What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (19th – 26th May 2017)


What’s on in Aberdeen City & Shire

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?

** Mummy Mimi provides this page for information only and cannot guarantee accuracy. Events are subject to change and/or cancellation. If any doubt, please contact the event organisers for confirmation**

 Fun with Shapes – Weekly Class

Organiser: The Creation Station Turriff and Surrounding Areas

Where: MACBI Community Hub, Newlands Road, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire AB42 5GP

 Date:  Friday 19th May 2017
Time:  10:00 – 10:50

Description: Our weekly class starting at our new venue MACBI Community Hub in Mintlaw. Join us for 6 weeks to have fun with shapes 5 months to approx 18 months.

Classes can be booked online, via PM or email janpalmer@thecreationstation.co.uk

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/The-Creation-Station-Turriff-and-Surrounding-Areas-1076064309083376/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1358235680930298

Fun with Shapes – Weekly Classes

Organiser: The Creation Station Turriff and Surrounding Areas

Where: MACBI Community Hub, Newlands Road, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire AB42 5GP

Date:  Friday 19th May 2017
Time:  11:10 – 12:00

Description: Join us for 6 weeks of fun with shapes – approx 18 months to 5 years. Get creative with your little ones, our classes are curriculum based aswell as fun and making some creative makes and memories.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/The-Creation-Station-Turriff-and-Surrounding-Areas-1076064309083376/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679780932327651

KIDS DISCO and Buffet

Organiser: Wynford Farm Park

Where: Wynford Farm Park, Wynford, Kingswells, Aberdeen AB15 8RQ

 Date:  Friday 19th May 2017
Time:  17:15 – 19:15

Description: DANCE YOUR HEART OUT at our Wynford Disco!

£10/Child including a HOT BUFFET MEAL and a LASER LIGHT DISCO! Children 1-year-old and Under are just £5!

Get lost in the moment (and the fog machine!) with our DANCE COMPETITION and join the FUN!

Booking required, call us on 01224 745411 🙂

Website:  http://www.wynfordfarm.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1672922053015377

Cinema Event La La Land

Organiser: Culter Village Hall

Where: Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire AB14 0UD

 Date:  Friday 19th May 2017
Time:  19:30 – 22:00

Description: Showing on our large screen the Oscar winning La La land.

Tickets £3 includes free soft or hot drink

tuck shop with popcorn, hotdogs, sweets and drinks

This film is rated U

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Culter-Village-Hall-553093404712775/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1850897121903164

Granite City Comic Con 2017

 Organiser: Granite City Comic Con

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May 2017
Time:  9:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Team GCCC return in 2017 with the next pop culture event featuring special guests, cosplay, retailers and independent publishers. GCCC is set to be a great day out for die-hard fans and casual geeks alike.

We return to the Hilton Treetops in 2017 for a show that promises to be bigger and better than ever,

Stay tuned to our Facebook and website for details as they are announced.

Website:  http://granitecitycomiccon.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/890283754451640

Pirate Fun Day

 Organiser: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate

Where: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate, Kennethmont, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4NQ

 Date:  Saturday 20th May 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Pirate Themed Trail – find all the tokens and swap them for a “gold” coin – Make a Pirate Eye Patch – and Pirate Face Painting. £4 per child – parking £2

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1823885981208467

 Little Explorer Day Weekend: People Who Help Us

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

 Date:  Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Join us on Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May for a very special Little Explorer Weekend as we explore and meet the people who help us.

With hands-on activities, special guests, storytelling, colouring, dress up and play, this is best suited for little scientists AGED 3-5 YEARS!

On Saturday 20 May we will be joined by:

Fire Scotland: 1345-1545* – head to our car park to explore  a fire engine and have the chance to be a fire fighter!

The Critter Keeper: 1000-1200* – meet all sorts of critters and explore how the Critter Keeper cares for them.

On Sunday 21st May we will be joined by:

Guide Dogs Association: 1000-1600* – meet some of the dogs that help people and discover how they are trained

Mobile Sensory Unit: This sensory experience gives you a snippet of what it is like for a blind or visually impaired person to walk down the street

Also joining us at various times across the weekend: Police Scotland (try out sitting in a police car!), The Forestry Commision, Duthie Park Rangers and the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)


– *All times are subject to change.

– On Saturday 20th May our car park will be CLOSED to allow the fire engine to visit

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.

Prices – On Little Explorer Days normal entry prices apply.

Website:  http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/270720246710435

Family Cinema Kung Fu Panda 3

 Organiser: Culter Village Hall

Where: Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter, , ab14 0ud

 Date: Saturday 20th May 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 1:00:PM

Description: Doors open 10.30am film starts at 11am

tickets on the door £2.50 includes soft or hot drink

tuck shop with popcorn, hotdogs, sweets and drinks

relaxed showing with interval

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Culter-Village-Hall-553093404712775/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/410701575972330

The Fairy in the Kettle 

Organiser: Waterstones

Where: Waterstones, 3-7 Union Bridge, Aberdeen AB11 6BG

 Date:  Saturday 20th May 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: This is so exciting!

Everyone get their pencils ready because we are organising a drawing workshop with the author Pauline Tait for Saturday the 20th of May!

