Other Outdoor Activities

4 x 4 Adventure Tours

This wildlife-focused organisation offers a selection of Safaris around its Ballater base with a range of half and full day wildlife-watching tours. Guided by an experienced nature guide and tailored to maximise opportunities for spotting the region’s charismatic birds, and animals. Luxury Land Rover excursions travelling the margins of Balmoral Estate and in the countryside around Ballater and Glen Muick, looking for 3 species of Deer, Grouse, Dippers and hopefully a few birds of prey including Peregrine, Osprey and Golden Eagle whilst describing the conservation and land management issues related to typical highland estates.  Your DNA guide spent two years working as a conservation ranger on the Balmoral Estate, so can offer insights on a tour to the royal property during April through to July. Other options include tours to the coast to look for dolphins, otters and Slavonian grebes.  more info

Deeside Nature Activities
Royal Deeside
AB35 5TP
013397 42033

Ballater Bowling Club

Ballater Bowling Club is located a half mile from the village centre adjacent to Ballater Golf Club. Membership is open to all ages and visitors are welcome. The season opens on Sunday 14th April and continues through to the end of September. Whether you are a beginner or expert…Come along for a friendly game of bowls at one of our ‘Hat’ Meetings! Tuesdays and Saturdays, May through to September, 7pm – next to the Golf Club. Visit ‘Ballater Bowling Club’ on Facebook. All Welcome! Contact Trevor Armstrong on 013397-55214 or

Ballater Bowling Club
c/o Ballater Golf Club
Victoria Road
Royal Deeside
AB35 5QX
013397 55567


Skibraemar Snow sports have over 20 years experience at the Lecht and Glenshee ski centres and are ideally placed to provide rental, instruction and friendly advice. Ballater and Braemar are within easy reach of both centres and mountain bike rental and guiding is also available. Please contact Richard to discuss conditions at both centres during the winter months. more info

Victoria Hall
Glenshee Road