What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 10th – 16th November 2018


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**

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Reindeer Week! 

Organiser: Kirktown Garden Centre & Restaurant

Where: Kirktown Garden Centre & Restaurant, Fetteresso, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UP

Date: Wednesday 7th – Sunday 11th November 2018
Time: 04:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Come along and join the magical family fun with the beautiful Cairngorm Reindeer.

This year, we are delighted to have the reindeer with us on the evenings of Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th from 4pm until 8pm as well as Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th from 12pm until 4pm.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/296864344463688/

Messy Play Sessions – Fordoun 

Organiser: Messy Moments

Where: Fordoun Memorial Hall, Station Road, Fordoun, By Laurencekirk, Station Road, Aberdeenshire AB30 1NN

 Date: Friday 9th November 2018
Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: We hope to see you soon? £5.50 per child / £3.50 per sibling/friend when booked with a full paying child, per session. Only £30/£50 when booking all 6 sessions. Book via emailing fun@messymoments.co.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765669076805692/?event_time_id=1765669096805690

Kintore 0-3 Group Present Silent Disco 

Organiser: Kintore 0-3 Group

Where: Kintore Public Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 0UX

Date:  Friday 9th November 2018
Time:  07:30PM-00:00AM

Description: Kintore 0-3 Group Present Silent Disco

@ Kintore Public Hall

Friday 9th November 2018 – 19:30 till late

Come and have some fun with your friends at or 80s vs 90s Silent Disco.  Have a great time while raising funds for your local baby and toddler group.

£6 per ticket.  Available from all our group sessions, Dossett Butcher Kintore, Claire Murray / 07824425353 or Sam Hutchison / 07927408801.


Over 18s Only – Licensed Bar,

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1893918800721912/

Balance Bikers, Crathes Hall, Banchory – Saturdays 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Crathes Village Hall, Banchory, Aberdeenshire
Date:  Saturday 10th November 2018
Time: 09:30AM-11:00AM

Description: Suitable for all children and abilities between the ages of 18 months old to 5 years old.  As British Cycling coaches we are experts in teaching children to ride.


Developing the riders CONFIDENCE is at the heart of what we do.

Whether you’re new to it all, or riding well already, this is the session for you!

Please let us know if you’d like to borrow a bike and helmet

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/647535515626362/?event_time_id=647535568959690

Coastal Play 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

Where: Bettridge Centre, Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL

Date:  Saturday 10th November 2018
Time:  09:45AM-11:00AM

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 huge play area that includes 2 Bouncy Castles, one with slide, Soft Play Pods & Shapes, plus Bouncers, Inflatable Pitch and toddler area. It’s a great space for running around and letting off some steam – especially when the weather outside’s not so nice!

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

 Numbers are limited, so please call us on 01569 731320 to reserve your space.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/223046368391817/

CLAN Christmas Market 

Organiser: CLAN Cancer Support

Where: CLAN Cancer Support, 120 Westburn Road, AB25 2QA Aberdeen

Date: Saturday 10th November 2018
Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: The CLAN Christmas Market returns this year bigger and better than ever before with stalls selling jewellery, arts & crafts, gifts, home bakes, and much more!

There will be a raffle for all to enter on the day so keep an eye out for updates on which exciting stall holders you can expect to see on the day!

Entry is £2 per person on the door and there is limited parking on site.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/440879649740980/

Bump, Bairn and Beyond Sale 

Organiser: Hannah Goonan

Where: Oldmachar Church!, Oldmachar Church, Ashwood Park, Aberdeen AB22 8PR 

Date: Saturday 10th November 2018
Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Come a long to our preloved childrens item sale this November!!

If you would like to book a table, please contact Hannah Goonan on hgoonan88@hotmail.co.uk

£10 per table, this goes towards Oldmachar Church!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/449164045592605/

Christmas Coffee Morning

Organiser: Fraserburgh South Park School

Where: South Park Primary School, Philorth Avenue, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB439 

Date: Saturday 10th November 2018
Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Come along to our Christmas Coffee Morning from 10-12 noon. We will have our ever popular Santas Grotto, cake and candy, raffles, lucky square and much more.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1903520326383805/

Thistle Street Food Market – November

Organiser: The West End – Aberdeen

Where: Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1

Date: Saturday 10th November 2018
Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Thistle Street Food Market is back again for the second last market of 2018!

