What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (1st – 7th July 2017)

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

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 1-7 July 17 Events ScotlandLittle Monsters Disco

 Organiser: Wynford Farm Park

Where: Wynford Farm Park, Wynford, Kingswells, Aberdeen AB15 8RQ

 Date:  Friday 30th June 2017
Time:  17:30 – 19:30

Description: Get your LITTLE MONSTERS excited at our Little Monsters Disco and kids Buffet Meal!

Prices: £10/Child 2yr+ | £5/Child 1yr & under

Unleash your dance moves and slay the dancefloor!

Check out our SENSORY ROOM for children 3 AND UNDER!

Children’s food will be served at 6 o’clock, and Adult food will be available to purchase from our Ready-to-Eat Menu. Advised portion sizes for Children are up to 8 years old.

Booking required, call us on 01224 745411 🙂

Please be aware that there will be smoke machines, flashing lights and loud music during the event.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581849171857801


What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 1-7 July 17 Events ScotlandAbsafe Car Boot and Craft Sale

 Organiser: Absafe

Where: Absafe, The Safe, 26 Corunna Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8DU

 Date:  Saturday 1st July 2017
Time:  09:00 – 12:00

Description: Join us for our CAR boot and CRAFT sale at Absafe- Corunna Road, Bridge of Don (behind the Barracks)

Space £10 (can be paid on day but space must be booked via email to victoria@absafe.org.uk or calling 01224 823157.

All stall fees raising funds to keep your local children safe.

Come down…clear out the clutter.

Bargains galore

Please note the finishing time of this event will vary.

On Corunna Road travel past the Barracks entrance, follow the road round the bend and continue through the tree lined avenue. At the crossroads head left to reach The Safe.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/801534076660656


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

 Organiser: Wynford Farm Park

Where: Wynford Farm Park, Wynford, Kingswells, Aberdeen AB15 8RQ

Date:  Saturday 1st July 2017
Time:  09:00 – 17:00

Description: Our MINIONS MASCOT will be making an appearance for photos, fun and HUGS!

The PlayBarn and Cafe will be decorated Despicable-Me-style and our Team will be dressed up too! Join the shenanigans and come as your favourite character!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/114445455833631


What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 1-7 July 17 Events ScotlandSummer Fun at Crathes Castle

 Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

Date:  Saturday 1st July 2017
Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description: Grab a picnic and get the family down to Crathes Castle on the 1st of July and join us to kick off the summer in style!

We will have inflatables, face painting, music and some old school sports day races!

Tickets: £5 per child, adults go free!

Tickets will get you unlimited use of the inflatables for the whole day!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/176334506230706


What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 1-7 July 17 Events ScotlandSilver City Stories at Aberdeen Science Centre

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 1st – Monday 3rd July 2017
Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description: Silver City Stories is a collection of events throughout the city which aims to showcase, celebrate and debate the history and heritage of Aberdeen and its people.

Aberdeen Science Centre will celebrate the History, Heritage and Archaeology of Aberdeen with a free activity packed open weekend.

This weekend will include:

– Bjarni Thorvaldrson, Viking warrior, who will explain the physics of viking weaponary (1st & 2nd only).

– Medieval writing and digging for artifacts with Archaeology Scotland.

– Bridge building and create your own Harper Suspension bridge (1st & 2nd only)

and much more!

Throughout the 1st and 2nd as well as various dates throughout July visitors will be able to book and take part in Minecraft workshops – using Minecraft to recreate the history of the Tramsheds building where Aberdeen Science Centre now stands. from swimming baths to tram sheds to science centre. More details of these Minecraft workshops will be posted on our website and Facebook.

Website:  http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/388125944891871


What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 1-7 July 17 Events ScotlandRSPB Marvelous Meadows at Loch of Strathbeg

 Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Loch Of Strathbeg RSPB Reserve

 Date:  Saturday 1st July 2017
Time:  11:00 – 16:00

Description: Come join us at RSPB Scotland Loch of Strathbeg, for a fun day celebrating National Meadows Day.

