In Brodie, along the A96 between Nairn (which has a lovely beach and high street) and Forres, you can visit Brodie castle. Walk toward the castle from the car park and then head left walking all the way down their garden, cross the little road, then walk around the duck pond in a big loop. They also have a hidden bird hide. Pop into their café or have a tour of the historic castle before you leave. Then drive back up the road to Brodie Country fare which has so many different things, (a good place to buy gifts) a quality food hall and restaurant.
Find out more:
Brodie Country Fare: https://www.brodiecountryfare.com