What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 16th – 22nd June 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**

Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Bridge of Don

Organiser: Close And Calm

Where: St. Columba’s Church, Braehead Way, Aberdeen,  AB22 8RR 

Date: Friday 15th June 2018
Time: 9:30AM – 10:45AM

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Drop In Session every month in Bridge of Don

Feel free to bring your stretchy wrap from the Scottish Baby Box as we’d love to give you a hand.

There will be trained baby carrying advice from Jess Hippey, owner of Close and Calm, and a large selection of carriers and wraps available for trying and for hiring. Should you wish to go on to buy a carrier after this, please inform Jess as discount codes are available for customers.

We will charge a £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees. Children are always welcome.

We’re very lucky to also have a breastfeeding peer supporter present at most meetings.

We’re a friendly, welcoming bunch and look forward to meeting you. Our hope is to try and build an informative and supportive community so the more the merrier.

You’re also always welcome to bring your own carriers for help too.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2001829326773354

Baby & toddler morning 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

Where: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, Belwade Farm, Dess, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5BJ 

Date:  Friday 15th June 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 01:00PM

Description: Come along to Belwade Farm and enjoy lots of fun with your little ones.

Have a stroll around out magical woodland introduce your little ones to some of our ponies before coming indoors and enjoying some nursery rhymes, music, stories, toys, crafts & more.

Great social morning to spend with friends and meet new people.  Biscuits & diluting juice will be included and for parents the bistro will be open if you fancy a tea, coffee or maybe lunch afterwards.

Cost is £3 per baby/child payable on the day.  Please book ahead of the day by calling 013398 85398 or emailing lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org .

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/425002417972656/

Kids summer disco! 

Where: Daviot Village Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Friday 15th June 2018
Time: 06:30PM – 08:00PM

Description: *Daviot Playgroup Fundraising*

*Pre-school – Primary 7 Children Welcome*

Summer disco!

Pre school £2.50 | Primary school age £3

Disco by scotty G entertainment!

Glow sticks and tuck shop! | Transfer tattoos! | Glitter tattoos! (Additional charges apply)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/201502613933580/

Open Day

Organiser: Bennachie Leisure Centre

Where: Bennachie Leisure Centre, Largie Rd, Insch, Aberdeenshire AB52 6LT 

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: On the 11th of June we will be closed for 5 days to give the centre a face lift.

The 16th will be the launch of the new look BLC.

Please follow the event over on Facebook to keep up with all the activities planned.

See you there.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/161003751262598/

Indoor boot sale

Organiser: Summerhill Church Boot Sale

Where: Summerhill Parish Church, Stronsay Dr, Aberdeen AB15 6JL

Date:  Satirday 16th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Indoor bootsale.  Tables £5 (provided) Entrance 50p

Teas coffees and rowies available

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/379666332442986/

Minibeast Safari & Bird Watching

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council, Countryside Ranger Service.

Where: St.Fitticks Park, St Fitticks Rd, Aberdeen AB11 8TP   

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: The St. Fittick’s area is rich in bird and bug life, especially in the wildflower meadows and recently created ponds.  Come and explore the wildlife with the Countryside Rangers, and why not bring a camera or a pair of binoculars?

Meet at the old St. Fittick’s Church on St. Fitticks Road. First Bus 12 & 20 go to Balnagask Road.

Suitable for all ages.  This is a free event but donations to the Countryside Ranger Service are appreciated.

Booking is essential – call 01224 326 429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk to book your place.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/269013446975867/

Pre-loved Sale 

Organiser: Kirkton Of Skene Playgroup
Where: Milne Hall, Kirkton of Skene, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:30PM

Description: Come pick up a bargain and support the local Kirkton of Skene playgroup at the same time.

On Saturday 16th June we are hosting a table top pre-loved sale where many new or nearly new items can be found from children’s toys and books to ornaments and clothes.. the list goes on. Cakes, teas and coffees will be on sale so why not make it a morning out.

If you would like to book a table to sell goods please get in touch via the email: fundraisingkirktonofskeneplaygroup@hotmail.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576823019113684/

Summer Charity Car Wash 

Organiser: Firefighters NYC Marathon Challenge and Jim Jamieson Quarries LTD
Where: Aberdeen Central Fire Station, 2 Mounthooly Way, Aberdeen AB24 3ER 

Date: Saturday 16th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: In partnership with our good friends at Jim Jamieson Quarries Ltd, we have now added a summer car wash to busy fund raising calendar.

Come down to Central Fire station on Sat 16th June and get your car washed, to what some have called an almost acceptable standard, by a group of some of the best looking firefighters that have ever donned a pair of leggings.

