What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 28th July – 3rd August 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**

Messy Play

 Organiser: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association

Where: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association, Kepplehills Road, Aberdeen AB21 9PL

Date:  Friday 27th July 2018
Time:  01:30PM-02:15PM

Description: Messy Play for 0-5 years old.   Come along and have a really good messy time.  Please take a change of clothes for your wee one.

£1.50 per child, under 6 months are free.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/196545304244019/

Ride On 

Organiser: Grampian Transport Musuem

Where: Grampian Transport Museum, Montgarrie Road, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8AE 

Date: Friday 27th July 2018
Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Enjoy an afternoon of rides around the museum’s outdoor circuit in one of an arrays of vehicles.

Standard museum admission applies, with all rides included.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/208823523099004/

Youth Club 8-17

Organiser: Bennachie Leisure Centre

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

Date: Friday 27th July 2018
Time:  07:00PM-09:30PM

Description: Bennachie Youth Club meets on the last Friday of every month.

Various activities in a relaxed environment.

Sessions are led by Stuart and Tiggy who between them have over 20 years experience working with children.

Activities will change from month to month.

This is free and juice will be provided.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/254795068449811/

Summer Play Programme

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

When & Where: Various locations, see poster for details

Description: We would like to announce our Summer programme throughout JULY

Aberdeen Play Forum’s Play Rangers will pop up in parks with their Loose Parts kit recyclable resources such aspipes, fabric and boxes which encourage children to tap into their imagination and lead their own play. We will also supply some fun, messy ingredients such as mud, gloop, foam, bubbles plus lots and lots of water! Old clothes, a towel and spare clothing to change into afterwards is highlyrecommended!

All ages welcome, most appeal to families with toddlers through to primary school age children.

All sessions are free of charge and there is no need to book.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/930412560464648/

July market

Organiser: Belmont St Market Aberdeen

Where: Belmont St Market Aberdeen, Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JH 

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  09:00AM-03:00PM

Description: A fantastic selection of food and drink as well as plants, crafts and more, all from local makers, growers and producers.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/247900339320215/

CPR Training – Banchory Show 

Organiser: Banchory Show & St. John Scotland

Where: King George V Park @ Banchory, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  09:00AM-05:00PM

Description: We will be at this year’s Banchory Show to give a hands-on demonstration of how to do CPR.

It’s quick and simple to learn, so why not come and have a go? You could use it to help save someone’s life!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/210753713107586/

Free First Aid training for children 10-15 years old 

Organiser: RC&T Consultancy Ltd

Where: RC&T Consultancy Ltd, 1 Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  09:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Our new incentive designed to teach children extremely important life saving techniques.

Our instructors shall be donating their time every second weekend throughout 2018 to teach our very own custom first aid awareness course to the kids.

Courses shall last 3 hours and the children will receive a certificate of training upon completion. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Course is completely free!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/402203003555130/

Fairies and Foxes Day

Organiser:  The Fairy Woods at Fedderate

Where: The Fairy Woods at Fedderate, Mains of Fedderate, New Deer, Aberdeenshire AB42 4QF

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time: 09:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Presented by The Fairy Woods at Fedderate and Love Rara.  Enjoy finding the fairies and fox in the woods and enjoy a snack together around  campfire.  Stories and singing. Send a private message to book. Nikki

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/191745771343331/

Coastal Play 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 28th July 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/209712879731393/

Charity Car Wash 

Organiser: Firefighters NYC Marathon Challange

Where: Stonehaven Community Fire Station, Mill of Forest Lane, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Our annual Charity Car Wash at Stonehaven Fire Station is on Saturday 28th July 2018, 10am until 4pm, with money being raised for The Fire Fighters Charity.

This year we are supporting four fellow firefighters from Central Fire Station in Aberdeen who will attempt the world famous New York Marathon in November 2018.

Their fundraising target is £5,000 and all money raised from our charity car wash will go towards their fundraising efforts for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/495678114162605/

Bee Happy Fun Day 

Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Where: Bon Accord Aberdeen, George St, Aberdeen AB25 1HZ

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: We were ‘busy bees’ before we went on our holiday and we are so excited to announce an exciting event we are hosting alongside Aberdeen Inspired for families this summer!

A FREE family fun day for all ages with lots of activities with prizes to be won! We would love to see you there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/225158771457440/

Ballater Farmers’ Market – 28th July 2018 

Organiser: Ballater Farmers Market

Where: Ballater Farmers Market, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5RE 

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: What a fantastic Summer we are having!!

