What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (22nd-28th October 2016) | Mummy Mimi

Looking for something to do over the next week with the kids in Aberdeen City & Shire, then why not check out one of these family friendly events?

** Event details as at time of posting, please check through relevant links for more details **

Arts, Crafts and Vintage Fair

Where: Stonehaven Town Hall, 36 Allardice St, Stonehaven AB39 2BU

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2016
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm

Price: Free Entry

Description: Come along to a see a great mix of Arts, Crafts and Vintage Stalls. There will be no entrance fee but teas and cakes and savouries will be available on the stage.All proceeds are being donated to Clan Cancer Charity. Tombola with great prizes. Please come along its for a great cause.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/110390932758411/

Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun Day

Where: Hilton Community Centre, Hilton Road, Aberdeen AB24 4HS

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2016
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Price: Entry: £3 (under 5’s free)

Description: Come and join us for a spooky family activity day hosted by Granite City Roller Derby!Events for big kids and little ones!

10.00am – Doors Creak Open

11.00am – Spectral Storytelling with Fizzies Funtastic Parties

11.30am – Zoolab’s Creepy Crawly Capers*

11.45am – Spectral Storytelling with Fizzies Funtastic Parties

12.45pm – Zoolab’s Creepy Crawly Capers*

1.30pm – Cadaverous Costume Competition

Creepy coffees and spooky sweet treats available throughout the day with activities including our Terrifying Tombola, Frightening Face Painting and Nightmare Nail Art!

*Note that Creepy Crawly Capers is run in association with Zoolab and will involve presentation of live animals.

Website: http://www.granitecityrollerderby.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1683470665305770/

Ballater Farmers’ Special Autumn Market

Where: Ballater Farmers’ Market, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5RE

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2016
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm


Description: October’s Market stalls – Cambus O’May Cheese – H.M SHERIDAN LTD with their special Halloween specials pork, toffee apple sausages and ghost burgers

Suzie’s Spice Kitchen – Steamin a Heid mobile coffee etc with some autumnal edition coffee syrups – Granite City Fish Ltd – Tarland Bee Group – The Highlanders Bakehouse – Pasta Mia -Katy’s Eggs

 Three fields veg – My Secret Kitchen – NYR Organic Products – Roaring Stag Coffee

The Deeside Deli will not be at the market this morning, but their shop on Bridge Street has a wonderful selection of fruit, veg and cooked foods, please stop in by!

Guide Dogs Scotland – RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland = Lots of activities, such as; Bobbing for apples, Marshmallow Munch, Face Painting, Farmers Sack Race, Egg and Spoon Race, Pumpkin Carving, Spiced apple cider & toffee apples

AND a sweety for everyone that comes dressed up for Halloween!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ballaterfarmersmarket/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1315818681802921/

Coastal Play

Where: Bettridge Centre, Coastal Park, Newtonhill Stonehaven AB39 3UL

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2016
Time: 9.45am – 11.00am

Price: £3

Description: Coastal Play is a children’s soft play area for children aged toddler to 10 (height restrictions will apply and take precedence over age).

We provide a play area that includes 2  Bouncy Castles, one with slide, Soft Play Pods & Shapes, plus Bouncers, Inflatable Pitch and toddler area.

Coastal Café provides a seating area  where parents can see children at all times while enjoying a coffee and snack.

Website: http://www.bettridgecentre.org.uk/whats-on.html

Story Ceilidh

Where: Bettridge Centre, Coastal Park, Newtonhill Stonehaven AB39 3UL

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2016
Time: Doors Open at 7.00pm Starts at 7.30pm

Price: Tickets £9, £8 OAP, £7 Concession, £28 family of 4

Description: Telling stories has always been a big part of life in Scotland, with tales passed down through the generations from around the hearth. Stories of morality, life, love and hope, stories with humour, pathos and sometimes despair.

Alex Patience from Portskerra in the north of Scotland spends her life telling stories, bringing the old tales to life and hearing new ones from her audiences. Together with musician Donald McNeil she creates an intimate atmosphere unlike any other, weaving oral history of second sight, witches, magic, love, loss, humour and the sea together with the sounds of many different instruments.

Join them for a relaxed evening suitable for all ages and immerse yourself in the myths of the Highlands. Bring your own stories and instruments to share and join in after the show.

