Looking for things to do with the family over the school holidays? Yes then read on….
Here are our suggestions for fun ideas to do in and around Royal Deeside most of which are even Free!
Visit the Burn O Vat at Muir of Dinnet, find & explore the hidden cave behind waterfall.
Cycle along the Deeside Way,
or try a Mountain Trail if experienced.
Need to Hire a bike then visit & show your Royal Deeside PassporTour savings to
Visit Belwade Farm, a horse sanctuary, with its very own stone circle and fairy garden, along with bistro. Enjoy a farm tour or any of the October events. Find out more with their
Walk the Deeside Way all, or just a section. (
Maps of walking routes via a Visit Scotland Tourist Information Centre- there may be a charge for some of these
) check out more at
Feeling that you need to explore the area with an app and augmented reality? then why not download
and walking in the footsteps of Queen Victoria around Ballater and Macbeth in Lumphanan
The famous Aberdeen Angus Bull - photo by
Take a trip, home to the Statue of the famous Aberdeen Angus Bull or visit
, great for families, play equipment, with BBQ & picnic areas. Read more from
and their day out in Alford. Want to learn more about the history of Aberdeen Angus then
(All the above activities are free to do, although there may some car parking charges or a request for a donation)
Family Fun with Entrance Fees Applicable
Check out the Dry Ski slopes, Alford & Garthdee for tubing as well as the obvious. *
Explore, learn and enjoy both Grampian Transport Museum and Heritage centre in Alford.*
For the older child -
- Tree climbing adventures at Crathes *
Or for the budding race driver, try Go- Karting at Deeside Activity Park *
Advisable to check opening hours/operational times)