What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (17th – 23rd June 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**

whats on for kids and families in aberdeen city and aberdeenshire RSPB Dolphinwatch

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Torry Battery, Greyhope Road, Aberdeen AB11

Date:  Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th June
Time:  11:00AM – 6:00PM

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  or @RSPB_NEScotland on Twitter

Please note: Dolphinwatch does not operate in bad weather.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1858171841115080

Big Bounce at Bon Accord

Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Where: Bon Accord Aberdeen, Bon Accord shopping centre George Street, Aberdeen AB25 1HZ

 Date:  Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 6:00PM

Description: It’s time to – bounce into summer with a big smile on your face

With the summer holidays on the horizon– let the kids bounce into a world of inflatable fun.

Big Bounce @ Bon Accord is returning to Aberdeen city centre for the second consecutive year, after the success of its debut in 2016.

The weekend-long event will see giant inflatables fill the Roof Garden on top of St Nicholas mall and offers everything families could need for a great day out – whilst raising money for charity One Great Day.

Website: http://bonaccordandstnicholas.com/whats-on-in-aberdeen/529-big-bounce-bon-accord-2017

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1890325661222515

Macduff Marine Aquarium at Aberdeen Science Centre

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

 Date:  Saturday 17th June 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Join staff from Macduff Marine Aquarium as they bring their seashore critters into the city – a rare excursion out while the aquarium’s major exhibit is being refurbished.

Enjoy some close encounters with some North Sea inhabitants of the boneless kind – come face to face with starfish, hermit crabs, urchins and more, and find out how they make their living on the North Sea shores.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409461009142514

whats on for kids and families in aberdeen city and aberdeenshire Absafe open day 

Organiser: Absafe

Where: Absafe, The Safe, 26 Corunna Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8DU

Date: Saturday 17th June 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Come learn about Absafe

Bouncy castle | Stalls | Refreshment | Entertainment

Games | Pony Cycles | Scooters | Slush machine & Popcorn

Face paints and glitter tattoos

Mascots and guest appearances from the LOVE RARA team

Free entry

Help us raise funds to keep your community safe

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1274938252588923

Father’s Day colouring in at Waterstones! 

Organiser: Waterstones

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

Date:  Saturday 17th June 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: Help us colour in this glorious giant!

To celebrate all the Dads and Granddads in the world we’re having a craft-filled Saturday of colouring in, making our own Father’s Day cards and reading our favourite stories, including David Litchfield’s Granddad’s Secret Giant!

So sharpen your ears and your pencils and come along to share your creativity with us!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/434910073553888

whats on for kids and families in aberdeen city and aberdeenshire RSPB Wild Parks Event – Free Family Fun at The Sand Bothy, Balmedie

 Organiser: The Sand Bothy

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

Date:  Saturday 17th June 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Free Family Fun at The Sand Bothy. Getting hands-on with nature.

Have a go at minibeast hunting, treasure hunts, and fining natures colours.

No need to book, but let us know if you are interested!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/137467113483648

whats on for kids and families in aberdeen city and aberdeenshire Early Engineering Open Day: with Robot Combat 

Organiser: Early Engineering

Where: Stonehaven Town Hall, 36 Allardice St, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2BU

Date:  Sunday 18th June 2017
Time:  9:30AM

Description: Entry by ticket only unless capacity allows. Come and join the ROBOT COMBAT sessions!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/239226153219848

Aberdeen’s Highland Games 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events

Where: Hazlehead Park, Hazlehead Ave, Aberdeen AB15 8BJ

Date:  Sunday 18th June 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 5:30PM

Description: Aberdeen’s Highland Games returns to Hazlehead Park once again on Father’s Day making it a great day out for all the family!

Traditional Highland Games Events
• Tossing the caber and other heavy events
• Track and field events
• 725kg Scottish TOW championship
• Highland dancing
• Solo piping competition
• Pipe bands

Family Activities
Every year we vary the children’s activities to offer a different experience every year. For 2017 these include:
• Segways
• Trampolines
• Climbing wall
• Fun and quirky bikes to try
• Workshops with Aberdeen Science Centre

Plus there’s…
• Charity stalls
• Trade stalls selling gifts, arts and crafts and clothing
• Food and drinks catering units
• Beer tent for over 18’s
• Free car parking
• Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a short lead at all times. Bring along their bowl as owners are welcome to use the water tap available on site for their four legged friends.

