Days Out Aberdeenshire


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Archaeolink Prehistory Park
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Archaeolink Prehistory Park
Archaeolink is a multi award winning living history park and visitor attraction, with a central focus on education, participation and fun. Travel 10,000 years in one day from the Mesolithic to a Roman Marching Camp, with indoor and outdoor exhibitions, featuring hands on activities, workshops and guided tours everyday, Archaeolink is a dynamic...
Huntly Castle
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Huntly Castle
Remarkable for its splendid architecture, Huntly Castle served as a baronial residence for five centuries. Many impressive features include a fine heraldic sculpture and inscribed stone friezes. The earliest stronghold on the site sheltered Robert the Bruce in the 14th century. Location In Huntly on the A96. Region - North and Grampian. ...
North East Falconry Centre - Aberdeen
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North East Falconry Centre - Aberdeen
Spectacular falcons, Owls, Hawks & Eagles are permanently on display. The breathtaking flying demonstrations offer a unique photo and video opportunity. School parties are made very welcome at the Centre, which offers a unique educational experience.
Bogie Dragon - Huntly
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Bogie Dragon - Huntly
Built to keep caravaners and their children amused this all age, all weather activity centre is open to everyone. It houses a huge soft play area called the Bogie the Dragon’s Adventure Castle for infants and toddlers. The sports hall offers games including snooker, table tennis, short tennis and badminton, and a café. Outside are...
Hoodles Play Barn - Oldmeldrum
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Hoodles Play Barn - Oldmeldrum
Hoodles Play Barn on the outskirts of Oldmeldrum offers a unique fun experience for children and a relaxing atmosphere for parents and carers. Hoodles Playbarn on the outskirts of Oldmeldrum offers a unique fun experience for children and a relaxing atmosphere for parents and carers.. The Playbarn features a safe, enclosed indoor...
Grampian Transport Museum
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Grampian Transport Museum
Follow the history of travel and transport in the North East of Scotland through dramatic displays, working exhibits and DVD presentations.
Craigievar Castle
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Craigievar Castle
This fairytale castle, a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, seems to have grown naturally out of the rolling hills. The great tower stands just as it did when completed in 1626. The castle is home to a fine collection of family portraits.
Alford Valley Railway
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Alford Valley Railway
Scotlands first 2ft Narrow Gauge passenger railway, running a service every 40 min. from Alford to Haughton Park. Experience the Joy of the Railway - Nothing evokes memories of a more civilised era than an old fashioned train ride! Experience a little piece of history on one of our beautifully restored trains, running between April...
Castle Fraser
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Castle Fraser
The dramatic riverside ruins and extensive earthworks of this Welsh border castle sit high on a rocky mound on the edge of the small, picturesque town of the same name. Unusually, the castle's tall 13th century keep is set on the side of its mound. Founded shortly after the Norman Conquest, the castle and nearby settlement prospered until the...
Fyvie Castle
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Fyvie Castle
Features Magnificent art collections See the great stone wheel staircase One of the most stunning castles of the North East About the property Ghosts, legends and folklore are all woven into the tapestry of Fyvie Castle’s 800-year history. Tradition claims that the castle’s five successive families –...
Ton's o' Fun - Turriff
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Ton's o' Fun - Turriff
Tons o' Fun is one of the North East's biggest children’s adventure play centres. We are setting new standards in fun and entertainment for kids. With a large, specially designed play structure in an enormous purpose-built facility we are making inroads into safe, challenging and fun adventure-play for children up to 145cm in height. ...
Tolquhon Castle
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Tolquhon Castle
Aberdeenshire is graced by many historic castles, but Tolquhon is one of the most picturesque. It served as a noble residence for some 300 years. The oldest part is the stump of an early 15th-century tower house, probably built by one of the Prestons of Formartine, who once held the barony. However, the castle visitors can see today was built by...
Royal Air Force Air Cadets 875 (Westhill) Squadron
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Royal Air Force Air Cadets 875 (Westhill) Squadron
Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the 'Air Cadets', we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years. We're sponsored by the Royal Air...
Air Training Corps - Aberdeen
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Air Training Corps - Aberdeen
2368 (Aberdeen Airport) Squadron has a little over 30 cadets at present. We are currently recruiting for a new intake to start training in Feb 07. We are the UKs largest and most exciting youth organisation, we offer you the chance to go flying, gliding, shooting, adventure training and loads more activities. We are one of the Regions most...
Royal Air Force Air Cadets 102 (Dyce) Squadron
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Royal Air Force Air Cadets 102 (Dyce) Squadron
Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the 'Air Cadets', we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years. We're sponsored by the...
