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Deeside Activity Park

Dess | Banchory, Aboyne AB34 5BD, Scotland
+44 1339 883536
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Superb afternoon

A great day with our three children 6,9 and 11. Lots of fun on the quad bikes with a guide who made... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark W
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Family day out

We had a brilliant day out. Started off on the shooting range, very safe and good fun. Then on to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Echt
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“quad biking” (22 reviews)
“great fun” (18 reviews)
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Dess | Banchory, Aboyne AB34 5BD, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great day with our three children 6,9 and 11. Lots of fun on the quad bikes with a guide who made sure everyone was safe, an excellent homemade lunch followed by a trip around the farm in the Land Rover to see the animals...More

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Ken H, Owner at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mark W, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was one hell of a day of snow, and wind, so we were a bit limited in what all we could show you at the farm, but I'm pleased you felt the youngsters...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a brilliant day out. Started off on the shooting range, very safe and good fun. Then on to the Quad bikes, again we had some excellent tuition before we started. Great fun. Finished off with a very tasty meal at a reasonable price....More

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Ken H, Owner at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Echt, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your day with us here at Deeside Activity Park. You sound like our ideal group of guests, taking part in a whole range of activities and then coming in to...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We had a great time shooting clays for the first time with Euan our instructor. We had a great morning and found the whole experience to be a perfect way to celebrate my sisters Birthday. Euan made us feel very safe and was reassuring when...More

Thank Emily W
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Ken H, Owner at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Dear Emily W., Thank you very much for your kind review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your day with us here at DAP, and I'll pass on your message to Euan. I'm also pleased to hear that you benefited from our January Sale, it creates...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Have had several visits here over the years and have never been disappointed. Warmly welcomed, by friendly attentive staff.delicious homemade turkey and trimmings followed by a lovely light sticky toffee pudding with ice cream. Also enjoyed coffee with mince pies and Swedish ginger biscuits. My...More

Thank Audrey C
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Ken H, Owner at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Dear Audrey C. Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to serve you and your extended family, and I'm really pleased your aunts found us up to the mark ! Please do come and see us very soon. Ken Howie

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Been here many times over the years for carts shooting shag doos etc. Most recentlu visited for carvery and have to say the standard is inbelievable. I dont think you'd find a better standard of beef within 100miles or more. Well worth a visitMore

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Ken H, Owner at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Dear Jon B. Thank you very much for your kind review, and I'm delighted that you enjoyed our Carvery Lunch. We run it every Sunday from October through to Springtime (when we start calving cows) around about Easter. It is always our very own Cairnton...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Wanted the boys to do the taster session boys age 7 and one just turned 8. Was told they couldn’t do the same activity because 7 was the cut off. Then came back and said that they could both be taken around on a cart...More

Thank Denise143
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Ken H, Owner at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear Denise 143, I have already responded to your unkind review on facebook, and here I intend to do the same. I dare say you don't know or perhaps care how much upset you have caused my team. It does make it all the more...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Went with friends. Great lunch good home cooking. Then went on to do quads and karting. Both were great, but particularly quads. Staff all friendly and efficient. Particular mention to our instructor who was fantastic.

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Deeside A, Manager at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thanks for your review, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us too. We look forward to your next visit to the park. kind regards Team DAP

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely home cooking and baking. Good portion sizes, you won't leave hungry!! Fresh produce to buy also.

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Deeside A, General Manager at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

We thankyou for taking the time to give us a 5star review for us being all about good home cooked food that is farm to fork. Be fine to see you all in past again really soon. kind regards Team DAP

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We popped in for a light lunch & were impressed by everything. The menu is very good with freshly prepared healthy, tasty food. The dining room is pine lined & has a cosy atmosphere. The staff smile, are chatty & helpful. Facilities for Disabled are...More

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Ken H, Owner at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Dear Pauline B. Thank you very much for your kind review, and we are delighted you'll be coming back to see us. We appreciate very much what our visitors have to say, good or not so good, and try to learn from them. As well...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped on the way back from visiting Craigievar Castle and the Coffee Shop was great: a warm welcome, prompt service, pens and paper to keep our young girls amused and really good Scottish home cooking which, as far as I am concerned at least,...More

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Cilla W, Manager at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for your honest review , and our free children's outdoor play area has been looking a bit lacking , so thankyou ... we have made some changes and are looking to see what we can do , and still have it all free...More

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Douglas C
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
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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