What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (28th July – 4th August 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**


What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 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 Events Scotland

AIYF 2017: Up Close & Musical

Organiser: Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Where: Various locations across Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 28th July – Saturday 5th August 2017

Description: This year’s AIYF programme once again features our ‘Up Close & Musical’ range of intimate and varied daytime performances across Aberdeen, showcasing some of the best young Classical musicians from the 2017 line-up.

Check out the Facebook event page for full details of the dates, times, venues and ticket information.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1494142370649518


What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Events ScotlandSummer Nights Kids Disco

 Organiser: Wynford Farm Park

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

 Date:  Friday 28th July 2017
Time:  17:30 – 19:30

Description: Feel the beat and enjoy the heat in our Summer Nights Disco and Kids Buffet Meal

£10/Child 2yr+ | £5/Child 1yr & under

Don the hula skirts and celebrate the Summer in style!

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.

Website: http://www.wynfordfarm.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/405203233213186


AIYF 2017

Organiser: Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Where: Various locations across Aberdeenshire

Date:  Friday 28th July – Saturday 5th August 2017
Time:  Various performance times

Description: Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) is a multi- arts event which takes place annually in Aberdeen and the North East region of Scotland. Running since 1973, the festival began as an orchestral event, and has diversified in recent years to become a performing arts festival which includes a wide range of art-forms including dance, theatre, opera and contemporary, jazz, classical and traditional music.

AIYF: Extended Festival will once again be hosting a number of performances across the area.

Dates, times, venues, and ticket information can be found at the Facebook event link below.

Deeside: https://www.facebook.com/events/444193125963020

West Aberdeenshire: https://www.facebook.com/events/297637007366373

North Aberdeenshire: https://www.facebook.com/events/303057920155184

South Aberdeenshire: https://www.facebook.com/events/321146874977960


AIYF Garthdee International Gala

 Organiser: Inchgarth Community Centre

Where: Inchgarth Community Centre, Aboyne Place, Aberdeen AB10 7DR 

Date:  28/7/2017 20:00 – 28/7/2017 22:00
Time:  28/7/2017 20:00 – 28/7/2017 22:00

Description: Kicking off the community venue events as part of AIYF is this annual visit to Inchgarth Community Centre, which this year features performances from London-based Roundhouse Choir, music from the Jamaica Youth Theatre, Dutch Orchestra Ricciotti Ensemble as well as local soul songstress Millicent plus other International Artists.

Cost: £6.60

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/184486868743708


Craigievar Family Event: Moths and Bats at Craigievar

 Organiser: North East Ranger Service

Where: Craigievar Castle, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8JF

 Date:  Friday 28th July 2017
Time:  20:30 – 22:00

Description: National Trust for Scotland Ranger Service in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service and Butterfly Conservation

Join local moth recorder and Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Helen Rowe to learn more about the fascinating world of moths, and help Helen set up light and sugar traps (that don’t harm moths) to attract these night flying creatures.

While the moths gather we will go on a bat walk around the castle using bat detectors to see what is out and about. Learn more about bats and their nocturnal lifestyles. Then we will go back to see if we have caught any moths

Family event, under 16’s must be accompanied.

£4.00 per person

Aimed at adults, families and children, children aged 5-11 years | Online Booking 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/1903481316583175



Belmont Street Market

Organiser: Belmont St Market Aberdeen

Where: Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1

Date:  Saturday 19th July 2017
Time:  09:00 – 15:00

Description: The popular Belmont St Market Aberdeen is set to return this Saturday at 9am!

The market will showcase the very best of local produce which will include fish, beef, lamb, pork, venison, wild game, cheese, preserves, wines, ciders and craft beers as well as a selection of plants, shrubs and crafts!

Come down to Belmont Street this weekend to sample some local delicacies and enjoy the atmosphere!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/157487551475689


Coastal Play

 Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

 Date:  Saturday 29th July 2017
Time:  09:45 – 11:00

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/1544163842321783


Free IET Open Day 2017 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 29th July 2017
Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description: Join us for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Open Door day at Aberdeen Science Centre, on Saturday 29th July, in partnership with Shell and IET.

Delve deeper into the wonders of engineering by meeting local engineers, attending exciting presentations and trying out hands on activities. Build cars powered only by salt water, test your skills at programming a Martian rover, travel offshore with a virtual reality headset and much much more!

