What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 14th – 20th September 2019


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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Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Farewell Weekend

 Organiser: The Archie Foundation Grampian and Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail

Where: Marischal College 

Date: Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Join us at our Farewell Event, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland, over three days for the last public displaying of the incredibly popular Oor Wulli’s BIG Bucket Trail Sculptures.

Didn’t manage to spot one on the trail? Not to worry, we’ll have the statues from Aberdeen in one place for you to snap a selfie with one last time before they go up for auction, raising vital funds for ARCHIE.

As well as all 36 large sculptures, we’ll have each and every Wee Oor Wullie designed by schools and community groups as well as the new Wandering Wullies.

Prices: £10- family of four, £4 -adult, £3 – under 16, children under five get in for free.

Friday 13th September to Sunday 15th September from 10am-6pm.

To get your tickets, visit aberdeenperformingarts.com. Or visit Aberdeen Performing Arts box offices at Music Hall on Union Street, His Majesty’s Theatre at Rosemount Viaduct or The Lemon Tree at 5 North West Street.

To take advantage of our special £10 family of four offer, simply select two adults and two under-16s and the discount will apply automatically.

Tickets are for hourly slots and will be sold in limited amounts to allow you space and time to see each Oor Wullie in detail.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/539277726844608/?event_time_id=539277736844607

Drum Castle Autumn Food, Craft and Music Festival 

Organiser: Exclusively Highlands

Where: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate 

Date:  Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019 Time:  10:00 – 17:00

Description: Exclusively Highlands is at Drum Castle for Drum’s Food and Craft Festival and more exhibitors than ever before as we combine the festival within the Castle and in the courtyard together with the Brewhouse.

Throughout the Castle & the brewhouse expert crafters will be at work and chatting about what inspires then to produce such wonderfully unique items. Music, street food and seating will take place in the beautiful setting of Drum Courtyard. A full range of bespoke and unusual crafts and glorious foods will be available to purchase – wonderfully displayed amid the glories of this very beautiful and bijoux property.

An entrance charge of £4 (children free) includes the entire Castle and Fair along with the beautiful gardens at Drum.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/373561886754353/

Peterhead Seafood Festival 2019 

Organiser: Peterhead Seafood Festival

Where: Peterhead, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 14th September 2019 Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description: This year’s annual seafood festival will take place on Saturday 14 September, from 10 am until 4 pm, with evening entertainment running until 10 pm.

A day and evening to showcase Peterhead’s fishing heritage and world class seafood, and our fabulous town centre!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/373662569938022/

Doors Open Days Aberdeenshire 

Organiser: Aberdeenshire Architecture, Heritage & Design

Where: Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019

Description: Aberdeenshire’s Doors Open Day programme is now in place and details of all properties taking part will very soon be available online at: http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/

Keep and eye out for a event brochures detailing all property listings. Area highlights will be posted on our Facebook page.  Hope you can join us for a fun filled weekend!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2893285360698314

Thistle Street Food Market – September

Organiser: The West End – Aberdeen

Where: The West End – Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 14th September 2019 Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Description: We’re back and raring to go with our first food market of the Autumn!

Now that summer has come to an end, it’s the perfect time to rustle up some seasonal meals with delicious ingredients from some of the best local producers in the North East.

Our incredible stallholders will be confirmed shortly, so keep checking back here to find out who will be joining us …

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/1325029424339657/

PIM Running Festival at Crathes Castle 2019 

Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate 

Date:  Saturday 14th September 2019 Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description: The National Trust for Scotland is delighted to invite you to join us on Saturday 14th September for the 2019 PIM Running Festival at Crathes Castle.

Following on from the great success of the event last year, the PIM Children’s 1,5k race will also feature in the Running Festival, starting at 10:00am, and giving the youngest runners an opportunity to test their skills at a kids’ friendly route around the castle grounds.

As part of the Festival, we will host a family-friendly play area in the South Lawn in front of the castle and the races will be preceded by a fun-packed warmup.


PIM Half Marathon at Crathes Castle: £26

PIM 5k at Crathes Castle: £12

PIM Children’s 5k at Crathes Castle £6

Book now on: https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/61019952/select-race?_p=24739124956212333

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/370482286881773/

Family Fun Day/BBQ – 14th Sept 2019 

Organiser: Friends of Orchard Brae

Where: Friends of Orchard Brae 

Date:  Saturday 14th September 2019 Time:  11:00 – 14:00

Description: Date for your Diary –

A family fun event for the whole family (and friends are invited too).  Free Entry. Lots of fun & games, Cash BBQ.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2369625853265854/

Powis Community Gala 

Organiser: Powis Community Centre

Where: Powis Community Centre 

Date:  Saturday 14th September 2019 Time:  11:00 – 15:00

Description: Our Annual Gala is just around the corner.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/500995460669238/

Brimmond Hill Guided Walk 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Brimmond Hill North Car Park 

Date:  Saturday 14th September 2019 Time: 12:00 – 15:00

Description: Find out more about the fascinating and varied history, archaeology and natural history of Brimmond Hill including the March Stones. If the weather permits, you can get great views from the summit. This is a more strenuous walk with some steeper inclines and uneven ground.

This event is ideal for adults and older children (all under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Please wear sensible footwear and dress for the weather.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/310871529600545/

Emergency Services Day

 Organiser: The Bennachie Visitor Centre

Where: The Bennachie Visitor Centre

 Date:  Sunday 15th September 2019 Time:  09:00 – 15:00

Description: Come along and meet the teams who deal with emergencies every day including the Scottish Ambulance Service, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Aberdeen Mountain Rescue and COTAG 4×4.

