What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 15th – 21st September 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**

Balance Bikers, Crathes Hall, Banchory – Saturdays

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Crathes Village Hall, Banchory, Aberdeenshire   

Date:  Saturday 15th September 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:00AM

Description: Suitable for all children and abilities between the ages of 18 months old to 5 years old.  As British Cycling coaches we are experts in teaching children to ride.


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!

Please let us know if you’d like to borrow a bike and helmet

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/647535515626362/?event_time_id=647535592293021

Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project Visitor Centre Tour 

Organiser: TechFest

Where: Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project   

Date:  Saturday 15th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: ***FREE EVENT***

Dragados UK, principal contractor for the Aberdeen Expansion Project, are delighted to join the TechFest 2018 by opening the doors of our project Visitor Centre.

The Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project Visitor Centre affords the general public from the North East of Scotland the opportunity to gain an insight into one of the most ambitious marine engineering projects in Scotland for many decades.

You will be able to learn about the background of the development, the different construction activities underway, the environmental protection measures being deployed, and some of the history of the area. Furthermore, the Visitor Centre offers the opportunity to see real-time works from a privileged position.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445751935927408/

Hillside School Fundraising Family Fun Day 

Where: Newlands Drive, Portlethen Aberdeenshire, AB12 4

Date:  Saturday 15th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Take the kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews or just come along for a BBQ and/or cuppa.

Fantastic games for all ages, a toddler section, a wide range of inflatables, climbing wall, obstacle bike track & much more!

All funds raised goes straight back into the school for the children.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/235266887172970/

AMS Scale Model Show 2018 

Organiser: AMS Scale Model Show 2018

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 15th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Second hosting of our annual scale model show featuring 100’s of scale models, competition, make n take, trade table, kit swap, demonstrations, real aircraft cockpit, Lego stalls and much more

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2090309674567568/

The Joys of Maths: Maths Week!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Wednesday 12th Sunday 16th September 2018

Description: Using hands on activities, we will explore the cool side of numbers and uncover how mathematics helps us understand the world around us.

Learning about the relevance of maths in our everyday lives we will embrace the mathematics that is all around us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2026219514106208/?event_time_id=2026219537439539

Open Doors at Pitmedden 

Organiser: Pitmedden Garden

Where: Pitmedden Garden, Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire AB41 7PD

Date:  Saturday 15th September 2018
Time:  10:30AM-04:30PM

Description: Enjoy a fun day out and indulge in the beauty of the Historic Walled Garden and its Museum of Farming Life. Explore the wonderful Sculpture Exhibition outside and Art Exhibiton above the Stables, find all our sundials and discover our many varities of apple trees, trained along the 17th century walls. There’s a lot to explore at Pitmedden Garden!

Enjoy all of this for FREE on Saturday 15th September, whether you’re visiting again or this is your first time, there’s something for everyone!

Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm, last admission 4pm


More information on www.nts.org.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2091759164170429/

Family BBQ/Fun Day – Orchard Brae School

Organiser: Friends of Orchard Brae/Orchard Brae Connect

Where: Friends of Orchard Brae/Orchard Brae Connect, Howes Road, Aberdeen AB16 7RW 

Date:  Saturday 15th September 2018
Time:  11:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Friends of Orchard Brae wish to invite you to a Family BBQ/Fun Day

BBQ, Games, School Stalls, Raffle

Tickets will be available from school after Summer Holidays. Adults £3 / Kids £1.50 (includes BBQ Food).

All proceeds to help running and maintenance of school mini buses.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/214455839178638/

Meet the Bees – The Last Waggledance

Organiser: Formartine’s

Where: Formartine’s Shop & Eatery, Tarves, Aberdeenshire AB51 0

Date: Saturday 15th September 2018
Time:  11:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Your last chance this year to MEET THE BEES.

Come along on SAT 15th SEPTEMBER and the beekeepers from Udny Provender will introduce you to the lovely bees that live at Formartines and make our delicious Haddo Honey.

