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For the Family
Our woodland adventure playground has lots of space for your little ones to get outside and get active on the balance beams, chain walk, burma bridge, shuffle bars and rocking log. The aerial runway (flying fox) is also a firm favourite with big kids too! If that doesn’t wear them out, there’s the ‘The Ledge’ climbing faces, intertwined logs and swinging steps. Best of all, entry to our adventure playground is free.
Our play area is designed for children aged 3 and over, with access paths to the playground suitable for pushchairs. There are benches and picnic table for resting up and watching the little ones play. The playground is situated opposite the Glenlivet Estate Visitor Centre, at the end of the main street, in Tomintoul. Parking is available.
Drumin Castle, a 14th century tower house, is a restored ruin situated near the village of Glenlivet. It’s a great place to explore - you can access the vault and the first floor and imagine the fires roaring in the giant fireplaces and battle it might have seen in its day! Behind the castle in the walled garden is a community orchard, which makes a great picnic spot on a sunny day. Parking is available at the castle.
The Still stands proudly high above the road just outside Tomintoul, and will give you an inspiring experience of the views! Drive out of Tomintoul on the A939 “snow road” (towards Grantown) and stop at the large parking area on the right at the old quarry. It’s a steep (but short) walk up to the viewpoint for the impressive views out over the River Avon and to the mighty Cairngorm Mountains. See how artistic you can be in capturing a magical photo of your families’ own reflection merged with the landscape.
The Lecht mine is a short level walk following a small burn to the old crushing mill building. It can be muddy underfoot but it’s a great little adventure to cross the bridge (or paddle across the ford) and follow the path up to the building which is safe to explore and contains interpretation about these old mine workings.