The four-star Macdonald Aviemore Resort in the Scottish Highlands has opened its new £600,000 Aviemore Activity Centre featuring nine interconnected ‘play’ zones over 1,500sq.m.

Play zone at Aviemore Activity Centre. Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Each age specific zone offers some of the latest interactive technology for children aged two-16, with the aim of giving children the opportunity to learn and embrace technology and to enjoy the sense of freedom, fun and adventure offered by traditional indoor and outdoor play.

The youngest participants (up to two years) can climb, slide and clamber in the nature themed soft play world of Tumble, while in Explore (three to five years) a three-storey high, soft play maze competes for attention with discovery tables and drawing. For kids aged six-12, the Play zone offers the chance to discover science, enjoy the interactive floor space, make jewellery and take to the stage as a costumed actor.

For older kids, the aptly named Game zone features a giant plasma screen and X-Box, while Mix is where budding DJs and musicians can use a drum kit, electronic mixing desk and video technology to cut their own tracks or to record their latest dance moves. Calm is a zone incorporating sensory features to encourage quiet time and this is complemented by Chill. Here, those aged 13 years-old or more discover a relaxation space for their exclusive use. Discreetly monitored by CCTV and accessed via coded door, the zone includes ipod stations and TV and lounge seating.


The centre is open to both guests and non-residents and guests of the hotel receive one free session per child, per day during their stay. Additional sessions can be pre-booked for £8 per session, per child or £10 for non-residents.

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