Full details here: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/highlandgames/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/100837420490822

Castle Fraser Steam Fair

Organiser: Bon Accord Steam Engine Club

Where: Castle Fraser, Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 5 

Date:  Sunday 18th June 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: The Bon Accord Steam Engine Club hold a Steam Fair every year, and since 2004 our fair site has been at Castle Fraser, the Steam Fair has grown in size since coming here and in 2010 the club celebrated their 40th Anniversary at the rally with 40 full size engines present and many more attractions on site.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/130181070808029

Fathers Day Footplate Rides

 Organiser: Milton of Crathes Station

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

Date:  Sunday 18th June 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 4:15PM

Description: Give that special man in your life a treat on Fathers Day (Sunday 18th June) with a footplate ride on a steam locomotive, while his party enjoy a ride in the comfort of one of our period MkII coaches. The rides take place as part of a normal scheduled service.

The lucky man will be able to watch how the driver and fireman operate the controls and experience the thrill of travelling in this unique and unusual situation.

Duration : 15 – 20 minutes

Price : Only £10 + normal £6 steam ticket.
Members of the accompanying party pay normal steam service fares.

Maximum 2 persons on any one service due to space limitations
Minimum age limit 16+ years. Minors taken on must be accompanied by a guardian & at the discretion of the loco crew.
No maximum age limit…………..as long as they can stand!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/380178035709527

Despicable Mess!

 Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Stewart’s Hall, Gordon St, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 8AJ 

Date:  Wednesday 21st June 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 11:30AM

Description: We’re seeing yellow! Bring your messy minions to one of the most anticipated parties of the year…it’s Despicable Mess! The mess factory will be full of fun sensory activities including

custard pies, banana delight and it’s so fluffy!! So come and join the minion madness where little ones can go bananas and mess around, and you can leave the cleaning up to us!

The event is suitable for children aged 6 months (or sitting unaided) to 5 years old. What makes us special is everyone is welcome to join in including older siblings up to the age of 10, who can participate in the Big Kids Create & Make Corner which includes Arts and Crafts

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/126514441226282

Morning Feed & Children’s Crafts 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:  Wednesday 21st June 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 12:30PM

Description: Come along and enjoy one of our Morning Feed events throughout this week. Today we are hosting a children’s craft morning in the Bistro. You can come along and enjoy our Morning Feed Special of filter coffee/tea and a delicious cake or bake from our Morning Feed menu for £4 per adult and £3 per child including diluting juice and cake/bake.

Our staff will be available to give you information on holding your very own Morning Feed event to help raise funds for the charity.

For more information on any of our Belwade Farm events please call 013398 85398.


Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1984181181599420

Morning Feed & Meet Digger 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:  Thursday 22nd June 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 12:30PM

Description: As part of our week of Morning Feed events today you can meet Digger our adoption horse from 11am till 11.30am at the entrance to the visitor centre. You can then head into the Bistro and enjoy a filter coffee/tea and choice of cake/bake from our Morning Feed menu for £4 per adult or £2.20 per child with diluting juice and a cake/bake from the menu.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/470134406657339

Morning Feed & Dog Farm Walk

 Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:  Friday 23rd June 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 12:30PM

Description: As part of our Morning Feed week we are welcoming you and your dogs to join us for a guided farm walk. As well as the stunning scenery that you can enjoy along the way you will have the opportunity to ask our staff questions about the charity, Belwade Farm and the horses and ponies currently in our care. The walk will leave the visitor center car park at 11am prompt and will take about 40 minutes.

You can then enjoy your well-earned Morning Feed on our dog friendly decking area. This includes filter coffee/tea or diluting juice and choice of cake/bake from our morning feed menu. Total cost is £6.50 per adult and £4.50 per child.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1335503556497959

For the adults…

Adult Takeover Evening: Gaming & Play

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Friday 23rd June 2017
Time:  7:00PM – 10:00PM

Description: Join us on the 23rd June from 7pm for our next Adult Takeover Evening.

Ever wanted to explore Aberdeen Science Centre after hours? This is your chance! Join us from 7-10pm to discover the world of gaming and play with local experts and fun games!

Discover how technology developed for video games is used in applications such as teaching surgery and to help understand conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Challenge your gaming skills in our Lego Mindstorms challenge or join the Locked Door to test your problem solving skills!

Please note, due to the presence of a licensed bar this event is for over 18s only.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/876068512532230

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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whats on for kids and families in aberdeen city and aberdeenshire