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7 Days in The Highlands for Kids

It's time to discover why the Highlands is the perfect place for a brilliant family holiday in Scotland. Make memories as you explore the western Cairngorms, and enjoy days out to Inverness and Moray Speyside. There are plenty of things to do should there be wet weather days, and awesome places to visit which are as educational as they are fun.


Begin / Eind
Kincraig / Kingussie
  • Dagen
  • Afstand

  • Reismiddel
  • Hoofdthema
Heritage attractions
Woodland trails
Historic ruins
Railway and steam train
City day trip
Beaches and coastal communities
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Dag 1The Cairngorms National Park's Unmissable Attractions


Explore the area south of Aviemore today and discover two brilliant attractions, the Highland Wildlife Park and the Highland Folk Museum. In addition, you can make time for a stop at the ruins of Ruthven Barracks and uncover fascinating Jacobite history. You'll pass through Kingussie and Newtonmore, two villages whose shinty teams are the fiercest of rivals - see if you can catch a match whilst you visit!

  • Highland Wildlife Park Kincraig

    Highland Wildlife Park

    From Scottish wildcats to snow leopards, and from red squirrels to red pandas, you'll find an incredible mix of endangered species from all over the globe, as well as native species at the Highland Wildlife Park. It's home to wolves, lynx, beavers and wild horses; animals which at one time roamed Scotland's lands. Enjoy a safari experience as you drive round the main reserve. As you explore the rest of the park on foot, you might come face-to-face with an Amur tiger, see mighty polar bears, and watch Japanese macaques - also known as snow monkeys - during feeding times.

    Meer info over Highland Wildlife Park
    Kincraig,Kincraig,PH21 1NL
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  • Ruthven Barracks Kingussie

    Ruthven Barracks in Badenoch

    © VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

    Let your imagination take you back to the time of the Jacobites as you enter Ruthven Barracks, located on a hilltop overlooking Kingussie. Now a ruin, Fort Ruthven was built by George II's forces in the early 1700s in response to the failed uprisings of 1715. In 1745, the barracks were defended by government soldiers when it was attacked by the Jacobites, but a year later, the soldiers were forced to surrender when a larger force of Jacobites carried out an assault. After the Battle of Culloden, 3,000 Jacobites rallied at the barracks only to find that Bonnie Prince Charlie had declared that the Jacobite cause was over.

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  • Highland Folk Museum Newtonmore

    Open Air section of Highland Folk Museum

    © Highlife Highland

    See what life was like for the people of the Highlands from the 1700s up until the 1960s at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore.

    In Outlander the museum's replica 18th century Highland crofts are shown when Claire joins Dougal and his followers on their task to collect rent from the clan's tenants.

    Meer info over Highland Folk Museum
    Highland Folk Museum,Kingussie Road,Newtonmore,PH20 1AY
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Dag 2Nature and Adventure for The Whole Family


In the morning, visit the family-friendly RSPB Loch Garten, located only a few miles north of Aviemore. Then make your way to the pretty village of Carrbridge where you'll find countless hours of family fun. With so much to do, it's easy to spend a good part of a day at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, but you could also take some time to see Carrbridge and spot the famous Packhorse Bridge, or follow one of the village's gentle woodland walks.

  • RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Centre Nethy Bridge

    Aerial photograph showing the forest landscape from the Nature Centre to Loch Garten.

    © Richard Elliott (via RSPB)

    Budding naturalists will love RSPB Loch Garten. This reserve is home to breeding ospreys in the warmer months, whilst the capercaillie, Scotland's largest grouse and a rare species, can be seen displaying in spring. There are plenty of trails to follow with fantastic self-guided activities, such as quizzes and bark rubbing, as well as great things to do in the nature centre. The wide paths and short trails make it suitable for both walks and cycles with the kids.

    Meer info over RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Centre
    Nethy Bridge,PH25 3HA
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  • Landmark Forest Adventure Park Carrbridge

    Landmark Forest Adventure Park

    Visitors of all ages will love RSPB Loch Garten. This reserve is home to breeding ospreys in the warmer months, whilst the rare capercaillie, Scotland's largest grouse, can be spotted in spring. There are plenty of trails to follow with fantastic self-guided activities, as well as great things to do in the nature centre. The wide paths and short trails make it suitable for family-friendly walks and cycles.

    Meer info over Landmark Forest Adventure Park
    Main Street,Carrbridge,PH23 3AJ
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  • Carrbridge Woodland Badenoch and Strathspey

    The Old Packhorse Bridge Over The River Dulnain

    © The Old Packhorse Bridge Over The River Dulnain At Carrbridge

    Final stop

    Afterwards, you could stop at the Cairn Hotel for a refreshment in its traditional country pub.

    Take a short walk through the woodlands of Carrbridge. There are three waymarked trails to choose from, the longest of which takes just over an hour. The woodlands are home to wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled for the likes of timid red squirrels, as well as charming wooden carvings of forest creatures - Carrbridge is known for its annual chainsaw carving competition!

    Meer info over Carrbridge Woodland

Dag 3Reindeer and Family Fun

Dag 4Day Tripping to Inverness

Dag 5Amazing Activities in the Great Outdoors

Dag 6Explore the Moray Firth Coastline

Dag 7Steam Train Rides and Forest Walks

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