What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (13th – 19th May 2017)

What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (13th - 19th May 2017)

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**

Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend

Organiser: Alford Community

Where: Cairngorms National Park

Date:  Friday 12th – Sunday 14th May 2017

Description: The Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend 12-14 May is a celebration of the fantastic natural heritage of the Cairngorms National Park.

With over 50 activities taking place across the Cairngorms National Park there will be something for everyone, from families to the more seasoned nature lover. TV naturalist Nick Baker is the special guest again in 2017 and you can join him on a ‘Minibeast safari’ or hear him talk about his life as a wildlife presenter in Blair Atholl. There are 4 main hubs being used across the Park (Badenoch & Strathspey, Blair Atholl, Glen Tanar & Upper Deeside, Tomintoul).

You can search via the interactive map or the list of events by time and day.

Website:  http://cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/events/big-weekend/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/707375549440111

 Tour of the Farm and Mini Interactive Workshops

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

 Date:  Friday 12th – Sunday 14th May 2017
Time:  11:30 – 15:45

Description: Our new Belwade Farm visitor experiences give our visitors the opportunity to tour the farm with our tour guide who provides you with information on the charity, Belwade Farm and tell you more about the individual cases our grooms are currently working with.

After the tour we have 4 mini workshops which are designed to be both educational and interactive and suitable for all age groups and abilities.

Come along and spend the day with us here at Belwade Farm you can take part in the activities which interest you throughout the day. As well as the activities we have lovely farm trails where you can see the horses in the fields while enjoying the stunning Deeside scenery.

Our Fairy woodland is now open for the Summer so if you have time you can even do a bit of Fairy spotting.

Our Bistro is open 11am till 4pm with lunches served between 11.30am and 2.30pm. If you require any further information on a visit to Belwade Farm please call 013398 85398.

Please book your space by calling number above or by completing the online interest form.

Website:  http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org/farm/belwade-farm

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/100651393844777

What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (13th - 19th May 2017)Fraserburgh Celebrates

Organiser: Fraserburgh Super Saturdays

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

Date:  Saturday 13th May 2017
Time:  10:00 – 15:30

Description: A fantastic free family day out in Fraserburgh town centre featuring well-known children’s entertainer Artie from the Singing Kettle who will be performing his new solo show Artie’s Tartan Tales.

Super Saturdays will also feature a wealth of stall holders from near and far, local entertainers,live bands, hot and cold food, children’s activities plus much more.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Fraserburgh-Super-Saturdays-450310835039839/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1205810626205794

What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (13th - 19th May 2017)Craft and Storytelling Session

Organiser: Alford Community

Where: Alford Library, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8PY

 Date:  Saturday 13th May 2017
Time:  10:00 – 12:00

Description: Children’s story and craft session with a Scottish theme for 3 to 10 year olds. Free event but booking essential at 019755 63333

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/295814030842186

What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (13th - 19th May 2017)Greyhope Bay – Family Fun Day in the Marquee!

Organiser: Greyhope Bay

Where: Greyhope Bay, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 13th May 2017
Time:  11:00 – 16:00

Description: FIND OUT ALL ABOUT GREYHOPE BAY at our exciting community event and family fun day on Saturday May 13th!

You are invited to a free event hosted on site (Greyhope Bay – around the corner from Torry Battery) in a stunning glass fronted marquee with spectacular panoramic views of Aberdeen!

The day will include a:

3D Virtual Reality Tour of our proposed building design for a new iconic build visitor and marine education centre for Aberdeen!

Life sized inflatable minke whale!

Dolphin watching!

Touch tank with crabs, star fish and other marine life!

Stalls with interactive marine science exhibits!


Food Vans & Ice Cream will be available on site.

Stall holders to be announced later this week.

This event was made possible by the Torry Community who voted for Greyhope Bay through the UDecide Torry Participatory Budget. A BIG THANK YOU!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1887000378190438

 Cove Mega Monthly Nerf Wars

Organiser: Altens Community Centre

Where: Altens Community Centre, Strathburn Street, Aberdeen, , AB12 3SE

 Date:  Saturday 13th May 2017
Time:  15:00 – 17:00

Description: NERF WARS


All Equipment and Barriers provided.

Coach Led, Fun, Organised Activity.

Music and interactive play help to create a fun and exciting experience!!!

Tickets on sale now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cove-mega-monthly-nerf-wars-tickets-34191844728

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/200992850412798

North Of Scotland Pipe Band Championship

Organiser: Piping Hot Photos

Where: King George V Park @ Banchory, Dee Street, Banchory, , AB31 5

 Date:  Sunday 14th May 2017
Time:  10:00 – 15:00

Description: Stalls, Food & Drink, Fantastic Family Day Out

Website:  http://www.visitbanchory.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1032643800169068

Inflatable Day @ Macbi

Organiser: Premier Inflatables

Where: MACBI Community Hub, Newlands Road, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire AB42 5GP 

Date:  Sunday 14th May 2017
Time:  12:30 – 12:30

Description: Let the kids enjoy a fun afternoon of Inflatables, music, soft play, face painting and fun whilst you relax with a coffee and fine piece at the wonderful Macbi Community hub at Newlands Road, Mintlaw.