Bee talks and hive visits at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

NO NEED TO BOOK. FREE EVENT. Gather out front at your preferred time.

Honey made by the bees you have just met is available to buy and why not stay a while and enjoy a coffee and cake or a delicious lunch.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2138957456375132/

NCT Newmacher Nearly New Sale 

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City and Shire Nearly New Sales

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

Date:  Saturday 15th September 2018
Time:  02:00PM-03:30PM

Description: It’s time for our second Newmacher Nearly New Sale.

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.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2183610571655784/

Wild Adaptations presented by Lizzie Daly 

Organiser: TechFest and University of Aberdeen

Where: Arts Lecture Theatre, University of Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 15th September 2018
Time:  02:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Tickets now available! Buy tickets at Aberdeen Box Office:


How does a hagfish defend itself from predatory sharks? Who is the best at camouflage in the animal kingdom? How do species adapt to living in the deep sea ocean?

Cbeebies presenter and wildlife superstar @LizzieDalyWildlife knows! Join Lizzie as she explores some of the animal kingdoms most wacky and wild adaptations!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/504472736622824/

Championship Tractor Pull 2018 

Organiser: Scottish Tractor Pullers Club

Where: BA Country Store, Westhill, Aberdeenshire   

Date: Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September 2018
Time:  05:00PM-09:30PM

Description: The Scottish Championship Tractor Pull returns to BA Stores, Dunecht, Aberdeenshire on the 15th and 16th of September.

This year we host the final British Points round for Super Farm, Limited Prostock, Super Sport AND Light Modifieds!! Plus guest pullers!

Pulling starts at 5pm on Saturday the 15th with the final British Points rounds plus fireworks show to finish the night. Sunday the 16th sees the final points round of the Scottish Championship from 12pm onwards.

On site camping facilities are available for the weekend with excellent toilet and shower facilities.

Entry Fees: Adult One Day: £10 | Adult Weekend Pass: £18 | Concession: £5 per day | Under 12’s FREE

Camping Fees Per Pitch: Friday 14th £12 | Saturday 15th £15

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1878499422446521/?event_time_id=1878499435779853

The Middleton Trust Fun Runs 

Organiser: The Middleton Trust

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

Date:  Sunday 16th September 2018
Time:  09:00AM-02:00PM

Description: The uniquely popular Ellon road races, consisting of the usual 10k & 3k also after last years success we are continuing the 5k & 600m children’s races which allow us to cater for all running abilities.

Many prizes to be had in all race categories with cash on offer in the 10K & 5K.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/385823161921132/

Techfest Eureka 

Organiser: The Barn

Where: The Barn, Burn o Bennie, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QA 

Date:  Sunday 16th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Techfest Eureka day returns to the Barn again for a fun filled day of STEAM activities that encourages learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.  With hands-on activities, performances and demonstrations suitable for the whole family this interactive and educational experience is not to be missed!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/993553424155635/

Eureka Day@The Bettridge Centre 

Organiser: TechFest and Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Sunday 16th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: No need to book, just turn up. £2 entry – Under 3’s free

TechFest is coming to Newtonhill. If Aberdeen is a bit out of your way or you can’t manage the Activity Weekend fear not!!!

Come along to our TechFest Eureka event at Newtonhill’s Bettridge Centre.

Live Wire Productions will be presenting ‘Who Says I’m a Windbag!’ – a fun, witty production demonstrating how your lungs work and how they cope with the polluted environment of today. Watch out for those Lung Cloggers!

TechFest will also be presenting a variety of workshops:

Wild About Maths – puzzles, challenges and problem solving revolving around the natural world

Bizzare Bones – Which part of your body is stronger than steel?

Amazing Aberdeen – Come and learn about the scientists and engineers who have made Aberdeen the incredible city it is!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2204816596422316/

Doors Open Day 

Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

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

Date:  Sunday 16th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: In partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, we’re encouraging people to visit Castle Fraser free of charge on Sunday 16th September.

