What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (26th November – 2nd December 2016) | Mummy Mimi

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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?

** Event details as at time of posting, please check through relevant links for more details **


Ballater Winter Festival 2016

Where: Ballater, Aberdeenshire

Date: Friday 25th – Saturday 26th November 2016
Time: Friday from 3.30pm & Saturday from 10.00am

Description: Ballater Winter festival is this weekend,
on Friday 25th we have an after school skate , 3.30pm – 7.00pm, (Victoria Halls) for just £10 you can get 2 sessions of skating , a burger, a drink and a chocolate biscuit, there will be a tuck shop for sweetie snacks. At 7.30pm you can go upstairs and watch a movie BFG, entry is free (though a donation is appreciated) and buy cinema snacks.

On Saturday the skating rink will be open from 11.00am – 6.00pm, also in the halls there will be a Photo Booth, a couple of stalls and our silver Blades pop up café (11.00am – 4.00pm) all this is in the Victoria Halls
On the Green. there will be our monthly Farmers Market and in the function room at the rear at the Glenaden Hotel, will be the Winter Festival Christmas Market (11.00am – 4.00pm)

In the Hut on the Green we will have face painting, a space for letters to Santa and our post box , all letters will be sent on to Santa and hopefully with the inclusion of an address a reply will be sent. Santa himself will be on the green by the hut from 1.00pm – 2.00pm and 2.30pm – 3.30pm, each child will receive a gift and an opportunity to have a photo taken with Santa

There is a free raffle taking place during the day around the shops, stalls and pop up café, you will see a notice in the window of the participating shops, they each have a minimum spend requirement, these tickets cannot be bought but the more you spend around our lovely shops and stalls the more tickets you will accumulate, list of prizes will be posted tomorrow.

The Ballater Christmas lights will be switched on between 6.00pm – 6.30pm following this we ill have a short Carol service around our Beautiful Nativity… and then Mulled Wine , hot drinks and mince pies will be served…until we run out.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Ballater-Winter-Festival-228805583835148/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/378508712540023


Delgatie Castle Victorian Christmas

Where: Delgatie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

Date: Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th November & Saturday 3rd – 4th December 2016
Time: From 10.00am

Price: £5 per person entry, admission for children includes their visit and gift from Santa.

Description: Join us for our Annual Christmas event here at Delgatie Castle. Santa is here for the kids, lots of wonderful crafts for sale including some old favourites and some brand new stalls.

Our Laird’s tearoom will also be open serving Christmas fayre. We look forward to giving all our visitors a very warm and festive welcome.

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

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Scottish Kids Show

Where: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Avenue, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen  AB23 8BL

Date: Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th November 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

 Price: Over 16 – £9.05 (£8 + BF) Child – £5.65 (£5 + BF) Family (2 adults and 2 children) – £22.60 (£20 + BF)

Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.co.uk or on the door

Description: The popular Scottish Kids Show is back again and is action packed with fun for all the family. With the show being held in November, all children will get the chance to meet Santa Claus and hand deliver their very own Christmas wish list!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1127413520674546/


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Scottish Kids Show – Mini Photo Session by Rhian Wood Photography

This year Rhian Wood Photography will be running Mini Photo Session at the Scottish Kids Show. She is currently taking bookings for 10 minute mini sessions on her website at: www.rhianwoodphotography.com/scottishkidsshow

Christmas delivery and free UK postage on all orders made on the day.

3 session options:

Mini Session A – £30 with a 12 x 8″ Mounted Print
Mini Session B – £40 with a 12 x 8″ Framed Print
Mini Session C – £50 with a 16 x 12″ Canvas Print

(Cash & Cards accepted on the day)


Cheeki Monkeys Baby/Children’s Nearly New Sale

Where: Victoria Hall Ellon, Station Road, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 9AY

Date: Saturday 26th November 2016
Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm

Description: Pop-up Baby & Children’s Market/Event

The place where “Smart Parents” shop! SAVE up to 90% on quality pre-loved goods! Our market venue is buggy friendly (Lift available) and able to accommodate hundreds of people.

The majority of the stall holders will be offering their pre-loved goods for sale; these are complimented by craft stalls offering handmade and unique products.

