What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (19th – 25th August 2017)

What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 19-25 August

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**

What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Events ScotlandRSPB Dolphinwatch

 Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Torry Battery, Greyhope Road, Aberdeen AB11

Date:  Every Thursday – Sunday till 20th August 2017
Time:  11:00 – 18:00

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, Facebook or Twitter

Please note: Dolphinwatch does not operate in bad weather.

RSPB Dolphinwatch Family Fun Weekend

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Torry Battery, Greyhope Road, Aberdeen AB11

 Date:  Saturday 19th August 2017
Time: 11:00 – 18:00

Description: Join the RSPB Dolphinwatch Team for a fun-filled weekend of marine themed activities!

We will have activities including:

– Self-led rock-pooling – find the mysterious creatures of the rocky shore with the help of our spotter sheets.

– Arts and crafts- make your own dolphin kite or jellyfish decoration.

– Marine treasures learn about some of the amazing animals we have found around our coast.

– Limpet stacking competition – see if you can beat the high score! Prizes to be won!

– Guess the Dolphin’s Birthday – have a go at guessing the birthday with more prizes to be won!

– Face painting, dolphins, octopus and much, much more!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/292016964599400

Anchor Family Fun Day

Where: Hazlehead Park Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August 2017
Time: 12:00 – 18:00

Description: On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August we have our Family Fun Day in Hazlehead park alongside ANCHOR Wipeout.

With pony rides, bouncy castles, trampolines, face painting, ice cream and fresh hot food there’s something for all the family! Plus, you can cheer on the 2017 ANCHOR Wipeout contenders.

Entry is FREE for spectators with all funds raised on the day going directly to our Dream Big campaign to recruit a world-class cancer research team to the North-east.


Portlethen Gala Day

Where: Portlethen Academy, Bruntland Rd, Aberdeenshire AB12 4QL

 Date:  Saturday 19th August 2017
Time: 12:00 – 17:00

Description: £10 WRISTBANDS include the Tam O’Shunter Land Train; Zorbs; Bouncy Castles; Slide; Fun Run; Pre-school Playzone and Pony Cycles.

Come and see WrestleZoneScotland; The Critter Keeper; Guarana Street Band (have a shot yourself); Newtonhill Pipe Band; Mearns FM and more!

Have a go on the ATC climbing wall; Sportlethen come-and-try archery/Sooyang Do/Jazzercise/football/hockey/badminton or take part in some mini experiments with RGU Science.

We have a BBQ, fish & chips van; ice-cream, beer tent; cafe and lovely home bakes (or decorate your own cupcake). Craft stalls and facepainting are indoors and out. Great fun for all the family!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1167237990024956

What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Events ScotlandSand Bothy Family Fun Day

Organiser: The Sand Bothy

Where: The Sand Bothy Balmedie Country Park, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Saturday 19th August 2017
Time: 12:00 – 16:00

Description: Fun, music, games, food and entertainment, all with a seaside theme, for all the family 

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/326548727765796

Funbox in Aberdeen

Organiser: FunBox

Where: His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 19th August 2017
Time: 12:00 – 17:00

Description: FUNBOX presents UNDERWATER ADVENTURE as they return to HMT in Aberdeen

Anchors away with Anya, Gary and local boy Kevin (formerly the stars of The Singing Kettle) for their all new show for 2017 – UNDERWATER ADVENTURE where they voyage beneath the waves to the bottom of the ocean. There’s somefin fishy going on in their latest singalong tail – the FUNBOX is locked and the gang will have to cause a splash because their magical keys are all tucked up in the sea bed. Can they find them all in time? Fluffy and Flossie the Funsters will be diving in to lend a hand, Fairy Fran takes the plunge to cause mayhem and of course everyone’s favourite salty sea dog; Bonzo will be joining the aquatic action – but has he packed his trunks and rubber ring?

Packed with familiar favourites like ‘My Father Went To Sea, Sea, Sea’, ‘The World Must Be Coming To An End’ and ‘Hole At The Bottom Of The Sea’ as well as brand new songs, UNDERWATER ADVENTURE is the perfect swimalong singalong treat for kids of all ages – from nought to ninety!

Dress up for the sea and join in the fun – dress as a mermaid or come as a fish – you’ll have a whale of a time. You may even get to help on stage!

