What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 26th May – 1st June 2018


What’s on in Aberdeen City & Shire for Kids and Families

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**

Pitmedden Music Festival 2018 

Organiser: Pitmedden Garden

Where: Pitmedden Garden, Pitmedden, Aberdeen AB41 7PD

Date:  Friday 25th May 2018 – Saturday 26th May 2018
Time: 6:00PM – 1:59PM

Description: Dates for Pitmedden Music Festival 2018 are…

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May 2018!

Whole Weekend early bird pass including camping:

Adults £20 / Concessions £12 / Under 12s FREE

Online ticket sales at skiddle.com/e/13185366

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1807219509304923

May Festival

Organiser: University of Aberdeen

Where: University of Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 25th May 2018 – Sunday 27th May 2018

Description: May Festival 2018 Children’s Programme will take place on
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May 2018.

The May Festival is for the all the family, so bring the whole gang for a weekend of fun and laughter! We like to keep Mum and Dad happy too, so most of our children’s events are free. Be sure to book your places early though, as they fill up fast!

Look out for our drop-in activities and children’s entertainers too!

Please note: All children and adults require a ticket for each ticketed event. When booking, please indicate how many adults and children will be attending. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Superhero and Princess Fun Day

Where: St. Andrews Church Playgroup, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 26th May 2018
Time: 9:00AM – 1:30PM

Description: Buy tickets here!

Morning Session: http://buytickets.at/standrewschurchplaygroup/155306

Afternoon Session: http://buytickets.at/standrewschurchplaygroup/155317

Join Spiderman and Princess Anna for 2 hours of fun!

Includes: Bouncy castle | Facepainting | Loads of crafts to make and take home | Picnic lunch included | Unlimited diluting juice

Come dressed as your favourite character if you wish

£15 per child age 1-10

(Free for under 12 months, and age 12-23 months if attending with older siblings)

Tickets must be booked and paid for in advance.

Choose from 2 session times (10am-noon or 12.30-2.30pm)

All profits to go St Andrews Church Playgroup, Inverurie.

Registered charity number: SC032553

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/563745980655450/

Granite City Comic Con 2018

Organiser: Granite City Comic Con

Where: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May 2018
Time: 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Description: Team GCCC return in 2018 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 are thrilled to announce that Granite City Comic Con 2018 will be held on 26th – 27th May 2018, at Pittodrie Stadium, the home of Aberdeen Football Club

That’s right folks, we’re levelling up to a city centre venue that will boast three floors of attractions, guests, cosplay, vendors, gaming, workshops, panels and much more. All this geeky goodness is fully accessible under one roof which is fully catered with access to 600 nearby car-parking spaces.

Tickets are available from:http://teamgccc.eventbrite.com

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

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/503059336760529

Kincorth Community Centre Summer Fayre

 Organiser: Kincorth Community Centre

Where: Kincorth Community Centre, AB125NA

Date: Saturday 26th May 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: Our annual summer fayre

Lots of stalls

Glitter tattoos | jewellery | usbourne books | Sara – dance explosion | fm perfumes & darceys candles | scentsy | bath bombs/soaps/glitter glasses/light up boxes | handmade cards | nom nom fudge | funky frames | pixies hair accessories | forever living | oraflame | home bakes and toffee | crochet crafts

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/190185495110092/

Ellon Police Office Open Day 2018

 Organiser: North East Police Division

Where: Ellon Police Office, Bridge Street, Ellon, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Saturday 26th May 2018
Time: 11:00AM – 3:30PM

Description: Officers from the Ellon Community Policing Teams, will be holding their annual ‘Open Day’ at the Ellon police station on Saturday 26 May, between 12.00pm and 4.30pm, which will coincide with the open day for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Members of the public are invited to come along to our Bridge Street station where they will have the opportunity to meet with local officers and hear about the work of the Road Policing unit and the Police Dog Unit, as well as being able to tour the station, see the cells and have their fingerprints taken.

Sergeant Andy Sawers, who has organised the open day, said: “We are delighted to be able to invite members of the public in to the Ellon station and answer any questions people may have about policing and to discuss local concerns and security issues.  These events are a great opportunity for young and old to engage with some of our local staff and see how varied the life of a police officer can be.”

Free admission

No parking

Child Friendly event

Bag Searches will take place before entering

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/200612377397903/

Grampian Pride Village 

Organiser: Grampian Pride

Where: Pride Village

Date: Saturday 26th May 2018
Time: 12:00PM – 7:00PM

Description: Grampian Pride is a 1 day event celebrating everything that is LGBT+ equality and inclusion.

At the village, Site at Queens Links, there will be information stalls situated inside a marquee, fun activities including a youth zone and Trans area, bouncy castle, face painters, climbing Wall, Fire engines vendors for food and drink, a bar for over 18s and a stage where we will host 7 hours of exciting entertainment.

See Facebook event for full list of stage times.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/297546763983158/

NCT Family Fun Afternoon

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen

Where: The Axis Centre, 9 School Road, Newmacher, Aberdeenshire AB21 0WB

Date:  Saturday 26th May 2018
Time:  1:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: An afternoon of family fun to help us raise money to support bereaved parents at Aberdeen Children’s hospital.

There will be a family afternoon tea, stalls, games and a super raffle!

Come along and have some family fun while supporting a great cause.

Sat 26th May, 2pm-4pm,

The Axis Centre, Newmachar.

Tickets: Adults £6, Child £3, Family (up to 5 maximum 3 adults) £15 under 1s are free.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/140991276742280/

Dens in the Den 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service
Where: Den of Maidencraig Nature Reserve

Date:  Saturday 26th May 2018
Time:  9:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Come and join the Rangers for a relaxing morning in the reserve’s young woodland creating some fantastic shelters and natural art, and making tasty hot drinks using an outdoor kettle.

