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Landmark - Perfect for Adults & Children Alike
Landmark Centre (Carrbridge)
Member Name: calumneilson
Landmark Centre (Carrbridge)
Advantages: Fun, lots to do, places to eat, many attractions
Disadvantages: None - except the weather in Scotland
Landmark is nothing like Alton Towers, Thorpe Park or anything else - as it is only about 50 miles from where I live I have been there many times.
There is a huge amount to do for both adults, children and anyone:
Water Slides - Landmark boasts two very large water slides all named after animals and birds. One of the slides is a tunnel which is dark inside and twists around a long, one is a bumpy one going down and one is essentially a sheer drop going straight down.
All three of the slides are fun and involve walking up a huge amount of stairs in a wooden tower. If you keep reading you will see I talk about queues a lot, but the water slides have by far the largest (especially during holidays) so be prepared to wait for a while, but still nothing like at major theme parks.
You get to sit in rubber boats as you go down the slides, these fit 3 people max so you can go down with your children or you can go down by yourself - but be prepared to get wet.
Rock Climbing - Landmark has a rock climbing wall where up to 8 people at a time can use the wall. The turns are timed so that it is fair, and as with the slides the queues are long but still very manageable - the rock wall looks like great fun and whilst it isn't the biggest it has many routes you can take and is very safe.
The staff at the rock wall are well trained and will make sure you are secured with a harness.
The rock wall is aimed and children, not adults.
Skydive - A recent new attraction to Landmark, the Skydive is essentially a huge tower that you can climb to the top of and jump off. You climb up some ladders to get to the top and then you are attached to a special kinetic cable so you can free-fall all the way down but don't get a large jerk when the rope comes to it's end.
There are two Skydives so you don't have to worry much about queuing - but this is not for the faint hearted.
Ropeworx - The ropeworx is a long trail made up of chains, logs, planks and many other obstacles that you have to navigate round. The Ropeworx isn't at tree top high, but it is high and you are attached by a harness which is attached to rails so you can go round.
There are two parallel rails so you can go round with someone else and many people are allowed on at once - but it isn't overcrowded and isn't as scary as the skydive.
Maze and Adventure Land - Adventure land is a huge climbing frame with many different features and parts to it - it is aimed at young children and situated next to one of the cafes and coffee shops so you can have some food, or a coffee and sit down while children are on it.
The maze is fun and takes about 15 minutes to go round, it isn't a huge maze but it is still fun and just another thing to do when you are there.
Microworld - This is located inside in case you go when it is raining. Basically it is a mini-museum about microscopic things including bacteria, bugs, insects and other things.
It is actually very interesting and you should allow 45 minutes to an hour to go around it. There is a shop at the end if you want to visit it as well.
Located next to Microworld is the second food area/cafe which is more for meals than coffee.
You can also take a trip up the incredibly tall fire tower (shown in the picture) which is a long walk to the top and is very high - you can see for miles and many people find it scary, you certainly will if you are afraid of heights.
They have attractions held by experts such as when they cut huge logs using there plank making machine, when you can a chance to cut a long using a very long saw that needs two people and when they take one of the huge Clydesdale horses out for a walk and it tows large logs and planks (and other events).
There is also a nice walk which is mainly along the ground in the forest, but also has some raised walkways and at the end you go into a bird watching place where you can see many birds feeding (they are not enclosed, but they come as there is food).
Food: There are two cafes that both serve hot food and drinks and a selection of other things - you shouldn't have a problem eating at them but you can also bring your own sandwiches and eat at any of the many picnic benches.
Price & Staff: There are loads of staff that work to keep it tidy and running well and they are all very helpful, the prices change sometimes so check the website for Landmark but a day pass is very reasonable. If you are going to go more than once or twice a season pass is definitely worth it and you should get one - they aren't that much more.
Overall landmark is a great attraction for adults and children with lots to do.
Summary: Almost perfect
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