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
Bogie Dragon (12 miles)
Within the activity centre is a large, purpose built adventure castle. It is a fun packed soft play themed area
Thirteen Moons (13 miles)
An activity with more than meets the eye! A cafe, farm shop and community location with animals to pet and gardens to explore.
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. 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.
The Old Royal Station (20 miles)
The Old Royal Station
At the centre of Ballater is a beautiful wooden building that was formerly the royal railway station. Recently restored, it now houses an exhibition, the Tourist Information Centre, a restaurant and shops.
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.
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.
The PlayBarn (22 miles)
A premium children's soft indoor play centre, combining fantastic play facilities with a cafe on site, offering a wide range of healthy eating options.
Revack Estate Adventure Playground (23 miles)
Grantown on Spey
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.
Bowl 2000 and Lunar Land (24 miles)
Bowl 2000 and Lunar Land
As well as classic tenpin bowling they offer Lunar Land space themed indoor play area, plus Pool Tables, Air Hockey, and high quality Arcade Games.
The Moray Leisure Centre (25 miles)
The Moray Leisure Centre
has excellent swimming facilities for both the serious and the fun swimmer. Also a Health & Wellness Suite, Ice Rink, a Relaxation Suite with sauna, steam room and spa. Creche facilities, soft play centre, and cafe. If you are looking for family days out in Scotland this would be a great idea.
Rainbow Castle Indoor Play Centre (25 miles)
Rainbow Castle Indoor Play Centre
is a three storey play structure with slides, rope bridges, ball pits - a great idea for children's birthday parties. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for the best things to do with kids in the Highlands of Scotland
Moray Motor Museum (25 miles)
Hoodles Play Barn (26 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.
Loch Garten Osprey Centre (26 miles)
Loch Garten Osprey Centre
When ospreys returned to breed in Scotland, this ancient Caledonian pineforest is where they chose to come. The Loch Garten Osprey Centre provides fantastic views of these magnificent birds on the nest, as well as close up views thanks to our non-invasive CCTV camera.
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.
Logie Estate (28 miles)
Our Logie Steading Visitor Centre offers a warm welcome with Arts and Crafts, Shopping, Walled Gardens, River Walks, an Adventure Playground and home-made lunches and refreshments in our CafÃ©.
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!
Cairngorm Sleddog Centre (28 miles)
Cairngorm Sleddog Centre
Situated in Aviemore, at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountain Range, The Cairngorm Sleddog Centre offers a wide range of activities for the whole family. From Kennel & Museum Tours to Sleddog Trips and Safaris.
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
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.
Go Ape! Crathes Castle (29 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.
Outfit Moray (29 miles)
Outdoor activity sessions for 9-15 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.
Junior Jim (30 miles)
Physical activity for pre schoolers only, limited opening but great atmosphere and innovative programme, good equipment. Council run.
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 'Bamboozeleum'(c) and learn all the secrets of Scotland's ancient Pine forest? - And you've only just got going!
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.
The Fun House (31 miles)
The Fun House
- a £1.6 million purpose built family entertainment complex by Aviemore, Cyril's Tree House Soft Play Area, Themed Adventure Golf, Short Lane 10 Pin Bowling, Family Amusements, Licensed American Themed Diner and Creche.
Treezone (32 miles)
Zip wires, balance beams, hanging platforms, tight-ropes, scramble nets, white knuckle bridges and gap jumps are set in the ancient Caledonian Pines of the Cairngorm Mountains. TreeZone is an unforgettable activity for adventurers at least 7 years old and 1.1m tall
Extreme Dream (32 miles)
Come for a climb, coffee and a chat whilst the tots play in our soft-play area and -5's climb zone.
Strathspey Railway (32 miles)
Whatever your age come aboard The Strathspey Railway and relive the sights and sounds of the steam age - great idea is you are looking for fun family things to do in Scotland.
North 58 Sea Adventures (32 miles)
North 58 Sea Adventures
is a wildlife boat trip business offering truly amazing experiences on the Moray Firth. Little adventurers explore the coastline as well as discovering plenty of amazing and abundant wildlife. Dolphins, whales, porpoises, sharks, seals and birds are all on display in their natural environment.
Aviemore Treasure Trail (32 miles)
Aviemore Treasure Trail
The self-guided Aviemore Trail is a fantastic, inexpensive and quirky way to explore the area. Follow the Directions, Solve the Clues and See the Sights!
Brodie Castle (32 miles)
Set in peaceful parkland, this fine 16th-century tower house is packed with enough art and antiques to keep connoisseurs happy all day. Children’s quiz and adventure play fort (suitable for children aged 5 years and over)
Storybook Glen (34 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.
Glenshee Ski Centre (34 miles)
Glenshee Ski Centre
From invitingly easy to the surprisingly steep, Glenshee offers the most extensive skiing and snowboarding in Scotland with friendly lessons available.
Hayfield Equestrian Centre (34 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 (34 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, naturalists and picnickers. Around the park are football pitches, a golf course, pitch and putt course and woods for walking. The park itself has rose gardens, azalea & rhododendron borders, heather beds, a children's play area and a pets’ corner. The park has a significant collection of sculpture by a range of artists and heritage items which have been rescued from various places within the city.
Fuzzy Eds (35 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.
One Sports (35 miles)
18 lanes of 10-Pin-Bowling featuring the latest cosmic lighting and automated bumper systems. Modern, fully-equipped, air-conditioned Fitness Suite Four 5-a-side, all-weather, astroturf football pitches. Cafe serving fast-food, sandwiches, soups etc., Arcade Zone including all the latest video games, pool tables, and air hockey.
KC Kangaroos Play Centre (36 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!
Seaton Park (36 miles)
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
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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