Family Friendly Resort In Aviemore, Scotland With Amazing Facilities For Families With Babies & Toddlers!

Leading family friendly resort in Aviemore, Scotland with 3 hotels, self-catering lodges and fantastic facilities for babies and toddlers including indoor swimming pool, soft play and playground. Loads of amazing walks and days out nearby – a fantastic base for exploring Aviemore and the Cairngorms.

  • Largest indoor swimming pool in the Cairngorms with flume and wave machine. Toddler pool for little ones
  • Large on site cinema with family movies
  • Sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym for Mum and Dad!
  • Packed entertainment programme during the peak holiday season
  • Fantastic outdoor play park
  • Massive 4 storey soft play with climbing areas, slides and seating and a café
  • Ice Rink – in the resort until Easter 2022!
  • Large choice of accommodation including three 4-star hotels and spacious woodland lodges
  • Family rooms which include delicious breakfasts to start your day!
  • Fantastic restaurants all with a kids menu, including Giovanni’s Italian
  • Great value toddler breaks throughout the year
  • Loads of family friendly walks and days out nearby
  • A few minutes’ walk to the centre of the bustling Highland town and it’s wide range of shops
  • Travel cots and high chairs available on request
  • Pet friendly accommodation available

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Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Highlands Hotel


The Highlands Hotel is a 4* family friendly hotel at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort which is handy for the swimming pool and leisure facilities at the resort next door.  There are family rooms which sleep up to 3 and 4 people and interconnecting rooms for larger families.   All rooms have WIFI, Elemis toiletries and include breakfast.


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Aviemore Hotel


The Aviemore Hotel is a fantastic baby and toddler friendly hotel which is part of the award-winning Macdonald Aviemore Resort.  The family rooms and family bunk rooms can sleep up to 4 and 5 people. The bunk rooms are ideal for older toddlers who will love their own bunk area with a dedicated flat screen TV.  There’s also a family lounge on the ground floor and a choice of restaurants in the resort.  All rooms include free WIFI and luxury Elemis toiletries.


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Woodland Lodges


The 18 spacious woodland lodges are ideal for families wanting the flexibility of self-catering accommodation.  They are located in ancient Caledonian pine forests and include the use of the resort’s fantastic facilities.  The lodges can sleep up to 6 people with 2 and 3 bedroom options, bathrooms, a kitchenette with microwave, fridge and hob. The 3 bedroom models also feature a log burner.  Plus families can enjoy breakfast at the hotel every morning – this is a perfect option for families looking for hotel facilities and self-catering independence.


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Reasons Why Babies & Toddlers Will Love The Macdonald Aviemore Resort
  • Taking a dip in the indoor swimming pool and toddler pool
  • Letting off steam in the huge soft play
  • Enjoying an entertainment programme and panto during the school holidays
  • Watching family friendly films in the cinema
  • Making new friends in the outdoor playground
  • Sleeping like a baby in their cosy bedroom or woodland lodge after a busy day exploring
  • Tucking into delicious food or ice cream at the family friendly restaurants at the Resort
  • Getting out and about exploring the wonderful Cairngorms and Aviemore which is easy to get to from the Resort.

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10 Best Things To Do Around The Macdonald Aviemore Resort With Babies And Toddlers

Loch Morlich  – Just a 20 minute drive from the Macdonald Aviemore Resort is stunning Loch Morlich.  This is the UK’s highest beach and has fine white sand fringed by pine forest and mountains.  During the summer months you can take part in a variety of water sports and there is also a 3.5 mile bike ride / buggy friendly walk around the edge of the Loch.  Or you can take your bucket and spade and spend the day building sandcastles and paddling in the loch.


Family Friendly Walks – There are plenty of easy walks in the spectacular Glenmore Forest including a buggy friendly walk up to the famous An Lochan Uaine which is also known as the Green Loch. Other family friendly walks include the Osprey Walk at Loch Garten, the Wildcat walk around Newtonmare and Anagach Woods in Grantown. There are also good walks for families at Loch Insh.


Strathspey Steam Railway – Take a trip back in time and travel on a steam train from Aviemore to the Boat of Garten and Broomhill.  A perfect day out for train loving toddlers!


Landmark Forest Adventure Park –  This is a great family friendly day in the Cairngorms – little ones will love the Red Squirrel Nature Trail,  Butterfly House, Lost Labyrinth and rides at this family adventure theme park.


Highland Wildlife Park – See over 200 animals at the Highland Safari Park! This fantastic attraction includes a drive around the safari park followed by a walking tour around the rest of the park. There are loads of animals to see including big cats, polar bears, Scottish wildcats and beavers.


A day out at Loch Ness – Just over an hour away from the Macdonald Resort is Loch Ness (and the monster!) Definitely worth a day out!


Rothiemurchus is a large estate in the Cairngorms with loads of family friendly activities such as a hairy coo safari and red deer feeding.  It’s also the home of the famous Loch An Eilein (loch of the island) which is a stunning loch surrounded by forest and hills with a magical island ruin in the middle.


Cairngorm Reindeer – The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is Britain’s only free-ranging herd of 150 reindeer found in the Cairngorm mountains.  Families can visit the reindeer in the paddock or go on hill visit and see them on the mountain.


RSPB Loch Garten is the ideal place to see ospreys when they return to Scotland to breed. Children can use the binoculars and telescopes to see the birds in their nest whilst exploring the trails in this Caledonian Forest. A great day out for bird lovers!


A day out in Aviemore – Spend a day exploring the shops, cafes and restaurants in Aviemore. Don’t miss a trip to Miele’s Gelateria – there are over 24 flavours of ice cream to choose from!


Go Go Karting – perfect for children aged 3+!


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Contact Info

Aviemore PH22 1PN, UK

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