Reviewed by Stella Young
Having seen loads of pics on Facebook from friends and family, shared from their trips to Landmark Forest Adventure Park in Scotland, we were really keen to visit to find out what the place is all about for ourselves.
The park lies about 2 hours north from where we stay, so we decided to plan a few days away around our visit, so as to maximise our time in the park on the day we were going
We arrived fairly sharp (as a family of 5, getting anywhere for 10am is quite an achievement). Our kids, who are a boy age 9 and twin girls age 7 were mega excited to what the day had in store for them. They were not disappointed! Thankfully our entry was sorted in advance, as there was quite a big queue for this popular theme park. So I would definitely recommend getting your tickets in advance.
It was a definite case of where do we start first, the kids were excited checking out the maps. 2 of our kids (the hyper twins) are extremely active kids, so it was literally like heaven for them with a climbing wall, highwire course, maze, raft ride and rollercoaster to choose from. They didn’t have to wait too long in queues for the vertical climbing wall and high wires. The staff manning these positions were all very professional handling the kids, putting on harnesses etc.
The park has a great variety of things (over 20 attractions), so you can go from a very hands on active thing like the climbing wall, to bits where you can wander about and look at stuff, and of course the optical illusions that are there too, one of the things I’ll admit that drew me to the park from friends pictures. I won’t give away any secrets, but my smaller twin was absolutely delighted to be hugely bigger than her sister for a change. The dinosaur display featured a variety of very lifelike dinosaurs, which roared as you were walking by. Fabulous for any kids who love dinosaurs. Kids loved the rollercoaster rides as well, and we did take a trek up to the top of the tower where the views of not just the park, but over the Cairngorms was absolutely stunning.
The park is very close to Aviemore, which has plenty shops and cafes etc in it as well if you did go up for more than one day. The area is well worth exploring. We spent 3 nights at a nearby campsite, which was a great base for it.
We are definitely hoping to return to Landmark Forest Adventure Park next year. It was worth the trip and a great day out for the kids.
Winter Prices – not all attractions are open (28th October 2019 until 26th March 2020) from £6.10 to £7.25 per person.
For more details or to buy tickets visit www.landmarkpark.co.uk.
Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire, PH23 3AJ