What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (15th – 21st July 2017)

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What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 15th-21st July 17

What’s on in Aberdeen City & Shire

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**


What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 1-7 July 17 Events ScotlandRSPB Dolphinwatch

 Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Torry Battery, Greyhope Road, Aberdeen AB11

Date:  Every Thursday – Sunday till 20th August 2017
Time:  11:00 – 18:00

Description: Did you know that Aberdeen is one of the best places in Europe to see bottlenose dolphins?

RSPB Scotland staff and volunteers will be at Torry Battery every Thursday – Sunday, from 11am – 6pm until 20 August to help you to witness the dolphins spectacular displays and learn more about Aberdeen’s amazing coastal wildlife!

The Dolphinwatch team will provide information, binoculars and various drop-in activities for families. Keep an eye out for special additional events such as guided walks, rockpool rambles and beach cleans.

Find out more at our website, Facebook or Twitter

Please note: Dolphinwatch does not operate in bad weather.


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (15th - 21st July 2017)Tour, Pony Grooming & Craftwork Afternoon

 Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

 Date:  Friday 14th July 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Our Belwade Experience Summer fun days are a great way to spend a day or two in the holidays with family and friends. Today we are offering visitors the opportunity to tour the farm and meet our current Belwade residents. After the tour you get to meet Digger our gentle giant and give him and one of his friends a groom.

We then break for lunch where you can enjoy some delicious food in the Bistro. If you would like to book a table please ask when making your experience booking.

The afternoon will be spent doing fun crafts, facepainting and story telling.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/229147184270240


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (15th - 21st July 2017)Allan Douglas Play!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Allan Douglas Park, Aberdeen AB16 7

 Date:  Friday 14th July 2017
Time:  1:30PM – 3:30PM

Description: At Aberdeen Play Forum we run play sessions in parks and green spaces around the city during school holidays. We provide our loose parts kit for children and families to play with.

What are Loose Parts? 
Loose Parts are materials like tarpaulins, milk and bread crates, planks of wood, pipes, guttering, logs, tree slices, fabrics, blankets, pillows, pots and pans, spoons, brushes, sponges, sticks, and stones – the list goes on….

Loose Parts are materials which children can move, adapt, control, change and manipulate in their play. Loose parts play offers children high levels of creativity and choice. The materials can be whatever the child wants them to be – the possibilities are endless. There are no set instructions with loose parts – children have to use their imagination, take control and lead their own play. With a little imagination they can be transformed into almost anything… Tarpaulins turn into dens, crates and tyres could be a car or a bus, pipes for water play and lots more!
The possibilities are endless – so don’t forget your imagination!

All of our Loose Parts Kit are risk assessed before children have access to play with them. 

Disclaimer: Sessions are run as ‘drop-ins’ and operate as per ‘Street Play’ programmes: they are free of charge and not compulsory; participants who feel the session is unsuitable for them are free to leave at any time; participants are responsible for their own health, safety and general well-being; Staff, Aberdeen Play Forum and Aberlour Childcare Trust are not responsible for participants.

There’s no need to book, or pay. Just come along and play!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/286243985173212


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (15th - 21st July 2017)Coastal Play

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

Where: Bettridge Centre, Coastal Park, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL

 Date:  Saturday 15th July 2017
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.

Website:  http://www.bettridgecentre.org.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/779523195547283


Tracks & Signs on Elrick Hill

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Elrick Hill, Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 15th July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: Join a Countryside Ranger for this guided walk to discover what animals have been travelling along the paths and slopes of Elrick Hill. You’ll see some fantastic views too, so bring your camera if you have one!

Suitable for children aged 8 and up.

Meet at the Brimmond Hill North car park.

Booking essential – spaces limited. Call 01224 326 429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk to book.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/254756374929531


Bridge Building with Transport Scotland

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 15th July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Join Transport Scotland and take part in their bridge building challenge and a Build a Road presentation at 12 & 2.30 (which includes an updated flyover of the AWPR junctions)

Normal entry prices apply

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1820260684952693


Looking for things to see & do over the holidays in Aberdeen City & Shire with the kids?

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Denis Law Family Fun Day

Organiser:  Aberdeen Sports Village

Where:  Aberdeen Sports Village, Linksfield Rd, Aberdeen AB24 5RU

 Date:  Sunday 16th July 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 3:0PM

Description: Celebrate the end of the Denis Law Legacy Trust Community Football Festival held at Aberdeen Sports Village with a family fun day on Sunday 16th July, from 11:00 – 15:00.

Come and join us for a huge selection of entertainment and activities to suit all ages from inflatables, giant games and Tots to Teens activities. More details to follow.

Every child who comes to the Fun Day will receive a Tots to Teens voucher where they will have the opportunity to try out a class at ASV – classes range from pre-school to teens.

Entry costs: £2.50 per person (pay on the day)

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/248003692354263


Fraser Strawberry Fayre

Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

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

Date:  Sunday 16th July 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 3:00PM

Description: Did you know that the Fraser’s originated from France and that their name came from fraise which mean Strawberry in French.

We are holding our very first Strawberry Fayre to celebrate our unique connection. We grow our own strawberries in our gardens and we will have them on sale throughout the day. We’ll have a children trail around our gardens trying to find Sarah Strawberry. We’ll have crafts and some fun facts about the mighty strawberry.

Our tea room will be serving strawberries and cream tea to help continue the celebration.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/248003692354263


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (15th - 21st July 2017)Engage! Summer School: Seniors

 Organiser:  APA Engage

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

Date:  Monday 17th – Friday 21st July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: This course is an opportunity to learn and develop skills in devising and performance. Participants will learn a play in a week, working with theatre and music specialists to create and perform a fully staged production in The Lemon Tree.

