Holiday programmes

Aberdeenshire Council sport and leisure offers a range of holiday activities: 

Some of our holiday activities are covered under the Active Aberdeenshire membership scheme offering significant savings for you and your family.

Summer holiday activity camps

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: 

Dates 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.

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 the centre of your choice 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. 

Mobile climbing wall, body zorbs and bike track

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. 

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).

In the event of bad weather the activities may not operate. Contact Leisurelend on the day to check what is operating.

Each go lasts about 10 minutes. This may vary slightly depending on how busy the session is.

Active Aberdeenshire members should arrange to collect their vouchers from their local sports centre or pool in advance and present them on the day.

View the activity charges.

Street sport football unit

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 holiday programmes

Active Schools coordinators across Aberdeenshire all hold holiday programmes. View the programmes on the Active Schools page for your area.

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