MAKE AN AFTERNOON OF IT If you’re stuck for something to do with the children… pop on down! Many mums get together with their friends and use our events as an excuse to shop and have a good natter/catch-up – a great meeting place! Including yummy treats, great gifts and fantastic offers for the whole family!

JUST SOME OF THE PRODUCTS ON SALE AT OUR MARKETS – Pre-loved & DESIGNER Baby & Children’s Clothes – Maternity Wear – Nappies – Changing Stations – Toys – Books – DVD’s – Name Letters – Bikes – Trikes – Safety Gates – Baby Walkers – Baby Swings – Bouncy Chairs – Cots – Beds – Linen – Quilts – Cot Bumper Sets – Playpens – Prams – Buggies – Strollers – Car Seats – Highchairs – Baby Monitors – Outdoor Toys/Activities… and much, much more!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/359026561098394/


NCT Aberdeen Nearly New Sale – November

Where: Portlethen Academy, Bruntland Road, Aberdeen AB12 4QL

Date: Saturday 26th November 2016
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Price: Admission is £1.50 – get there early and be prepared to queue!

Description: Our next fabulous nearly new sale – a one stop pop up shop for maternity, baby and children’s clothes, equipment, books and toys, is on Saturday 26th November from 11am to 12.30pm at Portlethen Academy.

Our sales are a great place to pick up a good quality bargain! And with lots of free parking, chip and pin facilities, and volunteers on hand to help, your shopping experience will be smooth and enjoyable, By visiting and buying from an NCT sale, you are supporting a local charity – so not only are you grabbing a bargain, but doing a good deed at the same time!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1278254708885448/


Denman Playgroup Christmas Fair Fundraiser

Where: Westdyke Leisure Centre, Aberdeen AB32 6

Date: Saturday 26th November 2016
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Price: Adults £2 Children £1 Family’s £5 (2 adults & 2 kids/1 adult & 3 kids)

Pay at door on the day

Description: Come along to our Christmas Fundraiser Fair!!

We’ll have lots for all ages…Santa’s Grotto, local business stalls, teas/coffees, home bakes, raffle, bouncy castle, Festive games & craft making, and more.

Come along and have a nice afternoon out.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/322989718080626/


Willows Christmas Fundraiser!

Where: Willows Animal Sanctuary, New Pitsligo

Date: Saturday 26th November 2016
Time: 11.00pm – 3.00pm

Description: Come along and support our Christmas fundraiser! There will be stalls, a visit from Santa, a raffle, a nativity play from the local school and much more!

It’s a great opportunity to sponsor an animal for Christmas and buy presents from our gift shop!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Willows-Animal-Sanctuary-Animal-Assisted-Therapy-Unit-322287425356/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1283444495051870/


Christmas Craft Fair

Where: Papeterie Crafts, Stoneywood Mill, Aberdeen AB21 9AB

Date: Saturday 26th November 2016
Time: 11.00pm – 4.00pm

Price: Free entry

Description: Join us for a fabulous day of Christmas shopping, we have handbags & scarves, costume jewellery, knitted & crochet gifts, fudge, truffles and biscuits, sterling silver jewellery, pompom hats, crafty gifts, Scentsy candles, cards, custom mugs and Younique cosmetics and skincare plus hot chocolate and a fully stocked craft shop.

We also have a postbox for little ones to send their letter to santa (and get a free reply) and as if all that wasn’t enough we are also a collection point for Original fm Christmas appeal.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1247364608655441/


Castle Fraser Christmas Craft & Food Fair

Where: Castle Fraser, Aberdeen AB51 7LD

Date: Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th November 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: £3 Entry Fee – Childen Free

Description: One of the grandest of the Scottish baronial tower houses, Castle Fraser will be all dressed for Christmas and together with a roaring fire and exquisite arts, crafts and food from all corners of Scotland this is a beautiful event not to be missed.

Refreshments will be available in the Superbly renown Castle Fraser Tea Rooms. Unfortunately this event does not have disabled access

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/676055485894752/


Stonehaven Christmas Parade & Light Switch On

Where: Stonehaven

Date: Saturday 26th November 2016
Time: 4.00pm – 4.30pm

Description: Stonehaven Christmas Parade and light switch on. Parade will start from the leisure centre at 4pm and end in the square.

