Get your kids out and about in Aberdeenshire

There are lots of activities on offer for children in Aberdeenshire this summer.
There are lots of activities on offer for children in Aberdeenshire this summer.

Now the summer holidays are here, parents in Aberdeenshire will be looking for ways to keep their kids occupied over the next few months.

So Aberdeenshire Council has created a helpful guide to the fun-packed schedule of summer activities it has running in July and August.

Judo, streetsports and hip-hop sessions, a basketball academy, school of cricket and a canoe camp are among the activities coming to a place near you.

Crafting and Bookbug sessions are also taking place in many libraries, and visitors will get the chance to go behind the scenes at the Mintlaw Museum Discovery Centre.

The much-loved body zorbs, climbing wall and bike track will also visit various Aberdeenshire locations over the summer, with drop-in sessions so you can simply turn up and pay for a go.

The guide to these summer activities gives families the chance to find out what’s on when in their area and is available on the council’s website.

New this season are the week-long summer holiday camps taking place in Huntly, Fraserburgh, Alford and Ellon. With optional early start times and later pick-up times, children can have active fun all day long in a way that works around their parents’ diaries.

Activities may include swimming, the body zorbs and climbing wall, a bike obstacle course, dodgeball, arts and crafts and much more.

To find out more about the cultural, sporting or community learning events, or the summer holiday camps, go to