What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (14th – 20th October 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**


The Smurfs – The Lost Village

 Organiser: Lumphanan Moving Pictures

Where: Lumphanan Moving Pictures, Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire AB31 4SE

 Date:  Friday 13th October 2017
Time:  6:30PM – 8:00PM

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/916823418471426


Positive Birth Meeting Aberdeen

Organiser: Positive Birth Movement Aberdeen

Where:  Books & Beans, 22 Belmont St, Aberdeen AB10 1JH

Date:  Saturday 14th October 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 12:30PM

Description: The free Positive Birth Movement Aberdeen and Shire meeting are several times per every month. There is tea, coffee and meaningful discussion about all things birth! All are welcome, but please pop us a message as there are limited spaces available. Join us on Facebook to find out the most recent meeting!

Website:  http://grantmethod.wixsite.com/pbmaberdeen

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PBMAberdeen/


Geek Bothy First Birthday Party!

 Organiser: Geek Bothy

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

 Date:  Saturday 14th October 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Geek Bothy First Birthday Party!

We invite all of our awesome customers (old and new) to help us celebrate our shop turing ONE!!!!  Please join us at Geek Bothy on Saturday 14th October from 10am and enjoy some refreshments (fizz for the adults) and CAKE!!!!

There will be goodie bags to those early enough to grab one with your purchase and other entertainment including cosplay – prizes for the best dressed!!!

Face painting and glitter tattoos by Candy Skullz Face Painting 11am to 1pm

Team Geek Bothy can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/267075800472439


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Little Explorer Days – Giants of the Past

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

 Date:  Saturday 14th October 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Discover how these giants lived millions of years ago. What they ate, how large they were and find and handle some fossils in our dig pit.

Ideal for 3-5 years, Little Explorer Days offer fun, hands-on science-based activities encouraging learning through play. These days are open to public and groups. Each Little Explorer Day workshop lasts approximately 30 minutes and is supported by related activity tables on the Exhibition Floor.

These days are open to both the public and groups however if you are wishing to attend with a group then we would recommend you book in advance. Please contact a member of the STEM Learning Team on 01224 640 340 for more details

On Little Explorer Days, normal entry prices apply.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512653048820965


Thistle Street Food Market – October 2017

 Organiser: The West End – Aberdeen

Where: Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1

 Date:  Saturday 14th October 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: The Thistle Street Food Market is back next month, showcasing the very best in local food and drink produce for you to savour!

We are looking forward to welcoming Bon Accord Sparkling Drinks, a speciality tea shop – Unravel Tea, Barra Bronzes who will be taking turkey orders for Christmas, as well as many favourites including Angus&Oink, From Bakery Lane and many many more. Come along and pick up some delicious goodies!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1981231075468679


Dig the Past at Castle Fraser

Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

Where: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate, Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 7LD

 Date:  Saturday 14th October 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 4:00PM

Description: Fancy being an archaeologist for the day? Castle Fraser is the place to be!

As part of Archaeology Month, we will be digging on Castle Fraser’s Estate to see what we can unearth.

Join our NTS Archaeologist for a weekend of excavation and start digging up the past!

No experience necessary, open to all ages and abilities. All tools will be provided.

Please don’t forget to wear warm, waterproof clothing and suitable footwear for digging.

This event is free for everyone. Tickets can be registered for from the link: https://nts.cloudvenue.co.uk/digthepast

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/670001559790945


Royal Deeside Railway End of Season Gala – Saturday

 Organiser: Bon Accord Locomotive Society

Where: Milton of Crathes Station, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QH

 Date:  Saturday 14th October 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 4:15PM

Description: A weekend full of surprises with a variety of trains… It is planned that both Salmon and Bon-Accord will be in operation. Why not come along and see two steam locomotives in action?

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/267882103640911


Planting for Spring (pre-schoolers)

 Organiser: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School)

Where: Ben Reid Garden Centre, Countesswells Road, Aberdeen AB15 7AL

 Date:  Saturday 14th October 2017
Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids September Class for pre-schoolers (aged 3-5 years)

Theme is: Planting for Spring

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/120304148668424


Gardening4Kids for primary school children

 Organiser: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School)

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

 Date:  Saturday 14th October 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 3:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids class for primary school children at Aberdeen Science Centre. Theme is Planting for Spring.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/135040973902143


Heroes vs Villains Day

 Organiser: Jump In Trampoline Parks: Aberdeen

Where: Jump In Trampoline Park, Craigshaw Road, West Tullos Industrial Estate, Aberdeen AB12 3AP

 Date:  Sunday 15th October 2017
Time:  9:00AM

Description: We are having another charity dress up day at jump in!!

Our next theme is Heroes vs Villains. Every member of our AWESOME Jump Crew will be dressed as their favourite Superheroes and Evil Villains for a day of fun and games.

You will see the return of our Face Paints and Glitter Tattoos! There will also be competitions for the best hero and villain costumes that we see from you guys!!

