What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 29th June – 5th July 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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Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB11 6UD, Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 28th June 2019 Time:  9:15AM – 11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is drop in group with a variety of activities for babies and kids up to pre-school.   It’s £3 a session and as it’s parent-led activities please do help out and get stuck in.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/954976888046963/?event_time_id=954976951380290

Baby Carrier / Wrap Drop In Session – Inverurie 

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: St Andrew’s Church Hall, High Street, Inverurie 

Date:  Friday 28th June 2019 Time: 09:45AM-11:00AM

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

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.

For more information about what a drop in session looks like see here: https://www.closeandcalm.co.uk/conversations/what-to-expect-drop-in

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2037037629689405/

Peep/Bookbug Pop up event

Organiser: Peep Aberdeen City

Where:  Dyce Library, Riverview Dr, AB21 7NF Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 28th June 2019
Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Peep and Bookbug in Aberdeen are collaborating and have developed themed pop up sessions that will be delivered at different libraries around the city. Families with young children between the ages of 0-5 are welcome to book a space and the sessions will consist of a mix of Bookbug and Peep activities. Our June session will explore bugs. This event is free but spaces are limited so please send a message to the Peep Aberdeen Facebook page to book a space.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/355380095114292/

StrongMamaMoves Parent, Baby and Toddler Exercise Classes 

Organiser: Strongmamamoves.Aberdeen

Where: Warehouse Health Club, 20 Mearns Street, AB11 5AT Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 28th June 2019
Time:  11:30AM-02:30PM

Description: StrongMamaMoves Class

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

Fridays at 1130am at Warehouse Health Club

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/425382191632915/

Aberdeen Windfarm Cruise 9.30am 1hr 

Organiser: Aberdeen Harbor Tours

Where:  Aberdeen Harbor Tours, Commercial Quay West, Ab115ph Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 29th June 2019
Time:  09:30AM-11:00AM

Description: 1.5 hour Cruise out to Aberdeen Windfarm. Largest turbines in the world.  Get close to the turbines and even close encounters with the Famous Aberdeen Dolphins. To Book Call 07807031018 £40 per person

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/386934021940874/

Magical Creatures Weekend

 Organiser: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate

Where: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate, Kennethmont, AB54 4NQ Huntly, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Saturday 29th June 2019
Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Magical creatures are returning to Leith Hall this midsummer! Take part in the trail through the walled garden and make a mask of your favourite creature.

Look out for further announcements on the Leith Hall facebook page.

Tickets can be bought via the link below or on the day.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2189097661208707/

Premnay Gala 2019 

Organiser: Premnay Hall and Community Association

Where:  Premnay Play Park 

Date:  Saturday 29th June 2019
Time:  12:00PM-02:00PM

Description: Fundraising for our Community Defibrillator, BBQ, Games, Raffles, Bottle Stall, Assault Course

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/336739450371141/

Haughton Park Fun day 

Organiser: Friends of Haughton Park

Where: Friends of Haughton Park, Montgarrie Road, AB33 8NA, Alford, Aberdeen 

Date:   Saturday 29th June 2019
Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Haughton Park Fun Day

Pop-Up BMX/Mountain Bike Pump Track & Zorbs (provided by Aberdeenshire Council). Bring your bike & try out the Pump Track. Have a roll about tin the Zorbs! You can also learn more about our plans to build a pump track in the park and see how much fun our pump track will be! 

Refreshments by Chloe’s Kitchen Creations

Fundraising Raffle

Munara Cycle Solutions offering bike repairs/advice

Should be a great fun afternoon for all the family- see you there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2241577936156175/

Open Afternoon 

Organiser: Ellon Castle Gardens

Where:  Ellon Castle Gardens, AB41 9JH Ellon, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 29th June 2019
Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Open afternoon at the secret gardens of Ellon. Garden tours, music and space to spend time as a family.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/190848858514180/

Big Community Picnic 

Organiser: Catalyst Vineyard Church – Ellon

Where:  Gordon Park, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41, AB41 9 Ellon, Aberdeen 

Date: Saturday 29th June 2019
Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: On Saturday the 29th AT 1 pm we’re holding a [FREE] BIG COMMUNITY PICNIC.  Come and join us.  Bring your picnic, a blanket or chair and a ball or something fun to play with.

