Aberdeen Maritime Museum (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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!
Aberdeen Spy Mission Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Aberdeen Spy Mission Treasure Trail
The self-guided Old Aberdeen Trail is a fantastic, inexpensive and quirky way to explore the area. Follow the Directions, Solve the Clues and See the Sights!
Transition Extreme (< 1 mile)
In their coaching sessions they take children from the age of 5 years and upwards. It’s a brilliant combination of exercise, psychological challenge and lasting friendships, and it’s open to absolutely everybody!
Codonas Bowling (< 1 mile)
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.
Codonas Adventure Golf (< 1 mile)
Codonas Adventure Golf
offers 2 fantastic courses one indoors and one out, with features including a volcano, pirate ship and jungle themed areas with state of the art special effects! Loads more to do on the same site, make a day of it!
Smugglers Cove Adventure Play (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
Rambos Kids Adventureland
slides, rope climbs, ball ponds, soft ball shooters and a bouncy area that will entertain the kids for hours and hours
Codonas Amusement Park (< 1 mile)
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!
Linx Ice Arena (< 1 mile)
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.
Beach Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
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
Seaton Park (< 1 mile)
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
KC Kangaroos Play Centre (1 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!
Duthie Park and Winter Gardens (1 miles)
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.
Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden (1 miles)
The Ceramic Experience (1 miles)
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.
Fuzzy Eds (2 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.
The Gordon Highlanders Museum (2 miles)
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.
Techno-Play (2 miles)
Play centre with 2 level play frame for over 4s, soft play for under 4s and a Nerf and Lasertag arena.
Aberdeen Snowsports Centre (2 miles)
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 4s.
Doonies Farm (2 miles)
A fully-functioning farm with an outstanding collection of rare breed animals, come and encounter the countryside!
Kartstart Aberdeen (3 miles)
Indoor 380m track featuring fast corners and long, even faster straights with cub karts and kiddie quads for 4-8 year olds and a cafe.
Hayfield Equestrian Centre (3 miles)
Hayfield Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facility offering lessons from 4 years. Escorted walk outs and paddock hacks for beginners, off road trot and canter hacks plus beach rides also available. Also homer to recognised Pony Club.
Hazlehead Park (3 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,...
Wynford Farm Playbarn (6 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.
Brewster Bear Fun Factory (6 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!
Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum (6 miles)
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.
Storybook Glen (7 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.
Balmedie Beach (7 miles)
The inland beach is part of the country park, so it's remote and traditional, but good sand and swimming, children's play area in the park and good disabled access via dune boardwalks.
Kidzalowd Softplay Area (8 miles)
Kidzalowd Softplay Area
Attached to a family friendly restaurant, this adventure play facility for the under 10s is bright, colourful, safe and clean.
The Cabin Equestrian Centre (12 miles)
The Cabin Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facility offering lessons from 4, especially welcoming of nervous and disabled riders, plus scenic hacks and BHS qualification training.
Stonehaven Treasure Trail (13 miles)
Stonehaven Treasure Trail
A walking mystery themed Treasure Trail around the harbour and winding streets of Stonehaven. The trail is around 2 miles long and should take around 2 hours to complete.
Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool (13 miles)
Castle Fraser (14 miles)
Castle and 140 hectares of countryside with woodland trails, walled garden, adventure playground and castle to explore.
Go Ape Crathes Castle (14 miles)
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.
Crathes Castle Garden and Estate (14 miles)
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.
Halymyres Stables (15 miles)
BHS approved facility offering lessons for over 4 years, scenic hacks and beach rides, plus dedicated Pony Club.
Tolquhon Castle (15 miles)
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.
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.
Formartines Visitors Centre (17 miles)
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.
Bennachie Visitor Centre (18 miles)
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.
Alford Valley Railway (23 miles)
Alford Valley Railway
Scotland's first 2ft Narrow Gauge passenger railway, running a half-hourly service from Alford to Haughton Park.
Tick Tock Play (23 miles)
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.
Grampian Transport Museum (23 miles)
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.
Craigievar Castle (23 miles)
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.
Kool Kidz (24 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. Designated 0-2 years area.
Attached to a child oriented restaurant.
Deeside Activity Park (24 miles)
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.
Aden Country Park (25 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.
Dizzy Rascals Indoor Playcentre (26 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
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum (26 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Aberdeen 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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