Right in the heart of Aviemore and the breath-taking Cairngorms, the Resort Hotel of the Year 2019 is the perfect place for holidaying with toddlers in Scotland.
Our family hotel, the 4-star Macdonald Aviemore Hotel is perfect for the whole family. From family rooms with a separate bunk bed zone with TV, to interconnected rooms we’ve got space for everyone. Or choose our spacious lodges nestled in the forest with 2 or 3 bedrooms. If you need a travel cot or high chair, it’s not a problem. Just let us know.
Whether it's your first holiday away as a family or a you’re bringing the grandparents, Macdonald Aviemore Resort is the ideal place to spend quality time with little ones. With toddler friendly accommodation, activities and on resort restaurants and cafes, we make your break as easy and stress-free as possible. Make it a long weekend or choose a midweek break for our best prices. You won’t be bored! We’ve even developed short breaks just with toddlers in mind. These inclusive breaks are great value for parents whilst ensuring the little ones have a ball.
Every family is different so you have the choice of a hotel break or self-catering break in one of our lodges. Choose a hotel break and you won’t have to lift a finger, enjoy dining out in one of our restaurants and be at the heart of the resort. Choose a lodge break for a peaceful retreat in the forest. Dine in or out when you’re a lodge guest breakfast is included in the resort. Our lodges are a 5 to 10-minute walk to the main resort depending on which lodge you choose.
We know that packing for families with young children isn’t easy. There’s so much to take with you. To make your life easier we've made our lodges as child friendly as possible. All our lodges have spacious living areas, a kitchen, large bedrooms and most of our lodges also have a cosy wood burner. There’s also outside decking and lots of free space to let the kids run around the forest surroundings. Just ask and we’ll have a travel cot (bedding not included) and high chair waiting for you.
We don’t charge for providing essentials to families with young children. We’ll provide the cot and just bring the bedding. And high chairs are on us too.
All of our restaurants on the resort have a dedicated children’s menu with something for even the fussiest of eaters. For best value dining choose a dinner, bed and breakfast package and toddlers eat for free with adults (breakfast and dinner).
Little ones will love this miniature soft play for even 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.
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.
Our sensory room is a beautiful space created to develop the senses and provide respite from the rest of the world. A lot of parents are also keen to stay here!
Our three-storey soft play area has multiple climbing areas, tunnels, slides and much more for children to enjoy. There’s also a café overlooking the soft play so parents can enjoy a cuppa while watching their wee ones play.
You’ll find the largest leisure centre in the Cairngorms on resort. This large lagoon pool features a shallow side perfect for little ones. There’s also a flume too!
Next to our woodland lodges you’ll find a great play park for the little ones to have fun in the Highland fresh air. There’s seating too so you can relax and watch them in action. Take a walk through the resort grounds which connects to Craigellachie Nature Reserve to explore all that nature has to offer. Keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels, badgers, deer, wildcats and rabbits. If you’re very luck you can see ospreys too. Or take a bucket and spade and build sandcastles on nearby Loch Morlich.