Beach Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Beach Leisure Centre
Epic family water fun on offer with 3 major flume sides plus a mini one for the smalls; a rapid river feature and a wave machine! Our advice is go early: you're going to have to drag them out!
Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool (13 miles)
Peterhead Leisure Centre (28 miles)
Peterhead Leisure Centre
Leisure and Community Centre with 25m swimming pool, teaching pool and diving pool, soft play area, climbing wall and more. Badminton, basketball, karate, archery, and even canoeing are on offer! They do birthday parties too.
Peterhead Swimming Pool (28 miles)
Peterhead Swimming Pool
Standard swimming and teaching pools with diving board equipped with 1 and 3m springboards and a 5m platform. Also has an indoor play area, cafe, and other sporting opportunities.
The Splash (33 miles)
Water and sand play at the seafront location where you will find sandpits, a large splash area and pitch and putt too.
Sandy Sensation (51 miles)
Adventure playgrounds for juniors and toddlers and water play at this seafront location with Crazy Golf and Tennis in the summer months too.
The Moray Leisure Centre (57 miles)
The Moray Leisure Centre
Learner and main pool plus leisure water zone with crocodile flume and Sunday inflatable madness! Elsewhere on site there's also an ice rink, what'll you do first, hot or cold?!
Olympia Leisure Centre (58 miles)
Olympia Leisure Centre
The leisure pool includes a rapid river, wave pool and seated bubble beds, plus toddler’s pool with smaller slides and features. Several of the many flumes have various features including 3D holograms, clear sections and LED light effects!
Codonas Amusement Park (< 1 mile)
Codonas Amusement Park
Indoor and outdoor amusements including loads of proper rides like roller coasters and log flumes plus plenty for the smaller kids and elaborate adventure golf. Outdoor features closed October to April and the rest open year round!
The Den and The Glen (7 miles)
The Den and The Glen
Enjoy hidden nursery rhyme characters, exquisite flowers and plants, majestic trees, secret waterfalls, exotic animals and fairytale houses plus a full indoor adventure play centre too!
Willows Animal Sanctuary (30 miles)
Willows Animal Sanctuary
dedicated to the rescue and care of abandoned and ill treated domestic and farm animals, they looks after over 300 animals including ponies and donkeys, sheep, goats, cows, pigs, poultry, reptiles and at least 60 cats!
North East Falconry Centre (36 miles)
North East Falconry Centre
Spectacular Falcons, Owls, Hawks and Eagles are permanently on display.
The breathtaking flying demonstrations offer a unique photo and video opportunity.
One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Aberdeen
Macduff Marine Aquarium (39 miles)
Macduff Marine Aquarium
features marine life from the Moray Firth in a variety of exciting and innovative exhibits. Visitors come face to face with hundreds of native fish and invertebrates normally only seen by SCUBA divers who brave the chilly waters of the North Sea.
Doonies Farm (3 miles)
A working farm with an outstanding collection of rare breed animals, come and encounter the countryside! Picnic area, children’s play area, plus a farm shop selling local produce. A fun and informative visit for the whole family!
Aberdeen Maritime Museum (< 1 mile)
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history. It is also the only place in the UK where you can see displays on the North Sea oil and gas industry. Granite Jack, the museum mascot, will keep the kids' attention throughout.
Satrosphere Science Centre (< 1 mile)
Satrosphere Science Centre
is full of exciting exhibits, science shows, workshops and special events like Little Scientists Day. Fun for all the family and everyone who loves to explore and experiment!
Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden (1 miles)
The Gordon Highlanders Museum (2 miles)
The Gordon Highlanders Museum
interactive maps, original film footage, scale reproductions, life-size models, touch screens, regimental colours, uniforms, medals and weapons at this regimental museum.
Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum (6 miles)
Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum
Visit Stonehavens oldest building, hear the tales of this courtroom and jail from the jailer and catch a glimpse of the resident ghost too.
Grampian Transport Museum (23 miles)
Grampian Transport Museum
Dramatic displays, push button exhibits and video presentations trace the history of road travel. Climb Aboard vehicle exhibits include: buses, trams, traction engine, fire engine and Mack Snow Plough.
The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses (38 miles)
The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
Award winning museum covering the lives of the families who guarded Scotland’s coastline for over two hundred years. There are audio-visual displays and interactive exhibits plus tours and you can climb the lighthouse if your legs will take it!
Duff House (39 miles)
An early Georgian mansion and grounds. Full of interesting information and artefacts, plus artwork on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland. Families are welcome and there is a play area on the grounds plus free quizzes to complete.
KC Kangaroos Play Centre (< 1 mile)
KC Kangaroos Play Centre
Exciting bright and colourful facilities include scramble nets and rope ladders, three different slides and a large deep ball pool. Dedicated toddler area with smaller versions!
Smugglers Cove Adventure Play (< 1 mile)
Smugglers Cove Adventure Play
A multilevel play frame area and a role play area make up Smugglers Cove Adventure Play which is part of the Codona Sunset Boulevard complex.
Fuzzy Eds (2 miles)
Attached to a family friendly restaurant, this is a woodland themed adventure soft play facility with several levels of fun features and a separate area for toddlers. Height restriction for main section is 4ft9.