Their will also be a mainly music session in the park at 2 pm.

Fun for all ages. 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/336732807248643/

June market 

Organiser: Belmont St Market Aberdeen

Where: Belmont St Market Aberdeen, AB10 1, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 29th June 2019
Time:  09:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Local food and drink as well as crafts

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2256521874671680/

Aberdeen Armed Forces Day 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events

Where: Aberdeen City Council – City Events
Date:  Saturday 29th June 2019
Time:  11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Watch the impressive parade of serving military men and women, veteran associations, cadet and youth organisations accompanied by local pipe bands march down Union Street towards the finish at the Castlegate.

 The parade is a celebration of the history and proud record of the armed forces and allows the people of Aberdeen to show their respect for the role they play within our society.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2334037526917720/

Fraserburgh Fire Station Open Day 

Organiser: Fraserburgh Fire Station

Where: Fraserburgh Fire Station, Dennyduff Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 9

Date: Saturday 29th June 2019
Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: A great day out for all the family.

Events include.

*VR Experience

*Fire and Rescue demonstrations throughout the day.

*Fire safety

*CPR Training



*Face Painting

*Tea‚’s, Coffee’s and Homebake’s.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/648889098883049/

Slains summer market 

Organiser: Slains Castle Aberdeen

Where: Slains Castle Aberdeen, 14-18 Belmont Street, AB10 1JH Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 29th June 2019
Time:  12:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Slains craft market is back! Pop in for a look at our sellers from the sunshine and enjoy a yummy craft cider!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/269328543949092/

Children Fun Session

Organiser: St. Kane’s Pre-school Group

Where: New Deer Public Hall, Fordyce Terrace, AB53 6WE New Deer 

Date:  Saturday 29th June 2019
Time:  01:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Tickets are £10 per child, includes a snack box available from Amanda Davies, Jill Birnie or St Kane’s Pre School Group

Fun afternoon with DJ Nasty Disco, character mascots, party games, Glitter tattoos & Glow Sticks.

Adults teas, coffees & home bakes on sale

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1876638512458064/

Dolphinwatch Rockpooling 

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Torry Battery, Greyhope Road, AB11 8, Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 29th June 2019
Time:  04:00PM-05:00PM

Description: The rocky shore is teaming with colour, texture and life if you know where to look! Grab your wellies and join a member of the Dolphinwatch team for some close encounters with wildlife on the rocks!

We will be rockpooling on the last Saturday of every month over the summer season. The time that we run the session is dependent on the tide, so please check the event page in advance.

Booking is not required for this event and everyone is welcome! There will be a suggested cash donation of £2 on the day. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2089719527992051/?event_time_id=2089719537992050 

Fairy Day 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:  Sunday 30th June 2019
Time:  10:30AM-04:30PM

Description: The Fairies and Unicorns are descending on Deeside.  A day filled with magical adventures, mythical creatures and making memories to treasure!                                                                   

Full details on this event and tickets are available by clicking the ticketing link in the Facebook event.

For any further information please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/513823619024095/

Torry Community Fun Day

Organiser: Jesus House Torry

Where: Abbey Park, Off Victoria Road Torry. Aberdeen

Date:  Sunday 30th June 2019
Time:  01:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Summer is here again and Jesus House Torry is hosting its annual summer Barbecue and Family Fun In the Park!

Highlights Include;

Bouncy Castle, loads of children’s games, live music and plenty to eat. (All of the ones we provide are FREE!)

Entrance is FREE!!!

