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.

aerial sports

Aerial Sports

Skydiving is one of the most exciting and adrenaline fuelled sports on offer today. Tandem skydiving is by far the quickest and easiest way of experiencing the thrill of a free-fall skydives from your very first jump.
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boating and cruises

Boating & Cruises

Aberdeen boasts one of the busiest and most impressive ports in the UK, with over 28,000 shipping movements taking place annually. This fully narrated tour takes you out and about amongst the harbour.
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karting

Karting

Look up for prices, request your estimate and find the best offers in UK karting circuits in Aberdeen City and go karting clubs in Aberdeen City. Karting hire and go karts in Aberdeen City is a perfect activity...
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cycling

Cycling

Aberdeen city council includes the development of a Cycle Network, reducing casualties, education and awareness raising campaigns, increasing cycling to school, safety audits...
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fishing

Fishing

The River Don is reasonably well known as a salmon and sea trout river, but the reason that most anglers visit the River Don is to enjoy some excellent brown trout fishing.
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golf

Golf Clubs

Nowadays more than 70 golf courses dot the coastal country from Dundee to Aberdeen. With a mix of parkland courses and some of the British Isles' most highly rated links.
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gym

Gyms

In the gym centers discover state-of-the-art facilities, an extensive selection of exercise classes and a luxurious swimming pool with sauna, steam room and spa pool to help you relax and unwind.
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paintballing

Paintballing

Paintball Aberdeen has some amazing game maps that are designed to challenge all types of paintball players, whilst being set in a great forest landscape. Recognized as one of the best sites in Scotland.
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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing is the name given to activities carried out on steep rocky ground where security is usually managed with ropes and associated equipment. Movement can be in any direction.
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Theme park

Theme Parks

Aberdeen has long been famous for its 45 parks and gardens, and citywide floral displays which include two million roses, eleven million daffodils and three million crocuses.
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yoga, zumba

Yoga & Zumba

Zumba is the name of a dance fitness program created in Colombia during the 1990s. Music is the key ingredient to Zumba classes. The score, created with specific beats and tempo changes.
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Zoo

Zoo & Wildlife Parks

Opening a zoo in Aberdeen was first proposed at an informal meeting between representatives of the Town Council and Aberdeen University in Sept 1961. The facility was eventually opened in Hazelhead Park.
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