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Family trip to Aberdeen with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Crathes Castle Aberdeen is a great place for those who like to spend time outdoors and prefer active entertainment. A huge selection of parks and entertainment centers interesting for family visits as well as some cultural sites are available here for tourists with children. The largest and most interesting amusement park of Aberdeen is Codonas Amusement Park. It is located in a very picturesque area, right on the coast. The park has an enormous selection of attractions, an excellent Ferris wheel, a variety of game simulators and a go-cart center. Adults can play on mini-golf courses. For the youngest visitors in the park, there are various carousels, while older children together with their parents can relax in the bowling center.
Guests of Aberdeen will have an opportunity to spend a few days in one of the charming historic hotels. Special atmosphere of past years is typical for Norwood Hall hotel. It occupies an … Open
The theme amusement park Storybook Glen is aimed at young children. It is located on the territory of a picturesque park. Here, among the dense thickets of trees everywhere, you can see interesting sculptures and fairy houses, as well as a variety of playgrounds. On the territory of the entertainment center, there is a mini-zoo in which typical pets live. It is important to note that you can visit this amusement park in rainy weather. It has an indoor pavilion with trampolines and attractions for children, as well as a very cozy cafe.
Another entertainment center where you can have fun with children is Breakout Games. It is suitable for visiting with children of school age. Visitors are offered a large selection of quest rooms here, some of which are suitable for guests with children. Another distinctive feature of the center is a very welcoming and friendly environment. All visitors are invited to make memorable photos. Copyright
Old resort town of Aberdeen is literally created for a romantic stay, and the right choice of the hotel will make vacations even more comfortable. Copthorne Aberdeen housed in a renovated … Open
For a serene outdoor holiday, one of the most well-kept and popular parks of the city – Seaton Park is perfect. This park is big and well-equipped. Everyone will sure find a right place to relax to their taste. There are many secluded places where you can arrange a family picnic or relax with young children in a quiet environment. Fans of hiking and cycling, will like the paths laid along the park’s territory. One of the most unforgettable events will be a walk along the old bridge that is preserved in the park.
Dunnottar Castle Sport enthusiasts are very popular with the Transition Extreme climbing wall. It can be visited both with preschool children and teenagers. Suitable walls for wall climbing can be found for all. Visitors of the climbing wall are always watched by trainers, so the entertainment promises to be not only interesting, but also safe. Near the entertainment center, there is a large selection of cozy restaurants and cafes where you can restore your strength after an active recreation.
The main shopping street of Aberdeen is Union Street. Its length is about 1000 meters. On this street you can find clothing stores of popular European brands. You can visit a big Zara store, … Open
Rest with children in Aberdeen, should definitely be diversified by visiting one of the city's museums which is very popular among families with children, the University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum. It is located on the territory of the University of Aberdeen and invites guests to view an amazing collection of exhibits, including skeletons of dinosaurs, realistic models of prehistoric animals and a large collection of clam-shells that have inhabited the Earth for millions of years. The tour promises to be incredibly fascinating and informative. In the museum, special entertainments are organized for children, during which they can draw and even hold in their hands, some of the exhibits. Visiting this unique museum will be a real journey into the prehistoric world.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Aberdeen and surroundings

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Amusement parks near Aberdeen
♥   Amusement park 'Codonas Amusement Park' , 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Pleasureland Arbroath' , 71.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Aquariums in Aberdeen and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Macduff Aquarium' Macduff, 64.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'St Andrews Aquarium' St Andrews, 97.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Deep Sea World' North Queensferry, 148 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Zoos and gardens in/near Aberdeen
♥   Zoo 'Camperdown Wildlife Centre' , Dundee, 92.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Edinburgh Zoo' Edinburgh, Scotland, 150.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Aberdeen

Craigievar Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
Nowadays the castle has a great collection of historical artefacts: furniture of the 17th-18th centuries and works of art. During the First World War, the castle was used for hospital needs. Unfortunately, a lot of valuable things were lost. The castle is surrounded by an old garden. It is a nice place for walks. There you can see a hundred years trees and, in the summertime, people can have a picnic or become a part of the open-air event. Excursions are organized only in summer. … Read further

Glenbuchat Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
From 1948 the castle is under control of the state. It is open for visitors during the whole year. Notwithstanding that the old castle doesn’t have a roof, all elements of the construction were saved. The last owner of the castle was John Gordon, a famous leader of Jacobite’s rebellions of 1715 and 1745. After the Battle of Culloden, he had to leave motherland and died in exile. The castle step by step fell into a state of neglect. … Read further

Huntly Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
In the nearest 300 years the castle had seen several destroying battleships and at the beginning of the 18th century, the castle became empty. Locals took stones and other building materials and used them to strengthen their houses. Huntly Castle is placed in a quite beautiful natural area, it is surrounded by a large softwood forest. The castle stays on the shore of Raveron river. This area is quite good for walks. … Read further
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Interesting places to visit with children around Aberdeen

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Aberdeen - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Aberdeen, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Aberdeen for families with children. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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