So why not spend the day with us

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/341718216545352/

Fairy/Troll House & Garden

Organiser: JD Outdoor Activities

Where:  Meadows, Burnside Rd, AB54 8 Huntly, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Sunday 30th June 2019
Time:  11:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Come and make a house for your fairy or troll and a little garden for them to relax in. £10 per person

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/333104250722564/

Sports Garden at Bon Accord 

Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

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

Date:  Monday 1st- Sunday 14th July 2019
Time:  09:00AM-06:00PM

Description: Don’t miss a moment of Wimbledon this year! We will be screening live tennis matches throughout July, you’re sure to ‘love’ it. The Sports Garden can be found on the upper mall outside Boots from the 1st July.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/431342280754410/

Mud Pies on Monday afternoons

Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Hazlehead Park – meet at the small swing park on Groats Road in between Hazlehead Academy and the main park itself. AB15 8BE, Groats Road 

Date: Monday 1st July 2019
Time:  01:00PM-02:30PM

Description: Calling all 2 to 5 year olds! Come along to this 5 week course with your adult to discover nature and play and explore outdoors!

We’ll have drinks and biscuits for snack, look for interesting things, do some nature crafts, have a camp fire and LOTS more including playing with diggers and soft toys and making mud pies all in the (hopefully) gorgeous Spring sunshine!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/382732769231801/?event_time_id=382732775898467

Meldrum Lego Club

Organiser: Meldrum Library

Where:  Meldrum Library, Colpy Road, AB51 0NT Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Time:  04:15PM-05:00PM

Description: A fortnightly meeting, 4.15 – 5.00pm, where primary school aged children come and build a themed model.

Upcoming themes are:

June – Dinosaurs

July – Minecraft

August – Buildings

September – Superheroes

October – Birthday parties

November – Imagination

December – Christmas

January – Sports

Parent volunteers most welcome.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/376599572979599/?event_time_id=376599582979598

BP Big Screen – JCI Picnic

Organiser: JCI Aberdeen

Where: Duthie Park 

Date:  Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Time: 06:00PM-09:30PM

Description: BP Big Screens is back and we are heading there for our July Social!  Bring your own picnic, blanket and tipple of your choice to enjoy on the green Duthie Park grass in the warm summer months.  We will aim to be there early to get a good spot and catch up before the opera begins.  Fingers crossed the weather cooperates! http://www.roh.org.uk/about/bp-big-screens/aberdeen

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/657101758081778/

AOC Productions: Shrek the Musical 

Organiser: His Majesty’s Theatre

Where: His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, AB25 1GL Aberdeen 

Date:  Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Time:  07:30PM-09:30PM

Description: AOC Productions is delighted to be returning to His Majesty’s Theatre with the Scottish Amateur Premier of Shrek the Musical.

Based on the story and characters from the Oscar winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairy tales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.

Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairy tale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1853024568139993/?event_time_id=1853024638139986

Messy Play Aberdeen-Dinosaur Detectives! 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: 46th Aberdeen Scout Group 

Date:  Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Come along and have a Roarsome time at our Dinosaur Detectives Party! Stomp with the oldest party animals on the planet and discover a messy land before time. Join the Dino trail where you’ll find a herd of messy activities including Jellysaurus, Spaghettiraptor, Fossil hunting, our caveman Rice Tea Party and more. All you need to do is come along, mess around and leave the cleaning up to us. Remember to show us your messy claws!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/335819287126449/

Crathes Outdoor Theatre: Gangsta Granny by David Williams 

Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Thursday 4th July 2019
Time:  06:30PM-09:30PM

Description: Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at Granny’s. All she wants to do is play Scrabble and eat cabbage not exactly his idea of fun! Hungry and bored, Ben goes searching for something more edible

in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than just digestives, however, it contains Granny’s biggest secret

A David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun. It could be very hungry work so come prepared with picnics and appropriate outdoor gear.

Watch out for exciting updates and further outdoor theatre nights at Crathes Castle!

Priority booking for NTS Members Thursday 28 March till Monday 1st April. To reserve your ticket e-mail  crathes@nts.org.uk  with your membership number.

