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Deeside Activity Park

Dess | Banchory, Aboyne AB34 5BD, Scotland
+44 1339 883536
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Great food but...

We stopped on the way back from visiting Craigievar Castle and the Coffee Shop was great: a warm... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Scotsman_Paris
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Paris, France
via mobile
Karting at Dess

Visited with grandsons ages 11 and 13 , one of whom is autistic. Karting tutor was very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Caroline B
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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%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Dess | Banchory, Aboyne AB34 5BD, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Scotsman_Paris
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited with grandsons ages 11 and 13 , one of whom is autistic. Karting tutor was very knowledgable and managed with lots of encouragement to get two boys to really push themselves and come away with a great feeling of achievement. Shame it's a bit...More

Thank Caroline B
Ken H, Owner at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for the kind review. Our instructors will always try to encourage and improve the driving skills of our guests, and it is really great to see them improve. However, to maintain, insure and generally provide our facilities, it is quite a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this last minute for 3 adults and 2 teenagers. Karting, quads and archery. All 3 activities for £60 which is an absolute bargain. The staff could not be nicer and the food is delicious. We all had lunch and it was really lovely....More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been recommended this place but unfortunately we arrived too late to be admitted. They very kindly let us camp up in their carpark which was very quiet.

Thank SandyFord16
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We visited Deeside activity park to participate in Clay Pigeon Shooting. This was the first time any of my group had done clay pigeon shooting before, and we only had a small amount of shooting experience at all. The instructor we had was so friendly...More

Thank Ekimen
Deeside A, Manager at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Good day Ekimen, Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted to hear that you had a great Clay Shooting Experience with us her on Royal Deeside, its what we are all about , the real country sports , Hunting, Shooting Fishing. As...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

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

Thank BrianS442
Deeside A, Manager at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Oh dear, Thankyou for your own review. I trust you have received our fully reply regarding this matter. Regards Team DAP

Reviewed 15 June 2017

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 16 June 2017

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 6 June 2017 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 8 June 2017

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 30 May 2017 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

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Deeside A, Owner at Deeside Activity Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

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 24 May 2017

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

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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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