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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.