What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (12th – 18th November 2016) | Mummy Mimi


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 **

Crathes Castle Christmas Craft and Food Fair

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

Date: Friday 11th – Sunday 13th November 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: Entrance is £3.00 Children Free

Description: Exclusively Highlands is holding its largest ever Christmas Fair in the stunning Crathes Castle and the adjacent horse mill. Over 50 makers will be exhibiting arts, crafts and food and once more it will be held over three days – Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15.

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 throughout the event.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/933142770131740/

Candybelle’s Christmas Village

Where: Village Urban Resort, Prime Four, Kingswells AB15 8PJ

Date: Saturday 12th November 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm


Description: Candybelle’s ultimate christmas fair is back once again and this time we have included loads more designer makers after last year’s successful design room!

Not forgetting of course pick of the best Vintage traders selling homewares and fashion around these shores. Kick start your christmas shopping and support our handpicked selection of small businesses!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/369400870116398


Kirktown Garden Centre Reindeer Weekend

Where: Kirktown Garden Centre & Restaurant, Fetteresso, Stonehaven AB39 3UP

Date: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November 2016
Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Description: The Reindeer are coming back again to Kirktown Garden Centre

Come along and join the magical family fun with Santa and his beautiful Cairngorm Reindeer!

Website: http://www.kirktowngardencentre.co.uk/events/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1136501589736503/

Oldmachar Playgroup Christmas Fayre

Where: Oldmachar Community Playgroup, Jesmond Drive, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB22 8UR

Date: Saturday 12th November 2016
Time: 10.00am -12.00pm

Price: There will be a small admission fee on the door (£1.50 for adults and £1 for children) but this will include some yummy refreshments.

Description: Oldmachar Community Playgroup will be holding its annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 12 November.

Come and join us for fun for all the family including Santa’s grotto, face painting, glitter tattoos, games, raffle, jam jar tombola as well as a selection of delicious home-bakes and the ever popular chocolate fountain!

There’s also the chance to get ahead of the game and start your Christmas shopping early with a selection of homemade gifts as well as a number of external vendors – including Usborne Books, Scentsy, Arbonne, Stella & Dot, Crafty Kerry and Bow Sparkle!

Please come and join us for fun for all the family!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/614097575428610/

Celebrating National Pathology Week

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

Date: Saturday 12th November 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm

Price: Usual entry prices

Description: To celebrate National Pathology Week we’ve teamed up with NHS Grampian to bring you a day of exploration as we explore the world of pathology.

Find out how well you wash your hands, discover how X-rays see through our bodies, and explore how bodies fight infection (and sometimes get it wrong!).

Find how much cholesterol you have and explore a world of health with our team from NHS grampian

Website: http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1208282752543821/

Newmachar Fireworks Display

Where: Charles Gordon Park, Newmachar

Date: Saturday 12th November 2016
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm


No Tickets Required although DONATIONS are gratefully accepted.


Light up Novelties For Sale, Food & Drink available on site

Doors Open 6.30pm Fireworks Display at 7.30pm

No car parking available on site, Disabled Parking for Blue Badge Holders available at Newmachar Hotel. Pedestrian access only to the event. U64C road will be closed at the A947 Crossroads at Newmachar Hotel to Westgrove House. Diversions via Oldlmedrum Road, Meldrum Drive, Coresduick Road.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/610632685785308/

CLAN Christmas Market

Where: CLAN Cancer Support, 120 Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB25 2QA

Date: Saturday 12th November 2016
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Price: Entry £2

Description: CLAN Christmas Fayre – Come along and kick off the festive season with home bakes, tea/coffee, shopping stalls and festive games. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1775301429403846/

Christmas Craft Fair & Coffee Morning

Where: Premnay Hall and Community Association, Auchleven, Aberdeenshire AB52 6QB

Date: Saturday 12th November 2016
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Description: Premnay Hall & Community Association’s Christmas Craft Fair and Coffee Morning.

Join us for a selection of local stalls showcasing and selling local crafts and gifts.

Perfect for some Christmas Shopping. Teas served in small hall. Raffle on the day.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/319560075074684/

The Thistle Street Food Market

Where: Thistle Street, Aberdeen

Date: Saturday 12th November 2016
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Description: Our fabulous food market returns to the West End on the second Saturday of November.

Fish, beef, pork, lamb, game, vegetables, beer, bread, eggs, cakes, home-cooked prepared meals, sauces, preserves, tablet, marshmallows and much more.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/317907761924426/

Busy Beasties Pittodrie Stadium

Where: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen AB24 5QH

Date: Sunday 13th November 2016
Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm

Price: £2 entry for adults under 12s free

Description: We are heading back to one of our favourite venues.

Raising funds for Absafe and AFCCT

Meet Olaf and Spongebob, Angus and Donny, Batman and Princess Jasmine will be coming to see hello. Free craft tables Raffles and tombolas Face paints and glitter tattoos Lots of local traders, music and fun.

Wonderful photo booth room with Xmas gift portraits being taken (please contact to book)

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/336842593313865/

LoveLocal Christmas Market

Where: Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire AB51 0DZ

Date: Sunday 13th November 2016
Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Price: Free Entry

Description: Christmas Shopping Market, Local Traders and Makers, Refreshments Available

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/312041365831773/

Christmas Craft And Family Fun Day

Where: The Axis Centre, Newmachar, Aberdeen AB21 0

Date: Sunday 13th November 2016
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Description: A fun day for all the family, bouncy castle,face paints,tea and coffee PLUS….local crafters selling fab stuff!!

Come and start your Christmas shopping and let the kids play.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Newmachar-Baby-and-Toddlers-181110539820/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/297120157331863/

Tarland Winter Fair

Where: MacRoberts Memorial Hall, The Square, Tarland AB34 4

Date: Sunday 13th November 2016
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Description: Tarland Playgroup will be hosting their annual Winter Fair on Sunday 13th November in the MacRobert Hall, Tarland.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Tarland-Playgroup-Events-242021046190913/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1806378266264874/

Pudsey Pyjama Party

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

Date: Sunday 13th November 2016
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Price: Usual entry prices

Description: You are invited to our charity Pudsey Pyjama Party!

Come along for some Pudsey themed fun and games, all in the name of BBC’s Children in Need charity night!

Website: http://www.wynfordfarm.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1795582744049730/

Children’s Workshop – Make a Poppy Wreath

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

Date: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Price: £3 per child, Booking essential: to book a place email alice.walton@gordonhighlanders.com or telephone 01224 498926.

Description: In this fun filled workshop, children will paint and mould egg cartons to turn them into poppies and create a wreath made from a paper plate!

Additional information:

Parents or guardians will be required to stay in
the museum for the duration of the workshop
A consent form will need to be completed
The event will be held in the museum’s Luff Room
Suitable for children aged 5 and above
We kindly ask children wear clothing suitable for painting in

Website: http://www.gordonhighlanders.com/Diary-of-Events#.WCT47OGLT-Z

NCT November Sling Meet

Where: Crown Terrace Methodist Church, Aberdeen AB10 6

Date: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Description: It’s the November sling meet! Are you thinking about adding a sling into your Christmas wish list? Why not come along to try some out and hire one to make sure it’s the best one for you and your little one?

All welcome, whether you’re curious about carrying and want to find out some more information about carrying your baby, infant or toddler or have been carrying for years. Siblings are welcome and, as always, we will have cake!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nctaberdeenslinglibraryandmeet/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767843830145062/

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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