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Museums and Galleries near to Huntly
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Fordyce Joiners Workshop Visitor Centre (15 miles)
Banff
Fordyce Joiners Workshop Visitor Centre Working craftsman, Victorian-style garden and early workshop machinery at this museum dedicated to joinery.
Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre (15 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.
Grampian Transport Museum (15 miles)
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.
Fochabers Folk Museum (16 miles)
Fochabers
Fochabers Folk Museum A great historical museum with plenty to see and do and lots of hands-on experience to keep the kids amused. Discover the heritage of this charming village next to the river Spey.
The Salmon Bothy (17 miles)
Portsoy
The Salmon Bothy Museum relating to the Salmon fishing industry and harbour history and housed in the old ice chambers.
Duff House (18 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.
Moray Motor Museum (24 miles)
Elgin
Moray Motor Museum A must see museum for all car fans young and old! Great collection of vintage, classic, and veteran cars, plus auto memorabilia. Special cars with plenty of history, many of which have been lovingly restored.
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum (29 miles)
Peterhead
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.
Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum (30 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.
Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden (32 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.
The Gordon Highlanders Museum (32 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.
Aberdeen Maritime Museum (33 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 (33 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!
The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses (34 miles)
Fraserburgh
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!
Arbuthnot Museum (38 miles)
Peterhead
Arbuthnot Museum Discover Peterhead’s maritime history at one of Aberdeenshire’s oldest museums. See models showing the development of local fishing boats, learn about Arctic Animals, Whaling, and see significant Inuit artefacts. There’s also a polar bear! Definitely an educational trip, but fascinating.
Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum (38 miles)
Angus
Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum Home to a folk museum with dressing up, toys and activities plus gift shop, art gallery, and licensed restaurant and tearoom.

Tarbat Discovery Centre (47 miles)
Tain
Tarbat Discovery Centre See what the extensive archaeological excavations turned up at the only Pictish monastic settlement discovered in Scotland. Features for kids include drawing and rubbing boards.
The Highlanders Museum (48 miles)
Inverness
The Highlanders Museum The largest Scottish regimental museum outside of Edinburgh. With around 20,000 artefacts including loads of medals, photos and uniforms that cover three floors! Located in the historic Fort George with a wicked view across to the Black Isle.
Highland Aviation Museum (48 miles)
Inverness
Highland Aviation Museum A must for any plane mad families, and open from April to November, they are a unique facility with access to many of the aircraft cockpits.
Tain Through Time (53 miles)
Tain
Tain Through Time Award winning museum, documenting Tain's near 1000 year history throughout 3 historic buildings. Well worth exploring with kids of school age.
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (54 miles)
Inverness
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Family-friendly museum with exhibitions and hands-on activities particularly on Saturdays when the Discovery Centre opens its doors.
Highland Folk Museum (54 miles)
Newtonmore
Highland Folk Museum Visitors to this living history Museum can learn how their Highland ancestors lived, built their homes, tilled the soil and how they dressed. With play areas, 1930's schoolhouse and activities during the summer months there is plenty here to occupy the whole family. Winners of the ASVA Visitor...
Timespan (56 miles)
Sutherland
Timespan Award winning museum and family friendly art gallery, plus speciality herb and geology gardens with a kids' quiz about special rocks. A regularly varying range of exhibitions means repeat visits are just as good!
Angus Folk Museum (59 miles)
Angus
Angus Folk Museum The museum houses charming quirky exhibitions housed in six 18th century cottages, offering vivid insights into rural life in Angus throughout the ages.
The Den and The Glen (32 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 (34 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 (3 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 (19 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 (25 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 (36 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!
Beach Leisure Centre (33 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 (40 miles)
Stonehaven
Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool Olympic-size, heated seawater Pool and Lido open daily late May to early September.
Kool Kidz (10 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.
Ton's o' Fun (11 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.
Tick Tock Play (15 miles)
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.
Hoodles Play Barn (19 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!
Harleys (19 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.
Wynford Farm Playbarn (28 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.
Techno-Play (32 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.
Fuzzy Eds (32 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 (32 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!
Boomerangs Adventure Play (33 miles)
Fraserburgh
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.
Smugglers Cove Adventure Play (34 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.
Brewster Bear Fun Factory (36 miles)
Portlethen
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 (37 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.
Craigievar Castle (19 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 (21 miles)
Aberdeen
Castle Fraser Castle and 140 hectares of countryside with woodland trails, walled garden, adventure playground and castle to explore.
Tolquhon Castle (23 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.
Crathes Castle Garden and Estate (30 miles)
Aberdeen
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.
Balmoral Castle (33 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.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near Huntly 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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