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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ellon

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 83 fun things to do in Ellon for you and the family to discover, including museums and art galleries, indoor and soft play areas and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 49 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Ellon 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 Ellon 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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Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Newburgh Beach

  • Ellon
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a wide sandy beach in Scotland? Cruden Bay is a popular beach for swimmers, plus it’s popular with little ones because of the sandcastle...

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...

Riverside at Formartines Visitors Centre in Ellon

Formartines Visitors Centre

  • Ellon
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Formartines Visitors Centre Located on the Haddo Estate, you will find woodland trails and an outdoor adventure playground as well as a restaurant an...

Sunset at Balmedie Beach in Aberdeen

Balmedie Beach

  • Aberdeen
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Balmedie's sandy beach is part of Balmedie Country Park and way marked as such on the signs. The beach is sandy and great for castles as well as safe...

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...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Cruden Bay

  • Peterhead
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a wide sandy beach in Scotland? Cruden Bay is a popular beach for swimmers, plus it’s popular with little ones because of the sandcastle...

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...

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...

Buildings and cobbled streets at Aden Country Park in Mintlaw

Aden Country Park

  • Mintlaw
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Aden Country Park has 230 acres full of things to see and do, from old buildings to explore to a farming museum to discover. There is something for e...

Taxidermied beast in exhbition room of Aberdeenshire Farming Museum in Peterhead

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum

  • Peterhead
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Perhaps begin by exploring the Aden Estate Story and the Weel Vrocht Grun exhibitions, plus their range of varying temporary exhibits. Visit Hareshow...

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,...

Exhibit at Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden in Aberdeen

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  • 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Peterhead Leisure Centre

  • Peterhead
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Peterhead Leisure Centre is an excellent place to have some active fun with the kids, whether you have waterbabies wanting a splash about, or budding...

Display case in Arbuthnot Museum in Peterhead

Arbuthnot Museum

  • Peterhead
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Arbuthnot Museum provides a great opportunity for you and the kids to discover Peterhead's wealth of maritime history in one of Aberdeenshire's oldes...

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...

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