Hazlehead Park (21 miles)
park of over 180 hectares, which was originally part of the freedom lands granted to the city in 1319. The land fell into private ownership but was bought back by the council in 1920. This park is on the outskirts of Aberdeen and is heavily wooded. It is popular with sports enthusiasts, walkers, naturalists and picnickers. Around the park are football pitches, a golf course, pitch and putt course and woods for walking. The park itself has rose gardens, azalea & rhododendron borders, heather beds, a children's play area and a pets’ corner. The park has a significant collection of sculpture by a range of artists and heritage items which have been rescued from various places within the city.
Seaton Park (23 miles)
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
Aden Country Park (33 miles)
Aden Country Park
A great park to play in and picnic in with plenty of space. The Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, a restaurant, and a craft shop are situated in the centre of the park, at the Farm Square, and are open on a seasonal basis.
Charleton Fruit Farm (36 miles)
Charleton Fruit Farm
Looking for a relaxing day out? Why not try the Charleton Fruit Farm. Coffee shop with an imaginative menu, including fresh fruit and vegetables from the farm, an indoor and outdoor setting, gift shop local produce and somewhere for the kids to play.
Seafront Splash (37 miles)
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.
Montrose Basin Nature Reserve (38 miles)
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, maybe even seals.
Plodda Falls (39 miles)
- the highest and most spectacular waterfall in the area, over forty metres high; they form the climax to this pleasant walk through a magnficient forest of Douglas Fir. Great viewing platform at the top of the falls a highlight
Logie Estate (42 miles)
Our Logie Steading Visitor Centre offers a warm welcome with Arts and Crafts, Shopping, Walled Gardens, River Walks, an Adventure Playground and home-made lunches and refreshments in our Café.
Camperdown Country Park (53 miles)
Camperdown Country Park
Combined with the wildlife centre, 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.
Ness Islands Walk (60 miles)
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
Whin Park (60 miles)
- a large play park for children of all ages. It has a boating pond, complete with ducks, a minature train ride, shop and toilets, along with lots of adventure play park features for children. There are also picnic benches
Craigtoun Country Park (63 miles)
Craigtoun Country Park
- offers a wide range of attractions including acres of beautiful landscaped parkland, adventure playground, Boats and Pedaloes, trampolines, bouncy castle, putting, crazy Golf, pedal cars, cafe and one of Scotland's oldest miniature railways -situated 5 minutes from St Andrews,
Muddy Boots (69 miles)
As well as the farm shop itself and a large cafe with kids' menu there is children's entertainment in the form of an under 7's outdoor play area, trike tracks, quad train and more! They also do pottery painting and ceramic work, plus parties and regular family oriented events.
Riverside Park (73 miles)
Has pleasant woodland walks, pond, several play areas and sculptures, and also cricket pitch, football facilities and skateboard facilities.
Storybook Glen (20 miles)
See more than 100 of your favourite nursery rhyme and fairytale characters. Enjoy exquisite flowers and plants, majestic trees, secret waterfalls, exotic animals and fairytale houses and eat at the self-service restaurant which offers healthy food.
Codonas Amusement Park (24 miles)
Codonas Amusement Park
Three entertainment centres: Codonas Amusement Park, Sunset Boulevard and Miami Beach with LOADS of things to do
North East Falconry Centre (17 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 (32 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.
Willows Animal Sanctuary (32 miles)
Willows Animal Sanctuary
Willows Animal Sanctuary is dedicated to the care of abandoned and ill-treated domestic and farm animals. It looks after over 200 animals including more than 60 horses, ponies and donkeys as well as 100 sheep, goats, cows and pigs and approximately 60 cats and many rabbits, poultry and reptiles.
Doonies Farm (25 miles)
A fully-functioning farm with an outstanding collection of rare breed animals, come and encounter the countryside!
Archaeolink Prehistory Park (8 miles)
Archaeolink Prehistory Park
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 historical experience for all the family.
Aberdeen Maritime Museum (23 miles)
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)
Satrosphere Science Centre
is full of exciting exhibits, science shows, workshops and special events. Fun for all the family and everyone who loves to explore and experiment!
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum (32 miles)
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum
Delightful country park location with children's play area and nature walks. Start by exploring the Aden Estate Story and the "Weel Vrocht Grun" exhibitions. Visit Hareshowe, a working farm set in the 1950s.
Arbuthnot Museum (39 miles)
See models showing the development of local fishing boats and find out about Arctic Animals, Whaling, and view their collection of significant Inuit Artefacts. Definitely an educational trip, but fascinating.
Beach Leisure Centre (24 miles)
Beach Leisure Centre
The freeform leisure pool has fantastic water features including rapids and a wave machine so you won't fail but have a whale of a time
Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool (26 miles)
Montrose Swimming Pool (37 miles)
Montrose Swimming Pool
Standard, teaching and diving pools with cool 1 and 3m Springboards, plus a 5m Platform for the brave ones.
Kool Kidz (9 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. Attached to a child oriented restaurant.
Hoodles Play Barn (15 miles)
Hoodles Play Barn
The centre piece of the Play Barn facility is our extensive soft play area - the only one of its type in the area.
Bogie Dragon (16 miles)
Within the activity centre is a large, purpose built adventure castle. It is a fun packed soft play themed area
Wynford Farm Playbarn (17 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.
Fuzzy Eds (21 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.
KC Kangaroos Play Centre (22 miles)
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)
Ton's o' Fun
a big children’s adventure play centre - 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
Brewster Bear Fun Factory (24 miles)
Brewster Bear Fun Factory
Kids play centre attached to brewsters food chain - i find they are always worth a visit if the weather is a bit grotty and the kids need a runaround - and you can get lunch too!
Rambos Kids Adventureland (24 miles)
Rambos Kids Adventureland
slides, rope climbs, ball ponds, soft ball shooters and a bouncy area that will entertain the kids for hours and hours
Kidzalowd Softplay Area (24 miles)
Kidzalowd Softplay Area
Attached to a family friendly restaurant, this adventure play facility for the under 10s is bright, colourful, safe and clean.
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Playcentre (29 miles)
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Playcentre
Soft play, with slides, ball pools and a massive soft ball 5-a-side football zone. New for 2006-ball cannons, trampoline and an extended play frame
Junior Jim (31 miles)
Physical activity for pre schoolers only, limited opening but great atmosphere and innovative programme, good equipment. Council run.
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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