Theme this year is Santa’s workshop, so lots of elves, parcels, I’m sure. Keep it bright. If you want to take part contact Chris at Ma Simpson’s or post here.

Light switch on will be about 4.30pm

Website: https://www.facebook.com/SBA.Stonehaven/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1757215871270155/


Christmas Craft Fayre

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

Date: Saturday 26th November 2016
Time: 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Description: Fill your stockings with the personal touch of something crafty! All the while keeping the kids distracted in Aberdeen’s biggest soft play PlayBarn.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/615125695337537/


Fairytale Gingerbread Forest

Where: St Devenick’s Playgroup, St Devenick’s Church Hall, Baillieswells Rd, Bieldside, AB15 9AP

Date: Saturday 26th November 2016
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Description: Come along and get into the festive mood by making and decorating your very own gingerbread Christmas tree.

It will be a fun opportunity to show off your creative skills! There will be some other festive activities too so dig out your Santa hat and we will see you there.

Appropriate for all ages and all abilities. Any children must be accompanied by an adult.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mixing-Bowl-Aberdeen-1473122336302588/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1842835175952996/


Ladies’ Shopping Evening – Friends of the Special Nursery

Where: Airyhall Community Centre, Aberdeen

Date: Saturday 26th November 2016
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Price: Suggested donation at the door of £3.

Description: Come along to Airyhall Community Centre on Saturday 26th November 2016 from 7pm to 10pm.

In the main hall there will be lots of lovely stalls selling gorgeous items – treat yourself or get organised with your Christmas shopping! There will be beauty treatments on offer in the middle room.

There will be tea, coffee and cupcakes in the cafe, where you can sit and relax with friends. You are also very welcome to BYOB if you fancy something stronger…it is a Saturday night after all!!

There will also be raffle prizes so bring your purse full on pennies – all money raised is going to Friends of the Special Nursery.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1776938849216895/

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Christmas Lights Switch-On Parade

Where: Union Street, Aberdeen

Date: Sunday 27th November 2016
Time: 5.30pm – 8.00pm

Description: The Lord Provost leads the colourful parade from Albyn Place, down Union Street to the Castlegate. This year’s theme is Snow and Ice.

At the front of the parade will be Santa’s on scooters, reindeer on Segways, a pipe band then a procession of floats including Santa. Many people will be dressed as festive characters walking along side the floats.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/893964997406464/


Trinity Centre Santa & Reindeer Parade

Where: Aberdeen Trinity Centre, 155 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BE

Date: Sunday 27th November 2016
Time: 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Description: Join us on Sunday 27th November to kick off the festive season with The Trinity Centre’s annual Santa & Reindeer Parade with support from Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council.

Santa and his Reindeer will be in town offering an afternoon full of Christmas magic for kids and adults alike. The fun starts at the Castlegate at 12pm – a host of special guests including Santa’s Reindeer, from The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, will be there to welcome you! Plus Santa Claus will be handing out free goodies to all children who visit him in the centre after the parade.

The fun doesn’t stop there – Pantomime characters, Singers and Dancers from local performing groups will ensure this is an afternoon not to be missed.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/172357706546233/


Santa Specials

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

Date: Sunday 27th November 2016
Time: 11.00am – 3.30pm

Price: ADULT : (10 years & over) : £ 7.00 – includes a train ride, a hot mince-pie and a drink

CHILD (1 – 9 years inclusive) : £ 9.50 – includes a present, biscuit, drink and train ride

Description: Santa’s on the train! Santa will be at the Milton of Crathes again this year with a sack full of presents for the children, and hot mince pies and drinks for the adults.

This year he will again be handing out presents to the children in the coaches during the train ride from the Milton station.

Website: http://www.deeside-railway.co.uk/santax.html

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1037367946361548/


Christmas Extravaganza

Where: Dufftown Square, The Square, Dufftown AB55 4

Date: Sunday 27th November 2016
Time: 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Description: Dufftown and District Community Association SCIO SC023622 will be hosting another Christmas Extravaganza to coincide with the switch on of the Christmas lights.

There will be a Christmas market, various entertainment and attractions, Santa’s grotto, food, mulled wine and much more. Come along for a fun afternoon for the whole family.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Dufftown-and-District-Community-Association-405613576312897/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793976384213161/


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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