Crathes Castle Garden and Estate | Day Out With The Kids

Crathes Castle Garden and Estate

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

  • Fountain at Crathes Castle Garden and Estate in Aberdeen
  • Outside view of Crathes Castle Garden and Estate in Aberdeen

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

The Crathes Castle Garden and Estate is arguably one of the most beautiful and best preserved Castle and Tower Houses in Scotland it's also surrounded by magnificent gardens including the celebrated June border. And from the Great Hall to the Long Gallery it's a delight inside too!

You can explore the opulent rooms, examine the family portraits and learn fascinating stories like the ones family living here who had 21 children and built a new wing to accommodate them all!

Kids can take part in quizzes, explore family trails, enjoy selected hands on activities and play in the excellent adventure playground. And find out about the archaeological discovery of the world's oldest calendar, found locally!

The gardens are very pleasurable to stroll around with kids of all ages and vary enough to keep smalls entertained, from the walled garden to yew hedges and glass houses. Free garden tours with their Garden Guides are available every Wednesday afternoon at 14:00 from April through to October, so get in on one of those if you can!

Plus, elsewhere on the same site you can also find Arting Around and a Go Ape facility! Check out the listings.

Facilities

  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Banchory, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QJ, Scotland

Contact

Click here to visit Crathes Castle Garden and Estate's website
01330 844525

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Castle (Guided tours only)
1st April 2019– 31st October 2019: Monday to Sunday 10:30 – 17:00 (last tour 16.00)
1st November 2019 – 22nd December 2019: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 16:00
4th January 2020 – 31st March 2020: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 16:00

Walled Garden
1st April 2019– 31st October 2019: Monday to Sunday 10:30 – 17:00
1st November 2019 – 22nd December 2019: Thursday to Sunday 11:00 – 16:00
4th January 2020 – 31st March 2020: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 16:00

Wild Wood Adventure Play
1st April 2019– 31st October 2019: Monday to Sunday 10:30 – 17:00
2nd November 2019 – 29th December 2019: Saturday & Sunday 10:30 – 15:00

Grounds
Monday to Sunday from dawn to dusk

Shop and Cafe
1st April 2019– 31st October 2019: Monday to Sunday 10:30 – 17:00 (shop open at 10:15)
1st November 2019 – 22 December: Thursday to Sunday 11:00–16:00
4th January 2020 – 31st March: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 16:00

Pricing

General Admission
Adults: £13.00
Concessions: £10.00
Family: £30.00
One-Adult Family: £25.00
National Trust Members: Free

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