What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (24th – 30th September 2016) | Mummy Mimi


The Thistle Street Food Market

Where: Thistle Street, Aberdeen

Date: Saturday 24th September 2016
Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm

Price: Free Entry

Description: The Thistle Street Food Market brings top quality locally produced meat, fish, vegetables, bread, beer, sauces and preserves to the West End.

Support local food producers and do your bit to reduce your meals’ carbon footprint.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1116338575125787

Scottish Home Show 2016

Where: AECC

Date: Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th September 2016
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Price: Tickets can be purchased on the door. Adults cost £10, Concession £7.50 and Under 15’s go free.

Description: The Scottish Home Show is the biggest and best home improvement exhibition show in the North-east, and is returning to Aberdeen in September 2016 and will be celebrating it’s 5th birthday!.

This family orientated, three-day event is a must for the diary of anyone looking to update their home. Whether you are looking for accessories to freshen up a room, or are ready to purchase a brand new home, we have over 200 experts under one roof, situated in seven separate zones, for all three days, ready to help you.

With Scottish Home Show falling on the holiday weekend this year, there is plenty of fun for all of the family, including a star prize treasure hunt, a ‘boys and their toys’ area and gardening classes for kids!

Website: http://www.scottishhomeshow.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/497824930426747/

CLAN Landmark Walk 2016

Where: Westburn Park

Date: Saturday 24th September
Time: 10.00am – 5.30pm

Description: The CLAN Landmark Walk is a sponsored 13 or 7.8 mile walk which takes in various sights around Aberdeen.  The walk starts and finishes in Westburn Park where we will also have entertainment for all the family to enjoy.


All are welcome to join us in Westburn Park for the family fun day.  Open from 9am – 5pm, there’s something to keep the kids entertained all day long.  We will also have hot and cold snacks and drinks on site or why not bring along your own picnic?

Website: http://clanhouse.org/fundraising/annual-events/clan-landmark-walk

 In Town without My Car Day

Where: Schoolhill, Belmont Street, Gaelic Lane and Little Belmont Street

Date: Sunday 25th September 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: Free entry

Description: The popular water slide returns as one of the attractions on In Town Without My Car Day.

Once again as part of European Mobility Week we are closing Schoolhill, Belmont Street, Gaelic Lane and Little Belmont Street to traffic and filling all that road space with a variety of free, family friendly activities.

You can find out more about public transport, responsible car use, cycling, walking at our information stalls.

Activities will include:
• Aberdeen Science Centre hands-on experiments which you can try at home and you can experience stepping inside a giant bubble
• Watch the Aberdeen University Circus Skills Society demonstrating their juggling and performance skills throughout the day
• Look out for all shapes of bikes including a Penny Farthing and unicycle
• Plus much more.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/339001003108011/

Superhero & Princess Tea Party

Where: Mercure Aberdeen Caledonian Hotel, 10-14 Union Terrace, AB10 1WE

Date: Sunday 25th September 2016

Price: £14 per adult & £8.50 per child

Description: Join us for afternoon tea with your little superheroes and princesses

Enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea with entertainment for your little ones.
Meet and greet a real life superhero and princess
Play in the playroom with toys, games, music and a DVD….allow the grown ups to enjoy their tea while you play

Free goodie bags for the children
Tombola and lucky dips on the day to raise funds for local children’s safety education charity!
Have fun to help us save lives!!

Contact victoria@absafe.org.uk for tickets

Website: http://www.absafe.org.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1147302501974463/

Sunday Playtime

Where: Haddo House, EllonAB41 7EQ

Date: Sunday 25th September 2016
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Price: £2 per child, adults free.

Description: Let your kids go wild with an old-fashioned morning of fun, creative play at Haddo. Build a fort, make mud pies, create your own games, it’s all up to you!

We’ll provide a whole selection of play items from logs, sticks, ropes, blankets, balls, water trays, craft items, nature kits and a dressing up box. We’ve got outdoor space if it’s sunny, and room indoors if it’s raining. You just need to bring energy, imagination and some clothes you don’t mind getting muddy!

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Drop-in event, no need to book.

Website: http://visithaddo.com/events/46/694-Sunday-Playtime/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1237161199674039/

Apple Sunday ‘Apples and Cornkisters’

Where: Pitmedden Garden, Pitmedden, Ellon AB41 7PD

Date: Sunday 25th September 2016
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Price: Usual admission prices apply;

Adult: £6.50 Family: £16.50  Concession: £5.00 Free entry to apple sale.

Description: Join the celebrations of another harvest in the Garden.

Our famous apples and pears will be on sale along with other produce between 11am – 5pm.

There will be music and children’s entertainment from 11.30pm – 4.30pm.

The NTS Rangers will be doing mini-walks in the Garden for children.

Website: http://www.nts.org.uk/Events/Pitmedden-Garden/Apple-Sunday-Apples-and-Cornkisters/

Games and Apps: The Digital Future?

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre

Date: Friday 30th September 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Price: Free Event, but booking is required

Description: Games galore for all the family!

Are games useful as educational tools? Is there value in Pokémon Go? Join Ed Welch, Pete Stollery, Heather Morgan, Andrew Sage and Duncan Wilson from the University of Aberdeen to discuss the role played by games, apps and much more in bringing learning to life.

All ages welcome.

Website: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/10258/

EXPLORATHON in the City Centre

Where: Pedestrian area, St Nicholas St, AB10 1HE  and Bon Accord Shopping Centre, AB25 1HZ

Date: Friday 30th September 2016
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Price: Admission FREE, no booking required (drop-in)

Description: Join us in the marquees on St Nicholas Street, in front of Marks and Spencer, our science buskers will be on the go to entertain shoppers with scintillating science demonstrations.

Meet colleagues from the University who will be on hand to share their research projects and find out how Horizon 2020 is helping tackle society’s biggest challenges.

Explore 3-D modelling of the body, meet the Health Science Research team, take part in a clinical trial, discover the work of the Marine Lab and learn all about Scotland’s super sharks with Helen Dooley and her team and help us create our very own seascape.

Website: http://www.explorathon.co.uk/aberdeen/explorathon-in-city-centre

EXPLORATHON at Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre

Date: Friday 30th September 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 22.00pm

Price: Admission £1, payable on entry

Description:  Join us for a fantastic evening of hands-on activities, exciting shows, games and stand-up science. Explore our arcade of research inspired video games, play fungal invaders and shark games, catch the buzz and learn about bees with our interactive hive and play the Countryside Rangers’ bee game. Discover the intricacies of different animal houses in nature with Rose Toney of the Hutton Institute and try your hand at the Tales of Iona game, led by a ‘spooky’ monk who guides gamers through learning challenges.

In partnership with Aberdeen Science Centre

Food and refreshments available throughout the evening at Satrosphere’s Tramsheds Café with a special European themed menu!

Website: http://www.explorathon.co.uk/aberdeen/asc

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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