Show times are 12noon and 3.00pm daily

For tickets pop in to the theatre box office, call 01224 641 122 or go online to http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/

For full details go the FUNBOX show page here:

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/454727294906090

Butterfly Walk

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

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

 Date:  Saturday 19th August 2017
Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Description: On a warm summer day, Haddo’s ancient wildflower meadows are full of spectacular coloured butterflies and other insects. We’re delighted to have Dr Mark Young from Butterfly Conservation joining us for this event, where we’ll try to identify all our common butterfly and day-flying moth species, with a good chance of scarcer species including Painted Lady. We’ll also look for bees, hoverflies and dragonflies and, weather permitting, we’ll set up a moth trap overnight.

This event is aimed at adults and older children and will involve a walk of approximately two miles.

The cost of the event is £5 per person. To book, please email svsohaddo@gmail.com or call the Visitor Centre on 01651 851041.

In partnership with Butterfly Conservation, and part of the Energetica Festival.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/294026671064755

What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Events ScotlandStars in their Eyes 2017

Organiser: Right Here Productions

Where: Inverurie Town Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 3SN

 Date:  Saturday 19th August 2017
Time: 19:30 – 22:00

Description: The time has come… It’s the CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS!

Year seven of our popular event Stars in their Eyes means only one thing – the best of the best fighting it out in our Grand Final! Who will win? You’ll need to come along to find out.

This year promises to be our best yet and we are hoping to smash through our previous totals for charity.

As always, tickets must be sold before the night itself. Send us a message or call Alison on 07742343788 for tickets. Book now to avoid disappointment. £12

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1545042162219720/

What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Events ScotlandRoyal Deeside Speed Festival – 2017

Organiser: Royal Deeside Speed Festival

Where: Kincardine Castle, Kincardine O’Neil, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5

 Date:  Sunday 20th August 2017
Time: From 09:45

Description: The second annual Royal Deeside Speed Festival, keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates!

Based around speed hill climb event to demonstrate a variety of interesting vehicles. High end and super car manufacturer stands and fantastic car club displays. (eg Lotus, Maserati, Bentley, McLaren and Tesla).

Local food and craft stands. Come and have a Land Rover Experience on purpose built course!

Entertainment for kids with the CLAN Cycle Stunt Team performing! Highlight of the day is the amazing Soap Box Derby!

Come and build your own and compete! Multiple British Touriing Car Champion, Gordon Shedden will be making an appearance!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1819770168273581/

Bump to Bairn Market Balmedie

Organiser: LoveLocal Biz

Where: Balmedie Leisure Centre, Eigie Road, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire AB23 8YF

 Date:  Sunday 20th August 2017
Time: 11:00 – 15:00

Description: Bump to Bairn markets are brand new and exciting events showcasing local businesses specialising in everything you need from pregnancy and throughout childhood!

They will also be fantastic fun family days out! Information for visitors and how to book your tickets will be updated soon!

If you run a business in the North East of Scotland that in any way serves parents, parents to be, babies, families or kids then we want to hear from you!

Check out http://www.lovelocalbiz.co.uk for more info on getting involved

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/850412795109391

What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Events ScotlandLifeboat Gala Day

Organiser: RNLI Macduff

Where: Macduff Harbour, Macduff, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Sunday 20th August 2017
Time: 11:00 – 16:00

Description: The return of our biennial lifeboat gala.

Once again we’ll be taking over the fish market and harbour for our gala day.

Just some of the things you can look forward to this year.

Lifeboats! We’ll be welcoming our colleagues from our flank stations RNLI Buckie Lifeboat & Fraserburgh Lifeboat.

We are also hoping that the last all-weather lifeboat to be stationed in Macduff, the Douglas Currie, will be coming to Macduff again this year.

Helicopter! Subject to operational requirements, we will have the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Inverness coming in to Banff Bay between Macduff and Banff.

Safety Checks, once again we will be offering free lifejacket safety checks. We will have members of our Community Safety team at the event and if you bring your lifejacket along, they will check that everything is ok with it and offer sea safety advice.

Live music we have some great live music lined up for you this year.

Outside on the harbour the almost legendary Crew BBQ will be fired up, serving burgers, hotdogs & fish.