There will be family activities including a treasure hunt, pond dipping, wildflower planting and much more!

Explore ‘Hidden Strathbeg’ on a guided walk at 2pm – wellies are essential.

This event is free.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1536491889708563


Minecraft Workshop: Crafting the Past – Dig it! 2017

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

 Date:  Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd July 2017
Time:  16:00 – 19:00

Description: BOOKING REQUIRED – see below for details

This workshop is recommended for children aged 6+ and will run for 1 hour. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Children are required to bring their own laptop with Minecraft installed.

Participants will receive a Minecraft world with Aberdeen Science Centre built at a 1:1 scale. Both inside, in the garden and local to the centre, geo caches will be placed and by exploring the Minecraft Building. The participants will then go out into the real world and find their geo cache. Each one will have a prize element.

The workshop will run on the 1st and 2nd July during our Silver City Stories weekend.

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

Workshops will run @ 1030, 1130, 1330, 1430, 1530

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/231225370704415


What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 1-7 July 17 Events ScotlandSpeedFest 2017

 Organiser: Grampian Transport Museum

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

 Date:  Sunday 2nd July 2017
Time:  11:00 – 16:00

Description: Following the outstanding success of SpeedFest 2016, with its record number of visitors, we are pleased to announce that SpeedFest will be returning to the Grampian Transport Museum on Sunday July 2nd 2017.

2016 saw more than 6000 people travel to Alford to see over 100 specially invited performance cars from the earliest days of motoring to the present day. Entrants came from all over Scotland, England, the Isle of Man and even Germany.

We are building on the success of this year’s event to deliver a bumper event for SpeedFest 2017 and we are already in the process of inviting some key entries and traders as well as identifying some key themes for the event!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/358954801103216


What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 1-7 July 17 Events ScotlandRSPB School’s Out Family Fun Day!

 Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Torry Battery, Greyhope Road, Aberdeen AB11

 Date:  Sunday 2nd July 2017
Time:  11:00 – 18:00

Description: Schoooooooool’s Out!

To celebrate the start of the summer holidays, the RSPB Dolphinwatch Team are hosting a family fun day on the 2nd July.

Come along to take part in some fun dolphin and marine-themed activities, with the spectacular backdrop of Aberdeen Harbour.

We may even get a visit from the dolphins!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1852169181667456


What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 1-7 July 17 Events ScotlandInflatables Day @ Macbi

 Organiser: Premier Inflatables

Where: MACBI Community Hub, Newlands Road, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire AB42 5GP

 Date:  Sunday 2nd July 2017
Time:  12:00 – 15:30

Description: Let the kids enjoy a fun afternoon of Inflatables, music, soft play, face painting and fun whilst you relax with a coffee and fine piece at the wonderful Macbi Community hub at Newlands Road, Mintlaw.

Macbi Hub boasts of a wonderful soft play for the little ones with adjoining fully enclosed outdoor play area, as well as a fully refurbished cafe serving hot & cold drinks, hot food, cakes and pieces and Rizza’s lovely ice cream.

Its only £7 for use of Macbi’s soft play areas & access to the Wide range of Inflatables.

Or For use of just the Inflatables it’s £5.

Pay at the reception on arrival where you will be issued with a wristband.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/485949035070335


Love Rara Mermaid Swim and Craft Session

 Organiser: Love Rara

Where: Bannatyne Health Club Aberdeen, Laurel Drive, Danestone, Aberdeen AB22 8AQ

 Date:  Sunday 2nd July 2017
Time:  14:00 – 18:00

Description: This session includes swim with the mermaids, craft, Face painting, glitter tattoos and a snack

Workshop 1: 2:30-4:30pm | Workshop 2: 4-6pm

£20 per child please note one adult can swim with child if you wish. this is event is suitable for 2 years and over as long as parent is swimming/staying with child.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/830446303776661


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

 Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

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

 Date:  Monday 3rd July – Sunday 20th August 2017
Time:  09:00 – 18:00

Description: Looking for ways to keep the family entertained this Summer? We have it all

Join us from 3 July – 20 August where we have different activities each day guaranteed to entertained the wildest of imaginations!