If you wish to book this, please book your session as normal. There is no extra charge for this event, but any donations for Me Too are greatly appreciated.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/193059127903312


Royal Deeside Railway End of Season Gala – Sunday

 Organiser: Bon Accord Locomotive Society

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

 Date:  Sunday 15th October 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 4:15PM

Description: A weekend full of surprises with a variety of trains… It is planned that both Salmon and Bon-Accord will be in operation. Why not come along and see two steam locomotives in action?

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/237355936725263


OWLS Loose Parts Play Session

 Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School

Where: Bennachie, Chapel of Garioch, Inverurie AB51 5HX

 Date:  Monday 16th October 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM

Description: Meet at Bennachie Visitor Centre

Come along to this loose parts play session for children up to 5 years old.  Campfire snack included.

Website: http://www.owls-learn.co.uk/outdoor-learning/book-classes-activities/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1545832332142401


OWLS Natural Camouflage Play Session

 Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School

Where: Bennachie, Chapel of Garioch, Inverurie AB51 5HX

 Date:  Tuesday 17th October 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Meet at the Bennachie Visitor Centre

Learn the principles of staying invisible in the forest.  Lots of messy experimentation and games.

Suitable for ages 4 – 12 years.

Website: http://www.owls-learn.co.uk/outdoor-learning/book-classes-activities/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/358117784619381


October Holiday Stay & Play Sessions

 Organiser: Denman Playgroup

Where: Denman Pre-School Playgroup, 4 Westdyke Avenue, Aberdeen AB32 6QX

 Date:  Tuesday 17th October 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Looking for something to do with the kids during the October holidays? Denman Playgroup are hosting a range of Stay & Play Sessions over the two week holiday.

Only £3 per session which includes a snack.

Activities include sand/water table, play dough, crafts, books, scooters and much more!

Siblings welcome | Pay at the door on the day

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/128925531095809


Dark Arts and Creepy Crafts, 10.30am session

 Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Treasure Hub Museum Centre, Aberdeen AB16 7AX

 Date:  Tuesday 17th October 2017
Time:  Various sessions – 10.30am, 1pm

Description: Join artist Emma Leigh-McKay for spooky arts and hair-raising crafts. Dare you try our ‘yucky-dip’?

Free, drop-in no booking required
4-10yrs

Facebook Page/Event: 10.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/266118720545828, 1pm – https://www.facebook.com/events/1973339749614552


Crathes Castle: Children’s walk: Simply Squirrels

 Organiser: North East Ranger Service

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

 Date:  Tuesday 17th October 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Imagine life as a squirrel here in the woods at Crathes Castle. Could you find food, a good place to live and build your own drey

Children £5.00 (Booking essential)

Aimed at families and children aged 5-11 years

For more information and to book visit http://www.nts.org.uk

For queries 01330 844810

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/879367442212210


Melting Medals

 Organiser: The Gordon Highlanders Museum

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

 Date:  Tuesday 17th October 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Join us at the museum to see and learn about some of the impressive medals awarded to The Gordon Highlanders during their 200-year history. Then using foam, plastic cups, pens and the science know-how, you will be able to design and create your own medals to take away with you. Who will you award your amazing creations to?

Suitable for children 4—12 years old.
£3.00 per child (no charge for accompanying adults)

We recommend that adults join in on the fun and accompany children taking part in this workshop.

This session will be hosted in our specially designed Education Room.
The Museum has free parking onsite and free gardens. Refreshments are available in the Museum’s ‘Duchess Jean Tea Room’ which has a range of light lunches, cakes and its own children’s menu.

How to book: Please contact the Museum’s Learning Officer Lewis Gibbon via email: Lewis.Gibbon@gordonhighlanders.com or telephone: 01224 498922.

Booking is essential, as there are limited spaces.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1982927928653515


OWLS Taster Session

 Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School

Where: The Bin Forest, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4

 Date:  Tuesday 17th October 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Come along for this taster session in Bin Forest. Experience some Forest Fun with Morag the instructor.

Snack included

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2048497922049730


Hazlehead Park Play Session!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: The Park Cafe – Duthie & Hazlehead, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen AB158BJ

Date:  Wednesday 18th October 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 2:00PM

Description: Bus Routes: No 52 to Groats road

Nearest toilets available inside Park Cafe, and behind Park Cafe.

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/2028152050736907


Fyvie Castle Children’s Event: The Big Draw

 Organiser: Fyvie Castle

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

 Date:  Wednesday 18th October 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Take part in this national event and learn how to draw tiny minibeasts, pine cones, prickles and other natural objects to make very big pictures!

Join the Rangers to make your very own huge picture!

Aimed at children and families, children 5-11 years

Children – £5.00 | Booking essential

For further information and queries please call: 01330 844810

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1875821669402174


Youth Day (S1 – S3 pupils)

 Organiser: The Barn

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

 Date:  Wednesday 18th October 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: JOIN OUR YOUTH TASK FORCE – WE NEED YOUR IDEAS!