Website: http://www.bettridgecentre.org.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1693967730927867/

Sound Discovery Day @ Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street,  Aberdeen AB24 5TU

Date: Saturday 22nd October 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm

Price: Free event

Description: Join us for a day of hands-on activities exploring sound with composers and sound artists Pete Stollery and Duncan Chapman, along with students from the University of Aberdeen.

Each show will tease out some of the science behind sound and music through listening, creating, and participating. The day will also include a series of fun hands-on activities and several shows – there will even be some live music!

At the end of the afternoon a band new piece of music composed by everyone who attends will be revealed.

Website: http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/events/sound-discovery-day/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1651374491789830/

Halloween Magic at Haddo

Where: Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon AB41 7EQ

Date: Sunday 23rd October 2016
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Price: £5 per person (under 6 free), Family ticket £20 (2 adults, up to 4 children)

Description: Join us for a magical family Halloween at Haddo. Explore the park by torchlight, walk through beautiful coloured illuminations, meet the fairy queen, talk to a tree spirit, or bump into something a bit more spooky…

Suitable for families/all ages. Hot food and drink available.

Lights switched on at 7pm and off at 9pm, tickets give you access to the park any time between 7pm and 9pm

Website: http://visithaddo.com/events/46/697-Halloween-Magic-at-Haddo/

SensationALL Halloween Party

Where: The Old School House, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6FT

Date: Wednesday 26th October 2016
Time: 6.0pm – 8.00pm

Price: Free Event. Open to Everyone

Description: SensationALL a westhill based charity, are having a Halloween party.

Come along for a SPOOKtacular evening with fun, games and a little bit of singing.

SensationALL info@sensationALL.org.uk 01224 74669/ 07789 393399

Website: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/xev_EventDetail.asp?id=9765

Little Explorer Day: Day & Night

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street,  Aberdeen AB24 5TU

Date: Thursday 27th October 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm

Price: Adults: £4.75 – Children: £3.75 – 2’s and under are free of charge.

Description: What makes night dark and day light? On Little Explorer Day on the 27 October we’ll explore how the earth, the sun, and the moon all have a role to play how nights and days work, using hands-on activities and learning through play.

Join us on the floor for added fun with as we make our own day and night pictures, looking at what star constellations look like. Little Explorer Days offer fun, hands-on science based activities that encourage learning through play and are suited for little scientists aged 3-5 years.

Each Little Explorer Day workshop lasts approximately 30 minutes and is supported by related activity tables on the Exhibition Floor.

These days are open to both the public and groups however if you are wishing to attend with a group then we would recommend you book in advance. Please contact a member of the STEM Learning Team on 01224 640 340 for more details.

Website: http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/events/little-explorer-day-day-night/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1764487097131213/

Aden-een, the Shell Fireworks Parade 2016

Where: Aden Country Park, Station Road, Mintlaw AB42 5FQ

Date: Friday 28th October 2016
Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Price: Adults £2 – Children £1. Please bring exact change. Tickets also available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/modo

Description: Walks open: 6.30pm – 7.30pm & 8.00pm – 9.00pm. Fireworks: 7.45pm.

Bring torches, wellies, fancy dress and a sense of adventure. Leave plenty of time for parking.

Not recommended for under 5s. No alcohol. No dogs.

Join a celebration of culture and community in the beautiful surrounds of Aden Country Park as young people bursting with energy and enthusiasm create an extravaganza of delight. 2016 is Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. I

n celebration of this, this year’s event will fill the woods with the characters and scenes inspired by Britain’s greatest playwright. The Shell Fireworks Parade now in its eighth year the Shell Fireworks Parade brings together and engages hundreds of participants from across Aberdeenshire, giving young people real and transferable skills and experiences as they create routines, props and performances for the big event.

Modo is committed to ensuring the event can enjoyed safely by the whole community.We continue to receive huge support from Shell and others, without which this event would not be possible, but as the number of audience and young people increases, so do the costs of creating the event, and keeping it safe.

Aden-een is a youth regeneration project led by Modo in partnership with Shell, Aden Country Park, Buchan Development Partnership, Community Planning Partners and Aberdeenshire Council.

Website: http://www.modo.org.uk/about-us/news/aden-een-shell-fireworks-parade-2016

Facebook Page/Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/171981966567827/

We hope this has given you some inspiration for the week ahead. Let us know in the comments below or over on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter what you get up too!

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