What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (8th – 14th July 2017)

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What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 8th - 14th July 17

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 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


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (8th - 14th July 2017)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


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (8th - 14th July 2017)Hazlehead Park Play!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Hazlehead Park, Groats Road, Aberdeen AB15 8 

Date:  Friday 7th July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

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.

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.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/290656394677525


Singing in the Walled Garden

Organiser: Fyvie Castle

Where: Fyvie Castle, Turriff, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB53 8JS

 Date:  Friday 7th July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Come and learn about the flowers in the walled garden at Fyvie Castle through song with Petra Vergunst

Themes for the work shop will be flowers, pollination, fruits and seed despersal

Friday 7th July 10am until 12 noon – in the walled garden at Fyvie Castle (by the main car park)

Children £4 | Adults £4

Booking essential

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/847475248753709


Victoria Road Play!

Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Victoria Road, Aberdeen AB11 9

Date:  Friday 7th July 2017
Time:  1:30PM – 3:30PM

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/1418375808242028


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (8th - 14th July 2017)Beauty and the Beast @ Bettridge Centre

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

 Date:  Friday 7th July 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognise the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.s pupil in dance and love.

Tickets £3, available from the centre or online.

No unaccompanied children please.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1911986579121781


Blood & Granite: the Murder History Tour

 Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: Trinity Cemetery, Pittodrie,  Aberdeen

 Date:  Friday 7th July 2017
Time:  7:30PM – 9:30PM

Description: Brand new version of the Murder History Tour! Johnny Milne, Aberdeen’s Worst Hangman has been reincarnated (he’s got a beard this time), and the poisonous landlady, Catherine Humphrey is plotting to do away with her gypit husband James, back in 1830 when Wales Street was the city’s slaughterhouse district. Join us for the old favourites – Bullets in the Cemetery; Harry Burnett’s tragic love triangle in Jackson Terrace; the sad fate of Captain Beaton, Gordon Highlander officer in 1915; and witness some dramatic re-imagining of history.

Not suitable for under 12s; terrain not suitable for those with mobility problems;

Meet at the Park Road entrance of Trinity Cemetery – just up from Pittodrie’s South Stand entry; PLEASE arrive at least 10min before the start time so we can leave promptly!

Tour leaves 7.30pm | Duration approx 2hr

Tickets from Visit Scotland Info Centre, Union St

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/409518379405714 


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (8th - 14th July 2017)Old Skool Sports Day

Organiser: Wynford Farm Park

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

 Date:  Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July 2017
Time:  9:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: It’s an OLD SKOOL SPORTS DAY just like the ones you remember!

Take part in our events and race for glory! All these races are included with all Outdoor admissions 🙂

Tattie & Spoon Race | Three-Legged Race | Sack Race | Parent & Child Wheelbarrow Race

We will also be having a MASCOT RACE to watch our mascots take each other on head-to-head! Keep your eyes peeled for times and more info over on the Facebook event page.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/357501658000451


Get Fit Fraserburgh

Organiser: Fraserburgh Super Saturdays

Where: Fraserburgh Super Saturdays, Broad Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 9HP

Date: Saturday 8th July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 3:30PM

Description: Fantastic day out for all the family featuring a multi sports arena, climbing wall, inflatables, live bands and entertainment, food and many local stallholders. Town centre shops will also be offering special deals on the day.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/470648876608117


Paw Print Pathfinders

 Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Kincorth Hill Nature Reserve, Aberdeen AB12

Date:  Saturday 8th July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: Explore some of the history and wildlife to be found on Kincorth Hill with an easy to use orienteering map to follow the trails around the reserve. Find the bronze plaques of leaves and animal tracks along the way and take crayon rubbings to complete your treasure hunt!

Meet at the Kincorth Hill car park off Abbotswell Crescent. First Bus number 18 will take you to Abbotswell Crescent.

Suitable for children aged 8 and up. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Drop in any time between 10am & 12 noon. Last start at midday.

Free event.

