What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 5th – 11th May 2018


What’s on in Aberdeen City & Shire for Kids and Families

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**

Moments for Mums

Organiser: Starsparks

Where: The Haven in Stonehaven 

Date: Friday 4th May 2018
Time: 8:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: A morning retreat including yoga, mindfulness and lunch. Honoring the important role of motherhood and how we can sustain our own self care for the benefit of ourselves and families.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/581836865501852/

Old Aberdeen’s Architectural Secrets

Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: King’s College, Aberdeen, Ab24 3EB, Aberdeen AB24 3FX

Date:  Friday 4th May 2018
Time:  7:30PM – 09:00PM

Description: Learn about the ‘Aultoun’ and its buildings, from the medieval Snow Kirk and Kings College to the artisan housing of the 18th and 19th century, and the hidden secrets of the university campus, including the secret Snow Kirk, the Macrobert Memorial Garden, and the delightful 18th century buildings of the Chanonry. Bishop Elphinstone was the founder of Kings College, little did he know at the end of the 15th century that many centuries of building of both sacred and secular kinds would rise up around his new university, and that the Protestant troops of General Monck would destroy St Machar Cathedral with their scavenging for stones to build up their hastily-planned fort on Castlehill in the New Town. For anyone who ever wondered ‘if walls could talk…’!

Meet at Kings College entry path, High Street.

Not suitable for disabled or those with mobility problems

Suitable for all ages

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/243820176190742

Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment

Organiser: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre

Where: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Ave, Aberdeen AB23 8BL

Date:  Wednesday 2nd – Sunday 6th May 2018
Time: 10:00AM – 6:30PM

Description: Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favourite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.

Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney/Pixar’s Cars race across the ice like you’ve never seen before! Dive into adventure with Ariel in The Little Mermaid’s enchanted undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of

Sunnyside Daycare in their most daring adventure ever! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen, as they learn that true love comes from within. What’s more, don’t miss the chance to warm up at the Fit to Dance pre-show party!

From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favourite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/182192049019404

CPR Training

Organiser: St. Johns Scotland

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

Date: Saturday 5th May 2018
Time:  9:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: Come along and learn life-saving CPR skills at this free event!

You can drop in anytime between 10am – 2pm, and all ages are welcome.

It’s quick, simple and it could help save a life in an emergency.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1708328019255557/

Lizzie’s Tea Party for Diabetes 2018

Organiser: Cat and Lizzie Scripps

Where: Church Green, Ballater, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Saturday 5th May 2018
Time:  9:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Lizzie’s annual tea party on the green in aid of the InDependent Diabetes Trust Dream Trust, which supports children in developing countries with Type 1 diabetes.

Lots of food, fun and entry is by donation – stay as long as you like.

If weather really poor this event will move to the Victoria and Albert Halls.

Thank you to Daidh Barr and Glenmuick Church for their support with this event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1304460009697733/

BodyFIT for Mums FREE TASTER Session

 Organiser: SM Fitness

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

 Date:  Saturday 5th May 2018
Time: 9:15AM – 10:00AM

Description: BodyFIT for Mums is a circuit based class consisting of 10-12 stations specifically designed for Pre and Post natal women.

Babies are more than welcome and we have a play area to keep them amused whilst you work out.

Our classes consist of small groups up to 12 people (maximum) to ensure quality coaching and support throughout.

This session is absolutely FREE!

If you like what you see you can sign up at the taster session and receive £1 off EVERY session in your first block.

There will be other promotions running in parallel to this offer, keep your eye out for those on our FB page!

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, Please contact via PM on Facebook, mobile or email to book your space and for further information. You will receive confirmation of your space.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1676416239106059/

Coastal Play

 Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

 Date:  Saturday 5th May 2018
Time:  9:45AM – 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/2021257274812719

Have you seen our latest post on our visits to All Bar One?

May AMoC Market

 Organiser: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts

Where: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts, Methodist Church Crown Terrace, Aberdeen AB11 6HE

Date:  Saturday 5th May 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Our monthly indoor arts & crafts market will have over 20 stalls. Discover unique design led handmade products sold directly by the makers. It is a friendly and relaxed market and showcases an eclectic mix of artists and makers from the local area and with new makers and crafters every month, there will always be something new to see.

Interested in selling at one of our events. Click on the link below to find out more and apply


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/144931632835813

Castle Fraser Plant Sale

Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2018
Time: 11:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Castle Fraser’s annual Plant sale is back on the 5th & 6th May 2018. From 11 am come and add a bit of colour to your garden in time for summer and get a wide selection of herbaceous plants picked at your request from our Estate garden.

We will also have been having various crafts for children on the day provided by the North East Ranger Service such as paint a pot and plant it with sunflower seeds, then watch them grow throughout the summer; make some cress animals and take a walk around our butterfly trail.