We will also have a special guest visit from the amazing truck from the kind folks at Jim Jamieson Quarries, who are also sponsoring the car wash that day.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/340267643168006/

Amazing Animals

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018
Time: 10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: With hands-on workshops and interactive shows discover how animals adapt to the extremes of the planet and explore the amazing impact of evolution. How are animal mouthparts adapted for eating? Can you tear a tissue paper square with a wooden block? Can you suck up nectar with a fork? Animal mouthparts are specially adapted to eat a variety of foods, come along and explore the amazing dental diversity among animals and more in our Adaptations Workshop.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/709285142575421/?event_time_id=709285202575415

Ballater Craft Fair

Organiser: Focus Craft Fairs

Where: Victoria And Albert Halls, Ballater, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: We always receive a warm welcome when we visit Ballater. Come and see the stunning crafts and paintings from our talented members.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2353861471296203/

Coastal Play

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 16th June 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/1494786367494991

Castle Fraser Steam Fair – Saturday 

Organiser: Bon Accord Steam Engine Club

Where: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate, Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 7LD 

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 04:00PM

Description: The annual Castle Fraser Steam Fair, held at Castle Fraser.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1773928962911727

The Herb Garden (Preschoolers) 

Organiser: Gardening4Kids

Where: Ben Reid Garden Centre, Countesswells Road, Aberdeen AB15 7AL 

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018
Time:  11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids class for preschoolers aged 3-5 years. Theme is The Herb Garden.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/164575720845993/

Milltimber Family Fun Day 

Organiser: Milltimber Primary School PTA

Where: Milltimber Primary school, Aberdeen  AB13 0

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Milltimber Primary School is hosting a family fun day.

Come enjoy this popular event.

There will be a chance to win a Nintendo Switch, themed basket raffle drawings, face painting, tattoos, BBQ, candy floss, chocolate tombola, tuck shop, inflatables, human fruit machine, nerf gun alley, ice cream, balloon animals, magician, sumo suits, bottle tombola, home bakes and much more!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/435791973530471/

BBQ and Ice Cream 

Organiser: JRD Equipment Ltd.

Where: JRD Equipment Ltd, Ellon, AberdeenAB419

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018
Time: 12:00PM-03:00PM

Description: We are having a BBQ on the Patio with all of the meat supplied by Aberdeenshire Larder to celebrate the Father’s day weekend, and Rizza’s Ice Cream are supplying us with their favourite Ice Cream flavours.

Priced at only £7.99 per adult, with child’s portions available for £4.99 per child.

Includes a Burger, Sausage and a Chicken and Chorizo Kebab and a selection of Salads, Coleslaw and Bread.

Add a 6oz Rump Steak to Your Plate for Only £5.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1900923943531239/

Summer Fayre 

Organiser: 1st Peterhead Middleton Scout Group

Where: 1st Peterhead Middleton Scout Group, York Street, Peterhead, Aberdeen  

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018
Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: SUMMER FAYRE!!!

1st Peterhead Middleton Scout Group will be holding a summer fayre on the 16th of June between 1pm and 4 pm.

There will be a variety of stalls set up in our newly refurbished back yard and in the hut itself. The scouts will be running stalls as well as others such as Glendale Crafts, Marty Melts and Pink Rose.

We will also be free on the day to speak to anyone who is interested in joining the scout group.

Donations of tombola prizes and home bakes will be gratefully received. We also require some adult helpers if anyone is available.

Many Thanks and hope to see you there.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646077535513474/

The Herb Garden (Primary Schoolers) 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre And Gardening4Kids

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

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018
Time:  02:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids class for primary schoolers, Theme is The Herb Garden.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/414741918937848/

Charity Highland Hustle 

Organiser: Highland Hustle

Where: Balmedie Leisure Centre, Aberdeenshire AB23 8YF   

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018
Time: 02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: This is a chance to try out Highland Hustle, have fun with friends and family, AND raise money for a fantastic cause!!

Highland Hustle is a really fun, sociable way to work out.  It’s based on highland and ceilidh dancing, but is set to fab, modern music and is suitable for all fitness levels and ages.  No dance experience is required – two left feet welcome!

The event has been organised to help the Sand Bothy raise funds to buy a HIPPOCAMPE wheelchair which will allow disabled children to access Balmedie Beach.  We are so lucky to have such a beautiful beach on our doorstep, and it would be fantastic if we could help make it more accessible for all.

The event starts at 2pm, with a family-friendly Highland Hustle workout, then there will be the chance to have refreshments and delicious home bakes (all included in the ticket price).

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/178509682806361/

Free Kids Facepainting 

Organiser: DogTap and CandySkullz Face Painting

Where: DogTap, Unit Balmacassie Industrial Estate, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 8BX

Date:  Saturday 16th June 2018
Time: 02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: We’re welcoming back the amazing candy skullz to provide more awesome face painting for your little ones!