Willows Animal Sanctuary - Fraserburgh
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Willows Animal Sanctuary - Fraserburgh
Willows Animal Sanctuary is the largest in Aberdeenshire and will try to help any animal in distress. We operate a strict no kill policy and only euthanise an animal on veterinary advice. We look after over 300 animals including around 60 horses, ponies and donkeys, approximately 60 cats and dogs and many reptiles as well as over 100 farm animals...
Northfield Swimming Pool - Aberdeen
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Northfield Swimming Pool - Aberdeen
Northfield Swimming Pool 5 Kettlehills Cres Aberdeen, AB16 5TL 01224 680307
Drum Castle - Banchory
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Drum Castle - Banchory
Features In possession of the Irvines of Drum from 1323 to 1975 13th century tower (the oldest intact in Scotland) Stunning location for Weddings About the property The oldest intact building in the care of the National Trust for Scotland, Drum Castle was, from 1323 to 1975, the home of the Irvine family. Situated in the world famous...
GO APE Crathes Castle - Aberdeenshire
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GO APE Crathes Castle - Aberdeenshire
If you like the idea of an amazing high wire forest tree top course then Go Ape could be just your thing. We have Tarzan swings, rope bridges, ladders, tunnels and zip lines suspended up to 40 feet high in the tree tops. Go Ape is an award-winning confidence course with branches throughout the UK.  The Go Ape course will appeal to a...
Crathes Castle Garden and Estate - Aberdeen
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Crathes Castle Garden and Estate - Aberdeen
Fairytale-like turrets, gargoyles of fantastic design and the ancient Horn of Leys given in 1323 by Robert the Bruce are just a few of the features of this historic castle. The Crathes gardens and estate are ideal for a family day out. A delight at any time of year, the famous gardens feature great yew hedges and colourful double herbaceous...
Macduff Marine Aquarium
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Macduff Marine Aquarium
Here you can find out all you need to know about one of the best visitor attractions in the North East of Scotland, plan your day out and learn about some of the wonderful sea life exhibited in the award-winning Aquarium. Situated on Aberdeenshire’s scenic coast in the traditional fishing town of Macduff, Macduff Marine Aquarium features...
Harleys - Macduff
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Harleys - Macduff
Rattle the pins at Harley's! With 8 lanes and all-day opening you are guaranteed a great bowling experience here at Harley's.  We have got bowling balls in ten weights, to cater for all ages.  And we've got shoes in sizes from 8 (childrens) to 15 (adults) so no matter what your age is you can join the fun. Electronic...
Royal Air Force Air Cadets 2367 (Banchory) Squadron
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Royal Air Force Air Cadets 2367 (Banchory) Squadron
Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the 'Air Cadets', we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years. We're sponsored by the...
K.C Kangaroos - Aberdeen
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K.C Kangaroos - Aberdeen
 Offering a safe environment for your children to play and learn, K.C Kangaroos has a soft play area specifically for under-twos, and a separate area for older children. Both of these areas include ball pits, soft shapes and other soft, safe and fun equipment for your children to play with. Both soft play areas have seating around the...
Seaton Park - Aberdeen
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Seaton Park - Aberdeen
from Major Hay. Beside the park's south gates stand the fortified towers of St Machar's Cathedral. There are many fine areas in the park from the flowerbeds to the rose beds and up to the walled garden beside the old stables, which have been converted for housing. The Cathedral Walk is always a resplendent sight in midsummer and one of the most...
Fuzzy Ed's @ The Cocket Hat - Aberdeen
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Fuzzy Ed's @ The Cocket Hat - Aberdeen
FUZZY ED's FUN HOUSE (Indoor Play Building - for children up to 4ft 9ins tall) GENERAL ADMISSION     Term Time: Daily 11am - 8pm. School Holidays:. Saturday & Sunday 12noon - 8pm. £2.99 PARTY PACKAGES     £5.99 per child - please ring for full details. CHARGES THROUGH WEEK     Monday -...
Sooyang Do Martial Art
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Sooyang Do Martial Art
Sooyang Do martial art enables junior participants to build self confidence and self esteem whilst learning self defence and enhancing their fitness levels in a safe and friendly enviroment. Classes are structured to help junior participants learn the fundamentals of martial arts training and etiquette whilst helping them with coordination,...
Hazlehead Park Pets Corner - Aberdeen
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Hazlehead Park Pets Corner - Aberdeen
Hazlehead Pets Corner is a visitor attraction within Hazlehead Park featuring many different animals, both large and small, that children like to see. Included amongst the animals are: rabbits, chinchillas, miniature donkeys, tropical and marine fish, ducks and peacocks. Opening Hours     1 September to 31 March: 10am to 3:15pm...