From Storytelling and book swaps to Fifa tournaments and LEGO challenges we have it covered. Come rain or shine we have fun activities to suit!

Just download our handy guide using the link below which tells you what’s happening when!

Website:  http://bonaccordandstnicholas.com/files/0001summercity.pdf

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572801489479781


Rodents: Small and Furry, Cute & Cuddly

 Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Tuesday 4th July 2017
Time:  10:30 – 12:00

Description: Celebrating all things ratty, mousy and small and furry! We are taking a closer look at our furry friends. Join the Rangers and help us empty our traps to see who is inside.

Children £5.00

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

Please let us know if you have any special requirements.

Children’s walks are aimed at 5-11 year olds.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/475754139435840


BP Big Screen – La Traviata

 Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events

Where: Duthie Park, Polmuir Road, Aberdeen AB11 7

 Date:  Tuesday 4th July 2017
Time:  18:30 – 22:30

Description: A fantastic opportunity to introduce children to opera without the formality and cost of a trip to the theatre. Join us for free opera on the big screen at Duthie Park broadcast live via satellite from the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. Suitable for families but please be aware that the opera will be sung in Italian with English subtitles.

La Traviata is Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic tale of love and loss. ‘A toast to the pleasures of life!’ – so sings Violetta, her new admirer Alfredo and her party guests in the opening scene. But beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break society’s conventions.

Bring a picnic, picnic rug or deck chairs, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the night. Glassware, cans, barbecues or naked flames are not allowed. A selection of hot and cold soft drinks will be available to purchase.

Entry to the Big Screen is via Polmuir Road or Riverside Drive. Parking is limited to the Riverside Drive car park so wherever possible please use public transport.

For bus timetable information visit www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/aberdeen Anyone coming along to the event should remember: to dress appropriately for anticipated weather conditions, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Running time: The opera is around 3 hours 25 minutes long with two intervals. You are welcome to come and go as you please during the performance.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/311951562577232


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

NCT Aberdeen Sling Library and Cloth Nappy Library

 Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Crown Terrace Methodist Church, , Aberdeen AB11 6

 Date:  Wednesday 5th July 2017
Time:  10:00 – 12:00

Description: It’s NCT Aberdeen and Shire’s July sling meet! Summer is well and truly here and we invite you to join us for sling chat, hires, help with your own carrier and demonstrations. Our new cloth nappy library is also open, ready to help you with all your cloth nappy options, and offering hires so you can give them a twirl at home!

Join our Facebook groups – NCT Aberdeen Sling Library and Meet and NCT Aberdeen Nappy Library

We have a very popular “try me” table: a table full of our personal slings for you to try out with the aim of finding your perfect carrier or just to try something new!

Older siblings, family and friends as always are welcome. There will be lots of tea, coffee and cake – keep an eye out for the glitter brownies!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469027916452269


What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 1-7 July 17 Events Scotland10ft Tall’s Wee Tales

 Organiser: The Barn

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

 Date:  Wednesday 5th July 2017
Time:  11:00 – 11:40

Description: Wee Tales returns to The Barn! Join 10Ft Tall Theatre for a fun filled workshop for children aged 4+.

This storytelling session will lift stories off the page and bring them to life.

From well known classics to hidden gems, your two storytellers – Dee and Don – will no doubt slip up along the way, yet laughter, adventure and play await in this 40 minute immersive experience.

Sure to bring a smile (even to those young at heart!).

Tickets: £4

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1779582349021534


Minecraft Workshop: Why a Swimming Pool?

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

 Date:  Wednesday 5th July 2017
Time:  13:00 – 16:00

Description: BOOKING ESSENTIAL – see below for details

This workshop is recommended for children aged 10-13 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.

The year is 1885 and the building of new factories and housing in the area has thrown up a problem – where will everyone wash!? Bring in the Aberdeen Swimming Bath company. Using social history, newspaper clippings and material from the city archives, the challenge is to build a swimming baths for this site.

