What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (26th May – 2nd June 2017)

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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**


The May Festival

Organiser: University of Aberdeen

Where: University of Aberdeen, Regent Walk, Old Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 26th – Sunday 28th May 2017

Description: You will be able to explore a fun-filled Children’s Programme to inspire and delight the little ones. While for the grown ups there’s the chance to discover and engage with cutting-edge issues in areas such as health and current affairs led by world leading experts in their fields. Not to mention the many fantastic WORD and music events taking place over the weekend. And don’t forget to drop into the Hall of Mayhem and the Produce Market, both back again for 2017!

Browse the events here (can also check availability) or download the printed programme

For tickets pease visit the May Festival Box Office in King’s College Conference Centre at the University of Aberdeen or call 01224 272462 from Friday 26th at 9am owards. Cannot reserve tickets via this line, tickets must be purchased in person, but can advise on availability!

Website:  https://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/11333/


Coastal Play

 Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 27th May 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/125266914710561


Tullynessle Producers Market

Organiser: Alford Community

Where: Tullynessle Hall, Suie Road, Tullynessle, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 

Date:  Saturday 27th May 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: INDOOR MARKET WITH 35 STALLS SELLING A VARIETY OF LOCAL PRODUCE & GOODS

Meat, fish, eggs, cheese, bread, cakes, honey, chocolates, sweets, beer, goat meat, wine tasting, clootie dumplings, pasta meals, lemony treats jams, chutneys, granola, teas, gluten free cupcakes, doggie treats – Huge variety of craft stalls + garden plants

Teas/coffees and homebakes

Grand Raffle

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/alfordcommunity/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1189762464483384


Gardening4Kids for Preschoolers

 Organiser: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School)

Where: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School), 3 Airyhillock Manor, Kirkton of Bourtie, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 0JS

 Date:  Saturday 27th May 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids for preschoolers May class. Theme is Seeds and their Needs.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Gardening4KidsGardeningSchool/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/301753150237614


Celebrate National Elmer Day!

Organiser: Waterstones

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

 Date:  Saturday 27th May 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 2:00PM

Description: It’s that time of year again! We’re celebrating Elmer Day with plenty of fun activities for the wee ones!

We’ll be playing hide and seek with our favourite characters from the books, spread all over the children’s department!

There will be colouring in Elmer for everyone and elephant ears to decorate, Elmer storytime and other fun crafts so dress on your brightest colours and join us for hours of fun!

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/WaterstonesABDN/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1224435594332667


Blackburn Gala

 Where: Kinellar Community Hall, Fintray Rd, Aberdeen, , AB21

 Date:  Saturday 27th May 2017
Time:  12:00PM – 5:00PM

Description: Dinosaur Experience

Visrtual Roller coaster

Racing Simulators

Rainbow Slush

Candy Floss

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Kinellar-Community-Hall-122529048117/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1362634753802324


Little Stars Parent/carer and Child Class (Age 3-5 approx)

 Organiser: Relax Kids Aberdeen

Where: Scout Hut, Rosehill Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 4

 Date:  Saturday 27th May 2017
Time:  1:00PM – 2:00PM

Description: This is an interactive parent and child class. A story based class. This class is to help children enjoy being still and quiet, have fun exercising, learning to relax, help children sleep and promote positive self image.

A wonderful way to bond with your child giving you tools and techniques that you can use at home.

Relax Kids is a fun 7 step programme taking children on a journey starting with games, working through breath work, massage, affirmations and relaxation. The classes build self confidence, develop good mental health, build emotional resilience, help manage anger anxiety and stress and ultimately allow children to feel more in control of their emotions and happier.

The 7 steps can be adapted to suit a wide variety of needs and situations. For me what I love is it gives children an opportunity to develop their emotional literacy and gives them a means to communicate feelings, a space to relax and escape using their imaginations.

Contact via Facebook for further details or to book you and your child.

Price – £7

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/relaxkidsaberdeen/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1942237696011840


Seeds & Their Needs (Gardening4Kids)

 Organiser: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School)

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

Date:  Saturday 27th May 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 3:00PM

Description: Gardening4kids (www.gardening4kids.org.uk) classes are held in Aberdeen Science Centre’s activity garden on a monthly basis. If you’re looking for a more outdoor activity for the kids Gardening4kids offers sessions suitable primary school aged children!

Each activity lasts an hour and gardening equipment and resources are provided. The children always get something to take home with them at the end of the class so this is a great way to encourage them to explore the outdoors in a safe environment.

To learn more visit http://www.gardening4kids.org.uk/classes

On 27 May the class will explore seeds. Spaces can be booked through the Gardening4Kids website.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/284352071988664


Magical Adventures Parent/Carer and Child Class (Age 6-9 approx)

 Organiser: Relax Kids Aberdeen

Where: Scout Hut, Rosehill Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 4

Date:  Saturday 27th May 2017
Time:  2:15PM – 3:15PM

Description: This is an interactive parent and child class.

This class is to help children learn relaxation techniques, reduce stress and anxiety, develop concentration, improve behaviour, listening skills, promote positive thinking, the list could go on.

A wonderful way to bond with your child giving you tools and techniques that you can use at home.

Relax Kids is a fun 7 step programme taking children on a journey starting with games, working through breath work, massage, affirmations and relaxation. The classes build self confidence, develop good mental health, build emotional resilience, help manage anger anxiety and stress and ultimately allow children to feel more in control of their emotions and happier.