Wynford Farm Playbarn - Aberdeen
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Wynford Farm Playbarn - Aberdeen
Our well designed playbarn can help provide safe, exciting physical play for children and we have a high quality coffee shop provide a social space for families to relax. We believe that it is vital for parents to be able to be-off duty for some quality time for themselves and where this is combined with safe healthy play it is often the break...
Brig O' Don - Aberdeen
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Brig O' Don - Aberdeen
The restaurant has a deck for enjoying fine weather and external kids play area and sheltered pre school kids play area, but if the weather is less friendly then younger children can have fun in the tots TV room (for pre school kids).
Aden Country Park
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Aden Country Park
Aden Country Park has been recognised as one of the country's best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag award. Aden Country Park impressed the judges with it's excellent use of green space, well maintained facilities and high standard of safety and security. The entrance to the park is situated half a mile west of the village of Mintlaw...
The Boys' Brigade - Aberdeen
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The Boys' Brigade - Aberdeen
The Boys' Brigade Crimon Place, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB10 1RX Tel: 01224 644400   Youth & Community Groups
Bon Accord Baths - Aberdeen
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Bon Accord Baths - Aberdeen
Bon Accord Baths Justice Mill La Aberdeen, AB11 6EQ 01224 587920
I heart art - Aberdeen
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I heart art - Aberdeen
I heart art - Aberdeen's first paintertainment studio. combine unlimited imagination with unlimited paint and create a unique and personal keepsake. We have a large range of ceramics and canvasses for you to personalise and get creative. We offer a range of craft sessions that are ideal for children to learn new skills and have fun. Please get...
Royal Air Force Air Cadets 107 (Aberdeen) Squadron
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Royal Air Force Air Cadets 107 (Aberdeen) Squadron
Are you up for fun, adventure, incredible experiences and making new friends? Are you looking for something to give you the edge in life? Then welcome to the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO). Better known as the 'Air Cadets', we’re a UK-wide cadet force with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years. We're sponsored by the...
Satrosphere Science Centre - Aberdeen
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Satrosphere Science Centre - Aberdeen
Satrosphere Science Centre offers a range of exciting educational resources. Our main attraction - 'The Exhibition Hall' - allows your pupils to experiment  with over 50 interactive exhibits and learn about science and technology in a fun, hands-on way. During your visit, pupils can also develop their investigative skills with our...
Codonas - Aberdeen
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Codonas - Aberdeen
Scotland’s favourite Amusement Park offers a wide range of fun with all its rides and attractions including – three roller Coasters - the Looping Star, the Apple Family Coaster and the Wimpy Family Crazy Train, waltzers, dodgems, white water log fume ride, 'Shockwave' chair-o-planes, Haunted house, Rambos (Children’s indoor...
The Boardwalk House of Fun - Aberdeen
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The Boardwalk House of Fun - Aberdeen
Noble's Family Entertainment Centre is the ideal venue for you child's party and celebration. All our Party Packages are put together with what you want and can be fully customised to suit your needs. Our unique children's interactive ballplay area is the only one of its kind in the UK and comes all the way from America. This multi level play...
Smugglers Cove - Aberdeen
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Smugglers Cove - Aberdeen
 Bigger, Better, More Fun!! ** Massive new extension to Smugglers Cove now open including V.I.P dining booths (for very improtant pirates & princesses!), bigger 'Little Nippers' tiny tots area with inflatable play AND brand new disco and fire station role play areas on Smugglers Street! ** Our indoor facility includes 2 fantastic, fun,...
Beach Leisure Centre - Aberdeen
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Beach Leisure Centre - Aberdeen
The Beach Leisure Centre is one of the North of Scotland's premier leisure facilities, offering a wide range of activities for all the family. There is a tremendous range of fun activities to enjoy, from swimming to climbing and all visitors can be assured of a warm welcome from our friendly qualified staff! Whether you are a parent with a child...
The Ceramic Experience - Aberdeen
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The Ceramic Experience - Aberdeen
The ceramic experience is an award-winning visitor attraction and ceramic painting studio just minutes from Aberdeen city centre and close to the A90. At the studio, customers are supplied with everything from stamps and stencils to aprons, brushes, tiles and paint, all of which are non-toxic and food safe. A vast selection of blank ceramic...
Aberdeen Snowsports Centre
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Aberdeen Snowsports Centre
Aberdeen Snowsports Centre offers year round skiing, snowboarding and tubing. We also offer summer activities camps including half day (morning or afternoon) ski and snowboard camps for those who are eager to learn. We also hold Multi Activity and Multi Sports camps for children who want to try a variety of activities and make new friends...
