Aberdeenshire Council sport and leisure offers a range of holiday activities:
- Summer holiday activity camps
- Learn to swim and other swimming activities
- Aquathons for adults and children
- Mobile climbing wall, body zorbs and bike track
- Street sport football unit
- Active Schools holiday programmes
Some of our holiday activities are covered under the Active Aberdeenshire membership scheme offering significant savings for you and your family.
These are full day or half day programmes of sports and cultural activities for children aged 5 to 14 years.
Children may attend from 9am to 5pm or 9am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 5pm. In addition there is early morning drop off from 7.30am and late pick up until 6pm.
Children will be looked after all day by experienced staff and a range of instructors and coaches will deliver lots of exciting sports and cultural activities.
Camps will take place at the following venues:
|3 to 7 July||Huntly|
|10 to 14 July||Turriff and Alford|
|17 to 21 July||Ellon, Alford and Banchory|
|24 to 28 July||Banff|
|31 July to 4 August||Fraserburgh, Huntly and Stonehaven|
|7 to 11 August||Peterhead|
|14 to 18 August||Ellon|
Summer holiday camps programme 2017
Session details are subject to change and will be updated in the calendar accordingly. If you would like more information on any session please contact your local centre operated Aberdeenshire Council.
Please do not contact Balmedie Leisure Centre, Bennachie Leisure Centre, Meadows Sports Centre, Garioch Sports Centre or Stonehaven Open Air Pool as they are not operated by us and not part of the holiday camps programme.
Summer camp bookings
To book your child onto a summer camp you can either go into your local centre to book and pay at the reception or you can book and pay online.
Online booking and payment for the summer camps is temporarily unavailable. Please visit one of our leisure centres to book and pay for a place. Enquiries about availability may be made by phoning the centre. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Logging in to the online booking system
You must log in with your child's login details. If you use your adult login details, you will be booking yourself onto the camps.
If your child does not have a login already, please contact or visit your local centre to arrange for one to be set up. We will email the details to you.
Using the booking system
Once you have logged in, click on advanced search and complete the fields:
- select the site at which you wish to book a camp
- select holiday camps in the activity type
- select the first activity that you wish to book (there are separate options for full days, half days etc.)
- select the range of dates during which you wish to book the camps and click search
In the result, click the green button beside your choice. You can then add other bookings to your basket. Finally, check out and pay.
You will receive a form by email, asking for more details about your child, to complete nearer the time.
During most holidays the mobile climbing wall, body zorbs and the new bike track and obstacle course visit several venues across Aberdeenshire holding drop in sessions for all the family.
View our programme for summer holidays 2017.
|Date||Venue||Time||Activities to choose from|
|Wed 5 July||Kemnay, Bogbeth Park||10am to 3pm||Climbing wall, body zorbs or bike track|
|Thurs 6 July||Stonehaven Leisure Centre||10.30am to 3.30pm||Climbing wall, body zorbs or bike track|
|Tues 11 July||Inverurie, Kellands Park||10am to 3pm||Climbing wall, body zorbs or bike track|
|Wed 12 July||Banchory, Bellfield park||10am to 3pm||Climbing wall, body zorbs or bike track|
|Mon 17 July||Westhill Academy||10am to 3pm||Climbing wall, body zorbs or bike track|
|Fri 21 July||Fraserburgh Sport and Community Centre||10.30am to 3.30pm||Climbing wall, body zorbs or bike track|
|Tues 25 July||Stonehaven Leisure Centre||10.30am to 3.30pm||Climbing wall, body zorbs or bike track|
|Wed 26 July||Turriff Sports Centre||12pm to 4pm||Climbing wall, body zorbs or bike track|
|Thurs 27 July||Huntly Nordic Centre||10am to 3pm||Climbing wall or body zorbs|
|Friday 28 July||Alford, Haughton Park||10am to 3pm||Climbing wall, body zorbs or bike track|
|Wed 2 August||Banff, Deveron Centre||10.30am to 3.30pm||Climbing wall, body zorbs or bike track|
|Wed 9 August||Inverurie, Strathburn Park||12.30pm to 4pm||Climbing wall, body zorbs or bike track|
|Thurs 10 August||Stonehaven Leisure Centre||10.30am to 3.30pm||Climbing wall, body zorbs or bike track|
|Friday 11 August||Banchory, Bellfield park||10am to 3pm||Climbing wall, body zorbs or bike track|
|Tues 15 August||Fraserburgh Sport and Community Centre||10.30am to 3.30pm||Climbing wall or bike track|
|Fri 18 August||Fraserburgh Sport and Community Centre||10am to 4pm||Climbing wall or body zorbs|
View the activity charges.
Active Aberdeenshire members should arrange to collect their vouchers from their local sports centre or pool in advance and present them on the day.
These are drop in sessions so you can simply turn up and pay for a go. Children remain the responsibility of their adult carers whilst at these activities.
The climbing wall is suitable for all ages from 3 years to adults and the body zorbs are suitable for approximately 5 years to 12 years (depending on size and weight). The bike track is suitable for any age who can confidently ride a bike (we provide the bikes).
Each go lasts about 10 minutes. This may vary slightly depending on how busy the session is.
In the event of bad weather the activities may not operate. Contact Leisurelend on the day to check what is operating.
Come and take part in theses football sessions in the street sport arena. No need to be in a team and all abilities welcome. These are drop in sessions for secondary school aged people and above. They are funded by the community safety partnership and so there is no charge to take part. Burn off some energy and have some fun this summer.
In the event of really bad weather the activity may not operate.
Contact Leisurelend for more information.
Garioch Gymnastics Club and Aberdeenshire Council run a variety of sessions during the holidays in the Garioch Community Centre, Inverurie.
View the Garioch gymnastics holiday activities.
Active Schools coordinators across Aberdeenshire all hold holiday programmes. View the programmes on the Active Schools page for your area.