School's out: summer activities

Family-friendly days out in Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire

The summer holidays provide a fab opportunity to spend quality time with your children and create lasting memories. Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire boast a vibrant range of exciting and family-friendly activities that cater to all ages. From exploring historic landmarks to picnics in the park, to sandy beaches or meeting local animal friends, we’ve got you covered. And, because we’re realistic Aberdonians, we’ve also added a few sheltered options…just in case!

The great outdoors

Seas the day at the beach

For animal lovers

Kid friendly cafés

Road trippin’


How’s that for a list of fun on our doorstep! Did we miss anywhere out? Let us know! We wish you all a happy (read: minimal refereeing, few meltdowns and many minutes of blissful harmonious playtime) summer holidays. So, pack your bags – don’t forget suncream, water bottles and snacks – and head out for a fun-filled day out with your kids in Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire this summer.

List correct at time of publishing | Image credit: Don Nealon via Abzolutely