Meet at the nature reserve car park on Skene Road.

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

Event is free but donations to support the Ranger Service are appreciated.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2047427695581020/

Ballater Farmers’ Market

Organiser: Ballater Farmers Market

Where: Ballater Farmers Market AB35 5RE

Date:  Saturday 26th May 2018
Time:  9:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: It’s May – hooray!

See Facebook event for full listing of May’s market stalls.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1729081110508558/

Bruadarach Fest 2018 Coastal Fringe

 Organiser: The Different NOT Less Foundation

Where: Banff Castle, AB45 1HP

 Date:  Sunday 27th May 2018
Time: 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Join us for our first annual Bruadarach Fest. This is a family friendly festival that will be running in conjunction with The Coastal Fringe. We will be situated on Banff Castle Ground on the Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

This is sure to be a great day out with something for everyone.

We will have a traders market with over 50 local businesses. Various food vendors to cater for all you needs from Ice-cream and doughnuts to burgers to vegan options.

We will have fairground rides, bouncy castles and slides, outdoor trampolines, zorbing, football shootout, face painting, balloon modelling, children’s entertainers performing throughout the day to keep them all entertained.

We will also have an outdoor bar to keep the grownups refreshed.  A chill out area will also be available for those wanting time away from the busy atmosphere. And to top it off local talent performing throughout the day on the main stage.

All welcome. Near and far.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/152589962237325/

Stonehaven Baby Fair 

Organiser: Stonehaven Baby Fair

Where: Stonehaven Town Hall, Allardice Street, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2BU 

Date:   Sunday 27th May 2018
Time:  9:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: From bump to babe and beyond Stonehaven Baby Fair is your one-stop shop.  Find out what is available in your local area.

Free entry

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1275236099279547/

Junior Highland Games

 Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

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

Date:   Sunday 27th May 2018
Time: 11:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: The Junior Highland Games have landed at Castle Fraser! Come and enjoy this family day out with games for children aged 5-12, such as a haggis throw, log tossing, tug of war and a range of races from skipping to wheelbarrow. In total there will be 13 different games and races, all taking place in a large arena on our fantastic events field to the East of the Castle.

The legendary Bruce Aitken who is a heavyweight world champion and Pete Hart who is an ex all-black we are helping throughout the days with the games.

Throughout the day there will be bouncy castles, face painting and a range of stalls to sell goods.

Food and drink will be provided by a range of suppliers.

There will be a pet parade open to everyone so make sure your pets have been dressed to impress! and a fancy dress competition will also be judged on the day.

The Pet Parade will be judged by Colin Slessor, Aberdeen & Northern Marts.

Andrea Brymer from STV will also be doing a lot of the judging through the days events.

To entertain yourself throughout the day there will be dancing form Gordon School of dance as well as pipe band performances and workshops.

The event arena will open at 11 am and the games will run from 12 pm. For children (under 16) it is free to attend and Adults will be charged £3.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/432048387209125

Fun Family Dog Show

Organiser: New Deer Toddler Group

Where: New Deer Show Ground

Date:  Sunday 27th May 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: Family fun day at new deer show ground in aid of New deer parent and toddler group.  Fun dog show with classes including fancy dress, doggy jumping and a puissance finale! There will also be face painting, bouncy castle, lucky dip, raffles, stalls and lots more – come along and bring your pooches for some silly doggy fun.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/144315569736524/

Lost Cinemas of Aberdeen 

Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: Nuffield Health Aberdeen Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen AB11 6EQ 

Date:   Monday 28th May 2018
Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Description: Div ye mind gaun tae the picters? Paying with jam jars? Saturday morning specials? Then this tour is bound to appeal! Meeting outside the old Odeon, Justice Mill Lane, which started life as one of Aberdeen’s many silver screens from the age of cinema, this tour takes you on a journey into cinematic history, recalling the early days to the high point of the 40s and 50s to the sad decline of our picture palaces to leave us with only four functioning cinemas out of a previous total of around 35. We can’t promise to cover them all, but the selection on the walk represents the Union St cluster of the city’s picture houses, ‘flechy’ or otherwise!


Start point – Old Odeon, Justice Mill Lane (Now Nuffield Health Club)

End point – Belmont Filmhouse, Belmont St

Approximate length: 2 hrs Terrain mostly on pavements

Suitable for all ages

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2135831543319272

NCT May Bump Club 

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Rubislaw Church, 1 Beaconsfield Pl, Aberdeen AB15 4

Date:  Tuesday 29th May 2018
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Description: Join us for May’s bump club. Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Kate Garden will be telling us about Your body after birth and how to regain your strength after baby arrives.

We will have the usual tea, cake and chat. We will have a demo of how to use the stretchy that comes in the baby box and some chat about reusable nappies from the NCT nappy library.

£2 per person, payable on the door, partners/birth partners/friends and all very welcome to come along.

If you have recently had your baby you very welcome to come along too.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/457229931373224/

Enjoy Music Festival 2018 

Organiser: Enjoy Music Festival

Where: Hazlehead Park, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen AB15 8BE

Date: Friday 1st June 2018
Time: 3:00PM – 10:00PM

Description: Enjoy Music Festival returns with it’s biggest ever line up on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June.

Ticket link: www.digitalloveaberdeen.co.uk/enjoymusic

Important Festival Information.


 Gates open:  Friday 4pm | Saturday 1pm

For full details go to: www.digitalloveaberdeen.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/145620936129988/

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.