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Things To Do & Days Out near Alford

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.
Alford
Alford Valley Railway Scotland's first 2ft Narrow Gauge passenger railway, running a half-hourly service from Alford to Haughton Park.
Alford
Grampian Transport Museum is a living museum dipping in to the past, present and future! New for 2016: Next of Kin, see the updated Pop Icons display or climb aboard the Mack snow plough! Junior driving school for kids aged 4-10 also available.
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.
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.
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.
Castle Fraser (9 miles)
Aberdeen
Castle Fraser Castle and 140 hectares of countryside with woodland trails, walled garden, adventure playground and castle to explore.
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.
Muir of Dinnet (14 miles)
Aboyne
Muir of Dinnet One of nine nature reserves in Cairngorms National Park. Four marked paths of different lengths, a visitor centre and lots of birds, animals and flowers to see in a mixture of woodland, heath and open water.
Aberdeen
Battle Grounds Paintball An experienced paintball site that is great for all the family. Outdoor activities including Laser Tag, Archery and Airsoft. Five custom built game zones. Paintball and Tag birthday parties for kids aged between 6 and 12.
Battle Scotland (14 miles)
Aberdeen
Battle Scotland Over 5s can come and get their blast on playing a range of cool combat games with laser guns! There's no contact, no impact, and nothing to worry about, except for all those folks shooting at you!
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.
Inverurie
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.
Banchory
Go Ape Crathes Castle The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
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!
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.
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.
Ballater
The Old Royal Station Wonderful Royal Station Museum, which is jam packed with information about Queen Victoria and her connections, with many original features to admire. You can also explore an exact replica of the Royal railway carriage!
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!
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.
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.
Aberdeen
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 (21 miles)
Aberdeen
Hazlehead Park Over 180 hectares of parkland to enjoy, with a large children’s play area, Pet’s Corner, football fields, pitch and putt, 2 golf courses, a number of gardens, and a maze! Free to visit and open throughout the year.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
Aberdeen
Kartstart Aberdeen 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.
Aberdeen
Aberdeen Spy Mission Treasure Trail Be a spy for the day in Aberdeen as you solve the clues on this self guided spy themed Treasure Trail. Follow the directions and discover the deactivation code to complete your mission!
Ton's o' Fun (23 miles)
Turriff
Ton's o' Fun closed
Turriff
Williamsons Go Karting Track Part of a large Garden and Machinery Centre, this go kart track has a range of go karts and a purpose built track.
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.

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.
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.
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!
Aberdeen
Transition Extreme Welcomes kids of 5 years and upwards to try skateboarding, BMX, inline skating, climbing wall and the high ropes course.
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.
Linx Ice Arena (24 miles)
Aberdeen
Linx Ice Arena National sized ice pad measuring 56 x 26 metres and capacious spectator seating, offering open skate, friendly tuition, fun clubs and disco sessions! Plus a water park on the same site: awesome!!!
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!
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!
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.
Aberdeen
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!
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.
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!
Aberdeen
Boardwalk House of Fun Loads to choose from including trampolining, Foam Factory ball blaster indoor play, Laser Tag, Climbing Wall, Bowlingo, arcade and Disco Stars Karaoke! Action Passes give you a taster of several activities.
Laser Tag (24 miles)
Aberdeen
Laser Tag Don your light suit and grab a laser phasor, ready for a game of high tech hide and seek: stalk the others through a futuristic maze arena full of special effects and cinematic smoke and blast the enemy when you see them! For parties only.
Balmedie Beach (25 miles)
Aberdeen
Balmedie Beach 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.
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.
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in Alford as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include Tick Tock Play and Alford Valley Railway, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Alford can enjoy it too!

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