We will also have a storytime and some gorgeous colouring in sheets from her book The Fairy in the Kettle and a dressing up contest for everyone who comes as a creature of the woods, so welcome all fairies and elves from Aberdeen and beyond!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/285854825191447

Roller disco Sessions

 Organiser: Culter Village Hall

Where: Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter, , ab14 0ud

 Date:  Saturday 20th May 2017
Time:  4:00PM – 9:00PM

Description: Family session 4pm till 6pm £3 per skater

Adult session 7pm till 9pm £4 per skater

tuck shop will be open.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Culter-Village-Hall-553093404712775/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1624777401164023

Circa A Mystery 200 Years in the Making

 Organiser: The Gordon Highlanders Museum

Where: The Gordon Highlanders Museum, St. Luke’s, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH

Date:  Saturday 20th May 2017

Time:  5:00PM – 8:30PM

Description: Join us to celebrate Festival of Museums a nationwide programme of events happening from the 19th – 21st May!

“Circa” is an interactive show and there will be 2x Theatrical performances hosted in the Museum on Saturday 20th May.
Show 1: 17:00 – 18:00
Show 2: 19:30 – 20:30

What to expect:
Performed by international theatre company ‘Live History’ this is set to be a night to remember…

It’s almost closing time at the museum when you run into a strange figure, dressed in period clothes and seemingly confused. The mysterious character, identifying only as Circa, is horrified to discover they are in the modern era, and many of things they remember and love are now behind glass. They have no recollection of who they are, or how they got there. Only items from the past seem to trigger memories and stories about their identity. Stay with Circa for anecdotes, and travel through the exhibits, searching for clues…
Jeremy Jaqusch, Live History

Circa, is an interactive rather than seated performance and guests should expect to spend most of the evening on their feet.

Additonal Information:
-Suitable for adults or families with children from 8 years
-Doors open 20 minutes prior to each showing
-£7.50 per ticket, advance booking essential
-Tickets available at: www.gordonhighlanders.com
-Free parking onsite

The Gordon Highlanders Museum is a Scottish Charity, SC022039. This event is part of Festival of Museums and has been part funded by Museum Galleries Scotland’s Festival of Museums Fund.

Website:  www.gordonhighlanders.com

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1836044316722610

Inchgarth Craft Fayre & Fun Day

 Organiser: Inchgarth Community Centre

Where: Inchgarth Community Centre, Aboyne Place, Aberdeen AB10 7DR

 Date:  Sunday 21st May 2017
Time:  12:00PM – 3:00PM

Description: Come and visit our huge variety of stalls selling everything from delicious sweets to handmade crafts.

Outside we have FootPool, a bouncy castle, AFC Community Trust

mascots and more food.

Free entry too!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167115507136819

Albury ‘Have a Go Day’

 Organiser: Albury Sports Centre

Where: Albury Sports Centre, Albury Road, Aberdeen, , AB11 6TN

 Date:  Sunday 21st May 2017
Time:  1:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Have a go at tennis, bowling, croquet and putting at Albury.  Entry is free and all equipment is provided.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Albury-Sports-Centre-127561354052054/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/484097788648585

Musical Monsters Taster Session

 Organiser: The Sand Bothy

Where: The Sand Bothy, Balmedie Country Park, Aberdeen, , AB23 8WU

 Date:  Sunday 21st May 2017
Time:  1:00PM – 2:00PM

Description: An opportunity for your children to experience Becca Morrice’s fun workshop of musical fun and games. Suitable for pre-school and primary school children. Just £3 per child. Please let us know if you would like your child to take part by Sunday 14th evening at the latest.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/The-Sand-Bothy-422549074613864/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1954779198086399

Nursery Rhymes & Story Time

 Organiser: Waterstones

Where: Waterstones, 3-7 Union Bridge, Aberdeen, , AB11 6BG

Date:  Wednesday 24th May 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 11:00AM

Description: Come along every Wednesday for a fun half-hour of Nursery Rhymes and story time in the Children’s department!

 Bring your wee ones along and we’ll sing along to the most popular and beloved classics!

 All together now:

“One, two, three four five,

Once I caught a fish alive…”

We hope to see you there!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1435564426507868

The Tour Series Cycling Activity Village

 Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events

Where: Union Terrace Gardens, Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1 

Date:  Thursday 25th May 2017
Time:  12:30PM – 6:30PM

Description: Join us in Union Terrace Gardens on race day to celebrate the Tour Series and all things cycling with a free fun-filled event for all to enjoy.

Activities will include:
The Clan Cycle Stunt Team (Shows at 2pm, 4pm & 6.30pm)
Balance Bikers Aberdeen
Nestrans / Adventure Aberdeen – Get About Roadshow
Edinburgh Bike Coop
Grampian Transport Museum
Aberdeen Sports Village

For more information on The Tour Series visit www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/tourseries

For any further information on this event, please email cityevents@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Website:  www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/tourseries

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/125354908014064

 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!

If you have an event you would like listed in a future ‘What’s on’ post and event calendar drop us an email at mimi@mummymimi.co.uk or contact us over on Facebook