Aberdeen, Scotland's "Granite City," is often overlooked as a family vacation destination. But Ify and I, who manage Summit Apartments, a collection of spacious holiday apartments in Aberdeen, can assure you it's a hidden gem! We've lived here, and Aberdeen offers a unique blend of history, nature, and exciting activities that cater perfectly to families of all ages.

This blog post will share our experience and local knowledge to help you plan a fantastic family vacation in Aberdeen. We'll cover spacious holiday accommodations at Summit Apartments and explore some must-visit attractions to keep your little adventurers entertained and engaged.

Spacious Comfort at Summit Apartments

Finding comfortable and spacious accommodation is crucial for a relaxing family vacation. At Summit Apartments, we understand that. We offer a variety of fully-equipped apartments, perfect for families of all sizes. Each apartment boasts each of the following features:

Ample Living Space

Stretch out and unwind after a day of exploring. Our apartments aren't cramped hotel rooms; they're your home away from home, with dedicated living areas perfect for family game nights or movie marathons.

Fully-equipped kitchens

Save money and create delicious meals in our well-equipped kitchens. Whip up a hearty breakfast before a day of adventures, or enjoy a cosy family dinner after exploring the city.

Multiple Bedrooms

No more squished sleeping arrangements. We have a selection of apartments that offer separate bedrooms, ensuring everyone gets a good night's sleep after a busy day.

Family-Friendly Amenities

We've covered you with amenities like cribs, high chairs, and laundry facilities, making packing and travelling with young children a breeze.

Unforgettable Adventures Await

Aberdeen is a treasure trove of family-friendly attractions. Here are a few of our favourites, which our family tried and tested.

Duthie Park

This sprawling park is a haven for families. Explore the beautiful gardens, ride a pedalo on the boating lake, or let the kids loose in the extensive play areas. There's also a fantastic café with outdoor seating, perfect for grabbing a picnic lunch.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Set sail on a journey of maritime discovery at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Learn about Aberdeen's rich maritime history, climb aboard historic vessels, and marvel at interactive exhibits. It's a great way to spark your children's interest in history and the sea.

Hazlehead Park

This scenic park offers stunning views of the coastline and plenty of space to run around. Pack a frisbee, build a sandcastle on the beach, or relax and enjoy the fresh sea air. There's also a children's zoo with various animals, perfect for younger children.

Codona's Amusement Park

For a dose of thrills, head to Codona's Amusement Park. This classic amusement park features a variety of rides, games, and attractions suitable for all ages. From bumper cars and carousels to go-karting and a giant pirate ship, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Storybook Glen

Storybook Glen is a magical experience for young children in the picturesque Deeside countryside. Explore fairytale scenes, meet beloved characters, and enjoy interactive play areas. It's a guaranteed day of imagination and adventure.

Beyond the City Limits

If you're looking for adventures beyond the city, Aberdeen offers a fantastic base for exploring the surrounding region. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Dunnottar Castle: This dramatic clifftop castle is steeped in history. Explore the ruins, learn about the castle's turbulent past, and enjoy breathtaking coastline views.
  • Royal Deeside: Head inland to Royal Deeside, a scenic region known for its rolling hills, charming villages, and majestic castles like Balmoral, the Queen's summer residence. Explore the countryside by bike, take a boat trip on the River Dee, or relax and soak up the beautiful scenery.
  • Cairngorms National Park: A short drive away lies the stunning Cairngorms National Park, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike through majestic mountains, ski or snowboard in winter, or enjoy the fresh air and stunning scenery.

What Are Some Insider Tips From Locals In Aberdeen?

As long-time Aberdeen residents ourselves, Ify and I have a few insider tips to make your family vacation even more enjoyable:

  • Take advantage of the free museums: Aberdeen boasts several excellent museums with free admission, perfect for budget-conscious families.
  • Pack for all weather conditions: The Scottish weather can be unpredictable, so pack layers of clothing and waterproof gear.
  • Sample the Local Delicacies: Aberdeen offers a variety of delicious food options beyond fish and chips! Try a buttery "Aberdeen Butter Roll," a flaky pastry filled with creamy butter. Indulge in a "Rowie," a fruit and cream-filled pastry for a sweet treat.
  • Picnics in the Park: Stock up on fresh produce and local cheeses at the Union Street market and pack a picnic lunch in one of Aberdeen's many parks.
  • Family-Friendly Restaurants: Several restaurants cater to families, offering high chairs, booster seats, and children's menus.

Make Memories at Summit Apartments

We believe Aberdeen offers a unique and unforgettable family vacation experience. At Summit Apartments, we're committed to providing comfortable and spacious accommodations to make your stay more enjoyable.

Whether exploring the city's vibrant museums, building sandcastles on the beach, or venturing out to explore the stunning surrounding countryside, Aberdeen has something for everyone.

Ready to start planning your Aberdeen family adventure? Visit Summit Apartments to browse our selection of apartments and book your stay today. Ify and I are always happy to answer any questions and provide recommendations to ensure your family vacation in Aberdeen is truly unforgettable.

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