Activities and Family Activities in Aberdeen
There is so much to see and do in Aberdeen and the small town of Inverurie, just 17 miles from Aberdeen City Centre. Aberdeen and the countryside areas of Aberdeenshire is of course also known for its plethora of golf courses, stunning shorelines, coastal activities, castles, museums, galleries, universities, great country houses and walking, fishing and cycling opportunities. There is so much to discover, so much leisure time to be enjoyed and quiet spaces with spectacular views, just waiting for you to find and explore around Aberdeen.
Boxing training provides great all over body conditioning, no matter what your age or level of ability. It's a great way of improving stamina and boosting the cardiovascular system while improving core strength and balance. Boxing routines and exercises improve students’ fitness levels. People can participate in boxing on different levels. Anyone can train to box male, female young or senior but you must be aged 11 or over to spar or compete. You can compete in amateur boxing until the age of 34, and can continue to train after this.
The Aberdeen Cycle Forum and the Cyclists' Touring Club offer free guided cycle rides on a mixture of roads and cycle paths for individuals. The rides are led by experienced cycle leaders and are aimed at beginners or those who have not been in the saddle for a while.
The apparent dangers of rock climbing help set the scene, whilst allowing for unlimited acts of determination, achievement, challenge and success. It pulls upon, and develops, confidence, self-reliance, trust, patience and for some the ability to overcome their fear of heights! As well as Aberdeen's spectacular and accessible sea cliffs, Deeside has some superb granite crags and rock outcrops that are ideal for novice, intermediate and expert climbers.
Aberdeen is an ideal location for salmon fishing, castle visiting and sampling tots of Scotch along the various whiskey trails. There are also plenty of places where you can enjoy a few rounds of golf, as there are a number of courses in the surrounding area.
Aberdeen City council also have an Outdoor Education service which is now known as adventure Aberdeen, that provides abseiling, surfing, white water rafting, gorge walking, kayaking and open canoeing, mountaineering, sailing, mountain biking and rock climbing. They inspire learning through adventure and have many programs for children and adults. The Beach Leisure Centre is home to a climbing wall, gymnasium and a swimming pool. There are numerous swimming pools dotted around the city notably the largest, the Bon-Accord Aberdeens which closed down in 2006.