What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (11th – 17th November 2017)


What’s on in Aberdeen City & Shire for Kids and Families

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**

Exclusively Highlands Christmas Craft Fair 

Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

Date:  Friday 10th – Sunday 12th November 2017 16:00
Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description: Exclusively Highlands hosts it’s stunning annual Christmas Fair at Crathes. Throughout the Castle  and Horsemill over 60 exhibitors will be displaying their wares. A sumptuous range of patisseries, gluten free cakes, scones, homemade breads, cheeses, charcuterie, marshmallows, chocolates, preserves, seafood, teas, coffee and wonderfully unique collections of Jewellery, Art, Stoneware, Clothing, Tweed accessories, Photography, Candles & Diffusers together with fabulous skincare products – all lovingly handmade in Scotland.

Adults – £4 | Children – FREE

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/266146923790381

 The Boss Baby 

Organiser: Lumphanan Moving Pictures

Where: Lumphanan Moving Pictures, Lumphanan, AB31 4SE

Date:  Friday 10th November 2017
Time:  18:30 – 20:00

Description: Showing of The Boss Baby Movie

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2028994114012666 

Meet the Scientist

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 11th November 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: On Saturday 11th November 2017, from 10am to 3pm, come to Aberdeen Science Centre and discover the cure for the dullest of diseases – boredom!

Members of the RSC Aberdeen & North Scotland Local Section will be running pop-up Chemistry activities for families and the young at heart in Aberdeen Science Centre to celebrate Chemistry Week 2017. Come along for a hands-on Chemistry experience while you browse the Aberdeen Science Centre exhibitions.

In honour of National Pathology Week, Healthcare Scientists from the laboratories at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary will be hosting a hands-on workshop! You’ll be able to discover what happens in a real pathology lab and the role it plays in modern healthcare.

Activities will include:
• Guess the number of genes
• Measurement of how much sugar is in the juice you drink
• Discover how your kidneys work
• Try out an ultrasound machine
• Cholesterol measurement (over 18’s only)
• Find out how clean your hands really are
• Learn how allergies develop
• See organ specimens up close

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/837528689759311

Thistle Street Food Market

 Organiser: The West End – Aberdeen

Where:  Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1

 Date:  Saturday 11th November 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: We are delighted to have an abundance of market stall holders showcasing their produce at Thistle Street Food Market on Saturday 11th November.

Join Bon Accord Drinks, who is back after a fantastic demand last month, visit Teasmith Gin who can tell you all about how they make their fabulous spirit, pick up fresh bread from The Highlander’s Bakehouse, before stopping by for a few cupcakes from Sweet Tootz Cakery. And that’s just for starters!

There are many many more to choose from – keep an eye on our social media, where we will unveil who else is coming! Make sure you get down early – we can’t wait to see you all.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/815338495339562

Cairn Conservation – Bringing Back the Baron! 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Tullos Hill

 Date:  Saturday 11th November 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: With special permission from Historic Environment Scotland we will be clearing back vegetation from Barons Cairn: a spectacular Scheduled Ancient Monument that dates back to the Neolithic era and also incorporates some interesting wartime remnants. In recent years the cairn has been vanishing under encroaching vegetation which we aim to clear this winter.

Meet at the new car park for Tullos Hill at the end of Altens Farm Road. First bus 3 goes to Wellington Road close by.

Booking essential – please call 01224 326 429 or email countryside < ranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk to book your FREE place!

Suitable for adults and children over the age of 5. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/185807811965579

Enchanted Fairy Wood Open

 Organiser: VSA Easter Anguston Farm

Where: Easter Anguston Farm, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November 2017
Time:  10:15AM – 3:00PM

Description: We plan to open our Fairy wood for the first time since the special halloween weekend. (Please note we recommend children are 3yrs + and that any toddlers are carried as some of the fairy exhibits are fragile and should not be touched) This will be weather dependant please check Facebook for updates nearer the time

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/368702560253968 

 Clay Gingerbread House with Heevis Miniatures Workshop

Organiser: Geek Bothy

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

Date:  Sunday 12th November 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 1:30PM

Description: WORKSHOP – Clay Gingerbread House with Heevis Miniatures

AGE – Adults and Children over 8 years old.