Call 01224 326 429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk for more information.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/444715085886457


The Thistle Street Food Market

Organiser: The West End – Aberdeen

Where: The West End – Aberdeen, Rose Street, Thistle Street, Chapel Street, Huntly Street, Summer Street, Aberdeen AB10 1

 Date:  Saturday 8th July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Our regular farmers’ market returns to the Thistle Street with a mix of locally produced foodstuffs including cheese, bread, cakes, organic and free range meats, eggs, game, fresh fish, speciality smoked salmon, chutneys and preserves, cooking sauces, jams, artisan beer and much more.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/197101977487873


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (8th - 14th July 2017)Duthie Park: Secrets & Stories Mini Tour

 Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: Duthie Park,  Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 8th July 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: A new mini-tour set in Ferryhill’s pleasure park, which was given to the city by Miss Elizabeth Crombie Duthie in 1881. Duthie Park is full of artefacts, stories, and scenes. Join us for a one-hour wander around, looking at things like:

“The Bridge That Flitted” | “The Fountainhall Cistern” | “MacGrigor Obelisk”

“Arthurseat” | “Polmuir House” | “Hygeia’s Statue”

just a pity we can’t bring back the musical squares!!

Meet: Polmuir Road Gates | Duration: approx 60min

Suitable for wheelchairs

Special price for smaller tour – £5 each

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2067745376790596


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (8th - 14th July 2017)What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (8th - 14th July 2017)WEE TALES, 10Ft Tall Theatre for a fun filled workshop

Organiser: Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Where: Bon Accord Centre, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 8th July 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 11:40AM and 2:30PM – 3:10PM

Description: Join 10Ft Tall Theatre for a fun filled workshop for children aged 4+. A storytelling session which lifts the stories off the page and makes them alive.

From well known classics to hidden gems, your two storytellers 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!).

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/117618788845801 https://www.facebook.com/events/1437050523022799


Old Aberdeen’s Historical Secrets Mini Tour

 Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: Elphinstone Hall, Regent Walk, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24

 Date:  Saturday 8th July 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 3:00PM

Description: A zip through Old Aberdeen’s history comparing the 20th century and medieval quadrangles, hearing the stories of Elphinstone Hall, New Kings and Kings College; visit the hidden remains of the Snow Kirk and the tales attached to the Powis estate represented today by the impressive gates which replicated the former towers in the old quad.

One of our series of mini tours suitable for all

Start: Outside Elphinstone Hall, Kings Lawn, Old Aberdeen | End: Kings Quad

Starts: 7pm | Duration: Approx. 1 hour

Tickets: in person at Visit Scotland’s Information Centre, Union Street

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1134119930026835


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (8th - 14th July 2017)

Mosaic Fun

Organiser: The Sand Bothy

Where: The Sand Bothy, Balmedie Country Park, Aberdeen AB23 8WU

Date:  Sunday 9th July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 12:30PM and 1:30PM –  4:00PM

Description: A chance to learn how Maggie Patience creates her pieces and the opportunity to make a small artwork yourself to take home, using all sorts of recycled sparkly treasures, including mirror, glass, tiles, buttons and beads.

No cutting, just gluing, suitable for little fingers of 5 years and upwards. A family event, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Numbers will be limited to 15 each 2.5 hour session, so please book your places soon.

Cost is £6 per adult and £3 per child towards instruction fees and materials.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/290820914722164 https://www.facebook.com/events/117115798880363


Open Day The Bus Collection At Alford

Organiser: First Group Heritage Trust

Where: Grampian Transport Museum, Montgarrie Rd, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8AE

 Date:  Sunday 9th July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Visit The Bus Collection At Alford OPEN DAY and view over 20 preserved, restored and to be restored buses. There will also be a number of visiting buses.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1780357542274570


Guided Wildlife Walk at RSPB Dolphinwatch

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Torry Battery, Greyhope Road, Aberdeen AB11

 Date:  Sunday 9th July 2017
Time:  2:00 PM –  4:00PM

Description: Join local naturalist Mark Lewis for a guided walk to explore the amazing wildlife of Aberdeen Harbour. The walk will focus on birds as well as providing fantastic opportunities for viewing the area’s resident dolphins, seals and otters.

Meeting at the Torry Battery car park next to the RSPB Dolphinwatch van.

Bring binoculars if you wish. RSPB Scotland can provide a few extra pairs.

Booking is essential as there is a maximum of 12 places.

