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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Aberdeen

Prepare for wonderful days out because we’ve got lots of fun things to do in Aberdeen for you to discover, from famous attractions to little-known local gems. 

For a deep dive in the history of this lovely port city, take your little ones to the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. With quiz sheets available to fill in as you go round, and with the museum mascot Granite Jack on hand to guide you, even your youngest will have a great time.

Nearby the Aberdeen Science Centre will immerse you in the world of physics. Indulge your inner scientist by engaging with the curiosities of the world via hands-on exhibits and live science shows. For mini-scientists aged 3-5, there are special workshops where they can learn through play.

Fancy spending some time outdoors? Take a walk in the beautiful Duthie Park or venture a little further and go on a woodland walk at Formartines Visitors Centre. Our trusted explorer Stephanie has written a review of this wonderful local gem for you to read. Also, here's her list of the top 10 places to visit in Aberdeen.

If thrills are your kind of entertainment, Codonas Amusement Park is open May-September and has rides for all ages from family roller coasters to water rides, an assault course and a haunted house! Smaller kids will enjoy Smuggler’s Cove, their indoor play area.

There are lots more great  places to visit in Aberdeen, such as Little Monsters soft play, and two of our favourite farms - Wynford Farm Park and Doonies Farm.There are a lot more fun things to do for you to find, so we won’t keep you here, start browsing now!

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Vue Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Lights, camera, action! Jump into movie magic at Vue Aberdeen, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting action films to hilarious comedie...

Outside view of Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Aberdeen Maritime Museum houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history. It is also the only place in...

Person dressed in science lab at Satrosphere Science Centre in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Science Centre

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Aberdeen Science Centre uses interactive, hands-on exhibits and live science shows to help visitors discover more about the world and the physics...

Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square

Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Immerse into the wondrous world of cinematic adventures with the latest family-friendly films at Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square. Share the magic o...

His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen

His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Little luvvies and theatre fans alike will have to dust off their dancing shoes; His Majesty’s Theatre is welcoming one and all with a packed bill of...

People rock climbing at Transition Extreme in Aberdeen

Transition Extreme

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

If you and the kids fancy trying something new but you're not sure what then Transition Extreme is a fantastic place to get started, with a really ex...

Animal Barn at Codonas Amusement Park in Aberdeen

Codonas Amusement Park

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

With an outdoor amusement park, golf, bowling and an adventure play area it’s easy to see why Codonas is Scotland’s favourite amusement park! Step on...

Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Links

Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Links

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Dive into the world of classic movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Links. Share the magic of the big...

Beach Leisure Centre

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

The free-form leisure pool at the Beach Leisure Centre has fantastic water features including rapids, a whopping 4 flumes and a wave machine and more...

Hockey team at Linx Ice Arena in Aberdeen

Linx Ice Arena

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

The Linx Ice Arena inside Sport Aberdeen is a National sized ice pad measuring 56 x 26 metres and spectator seating for 1,100 people. An on site cafe...

Documentation for Aberdeen Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Aberdeen Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Aberdeen
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Calling all budding spies: the Aberdeen self-guided spy themed Treasure Trail needs you to solve the clues and save the day! Great for all ages from...

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...

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...

Girl touches cactus at Duthie Park and Winter Gardens in Aberdeen

Duthie Park and Winter Gardens

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Duthie Park and Winter Gardnes provides 44 acres of park with long slides, a Winter Garden, Boating Lake, Rough Putting Area, Duck Pond, Younger Chil...

Exhibit at Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden in Aberdeen

Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Learn about the history of Aberdeen and it’s wildlife at the Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden for free. Hidden away in old Aberdeen lies a collectio...

Boy jumping into foam pit at Go Jumpin

Jump In Trampoline Parks Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Reach for the stars - or maybe just the ceiling for starters - at Jump in Trampoline Parks Aberdeen. The super springy trampolines have been designed...

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...

People skiing at Aberdeen Snowsports Centre

Aberdeen Snowsports Centre

  • Aberdeen
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

For those who can already ski and snowboard capably they have public sessions every day on their slopes so that even out of season you don't have to...

Sheep at Doonies Farm in Aberdeen

Doonies Farm

  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Doonies Farm covers 134 acres and sits on the cliff tops between the village of Cove and Aberdeen lighthouse. It is a working farm that uses mostly t...

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...

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