What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 6th – 12th 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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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/

 George Street Market 

Organiser: Greater George Street Traders’ Association

Where:  Greater George Street Traders’ Association, AB25 

Date:  Saturday 6th July 2019 Time: 09:00AM-03:00PM


         Saturday, 6th JULY, 2019

         Saturday, 7th SEPTEMBER, 2019

         Saturday, 2nd NOVEMBER, 2019

10 am to 4 pm

George Street, Aberdeen

(Adjacent to Bon Accord Centre and John Lewis)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1970087556441216/

Rock Pooling at Cove 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Cove Bay, Balmoral Terrace Cove, AB12 3NP Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 6th July 2019 Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Residents of the rock pools need to be tough where life is constantly changing, and every tide may bring in new arrivals.  Join a Countryside Ranger at Cove for an opportunity to explore the rock pools, meet some of the rock pool residents and create some wild beach art.

This is a family friendly event (all under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Please wear wellies or sensible footwear and dress for the weather.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/541230013031574/

Tree climbing at Aden Country Park 6th JULY 2019 

Organiser: Wild Tree Adventures

Where: Aden Country Park, Station Rd, AB42 5FQ Mintlaw 

Date:  Saturday 6th July 2019 Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Come climb up into the canopy of an amazing Copper Beech tree Aden Country Park, using ropes and safety equipment, up to 20m! For all ages 6 to 60+ and for all the family.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/356892385088137/

Saturday Forest Club 

Organiser: Aden Country Park Fairy Woods

Where:  Aden Country Park Fairy Woods 

Date: Saturday 6th July 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Come along for some forest fun for the first of our monthly forest club sessions.  We will be getting to know the site with games and forest fun as well as cooking our snack on the campfire.  All ages welcome however, we would ask parents to stay, our first session  is 6th July from 10.30am to 12.30.  If you would like to join us please message our page

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1183882631782520/

Danestone Community Gala 

Organiser: Danestone Community Centre

Where: Danestone, AB22 8, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 6th July 2019 Time: 11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Community Event

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2250972005160071/

Ballater Craft Fair 

Organiser: Focus Craft Fairs

Where: Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater, Station Square, AB35 5QB Ballater, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 6th-Sunday 7th July 2019 Time:  11:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Beautiful selection of original art and crafted items from our talented artisan members.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2189798807709203/

Summer Picnic and Highland Games 

Organiser: Culsalmond Community Hall

Where: Culsalmond Community Education Centre, AB52 6UH Insch 

Date:  Saturday 6th July 2019 Time:  11:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Bring your picnic and come along to Culsalmond Community Centre and enjoy a fun family day.

There will be Highland games for all the family to participate in and Kids get a free ice cream Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/903897046616029/

Huntly Fire Station Open Day 

Organiser: Huntly Community Fire Station

Where: Huntly Community Fire Station, King Street, AB54 8HP Huntly, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 6th July 2019 Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Our annual Fire Station Open Day is on Saturday 6th July! Like this event to keep updated on attractions that will be there on the day. Hope to see you all there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2193092954335673/

Potterton Picnic In The Park 

Organiser: Potterton Community

Where: Panmure Gardens, AB23 8, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 6th July 2019 Time:  12:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Potterton Picnic In the Park will return this year on Saturday 6th July from 12noon onwards at the Park on Panmure Gardens.  Free event – bring along your own food and drink, picnic blanket or chair and join in the fun and games. As usual we will arrange games throughout the afternoon with Football, sports day games and Welly Wanging.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/562299777626467/

Balance Bikers at Hazlehead Park 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Hazlehead Park 

Date:  Sunday 7th July 2019 Time:  09:30AM-11:30AM

Description: As British Cycling coaches we are experts in teaching children to ride.

Our sessions are FUN, CHALLENGING & PROGRESSIVE.  They are 30 minutes long, booking is essential!

Developing the riders CONFIDENCE is at the heart of what we do.

