60 Ideas for 6 Weeks of Summer Holidays in Aberdeen City & Shire


60 Ideas for 6 Weeks of Summer Holidays in Aberdeen City & Shire

To help you with ideas of what to do with the wee ones over the 6 weeks of summer holidays we’ve created a list of 60 ideas that you might find helpful!

60 Ideas for 6 Weeks

  1. Visit Duthie Park
  2. Visit Hazlehead Park
  3. Trip to Stonehaven Beach
  4. Swim at Stonehaven outdoor swimming pool
  5. Explore Fittie (Footdee)
  6. Watch the boats come in and out of Aberdeen Harbour
  7. Go Dolphin watching at Torry Battery
  8. See the animals at VSA Easter Anguston Farm
  9. Aberdeen Maritime Museum
  10. Zoology museum
  11. Visit your local library
  12. Go Ice Skating at Linx Ice Arena
  13. Soft Play and visit the animal barn at Wynford Farm
  14. Explore The Den and The Glen
  15. Have a picnic at the park
  16. Go for a forest walk
  17. Fraserburgh Heritage Centre
  18. See where the Queen stays at Balmoral Castle
  19. Visit a National Trust for Scotland property
  20. Play a board game
  21. Go out on a bike or scooter ride
  22. Make a holiday scrapbook
  23. Movie afternoon
  24. Trip to the cinema
  25. Go to a local event – check out our events page to find out what’s on.
  26. Draw with chalk in the garden
  27. Visit the animals at Pets Corner, Hazlehead Park
  28. Walk along Aberdeen Beach
  29. See the seals at Newburgh Beach
  30. Go swimming
  31. Visit The Gordon Highlanders Museum
  32. Go geocaching
  33. Try a new local café
  34. Baking some fairy cakes or brownies
  35. Take part in a Junior Park Run
  36. Create your own pizza
  37. Visit Aberdeen Science Centre
  38. Go strawberry picking
  39. Visit Castleton Fruit Farm & outdoor play area
  40. Have a family mini sports day
  41. Have a BBQ
  42. Create a scavenger hunt for the kids
  43. Explore Dunnottar Castle
  44. Afternoon tea (either at a local café or at home)
  45. Play tennis and pretend your playing in Wimbledon
  46. Visit Scottish National Museum of Lighthouses
  47. Visit St Cyrus Beach
  48. Have a picnic at Loch Muick
  49. Walk up Scolty Hill
  50. Watch the cow’s milking time at the Tin Coo
  51. See the waterfall at Burn o Vat
  52. Visit the animals at Doonies Farm
  53. Roll down the sand dunes at Balmedie Beach
  54. Visit Grampian Transport Museum
  55. Visit Macduff Marine Aquarium
  56. See the Nuart in Aberdeen City centre
  57. Have lunch at the ReCharge Cafe in the Bon Accord Centre
  58. Visit the Cruickshank Botanic Garden
  59. Go bowling
  60. Visit Aden Country Park and see the Fairy Woods

Any more ideas?

We hope our list has given you some ideas to keep busy with the kids over the summer holidays and if you have any more ideas why not leave a comment below or over on Facebook to inspire others!

Don’t forget you can check out our events calendar for family friendly events happening in Aberdeen City & Shire!

We hope you enjoy the holidays whatever you get up to!



  1. Charleton Fruit Farm and Cairnie (a bit further afield, but totally worth the trip!) are amazing for vast play areas and a variety of PYI fruit ?

  2. Spend a day at Crathes Castle, gardens, playpark walks and then 10 min walk to The Milton for Steam Engine train rides, Milton art gallery, Salt Sanctuary, playpark, riverside walks. Cafes and ice cream at both.

  3. Loopty lous, Boddam
    Pitfour Lake and Macbi Soft play, Mintlaw
    Peterhead Amazone soft play and swim,
    Westburn Park, Aberdeen
    Codonas, Smugglers cove and Innoflate, Aberdeen beach,
    Jump in, Aberdeen
    Skyline trampoline park, Inverurie
    See the seals at Newburgh beach,
    Climb the dunes at Balmedie beach
    Haddo House, Methlick
    Willows Animal Sanctuary, Strichen
    Haughton Park and transport museum, Alford
    Gordon Park, Ellon
    Eden Park, Peterhead
    Slain’s Castle

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