Whether you’re seeking shade or shelter from the ‘4 seasons in one day’ which is possible in the Cairngorms, there are a myriad of marvellous indoor attractions…

There’s no getting away from it; one of the reasons the Cairngorms is such a lush, colourful landscape is due to the varied climate, which can include rain, sleet, sunshine and snow. Even on the same day! Braving the elements makes coming back to your cosy accommodation extra joyful but, similarly, the Park is brimming with brilliant indoor activities too.


Is there much to do in the rain in the Cairngorms?

Yes! If you don’t fancy gearing-up and getting out into the elements, there is a whole wealth of activities waiting for you inside, such as castles, distilleries, steam trains, soft play, painting ceramics, art galleries, musems and shops – and that’s just for starters!

What are the best family activities to do indoors?

If you’re looking for several activities under one roof on a rainy day, then heading for Macdonald Aviemore Resort is a good option because it has a cinema, swimming pool, soft play and games room. It also runs a kids entertainment programme during school holidays. However many of the attractions – such as Landmark Forest Adventure Park and the Highland Folk Museum – are geared up for kids and have substantial indoor areas.

What is the most popular indoor activity in the Cairngorms for adults?

One of the most popular indoor activities for those over 18 visiting the Cairngorms is visiting one of the Park’s many acclaimed distilleries, which are dotted all over the area and include whisky, gin and ale producers.

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