Standard: £15

Child: £10

Concession (Students and Over 60s): £10

Family (2+2): £35

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/452479518625895/

Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB11 6UD, Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 5th July 2019
Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is drop in group with a variety of activities for babies and kids up to pre-school.   It’s £3 a session and as it’s parent-led activities please do help out and get stuck in.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/954976888046963/?event_time_id=954976948046957

David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny 

Organiser: Pitmedden Garden

Where: Pitmedden Garden, Pitmedden House, AB41 7PD Pitmedden 

Date:  Friday 5th July 2019
Time:  06:30PM-09:00PM

Description: Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at granny’s. All she wants to do is play scrabble and eat cabbage, not exactly his idea of fun! Hungry and bored Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than just digestives, however, it contains Granny’s biggest secret, Ben’s Granny is an international jewel thief – and she needs his help to pull off her biggest heist yet, stealing the crown jewels!

Heartbreak Productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun. It could be very hungry work, so come prepared with picnics and appropriate outdoor gear.

Illustration © Tony Ross 2011. Lettering of author’s name ¬© Quentin Blake 2010. Licensed by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

There will be soft and hot drinks and snacks available on the evening.

Dress warmly and bring a picnic and rug or low seating. Advanced booking is advised.

Date: Friday 05 July

Time: Gates open 17:30, performance starts 18:30


Adult: £15.00

Child: £12.00

Family (2+2): £45.00

***Please note tickets are non-refundable***

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/361610574673513/

Indoor Beach at Bon Accord 

Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

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

Date:  Friday 5th July 2019
Time:  09:00AM-06:00PM

Description: Our Indoor Beach will be back again from the 5th of July. Whatever your age, you will have buckets of fun down at the Indoor Beach.

Not only is the beach returning, we will be adding an exciting new attraction! Keep an eye on our social media channels to find out more.

The beach can be found on the lower mall, opposite Costa.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2712655182143014/

Sound Bath Age 12-100+

 Organiser:  Be You Healing and Beautiful YoU at Glam

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

Date:  Friday 5th July 2019
Time:  07:30PM-08:30PM

Description: A Sound Bath is an immersion in sounds and vibrations that are healing for your body, mind and soul. A Sound Bath is a relaxing meditative experience. Everything in the Universe, including our body, is composed of vibrations. Every organ and every cell in our body vibrates at a particular frequency.

Sound and vibration travels through water and as our human body is made up of over 70% water then sound and vibration can affect us at a cellular level. The healing frequencies and vibrations of the singing bowls may wash away all your stress and tension.

£10 non refundable exchange. Must be paid to secure your space. You cannot just turn up on the day.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2110521269065456/

Peterhead – Zippos Circus (5-7 July 2019) 

Organiser: Zippos Circus

Where: The Links, West Links, Peterhead AB42 2AB 

Date:  Friday 5th – Sunday 7th July 2019
Time:  07:30PM

Description: Get up to 40% off with discount code earlybirdpeterhead if you book by 2 July 2019. Tell your friends!

The Zippos Circus 2019 show is called ‘The Magnificent Top Hat’ as we celebrate the World’s Greatest Ringmaster! Incredibly, it has been 21 years since Norman Barrett MBE first performed in Zippos Circus.

Norman will present a spectacle like no other as astonishing acrobats and aerialists, amazing contortionists, clever comics and daredevil motorcyclists come together for this yea’s magnificent production.

The thrilling Brazilian Lucius Team of five motorcyclists in the famous Globe of Death will take centre stage plus, returning by popular demand, is Paulo Dos Santos’ a brilliant 3 foot 6 inches tall showman, acrobat and martial artist. They will be joined by a colourful troupe of artists from all around the world including foot jugglers, Kenyan tumblers, Cuban Springboard acrobats, knife throwers, contortionists and dancers.

Zippos Circus is on tour across the UK from Thursday 4 April 2019 to the end of October 2019. Tickets for the two-hour show (with interval) start from just £9 for adults (15 years and over) and £7.50 for children. Kids under 2 go free if they don’t occupy a seat.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/247297429537953/

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