With Christmas fast approaching (only 10 weeks to go!), this is a great opportunity for you to pick up some delicious seasonal food and drink from some of the best producers in the North East, and find wonderful gifts for the foodies in your life.

Come along to discover new and tasty products, meet the makers, and support these fantastic local businesses.

Confirmed stalls so far include:

Cup Creations

Devenick Dairy

From Bakery Lane

Hubertus Game

Hungry Squirrel Nut Butters

John Milne

Lilliesden Honey

Little Squares of Heaven

Witches Kitchen

Pieroth Ltd

Would you like to exhibit at Thistle Street Food Market? We’d love to hear from you! Please email AberdeenWestEnd@outlook.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/306724730154824/

Messy Moments – Sand Art Workshop 

Organiser: Messy Moments

Where: Lou Lou’s, 1 Barclayhill Place, Portlethen, Aberdeenshire AB12 4PF

Date:  Saturday 10th November 2018
Time:  01:30PM-02:30PM

Description: Messy Moments – Sand Art Workshop

We are running another lovely little workshop at Lou Lou’s Cafe in Portlethen on Saturday 10th of November from 1:30pm-2:30pm. This is a pre-booked workshop for 10 children, lasting approximately 30-45 minutes depending on chosen picture design, age of child etc. We have made it the hour, to allow time for instructions, handing out the pictures, learning how to do it and then having the time to make them without feeling rushed! This also allows the parents to sit back, chat with friends and enjoy a hot drink and something to eat too!

Sand Art is a lovely craft activity where children can choose a picture they would like to paint with sand, they peel each section, add their choice of coloured sand to it and create the lovely picture

This workshop is priced from £5-7.50 depending on the picture or pictures chosen by the child. When booking your child’s space, there will be a variety of pictures to choose from. We require a £5 deposit to secure your space. Please do not show up if you haven’t booked a space as we won’t be able to accommodate you. Age this workshop is best suited for 3-12 years old, max of 2 adults to accompany each child, minimum of 1 adult must stay with child during this workshop.

If you would like anymore information or to book your child’s space, please send us a message www.facebook.com/MessyMomentsFun/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/257072115156460/

Children’s market 

Organiser: Doodle Bugs Macduff Under 5’s

Where: Macduff Primary School, Berrymuir Road, Macduff, Aberdeenshire AB44 1 

Date:  Saturday 10th November 2018
Time: 02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Doodlebugs are delighted to be hosting our first ever children’s market

Tables are on sale for £10 each. (£10 to be paid at time of booking and will be non refundable)

Perfect chance to clear out all those toys and clothes before Santa comes!! Please contact Emma Topping or the Doodlebugs page to book a table or for more info!

We will also have teas, coffees and butteries/pancakes on offer.

Come along and grab yourself a bargain just in time for Christmas!

We will also be selling our Christmas raffles!

Sure to be a fantastic afternoon, hope to see you all there to support our wee group.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/337067406839113/

Stonehaven Festive Fair 

Organiser: Tiksy Art and Craft Fayres

Where: Stonehaven Town Hall, Allardyce St, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2BU 

Date:  Sunday 11th November 2018
Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: **Festive Theme Craft, Art & Traders Stalls **

Free Admission

More festive activities are in making…more information to be published on a page in due time.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/235572613837698/

Christmas Craft Fair

Organiser: Macdonald Norwood Hall

Where: Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel, Garthdee Rd, AB15 9 Aberdeen

Date:  Sunday 11th November 2018
Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Start your Christmas Shopping early at Norwood Hall Hotel. We have selected local high quality craft artist to join us on Sunday 11th of November for our Christmas Craft Fair.

Entry price will be £3 per person and includes a traditional and delicious cup of mulled wine on arrival. (Children under 12 are free of charge)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1097776807027323/

Sensory Discos with Me Too! 

Organiser: Me Too Sc045895
Where: Ruthrieston West Church Hall, AB10 7LN Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 11th November 2018
Time:  01:00PM-03:00PM

Description: With grateful thanks to Tidy Green Clean for their sponsorship:

Get ready for a multi sensory music and light show experience for participants with additional support needs.

Come as a family for an inclusive afternoon and enjoy meeting other parent/carers and their cared for.