Macbi Hub boasts of a wonderful soft play for the little ones with adjoining fully enclosed outdoor play area, as well as a fully refurbished cafe serving hot & cold drinks, hot food, cakes and pieces and Rizza’s lovely ice cream.

Its only £7 for use of Macbi’s soft play areas & access to the Wide range of Inflatables.

Or for use of just the Inflatables it’s £5.

Pay at the reception on arrival where you will be issued with a wristband.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/419167791790671

What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (13th - 19th May 2017)Camp Fire Capers – Cairngorms Nature: Big Weekend 2017

Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Braemar Curling Pond, Braemar, AB35 5YQ

 Date:  Sunday 14th May 2017
Time:  14/5/2017 13:00 – 14/5/2017 16:30

Description: Celebrate the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend and explore around the wonderful Invercauld Estate with Mandy Tulloch of Mud Pies.

Collect sticks and other woodland items and learn how to light a small fire without matches. It’s not the easiest thing to do but a great skill to learn and a fab party piece! Toasted marshmallows for everyone who manages!

Suitable for kids 3 years + (with a well behaved adult!)
There are 3 sessions:
1pm to 2pm
2.15pm to 3.15pm or
3.30pm to 4.30pm

It’s FREE! Booking essential – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/camp-fire-capers-tickets-33215287820.

Please note – alternative woodland activities suitable for younger children may be provided if there is a “no fires” policy in place due to low rainfall.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Mud-Pies-352853327274/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1050736128360207

May Fair

Where: Sheddocksley Community Centre, Aberdeen AB16 6

 Date:  Sunday 14th May 2017
Time:  13:00 – 15:00

Description: Thistle Youth under 13’s are hosting a May Fair at Sheddocksley Community centre to raise money for their upcoming tournament in Ireland, please come along and support.

Loads of different stall holders will be there including, sweets, cakes, handmades soaps, glasswear to name but a few.

Entry costs £2 for adults and £1 for children, this includes a refreshment. Hope to see you there!!!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1603967436310732

Nursery Rhymes & Story Time

Organiser: Waterstones

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

 Date:  Wednesday 17th May 2017
Time:  10:30 – 11:00

Description: Come along every Wednesday for a fun half-hour of Nursery Rhymes and story time in the Children’s department!

Bring your wee ones along and we’ll sing along to the most popular and beloved classics!

All together now:

“One, two, three four five,

Once I caught a fish alive…”

We hope to see you there!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750766985214612

Children’s Bookbug Session

Organiser: Alford Community

Where: Alford Library, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8PY

Date:  Thursday 18th May 2017
Time:  09:30 – 10:00

Description: Free story, song and rhyme session for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families. Booking essential and the library issue desk or by calling 019755 63333

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1308037875959094

 Fun with Shapes – Weekly Class

Organiser: The Creation Station Turriff and Surrounding Areas

Where: MACBI Community Hub, Newlands Road, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire AB42 5GP

 Date:  Friday 19th May 2017
Time:  10:00 – 10:50

Description: Our weekly class starting at our new venue MACBI Community Hub in Mintlaw. Join us for 6 weeks to have fun with shapes 5 months to approx 18 months.

Classes can be booked online, via PM or email janpalmer@thecreationstation.co.uk

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/The-Creation-Station-Turriff-and-Surrounding-Areas-1076064309083376/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1358235680930298

Fun with Shapes – Weekly Classes

Organiser: The Creation Station Turriff and Surrounding Areas

Where: MACBI Community Hub, Newlands Road, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire AB42 5GP

Date:  Friday 19th May 2017
Time:  11:10 – 12:00

Description: Join us for 6 weeks of fun with shapes – approx 18 months to 5 years. Get creative with your little ones, our classes are curriculum based aswell as fun and making some creative makes and memories.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/The-Creation-Station-Turriff-and-Surrounding-Areas-1076064309083376/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679780932327651

KIDS DISCO and Buffet

Organiser: Wynford Farm Park

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

 Date:  Friday 19th May 2017
Time:  17:15 – 19:15

Description: DANCE YOUR HEART OUT at our Wynford Disco!

£10/Child including a HOT BUFFET MEAL and a LASER LIGHT DISCO! Children 1-year-old and Under are just £5!

Get lost in the moment (and the fog machine!) with our DANCE COMPETITION and join the FUN!

Booking required, call us on 01224 745411 🙂

Website:  http://www.wynfordfarm.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1672922053015377

Cinema Event La La Land

Organiser: Culter Village Hall

Where: Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire AB14 0UD

 Date:  Friday 19th May 2017
Time:  19:30 – 22:00

Description: Showing on our large screen the Oscar winning La La land.

Tickets £3 includes free soft or hot drink

tuck shop with popcorn, hotdogs, sweets and drinks

This film is rated U

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/Culter-Village-Hall-553093404712775/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1850897121903164

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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