Age Group: S1-S6 | APA Engage! Summer School 2017

Course takes place: Monday 17 – Friday 21 July at His Majesty’s Theatre Studio, running from 10am – 4pm each day.

End of term performance takes place at The Lemon Tree on Friday 21 July, 7pm.

Website: http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/engage-summer-school-seniors-398175

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1314272618622652


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (15th - 21st July 2017)Techfest Eureka series!

Organiser: Aberdeen International Youth Festival

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

 Date:  Monday 17th July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 11:00AM

Description: Come and join the TechFest team who will read stories from: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the House that Zak built.

A session of fun and discovery. Suitable for ages 3-6

FREE Session – no need to book

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/466896693659757


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (15th - 21st July 2017)Explore Learning Workshops

Organiser: Waterstones

Where: Waterstones, 3-7 Union Bridge, Aberdeen AB11 6BG

 Date:  Monday 17th July 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 1:30PM

Description: Great news! We are having Explore Learning in store again for more creative writing workshops!

The one at 11am is a “Pirate Writing Workshop” aimed at P4/P5children from P1/P2.

And the last workshop, from 12:30pm to 13:30pm is a “Comprehension Workshop” for children on P6/07.

If you’d like to sign up for either of these please call the shop at 01224 592440 and ask to speak to Carmen.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/437412766641394


Messy Monday Play!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Aberdeen Play Forum, Frederick Street Centre, Aberdeen, , AB24 5HY

 Date:  Monday 17th July 2017
Time: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Messy Monday’s at Queens Links play park! these sessions are extremely messy – old clothes plus a spare to change into afterwards is highly recommended!!

Along with our usual loose parts kit, we will also be providing a variety of messy play materials! These can include fairy liquid, paint, gloop, conditioner, and mud! Children can feel free to get stuck in and play.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1769298773099167


Bridge Building with Transport Scotland 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Tuesday 18th July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Join Transport Scotland and take part in their bridge building challenge and Build a Road presentation at 12 & 2.30 (which includes an updated flyover of the AWPR junctions)

Normal entry prices apply

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/380006295735498


Wandering Wednesday: Central Park, Dyce 

Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Dyce Central Park, Aberdeen AB21 7 

Date:  Wednesday 19th July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: At Aberdeen Play Forum we run play sessions in parks and green spaces around the city during school holidays. We provide our loose parts kit for children and families to play with.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1685647268410725


Ranger led Children’s Walk: A Bat’s Life

 Organiser: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Where:  Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, Drumoak, Banchory Aberdeenshire AB31 5EY

Date:  Wednesday 19th July 2017
Time:  7/19/2017 10:30:00 AM – 7/19/2017 12:00:00 PM

Description: Find out about a bats life here in the castle at Drum. Where they live in summer and winter and make some batty crafts to take home

Children £5.00

Booking essential.

Aimed at families and children aged 5-11 years

For more information and to book visit http://www.nts.org.uk

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1971701949732061


Minecraft Workshop: From Tramsheds to Science Centre

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Wednesday 19th July 2017
Time:  1:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: BOOKING ESSENTIAL – see below for details

This workshop is recommended for children aged 13+ and will run for 3 hours. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Children are required to bring their own laptop with Minecraft installed. (Laptops will be provided if necessary. USB stick required if borrowing a laptop.)

Using Minecraft partipants will transform the historic Tramsheds building into the modern day Science Centre!

Participants will be asked to consider the design challenges of such a building transformation.

Pre booking is essential for this workshop and will cost £4.50/child and £5.75/adult, this includes entry to the centre before and after the session.

To book please contact us on 01224 640340 or e-mail us at education@asc.scot

Participants are asked to arrive at the centre 15 minutes before the start of the session.

Website:  http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/732552250256258


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Gordon Mills Park Play!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Gordon’s Mills Road, Aberdeen AB24 2 

Date:  Wednesday 19th July 2017
Time:  1:30PM – 3:30PM

Description: At Aberdeen Play Forum we run play sessions in parks and green spaces around the city during school holidays. We provide our loose parts kit for children and families to play with.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580935251925145


Wilderness skills

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

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

Date:  Thursday 20th July 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 2:00PM

Description: Bring your families to Leith Hall to learn some wilderness skills. Working in family groups, we will learn how to make leaf shelters, light fires in Kelly kettles to make hot drinks and weave sleeping mats out of rushes. Bring a picnic lunch to eat at the camp and something to toast on the fire before setting out to learn some tracking skills around Craigifall Hill and learn about the animals that live there.

Aimed at families and children, children aged 5-11 years

Booking in advance essential

All our events begin and end in the property’s car park where there is a car parking charge for non-members.

Phone number for more information 01330 844810

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/105344240118119


For Teeny Book Lovers! 

Organiser: Aberdeen International Youth Festival

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

Date:  Thursday 20th July 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 4:30PM

Description: Join Margaret, storyteller, for an interactive tale for ages 2 – 5: Up, Up and Away!

FREE session – no need to book.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/327881157649991


Duthie Park Bowling Green Play!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Duthie Park, Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 21st July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: At Aberdeen Play Forum we run play sessions in parks and green spaces around the city during school holidays. We provide our loose parts kit for children and families to play with.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/248003692354263


Union Terrace Gardens Play

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Union Terrace Gardens, Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1

Date:  Friday 21st July 2017
Time:  1:30PM – 3:30PM

Description: At Aberdeen Play Forum we run play sessions in parks and green spaces around the city during school holidays. We provide our loose parts kit for children and families to play with.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/248003692354263


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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