We are so lucky to have three glorious markets this year already. The last market was possibly the biggest and busiest market yet, it was also our 3rd birthday market, thanks to everyone for their support.

See the Facebook event page for details of stall holders

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/242320876558477/

Beach Party Special

Organiser: Moo Music Aberdeen

Where: The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, Souterhead Road, Aberdeen AB12 3LF

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Maggie Moo and Croo are having a beach party.

Limbo, Rock pool, Summer craft, Photo booth, Beach inflatables

An adventure under the sea

……..and much more

Snack is included | £8 per moover

Book online at www.moo-music.co.uk/Aberdeen

Baby Moo 10-11.15am | Mini Moo 11.45-1pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1058688430971093/

July Sale 

Organiser: Somebody Cares Aberdeen Warehouse

Where: Somebody Cares Aberdeen Warehouse, Greenwell Road, East Tullos, AB12 3AX  

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Come and grab a bargain at our July Sale – loads of new and exciting stock in!!    We always look forward to seeing our regular friends there and making new ones 🙂

We are at the bottom end of Greenwell Road, East Tullos, AB12 3AX.

Doors open 10am till 12mid-day and entry is just £1.00 per adult – children free!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1429834210493310/

Green and Grow (Preschoolers) 

Organiser: Gardening4Kids

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

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids class for pre-schoolers aged 3-5 years. Theme is Green and Grow.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/957511581097023/

Charity BBQ Family Fun Day

Organiser: The Brig O Don

Where: The Brig o Don, 739 King Street, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Come and join us for a Great Charity Family fun Day Out on the 28th of July!

In association with Shopmobility Aberdeen (Our Charity Of the Month!)

FREE ENTRY so come and enjoy what we have on offer

BBQ | Bouncy Castle | Face Painting | Glitter Tattoos | Magic Show | Selection of Family Friendly Stalls

And more!

Share with all your friends and make it a great day for everyone!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/476940076086258/

Marine Mammal Madness 

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen & North East Scotland

Where: Torry Battery, Greyhope Road, Aberdeen   

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  11:00AM-06:00PM

Description: Get your trainers on and your sporting skills ready!

Join the Dolphinwatch team for a day of sporty fun all linked to the amazing marine animals we have in our seas.

Can you jump the length of a dolphin? Can you dive as deep as a whale? How fast can you run the length of a sperm whale?

Activities include: Long Jump | Limbo | Sperm Whale race | 3 Legged Race | Facepainting | Tombola | Dolphinwatch activity book | Dolphinwatch scavenger hunt quiz

Activities availale all day. Races will be held at scheduled times throughout the day. See below.

Children race times:

12pm: Sperm whale race

1:30pm – 3 legged race

Adults! Don’t think you’re getting out of doing the races! Come and join in the fun!

Adult race times:

12:30pm – Sperm whale race

2pm – 3 legged race

Sign up to take part in the races by emailing dolphinwatch@rspb.org.uk  or sign up on the day!

Free to attend!

Some activities have suggested donations.

All donations welcome

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2265337000360629/

Scotland’s Garden Scheme: Children’s Walks 

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

Where: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory, Aberdeenshrie AB31 5

 Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  11:00AM-12:00AM

Description: Join the Rangers to explore the wildlife in Crathes magnificent gardens. This year as part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme we will be hunting for pollinators, minbeasts and magical moths in the formal gardens at Crathes.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/829389100784818/

Collieston Gala 2018 

Organiser: Collieston And Slains Area

Where: Collieston

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Collieston Gala 2018

BBQ, RNLI, Cake & Candy, Tombola, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Books, Plant stall, Collieston Harbour Heritage Group, Collieston Calendar, Raffle Tickets, Coast Guard, Fish Stall, Win an iPad competition, Beer Tent, Bobs Owl Buddies, Slains Parish Church, Teas at the CORC shed

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/600610403640454/

Green and Grow (Primary Schoolers) 

Organiser: Gardening4Kids & Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  02:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids class for primary schoolers, Theme is Green and Grow.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/778723708918649/

Woodside Bat Walk 

Organiser:  Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Grandholm Bridge, Woodside, Aberdeen 

Date: Saturday 28th July 2018
Time:  08:30PM-10:30PM

Description: Join a Countryside Ranger for an insight into the world of the bat.  You’ll be using bat detectors to hear the bats’ ultrasonic communication while keeping an eye out for other wildlife along the river.  Please bring a torch.

