The Cairngorms is a great place for cycling with the family. Here are five of the best locations for off-road riding. Plus just across the road from Ardconnel House are miles of forest tracks plus a skills area to practice on free of charge.
Don’t miss the Grantown-on-Spey highland games on Sunday 28th August. A great day out for all the family with family races, highland dancing, all the traditional heavy events including tossing the caber and my personal favourite tug o war, as well as the rousing mass pipe bands. Check our things to do page for more information.
A new bike festival in the Cairngorms National Park is a free family day out and has something to offer everyone. A celebration of all things biking, the festival has a huge range of participation activities; a round of the Scottish Trials Bike Championships, a mountain bike race for all ages, a static road bike challenge, and the big airbag for practising your stunts! There are also lots of other fun family things to do, The Clan Stunt Display TEam, children’s inflatables, WATT bike cadence analysis, blend your own smoothie, retail stands, catering and much much more. So why not join in the fun on Sunday 4 August 9am -5pm.
Cairngorm Mountain are offering Ridge to River mountain bike tours and here in Grantown on Spey DC Bikes offer guided tours as well as Bike Hire and Servicing – for all things biking the Cairngorms National Park is the ideal biking destination in the most stunning setting!
Saturday 18 May 10am-4pm in Aviemore: Celebrating Cairngorms Nature is a FREE great day out for all the family. Set in a tented village opposite the railway station there will be lots to do including: pond dipping, walks up to Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, environmental art, story telling, face painting, dog obedience testing, outdoor access workshops, chainsaw carving and music from the Feis Spe.
Saturday 25 May 9am-late in Boat of Garten: ‘Wild about Boat’ Osprey Festival offers a day of wildlife-themed activities celebrating the Year of Natural Scotland with guided walks, wildlife watching, art and craft workshops, BBQ, African drums, plant sale, pond dipping, story telling, face painting and much more! Why not take the steam train – extra trains will run throughout the day the first one leaving Aviemore at at 8.30am!
Sunday 26 May 11am-4pm in Newtonmore: The Highland Folk Museum is holding its first vintage day with tractors, classic cars, vintage vehicles and machinery on show. Come and support this new addition to the Cairngorms National Park events calendar – entrance is FREE. Donations welcome.