Contact RSPB on 01224 627853 or by emailing dolphinwatch@rspb.org.uk to book your spot!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/320339291712244


Big Barn Takeover – Summer Holiday Workshops for Kids

Organiser: The Barn

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

 Date:  Monday 10th – Friday 14th July 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: WOULD YOUR KIDS LIKE TO GET CREATIVE THIS SUMMER?

BIG BARN TAKEOVER

A week-long of fun activities, from drumming to mindfulness and printmaking to dance. Book just one class or sign up for the full week!

Join us this Summer for the Big Barn Takeover, with a different activity each day.

PROGRAMME 10 – 14 JULY

Morning (10am – 12pm): Ages 5-7

Afternoon (1-3pm): Ages 8-13

£8.50 per session or book the whole week for the discounted price of £38.00. To book please click here above or phone 01330 825431 (Tues-Sat 12-4pm).

To book online for the full week, click on the link and scroll all the way down the page.

MONDAY: Printing with Nature

Collect items in the garden such as leaves, plants, stones and try out printmaking to create your own unique picture.

TUESDAY: Drumming

Learn to play together as a samba style group while exploring rhythm in connection with modern music.

WEDNESDAY: Superhero Dance

Kapow! Create your own superhero moves in this fun and energetic dance session.

THURSDAY: Ukulele X Factor

Learn the basics of the Ukulele and take part in the Ukulele X Factor using green screen technology to transport you onto the big stage!

FRIDAY: Mindfulness

Go on a journey through the senses to connect to and explore your inner and outer worlds. Spend time in and around the Barn and the Wild Garden being curious, listening, observing, being still, reflecting and collecting.

Website: The Barn Booking Site

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/133615687207645


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (8th - 14th July 2017)Medal Making Workshop

Organiser: The Gordon Highlanders Museum

Where: The Gordon Highlanders Museum, St. Luke’s, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen,  AB15 7XH

 Date: Monday 10th July 2017
Time: 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Description: Join us at The Gordon Highlanders Museum and have a go at creating your very own medal! See up close some of the medals awarded to The Gordons and have a go crafting a gallantry or campaign medal to take home.

Booking Required. £3.00 per child (no charge for accompanying adults).

Please contact the Museum’s Learning Officer Lewis Gibbon via email: Lewis.Gibbon@gordonhighlanders.com

Booking is essential, as there are limited spaces.

Website:  http://www.gordonhighlanders.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/235893200248947


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Messy Monday Play!

 Orgmoaniser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Queens Links Play Park

Date:  Monday 10th July 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM

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.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/307815316297186


Summer STEM Club – Aberdeen Science Centre

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Tuesday 11th July 2017
Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Description: Our STEM club is back with exciting activities over the summer holidays! This July joinus as we explore the world of science in a fun and inspiring way!

Members will get to explore Many STEM areas and at the end of the 4 weeks we’ll have a special family challenge and quiz.

The first session of our new term will be held on Tuesday 11 July. We will have 4 weekly sessions running each Tuesday until 1 August from there on. Places are limited to 15 spaces and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

To book now, email STEMclub@ASC.scot or phone 01224 640340. See below for more info on this exciting club!

WHAT IS STEM CLUB

Children aged 7-11 offers a fun and inspiring way to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Each session includes hands-on activities themed around a STEM topic. Sessions are facilitated by Aberdeen Science Centre staff. Academic and industry professionals periodically participate to share their knowledge and passion.

SCHEDULE AND FORMAT OF SESSIONS

Schedule: the first session will be held on Tuesday 11 july. There are 4 weekly sessions running each Tuesday until 1 August.

Hours: sessions will be held from 10 AM to 11:30 AM.

Members: Up to 15 members will participate in planned activities under the supervision of our STEM Club Leaders.

Guardians: It is recommended that parents / guardians drop members at the Centre and pick them up at the end of the session. Alternatively parents / guardians can wait in The Tramsheds Coffee Shop or stay with children if preferred or required by the needs of the child.

Programme: We will cover a variety of STEM topics.

PRICE AND BOOKING

The membership fee is £30. Membership includes:

– Participation in 4 exclusive STEM activity sessions at ASC

– A snack and drink during each session

To book, call us on 01224 640340 or send us an email at: STEMClub@ASC.scot

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/433571317001694


Love Rara Pirate and Fairy Workshop

Organiser: Love Rara

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen

 Date:  Tuesday 11th July 2017
Time:  Various sessions between 10:30AM – 4:00PM

Description: Pirate and Fairy workshop a fun action session where your children will enjoy crafts, learning to become a fairy and pirate through drama, dance and games.

