North East Falconry Centre (11 miles)
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
Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre (12 miles)
Grampian Transport Museum (14 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.
Tick Tock Play (14 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.
Alford Valley Railway (14 miles)
Alford Valley Railway
Scotland's first 2ft Narrow Gauge passenger railway, running a half-hourly service from Alford to Haughton Park.
Tomintoul Riding Centre (15 miles)
Tomintoul Riding Centre
TRSS approved facility offering guided, off road 1 hr, half day or day long treks. No experience required but no lessons available.
Kool Kidz (15 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.
Craigievar Castle (16 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.
Muir of Dinnet (17 miles)
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.
The Old Royal Station (19 miles)
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!
Bennachie Visitor Centre (20 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.
Deeside Activity Park (20 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.
Fochabers Folk Museum (20 miles)
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.
Balmoral Castle (22 miles)
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.
Cairngorms National Park (22 miles)
Cairngorms National Park
The UK’s largest national park with lots of things to do such as water sports, hiking, wildlife watching and skiing. There is something for everyone to enjoy, whatever their age or ability.
The PlayBarn (22 miles)
A large children's soft indoor play centre with multi level play frame, combining fantastic play facilities, plenty of seating, plus a café and steakhouse on site. They do birthday party packages too!
Castle Fraser (23 miles)
Castle and 140 hectares of countryside with woodland trails, walled garden, adventure playground and castle to explore.
Craggan Outdoors (23 miles)
One of the widest ranges of outdoor activities available in the Scottish Highlands including archery, art, indoor wall and outside climbing, golf, high ropes, mini quads, mountain biking, pony trekking, raft building, River Spey canoe trips, white water rafting and kayaking! Wow!
Revack Estate Adventure Playground (23 miles)
Revack Estate Adventure Playground
Superb adventure playground plus nature walks, wildlife observation opportunities and visitor centre with refreshments. Within Cairgorm National Park.
Ton's o' Fun (23 miles)
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.
Williamsons Go Karting Track (23 miles)
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.
Moray Motor Museum (25 miles)
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.
The Moray Leisure Centre (25 miles)
The Moray Leisure Centre
Learner and main pool plus leisure water zone with crocodile flume and Sunday inflatable madness! Elsewhere on site there's also an ice rink, what'll you do first, hot or cold?!
Rainbow Castle Indoor Play Centre (25 miles)
Rainbow Castle Indoor Play Centre
is a well equipped multi level play and party facility with open play limited to weekends and unusually short session times. Ideal for smaller kids or those with less energy.
Fordyce Joiners Workshop Visitor Centre (25 miles)
Hoodles Play Barn (26 miles)
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!
Braemar Castle (26 miles)
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!
The Cabin Equestrian Centre (27 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.
The Salmon Bothy (27 miles)
The Salmon Bothy
Museum relating to the Salmon fishing industry and harbour history and housed in the old ice chambers.
Logie Estate (28 miles)
Beautiful estate with Visitor Centre, a café, several shops, plus Walled Gardens and spectacular River Walks to explore. This is also an Adventure Playground for the kids. Open throughout the year and free to visit!
Battle Grounds Paintball (28 miles)
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 (28 miles)
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!
CairnGorm Mountain (28 miles)
Explore Britains 6th highest mountain with an exciting 1.8km ride on the UKs highest mountain railway. If we have snow, have a slide about. If not, take a guided walk to the summit or take the mountain bike descent. A great day either way!
Loch Garten Osprey Centre (28 miles)
Loch Garten Osprey Centre
Osprey Centre set in beautiful Nature Reserve offering the chance to see these magnificent birds April through August. Binoculars and telescopes available (low set ones for the kids), plus live footage from CCTV!
Combat Laser Tag At The Loft (28 miles)
Combat Laser Tag At The Loft
With indoor and outdoor laser tag arenas, nothing can spoil your war gaming play date: not rain, not snow, not a barrage of enemy fire! Zap your opponents with infra red weaponry to score points and win the game.
The Loft Activity Centre (28 miles)
The Loft Activity Centre
is an activity centre and large family friendly cafe on a working farm. Activities include Quads, Archery, Laser Tag, Water Walkerz, Segway, Pottery Painting and Grass Sledging! We have an outside and inside play area and outside seating and make great coffee too!
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (28 miles)
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Under the supervision of their trained guides, visitors can feed and stroke the reindeer. They are not camera shy, so you'll be able to take some memorable snaps.
Crathes Castle Garden and Estate (29 miles)
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.
Go Ape Crathes Castle (29 miles)
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.
Outfit Moray (29 miles)
Outdoor activity sessions for 9 to 15 year olds during the Easter, Summer and October school holidays at subsidised rates. Family days out and skills courses for adults also run throughout the year.
Formartines Visitors Centre (29 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.
Duff House (29 miles)
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.
Landmark Forest Theme Park (30 miles)
Landmark Forest Theme Park
Where else in the UK can you ride a rollercoaster, rock climb, 'skydive', flume ride, meet red squirrels face to face, walk through the tops of tall pine trees, watch logs being sawn on a steam powered sawmill, wonder at the sheer strength of a Clydesdale horse, explore the world's only...
Tolquhon Castle (30 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.
Macduff Marine Aquarium (31 miles)
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.
Wynford Farm Playbarn (31 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.
Harleys (31 miles)
Offers softplay with toddler areas, ten pin bowling from shoe size child's 8 and a child friendly restaurant with Little Friends menu.
Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum (31 miles)
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.
Outdoor Discovery Quasar (31 miles)
Outdoor Discovery Quasar
Play with cool futuristic laser phasors in a giant inflatable Laser Zone arena full of atmospherics! Your helmet, gun and body shield all keep track of the scores and there's zero contact or impact involved.
Outdoor Discovery (31 miles)
With oodles of thrilling activities for over 4s, including junior quad biking, surf simulator, grass sledding, trampolining, laser tag and plenty of snow sports too like skiing, snowboarding and Ringo tubing!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Cabrach 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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