Whether you’re new to it all, or riding well already, this is the session for you!  Suitable for ages 18 months to 4 years old.  Bikes and helmets available to borrow.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2372602959417239/?event_time_id=2372602996083902

Sports Garden at Bon Accord

Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

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

Date: Sunday 7th-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/

Aden Country Park 7TH JULY 2019 

Organiser: Wild Tree Adventures

Where: Aden Country Park, Station Rd, AB42 5FQ Mintlaw 

Date:  Sunday 7th July 2019 Time:  10:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Come climb up into the canopy of an amazing Copper Beech tree Aden Country Park, using ropes and safety equipment, up to 20m! For all ages 6 to 80+ and for all the family.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/323211711854702/

Home-Start Family Funday 

Organiser: Home Start Deeside

Where:  Bellfield Park, Banchory 

Date:  Sunday 7th July 2019 Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Home-Start Deeside, Alford and Strathdon are hosting a family funday and everyone is invited.

Sunday 7th July

10 am –  2 pm

Bellfield Park, Banchory

There will be:

– Face painting

– Adults and Kids Tombola

– Kids races

– Bouncy castle

– Tea, Coffee with Homebakes and BBQ

And lots more!!!!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1185395974954402/

David Walliam’s Gangsta Granny at Leith Hall 

Organiser: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate

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

Date:  Sunday 7th July 2019 Time:  06:00PM-08:00PM

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 bestseller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join  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.

Advance booking is advised.

Suitable for children aged 7+

Running time: 2 hours (including interval)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/652303318558548/

Kids Holiday Club – Blackburn Aberdeen 

Organiser: Party Box Aberdeen

Where: Kinellar Community Hall, Fintray Road, Blackburn, Kinellar, Aberdeenshire, AB21 0JQ   

Date:  Monday 8th – Friday 12th July 2019 Time:  08:30AM-04:30PM

Description: Open to all kids ages 5 -12 for the best Holiday Experiences right here in Aberdeen.

Main experiences include:

Foam Party

Dinosaur Experiences

Virtual Reality & video gaming

Lego building

Slip & Slide with foam


Arts & Crafts

Electric scooters & Pony Cycles

Bouncy Castles


Slime Making

Fun Experiments



Forest treasure hunt

Slushies, Popcorn & Candyfloss

And loads more…

Includes Snacks & treats.

Running Daily from 8-July to 19-July on weekdays.

Book a full week at £28 per day or single days for £30 per day

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/414383205832231/

Summer Football Camp 

Organiser: Bennachie Leisure Centre

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

Date:  Monday 8th – 19th July 2019 Time:  09:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Learn techniques and skills to become a great player.

For boys and girls aged 6-14

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1014013342321613/

 Hip Hop Home Camp Vol.3

Organiser: Street Kings Dance School

Where: Ruthrieston Community Centre, 532-536 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 7LL 

Date:  Monday 8th July 2019 Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Street Kings Dance School proudly presents:


Come and master your skills in Hip Hop, Breaking, Popping and House styles! And as a bonus – master class about DJ:ing from our special guest!

This year our summer camp is opened to all boys and girls age 7-15! For younger/older age, please PM for details.

Price – £70 for the whole week!

SPECIAL PRICE –  £55, ONLY if you register and pay before 15th of May!

Running time –  10 am to 3 pm.

If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact me via PM, email to


or simply call/text 07501294963.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/594724301038884/

Get creative! 

Organiser: Meldrum Library

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

 Date: Monday 8th July 2019 Time:  09:00AM-07:00PM

Description: Design a bookmark to promote reading or to show your love of reading. Part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

Drop in any time during opening hours, no booking necessary.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/478432862698750/

HALF DAY Adventure at Aden Country Park 9TH JULY 2019 

Organiser: Wild Tree Adventures

Where: Aden Country Park, Station Rd, AB42 5FQ Mintlaw 

Date: Tuesday 9th July 2019 Time: 10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Book Now for an exclusive Half-Day Adventure £75pp for Wild Tree Adventures up to 20m in an amazing Copper Beech tree at ADEN COUNTRY PARK.

For all ages 8-60+ and a Half-Day session of 3 hours gives you oddles of time to enjoy and explore. Please see full Booking Terms & Conditions and FAQs.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/207088600177039/

Love Rara Mer Experience 

Organiser: Love Rara

Where: Love Rara, Beach Leisure Centre, AB24 5NR Aberdeen   

Date:  Wednesday 10th July 2019 Time:  09:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Love Rara Mer Experience

This is an all day workshop where your child will become a mermaid/merman for the day.