To celebrate this day we’ll be showing some pieces from our costume collection that aren’t normally on display, including a military outfit.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/508466716271359/

In Town Without My Car Day 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events

Where: Union Street and Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Date:  Sunday 16th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:30PM

Description: Taking place in Union Street and Belmont Street from 10am to 4.30pm on Sunday 16 September, In Town With My Car Day features lots of free, fun, family-friendly activities and information stalls to help people find out more about public transport, responsible car use, cycling, and walking alternatives to using a car.

In Town Without Your Car Day and European Mobility week are supported by the GetAbout partnership which includes Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils plus NESTRANS, NHS, Energy Saving Trust, RGU, University of Aberdeen and NESCOL, and aims to promote sustainable transport in the North East of Scotland.

In Town Without My Car Day is free to attend and everyone is welcome.

Further Information on ITWMCD can be found at aberdeencity.gov.uk/ITWMCD or by contacting the city events team on 01224 522802 or cityevents@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/282936198977709/

Deeside Local Food Festival 2018 

Organiser: Deeside Local Food Festival

Where: Cults Academy, Cults Aberdeen AB15 9 

Date:  Sunday 16th September 2018
Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: A one day festival to bring people together to celebrate local food and drink.  We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/550833631980625/


Organiser: Balmedie Leisure Centre

Where: Balmedie Leisure Centre, Eigie Road, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire AB23 8YF 

Date:  Sunday 16th September 2018
Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM


Inflatables inside and outside including:-

Chair plane swings | Roundabout | 40ft Snake | Hook a duck | Bouncy castles | Football inflatable

For the adults too….RODEO BULL

Coffee Shop will be open for a selection of food and alcoholic beverages.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2038803092836612/

Ferryhill Kids – Monday Group

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, Aberdeen.

Date:  Monday 17th September 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Monday Group is for crawling babies and older. It’s a volunteer-led group and everyone helps out.  The more hands the lighter the work!

It’s an informal setting for parents/carers to relax in whilst little ones play with different array of toys/equipment or take part in craft activities.

Session is £3 and snack is included for your child (please let the volunteers on the day know of any allergies). This is a drop in group so no need to book in advance or block book.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/286562228608115/?event_time_id=286562268608111

Balance Bikers at Hazlehead – Tuesdays

Organiser: Balance Bikers

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

Date:  Tuesday 18th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:15AM

Description: Suitable for all children and abilities between the ages of 18 months old to 5 years old. As British Cycling coaches we are experts in teaching children to ride.


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!

Please let us know if you’d like to borrow a bike and helmet

The session is held by Groats Road and not within Hazlehead Park.  We will meet near a small car park near the site of the former caravan park.  This is near the entrance to Harlaw Academy Playing Fields, accessed from Groats Road.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/484844351943273/?event_time_id=484844405276601

Ferryhill Kids – Baby Group (Wednesdays)

 Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, Aberdeen

Date:  Wednesday 19th September 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Wednesday is the Baby Group, come along and help set up.  Chat to other parents/carers whilst your babies play and interact with one another.

£3 per session and it’s a drop in group so no need to book in advance.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767924926626209/?event_time_id=1767924963292872

Balance Bikers at Westburn Park – Thursdays 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Westburn Park, Aberdeen

Date:  Thursday 20th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:15AM

Description: Suitable for all children and abilities between the ages of 18 months old to 5 years old.

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


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!

Please let us know if you’d like to borrow a bike and helmet

We will meet behind the playpark and skatepark within Westburn Park

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/477867759306156/?event_time_id=477867839306148

Free! Creative license 

Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery And Museums

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

Date:  Friday 21st September 2018
Time:  10:30-12:30

Description: Break free from rules and let your imagination run wild in this freestyle craft and build session. We’ll provide the materials, you bring along the ideas!

3-12 yrs

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/440915806395634/

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.