Teen Skene #9 Aberdeen in Bloom!
As the Britain in Bloom competition launches today we thought today's blog post should focus on the beauty of Aberdeen's parks and green spaces and least not forgot that Aberdeen has won the Britain in Bloom title an astonishing 10 times!
Newly ‘refurbished’ is Duthie Park, one of the biggest parks in Aberdeen. With 44 acres of land there is a lot of things to keep you and your family occupied for the afternoon. For those with younger siblings, there are many play areas, including a brand new one, for them to disappear off to (and stop annoying you!). There are also large grassy areas, perfect for picnics or a game of football or rounders. One of the unique points of Duthie Park is the Winter Gardens. From visiting the park from a young age, I have very fond memories of these winter gardens of being a beautiful place – the highlight being the large fake frog at the end! On a sunny day, you are sure to have a great time out at Duthie Park!
Hazlehead Park is another popular park in Aberdeen located off Kings Gate. As well as having the usual park things such as swings, slides, climbing frames and grassy areas to sit, Hazlehead has its own zoo, challenging maze and even a pitch and put area. There is also a restaurant, however it is currently being refurbished so be sure to take your own snacks!
Westburn Park, located close to SkeneHouse Rosemount and Whitehall, is another place to go on a sunny day. Again, it’s got plenty of room for picnics and family games of football and (if you have enough players) rounders! It is also situated across the road from Victoria Park, which is less family orientated but great for a quiet walk!
After a busy day shopping in Aberdeen city centre, visit Union Terrace Gardens, located just off of Union Street. This sunken garden is a great place to sit and chill out after a busy day. On sunny days, the atmosphere is also great as the gardens welcome many visitors!
Be sure to visit each park’s website to check for opening hours and updates on any new features. Also visit Aberdeen City Councils ‘Parks and Green Spaces’ page for a list of all parks in Aberdeen.