Companies who will be represented include: Shell, iMechE, Tendeka, 57North Hacklab, ESP-Engineering UK, TechFest, Geobus, SPE, Llyods Register and more to still be announced so watch this space….

Entry on this day is COMPLETELY FREE with everything included! Doors open at 10.00 with activities running till 16.00. No need to book, just come along!

Website: http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1730867043873177


ANCHORS AWAY 

Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Aberdeen AB11 5BY

Date:  Saturday 29th July 2017
Time:  10:30 – 12:00

Description: Set sail on a music and storytelling voyage inspired by our new Sea Change exhibition.

Age: 3-8 years

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/191509551371079


One Great Day | Pirates of The Trinity Centre

 Organiser: Aberdeen Trinity Centre

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

 Date:  Saturday 29th July 2017
Time:  12:00 – 16:00

Description: Shiver me timbers! The Trinity Centre will be invaded by pirates on Saturday 29th July in aid of ‘One Great Day’

Join us for lots of Pirate fun while fun-raising for The ARCHIE Foundation and Great Ormond Street Children’s hospital.

Treasure hunts | Pirate Arts & Crafts | Surfing Simulator Competition | Bungee Run | Face Painting | & lots more fun…

Dressing up is encouraged.

100% of the money raised will be split between both charities!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1937604466520890


Collieston Gala 2017

 Organiser: Collieston Beach

Where: Collieston Beach, Collieston, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 8RT 

Date:  Saturday 29th July 2017
Time:  13:00 – 16:00

Description: Lots to do, including:

BBQ – Beer Tent – Cake and Candy – White Elephant – Tombola – Sticky Toffee Pudding – Plants – Books – RNLI – Pier – Face Painting – Raffle Tickets – Coastguards – Udny Designs – Fresh Fish – Macmillian – Pet Food – Knitted hats by Meg – Bobs Buddies Owls – Bouncy Castle – Teas at the CORC shed

The peterhead lifeboat will be attending subject to operational and weather conditions.

PLEASE PARK AT CRANSDALE AND WALK ROUND TO THE VILLAGE. There will be NO vehicle access to the harbour road (except local access) throughout the day.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/152312421982399


Kids Craft Class with Louise

 Organiser: Papeterie Crafts

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

Date:  Saturday 29th July 2017
Time:  13:00 – 14:00

Description: Get crafty with Louise – Cost £6

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1922786961327457


ANCHORS AWAY

 Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Aberdeen AB11 5BY

 Date:  Saturday 29th July 2017
Time:  14:00 – 15:30

Description: Set sail on a music and storytelling voyage inspired by our new Sea Change exhibition.

Age: 3-8 years

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/455006774853532


Turriff Show 

Organiser: Turriff Show

Where: Turriff Show, Turriff Showground, Queens Rd, Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 4EF

Date:  Sunday 30th & Monday 31st July 2017
Time:  08:00 – 20:00

Description: Lots on, see Facebook events for full listings and times

Sunday: https://www.facebook.com/events/181701625704425

Monday: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469932116396633


Game of Clans

Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

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

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

Description: We are all about celebrating our fantastic history and heritage here at Castle Fraser. In order to help us do this we are holding a very special event – Game of Clans.

We will have demonstrations from Macdonald ArmouriesHuntly Falconry Center and more.
Lochter Activity Centre will be bringing along their archery targets for some “have a go” archery and a caber for tossing. This is just some of what will be available!

Inside the Castle we will be continuing the celebration of our history. Focusing on tartan, its traditions and the Fraser Family.

We will have special guest Gillebrìde MacMillan who starred in Outlander performing at the Castle too! Tickets for this will be sold separately.

There will be outside caterering including an ice cream van.

Tickets are on sale now at https://nts.cloudvenue.co.uk/gameofclans
Below are our online 20% discounted ticket prices.
Adults – £5
Children 3 & over – £3
Children under 3 – Free
Concession – £3
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) – £15

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/223567594823677


Waterstones Children’s Bookclub for July

 Organiser: Waterstones

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

Date:  Sunday 30th July 2017
Time:  11:00 – 12:00

Description: Happy holidays to everyone!

Finally here’s our pick for the next bookclub meeting, The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood.