Only the participant requires a ticket – parent/carers attend for FREE

There might even be coffee and cake in the kitchen area…

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/165886507389368/

An Afternoon to Remember: Afternoon Tea

Organiser: Home-Start Aberdeen

Where: The Marcliffe at Pitfodels, North Deeside Road, AB15 9YA Aberdeen

Date:  Sunday 11th November 2018
Time:  02:00PM-05:00PM

Description: An afternoon tea to raise funds for vulnerable Aberdeen families.

This is our second afternoon tea of 2018, after our May event sold out in record time! Please act quickly if you are interested in joining us on this special date.

Tickets cost £30, with seating arranged in tables of 12.

To reserve your tickets, email ticketsforhomestart@gmail.com.

Our thanks go to the Friends of Home-Start Aberdeen for organising this event on our behalf.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/567980773572404/

Little OWLS (5 and under) in-service day session, Bennachie

Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School CIC – non-profit

Where: Bennachie

Date:  Tuesday 13th November 2018
Time:  01:30PM-03:00PM

Description: Join us at Bennachie’s wonderful woods for a fun little OWLS session.  We’ll  do some activities, explore, and enjoy a campfire cooked snack and a hot chocolate round the fire.  Meet just outside the visitor centre, and please wear warm waterproof clothing.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1038950456284282/

 TinyTalk Baby Signing Class

Organiser: TinyTalk Aberdeen City – Diana Simpson

Where: Rubislaw Church Centre, Beaconsfield Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4AB

 Date: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: New Class Launch Date!!! Come along to the very first TinyTalk class at Rubislaw for half an hour of Signing, Singing and Sensory fun followed by half an hour of social time with a hot cuppa and cake and a chance to meet and chat with other parents while babies play. Baby Signing offers a unique means of communicating with your baby before they find their words. The classes are relaxed, friendly and a lot of fun and are a wonderful way to meet new people while learning and bonding with your baby. Please contact me to book your place.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/tinytalk.dianas/

 Ferryhill Kids – Babies and Crawlers (Wednesdays) 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB116UD, Aberdeen

Date:  Wednesday 14th November 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Wednesday is the Baby Group, come along and help set up.  Chat to other parents/carers whilst your babies play and interact with one another.  It’s suitable for newborns to crawlers.

£3 per session and it’s a drop in group so no need to book in advance.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767924926626209/?event_time_id=1767924939959541

Ferryhill Kids – Friday Fun!

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB116UD, Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 16th November 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is for toddlers to pre-school.  It’s a volunteer-led group so please come along, help set up and chat to other parents/carers.  Babies are welcome too, just ask for some of the baby toys/equipment.

Session is £3 and snack is included for your child (please let the volunteers on the day know of any allergies).  This is a drop in group so no need to book in advance or block book.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/528889630872926/?event_time_id=528889670872922

CLAN’s Santa’s Grotto

Organiser: CLAN Cancer Support

Where: The Den and the Glen, Maryculter, Aberdeenshire

Date: Friday 16th November – Monday 24th December 2018
Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Santa Claus is coming to town!

Experience the magic at Den and the Glen in Maryculter.

The CLAN Santa’s Grotto is a truly authentic and magical experience not to be missed.

The grotto will launch on Friday 16th November!

Opening Hours:

From Friday 16th November until Friday 14th December – 10am to 5pm Friday to Monday

Friday 14th December until Sunday 23rd December – 10am to 5pm Daily

Christmas Eve 10am to 2pm

Ticketing: Santa’s Grotto £5.95

Photography: Treasure the magical memories in the Grotto forever with a professional photograph.

The perfect snap can be taken for you with Santa and will be available to view as you leave the wonderland, and ready to purchase as an optional extra.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1879454208810007/

Kintore 0-3 Group Christmas Shopping Evening

Organiser: Kintore 0-3 Group

Where: Kintore Public Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 0UX  

Date: Friday 16th November 2018
Time:  07:30PM-09:30PM

Description: Kintore 0-3 Group Christmas Shopping Evening

All your Christmas shopping under one roof while supporting your local baby and toddler group.

Come and enjoy some delicious mulled wine while browsing our fabulous stalls.

Gifts – Cards – Ceramics – Jewellery – Books – Children’s accessories.

Our Grand Raffle – Tickets £1 or a book for £5.

Ticket Entry £3. Open 19:30-21:30.

Stall Holders to be confirmed in due course.

Tickets Available through this page, at our group sessions or on the night.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2096971210369710/

Don’t forget you can also check out our events calendar for planning ahead with events in Aberdeen City & Shire.