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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Banffshire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 138 fun things to do in Banffshire for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Auchbreck, Auchnarrow and Blacklaw. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 71 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Banffshire 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 Banffshire 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!

Find your perfect day out

Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre

  • Craigellachie
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre Discover the ancient art of coopering at Speyside Cooperage. The Acorn to Cask exhibition illustrates the lifecycle...

Speyside Falconry

  • Fochabers
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Meet owls, walk with a hawk, and go behind the scenes at Speyside Falconry. Take your family to an outdoor experience set in the stunning scenery of...

North East Falconry Centre

  • Aberdeen
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Let little imaginations take flight with a helping hand (or should that be wing?) from the team at North East Falconry. They’re a friendly brood of p...

Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre

  • Huntly
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Go skiing no matter the weather at Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre - a beautiful wooden lodge where you can learn and practice skiing & roller s...

Fochabers Folk Museum

  • Fochabers
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fochabers Folk Museum was opened in 1984, and began with the aim to preserve the photographs and memories of “Fochaberians' past and present. This ha...

The PlayBarn Elgin

  • Elgin
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Play Barn is a clean, safe and stimulating facility for little ones, in relaxed surroundings with comfy seating, plus there is food available. Th...

Moray Motor Museum

  • Elgin
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Moray Motor Museum is an interesting place to visit even if motors aren't your thing, and if they are, you're in for a treat! The museum houses a sup...

The Moray Leisure Centre

  • Elgin
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Moray Leisure Centre is a multi-purpose health and leisure facility with star attractions for families being the splash pool, the ice rink and th...



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Tomintoul Riding Centre

  • Tomintoul
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

TRSS approved Tomintoul Riding Centre offer guided off road 1 hr or half day treks as well as day long trail rides and 6 day trail riding holidays, a...

Fordyce Joiners Workshop Visitor Centre

  • Banff
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fordyce Joiners Workshop Visitor Centre Working craftsman, Victorian-style garden and early workshop machinery at this museum dedicated to joinery. D...

Cullen Bay

  • Banff
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for golden shores in Scotland, then Cullen Bay should definitely be on your list. The sea is a bit sheltered, making it perfect for...

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...

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...

New Wave Surf School

  • Lossiemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Surfs up! Learn how to ride a wave at the New Wave Surf School at Lossiemouth East Beach. Anyone from 6 to 106 years-old is welcome to join the lesso...

Lossiemouth Fisheries and Community Museum

  • Lossiemouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fancy a trip to the past? The Lossiemouth Fisheries and Community Museum is a nice little place to visit with the kids if you want to learn about the...

Outfit Moray

  • Lossiemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Outfit Moray runs outdoor activity sessions for 9 to 15 year olds during the Easter, Summer and October school holidays at subsidised rates. Family d...

Cairngorms National Park

  • Grantown-on-Spey
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Cairngorms National Park is huge and full of things to do and see! It contains Britain's most massive and highest mountain range and some of the best...

The Salmon Bothy

  • Portsoy
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Salmon Bothy housed in what were the ice chambers displays artifacts and information about Portsoys harbours, the industry and trade and their Sa...

Craigievar Castle

  • Alford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Craigievar Castle is a fairytale castle, a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, seems on first glance to have grown naturally out of t...

Craggan Outdoors

  • Grantown-on-Spey
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Craggan Outdoors offers one of the widest ranges of outdoor activities available in the Scottish Highlands, include archery, art and creativity, clay...

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