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.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1320803958026651


NCT Walk, Play, Picnic @ Duthie Park

 Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Duthie Park, Polmuir Road, Aberdeen AB11 7

 Date:  Thursday 6th July 2017
Time:  10:30 – 12:30

Description: Join us for a wander and play at Duthie Park. meeting outside the Winter Gardens at 10.30am, on Thursday 6th July.

Pack a picnic and enjoy a couple of hours letting the little ones play in the fresh air, while you meet and chat to other parents.

Please feel free to bring partners, friends or other family members – our events are open to all!

Let us know you’re coming along by clicking ‘Going’ on the Facebook event. Check Facebook on the day in the event of bad weather to confirm if we are going ahead.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1383628268359229


What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 1-7 July 17 Events ScotlandTour, Pony Grooming & Horseless Horse Games

 Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

 Date:  Thursday 6th July 2017
Time:  11:00 – 16:00

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 in our indoor school where we will be doing horseless horse games. This promises to be a fun filled afternoon, participants will have a lot of fun having a go at our horseless games and other horseless fun activities.

To find out more about this or any of our other summer fun days please give us a call on 013398 85398 or email: lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Spaces are limited.

While you are here why not go or one of our farm trails and take in the beautiful scenery across Deeside, you will be able to see the horses grazing in the fields as you go and you might even be lucky enough to spot some of our wildlife on the farm. Farm quizzes and bug hunt sheets are available from your tour guide. Our magical woodland is now open for the summer and if you have not already visited it is certainly worth a look. Remember to beware of the trolls lurking in the undergrowth.

Make sure you join our Junior Club while you are here – Its free to join!

Do remember the Belwade Experience runs daily (Wednesday – Sunday) and we always have fun interactive activities for you to participate in.

Our Belwade Experience prices are as follows (25% discount available if you join our Friends of the Farm loyalty scheme):

£18 for a family or £13.50 if you become a Friend of the Farm

£6 for an adult or £4.50 with the discount

£4 for a concession or £3 with the discount

The programme is subject to change but in general will follow this format.

Website:  http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org/farm/belwade-farm

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/141759036376235


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

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Fowlsheugh Nature Reserve, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Thursday 6th July 2017
Time:  19:00 – 20:30

Description: Join us on an evening cliff-top ramble to take in the sights, sounds (and smells!) of the springtime seabird colony at RSPB Fowlsheugh! (Follow signs for Crawton from the A92 south of Stonehaven)

Around 60,000 guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and other seabirds are back on the cliffs for a busy breeding season, and we can (almost) guarantee we’ll see a puffin or two as well!

Care is required on the cliff top – this event may not be suitable for small children.

Booking is essential as places are very limited – please call us on 01346 532017 or email Strathbeg@rspb.org.uk . (To help our volunteer leaders’ planning, you will also need to confirm your booking by phone or email on the day before the walk takes place.)
If you have binoculars, please bring them along!

Meet at the reserve entrance at 6.50 pm for a 7.00 pm start. Please park thoughtfully and do not use the passing places along the road. Road works on the A90 at Stonehaven are causing delays – please give plenty time to travel.

Suggested donation £5 non-members/£3 RSPB members

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/125685311335416


What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 1-7 July 17 Events ScotlandExclusively Highlands Summer Craft & Food Fair

 Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Friday 7th – Sunday 9th July 2017
Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Description: Exclusively Highlands will be back in the Summer!

From sculptures, glassware, jewellery, knitwear, harris tweed and preserves, to pottery, hand-reared meats, patisserie and cakes and a host of other goodies will be available. Visitors have the opportunity to chat to exhibitors about their art and the opportunity to purchase unique goods beautifully crafted in Scotland.

Refreshments will also be available from the Courtyard Cafe througout the event.

£4 admission for adult with free entry for children.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/691569414339968


Tour, Pony Grooming & Craftwork Afternoon

 Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

 Date:  Friday 7th July 2017
Time:  11:00 – 16:00

Description: 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.

For information on this day or any of our other summer activities please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1903788266613706


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