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Play Parks and Great Outdoors near to Alford
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Bennachie Visitor Centre (9 miles)
Inverurie
Bennachie Visitor Centre Visitors Centre providing a focus for visitors to Bennachie where there is walking, education on the surrounding area and things to play with.
Muir of Dinnet (14 miles)
Aboyne
Muir of Dinnet One of nine nature reserves in Cairngorms National Park. Four marked paths of different lengths, a visitor centre and lots of birds, animals and flowers to see in a mixture of woodland, heath and open water.
Formartines Visitors Centre (20 miles)
Ellon
Formartines Visitors Centre Located on the Haddo Estate, you will find woodland trails and an outdoor adventure playground as well as a restaurant and shop.
Hazlehead Park (21 miles)
Aberdeen
Hazlehead Park Over 180 hectares of parkland to enjoy, with a large children’s play area, Pet’s Corner, football fields, pitch and putt, 2 golf courses, a number of gardens, and a maze! Free to visit and open throughout the year.
Seaton Park (23 miles)
Aberdeen
Seaton Park The park has a large, modern children's play area, large open spaces, a formal garden and a fountain.. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Aberdeen with kids.
Duthie Park and Winter Gardens (23 miles)
Aberdeen
Duthie Park and Winter Gardens 44 acres of park with long slides, a Winter Garden, Boating Lake, Rough Putting Area, Duck Pond, Younger Childrens Play Area and Wooden Adventure Playground.
Aden Country Park (33 miles)
Mintlaw
Aden Country Park A great park to play and picnic in, plus loads to see and do. Old buildings to see, nature trails to follow and lots of wildlife to spot. A great place to take the family, and free to visit.
Cairngorms National Park (35 miles)
Grantown-on-Spey
Cairngorms National Park The UK’s largest national park with lots of things to do such as water sports, hiking, wildlife watching and skiing. There is something for everyone to enjoy, whatever their age or ability.
Brechin Castle Centre (35 miles)
Angus
Brechin Castle Centre Country Park with Cafe, Garden Centre, Aviary plus loads of kids activities in the Park and in the Yard Play Area too.
Montrose Basin Nature Reserve (35 miles)
Montrose
Montrose Basin Nature Reserve Local nature reserve with zoned areas supporting local wildlife and plantlife, and a Visitor Centre with telescopic views of the thousands of migratory birds, and if you are lucky, even seals!
Charleton Fruit Farm (35 miles)
Montrose
Charleton Fruit Farm Family friendly, family run farm where you can pick your own fruit and buy plenty of fruit and vegetables. Gift shop and cafe selling local produce, plus areas for the kids to play.
Revack Estate Adventure Playground (35 miles)
Grantown-on-Spey
Revack Estate Adventure Playground Superb adventure playground plus nature walks, wildlife observation opportunities and visitor centre with refreshments. Within Cairgorm National Park.
Seafront Splash (37 miles)
Montrose
Seafront Splash Modern, purpose built play area with a whole host of modern adventure play equipment suitable for the older kids as well as the juniors, plus a paddling pool with a difference and a 'construction' site.
Logie Estate (42 miles)
Forres
Logie Estate Beautiful estate with Visitor Centre, a café, several shops, plus Walled Gardens and spectacular River Walks to explore. This is also an Adventure Playground for the kids. Open throughout the year and free to visit!
Loch an Eilein (42 miles)
Inverness
Loch an Eilein A lake containing a 13th century mysterious island castle with loads of dramatic views plus plenty of wildlife such as red squirrels and Scottish Crossbills. Great place to go for a walk amid ancient pine trees.
Monikie Country Park (48 miles)
Angus
Monikie Country Park Country Park with reservoirs and water sports, woodland adventure playground, high ropes course and parkland with a Ranger Service offering events and activities.
Monifieth Blue Seaway (52 miles)
Angus
Monifieth Blue Seaway Large play areas for juniors and toddlers at this seaside location plus putting, tennis, bowling green, and wheeled sports.
