The spades and surrounding area of Aviemore is one of many places that families can go to when they are in need of an adventure, relaxation or even some holiday fun.
Sailing, white-water rafting, canoeing, paintball and windsurfing are some of the action items that are available. But for those who would rather do something more tranquil would be golfing, going to check out any wildlife and even a tranquil walk in the forests are other options.
In the Cairngorms area, the Aviemore is where the main ski resort is located. It also has some beautiful scenery at the resort and the surrounding area. About nine miles outside of town the Cairngorm Funicular Railway will take the tourist to the restaurant that is located at the highest point in the entire UK. Also in the higher altitudes there are different types of exhibitions and even pathways that are marked where the tourist can visit as well.
Also taking the Strathspey Steam Railway will allow for some relaxing time on a train to enjoy a blast from the past. Some may even think that it is a romantic trip to go through much of the breathe taking scenery that happens to be in the area. The train goes from Aviemore to Broomhill, which is near Nethy Bridge. The riders can just ride the entire track or can get off and check villages like Boat of Garen.
The Revack Estate, a Highland estate that is located near Aviemore, is a pine forest that is still doing traditional work while providing a gift shop and restaurant. This is a great place for those who are nature lovers or looking for a great little short get away.
Another great estate to visit that the entire family would enjoy would be the the Rothiemurchus Estate. They combine scenery, history, exciting activities and nature.
The entire Aviemore area plays an important role when it comes to the wildlife that plays a big part of the area. For example, when families visit just outside the Boat of Garten area, you will see a story that is a great success when it comes to conservation. The Ospreys have recently been reintroduced to their natural habitat. The Loch Garten Reserve will allow a family or nature lover to watch the birds raise their young. The interpretation centre will allow the nature lover to watch the parents feed the young from the nest along with watching the adults get dinner by plunging into the water.
In Kincraig the Highland Wildlife Park provides even more wildlife that is even wilder and more natural. This would include animals like Bears, tigers and even wolves, although they are a little tamer than those in the actual wilderness. Many of these were able to roam freely among the Scotland hills. The park will glad explain about the past and present state of the park and all that is a part of the park to those who would love to know more about it.
Reindeer is another one of those animals that will be seen roaming freely in the area. In the 1950’s the Cairngorm Reindeer herd was found in the Aviemore area. They have found this to be home, even though the conditions in the Cairngorn hills provide conditions that aren’t generally where reindeer would be found. The family or nature lover who would want to meet the herd can do so by taking a short driven and then finishing the trek by foot, where they can actual feed and touch them. Many have fallen in love with the reindeer because of their beautiful eyes and velvet noses.