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Top 20 for Autumn

Macdonald Aviemore Resort

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

With beautiful Autumnal forests and cooler days; Autumn is a great time to explore the Cairngorms when it's quieter yet with lots of activities and attractions open. We've hand picked the top 20 things to do to make the most of your Autumn break. Check them out below.

Loch an Eilein

1. Visit Loch an Eilein

This really is a stunning spot to visit in Autumn. Referred to as "One of the glories of wild Scotland" by Sir David Attenborough you'll have to visit it to see why.

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2. Splash in the Leisure Pool

We've got the biggest leisure centre in the Cairngorms on resort and we're delighted to be working towards a re-opening by early September. There's a shallow end for little ones, a large deeper pool for laps and the popular flume ride!

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Swimming Pool Flume
Boy Cycling through Forest

3. Cycle through Autumnal Forests

With safe cycle trails through the ancient forest to nearby lochs; Autumn is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the cooler Cairngorms air! If bringing your bikes is a hassle, you can rent them here on resort.

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4. Zip through Forests

We highly recommend this popular attraction near Aviemore. Be sure to pre-book your zip line adventure through the stunning forests.

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Zip Wire
Waterslides at Landmark

5. Visit a Theme Park

Head to Landmark Forest Adventure Park for a great fun day out. Don't miss the waterslides and rollercoaster! Pre-booking required at present.

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6. Go Wildlife Spotting

Head to another top attraction, The Highland Wildlife Park, to see lots of animals that you may never have seen in the flesh before. Pre-booking is required.

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7. Hop Aboard

Capture breathtaking scenery on board the Strathspey Steam Railway which departs from Aviemore Train Station for a journey through the Cairngorms. Pre-booking is required.

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8. Indulge in a Beauty Treatment

Our beauty treatment rooms are now available to book a luxurious Elemis treatment. Why not spoil yourself during your visit?

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Beauty Massage Treatment

9. Quad Trekking

This is a brilliant activity to try with breathtaking scenery and wildlife to spot along the way!

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10. Play a Round

Our sister resort, 5 minutes’ drive away, boasts an 18-hole championship course. Have a go at the 9-hole course. Lessons and equipment hire are available too plus there's a lovely outdoor seating area serving food and drinks.

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Spey Valley Shopping

11. A Touch of Retail Therapy

Our large, luxury department store is now open at the resort. Browse designer names for the whole family and home including French Connection, Barbour and much more. Enjoy a cake and coffee too at the cafe.

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12. Go Grass Sledging

This popular activity runs right here in the grounds of our resort. It's great fun! Only available on September holiday weekends. During these weekends there's also archery and bike hire too.

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13. Try River Tubing

This is an exhilarating activity to try suitable for older children and adults.

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14. Go Fishing

Get the family involved with fishing for children, or let the little ones feed the fish. Loch fishing is also available to pre-book at nearby Rothiemurchus.

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15. Horsing Around

From pony trekking to horse riding, why not give it a try in the Cairngorms.

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16. Walk through a Nature Reserve

Did you know you can access the Craigellachie National Nature Reserve from our resort grounds? It's got a choice of beautiful walks.

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17. Go Faster

This great racetrack is just a few minutes drive away in Aviemore. It's great fun no matter what the weather. Ensure you pre-book.

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18. Feed the Reindeer

If you haven't visited Britain's only free roaming reindeer herd, it's a must. Get up close with these beautiful creatures on a hill trip. Pre-booking required.

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Afternoon Tea

19. Enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea

Head to the cosy Laggan Whisky & Cocktail Bar in the resort and enjoy either an al fresco afternoon tea (weather permitting) or cosy up inside in front of the log fire.

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20. Tubing on Cairngorm Mountain

Enjoy an exhilarating, high-speed tubing experience down a 70m slide. Suitable for both adults and children from the age of four, it's an action-packed family experience not be missed if you’re visiting the Cairngorms and Aviemore.

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Mountain Tubing
Family in car in forest

BOOK YOUR SEPTEMBER WEEKEND OR AUTUMN BREAK

What are you waiting for? It's time to book and enjoy up to 30% off your Aviemore Break. Be quick to get your preferred dates.

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