What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (3rd – 9th 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**


Absafe Car Boot Sale

Organiser: Absafe

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

Date:  Saturday 3rd June 2017
Time:  9:00AM – 1:00PM

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.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/955016597967548


Taste of Grampian 2017

Organiser: Taste Of Grampian

Where: Aberdeen & Northern Marts, Thainstone, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 5XZ

 Date:  Saturday 3rd June 2017
Time:  9:30AM – 5:00PM

Description: Taste of Grampian is Scotland’s biggest one-day food festival.

It attracts nearly 200 exhibitors, celebrity chefs, live cookery demonstrations as well as a Motor Show.

There is something for all ages.

£5 entry per person. Children under 16 are free.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/392333297785735


Sharing the North Sea

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 3rd June 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Throughout June join us to explore the life under the North Sea in our new show!

Through the energy and fishing industries, the people of Aberdeen are strongly connected to our local waters, but humans are not the only animals who rely on the North Sea. Come along and discover the other mammals who call the North Sea home and the technology that is helping us to better understand the lives of our flippered and finned friends.

Website:  http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1915018945445373


Gruffalo Adventure

Organiser: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate

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

Date:  Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 1.00PM or 2.00PM – 5.00PM

Description: Become a Mouse for the day and follow the self-led trail around the wood, taking care to look out for the Gruffalo!

Story telling every half hour

Entry: £5 per child

Children to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Adults are free.

To help us manage the event and allow all the children a chance to meet the Gruffalo and hear the story telling, please purchase either a morning or an afternoon ticket.

Please note that there will be no activities between 1pm and 2pm and you should allow a minimum of 90 minutes to complete all activities.

PLEASE NOTE – booking is essential

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/439882273054978


Victorian Weekend

Organiser: Milton of Crathes Station

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

Date:  Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 4:15PM

Description: Experience our recreation of the Victorian Era, in the infancy of the Royal Deeside Railway. The railway staff will be dressed in period costumes and additonal attractions will bring the railway car park alive.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167334877105876


Enjoy Music Festival 2017

 Organiser: Enjoy Music Festival

Where: Hazlehead Park, Hazlehead Ave, Aberdeen AB15 8BJ

Date:  Saturday 3th June 2017
Time:  12:00PM – 11:00PM

Description: Scotland’s best value festival is selling fast.

Ticket link: http://www.skiddle.com/festivals/enjoy-music

Aberdeen’s Enjoy Music Festival returns with Primal Scream and Chase & Status confirmed as headliners.

2017 sees a huge expansion to the festival site with new features including a VIP Area, Retro Tent, Fun Fair and Family Entertainment Area.

The festival will feature a comprehensive entertainment programme for all ages including amusements, showcase performances, workshops, the kids creative zone and lots more.

The Family Entertainment area has something for everyone and also includes a baby feeding and changing area.

Enjoy Music is Scotland’s fastest growing and best value music festival, with tickets costing substantially less than at other major music events.

Important Information:

All Persons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 21 or over at ALL times.

Photographic identification is compulsory for entry to the festival. See Terms and Conditions for full details

Terms and Conditions are located on the INFO page on our website http://www.digitalloveaberdeen.co.uk/enjoymusic

Website:  http://www.digitalloveaberdeen.co.uk/enjoymusic

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1139416342842277


Our first YouTube video is now live!

Featuring the launch of NCT Aberdeen City & Shire’s Bump Club, why not check it out here!


Summer Fayre – Oldmachar Community Preschool

 Organiser: Oldmachar Community Preschool

Where: Oldmachar Community Preschool, Jesmond Drive, Aberdeen AB22 8UR

Date:  Saturday 3rd June 2017
Time:  12:00PM – 2:00PM

Description: There will be a special appearance from the Guarana Street Band as well as; a bouncy castle, face painting, bottle stall, chocolate stall, various stall holders, food, story time in the summer house and a variety of pirate themed carnival games!

Entry is £1.50 per adult and £1 per child, price includes a glass of pirate punch and a golden biscuit!

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Oldmachar-Community-Preschool-1240126166042328/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/255409881600735


The 40th Cove Gala

Where: Loirston School, Loirston Ave, Cove Bay Aberdeen AB12 3

Date:  Saturday 3rd June 2017
Time:  1:00PM – 5:00PM

Description: Annual Cove Gala Day

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/713485932158956


Open Farm Sunday @DAP

 Organiser: Deeside Activity Park

Where: Deeside Activity Park, Dess, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5BD 

Date:  Sunday 4th June 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Deeside Activity Park / Cairnton Farm, The home of Cairnton Aberdeen Angus are taking part in Open Farm Sunday again this year .

We shall have lots going on from our very own Aberdeen Angus Cattle being here at the park so you can get up close and personal with the animals. We shall have some Pigs and piglets, Sheep and Lambs, Hens and Chickens and we may even take one of the horses down too.

We plan to have tractors on site both old and new ones with a Digger too. We shall have Tours going on in the Tractor And Trailer with Farmer Ken, who will be giving the tours and answering any questions.

Our outside BBQ Grill will be serving up our very own award winning Cairnton Aberdeen Angus Beef, as steaks and handmade burgers, Showing everyone first hand farm to fork at its very best. We shall also be serving up Sandy Ingram’s Sausages and bacon as well as having something on offer for any vegetarians.

Our Award winning coffee shop will be open and we have a fantastic tuck shop for that sweet treat too.

We have plenty of free parking, and look forward to everyone coming and joining us getting up close and personal with the animals and machinery.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1914333635455340


Waterstones Children’s Bookclub – Manxmouse 

Organiser: Waterstones

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

Date:  Sunday 4th June 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Thanks to all detectives who joined us in last week’s bookclub meeting. It was great fun and our murder mystery was successfully solved.

We’ll be reading next Manxmouse by Paul Gallico and I really hope for everyone’s sake the poor thing makes it through without a scratch!

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1823524787910161

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1823524787910161


NCT June Sling Library and Meet

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Crown Terrace Methodist Church, Aberdeen AB11 6

Date:  Wednesday 7th June 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: It’s time for our June sling meet! As Summer approaches 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 stashes 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. As always, there will be lots of tea, coffee and cake!

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

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nctaberdeenslinglibraryandmeet/


One for next weekend…

NCT Summer Nearly New Sale

Where: Portlethen Academy, Bruntland Rd, Portlethen, Aberdeenshire AB12 4QL

Date: Saturday 10th June 2017

Time: 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Description: Help raise money for charity whilst saving yourself some pennies – our next big NCT Nearly New Sale is on Saturday June 10th from 11am to 12.30pm at Portlethen Academy! It’s a one stop pop up shop of everything you need for your baby or child from 0 to 5 years. Clothes, books, toys, baby equipment, slings, buggies, jumparoos….all at bargain prices! Join the event and let your friends know – you won’t want to miss it!

£1.50 entry per person

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NCTaberdeensales/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/277476706027208/


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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