Meet at Grandholm Bridge.  Parking is available on the North side of the bridge.  First Bus 19 goes to Gordon’s Mills Road.

Booking essential – call 01224 326 429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk This event is free but donations to the Countryside Ranger Service are greatly appreciated.

Suitable for adults and older children.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/451903288554162/

Its a knockout fundraiser 

Organiser: Fraserburgh Gala

Where: Links Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire 

Date: Sunday 29th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Fraserburgh gala is hosting a day of fundraising for macmillan cancer and the new skate park.

Some of the things happening on the day are Its a knockout, Inflatables, BBQ,bottle stall, raffles and we will be holding an all day macmillan coffee morning where you can get some fine peeces  and a coffee.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/212650976052580/

Cullen Harbour Gala 

Organiser: Cullen Sea School

Where: Cullen Sea School, 1 Portlong Road, Cullen, Aberdeenshrie AB56 4AG

Date:  Sunday 29th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Experience all what Cullen Harbour offers in one day. From an endurance swimming event to sailing tasters to coastal rowing skiffs built by the Cullen Sea School volunteers this is a day you cannot miss. Watch this space for more updates on the event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/784479425090001/

Meet the bees

Organiser: Formartines

Where: Formartine’s, Tarves, Aberdeen

Date:  Sunday 29th July 2018
Time: 11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: We have another exciting opportunity for you to MEET THE BEES.

Come along on SUN 29th JULY and the beekeepers from Udny Provender will get you kitted out in a bee suit so you can get up close and personal with the lovely bees that live at Formartines.

Sessions at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.


Honey made by the bees you have just met is available to buy and don’t forget that Sunday is delicious do-nut day at Formartines.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/217432942215301/

Jaguar Classic Car Show 

Organiser: Drum Castle Garden & Estate

Where: Drum Castle, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5   

Date:  Sunday 29th July 2018
Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: The Grampian Region of the Jaguar Enthusasts’ Club is holding its nineteenth Annual Regional Gathering of Jaguar vehicles of all ages on Sunday 29th July at Drum Castle.

Bring the family to see these fine vehicles in all their splendour at this stunning location and help us raise money for our Charity.

This year, we are supporting the Charity ‘Mental Health Aberdeen’.

Many other different activities for all ages ongoing through the afternoon.

Adult £4, Children/Cons £2, Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) £10.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/502032586864657/

Aberdeen Mela-One World Day 2018 

Organiser: Aberdeen Multicultural Centre

Where: Westburn Park, Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 29th July 2018
Time:  12:00PM-07:00PM

Description: Aberdeen Mela & One World Day is a vibrant cultural festival which helps bringing together of all diverse communities of Aberdeen in a common space to share each other’s living styles, cultural diversity and ethnicity. There will be music, dance and singing songs from all over the world, stalls with arts & crafts, henna and face painting, bouncy castles, food and drink catering stalls, clothes and jewellery, public sector organisations.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1701534419932722/

Annual Fund Raising Gala 

Organiser: Royal Tarlair Golf Club

Where: Royal Tarlair Golf Club, Buchan Street, Macduff, Aberdeenshire AB44 1TA

Date:  Sunday 29th July 2018
Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: RTGC – Annual fund Raising Gala

Fun games and activities for all the family

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/160591167987704/

Mr Magic Man 

Organiser: Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool

Where: Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool, Queen Elizabeth Park, Stonehaven

Date:  Sunday 29th July 2018
Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Another chance to marvel at the magic. One of the Pool’s series of summer entertainment for kids. Held under cover in the Green Room beside the paddling pool. No additional charge – just buy or use your usual pool tickets.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/203846430427539/

Family Fun: Celebrating Bog Day 

Organiser: Portlethen Moss Conservation Group and Butterfly Conservation Scotland

Where: Portlethen Moss, Aberdeenshire 

Date: Sunday 29th July 2018
Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Join Butterfly Conservation Scotland’s Bog Squad and the Portlethen Moss Conservation Group for a family fun afternoon on the moss.

Activities include – arts/crafts including making your own Bog Day Booklet, a wildlife walk including a 15minute butterfly survey for the Big Butterfly Count, peat experiments, jigsaws and more!

