Top 10 things to do with the family in #BeautifulABDN

Travelling to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire with the littler members of your family? Not to worry Mums, Dads, Grandparents, friends and babysitters…we’ve got it covered!

Aberdeen Beach 


A mile long stretch of golden sands visited by explorers every day! There’s plenty to do from building castles to watching surfers ride the waves.

Codonas Amusement Park 

Next to the beach, this indoor and outdoor funfair will tire them out with exhilarating roller coasters, mini golf and play-area! 

Crathes Castle 

crathes castle

It’s a fairytale-like castle with its own playground and treetop adventure course… need we say more.  

Macduff Marine Aquarium 

This makes for a great day of underwater exploration and even the chance to get up close and person with some marine wildlife.

Grampian Transport Museum 

grampian transport museum

A WW1 Tractions Engine, police cars and the option to climb aboard vintage vehicles…could it get any better?

Bike Station Ballater

Explore Royal Deeside by bike… it’s amazing what you can find in Aberdeenshire! 

Aberdeen Snowsports Centre 

Activities for everyone from ski-ing, snowboarding and tubing!

Duthie Park

Plenty of green space for the kids to run around, a play area and the renowned Winter Gardens – housing exotic plants and the world’s only talking cactus. 

Huntly Falconry Centre 

This is your chance to find out more about fascinating birds of prey and you can also have a picnic here.

Aberdeen Science Centre

This science and discovery centre has interactive exhibits and live science shows!  


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