Techno-Play (2 miles)
Play centre with 2 level play frame for over 4s, soft play for under 4s and a Nerf and Lasertag arena.
Wynford Farm Playbarn (6 miles)
Wynford Farm Playbarn
It is a farm but it's a working one without visits: the real draw is the terrific purpose built play barn with the multi level adventure play frames in! Plus an educational section on where food comes from with farmers often on hand for questions.
Brewster Bear Fun Factory (6 miles)
Brewster Bear Fun Factory
The indoor and outdoor play areas are free to access for those using the restaurant! Multiple levels indoor and out of fun physical play including climbing, sliding, ball pits and bridge walks. Loads for all ages!
Kidzalowd Softplay Area (8 miles)
Kidzalowd Softplay Area
Attached to a family friendly restaurant, this adventure play facility for the under 10s is bright, colourful, safe and clean.
Hoodles Play Barn (15 miles)
Hoodles Play Barn
Indoor and outdoor play facility with loads of slides, balls and all the other stuff kids love. Exercise at it's most entertaining! There are trikes outside too!
Tick Tock Play (23 miles)
Tick Tock Play
Multi level adventure climbing structure featuring wavy slides, a helterskelter slide, football target area, high walkways, viewing bubbles and a special zone for the smaller folk.
Kool Kidz (24 miles)
Indoor adventure soft play and activity centre for under 14s, climbing frames and wall, to zip slides, tunnels and plenty more to exhaust and entertain the kids. Designated 0-2 years area.
Attached to a child oriented restaurant.
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Playcentre (26 miles)
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Playcentre
With 3 age ranged zones packed full of challenges and energetic fun suited to each, every kid is catered for here and none of them will want to leave! Highlights include Tot Island, the aerial runways and the Mouse Maze!
Ton's o' Fun (32 miles)
Ton's o' Fun
an exciting children's adventure play centre for kids over 12 months and up to 145cm in height. Age split main frames, plus sports area and all the classic features.
Boomerangs Adventure Play (38 miles)
Boomerangs Adventure Play
Party specialists also offering open sessions, with a multi level play frame on offer plus dedicated toddler zone. All the kids favourites to run and hide, climb and slide on! Kids under 5ft tall welcome to play.
Harleys (39 miles)
Offers softplay with toddler areas, ten pin bowling from shoe size child's 8 and a child friendly restaurant with Little Friends menu.
Castle Fraser (14 miles)
Castle and 140 hectares of countryside with woodland trails, walled garden, adventure playground and castle to explore.
Crathes Castle Garden and Estate (14 miles)
Crathes Castle Garden and Estate
Kids can take part in quizzes, explore family trails, get hands on with some historic activities and enjoy the adventure playground. Plus nose through one of Scotland's most beautiful Tower Houses and it's vast gardens.
Dunnottar Castle (15 miles)
A dramatic 14th century ruined cliff top fortress with lots of different buildings to explore. Bit of a hike but worth it for the breathtaking views of this magical place! Get your walking boots on!
Tolquhon Castle (15 miles)
Noted for its highly ornamented gatehouse, Tolquhon is one of the most picturesque of the castles in the Grampian countryside. The stuff of kids' dreams.
Craigievar Castle (23 miles)
17th century stately home with sumptuous, opulent furnishings and rich family history, plus extensive parklands, woodland walks with beautiful views. Children's quiz and family trail.
Aberdeen Snowsports Centre (2 miles)
Aberdeen Snowsports Centre
Lessons, courses and public sessions for novices to experts in skiing and snowboarding. They also do tubing, an exhilarating whoosh down a slope on an inflatable ring for over 5s.
Linx Ice Arena (< 1 mile)
Linx Ice Arena
National sized ice pad measuring 56 x 26 metres and capacious spectator seating, offering open skate, friendly tuition, fun clubs and disco sessions! Plus a water park on the same site: awesome!!!
Transition Extreme (< 1 mile)
Welcomes kids of 5 years and upwards to try skateboarding, BMX, inline skating, climbing wall and the high ropes course.
Deeside Activity Park (24 miles)
Deeside Activity Park
Activity Centre with outdoor and indoor karting, archery, quad biking, rifle shooting and other activities plus a large indoor and outdoor play area complete with all-weather sledging slope and indoor rock wall.
Go Ape Crathes Castle (14 miles)
Go Ape Crathes Castle
The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Bedlam Paintball Edzell (32 miles)
Bedlam Paintball Edzell
Renowned for its imaginative, realistic paintball Game Zones built to evoke highly developed game scenarios, Bedlam offers junior day packages for over 11s plus Splatmasters for ages 9-11 available as a party package.
Codonas Bowling (< 1 mile)
26 ten-pin and cosmic bowling lanes with a modern and comfortable decor. The rest of the amusement park offers a great range of other family entertainments.
Strikers at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre (38 miles)
Strikers at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling in newly refurbished premises. Little ones can use bumpers and a ramp. Set within a leisure centre, so plenty of other sporting opportunities if you've got extra energy.
Kartstart Aberdeen (3 miles)
Indoor 380m track featuring fast corners and long, even faster straights with cub karts and kiddie quads for 4-8 year olds and a cafe.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Aberdeen with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Grampian can enjoy the great day out as well.
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