Hoodles Playbarn on the outskirts of Oldmeldrum offers a unique fun experience for children and a relaxing atmosphere for parents and carers. They have 2 spacious play areas for children. An indoor playframe for children aged 2-12, and an outdoor Paddock which is open from March to October (weather dependent) which boasts trampolines, swings, pedal go-karts, grass slide and flying fox.
For the Kids
North Mains of Barra, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie, AB51 0BB
Inverurie Ten Pin Bowling
Harlaw Business Centre, Harlaw Rd, Inverurie AB51 4FR
10-Pin Bowling for all ages. Includes a fully licensed Bar, Pool Tables, Air Hockey and Arcade Games, as well as 6 10-pin Lanes. They cater for parties of all sizes & types, from children’s birthdays to Hen Nights and Staff Nights Out. They also have League Nights, events and offers throughout the year.
Beach Leisure Centre
Beach Leisure Centre, Sea Beach, Aberdeen AB24 5NR
The Beach Leisure Centre at Aberdeen beach front has a leisure pool specifically geared to families; including a wave machine, fountain, rapids and four flumes. The well-equipped gym and health suite includes a sauna and steam room and the full range of Les Mills fitness classes are available including Body Pump, Body Combat and RPM indoor cycling classes. There is also a large versatile sports hall, café and crèche on site.
Gordon Highlanders Museum
St. Luke’s, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH
The only Visit Scotland 5-Star Attraction in Aberdeen, the museum tells the extraordinary 200 year story of “the finest Regiment in the world!” Situated in the fashionable west end of Aberdeen. This former home of leading Scottish artist Sir George Reid is now The Gordon Highlanders Museum. The offer a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors and is a great day out for the family, including a cafe.
Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen, AB24 5ED
Codona's Amusement Park is family run amusement park based in Aberdeen, Scotland. They have amazing rides for all the family! From the ‘white-knuckle’ rides of the ‘Looping Star Roller Coaster’, and White Water Log Flume, to the kiddies rides of Apple Family Coaster. There is sure to be something for you at Scotland’s Indoor & Outdoor Entertainment Complex.
Grampian Transport Museum
Montgarrie Rd, Alford AB33 8AE
Located in the vibrant village of Alford, the Grampian Transport Museum boasts an impressive range of transport exhibits, from travelling chariots of the 1800's, to some of the fastest cars ever made. The museum is a living museum that probes the past, present and future. Many exhibits are climb aboard, hands on and even ride on! The exhibits are updated every year during the closed season, providing a wide range of new and exciting things to see each year.
Go-Ape at Crathes
Crathes, Banchory, Kincardineshire, AB31 5QJ
Located in the grounds of an enchanting 16th-century castle, Crathes is surrounded by 240 hectares of formal gardens, woodland walks and rolling Scottish countryside. Their Aberdeenshire adventure features its very own Skateboard Zip for you to jump onboard. With the castle a stone’s throw away from the course and a cafe nearby there is plenty to do for a whole day out.
11 High Shore, Macduff AB44 1SL
Situated on Aberdeenshire’s scenic coast in the traditional fishing town of Macduff, Macduff Marine Aquarium features marine life from the Moray Firth, Scotland’s largest bay, in a variety of exciting and innovative exhibits. Visitors come face to face with hundreds of native fish and invertebrates normally only seen by SCUBA divers who brave the chilly waters of the North Sea.
Kinnaird Head Lighthouse
Kinnaird Head, Castle Terrace, Fraserburgh AB43 9DU, UK
This is not just any lighthouse you’ll be looking at, but Scotland’s first. In 1787, Kinnaird Head Lighthouse started off life as a giant lamp positioned on the roof of the castle. When structural problems began to appear, Robert Stevenson engineered a foundation, walls and a spiral staircase through the heart of the castle, completing construction in 1824. He even preserved the original castle structure – this has to be seen to be believed!