This is a drop off session therefore your child should be confident beinig dropped off.

Whats included: Craft, Face paint, glitter tattoo, dancing and games and a snack

Session 1: 10:30am – 12.00pm | Session 2: 12:30pm – 2.00pm

Session 3: 2:30pm – 4.00pm

Price is £15 per child.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/225820741256256


Pitmedden Children’s Walk: Minibeast Magic

 Organiser: North East Ranger Service

Where: Pitmedden Garden,  Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire AB41 7PD

 Date:  Tuesday 11th July 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Join the Rangers to discover the fascinating world of minibeasts out on the Pitmedden estate. We will explore from the woodland floor up to the leaves on the trees to find as many beasties as we can and learn some fascinating facts about what we find.

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

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/1713241498972764


Wandering Wednesday: Eric Hendrie Park!

Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Eric Hendry Park,, Aberdeen AB16 6

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

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/1786299894732996


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (8th - 14th July 2017)NCT – Walk, Play and Picnic at Haddo House

 Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

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

 Date:  Wednesday 12th July 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 10:30AM

Description: Meet us for a walk/play/picnic at Haddo.

It will be a very laid back event, do what suits you and your wee ones.

If you want to come for a walk, stay at the park and have a play or bring your lunch and have a picnic too.

Meet at the main map/ notice board at the car park.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/116439608945713


Waterstones – Explore Learning Workshops

 Organiser: Waterstones

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

Date:  Wednesday 12th July 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 1:30PM

Description: Great news! We are having Explore Learning in store again for more creative writing workshops!

The first workshop will be from 11am to 12pm and aimed at younger children and the second one, for for older children, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

If you’d like to sign up to either of the workshops please contact Explore Learning.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/250770862072357


Minecraft Workshop: From Swimming to Engineering

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

 Date:  Wednesday 12th July 2017
Time:  1:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: BOOKING ESSENTIAL – see below for details

This workshop is recommended for children aged 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.

Changes in building usage, and the challenges that they pose will be explored in greater detail in this workshop. In 1920, the Aberdeen Corporation Tramways altered this building and began to use it as a tram depot. The swimming pool, its plumbing and infrastructure were removed and the exterior of the building was altered to allow access and egress of the trams.

Participants will be asked to consider the design challenges of such a building transformation.

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/106080023331356


Balnagask Circle Play

Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Balnagask Circle Play, Torry 

Date:  Wednesday 12th July 2017
Time:  1:30PM – 3:30PM

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/118553992085795


Dynamic Dragonflies

 Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Scotstown Moor, Aberdeen AB22 8

 Date:  Wednesday 12th July 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Join a Countryside Ranger at Scotstown Moor Local Nature Reserve for a fantastic opportunity to see colourful dragonflies and damselflies.

Bring along your camera if you want to photograph these eye-catching creatures.

Meet at the nature reserve car park of Scotstown Road, Birdge of Don. First Bus number 8 will take you to Dubford Road close by.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1736324499998030


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (8th - 14th July 2017)Animal Tracking!

 Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Thursday 13th July 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Crathes is home to badgers, otters, red squirrels, Roe deer, foxes and now we even have pine martens recorded here. But how do we know?

Come along and learn how to read the signs and the clues that the animal leave behind.

Then help the rangers set up a remote camera to see if we can get a glimpse of these secretive creatures. (Pictures will be emailed out to you if we get any!)

Children £5.00

Aimed at children aged 5-11 years | Booking essential.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/141935983039520


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (8th - 14th July 2017)Tour, Pony Grooming & Horseless Horse Games

 Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:  Thursday 13th July 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 4:00PM

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.

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/772728846219756


Tour, Pony Grooming & Craftwork Afternoon

 Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

 Date:  Friday 14th July 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 4:00PM

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 doing fun crafts, facepainting and story telling.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/229147184270240


Allan Douglas Play!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Allan Douglas Park, Aberdeen AB16 7

 Date:  Friday 14th July 2017
Time:  1:30PM – 3:30PM

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/286243985173212


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