The event is being run as a drop in and is completely free!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1995215597208021/

Children’s Summer Craft Club 8+ yrs with Trina Stark 

Organiser: Tangletree Studio

Where: Tangletree Studio, Unit 2, Northside, Station Square, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5HX

Date:  Monday 30th July 2018
Time:  11:00AM-01:00PM

Description: If you’re looking for something fun to do with the little ones during the school holidays then come along to our Children’s Summer Craft Club at our brand new Workshop in Station Square, Aboyne.

Mon 30th July: 11am – 1pm, £10

“It’s a cool, cool Summer” – Mixed Media Collage

Mon 6th August: 1pm – 3pm, £10

“The Secret Garden” – Drawing and Painting with Watercolour & Pen

Mon 13th August: 11am – 1pm, £10

“I do like to be beside the Seaside” – Creating lively Seaside Painting with Wax Crayons, Oil Pastels, Paints & Inks

All activities are suitable for 8+ years.

All materials are provided, please make sure your child is wearing suitable clothes for getting messy!

Full payment is due upon booking to secure the place.

To book a place:

Call 01139885706, Email: workshops@tangletreestudio.co.uk  or Message via Facebook

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/190251184938012/

Looking for ideas on how to keep the kids entertained over the 6 weeks summer holidays? Then why not check out our 60 Ideas for 6 Weeks Summer Holidays post.

Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge at Kaimhill Library

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Kaimhill Library, Aberdeen 

Date:  Monday 30th July 2018
Time:  02:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Join us for a Summer Reading Challenge themed story and craft session

Age 4-12 Years

Booking essential.

Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland during the holidays. This year we’ll celebrate 80 years of The Beano with children following clues to explore Beanotown, meeting old favourites including Dennis and Gnasher and helping them find mysterious buried treasure!

Read books from any Aberdeen City Library and receive rewards along the way throughout the holidays. Join in the fun at one of these special events for children taking part in the Challenge.

The Challenge is suitable for children aged 4-12. Children under 4 can take part in a mini Challenge and collect a special Bookbug medal and certificate.

To book, call 01224 498160 or email KaimhillLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk .

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/842301512642986/

Kids Advanced Plait Workshop 

Organiser: Geek Bothy & Hair by Sarah G

Where: Geek Bothy, 1 High Street, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Tuesday 31st July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Learn how to do fishtail braids, 5/7/9 braids and space in braids. Add some sparkle with hair tinsel and glitter roots.

Limited to 8 kids. £5 payable at the Geek Bothy Studio on the day or Pre-book which is advised but not essential by private messaging via – https://www.facebook.com/hairbysarahg17/

Suitable for ages 10+ who have mastered basic plaiting.

Hair-up kits will be available to buy on the day.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/653078381715300/

Junior Board Games Club 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Central Library, Aberdeen   

Date:  Tuesday 31st July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: A child-friendly board game club for ages 8+. Booking essential as places are limited.

To book, call 01224 652507 or email childrenslibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1995706077411150/

Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge at Bucksburn Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Bucksburn Library, Aberdeen 

Date:  Tuesday 31st July 2018
Time: 02:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Join us for a Summer Reading Challenge themed story and craft session

Age 4-12 Years

Booking essential.

Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland during the holidays. This year we’ll celebrate 80 years of The Beano with children following clues to explore Beanotown, meeting old favourites including Dennis and Gnasher and helping them find mysterious buried treasure!

Read books from any Aberdeen City Library and receive rewards along the way throughout the holidays. Join in the fun at one of these special events for children taking part in the Challenge.

The Challenge is suitable for children aged 4-12. Children under 4 can take part in a mini Challenge and collect a special Bookbug medal and certificate

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1170284046444980/

Woodland Wednesdays – Kids event

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

Where: Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7EQ

Date:  Wenesday 1st August 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Join Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service at Haddo Country Park to learn essential woodland and camping skills, or to improve on your existing skills. Each session will have a range of activities (some weather dependent) but could include tarpaulin set-up/take down; knots and ropes; basic knife skills; saws and other hand tools and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.  These sessions are free; the activities suitable are for 7 yrs. plus accompanied by an adult. Younger children may come along but may not be able to take part in any/some activities.