Barnhill Rock Garden (53 miles)
Dundee
Barnhill Rock Garden A beautiful garden, peaceful and off the beaten track with a number of mixed planted islands, an integrated fountain and a great variety of plants to enjoy. Picnic tables and seats to use as you enjoy the views.
Camperdown Country Park (53 miles)
Dundee
Camperdown Country Park Combined with the wildlife centre, seasonal family fun fair, adventure playground and golf courses, Camperdown can offer a fantastic, fun filled day out for all the family. Dundee Ice Arena and Cineworld nearby.
Dundee Law (54 miles)
Dundee
Dundee Law Climb this extinct volcano for views of Dundee and beyond with an observation point, art and fact panels to guide your way.
Culloden Wood (55 miles)
Inverness
Culloden Wood offers an ideal site for a family ramble, with way marked trails offering either a 3km trip including several local landmarks or a much shorter one in and out of the trees for those with smaller legs.
University of Dundee Botanic Garden (55 miles)
Dundee
University of Dundee Botanic Garden A Botanic garden with a wide range of plants, trees and shrubs. There are also temperate and tropical greenhouses, a water garden and a herb garden. Family events held throughout the year.
Ness Islands Walk (60 miles)
Inverness
Ness Islands Walk A great walk in a beautiful part of Inverness city; only about an hour long taking in the Ness Islands as you go, with plenty of options around you to extend the day.
Whin Park (60 miles)
Inverness
Whin Park is a large play park featuring a boating pond with ducks, a minature train ride, lots of adventure play area including one for adults, plus loos, shops, and picnic benches. A lovely traditional style day out!
The Den and The Glen (20 miles)
Aberdeen
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!
Codonas Amusement Park (24 miles)
Aberdeen
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!
North East Falconry Centre (17 miles)
Aberdeen
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 with kids.
Macduff Marine Aquarium (32 miles)
Macduff
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.
Willows Animal Sanctuary (32 miles)
Fraserburgh
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!
Doonies Farm (25 miles)
Aberdeen
Doonies Farm 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!
Grampian Transport Museum (< 1 mile)
Alford
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 Gordon Highlanders Museum (22 miles)
Aberdeen
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.
Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden (23 miles)
Aberdeen
Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden 11 acre Botanic Garden next to the Zoology Museum where you can see a wide range of stuffed and skeletal animals.
Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum (23 miles)
Stonehaven
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.
Aberdeen Maritime Museum (23 miles)
Aberdeen
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 (24 miles)
Aberdeen
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!
Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre (25 miles)
Moray
Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre Discover the lifecycle of a cask and try your hand at making one at this working Cooperage complete with gift shop and cafe.
Fordyce Joiners Workshop Visitor Centre (30 miles)
Banff
Fordyce Joiners Workshop Visitor Centre Working craftsman, Victorian-style garden and early workshop machinery at this museum dedicated to joinery.
Duff House (31 miles)
Aberdeen
Duff House 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.
The Salmon Bothy (31 miles)
Portsoy
The Salmon Bothy Museum relating to the Salmon fishing industry and harbour history and housed in the old ice chambers.
Beach Leisure Centre (24 miles)
Aberdeen
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 (26 miles)
Stonehaven
Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool Olympic-size, heated seawater Pool and Lido open daily late May to early September.
Tick Tock Play (< 1 mile)
Aberdeen
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 (9 miles)
Aberdeen
Kool Kidz 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.
Hoodles Play Barn (15 miles)
Oldmeldrum
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!
Wynford Farm Playbarn (17 miles)
Aberdeen
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.
Fuzzy Eds (21 miles)
Aberdeen
Fuzzy Eds 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 (22 miles)
Aberdeen
Techno-Play Play centre with 2 level play frame for over 4s, soft play for under 4s and a Nerf and Lasertag arena.
KC Kangaroos Play Centre (23 miles)
Aberdeen
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!
Ton's o' Fun (23 miles)
Turriff
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.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Alford 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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