The Best Things To Do In Ballater Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ballater

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 171 fun things to do in Ballater for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, parks and playgrounds and indoor and soft play areas.

What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 103 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Ballater 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 Ballater 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!

  1. Sunset at Muir of Dinnet in Aboyne

    Muir of Dinnet

    Aboyne

    National ParksNational Parks

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 4.4 miles from Ballater
  2. Classic cars at Balmoral Castle in Ballater

    Balmoral Castle

    Ballater

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 6.8 miles from Ballater
  3. Kids caring for pony at Belwade Farm World Horse Welfare in Aboyne

    Belwade Farm World Horse Welfare

    Aboyne

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 11.8 miles from Ballater
  4. Kids go kart racing at Deeside Activity Park in Aboyne

    Deeside Activity Park

    Aboyne

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 12.5 miles from Ballater
  5. Sign to Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum in Tarfside

    Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum

    Tarfside

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 13.6 miles from Ballater
  6. Family at Braemar Castle

    Braemar Castle

    Braemar

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 13.7 miles from Ballater
  7. Mum and baby in war zone at Craigievar Castle in Alford

    Craigievar Castle

    Alford

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 14.9 miles from Ballater
  8. Kids on slides at Tick Tock Play in Aberdeen

    Tick Tock Play

    Aberdeen

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 18 miles from Ballater
  9. Ski lifts at Glenshee Ski Centre in Braemar

    Glenshee Ski Centre

    Braemar

    Skiing and SnowboardingSkiing and Snowboarding

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 18.1 miles from Ballater
  10. Visitors on vehicle on Grampian Transport Museum in Alford

    Grampian Transport Museum

    Alford

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 18.3 miles from Ballater
  11. People riding horses in river at Tomintoul Riding Centre

    Tomintoul Riding Centre

    Tomintoul

    Horse Riding and StablesHorse Riding and Stables

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 18.9 miles from Ballater
  12. Horses at Redwings Horse Sanctuary Mountains in Forfar

    Redwings Horse Sanctuary Mountain

    Forfar

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 22.2 miles from Ballater
  13. Fountain at Crathes Castle Garden and Estate in Aberdeen

    Crathes Castle Garden and Estate

    Aberdeen

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 22.6 miles from Ballater
  14. Girl walking across ladder at Go Ape

    Go Ape Aberdeen

    Banchory

    High Ropes CoursesHigh Ropes Courses

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 22.7 miles from Ballater
  15. Paintball players at Battle Scotland in Aberdeen

    Battle Scotland

    Aberdeen

    Laser TagLaser Tag

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 23.9 miles from Ballater
  16. Reception desk at Battle Grounds Paintball in Aberdeen

    Battle Grounds Paintball

    Aberdeen

    PaintballingPaintballing

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 23.9 miles from Ballater
  17. Outside view of Castle Fraser in Aberdeen

    Castle Fraser

    Aberdeen

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 24.3 miles from Ballater
  18. View from CairnGorm Mountain in Aviemore

    CairnGorm Mountain

    Aviemore

    Railway and Transport AttractionsRailway and Transport Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 24.4 miles from Ballater
  19. Reindeer at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre in Aviemore

    Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

    Aviemore

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 25.8 miles from Ballater
  20. Brechin Castle Centre

    Brechin Castle Centre

    Brechin

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for 4-12 Outdoor 25.8 miles from Ballater