For children of all ages there is an abundance of activities and attractions that
will keep even the most curious of children amused.
Hoodles Play Barn on the outskirts of Oldmeldrum offers a unique fun experience for
children and a relaxing atmosphere for parents and carers. The Play Barn features
a safe, enclosed outdoor play area in the courtyard and coffee shop facilities offering
quality food and beverages for both children and adults. The centre piece of the
Play Barn facility is the extensive soft play area - the only one of its type in
Another great day out is at Doonies Farm which sits on the cliff tops between Aberdeen
Lighthouse and the village of Cove. The farm is home to some of Britain's rarest
breeds of cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats and poultry. It is a working farm that
is managed using mainly traditional farming methods to encourage local wildlife to
flourish too. Rare varieties of animal found at Doonies include sheep, cattle, goats,
pigs, horses and ponies.
Macduff Marine Aquarium features marine life from the Moray Firth, Scotland's largest
bay, in a variety of exciting and innovative exhibits. Visitors come face to face
with hundreds of native fish and invertebrates normally only seen by SCUBA divers
who brave the chilly waters of the North Sea. The aquarium's deep central exhibit,
which displays a living kelp reef, is the only one of its kind in Britain and divers
hand feed the fish on a regular basis.
For your enjoyment we are pleased to provide a selection of links below which you
may find of interest.