TO BOOK CONTACT: The Formartine Ranger: 07786 021780


MEET: The Pheasantry at Haddo Country Park.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/483241935445054/

Bin Forest Family Fun Session 

Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School CIC

Where: The Bin Forest 

Date:  Wednesday 1st August 2018
Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Come along to this OWLS session where you will have the opportunity to take part in den building, fire lighting, wide games and navigating a natural obstacle course. Campfire snack included.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/240254156752301/

Ellon Splat Slime Workshops 

Organiser: Splat Messy Play Aberdeen & Shire

Where: Splat Messy Play Aberdeen & Shire, Aberdeen 

Date:  Wednesday 1st August 2018
Time:  10:45AM-11:45AM

Description: Our NEW Splat Slime workshops are aimed at children aged 6+ years who are interested in learning the techniques of making their own slime! The slime workshop allows the children to be as creative as they want with making different types of slime using all sorts of colours, textures and materials so the end result is everything they imagined! They will be able to make 2 slimes of their choice and take them home in a airtight container at the end of the class.

(We can make exceptions to allow younger children to attend the workshops but on the understanding that the parent/Carer must stay with the child/children)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1127143894090779/

Teddy Bear’s Picnic 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Time: 11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Bring a rug, picnic & your favourite teddy to enjoy a fun family day out.  Harry (pictured) will be helping with all the activities on the day.

Book spaces in advance by emailing lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org .

Pay on the day £5 per child.

Included is our hoof it trail where you have to find Harry and his family who will be hiding around the farm.

Teddy Bear games including teddy bear toss, teddy races, teddy mini jumps and more…

Teddy bear craft time

Teddy dancing

Meet the Belwade ponies with their teddy’s including Dancer our mini unicorn & Theon our adoption horse.

Famous bear hunt

A glitter tattoo for each child

End the day with teddy story time….

Want to win a prize!?  Come along in fancy dress with your teddy on the day for your chance to win our competition.

Our magical woodland will be open all day so take a stroll around with your teddy and find the fairies, unicorns and trolls as you go.  If you have time try making a teddy bear size den.

Additional activities on the day include:

Pony Rides £5 per child

Pony Grooming £3 per child (limited spaces available please book in advance)

The Belwade Bistro with be open throughout the event. If you do not have time to make packed lunches you can order our lunch boxes give us a call for more details 013398 85398.  We can also offer take away hot options, tea, coffees, cakes and bakes.

This is a fundraising event with all money raised going towards the work of the charity.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1663119250402809/

National Play Day With Aberdeen Play Forum 

Organiser: Aberdeen Rocks

Where: Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen.

Date:  Wednesday 1st August 2018
Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Come and join us and paint your own rock on National Play Day.  You’ll find us in Union Terrace Gardens in our own wee gazebo.  (Due to the time it takes for the sealer to dry our latest time to paint a rock will be 2.30pm so you can take your rock away to hide)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/190972711745300/

Playday Clay 

Organiser: The Sand Bothy & Mud Pies

Where: The Sand Bothy, Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire AB23 8XG 

Date:  Wednesday 1st August 2018
Time: 01:00PM-02:30PM

Description: Wednesday 1 August

Times: 10am to 11.30am: fully booked or 1pm to 2.30pm

The Sand Bothy, Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie, AB23 8XG

Ages 2 to 8

Celebrate National Play Day  with a messy adventure full of sand and clay! We will explore around the sand dunes near to the Sand Bothy, collect natural treasure then back at the Sand Bothy use these to decorate a piece of clay you have formed into your first initial! We will also make time to explore the huge sand dunes a 10 minute walk from the bothy and have a drink and a biscuit.

Tickets: child: £7, adult: free

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2040450252940058/

Make and take bottle necklaces at Geek Bothy 

Organiser: Geek Bothy & Lotties Lockets

Where: Geek Bothy, 1 High Street, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Wednesday 1st August 2018
Time: 01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: *Meet the Maker*

Lottie’s Lockets will be hosting a summer make and take session over at Geek Bothy in Kemnay. No need to book, simply turn up between 1pm – 4pm to create your very own Fairy Bottle Necklace.

Choose from a selection of magical fairy dusts to sprinkle into a glass bottle, ready to turn into a necklace of your very own to wear! Wearing the necklace close to your heart will activate the special powers that your chosen fairy dust possesses!

All materials, tuition and organza gift pouch is included in the price.

£6 per Necklace.

Suitable for ages 5+

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1776263359117643/

Creators Club 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Cove Library, Aberdeen   

Date:  Wednesday 1st August 2018
Time:  02:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Let’s build together with themed creative sessions this Summer. Aged 8-11 years. Booking essential.

