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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Aberdeenshire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 102 fun things to do in Aberdeenshire for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Aberdeen, Peterhead, Ellon and Stonehaven. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 59 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Aberdeenshire day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Aberdeenshire with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Outside view of Castle Fraser in Aberdeen

Castle Fraser

  • Aberdeen
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Castle Fraser is a castle with 140 hectares of countryside to enjoy with woodland trails, walled garden, adventure playground and castle to explore....

Trampolines at Skyline Trampoline Park in Inverurie

Skyline Trampoline Park

  • Inverurie
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Looking for trampoline fun in Aberdeenshire? Time to pay Skyline Trampoline Park a visit! With 1,000's of square feet of jumping surfaces to explore,...

Entrance to Bennachie Visitor Centre in Inverurie

Bennachie Visitor Centre

  • Inverurie
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Bennachie Visitor Centre offers visitors a great place to start an adventure around Bennachie Hill and provides information on the history of the are...

Horse and rider jumping at The Cabin Equestrian Centre in Inverurie

The Cabin Equestrian Centre

  • Inverurie
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved The Cabin Equestrian Centre offer instruction and hacking with qualified instructors for all ages from 4 years and above for adventurous...

A little girl climbing at Go Ape

Go Ape Aberdeen

  • Banchory
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Feel like royalty as you clamber through the trees at Go Ape Aberdeen, the ultimate high ropes adventure nestled amongst the grounds of this 16th cen...

Sheep at Wynford Farm Playbarn in Aberdeen

Wynford Farm Park

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Wynford Farm's purpose built playbarn has a farming theme and caters for 0 to 12 year olds. The 0 to 2 year olds have a separate playframe all to the...

Boy on go kart at Hoodles Play Barn in Oldmeldrum

Hoodles Play Barn

  • Oldmeldrum
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Hoodles Play Barn the security gated toddler area features small slide just for them, pvc shapes and puzzle pieces plus some friendly toys ideal f...

Paintball players at Battle Scotland in Aberdeen

Battle Scotland

  • Aberdeen
  • Outdoor
  • Laser Tag

Battle Scotland Laser Tag is a combination of high tech laser guns with classic hide and seek principles! The missions get more complicated than that...

Reception desk at Battle Grounds Paintball in Aberdeen

Battle Grounds Paintball

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Paintballing

Battle Grounds Paintball has five zones in which to fight the enemy. From the ‘Village of the Damned' with its church and graveyard to ‘Behind Enemy...

Horse and rider on course at Hayfield Equestrian Centre in Aberdeen

Hayfield Equestrian Centre

  • Aberdeen
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Everyone has to start somewhere and there's no better introduction to riding for small children at the BHS approved Hayfield Equestrian Centre than t...

Walking path at Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen

Hazlehead Park

  • Aberdeen
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Hazlehead Park can be found on the outskirts of Aberdeen and has plenty of woodland to explore. It is open throughout the year, has plenty to see and...

Kids on slides at Tick Tock Play in Aberdeen

Tick Tock Play

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Tick Tock Play is a Soft Play Centre catering for 0 to 10 years with seperate areas for Babies, Toddlers and Juniors so each child can make the most...

Visitors on vehicle on Grampian Transport Museum in Alford

Grampian Transport Museum

  • Alford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Grampian Transport Museum has dramatic displays, cool push button exhibits and multi-media presentations depict the history of road travel in the reg...

Fountain at Crathes Castle Garden and Estate in Aberdeen

Crathes Castle Garden and Estate

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

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 surrounde...

Outside view of Tolquhon Castle in Ellon

Tolquhon Castle

  • Ellon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Tolquhon Castle is for the most part a comfortable 16th century mansion with an earlier 15th century tower in one corner. Noted for its highly orname...

Bear Mascot at The Den and the Glen in Aberdeen

The Den and The Glen5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Den and The Glen is the new and improved version of The Storybook Glen and is on the same site. Their multi-level all weather play den features l...

People watching demonstration at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen

The Gordon Highlanders Museum

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Gordon Highlanders Museum illustrates 200-year history of this Regiment from the Napoleonic Wars, India, Afghanistan and South Africa, through to...

Outside view of Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum

Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum

  • Stonehaven
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Stonehaven Tolbooth Museum is Stonehavens oldest building where you can hear the tales of this courtroom and jail from the jailer and catch a glimpse...

Walking trail at Seaton Park in Aberdeen

Seaton Park

  • Aberdeen
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Seaton Park This 27-hectare park lies to the north of the city and was purchased by the Council in 1947 from Major Hay. Beside the park's south gates...

Indoor soft play area at Little Monsters in Aberdeen

Little Monsters

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Little Monsters in Aberdeen you can find somewhere suited for safe and exciting play! Toddlers can tumble to their heart's content in their very o...

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