The Den and the Glen - Aberdeen
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The Den and the Glen - Aberdeen
The Den is a new purpose build facility which encourages endless active play for boys and girls to have fun, make friends and eat healthy!  The Den restaurant has a large menu and facilities to cater for large birthday parties and special occasions!Storybook Glen is a magical world of make-believe and fun for children (and adults) of all...
Doonies Farm - Aberdeen
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Doonies Farm - Aberdeen
Doonies Farm sits on the cliff tops between Aberdeen Lighthouse and the village of Cove. The farm is home to some of Britain’s rarest breeds of cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats and poultry. It is a working farm that is managed using mainly traditional farming methods to encourage local wildlife to flourish too. For generations of...
Brewster Bear Fun Factory - Mains of Balquharn - Aberdeen
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Brewster Bear Fun Factory - Mains of Balquharn - Aberdeen
An indoor and outdoor playcentre with equipment and activities suitable for children from birth to height restriction of 4ft 7 inches. Toilet and baby changing room in the restaurant. Opening hours: Thursday through Tuesday 9am until pub closing times. Wednesday 11am until pub closing times. Pricing Free!
Mains of Balquharn - Aberdeen
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Mains of Balquharn - Aberdeen
PLAYZONE (Indoor Play Area) OPENING TIMES    During Pub Opening Hours. PARTY PACKAGES    Can be arranged - ring for details. CHARGES    Free of Charge  We also have an outdoor play area.
WDCS Wildlife Centre - Moray
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WDCS Wildlife Centre - Moray
Based at the mouth of the River Spey on the southern side of the Moray Firth on the east coast of Scotland, our centre is about an hour’s drive from Inverness. Set on a 450 hectare nature reserve with exhibitions, café and shop, it’s a fantastic day out!  The Centre is based in a wildlife haven that is home to ospreys,...
Fochabers Folk Museum
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Fochabers Folk Museum
Opened in 1984, the museum houses a collection of gigs and carriages and an eclectic array of everyday objects showing the way of life and traditions of the north east of Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries. Experience schooldays of the past in the Milne's schoolroom, set up to celebrate Alexander Milne (1742 - 1838), founder of Milne's...
Balmoral Castle
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Balmoral Castle
Set amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar is the Balmoral Estate. Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Estate has been the Scottish Home of the British Royal Family ever since. The Estate extends to just over 50,000 acres of heather clad hills, ancient Caledonian woodland, policies and of course...
The Old Royal Station
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The Old Royal Station
At the centre of Ballater is a beautiful wooden building that was formerly the royal railway station. Recently restored, it now houses an exhibition, the Tourist Information Centre, a restaurant and shops. The railway was vital to the development of Ballater. It was much used by royalty and visitors to Balmoral Castle. Therefore it brought...
Welcome to the awesome Scottish county of Aberdeenshire. If you need child friendly ideas where to take the kids, kids days out, or fun things to do with the kids in Aberdeenshire then we can help. We have family pubs with kids play areas, soft play areas, indoor play areas, outdoor play areas, playgrounds, aquariums, castles, stately homes, children's clubs such as Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Brownies, Guides, youth clubs, activity centres, Air, Sea, Army Cadets. We list children's entertainers in Aberdeenshire if you are planning a birthday, cinema, theatre, petting zoo, animal farms, children's farms, leisure hire, museum and art gallery, nature areas such as parks, and countryside walks and beaches. We have kids activities related to outdoor pursuits and sports such as swimming, ice skating, ten pin bowling and football centres. We list theme parks and Adventure Parks in Aberdeenshire. If you are looking for zoos with more exotic animals then we have them. Don't forget to look at the nearby counties of Tayside and Highlands to see what they can offer you. We have days out with the kids in Aberdeenshire in and near :- Aberdeen, Altens, Bankhead, Bieldside, Bridge of Don, Bucksburn, Cove, Cove Bay, Craibstone, Craigiebuckler, Cults, Danestone, Elgin, Fraserburgh, Peterhead. Grampian is an area in Scotland made up of the following counties :- Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

Aberdeenshire  is one of the 32 unitary council areas in Scotland. Present day Aberdeenshire does not include Aberdeen City which is a unitary authority in its own right. However, Aberdeenshire Council has its headquarters at Woodhill House, in Aberdeen; the only Scottish council whose headquarters are based outside of the council area. Aberdeenshire borders Angus and Perth and Kinross to the south, and Highland and Moray to the west.