Here are a few more ideas for you to enjoy, all are within easy driving distance from Balneden:
Reindeer Centre – the centre offers you daily guided tours to visit the reindeer roaming freely on Cairngorm mountain, a sure way of experiencing a close encounter with these friendly animals. A museum at the centre also tells you their story and how they got to live on Cairngorms slopes.
The Strathspey Steam Railway – a trip on board will take you from Aviemore to Boat of Garten, along the Spey valley. Special events throughout the year make for a real magical experience. If it's romance you are looking for, or an extra special place to dine, then maybe you would like to book a table in the dining car – a truly unique way to dine!
Landmark Forest Park Centre – thrills and spills for all young families! Besides an adventure into the Dinosaur Kingdom you can venture up into the treetops on the red squirrel trail, take a forest safari ride, explore the tropical hot house, experience the pinnacle climbing wall or even a sky dive, dare yourself on the wild water coaster, or maybe warp yourself in the wonder wood – just some of the magic a day at the centre could bring!
Craggan Outdoors – there is something of interest for everyone here. If you fancy something more relaxing maybe you would like to try your hand at fishing, golfing, or even arts and crafts. For the more energetic the choice is endless – pony-trekking, bush craft, zip-wiring, clay pigeon shooting, archery and paintballing are just a few of the many activities on offer.
Loch Ness Centre – a trip to Loch Ness is only just over one hours drive from Balneden. The centre is approximately 15 mins further, but well worth the time if you fancy discovering more about the elusive Nessie.