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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.
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 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,...
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 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.
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.
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.
Charleton Fruit Farm (36 miles)
Montrose
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)
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.
Montrose Basin Nature Reserve (38 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, maybe even seals.
Logie Estate (42 miles)
Forres
Logie Estate 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.
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.
Camperdown Country Park (53 miles)
Dundee
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.
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.
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
Whin Park (60 miles)
Inverness
Whin Park - 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
Storybook Glen (20 miles)
Aberdeen
Storybook Glen 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)
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 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)
Aberdeen
Doonies Farm A fully-functioning farm with an outstanding collection of rare breed animals, come and encounter the countryside!
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.
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 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)
Stonehaven
Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool Olympic-size, heated seawater Pool and Lido open daily late May to early September.
Montrose Swimming Pool (37 miles)
Montrose
Montrose Swimming Pool Standard, teaching and diving pools with cool 1 and 3m Springboards, plus a 5m Platform for the brave ones.
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 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)
Huntly
Bogie Dragon 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)
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.
KC Kangaroos Play Centre (22 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!
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.
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.
Brewster Bear Fun Factory (24 miles)
Portlethen
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!
Smugglers Cove Adventure Play (24 miles)
Aberdeen
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.
Rambos Kids Adventureland (24 miles)
Aberdeen
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)
Stonehaven
Kidzalowd Softplay Area Attached to a family friendly restaurant, this adventure play facility for the under 10s is bright, colourful, safe and clean.

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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