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Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Aviemore, Inverness-shire PH22 1PN
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Telephone: 0344 879 9152 International: +44 1479 815100

Whilst we know everyone comes to Aviemore for the abundance of stunning scenery and outdoor activities you can also enjoy quality family time right here on the resort - especially with the changeable weather!

On the resort we have a variety of activities to choose from including a huge Aviemore Activity Centre featuring multiple activity rooms, leisure pool, soft play, gym and cafe plus a 650 seat Sony 4K cinema.

We also have an in-house Entertainment Team who work hard to bring families a wide range of enjoyable daily activities and evening entertainment during the Scottish school holidays.

Take a look at our the activities below which are available all year round:


Aviemore Activity Centre is home to our resort leisure pool, soft play and cafe in addition to multiple activity rooms featuring an endless array of resources from role-play to arts and crafts; with an X-Box and music equipment for more technologically minded youngsters. Our play rooms are suitable from babies as young as 6 weeks to children as old as twelve.

Check out Aviemore Activity Centre

Macdonald Aviemore Resort is home to Spey Valley Cinema, featuring all the latest releases and showing films every day of the week. Whether you're staying at the resort or you live locally, why not bring your friends & family to enjoy a night at the movies? Check out film times for this week on the Spey Valley Cinema website. 

*Due to private functions the cinema may on occasion be closed, please check the website for up to date listings details.

Located within Aviemore Activity Centre our large 3-storey soft play has multiple climbing areas, tunnels, slides to for children to enjoy. 

We are open every day from 8am until 6pm (Mon-Fri) and open late until 9pm (Sat-Sun). There is no charge for hotel guests to use the softplay. For anyone visiting the resort there's a one off price of £4 per day for each child and Highlife members enjoy a 10% discount. 

The soft play is conveniently located next to one of our cafes where parents can relax whilst supervising their children at play. 


Located within our Aviemore Activity Centre, linked to Macdonald Highlands Hotel, you'll find our large family swimming pool. With a baby pool, large lagoon swimming pool, giant flume, wave machine, sauna and steam room there's something for everyone both young and old.

Our pool is open daily from 8am – 6pm (Mon-Fri) and open late until 8pm (Sat-Sun). Hotel guests can enjoy free and unlimited access during your stay with us. Please note that at present the pool is only available to Macdonald Aviemore Resort guests.

Pool Policy: Children under 8 must have a parent or guardian in the pool with them at all times regardless of their ability. All children 16 and under must be accompanied at all times by an adult inside Aviemore Activity Centre.

The Macdonald Spey Valley Championship Golf Course offers the most breathtaking 18 holes of Highland golf you'll experience. Located only 1.5 miles from our resort why not take advantage of our residents discount on green fees and tell everyone you've played the course voted 'the most scenic in Scotland' and played the longest hole in Scotland (635 yards!). 

Within the Aviemore Activity Centre we also have a small fitness gym offering guests a wide range of free weights, cardiovascular Technogym equipment and rowing machines plus space to warm up and stretch. 

The gym is open daily from 8am - 6pm (Mon-Fri) and open late until 9pm (Sat-Sun) and is free for hotel guests to use.

The resort has a delightful outdoor play area on-site and also benefits from direct access to Cragellachie Nature Reserve which features many woodland walks and stunning views over the Cairngorms. 

Aviemore itself has an abundance of outdoor activities including cycling, hiking, horse riding, fishing, quad bikes, ropes courses, clay shooting and much more. If you need assistance in booking any offsite activities please contact reception or go to Visit Cairngorms for listings of all local activity providers.

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