To book, call 01224 245350 or email Covelibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/926352810867918/

Bin Forest Walk and Meditation

Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School CIC

 Where: The Bin Forest.

Date:  Thursday 2nd August 2018
Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Join us for a peaceful woodland walk, followed by a relaxing meditation and a snack around the campfire.  All ages welcome

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/161898434672915/

Wee Tales 

Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallerys & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, Aberdeen AB11 5BY 

Date:  Thursday 2nd August 2018
Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Lose yourselves in your favourite books in these fun, interactive storytelling sessions for children and their adults, presented by Aberdeen-based 10ft Tall and Frozen Charlotte, specialists in making theatre for children and young people in Scotland.

This event is aimed at children and their adults. Children must be accompanied at all times during the event. Tickets are required for everyone attending.

£3 + booking fee

4 yrs+

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/231857384227172/

Blue Light Rides 

Organiser: Grampian Transport Museum

Where: Grampian Transport Museum, Montgarrie Road, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8AE 

Date:  Thursday 2nd August 2018
Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: A fun afternoon for all the family, included in the standard museum entry cost is your chance to enjoy a ride around our circuit in an array of vehicles, including an ambulance, fire engine or police car.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1013222762176780/

Infant and Child First Aid awareness 

Organiser: Little Lives First Aid

Where: Urban Wellness Hub, 6 Balgownie Drive, Aberdeen

Date:  Thursday 2nd August 2018
Time:  06:30PM-09:30PM

Description: An Infant and child first aid awareness course covering birth to puberty. Ideal for Parents to be, Parents and Grandparents. A relaxed session with no test papers, but covers key subjects that we all worry about with children. Young babies are welcome to attend too. For more info or to book, please email francesca@littlelivesfirstaid.co.uk  or message via the Little Lives First Aid Facebook page

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/799344366931627/

Messy Play Sessions – Cove 

Organiser: Messy Moments

Where: Altens Community Centre, Aberdeen  

Date: Friday 3rd August 2018
Time:  09:00AM – 10:00AM

Description: Come join in the messy fun! Spaghetti, jelly, rice, ice cream and lots more.

Please arrive 15 minutes early for sign in. 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 private messaging us or emailing fun@messymoments.co.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1694392633977581/

Messy Play Peterhead – SUPERMESS!

Organiser: Mess Around Aberdeenshire
Rescue Hall, Peterhead, Aberdeenshrie AB42 1QE

Date: Friday 3rd August 2018
Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM

Description: Ka-pow! Put on your hero capes and fly along to our BRAND NEW Supermess Party! Come along and save the world with your little super hero’s. With Hulk Smash Gelli Baff, Batman Rice, Joker Jelly and lots more! Little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy till their hearts content. All you have to do is come along and MESS AROUND and leave the cleaning up to us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/639147683107380/

The Teddy bears’ Weekend 

Organiser: Keith & Dufftown Railway Association

Where: Keith And Dufftown Railway, Dufftown, Aberdeen AB55 4 

Date:  Friday 3rd August 2018
Time: 11:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Good morning All – are you surviving this heat?  Phew… Our next event is The Teddy Bears’ Weekend, held over the days of 3 – 5 August.  There is no extra charge for this event, just bring the little ones along, complete with their Teddies of course… and have fun on the train. See y’all?

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/222850628326822/

Old Aberdeen’s Historical Secrets Mini Tour 

Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: Elphinstone Hall, 21 High Street, Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 3rd August 2018
Time:  01:00PM-02:00PM

Description: A zip through Old Aberdeen’s history comparing the 20th century and medieval quadrangles, hearing the stories of Elphinstone Hall, New Kings and Kings College; visit the hidden remains of the Snow Kirk and the tales attached to the Powis estate represented today by the impressive gates which replicated the former towers in the old quad.

One of our series of mini tours suitable for all

Start: Outside Elphinstone Hall, Kings Lawn, Old Aberdeen

End: Kings Quad

Starts: 2pm

Duration: Approx. 1 hour

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME.  If you have not booked in advance, please note it is CASH ONLY, we have no facilities to accept cards on an actual tour.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/397910644062814/

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!

If you have an event you would like listed in a future ‘What’s on’ post and event calendar drop us an email at mimi@mummymimi.co.uk or contact us over on Facebook

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