Come on down and enjoy a pint while they’re getting painted!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2111885009048917/

Castle Fraser Steam Fair – Sunday 

Organiser: Bon Accord Steam Engine Club

Where: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate, Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 7LD

Date: Sunday 17th June 2018
Time: 10:00AM-04:00PM

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1998320117098116

Aberdeen – Free Child Car Seat Checks 

Organiser: Good Egg Safety

Where: Tesco, Laurel Drive Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 17th June 2018
Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Road Safety Scotland and Good Egg Safety are running FREE child car seat checking events over the summer.

During 2017, over half of child seats we checked across Scotland were fitted incorrectly.

Unfortunately, errors on seats are very easily made, but the great news is that they tend to be easy to fix. Our trained experts can help you ensure your child is safely strapped in.

It only takes 5 minutes to get your car seat checked if it’s already correctly fitted.

So come along for a quick and easy check of your little one’s car seat for total peace of mind that they’re travelling safely in 2018!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2164290650524163/

Fundraising Jumble Sale 

Organiser: Portlethen Academy Morocco 2018

Where: Portlethen Academy, Portlethen, Aberdeenshire AB12 4QL

Date:  Sunday 17th June 2018
Time:  01:00PM-03:00PM

Description: £1 admission fee

We are also looking to collect donations for the sale.

Drop off dates:

Thursday 14th of June 3:30 till 5pm | Friday 15th of June 3:30 till 7pm

Saturday 16th of June 9am till 11:00am

Please drop off at Portlethen Academy front office between these times.

For further details Facebook: PortlethenAcademyMorocco2018

Email: portymorocco2018@gmail.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/243715883031854/

Mr Bloon 

Organiser: Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool

Where: Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool, Stonehaven 

Date:  Sunday 17th June 2018
Time: 02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Part of the series of kids’ entertainment on offer at the Pool this summer. Held under cover in the Green Room, beside the paddling pool. Mr Bloon makes amazing balloon sculptures! No additional charge – just buy or use you usual pool tickets.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2105528739730277/

Kids at Ferryhill Treasure Hunt 

Organiser: Kids At Ferryhill Baby And Toddler Groups

Where: Duthie Park, Aberdeen   

Date:  Monday 18th June 2018
Time: 10:00AM-11:30AM

Description: Come along to our Treasure Hunt, find the hidden toys and play some outdoor games. Snack provided, please bring own water / juice. No need to pre-book for this event.

This will be weather permitting, if raining it will be group as normal – will advise on the Facebook event!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/177802236252083/

Baby Discover – Bridge of Don, Aberdeen 

Organiser: The Creation Station Aberdeen North and Shire

Where: Mains Of Scotstown Inn, Jesmond Square, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB22 8WT 

Date:  Monday 18th June 2018
Time:  10:45AM-11:30AM

Description: Let your baby discover the amazing world of colour, shape and texture during our fantastic sessions where you can also make and keep a fabulous creation that you and your baby made together with love!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/165914720739784/?event_time_id=165914730739783

Little Explorer Day: People Who Help Us 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen

Date:  Tuesday 19th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Follow Jamie and his dog patch as they meet helpful people on one very eventful day! While you’re on the Exhibition Floor, meet people from various local organisations who provide services to us.

These days are open to public and groups.

 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

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/222858171814359/

Mainly music 

Organiser: Deer Parish Church

Where: The Village Hall, Stuartfield, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Tuesday 19th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: The aim of mainly music is to provide an environment where preschool children develop skills to enhance their preschool education, through the use of music, rhythm, rhyme, and other music related activities with the participation of a parent or primary caregiver.  We have music, snacks, and play time.  Come and join us for fun.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/194592451033690/?event_time_id=194592454367023

Critter Keeper 

Organiser: ASC and The Critter Keeper

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre

Date:  Tuesday 19th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: We are delighted to announce that we will be joined by The Critter Keeper on 19th and 30th June, here at ASC.

The Critter Keeper has the largest selection of exotic animals in the North East of Scotland, ranging from snakes, lizards and creepy crawlies, to a fluffy rabbit and the only raccoon in the North East.

Known as the critter crew, they will amaze you!

He can also help people overcome fears by learning more about the animal & even touching or holding them.

So, get ready to be amazed by joining us on these dates.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/195784424583851/

12-16 year old music group

Organiser: Fersands and Fountain Community Project
Where: Woodside Community Centre, Aberdeen

Date:  Tuesday 19th June 2018
Time: 06:00PM-08:00PM

Description: Ever wanted to learn to play an instrument? Be in a band? Write a song… record a song or even perform… well this is the class for you! Free music lessons for all local 12-16 year olds with professional tutors.. Loads of amazing opportunities… join us

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167465420611384/

Mum and baby yoga at Foodstory (dads welcome too)

 Organiser: Jaybee Yoga Classes

Where: Food Story, Aberdeen, AB10 1XZ 

Date: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Time:  10:05AM-10:50AM

Description: Please not there will be no class on the 13th June but classes resume again on the 20th June.

