The Funicular Railway and Ptarmigan Building are closed whilst we undertake detailed structural inspections on the railway. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please also note that we have paused additional Season Pass sales until we have greater clarity over our Funicular Railway operations.
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Education

The Cairngorms National Park is an excellent outdoor classroom and can be studied across the curriculum from biology and geography to art, history and even music.

College Group

A variety of educational resources have already been produced to support outdoor learning in the Cairngorms National Park with outdoor learning seen as a key approach to delivering the Curriculum for Excellence.

Pupils and students of all ages can participate in a wide range of curriculum based activities providing many learning outcomes:

  • Tailored presentations on environmental and other topics.
  • Practical work in the natural outdoor environment of the hill.
  • Discover the camera obscura in the the mountain garden.
  • Journey on the funicular railway to visit the viewing terrace and interpretive mountain exhibition.

We offer a memorable day out for a class and a chance for them to build their confidence, learn something new, contribute to the day and have fun while learning about sharing responsiblity for this special place. For costs and more information click here.


Costs and Booking

  • Group rate starting at £30 per group for presentations
  • Funicular (primary and secondary school rate) £6.80 per person
  • Free admission to camera obscura and mountain garden
  • No limit on group size
  • Week days only (weekend may be available upon request)
  • During snowsports season Rangers presentations can only be given between 10am to 12noon.
  • During snowsports season you will be given access outside to the mountain from the Ptarmigan Building and may be given an opportunity to chat to the ski patrol
  • At least 7 days notice required

For further information and booking please contact us.

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