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Deeside Activity Park

Dess | Banchory, Aboyne AB34 5BD, Scotland
+44 1339 883536
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School trip letdown

Our son along with his P7 classmates were looking forward to a great day at this location as part... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BrianS442
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Lots of activities and events

Great place for a bit of driving or shooting. There is a cafe too with good food and sometimes a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janice W
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Based on Royal Deeside in Grampian, Aberdeenshire we offer a range of Outdoor and corporate teambuilding activities. From quad biking round our mud-splattered course and kart racing on our asphalt racing circuit, to hitting the bullseye on our fully automatic archery range and breaking a clay at our clay shooting facility. We offer something for everyone from 8 years to 80 years. At the park there is also a coffee shop, conference room, children's play area and 3 self catering cottages.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Dess | Banchory, Aboyne AB34 5BD, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our son along with his P7 classmates were looking forward to a great day at this location as part of their final weeks in primary school. It promised so much fun but was totally spoiled by 1 individual who was rude, swore at the children...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a bit of driving or shooting. There is a cafe too with good food and sometimes a bbq outside. Lots of events are arranged here form car shows to music festivals. Check out whats on. You can even climb inside an old...More

Thank Janice W
Ken H, Owner at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Janice W. Thank you very much for your kind comments. It really is appreciated by us and our hard working team. We have had a busy Spring with some quite big events, all of them free to attend, and have been really well supported....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best day I've ever been. The Food, the Stuff, the Kitchen! Everything was so GREAT! Thank a lot:* It was a pleasure!!!More

Thank Katharina J
Deeside A, Manager at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review, and it was our pleasure to give you a great Scottish Farmers Welcome here today at the Park, so glad you enjoyed all the activites, and glad you enjoyed some of our Cairnton Aberdeen Angus Beef,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poor atmosphere. Run down. Lochter's better. Soup ok and sandwich. Tiny shop. Selling I presume their own beef from their farm just up the road .More

Thank Yvonneanddog
Deeside A, Owner at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Yvonne and dog, Firstly, I am a bit surprised you came back to see us, given the unwarranted slating you gave us, just a wee while ago. However, you now tell us, that you don't like the venue, and that another rural business 20...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Took my teenage son and a couple of friends karting at Deeside. Donald met us and took us up to the track. He gave the lads a safety briefing, showed them how to use the karts and the safest way in and out of them,...More

Thank ScottishHoosier
Deeside A, Manager at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a 5star review on Tripadviser. Here at DAP we all about teaching and learning our guests new skills, wheather it be Go Karting with us teaching you how to drive fast and safely on...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Had a lovely time here trying different activities and having lunch at the wee cafe. Really had a wonderful time and cannot recommend the park highly enough. The staff and manager were friendly and hospitable. There is archery, clay pigeon shooting, go-karting, trout fishing plus...More

Thank Picturesofu
Deeside A, Manager at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Good afternoon, thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review about your visit here at the park. We are just honest hard working farming folk here and its lovely to see that being seen for what we do best, to meet and...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great visit. Karting was really good fun: everyone enjoyed it, adults and teen-agers. Fun track, very well organised and friendly staff. Nice soup in the café. Coffee was ok but room for improvement there. Highly recommended for decent food and excellent karting.More

Thank Alastair B
Cilla W, Manager at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review , we are very much you get what you see , fantastic Karting and First class Home cooked cook using only the very best of Cairnton Aberdeen Angus Beef and other local produce . We loom forward to your next...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome day here, we started off with an amazing carvery lunch, the best I've had in a long long time. Then we had a great time splashing through puddles on the quad bikes. All the staff were great, thanks to all for...More

Thank KKS1983
Deeside A, Manager at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thankyou so much for your taking the time to give us a 5 star review today. We are delighted that you enjoyed your quad biking and our famous cairnton aberdeen angus carvery lunch, it really is farm to fork at its best. kind regards teamDAP

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Just back from a very special Steak Night at Deeside Activity Park. They only have a couple of these a year and they are always a sell out. The meat here is always top quality, and you can choose which cut and what size and...More

Thank Jonathan W
Cilla W, Manager at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to put down so much information and feedback as to our Cairntion Aberdeen Angus Steak night's, We just have to share this with the world as we feel no one says it better than the paying clients....More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

Visited for fly cup and enjoyed a lovely cup of tea and large scone. First visit but will definitely be back. Staff very friendly!More

Thank _abhornethebrig
Deeside A, Manager at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Good day Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to write a super 5 star review, i have passed your comments on the kitchen. We are all looking forward to having you back here really soon. did you know we do a...More

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Douglas C
hi need more feedback plz
14 December 2015|
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Response from Deeside A | Property representative |
Hello, how can we help you with more feedback, please just give us a call or email us directly with any questions you may have, we are only to happy to help kind regards Cilla Wood
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Habiba S
Are there age restrictions for any of the activities as I am planning a day out with kids ranging from 2 to 10
15 April 2015|
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Response from Deeside A | Property representative |
Good day, Thanks for your question...... For your 2's, 3s, and 4s, We have a great indoor and outdoor soft play area only £2 per child, now our archery and target shooting, and we do have a 2 seater kart for 5, 6 and 7s year... More
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