Then end your day in our Castle tearoom.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2029514037307724

Superhero Highland Games

 Organiser: Auchenblae Primary Parent Council

Where: Auchenblae Primary School

 Date:  Saturday 5th May 2018
Time: 12:00PM – 3:00PM

Description: Please come along to our Superhero themed Highland Games at Auchenblae Primary School; children of all ages welcome to compete. We have lots of fun stalls and a disco bouncy castle if you don’t want to enter the Games. You are welcome to dress up or just come as you are.

Refreshments such as tea, coffee, juice, cakes, hot dogs, burgers, soup, candy floss, popcorn and fruit (lots of gluten free & vegan friendly choices available). Enterprise stalls selling goodies, raffles, Greenbean Coffee Shop, Beechwood Services, Police Scotland, Castleton Farm Shop and Howe The Mearns Pipe Band will be there too.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1061465220673530/

Family Roller Disco – Two Sessions

Organiser: United SK8S

Where: Beach Leisure Centre, Aberdeen AB24 5NR

Date:  Saturday 5th May 2018
Time:  3:00PM – 4:30PM OR 5:00PM – 6:30PM

Description: Another SK8 Date for those Aberdeen diaries – Saturday 5th May. Session One will run from 4-5.30pm. Session Two will run from 6-7.30pm.

Roll on down and join us for another fantastic Family Roller Disco at The Beach Centre. Skates for hire and great SK8 Music. SK8 Marshals on hand with hints and tips to get You rolling safely! Fab family fun, smiles guaranteed and a great way to help keep fit. Let’s Roll Aberdeen!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/208886709701076/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/161097441242735/

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (12A)

 Organiser: Ballater Films

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

 Date:  Saturday 5th May 2018
Time: 5:45PM – 8:30PM

Description: In the latest SW installment, Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order. Light sabers at the ready….!

Doors 6.45pm, film 7.30pm, refreshments available. Raffle.

This event is helping raise funds for the Junior Section at Ballater Golf Club. (Ballater Golf Club – Juniors)

They want to create a Junior locker area to attract more youngsters to the game and give them their own space within the clubhouse.

Tickets £5 from Yules or from Junior Golf Club members.

U12s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/428167617626101/

Mayday On Deeside

Organiser: Aberdeen Lifeboat & Deeside Activity Park

Where: Deeside Activity Park, Dess, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB34 5BD

Date:  Sunday 6th May 2018
Time: 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: RNLI Aberdeen & NE Scotland RS Owners Club present a family day out with ‘blue light service’ displays and Ford RS Owners regional day.

* Inshore Lifeboat rescue demonstrations

* Coastguard SAR Helicopter fly-in & guided tours

* Coastguard Rescue Team

* Police dogs

* Mountain Rescue Team

* Ford RS Owners Regional Day

* 300+ cars on show

* The iconic Escort at 50

* RS Concourse Logbook: entries visit www.nesrsoc.co.uk

* Special interest & Rally cars

Band, BBQ with famous Cairnton Aberdeen Angus burgers, Games, Souvenirs.

Free to attend, but car park donations to RNLI invited.

*All emergency services participation subject to operational commitments

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/230147977724360/

The Jack & Jill Market – Aberdeen

 Organiser: The Jack & Jill Market

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

 Date:  Sunday 6th May 2018
Time:  10:30AM – 1:00PM


Shop smartly, be savvy and save. Find everything you need for baby and children up to 9 years of age, all under the one roof, all on the same day. Whether it’s large items from our Large Items Gallery, or clothes, toys, and equipment from our quality nearly-new stalls, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for – why pay more when you can pay less – now that’s being smart!

Entry £1.50 Adults. Children free.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/621571968189867

Food and Drink Fair

 Organiser: Cafe 1909

Where: The Old Auction Room, High Street (Opp Whitehorse Hotel), Strichen, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 6SQ

Date:  Monday 7th May 2018
Time:  12:00PM – 8:00PM

Description: Join us for our first Food and Drink Fair at The Old Auction Room on Monday, May 7th from 12pm to 8pm.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/149894215687305/

Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend 2018

 Organiser: Cairngorms Nature

Where: Cairngorms National Park

 Date: Friday 11th May 2018
Time: 7:00AM – 7:00PM

Description: The Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend is a celebration of the fantastic wildlife of the Cairngorms National Park. With over 70 activities taking place across the Cairngorms National Park there will be something for everyone, from families to the more seasoned nature lover.

Find out more at http://www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend.com/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/936091063232013/

Messy Play Macduff – Messy Mutz Party

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where:  Macduff Town Hall, 19 Shore Street, Macduff AB44 1UB

 Date:  Friday 11th May 2018
Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Description: Join the Messy Mutz gang and follow the adventures of the pups from Mess Around. There’ll be exciting adventures in the Wild West, Safari, Under the sea, Pirates, Fairies and lots more! What are you waiting for, grab your pups and join us for the messiest adventure of the year! Little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy till their heart’s content!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1909642712442715

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.