Are you in S1-3? Do you enjoy being creative? Come along to the Barn and become part of our brand new Youth Task Force.

Have your say, meet other people  and help us to plan events whether it’s a gig, fashion show or filmmaking workshop!

FREE HALLOWEEN BLOOD & GORE MAKEUP WORKSHOP

There will also be a chance to learn how to create Zombie Special Effects make up with blood and gore, in time for Halloween.

SIGN UP FOR FREE

Sign up for FREE (lunch included!): drop Linzy an email on learning@thebarnarts.co.uk

www.facebook.com/thebarnarts
www.thebarnarts.co.uk

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/144815122705373


Create Your Own Horse

 Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

 Date:  Wednesday 18th October 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 3:30PM

Description: Help make our invisible horses visible. Come along and enjoy today’s fun crafty afternoon and decorate your very own paper mache horse, which you can take home with you.

While you are here you can have a go at our Invisible Horse Hunt. How many will you be able to find hidden around the visitor center.

This is an indoor activity. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before start time.

£3.50 per person.

To book a space or find out more please email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org or call 013398 85398

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1473334726096568


Build your own WW! trench

 Organiser: The Gordon Highlanders Museum

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

 Date:  Wednesday 18th October 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 3:30PM

Description: Learn about life in the trenches of the First World War and have a go creating your very own replica model trench take home.

Suitable for ages 6+ | £3 per child

This session will be hosted in our specially designed Education Room. We recommend that adults join in on the fun and accompany children taking part in this workshop.

The Museum has free parking onsite and free gardens.

How to book: Please contact the Museum’s Learning Officer Lewis Gibbon via email: Lewis.Gibbon@gordonhighlanders.com or telephone: 01224 498922.

Booking is essential, as there are limited spaces.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/604514699938486


Wild music!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Treasure Hub, Aberdeen AB16 7AX

 Date:  Thursday 19th October 2017
Time:  Various sessions –  10:30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm

Description: Join Diana Peers for a fun session of animal-themed music, games and dancing.

£2.50 + booking fee | 2-5yrs

Facebook Page/Event: 10.30am https://www.facebook.com/events/165228200703098, 12.30pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1899282250333439 & 2.30pm https://www.facebook.com/events/112871429399888


Horse Shoe Design & Decorate

 Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

 Date:  Thursday 19th October 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 3:30PM

Description: Come along to Belwade Farm and decorate your very own horse shoe that you can take home with you.

Horse Shoes, paints and craft materials are provided.

Please take an apron along or wear clothes that you do not mind becoming messy. Warm clothes are recommended.

Price £6.50 per person.

To reserve spaces for this activity please call 013398 85398 or email: lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/488129078247091


Sling Meet – October Bridge of Don Drop In Session

 Organiser: Close and Calm

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

 Date:  Friday 20th October 2017
Time:  9:15:AM – 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 Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/409045176161969


Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun

 Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill

Where: Ferryhill Church Hall, Fonthill Rd, Aberdeen AB11 6UD

Date:  Friday 20th October 2017
Time:  9:30AM – 11:15PM

Description: Suitable for all ages newborn to preschool

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/KidsAtFerryhill/


October Holiday Stay & Play Sessions

 Organiser: Denman Playgroup

Where: Denman Pre-School Playgroup, 4 Westdyke Avenue, Aberdeen  AB32 6QX 

Date:  Friday 20th October 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Looking for something to do with the kids during the October holidays? Denman Playgroup are hosting a range of Stay & Play Sessions over the two week holiday.

Only £3 per session which includes a snack.

Activities include sand/water table, play dough, crafts, books, scooters and much more!

Siblings welcome | Pay at the door on the day.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1800002343347278


Explore Learning workshops

 Organiser: Waterstones

Where: Waterstones, Union Street, Aberdeen

 Date:  Friday 20th October 2017
Time:  12:00PM – 2:30PM

Description: Explore Learning workshops are back this October!

From 12-1pm we have Intro to Phonics: working through the phonemes and digraphs children are taught at school and practising blending and segmenting in learning to read and spell.

This is for children working around a P1/P2 level.

From 1:30-2:30 there is Grammar and Punctuation 1: introducing the basics of grammar and punctuation, this workshop is designed to encourage good grammar practice right from the start.  This is for children working around a P2/P3 level.

If you’d like to sign up to any of the Explore Learning workshops please contact the shop on 01224 592440 or get in touch with them.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1950854028504463


Bird Feeding Workshop

 Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

 Date:  Friday 20th October 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 3:30PM

Description: Winter is now fast approaching and here on the farm we feed the birds who live within our magical woodland.

We would love you to join us and help us fill up our Belwade Bird Feeders and use our bird spotting sheet to see which species you can spot on the farm.

You will be able to make your very own bird feeder while you are here, which you can take home to feed the birds in your garden.

Full materials will be provided. Children to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please come wearing appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear.

Price £3 per person

To book spaces or find out more please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/315017295640410


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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