A yoga class especially for new mums and babies from 8 weeks upwards to not yet crawling. The class includes lots of lovely postures for both you and your baby. It’s a great way to bond with your baby and meet other mums in a relaxed environment. The class has some clothed baby massage and baby yoga which help your baby to sleep and really helps with digestion and requires no previous experience. You just need yourself and baby in comfortable clothes, a blanket and a mat if you have one. The class will begin at 10.10am Wednesday and cost £6 per class. Feel free to stop to breastfeed, bottle feed and change nappies anytime during class. The class runs for 45 minutes and afterwards the mums pop down for coffee and lovely cake.

Please pre book your space with me so I know how many to expect and if you know any new mums or dads please pass on the details.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/586709998354426/

Play on the Longest Day 

Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Westburn Park, Aberdeen, AB25 3DE

Date: Thursday 21st June 2018
Time:  03:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Play on the Longest Day!

Everyone welcome! Free event, No need to book. We have confirmed – Singing & Storytelling, Fun Fitness Bootcamp, Arts & Crafts, mini den building and Loose Parts Play.

 Come along and bring your dads (brother’s, sisters, mums, grannies, granda’s, and friends etc etc)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2100725873502551/

Inspired Nights Market on the Green 

Organiser: The Pitt

Where: The Aberdeen Green 

Date: Friday 22nd June 2018
Time: 04:00PM-10:00PM

Description: We’re back! Bigger and better! On the Green for street food, drinks and a wee bit of socialising. It looks like its going to be a bit of a bbq special!

Free Entry | Kids Welcome

#FOOD | Smoke and Soul | Salt & Sauce | the pitt | F o o d S t o r y | Cafe Fiftytwo Aberdeen | Eat Van Drink |

#Drinks | Contour Café | Cafe Fiftytwo Aberdeen | 10 Dollar Shake

more coming soon. . .

#Art curated by Painted Doors Aberdeen

In association & help from Aberdeen Market

More info coming soon…..

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2038557143052835/

Maggie’s Culture Crawl Aberdeen 

Organiser: Maggie’s Aberdeen

Where: Maggie’s Aberdeen, AB25 2UZ

Date:  Friday 22nd June 201
Time:  05:00PM-11:59PM

Description: Register now and secure your place for an evening of fun, food and culture. Take on this 10 mile walk with a difference all in aid of Maggie’s Aberdeen.

Join us for a behind-the-scenes experience of some of Aberdeen’s most iconic landmarks all to raise money to help us help everyone affected by cancer.

At each venue along the route you’ll be treated to captivating cultural performances such as fantastic live music, spectacular arts and mouth-watering food.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1805771196384375/

Family Pizza Night at Auchenblae Food & Drink Festival 

Organiser: Auchenblae Food Festival

Where: Auchenblae, Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 22nd June 2018
Time:  06:00PM – 08:00PM

Description: The Auchenblae Food & Drink Festival will be hosting a family Pizza Dinner on Friday the 22nd of June from 18:00 – 20:00 at the Auchenblae Village Hall.

Pizza’s will be provided curtesy of Haydn’s Pizza, who are known for their fabulous wood fired pizza. Haydn’s will be making several choices of pizza buffet style, so you’ll be able to try some of each.  You’ll have a choice of salads to go with your pizza and the event will be licensed.

Come and enjoy a tasty meal and if you can’t make it, don’t be disappointed as Haydn’s will be at the food festival on the 23rd so you can come and get your fill then.

Adult tickets are £13.16 and can be booked below.  Under 12’s are £8.00 and can be paid at the door.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/502678723460050/

Sheddocksley Community Centre Shorts & Shades Disco 

Where: Sheddocksley Community Centre, Sumburgh Cres, Aberdeen AB16 6WF 

Date:  Friday 22nd June 2018
Time:  06:00PM-07:30PM

Description: Grab your Shorts & Shades and come along to Sheddocksley Community Centre for our next Friday Night Kids Disco.

Hot Dogs & Chips, Slush & Tuck Shop will be available.¨

Entry £1 for member £2 for non members.

All Welcome

Bring your best dances moves and win a prize!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2017532091832274/

Family Fun Day 

Organiser: Eileidh Rose Puddles Project SCIO – Eileidhs Journey’s Legacy

Where: Village Urban Resort, Kingswells Business Park, Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 1st July 2-18
Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Come along & help us celebrate the launch of Eileidhs charity & Eileidhs 1st Angelversary by doing what she loved to do the most…have fun!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/472811303171884/

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

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