North East Opportunities You Should Make the Most Of

The North East of Scotland is home to amazing coastlines, fantastic parklands, historic castles and hundreds of attractions and hidden gems. Whether you are from the region or planning on visiting there is so much to experience in the North East!

With your Young Scot NEC and Young Scot Membership there's no limit on what you can see and do.

1. Visit Top Attractions

Get into the tree tops and feel the wind through your hair as you soar down Go Ape’s 125metre zip wire at Crathes Castle. A trip to Go Ape is the perfect way to spend a day out with your friends and family as you are challenged from tree to tree on the Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders, Crossings and more! 

Young Scot cardholders can enjoy a 15% discount when you enter the discount code at checkout.

Have some free time on the weekends or holidays and looking for something interesting to do? Why not head along to the Aberdeen Science Centre where you can immerse yourself in the world of science. Learn about the World of STEM, Engineering, Space and much more!

Young Scot cardholders get free entry when visiting with someone paying full price. Just show your card at the admissions desk.

2. Explore the Outdoors

Get outdoors and enjoy the amazing environment in the North East. There are dozens of amazing walking trails through Aberdeenshire and Moray from coastal paths and ancient forests to the 41 mile long Deeside Way stretching from Aberdeen City to Cairngorms National Park.

The region is also home to a whole heap of historic sites and castles. You could spend all day exploring some of Scotland’s most famous sites like Craigievar Castle and Castle Fraser and the stunning estates they are set on.

Remember you can get £1 entry to historic sites across Scotland with your Young Scot card.

3. Hit the High Street

It’s always fun to have a day out with your friends and family. Whether you need something specific or just after a bit of retail therapy there are loads of high street stores where you can take advantage of a Young Scot discount. Shopping at Schuh? Save 10% off or for over 16s show your card at Topshop or Topman to receive 10% off.  

A day out shopping also calls for a tasty lunch or dinner. Why not treat yourselves to a tasty pizza from Pizza Hut and you’ll save 20% off the full price menu items!

4. Be Entertained

Experience the best of local, national and international talent on stage at His Majesty’s Theatre and the Music Hall in Aberdeen. You could see award winning musicals and stage plays direct from the West End or the best in comedy and music entertainment. His Majesty’s Theatre is Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera’s home in the North East, so if you’re looking for something a bit more classic this is this place to go. 

Show your Young Scot Card when booking at the box office and get concession rate tickets!

5. Travel Near and Far

If you’re planning to visit some of the fun attractions in the region or staying in one of Hostelling Scotland’s Hostels be sure to check out Citylink to see if they can get you there.

With your Young Scot Card you can save 20% off your fare!

If you are 16-18 you can choose whether to take advantage of the Concessionary Travel Scheme, saving a 1/3 on single fares or the Young Scot 20% discount off other types of fares.

Looking on heading further afield? Loganair is Scotland’s Airline and offers a number of routes from Aberdeen Airport. Get student priced airfares with your Young Scot card.

6. Stay the Night

If you are heading into Aberdeen city to catch the latest musical or event or heading to the Braemar Highland Games check out Hostelling Scotland for your place to stay. Whether you’re staying local or heading on an adventure elsewhere in Scotland there is sure to be a Hostelling Scotland hostel nearby.

Young Scot cardholders get 15% off room rates as well as Free Hostelling Scotland Membership which saves you £3 per person per night!

Discover more opportunities available in your region, and check out our Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray local pages.