Winner of the Best Story Blue Peter Book Award 2017, it’s a fantastic adventure that plays really well with the art of storytelling.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/632786256928312


Workshop Fairy Wands & Dust Necklaces with Lottie’s Lockets

 Organiser: Geek Bothy

Where: Geek Bothy, Unit 3 Transition Extreme, Links Road, Aberdeen AB24 5NN

 Date:  Sunday 30th July 2017
Time:  11:00 – 13:00

Description: WORKSHOP – Fairy Wands and Magical Dust Necklaces with Lottie’s Lockets

AGE – 5 years +

FREE PARKING IN CAR PARK

COST – £20 per person

Join Lottie’s Lockets for a magical session making the must have accessories for any budding fairy! Firstly we will make beautiful wands using felt and all things sparkles! To complete the look we will use magical fairy dust tailored to your unique powers and these will be bottled and made into a necklace for you to keep close to your heart.

Snack included

BOOK ONLINE – http://www.geekbothy.co.uk/product/workshop-fairy-wands-and-magical-dust-necklaces-with-lottie-s-lockets – or pop in and see us at the shop during our opening hours.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/101692120458436


Bump to Bairn Market Newmacher

 Organiser: LoveLocal Biz

Where: Newmachar Gym Axis Centre,  Aberdeen  

 Date:  Sunday 30th July 2017
Time:  11:00 – 15:00

Description: Bump to Bairn markets are brand new and exciting events showcasing local businesses specialising in everything you need from pregnancy and throughout childhood!

They will also be fantastic fun family days out! Information for visitors and how to book your tickets will be updated soon!

If you run a business in the North East of Scotland that in any way serves parents, parents to be, babies, families or kids then we want to hear from you!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1202008833238365


Jaguar Classic Car Show

 Organiser: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Drum Castle, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5

 Date:  Sunday 30th July 2017
Time:  12:00 – 15:00

Description: From 1920s classics to modern dream machines, the big cats have defined automobile innovation and design.

Our popular Jaguar Classic Car show comes again to Drum – a ‘must do’ event for all car enthusiasts.

The event is free to NTS/NT members, who will be asked to show their membership on the driveway.

For Non-members there is the standard grounds-only admission ticket – Adult £4, Children/Cons £2, Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) £10.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1202008833238365


Aberdeen Mela – One World Day at AIYF

 Organiser: Aberdeen International Youth Festival & Aberdeen Multicultural Centre

Where: Westburn Park, Aberdeen AB25 3 

Date:  Sunday 30th July 2017
Time:  12:00 – 20:00

Description: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity in Aberdeen and the North East.

Aberdeen Mela – One World Day at AIYF 2017 will take place on the 30th of July at Westburn Park and will be a day of music, dance, theatre, song & stories that celebrate and bring together diverse communities in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland, along with the many international visitors from the Aberdeen International Youth Festival!

This vibrant & cultural festival uses culture, arts, food and family with activities to highlight the richness of many different cultural groups in the area. It is a day for all the family where sharing each other’s life styles, cultural diversity & ethnicity is at the heart of everything.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/210418929456081


FUNBOX AT FRASERBURGH

 Organiser: Funbox

Where: Fraserburgh Leisure Centre, Seaforth Street, North Links, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 9BB

 Date:  Sunday 30th July 2017
Time:  12:00 – 17:00

Description: FUNBOX are coming to Fraserburgh for the first time and are delighted to present HIGHLAND FLING

Hoots mon and help ma boab! Take the high road (or the low road) and get roamin in the gloamin for Funbox’s brand new show. Join Anya, Kevin and Gary as they take a trip to the Highlands of Scotland to battle midgies, become monarchs of the glen and hear the skirl of the bagpipes in their latest singalong adventure. There’s silliness galore and songs to sing in this crazy new show for 2017. You’ll need to help us get the Funbox open – which contains everything you need to sing a song or have an adventure – but which of our special keys should we use? You may even be lucky enough to help the gang on stage!

Packed with family favourites like ‘Did You Ever See A Lassie?’, ‘Tattie Soup’, and ‘Jelly Belly’, as well as brand new songs, Highland Fling is the perfect treat for kids of all ages – from nought to ninety

Wear something Tartan

Show times are 12noon and 3.00pm

You can buy tickets from Fraserburgh Leisure Centre or by calling the venue on
01346 516 663

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1805478426449147


Monday Fundays – Story Sessions

 Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

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

Date:  Monday 31st July 2017
Time:  11:30 – 15:45

Description: Every Monday of the Summer Holidays we have a new and exciting activity for children to participate in!