The 7 steps can be adapted to suit a wide variety of needs and situations. For me what I love is it gives children an opportunity to develop their emotional literacy and gives them a means to communicate feelings, a space to relax and escape using their imaginations.

Contact via Facebook for further details or to book you and your child.

 Class costs £7.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/809050215937137


Chill Skills 1 Parent/Carer and Child Class (age 10-12 approx)

 Organiser: Relax Kids Aberdeen

Where:  Scout Hut, Rosehill Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 4

Date:  Saturday 27th May 2017
Time:  3:30PM – 4:30PM

Description: This is an interactive parent and child class.

This class is to help children learn relaxation techniques, reduce stress and anxiety, develop concentration, improve behaviour, listening skills, promote positive thinking, the list could go on.

A wonderful way to bond with your child giving you tools and techniques that you can use at home.

Relax Kids is a fun 7 step programme taking children on a journey starting with games, working through breath work, massage, affirmations and relaxation. The classes build self confidence, develop good mental health, build emotional resilience, help manage anger anxiety and stress and ultimately allow children to feel more in control of their emotions and happier.

The 7 steps can be adapted to suit a wide variety of needs and situations. For me what I love is it gives children an opportunity to develop their emotional literacy and gives them a means to communicate feelings, a space to relax and escape using their imaginations.

Contact via Facebook for further details or to book you and your child.

Class costs £7.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1898561043766394


Crathes Plant Fayre 2017

 Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

Date:  Sunday 28th May 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: For the first time, Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate are hosting a dedicated Plant Fayre in the Walled Gardens.

Not only can you speak to our dedicated garden team, you have the chance to buy a range of our special herbaceous plants as well as a range of glasshouse plants we have produced for the event!

Also joining us are the talented teams at The Seed Box, Solstice Nursery and Abriachan Nursery from Loch Ness who will be seller their own goods,

Admission: £3

Children go Free

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/CrathesNTS/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1878193735798521


Stonehaven Baby Fair

 Organiser: Stonehaven Baby Fair

Where: Stonehaven Town Hall, 36 Allardice St, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2BU

 Date:  Sunday 28th May 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 2:00 PM

Description: Stonehaven Baby Fair.

From bump to babe and beyond.

Over 25 retailers, health professionals, local services and more.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/StonehavenBabyFair/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1477475432310485


Crathes Vintage Car and Motorcycle Rally

Organiser: Milton of Crathes Station

Where: Milton of Crathes Station, The Royal Deeside Railway, Milton of Crathes, Banchory, , AB31 5QH

 Date:  Sunday 28th May 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 4:00PM

Description: A fine display of vintage cars and motorcycles will be on display in the events field next to the railway. The railway will be operation steam trains.

Entry prices are Adults £7, Seniors £4 and Children Free. With Free Car Parking and free programmes.

If you are interested in finding out more information, please check out this link – http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=621719&ClubID=12

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/RoyalDeesideRailway/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/746183785562753


Mud Pies on Mondays

Organiser: Mud Pies

Where:  Hazlehead Park

 Date:  Monday 29th May – Monday 26th June 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM or 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Description: Come along to this 5 week course in Hazlehead Park with your 2 to 5 year old to discover nature, play and explore outdoors and get a fun dose of Vitamin N(ature)! Stomp in mud, make mud pies, climb hills, have snack and LOTS more!

Mondays 29 May to 26 June – 10am to 11.30am or 1pm to 2.30pm

Website:  http://www.mudpieadventures.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658471837788490 or https://www.facebook.com/events/991086790990752


Sticks and Stones on Wednesday Mornings

Organiser: Mud Pies

Where:  Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen

Date:  Wednesday 31st May – Wednesday 28th June 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM

Description: Aberdeen’s activity class for the under 2s and their adults to have fun in the outdoors!

Wednesdays, 31 May to 28 June – 10am to 11.30am

Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen

Come for a pushchair walk through the lovely woods at Hazlehead Park, followed by an hour of play. Watch the leaves blow, feel the bark on trees, dig in the mud, roll down hills and play with diggers!

Website:  http://www.mudpieadventures.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/438408803170614


Nursery Rhymes & Story Time

Organiser: Waterstones

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

Date:  Wednesday 31st May 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 11:00AM

Description: Come along every Wednesday for a fun half-hour of Nursery Rhymes and story time in the Children’s department!

Bring your wee ones along and we’ll sing along to the most popular and beloved classics!

All together now:

“One, two, three four five,

Once I caught a fish alive…”

We hope to see you there!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/120870828478720


Mud Pies on Thursdays

Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Countesswells Woods

Date:  Thursday 1st – Thursday 29th June 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM or 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Description: Come along to this 5 week course in Countesswells Woods with your 2 to 5 year old to discover nature, play and explore outdoors and get a fun dose of Vitamin N(ature)! Stomp in mud, make mud pies, climb hills, have snack and LOTS more!

Thursdays 1 to 29 June – 10am to 11.30am or 1pm to 2.30pm

Website:  http://www.mudpieadventures.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512344942144251 & https://www.facebook.com/events/1268558376559178


One for the adults…

Newtonhill Comedy Night

 Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Friday 2nd June 2017
Time:  8:00PM – 11:00PM

Description: Anyone live in NEWTONHILL?

Breakneck Comedy is coming to the Bettridge Centre!

Featuring FRED MACAULAY plus a line up of Scotland’s funniest comedians.

Tickets only £15.

Come along for some laughter and support live comedy in your area.

*Licensed bar on night

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/213137905813591


We hope this has given you some inspiration for the week ahead. Let us know in the comments below or over on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter what you get up too!


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