Budget Friendly School Holiday Fun: Aberdeen

School kids spend around 3 months of the year on holiday, and with school holidays comes the stress of not only finding activities to keep the little ones occupied, but also the costs involved.

We’ve spent the first week of the Easter holidays in Aberdeen, Scotland and here are our top 3 free activities.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

The museum is on Shiprow which is a short walk from both the train/coach station and the city centre. It is has free entry and the ground floor contains a lovely little gift shop. The museum is on several floors and contains the history of Aberdeen harbour and offshore working.

There was also a free Easter workshop on the morning we visited, however it was fully booked but there was still crafts for Amber to do independently.

We were also given a quiz to do around the museum (ask at reception if you aren’t offered one).

Duthie Park

This is by far my favourite park in Aberdeen and Drew and I used to visit here every weekend when we lived a short walk away. The park is extremely child friendly with a gorgeous play area for younger kids, including benches for parents to relax and a zip line. Further down there is an area for older kids and as the park is on a hill it’s perfect for sledging in the snow.

Take a short walk up and you will find a large cafe which has indoor and outdoor seating. Duthie Park is also famous for their winter gardens, which you MUST visit. The winter gardens also contain a small cafe and toilet facilities.

If you’re looking for something different to eat there’s a Harvester a short drive away.

Aberdeen Beach

I’m not going to lie, it’s a breezy day out even in the summer but it’s still a must-see. We absolutely love beach walks and always fit a walk in on a visit back to Aberdeen. You can bring a picnic or there are cafes across from the beach. If you do have pennies to spend there’s Codona’s Amusement Park and a Cineworld in the area too.

 

 

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