This weeks Monday Funday is: Story sessions

Time slots: 11.30, 1.30, 3.00

This is a free session, but normal entry charges do apply.

Website: https://www.nts.org.uk/Event/20013762325/mondayfundays

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/110647616225677


Under 5’s Go Creative! (Woodland style)

Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School

Where: Aboyne castle woodland

 Date:  Monday 31st July 2017
Time:  10:00 – 13:00

Description: Little OWLS (age 5 and under) take a toddle down to the woods for some messy art fun! Three hours of art & woodland based activities including-

Make your own paint

Decorate your own flag

Make your own paint brush

Create a woodland bracelet or crown

Enjoy finger / feet painting

All materials and activities included in price plus campfire snack.

£15.00 per child, sibling discount. Older siblings welcome. Adults must remain with children. Booking required.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1426607800708344


The Creation Station Workshop

 Organiser: Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Where: 3D Hot Air Balloon Pop up Gallery, Bon Accord Centre,  Aberdeen

Date:  Monday 31st July 2017
Time:  11:00 – 12:30

Description: Enjoy creative adventures with your child to spark their natural curiosity and to develop their own journey of exploration and discovery.

Children – £3/ Adults FREE

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1965804297033082


Messy Monday Play!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Fourm

Where: Queens Links Play Park 

 Date:  Monday 31st July 2017
Time: 14:00 – 16:00

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.

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/1164297970341153


MAC’s Footpool and Dartpool

 Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

 Date:  Tuesday 1st August 2017
Time:  10:00 – 20:00

Description: Footpool is new and exclusive to Scotland for ages 5+ to adult.

Combining football and pool in a great new way – using your feet and pocketing balls, with the same rules as a game of pool. Its a great way to get competitive and challenge your mum or dad to a game – lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Tickets £5 per person

For more information, please contact Steven 07494576155 Macsfootpool@hotmail.com

Younger children (5+) in the morning – 10 – 1pm

Older children and adults in the afternoon/evening – 2 – 8pm.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/255182598316722


Haddo Children’s Event: The Hidden World of Bugs

 Organiser: Haddo House

Where: Haddo House, Methlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7EQ

 Date:  Tuesday 1st July 2017
Time:  10:30 – 12:00

Description: Join the Ranger to hunt for bugs and beasties living outside Haddo House and then join our experts inside to see which creepy crawlies have moved into the house and are maybe not quite so welcome. Moths are good outside in the woods but are they so good inside?

Then make your own magical minibeast to take home.

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

Online Booking Essential on NTS website

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/793278664177070


Look What I Found!

 Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Den of Maidencraig Nature Reserve, Aberdeen  

 Date:  Tuesday 1st august 2017
Time:  14:00 – 16:00

Description: Enjoy an afternoon of pond dipping and minibeast hunting at Den of Maidencraig Local Nature Reserve. Discover and record the animals we find in the water and on land.

Meet at the nature reserve car park on Skene Road. First Bus 11 or Stagecoach X17 will take you to Skene Road. Remember to bring wellies!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550774058275680


Parent & Baby/Toddler Storytelling Sessions

 Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Time:  09:30 – 10:10

Description: Our parent and baby/toddler storytelling sessions will be held the first Wednesday of every month

9:30am (40 minute session) | £2 per adults | Babies/toddlers go free

There are limited spaces available for these sessions. Please call 01330 833463 to book your space

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/452202055114725


Sticks and Stones – outdoor fun for the under 2s!

 Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen, AB15 8BE

 Date:  Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Time:  10:00 – 11:30

Description: Outdoor fun for the under 2s.

Come for a half hour pushchair walk through the lovely woods at Hazlehead Park, followed by an hour of play in amongst the trees. Explore treasure baskets, play with diggers, swing in the hammock!

Age – birth to 24 months

Cost – £5 per child. Adults go free. Book online.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/131534200759264


August Sling and Nappy Library

 Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Methodist Church, 8 Crown Terrace, Aberdeen  

 Date:  Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Description: It’s time for our August sling meet on Wednesday 2nd August! Summer should be in full swing and we are inviting you to join us for sling chat, hires, help with your own carrier and demonstrations.

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

We will also be joined by NCT Aberdeen and Shire’s new Cloth Nappy Library! So if you have any interest in switching to cloth – this is the place to be!

