Old Aberdeen Ideas

1. Take a self-guided walk around Old Aberdeen

               The link below has a trail that you can download and follow

2. Shield Spotting

Take a walk with a theme. If our Heraldic Ceiling has inspired you, go Shield Spotting and see how many shields and coats of arms you can discover with our trail sheet. (download  School and Group Visits (stmachar.com)

3. Old Aberdeen trail with Urban Studies Trust

Allan Paterson can take you on a walking trail accompanied by worksheets and his expert local knowledge.

Email for more information and to book a date-  AllPaterson@aberdeencity.gov.uk

4. Seaton Park

Amazing green spaces on our doorstep with the River Don sweeping through and plenty of room for games and picnics.

5. Cruickshank’s Botanical Gardens

Just a few steps up the Chanonry you can explore plants in this botanical Garden.

Email Liz Campbell, Education and Outreach Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre for info and to book a free self-guide tour.     elizabeth.campbell@abdn.ac.uk

6. University of Aberdeen

With spectacular buildings old and new there is plenty to see. Go to the Duncan Rice library for modern and King’s College Chapel for old.

7. Oldmachar Graveyard

Stay close to us and explore the families and occupations in our own kirkyard.

Habitat Hunt – download from our website  School and Group Visits (stmachar.com)

Gives children the chance to get down and examine the kirkyard up close. We can lend you magnifying glass – just ask.

Stay safe – never allow children to climb stonework and keep on the paths please.

8. Dunbar Hall

             If you have already booked our hall for lunch then enquire whether our hall is free and bring some games to escape wet weather.
There are 2 rooms, one large and one medium and plenty of toilets.