If the kids love reindeer but simply can’t wait for Christmas, the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is sure not to disappoint! The only free-ranging herd in Britain consisting of over 150 animals, the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd roam freely over the mountains and the Glenlivet Estate, with daily guided tours and paddock trips bringing you face to face with these friendly beasts. Venturing into the mountains to track down the reindeer is also a fabulous way to immerse yourself in the soaring peaks and plunging valleys that make the Cairngorms an unforgettable and mesmerising experience. If visiting in winter, make sure you come prepared for the seasonal weather!

Distance from Strathspey Lodge: 29 minute drive