What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 9th – 15th June 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 Session – Cove

Organiser: Messy Moments

Where: Altens Community Centre

Date:  Friday 8th June 2018
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/587041828340716/

A Tour of Girdleness & RSPB Dolphinwatch

 Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service
Where: Torry Battery, Aberdeen AB11 8

Date: Friday 8th June 2018
Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Join a guided walk with a Countryside Ranger to discover some local history and learn about the wildlife of the area.  There is a good chance of seeing dolphins in Aberdeen Harbour with RSPB Dolphinwatch.

Meet in the Torry Battery car park just off Greyhope Road.

Booking essential – 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/428492050931072/

Family Disco

Where: Station Hotel, Station Brae, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 9BD 

Date:  Friday 8th June 2018
Time:  7:00PM – 00:30AM

Description: After the success of our last family disco at the end of 2017 we have decided to hold another one again raising funds for Auchterellon Under 5s!

Tickets cost £5 per person (under 3s FREE) and can be purchased from myself (Cindy Hazzard) or Sarah Louise Nicolson.

We will have face painting and lucky dips for the kids again and 3 amazing raffle prizes…..see event details over the next few days for more info!!!!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1840032999351933/

Thistle Street Food Market

Organiser: The West End, Aberdeen
Where:  Thistle Street, Aberdeen

Date: Saturday 9th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 03:00PM

Description: Our next Thistle Street Food Market is scheduled for Saturday 9th June from 10am to 3pm, with a fabulous array of artisan food and drink producers ready to arm you with sumptuous delights.

Choose from Mediterranean delicacies including gorgeous tapenade, locally made fresh sour dough breads or scrumptious soft drinks, cupcakes, traybakes, gin, specialist cuts of meat and much more, our market is the perfect choice to pick up everything you might need for your summer parties.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/606209369757139/

NCT Nearly New Sale 

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City and Shire Nearly New Sales

Where: Portlethen Academy, Portlethen, Aberdeenshire AB12 4QL 

Date:   Saturday 9th June 2018
Time: 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Description: It’s time for our second Nearly New Sale of the year, just in time to refresh the summer wardrobe.

Our friendly volunteers are on hand for advice and help during the sale, if you have a shopping list ask a volunteer to point you in the right direction.

 We will lend you a shopping bag to collect your goodies in then have a one stop checkout with chip and pin facilities, also a reclaim area where large bulky items can be safely left whilst you continue to shop.

 Cots, toys, highchairs, walkers, puzzles, bouncy chairs, bikes, ride on’s, bumbo’s, stair gates, more toys, books, DVD’s, computer games, curtains, lampshades, bedding, maternity equipment & clothing, dressing up clothes, more toys, moses baskets, prams, slings, re-useable nappies, clothes carefully displayed from newborn up to approx 10 years, scooters, carriers, playmats, bouncy chairs, jumperoo’s, travel cots, kids furniture – all dependant on what our sellers decide to bring! We can’t sell baby car seats or non PAT tested items that require a plug.

 Our sales are 100% powered by volunteers and a % of the takings goes back into the NCT the UK’s largest parenting charity to support work locally and nationally.

 Ready to become a seller? Keep an eye out on our facebook page for registration opening

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/302538046941397

Clerkhill Primary Summer Fayre 

Organiser: Clerkhill School PSA
Where: Clerkhill School, Cairntrodlie, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire 

Date:   Saturday 9th June 2018
Time:  12:00PM – 04:00PM

Description: Come along to our annual Summer Fayre, guaranteed to be fun for everyone!!

More details to follow soon!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/599029137125243/

Ferryhill School Family Fun Day

 Organiser: Ferryhill Baby And Toddler Group
Where: Ferryhill Primary School, Caledonian Place, Aberdeen 

Date:   Saturday 9th June 2018
Time:  12:00PM – 02:00PM

Description: Please join us for a fun family picnic in the Ferryhill school field. We’ll have sausages and burgers on the BBQ, cold soft drinks and a load of family activities including a bouncy castle, 5-a-side/beat the goalie, face painting, tattoos and more…. Just bring your own picnic blanket & basket.

The final event of the day will be the raffle prize draw at 2PM.

Raffle prizes are meanwhile up to £4,400 worth of accommodation, fitness, wellness, shopping and dining vouchers. Raffle books are available from the Ferryhill House Hotel, the Church Cafe, or you can send a message to Angela Wigham, Claire Gaskin, Laura Gerrard or Jill Jolly.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2050979915175152/

Messy Play Session – Aberdeen 

Organiser: Messy Moments
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen City Centre, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen,  AB24 5EF 

Date:   Saturday 9th June 2018
Time:  01:00PM – 02:00PM

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/586797745012925/

Catterline Gala 2018 

Organiser: Catterline Gala
Where: Catterline 

Date:   Saturday 9th June 2018
Time: 01:30PM

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/555472744806046/

Fyvie Live 2018 (official) 

Organiser: Fyvie Castle &  George Walker Event Management

Where: Fyvie Castle, Turriff, AB53 8JS 

Date:   Saturday 9th June 2018
Time: 02:00PM – 10:00PM

Description: The biggest and best line-up on the famous FYVIE LIVE stage is coming! Join us for this top date open-air family concert at one of Scotland’s most historic landmarks. Packed line-up of live music and entertainment. Great quality food outlets, bars, crafts and picnics on the lawn at what the press has branded the UK’s ‘posh T in the park’ and biggest party in town!

