true.

When it comes to giving tots a great experience, this family package really does tick all the boxes.

The inclusive Toddler-Tastic Breaks starts from just £159 per family per night with no hidden costs. Yes you read that right, based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children under 5. If you’ve got a larger family you can call the resort directly to arrange a larger room(s).

Family in Swimming Pool

What's Included in a Toddler Break

  • Unlimited use of the 4-storey soft play centre with seating for adults.
  • Full use of the large indoor pool with shallow end for tots plus a flume and wave machine. There’s also a sauna and steam room.
  • Family ticket to Landmark Forest Adventure Park or Highland Wildlife Park nearby.
  • Outdoor playpark in the resort grounds with benches and nature reserve walks. 
  • Children’s disco and entertainer. 
  • 3 or 4-night stay in a 4-star family room. with breakfast and dinner.

Like the sound of this already? Read on for a guide to what your break could look like or book online now.

Children in Soft Play Centre

Day One of Your Break

Day One

Your break begins the minute you arrive at the resort in the centre of Aviemore.  Even before check- in you can use all that the resort has to offer. Let the kids burn off some energy and run around in the outdoor play park while you sit back on the benches and admire the views of Craigellachie Nature Reserve.

Pop into The Coffee House in the centre of the resort for hot chocolates all round and take a browse in the resort’s luxury department store. As well as stocking designer labels, there’s toys, books and lots more for tots too.

Take a leisurely walk around the resort and get your bearings, seeing all that’s on offer before checking in. Check-in and let the kids test the beds (as they do) and tuck their cuddly toys up in bed.

By now you’ll be hearing “I’m hungry” so head out for a bite to eat in the resort. A firm favourite for families is Giovanni’s Italian. Toss a coin over dinner to see which local attraction you’ll visit during your stay. Relax in your family bedroom in the evening with snacks and a movie.

Dinosaurs at Landmark

Day Two of your Break

Excitement beckons for a hotel breakfast and you won’t be disappointed. Choose from the usual fully cooked breakfast or continental options or the full works!

After a hearty breakfast head out for a full day of fun at Highland Wildlife Park and see the tiger cubs and polar bears. You’ll find you can spend most of the day here exploring all the amazing animals there are to see whilst enjoying a bite of lunch in the café.

After heading back to the resort late afternoon it’s time for a jump in the pool. Slide down the flume with your wee one as they scream in delight.

Time for dinner? Head to Aspects restaurant for something a bit fancier (it’s OK there’s a full proof children’s menu).

After a full-on day it’s back to your family room to pop the kids in a bubble bath and watch some TV before falling sound asleep.

Tiger Cub

Day Three of Your Break

If you’re staying on the 4-night midweek Toddler-Tastic Break you have another full day to explore (the wee ones will be delighted they have an extra day before heading home). Visit the soft play centre or venture out to visit one of loads of attractions and activities in Aviemore and the Cairngorms. You’ll find Aviemore Ice Rink in the resort grounds (open until Easter) or choose from a surprise visit for the kids to the UK’s only free range reindeer herd, hop on the Strathspey Steam Railway, visit Landmark Forest Adventure Park or hire tag-a-long bikes and cycle to beautiful Loch Morlich beach.

Boy Ice Skating

Day Four of your Break

It’s time to check out but you don’t need to leave just yet. After breakfast have a final visit to the pool and soft play to tire the kids out before travelling. Leave dad with the kids and enjoy a beauty treatment before all jumping in the car and heading home taking in the stunning views as you leave Aviemore.

Mum and child on flume