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Feel the festive spirit by visiting a reindeer and polar bear at Cairngorms in Scotland

Posted: 8 August 2011
by Junior

If snow glistening in the pine trees, stunning views across the countryside and roaring log fires keeping you warm sounds like the perfect Christmas scene, then head to the Cairngorms in Scotland. To get into the Christmas spirit, children can visit the Cairngorm reindeer, join Father Christmas on the Strathspey Steam Railway’s tour of the Cairngorms National Park, and see Siberian tigers, Arctic foxes, snowy owls and Mercedes the polar bear at the Highland Wildlife Park. Parents can enjoy locally brewed beers and whiskies and delicious local food, such as Rothiemurchus venison, as well as winter walks through forests and around the loch and cross-country skiing. And at New Year, experience a traditional Hogmanay by singing Auld Lang Syne in the local village square. Stay at Osprey Lodge during Christmas week for £2,499.


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