COST – £23 per person

Clay gingerbread house decorated with candy cames and clay sweets perfect decoration for Christmas!

Included: All tools, materials, tuition and a small snack.

Book online http://www.geekbothy.co.uk/product/clay-gingerbread-house-workshop or pop in and see us at the shop.

Please note that workshops are non refundable and dates can not be swapped, you are welcome to give your place to someone else, it doesn’t have to be the named person that booked the workshop attending. If the workshop is cancelled by the maker and/or Geek Bothy a full refund will be issued.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/136249100464804

Sunday Whittling 

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

Where: Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7EQ 

Date:  Sunday 12th November 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Come and join us for a relaxing afternoon of whittling in the woods…

This is the first session of what will hopefully become a regular Sunday afternoon event.  It won’t be a taught session (although sharing of ideas and expertise will be welcomed) – just an opportunity to sit around the fire, work on your own project and chat with like-minded people.

If you have your own tools, please bring them along.  We do have a limited supply of sheath knives and folding saws – please let us know in advance if you would like to borrow any of these.

You may also wish to bring along something to sit on and hot drinks/snacks.

Everyone is welcome, although we would ask that children are accompanied (and supervised) by an adult.

Meet at the Pheasantry at 2.00pm, or come and find us in the outdoor classroom (weather-permitting).  No booking required but feel free to email svsohaddo@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/687884351405093

Christmas Card Making 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where:  Upper hall, Ferryhill Church, Aberdeen

 Date:  Thursday 16th November 2017
Time:  From 7:30PM

Description: Join us for our relaxed and sociable annual Christmas Card making night. With card examples on display for inspiration and lots of amazing craft materials feel free to make as many or few cards as you like!

Everyone very welcome, no experience needed but please do bring a pair or scissors, a box to take your creations home in and a bottle if you’d like to get into the Christmas spirit whilst crafting.

Just £6 per person on the night, in aid of the Kids at Ferryhill baby & toddler groups.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/128758787786837

Aberdeen Christmas Village 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events

Where: Aberdeen City Centre 

Date:  Friday 17th November to Sunday 31st December 2017

Description: In partnership with Aberdeen City Council and delivered by John Codona’s Pleasure Fairs, Aberdeen Inspired are thrilled to bring the Aberdeen Christmas Village to Aberdeen’s brand new civic space. There will be something for ALL the family including a spectacular ice rink and a wonderful festive fairground! Official opening time is yet to be confirmed,


Monday – Friday: 12pm – 10pm

(school holidays 11am – 10pm)

Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 10pm

A relaxed skating session will be held on Friday 29 December at 10am – 11am. Low music and no strobes aim to make this hour as inclusive as possibe.


Monday – Friday: 12pm – 10pm

(school holidays 11am – 10pm)

Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 10pm


Monday – Friday: 12pm – 10pm

(school holidays 11am – 10pm)

Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 10pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/152216245521618

November Bridge of Don Drop In Session

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: St. Columba’s Church, Braehead Way, Aberdeen AB22 8RR 

Date:  Friday 17th November 2017
Time:  9:15AM – 10:30AM

Description: There will be trained baby carrying advice from Jess Hippey, owner of Close and Calm, and a sling library with a large selection of rentals available. Should you wish to go on to buy a carrier after this, please inform Jess as discount codes are available for customers.

We will charge a £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees but will serve you tea, coffee and yummy cakes in exchange. Children , partners and family are welcome, and there is an unsupervised creche area available.

We’re very lucky to also have a breastfeeding peer supporter Lynn Miller present at most meetings, as we recognise advice and support for this is often needed too 🙂

We’re a friendly, welcoming bunch and look forward to meeting you. Our hope is to try and build an informative and supportive community so the more the merrier.

More info available here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1519071431734745

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/243822332770515

Pop Up Book Shop @ The Tin Coo

Organiser: Mrs K’s Little Bookshop

Where: The Devenick Dairy, Bishopston Farm, Banchory Devenick, Aberdeen AB12 4RS

Date:  Friday 17th November 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Pop Up Bookshop at Tin Coo – grab your lunch, let the kids play and do some Christmas shopping!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/127525491231355

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

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