Indoor and outdoor displays and demonstrations of equipment and vehicles. Learn more about CPR and how to use a defibrillator with the Scottish Ambulance Service. See how you can be a life saver!

Free event (pay and display parking)

Donations collected on the day will be shared between all organisations represented.

Thank you to all the emergency service teams who are attending on the day to support our Heart Appeal project – to fund a PAD for the Bennachie Visitor Centre and raise awareness of how to save a life through CPR / defib.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/344511636256698/


Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

Where: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm 

Date:  Sunday 15th September 2019 Time:  09:30 – 15:00

Description: Our Belwade Farm Open day promises to be a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy!

All day demonstrations within our indoor school that will include magnificent vaulters demonstrating amazing gymnastics on horseback from Kinross Vaulting Group as well as the incredibly popular police horses from Police Scotland Mounted Branch showing of their skills.  The Belwade ponies and staff will be showing you an agility display incorporating fun with the education of these ponies and more exciting equine exhibitors; keep an eye on our Facebook page for announcements of those attending!

Other activities and demos:

Pony rides

Bobs Buddies owls

Hilton Alpacas

Children’s fun area with teacups and inflatables.

Gun dog display

Gun dog scurry

Farrier demos

Photography exhibition

Visit the Belwade ponies ready for rehoming

Adult £6, Child/Concession £5, Under 5 year olds F.O.C

For full information click on get tickets on this event page.

Demonstrators are subject to change.

Tickets are not exchangeable or refundable.

Further information can be obtained by emailing lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org or calling 013398 85398

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1355292421297998/

Deeside Local Food Festival 2019 

Organiser: Deeside Local Food Festival

Where: Cults Academy 

Date:  Sunday 15th September 2019 Time:  10:00 – 15:00

Description: 5th Annual Deeside Local Food Festival

A one day festival to bring people together to celebrate local food.  We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s event.

Adults – £3.00

Children 16yrs and under FREE

Admission on the door

Street Food – Produce Market – Chef Demos – Workshops – Talks – Musical Entertainment – Children’s Sport Activities

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/466299754115128/

Ballater Craft Fair 

Organiser: Focus Craft Fairs

Where: Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater 

Date:  Sunday 15th September 2019 Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description: Beautiful selection of original art and crafted items from our talented artisan members.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2311706152445164/

Cruickshank Botanic Garden Tour 

Organiser: TechFest

Where: Cruickshank Botanic Garden 

Date:  Tuesday 17th September 2019 Time:  17:00 – 18:00

Description: Mark Paterson, Curator of the University of Aberdeen’s Cruickshank Botanic Garden, will lead you on a tour highlighting the management of Cruickshank Botanic Garden during the year. He will provide a captivating insight into the wonderful array of plants and flowers; their research uses and discuss some of the future plans for these beautiful gardens.

Cruickshank Botanic Garden, meet in the courtyard of the Cruickshank Building in the south-eastern section of the Garden. If the weather is wet, an indoor slide show and talk will be given highlighting the Garden through the seasons.

Pre-booking essential as places are limited.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/889506358083811/


Organiser: P&J Live

Where: P&J Live 

Date:  Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September 2019 12:30

Description: BRICKLIVE has been described as the ultimate day out for fans of the brick. The show attracts thousands of families and master builders across the world and is now ready to bring its unique family-fun experience to Aberdeen! DAILY SESSION TIMES 9.30am – 3.30pm 2pm – 6pm WHAT TO EXPECT: Build your own race car

Create an iconic landmark Build a flag Build your dream city Explore the world of the Ninja Recreate a Minecraft universe And so much more! TRANSPORT: 1.5 miles (15-minute walk) from both Aberdeen International Airport and Dyce Train Station Just a few short minutes from the AWPR Stagecoach Jet Service 727 and First bus operate daily on the site REMINDER: This venue is cashless. Get your tickets HERE: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/venueartist/443377/5240625?brand=pandjlive


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/461879754585900/

StrongMamaMoves Mum, Toddler & Baby class 

Organiser: Strongmamamoves.Aberdeen

Where: Warehouse Health Club 

Date:  Friday 20th September 2019 Time:  11:30 – 12:30

Description: StrongMamaMoves Class

Our Friday Class will now adopt the brand name – because it says exactly what it is!

Parent, toddler and baby classes.  It is exercise for you!  Bring your babies along, bring toddlers along and they can play with their toys or they can join in with you.

A structured warm up, main workout and cool down and stretch designed for you to become stronger and move better so you are “fit for parenting”

How often are we having to pick things up off the floor while still carrying them or when they throw their toys out of the pram or even picking them up when they are on the move??…

Imagine doing a deadlift (the “scary” one that people worry about doing their back in with) but the weight is a moving, fast, wriggling weight…  That’s parenthood!  But we don’t think about the fact when we pick our little humans up that we ARE deadlifting them, we ARE exercising.. And if we can’t move effectively we can get hurt..

So by doing a class that encourages increasing applied strength, increasing range of motion and fitness levels we are getting fit for parenting 🙂

It’s best to do this class after doing initial rehab work after birth. I have classes to refer for this or can offer PT.. This class is best as your next level up so you can make the most of it

Booking is essential.

To book contact strongmamamoves@gmail.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/500838643999955/

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