Things to-do with Kids in Aberdeen Summer 2022

With the Scottish School Summer holidays 2 weeks in already, it’s little doubt parents will be frantically searching for exciting activities to keep filling the calendar. Here at Northwood Aberdeen, we have compiled a list of our favourite activities and events to schedule with children this Summer 2022 in Aberdeen and the Shire.

Dolphin Spotting

Consistently known and recorded as the UK’s best place to spot Bottlenose dolphins from land in the UK, Torry Battery, Aberdeen, is home to newly opened, charitable organisation Greyhope Bay.

Greyhope Bay is an an “off-grid” eco-facility built by converting shipping containers. Pop along for a sweet treat at Liberty Kitchen Café at Greyhope Bay Centre and do a spot of dolphin watching.

Children’s crafting events and beach cleans are running throughout the summer holidays. For more information visit

Two kids looking through binoculars.


Codonas has always been top of the list for a fun-packed family day out in Aberdeen. Just last year they introduced their new 2-storey karting track with both single and double karts meaning the family can get together for some competitive excitement. Codona’s, Aberdeen has plenty to fill a whole day out with bowling, mini-golf, amusement park, indoor and outdoor adventure play and laser tag!

Cropped view of a kid playing mini golf.

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Learn to climb

Transition Extreme Aberdeen are offering a Climb & Dine Package during the summer months. This allows kids of varying abilities to progress their climbing skills and meet new friends. And us Mums and Dads? Well, we get a couple of hours peace!

Transition Extreme, Aberdeen are offering other child-friendly summer events. To find out more and book visit

Circus Extreme

Circus Extreme is back to Aberdeen this July 2022 as part of it’s World Tour. Take the whole family along to see some of the World’s top circus performers in their display of extreme stunts under the climate- controlled circus big-top. Tickets can be purchased at

Macduff Aquarium

At MacDuff Aquarium you will meet many underwater animals that live in Scotland’s largest Bay – the Moray Firth. With daily talks and feeding shows alongside the ‘guided rockpool ramble’ events there is plenty to get involved in. Find out more here:

Aberdeen Science Centre

Keep their holiday brains working hard with a trip to the Aberdeen Science Centre. Gradually work through over 60 new interactive exhibits in the various themed zones. Don’t forget to check out the daily programme of interactive shows, workshops and demonstrations, suitable for all ages and included in the ticket prices. 

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Oh, to be beside the seaside! Stonehaven has so much to offer from the large play park, the beachfront walks, the harbour, the open air swimming pool and the gorgeous scenery. Finish the day off with a fish supper from The Bay (  followed by an ice cream from Aunty Betty’s (

Sea coast view with boats.

The Den & The Glen

A true childhood favourite that has been around for decades. Visit the magical park of make believe, with 28 acres of beautiful Royal Deeside scenery and featuring models of your favourite nursery rhyme and fairy-tale characters you can really feed your kids imaginations.

Scottish Summer at it’s best?! Shelter from the rain in the café whilst the kids burn off their energy in the indoor play den with climbing wall, sports arena, 4 lane slide and ball canyon. View their website at:

Easter Anguston Farm

Easter Anguston Farm is an operational farm in Peterculter, which serves as a training facility for adults with learning difficulties and other additional support needs.

The facility offers strawberry picking, play park and activity stations, a café, a garden centre and a selection of animals. As a charity they rely on voluntary donations in order to provide free access for all. Stay up to date with the latest news and opening times at:

Bunny and goat in a farm.

Independent and locally owned, Northwood Aberdeen share this helpful article with you due to our wealth of knowledge and experience of the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire area. Our company is run by families living in the region who know first-hand the benefit of keeping up to date with activities and events. To speak to one of our area experts please get in touch with us on 01224 218450.