Whats included in the price:

**Swimming session 9:30-10:30am if your child is tail ready and have completed our 8 week course they can swim with fin, otherwise we will be training to become fin ready.

** Mer Tea party at Lunch time and snacks will be provided throughout day.

** Hair Braiding by Beauboxbraids

** Mer Singing and Dancing

** Craft to take home

** Mer make up

** Mer Slime

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1055521247990594/

Free! Puppet shows 

Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, AB11 5BY   

Date:  Wednesday 10th July 2019 Time:  10:45AM-11:05AM

Description: Enjoy free 20-minute puppet shows with www.kidglovespuppets.co.uk

Free: please donate to support the Family Fun programme

3-12 yrs and their grown-ups

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/724619594599751/

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

 Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:  Thursday 11th July 2019 Time:  11:30AM-03:30PM

Description: Bring a rug, picnic & your favourite teddy to enjoy a fun family day out.  Harry’s new friend Winnie will be helping with all the activities on the day.

This event will be weather dependant so no need to book in advance.

Pay on the day £5 per child.

Included is our mini horse trail around the farm.

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

Teddy bear craft time

Teddy dancing with Winnie

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

A glitter tattoo for each child

Outdoor toys, games available for play

Full magical woodland open

Visit the Belwade ponies

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

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/868579533486137/

Summer at Crathes Castle 

Organiser: Exclusively Highlands

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

Date: Friday 12th July 2019 Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: The finest Arts Craft & Foods and this year music come to Crathes Castle for our Summer at Crathes Fair.  Throughout the first two floors of the Castle, the Horsemill, and in the Courtyard this really is an event not to be missed.  Uniquely beautiful crafts and sumptuous fabulous foods will vie for your attention together with street food and great music.  From local Gins & Beer, watercolours & prints, aromatic candles, horncraft, glass & metal furniture  to celtic tweeds, silverware, patisserie, seafood, local meats, cheese, belgian chocolates, ceramics the list is extensive and all hand made in Scotland – a magical 3 days to choose from!

£4 per Adult & Children Free

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/522027421615352/

Summer Inflatable Fun Day 

Organiser: Get set bounce

Where: Fraserburgh Leisure Centre big hall Date:  Friday 12th July 2019 Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description:  Time to start the holiday !!!

Inflatable  fun day with various types of inflatables.

from bouncy castles  to obstacle courses to rodeo sheep and soft play area

There will also be various refreshments teas coffee hot snacks etc. provided by the  Leisure center  and of course slush popcorn candy floss

sessions  during the day

10am -12pm all age ranges

1pm-3pm all age ranges

3:30pm -5pm Session for additional needs this will be a restricted to smaller group session  if you require more info to assess suitability please give us a call  01346 532123

The layout may change but at present there will be :

Toddler bouncy castle and soft play section

 2 inflatable obstacle courses / fun runs

 Large and smaller bouncy castles

 Gladiator duel battle zone

 Bungee run

 Shaun the Rodeo sheep

amongst other inflatables and music

 with seating for parents etc.

Refreshments will be on sale provided by the Leisure Centre catering team.

Also there will be slush, candy floss and popcorn available to purchase on day.

The hall will be full of inflatables and attractions for all ages.

Sounds Fun?

So….Don’t wait… and get your tickets today to secure your child’s entry. tickets on sale now!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2382061851833302/

31st Stonehaven Folk Festival 

Organiser: Stonehaven Folk Festival

Where: Stonehaven Folk Festival

Date:  Friday 12th- Sunday 14th July 2019 Time:  03:00PM-11:59PM

Description:  31st annual Festival of music and song in the lovely coastal town of Stonehaven.

  Friday night guests: Hannah Rarity, Dowally and Dervish

  Saturday guests: Malinky, Breabach

  Sunday night guests: Gnoss, Steph Geremia Trio, Duncan Chisholm

A weekend of contemporary and traditional “folk” music with Concerts in the Town Hall, sessions, workshops, singarounds and the World Paper’n’Comb Championship and the world’s only Aqua Ceilidh.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/497406937385185/


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