10 Easter holiday ideas
Have you had any Easter holiday ideas yet? Thinking about the Easter holidays this year, it’s a wee bit of an awkward time – so early in the Spring season. It’s still an opportunity for some winter sports, but spring is on its way. If you’re travelling up to the Cairngorms National Park for this Easter holiday in 2018 here are some ideas you might want to consider:
Adventures in the Cairngorms
1.Cairngorm Discovery tour –
Sample a range of the best experiences the Cairngorms have to offer bringing to life not only the scenery but also a more simple way of life relying on natural resources. Make your own bowl; process a sheep’s fleece into wool & weave a wee sample; explore the outdoors on foot and by bike. Get away from the pressures of modern day life on this trip and get outside with your kids. A mix of guided and self-guided, supported activities with all your accommodation and meals included. A perfect compliment to the Easter holidays.
Safely experience a night out in the winter hills. Construct your own snow shelter (not an igloo) with the Cairngorms most experienced snow hole builder. Andy has constructed 3 – 5 snow holes every year for nearly 20 years. He has refined his technique to such an extent that he has never had a single one collapse on him, and he’s never had to retreat due to lack of snow. He’s only once ever had to retreat, and that was due to the strength of the wind.
3. Join Scot Mountain Holidays on a summit hike
For the first time Scot Mountain Holidays are offering scheduled day hikes over the Easter weekend to the summit of both or either of Cairngorm and Ben Macdui. See full event details on our Facebook page
4. Meet the locals –
a Highland Coo, a reindeer, a pine marten or a red deer. What a choice of wildlife experiences. If there are any Young Wildlife explorers in your family, then they’ll be spoilt for choice. Let us put together a full range of choices for you from sheep dog trials to the Wildlife Park or dusk wildlife watching opportunities. Feed the deer/the reindeer of the Coos. Spot the red squirrels in the forest. Get the binoculars out to see the Ospreys or the cute, wee crested tits with their tiny punk hairdos.
5. Total whisky experience –
visit Speyside Cooperage and a distillery of your choice. If you’re up a wee bit early you might catch the free distillery tour at Dalwhinnie Distillery. If you’d like a full-on whisky experience tour, including the intricacies of producing a malt whisky and where to go if you’re a whisky expert. Read our blogs
6. Climb a Munro – Easter holiday ideas for the grown-ups
There are a huge number of Munros accessible from Fraoch Lodge. There are Munros to climb almost from the doorstep in the Cairngorms National Park. You can also use Fraoch Lodge as your base and venture further afield. However, with Ben Macdui (2nd highest in Scotland) and Braeriach (3rd highest in Scotland), you shouldn’t need to travel far for a good workout. Do make sure you put your safety first though. This year (2018) with Easter being so early and a good covering of snow remaining, it would be a good idea to either take a local guide or make sure you have refreshed your snow skills before you venture into the hills. Contact us for a private guiding or instruction booking.
7. Take the kids on an outdoor treasure hunt (geocaching) – Easter holiday ideas for the kids
you could extend this by setting up your own cache or trail. The Easter egg hunt is always the favourite part of Easter for us in our household; far above the egg consumption. We have been known to hide the eggs more than once! FREE ACTIVITY
8. Check out the canoeing and kayaking
on Loch Morlich or Loch Insh, providing the ice has melted
9. Go skiing
10. Enjoy an adrenaline rush
on the amazing Zip Line operated by G2 outside Aviemore (transfers available if required).