Your home for learning in the Cairngorms

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Comfortable group accommodation


Located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, 5 minutes from Aviemore, Alltnacriche is a well-equipped residential centre ideal for outdoor activities for schools, with a beautiful hillside setting, accessible from the A9. The centre is surrounded by park and woodland, has superb on-site facilities with a wide range of activities, coupled with a range of inspiring visitor options nearby. We have an established team of experienced staff and work with just one group at a time giving you all the freedom you need to make your trip a success.


Alltnacriche accommodates up to 58 people in 12 bunk-bedded dorms and single rooms, and has an accessible dorm on the ground floor. Unless your group is very small, you will be the only guests. In the main house, there is a comfortable lounge, conservatory and dining area. There is a separate meeting room with full audio-visual facilities, a large sports hall and games room. Many of the activities are on-site, minimising travel times. Activities are operated within our safety management system, and we hold an AALA licence.

Before your stay, we ask for detailed information about pupils’ needs, including dietary requirements, and will tailor the programme to your educational experiences and outcomes. We will advise which will be best for the season and the age range. We offer an online parents' information talk as part of our residential package.

At Alltnacriche your school will have the choice between an exciting multi-activity programme or a full week of adventure. We will start you off with a default programme for your 2, 3 or 4-night stay and there are a few different choices to make from there.

Activities range from bushcraft to indoor climbing to canoeing and we can't wait to work with you to build a stay that is tailored to your group.

Some activities are weather dependent, as should the need arise, we will consult with you or the lead teacher on the residential to arrange the best alternative to meet your needs.

Our residential package includes all main meals and snacks; pupils just need to bring a packed lunch for their arrival day.

We have a set menu for our evening meals and are happy to discuss any individual requirements. All allergens and diets will be catered for.
Packages and Pricing

Depending on availability, we can offer a 2, 3 or 4-night residential stay, or an activity day for your school.

Our pricing is per child. VAT is not applicable, and, within normal ratios, teachers/supporting adults are not charged.

We have a low season and high season pricelist. Our low season runs from the October holidays until the Easter break. Please get in touch for more information.
How to book
For more information or how to book then please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

"The leaders and the food were great and the activities were fun."

Young person, about Alltnacriche

17 May 2024

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