If you know any other great pottery making and arts and crafts near Alford not listed on DAYoutWITHtheKIDS - please get in contact - so we can add them to the site and share the fun places to go with other children - thanks a lot
Pottery Making and Arts and Crafts near to Alford
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The Ceramic Experience (23 miles)
Aberdeen
The Ceramic Experience 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.
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.
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 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.
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Playcentre (29 miles)
Laurencekirk
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
Harleys (31 miles)
MacDuff
Harleys Offers softplay with toddler areas, ten pin bowling from shoe size child's 8 and a child friendly restaurant with Little Friends menu.
Craigievar Castle (4 miles)
Alford
Craigievar Castle 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.
Castle Fraser (9 miles)
Aberdeen
Castle Fraser Castle and 140 hectares of countryside with woodland trails, walled garden, adventure playground and castle to explore.
Crathes Castle Garden and Estate (15 miles)
Aberdeen
Crathes Castle Garden and Estate One of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Scotland occupied by the Burnetts of Leys for over 350 years and set against a magnificent garden with its world-renowned June border. Kids can also take part in quizzes, family trails, hands-on activities and play in the adventure playground.
Tolquhon Castle (20 miles)
Ellon
Tolquhon Castle 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.
Balmoral Castle (24 miles)
Ballater
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.
Dunnottar Castle (27 miles)
Stonehaven
Dunnottar Castle 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.
Braemar Castle (30 miles)
Braemar
Braemar Castle A castle with almost 400 years of history offering guided ghost and other tours, teddy bear trail, plus traditional hunting lodge. Lots of different fun events held during the year. Seven floors high with cool spiral staircase!
Aberdeen Snowsports Centre (23 miles)
Aberdeen
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.
Glenshee Ski Centre (36 miles)
Braemar
Glenshee Ski Centre From invitingly easy to the surprisingly steep, Glenshee offers the most extensive skiing and snowboarding in Scotland with friendly lessons available.
Linx Ice Arena (24 miles)
Aberdeen
Linx Ice Arena National sized ice pad measuring 56 x 26 metres and spectator seating for 1,100 people with onsite cafe and skate shop.
Deeside Activity Park (9 miles)
Aboyne
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.
Transition Extreme (24 miles)
Aberdeen
Transition Extreme Welcomes kids of 5 years and upwards to try skateboarding, BMX, inline skating, climbing wall and the high ropes course.
Go Ape Crathes Castle (15 miles)
Banchory
Go Ape Crathes Castle Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Bedlam Paintball Edzell (29 miles)
Edzell
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 (24 miles)
Aberdeen
Codonas Bowling 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.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Pottery Making and Arts and Crafts 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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