Breathe in the fresh spring air at these parks and gardens

Sure, it may seem like there is a National Day for everything – but, today is one that encourages you to step outside and stretch the legs on your favourite trail or local park.

To tie in with National Take a Walk in the Park Day, we’re looking at some of the lovely open spaces found in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire that would make for the perfect stroll this spring. The three parks featured in this blog were winners of the Green Flag award in 2021 which celebrates the beautiful, well-maintained outdoors of Scotland.

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Credit: David Welch Winter Gardens by @natalieward55

Aden Country Park

Found just outside of Mintlaw, this 230-acre country park sits amongst beautiful surroundings that offer a chance relax or have a memorable day out with the family. At Aden Country Park, you’ll find the award-winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, a café serving up light lunches and snacks, walks, trails, a children’s play area, and more!

For more on this spacious park, click here.

Duthie Park

A city park for all the family with play areas and activities including boating on the ponds, Duthie Park is a favourite amongst locals and is popular all year round. First opened to the public in 1883, this outdoor space has an array of architectural features including a bandstand, fountains, ponds, and statues.

You’ll also find one of Europe’s largest indoor gardens here. The David Welch Winter Gardens is home to many exotic plants and Britain’s largest collection of cacti!

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Credit: Duthie Park by @carms.ramos

Seaton Park

Seaton Park is located in the north of the city within Old Aberdeen – Aberdeen's oldest building in active use, St Machar’s Cathedral, stands by the park’s southern gates.

You’ll find colourful flowerbeds as well as a walled garden, along with many lovely trails perfect for a spring stroll.

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Credit: Seaton Park by @aberdeen_newbie

To discover more lovely open spaces like these, please click here. Remember to share your adventures in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire on social media and use #visitABDN on your posts for a chance to feature on our channels!

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Credit: Duthie Park by @abzguy

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