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10 Fun Things To Do in Aberdeen For Adults

Here's our compilation of the best things for adults to do in Aberdeen.

We've got all sorts of venues and activities such as a gin school, a comedy club and even a place to work off your frustrations by breaking things, so you'll never be bored in the Granite City!

City of Aberdeen Distillery and Gin School

© City of Aberdeen Distillery

Gin Enthusiasts will love this place - you can find out how gin is made, how to taste it and you can even learn how to distil it yourself!

There are three options to choose from - the Discovery Tour, the Gin Tasting Masterclass and the Gin School Experience.

The Discovery Tour lasts an hour and is a walking tour of the distillery with a double G&T as a welcome on arrival, and samples of Aberdeen Gin as you go round. With a goodie bag and a 5cl gin miniature to take home I would say that this tour is a bargain at £25 per person.

© City of Aberdeen Distillery

If you want to experience the different gin flavours of Aberdeen Gin, you should take a Gin Tasting Masterclass, where an expert distiller will lead you through the range.

This tasting masterclass is £49 per person and includes a double G&T on arrival, samples throughout the masterclass and a final G&T of your choice.

If you want to learn how to make gin, you can join the 3-hour Gin School Experience, where firstly you will learn all about the origins of Gin, and tour the distillery to discover how Aberdeen Gin is made.

After that, you will distil your own bottle of gin in a copper alembic mini-still, and get a chance to sample some of the Aberdeen Gin range. Once your own gin is distilled and bottled, you'll enjoy a surprise cocktail to round off the day.


Aberdeenshire Castles, Cows and Whisky Day Trip

Castles, Cows and Whisky Tour © Time Exposure Travel

If you want to get a real flavour of the Aberdeenshire area, how about booking your group on the Aberdeenshire Castles, Cows and Whisky tour?

The tour includes visits to two castles (Dunnottar Castle and Crathes Castle or Drum Castle), a highland cow farm and a tasting tour of the Royal Lochnagar distillery.

Castles, Cows and Whisky Tour © Time Exposure Travel

It's a full day - 7 and a half hours - starting around 8:30am at your hotel or agreed starting place in the Aberdeen area. It is a private tour so the itinerary can be tailored to suit - just talk to the friendly people at Time Exposure Travel.


His Majesty's Theatre - Behind the Scenes Tour & Shows

© His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen

A night at His Majesty's Theatre is one of the best nights out in Aberdeen - the shows range from musicals to opera to comedy - there's bound to be something that takes your fancy.

If you wonder what goes on behind the scenes at a major theatre like this, you can take one of the 90 minute public tours to get the full story.

© His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen

You'll even get to stand on the stage and see how it feels to be a performer! Make sure you book early though, they're very popular and do sell out.


The Locked Door Escape Games

The Locked Door is a small friendly Escape Games venue with four different games to play.

© The Locked Door

In case you're wondering what Escape Games are, the people at The Locked Door say that they are like The Crystal Maze without the 90's jumpsuits!

The four different games each have a different theme and difficulty level. All of the games, sets and props in the rooms are created specially by the talented staff at The Locked Door, so you know you'll be in for a unique experience.

The games are created for up to six players each, so if you've got a big group of friends you could book more than one room at the same time.

© The Locked Door

They even have mobile versions of games, so they can come to your office and run a corporate games event for you!


Amazing Street Art Walking Tour

This great self-guided walking tour, designed by Barry Pickard, will guide you around the fantastic street art that has been created in Aberdeen as part of the Open Doors and Nuart street art festivals.

Street Art Walking Tour © Brian Pickard - Tailor Made Itineraries

The tour will last around 25 minutes, allowing you to view the best murals and decorated doors in Aberdeen City Centre.


Street Art Walking Tour © Brian Pickard - Tailor Made Itineraries

Barry Pickard is an expert in creating self-guided tours, and if you enjoy his street art tour, you can contact him for more tours around the Aberdeen area.


Bedlam Battleground

© Bedlam Paintball Aberdeen

Located in the stunning countryside of Edzell Woods (around 50 minutes drive from Aberdeen) you can let off steam by challenging your friends to a game of paintball or outdoor laser tag.

The game maps make great use of the wonderful landscape that the venue is situated in - woodland, a mock fortress, an abandoned church, and a stagecoach standoff.

© Bedlam Paintball Aberdeen

You can book for a morning (9:30-12:30) or afternoon (12:30-4:00) session of battlefield combat or, if you're really competitive, you can book the whole day for your group!


Belong Aberdeen

If you're into gaming, Belong Aberdeen is the perfect place for an afternoon's relaxation with your friends playing your favourite games.

© Belong Aberdeen

This great gaming venue has 24 stations, each of which has a high-end gaming PC and the latest Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

You can hire the stations individually (for 1 to 7 hours) or you can book a party for 6 or 12 players, where the venue will set up a tournament of your favourite game for you to join (parties also include free slushies!).

© Belong Aberdeen

You can even buy a monthly pass for £15 which lets you play any time on any day for a month!


The Blue Lamp Comedy Club

© Blue Lamp Comedy Club

If you fancy some great stand-up comedy on a Friday or Saturday night, how about the Blue Lamp Comedy Club at the Blue Lamp Bar at 121 Gallowgate close to the centre of Aberdeen?

You can book a great night of comedy featuring Scotland's best comedians at this renowned Folk Music venue - look for the blue light when you get there as they don't have a name above the door!

Marc Jennings © Blue Lamp Comedy Club

Check who's coming up at the Blue Lamp Comedy Club on the bookings page:

The Wreck-it Room

© Wreck-It Aberdeen

This really is a unique experience - you can enter a room and smash stuff up without any fear of repercussions! Perfect for working out your frustrations after a hectic week at work!

You can book a package to match the size of your group - up to 4, up to 6, or up to 10, and turn up ready to wreck!

© Wreck-It Aberdeen

The Wreck-It Room has a huge amount of stuff for you to destroy - glassware, kitchen appliances, TVs, furniture and lots more. You can even request a specific item to destroy and they'll try their best to source it for you!


Codonas Amusement Park

If you want some good old-fashioned amusement park and fairground fun, head for the Aberdeen Beach Promenade and spend the day at Codonas Amusement Park.

Codona's Amusement Park © Rachel Paterson via Flickr

There's literally something for everyone at Codona's - fairground rides with stunning views, a karting track with single and double karts, indoor 10-pin bowling, indoor and outdoor golf, indoor laser tag, a slots arcade and even a 4D virtual reality dino motion ride.

There are lots of places to eat and drink at the park so you can easily spend the whole day there. The park opens at 10am each morning.


I hope we've found lots of interesting activities for you whilst you're in Aberdeen. I personally can't wait to tour the amazing street art and enjoy a show at His Majesty's Theatre next time I'm in the city.


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