Older siblings, family and friends as always are welcome. As always, there will be lots of tea, coffee and cake!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/240047593180671


MAC’s Footpool and Dartpool

 Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

 Date:  Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Time:  10:00 – 20:00

Description: Footpool is new and exclusive to Scotland for ages 5+ to adult.

Combining football and pool in a great new way – using your feet and pocketing balls, with the same rules as a game of pool. It’s a great way to get competitive and challenge your mum or dad to a game – lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Tickets £5 per person

For more information, please contact Steven 07494576155 or Macsfootpool@hotmail.com

Younger children (5+) in the morning – 10 – 1pm

Older children and adults in the afternoon/evening – 2 – 8pm.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/279825495818874


Fun with Fossils Day

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre 

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

 Date:  Thursday 3rd August 2017
Time:  10:00 – 13:00

Description: Come along to our Fun with Fossils day to explore the giants that once roamed the Earth.

Make your very own trace fossil in our Build a Fossil Workshop; Discover the Giants of the Past in our interactive show; Uncover clues to the past in our dig pits; Erupt a volcano in our Volcano workshop.

Little Explorers aged 3-5 can join in the dioscovery too with prehistoric Story Time!

Normal entry costs

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/278729959267488


Fit Fun and Craft Cafe

 Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Thursday 3rd August 2017
Time:  09:30 – 11:00

Description: Safe indoor fun with soft play shapes, chute, hoops, stilts – plus teas and coffees for parents.

We’re also running a craft table through the summer. Theme for 3rd of August is Disney

Toddler to 5 years

£3 per session for walking children | £2 per session for non-walking children

50% discount for siblings | £1 for craft table | £1 for teas & coffees

Parental supervision is required

We have baby changing facilities and a toddler toilet seat available at the centre.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1067291856739106


Sand Dune Superheros!

 Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: The Sand Bothy, Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie, AB23 8GX

Date:  Thursday 3rd July 2017
Time:  10:30 –  12:00 or 13:00 – 14:30

Description: Come for an explore around the amazing sand dunes at Balmedie Country Park. Collect some natural treasures to make a superhero’s cuff then, with the help of a space blanket fly, jump or slide your way down the really high sand dunes!

Age – under 8
Cost – £7 per child. Adults go free. Book online at http://www.mudpieadventures.co.uk/book-classes/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1883130731954388


Beach Front Play!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Fourm

Where: Aberdeen Beach Front, , Aberdeen AB24 5

 Date:  Friday 4th July 2017
Time:  10:00 – 12:00

Description: Friday mornings will take place on the beach front – in the section with the large access ramp (3 sections to the left if coming from the Beach Leisure Centre; directly opposite the foot underpass); in the event of high tides or extreme wind conditions the session will be moved to the Beach Play Park.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/265897700559415


ANCHORS AWAY

 Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Treasure Hub, Aberdeen, AB16 7AX

Date:  Friday 4th August 2017
Time:  10:30 – 12:00

Description: Set sail on a music and storytelling voyage inspired by our new Sea Change exhibition.

Age: 3-8 years

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/285742098554008


Beach Ballroom Brick Bonanza 2017 

Organiser: Granite City Bricks

Where: Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen AB24 5NR

 Date:  Friday 4th & Saturday 5th August 2017
Time: Friday 16:30 – 18:00 Saturday 10:00 – 16:30

Description: Granite City Bricks are bring a new improved Lego show to Aberdeen.
More Lego displayers with old, new and completely one off designs. Each month we will update on who will be coming with a small look at what they will be bringing.

Friday VIP – If you are a massive Lego fan and wanting to view the show in a bit more relaxed environment we have special VIP tickets on Friday the 4th of August. There are only 100 on sale and each ticket will get a goody bag of Lego with some one off event souvenirs. You can also return on the Saturday.

There will be a 5ft Lego hero to guard the door, Large Lego displays from local Afols. Challanges, design a minifigure and also how to make your own Lego animated film.

Money raised will go to quiet time on the Friday which will be free for SensationALL and MeToo magazine to use. Also they will be displaying at the Event on the Saturday.

Parking in the area is free and within walking distance.

One Price for Adults and Children –
£20 on Friday – Includes some Lego goodies
£7.50 Saturday
4 & under are free both sessions.

Tickets to be purchased in advance here

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1867302673546702


Union Terrace Gardens Play

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

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

Date:  Friday 4th August 2017
Time: 13:30 – 15:30

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/116996008912806


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