World class line-up main stage, more added: WARD THOMAS (Ward Thomas) ** MAIN STREET featuring stars from EMMERDALE ** DIRTY HARRY BLONDIE TRIBUTE ** THE WYNNTOWN MARSHALS ** JOEL GARDNER ** MASS PIPES AND DRUMS ** FIREWORKS GRAND FINALE ** Special guest host Emmerdale’s CHRIS CHITTELL

Advance booking is essential to save and avoid disappointment. Thank you for your understanding. Gates open 2pm, main show 7pm-10pm. Tickets just now are £28 plus standard booking fees. FREE parking. Under 5s FREE. Admission strictly by ticket only ON SALE NOW.

How to Get There

Parking on site is free. Taxis can drop off and pick up. Special event buses and coaches will be running from the surrounding areas, but SEATS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE by calling Bain’s Coaches on 01651 872365.

What to Bring

You are invited to bring your own picnic chairs, tables and rugs and select your preferred spot from which to enjoy the entertainment. Please be mindful of others when setting up and please note NO gazebos or tents may be brought in as these would obstruct the view for others. Please feel free to bring your own picnics, however we will have a great selection of catering outlets and bars open all afternoon and evening. Due to safety regulations no BBQs or naked flames allowed. Well behaved dogs on leads are more than welcome, however please be aware that this is a concert with loud music and fireworks. Thank you for your understanding.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1297148823762281

Open Farm Sunday

 Organiser: The Devenick Dairy
Where: Banchory Devenick, Aberdeenshire 

Date:   Sunday 10th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 05:00PM

Description: This year we are taking part in national open farm Sunday. If you have ever wanted to learn a bit more about farming and see some farm animals close up then come along.

There will be

* Trailer rides round the fields to see our free range dairy herd and hear about how we care for them and how they produce such tasty milk

*Piggy racing, bet on your favourite piggy winner (no cash bets will actual be taken)

*Calf bottle feeding demonstrations and talk

*Calf tunnel walks

*Mini farm yard with a range of animals to see

*Farmers market with local producers (list to follow)

* BBQ using our own home reared meat which has been butchered on site

*Bouncy castle

*Face painting

There is something for all the family.

The Tin Coo shop and cafe will also be open as usual for food and little ones soft play.

Pricing details to follow later.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

#openfarmsunday #tincoo

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/582226022176772/

Military Vehicle Tattoo 

Organiser: Grampian Transport Museum

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

Date:  Sunday 10th June 2018
Time:  11:30AM – 04:30PM

Description: The Military Vehicle Tattoo will be a gathering of historic military hardware, with demonstrations, rides and period displays.

We have had a phenomenal response from military enthusiasts, groups and collectors and we can guarantee a great day out for all the family.

If you have a military vehicle which you would like to take along you will find the entry form on our website (link posted below)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/933135273521440

Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Bridge of Don

Organiser: Close And Calm

Where: St. Columba’s Church, Braehead Way, Aberdeen,  AB22 8RR 

Date: Friday 15th June 2018
Time: 9:30AM – 10:45AM

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

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.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2001829326773354

Baby & toddler morning 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:  Friday 15th June 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 01:00PM

Description: Come along to Belwade Farm and enjoy lots of fun with your little ones.

Have a stroll around out magical woodland introduce your little ones to some of our ponies before coming indoors and enjoying some nursery rhymes, music, stories, toys, crafts & more.

Great social morning to spend with friends and meet new people.  Biscuits & diluting juice will be included and for parents the bistro will be open if you fancy a tea, coffee or maybe lunch afterwards.

Cost is £3 per baby/child payable on the day.  Please book ahead of the day by calling 013398 85398 or emailing lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org .

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/425002417972656/

Kids summer disco! 

Organiser: Jennifer Bird And Donna Taylor
Where: Daviot Village Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Friday 15th June 2018
Time: 06:30PM – 08:00PM

Description: *Daviot Playgroup Fundraising*

*Pre-school – Primary 7 Children Welcome*

Summer disco!

Pre school £2.50 | Primary school age £3

Disco by scotty G entertainment!

Glow sticks and tuck shop! | Transfer tattoos! | Glitter tattoos! (Additional charges apply)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/201502613933580/

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.