NEAR COULLIE STAYS
SKIING, SNOWBAORDING &TUBING
Snowsports Aberdeen at Garthdee offers skiing and snowboarding lessons and coaching for all ages and abilities, as well as open public sessions to practice your skills and have fun with friends and family.
All Snowsport's snowboarding and skiing lessons are delivered by enthusiastic, qualified instructors in line with BASI.
ANGUS | ABERDEENSHIRE
SALMON, SEA TROUT & FLY FISHING
With the wonderful River Esk to the south and the infamous waters of The Dee to the north, both set in beautiful surroundings, it would be rude not to fish!
Choose from a day rod at one of the many fantastic beats on the River Esk:
... to a fully guided day on The Dee.
Pick-up and drop can be arranged when offered quote
LESSONS, TOURS, RENTAL & SAUNA
Beginners lessons, family lessons, individual lessons, tours and trips up the river, or a combination of lesson and tour are available. Stonehaven Paddleboarding offers a five star experience to even those who are hesitant about getting in the water.
For further peace of mind, all the equipment needed for or paddleboarding is top of the range. Book the wood fired sauna to enjoy after your dip in the sea. Try to book ahead as lessons and tours fill up quickly.
EDZELL | MONTROSE
36, 18 & 9 HOLE COURSES
The opportunity to enjoy two reputable golf courses will excite the golfers in the family! Former US Tour player and Ryder Cup Captain, Ben Crenshaw, once quoted Montrose Golf Links as a “magnificent stretch of marvellously natural ground which depicts how the game was born”. It has been established as the 5th oldest course in the World and celebrated its 450th year in 2012. It has a reputation for offering a fantastic golfing experience and reliable playing conditions throughout the year. A warm welcome is waiting from the three clubhouses.
Edzell Golf Course also comes highly recommended with well managed fairways, good facilities and a welcoming clubhouse with good food, drink and friendly staff.
WILD SHORES OPEN WATER ACTIVITIES
Wild Shores Dundee is a water-based adventure hub, in the centre of Dundee which offers a number of unique, dynamic and adrenaline-charged outdoor activities including an Aqua Park, Wakeboarding, Stand Up Paddle-boarding, Ringo and Open Water Swimming.
TRANSITION EXTREME HIGH ROPES ADVENTURE
- Extreme Drop. When attached to the Powerfan, participants will step off from the 10 metre high tower descending to the ground in a ‘Parachute’ styled descent to a controlled landing.
- Jacobs Ladder
- Gladiator Challenge. Compete with your team mates to ascend the poles, tyres and nets to the top of the Gladiator Challenge.
- Crate Stack Challenge. See who can build the tallest, most precarious tower.
- High All Aboard. Ascend the ‘Power Pole’ and complete various challenges.
- Leap of Faith. Just like the High All Aboard you will ascend the ‘Power Pole’ to the platform where you and a teammate can leap into space to grab onto the Trapeze bar. If it looks too easy; the instructor can move it further away!
DRUMTOCHTY & FETTERRESSO WOODS
Drumtochty Forest, near the village of Auchenblae,and its adjoining neighbour, Fetteresso located between Stonehaven and Banchory are the biggest forests in the area. Drumtochty offers dozens of trails from access trails suitable for gravel bikes right through to technically difficult black trails and "proline" graded orange trails. The routes to the north side of Glen Drumtochty road also provide a way of accessing Fetteresso Forest and its mountain bike routes.
Testament to the challenges presented by Drumtochty, if any were needed, is the inclusion of Drumtochty in the Aberdeenshire Enduro Series competitions.
None of the trails at Drumtochty are officially sanctioned by Forestry and Land Scotland, therefore they may not be constructed to a standard you expect. Having said that Aberdeenshire Trail Association do sterling work in maintaining trails throughout the forest.
In total you can expect over 50 access road type trails, 16 blue graded trails, 45 red, 24 black and 5 proline trail. And that is before you venture over to Fetteresso.
Recognised by Mountaineering Scotland as a Regional Hub, Transition Extreme's climbing walls provide the perfect introduction to indoor climbing while providing plenty of challenge for more experienced climbers. It’s a brilliant combination of exercise and psychological challenge whatever level you climb at.
OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS, FOOD & DRINK
Stonehaven Open Air Pool is the UK's only art deco Olympic sized sea water lido. The water is heated (29°C/84F) and is open from late May to early September. You'll also find a paddling pool, Splash Cafe and chute. Check the website for the dates of Moonlight Swims and inflatables sessions.
FUN GROUP CHALLENGE
Escape rooms are a great chance for families and friends to take on a fun challenge together and work as a team. Placed in a room and given a set amount of time groups must solve puzzles, use strategy, creativity and logic to escape!
The Locked Door describes escape rooms as “The Crystal Maze but without the 90’s jumpsuits” They offer four escape rooms, each with their own theme, final goal and difficulty level but all are great fun!
Breakout Games has games suitable for teams as small as 2 players. All the games take place in a custom-built, specially designed room with a unique theme. Breakout Games has five themed rooms.
ABERDEEN SCIENCE CENTRE
A real hands on experience which will keep everyone entertained for a few hours. There are sixty interactive exhibits, set across six zones.
Meet ‘RoboThespian’, the friendly and knowledgeable robot, immerse yourself in The OPITO Theatre of Energy and play your part in live experiments and demonstrations.