In the Fish Market we will have lots of fund raising stalls

Raffles | Bottle stall | Gin & Whisky Trail | Face Painting

and our new food area Bistro 804 where you can get a fly cup and a fancy piece, or soup and a sandwich.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/201674347028432/

Friends of Duthie Park Open Day

Organiser: Friends of Duthie Park

Where: Duthie Park, Polmuir Rd, Aberdeen AB11 7

 Date:  Sunday 20th August 2017
Time: 12:00 – 16:00

Description: FRIENDS OF DUTHIE PARK – 7th Open Day

Featuring fun for all the family :-

Bandstand – Noon – 2 pm; The Ythan Fiddlers

Stage – 2 pm – Sharon Gill School of Dancing; 2.30 pm – Scottish Country Dancing

Park Area – Horse & Cart Rides; Bouncy Castles; British Military Fitness Obstacle Course; Wrestlezone Scotland; Aberdeen FC Community Trust ‘Speed Cage’; Try A Sport; Park Tours; Artist in Residence; Vintage vehicles; Stalls; Dinosaur; Refreshments.

Winter Gardens – Spike the Talking Cactus; McPuddick.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/107154619980432/

What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Events ScotlandHaar Rock Loirston Summer Fayre

Organiser: Haar Rock Coffee

Where: Haar Rock Coffee, 81 Charleston Road North and Loirston Shopping Unit 2, Aberdeen AB12 3SZ

 Date:  Sunday 20th August 2017
Time: 12:00 – 16:00

Description: Down at Haar Rock Loirston on the 20th August we are having a family day to launch our new menu from 1200-1600.

We will be joined by a host of local independent business’s selling unique and exceptional gifts and treats for all.

Raffle Tickets and prizes are also available on the day in support of the “Save the Fishing Boats of Cove Harbour Aberdeen” campaign.

Come on down and support us and sample our new menu whilst having a look at the fantastic stalls on offer. Its never too early to start picking up those special Christmas gifts!!……..

We look forward to seeing the whole family on the day!!!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/721814428008250/

What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Events ScotlandLove Rara BIG Summer Blow Out 2017

Organiser: Love Rara

Where: Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, Beach Promenade, Aberdeen AB24 5NR

 Date:  Sunday 20th August 2017
Time: 15:00 – 17:00

Description: Live interactive show featuring all your love rara cast.

We have two live shows please ensure when booking you specify your times

Show one: 11am- 1pm

Show two: 3pm-5pm

Tickets £10 each Adults and children must purchase a Ticket

To purchase tickets please contact love rara through facebook or loveraraltd@yahoo.com

**Unfortunately due to the capacity of the Beach ballroom all present need to buy tickets this includes children 1 years of age and under. We recommend our Summer Blow out for children aged 2 and over due to large volumes of sound and also some off the shows interaction aspects **

*** Tickets can only be refunded If the event you have booked is cancelled, rescheduled or has changed location, you are entitled to a refund of at least the face value of the ticket. If the face value has been reduced by the organiser, the refund will be for the discounted face value price paid. If an event is rescheduled to another date, your tickets should be valid. If you can’t make the rescheduled date, then you’re entitled to a full refund. The ticket seller is responsible for giving you your refund for tickets to a cancelled event***

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/196691224129979

Monday Funday – Stick Raft Building

Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Monday 21st August 2017
Time: 12:00 – 15:00

Description: Monday Fundays

Every Monday of the Summer Holidays we have a new and exciting activity for children to participate in! This weeks Monday Funday is Stick Raft Building

This will take place outside. This session is pre book only. Please call 01330 833463 to book your place.

There are a number of other activities to choose from throughout the holidays ; please see below for details.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1365889613458296

What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Events ScotlandDuthie Park: Secrets & Stories Mini Tour

Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: Duthie Park, Aberdeen

 Date:  Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Description: A new mini-tour set in Ferryhill’s pleasure park, which was given to the city by Miss Elizabeth Crombie Duthie in 1881.  Duthie Park is full of artefacts, stories, and scenes.  Join us for a one-hour wander around, looking at things like:

“The Bridge That Flitted” | “The Fountainhall Cistern” | “MacGrigor Obelisk”

“Arthurseat” | “Polmuir House” | “Hygeia’s Statue”

just a pity we can’t bring back the musical squares!!

Meet: Polmuir Road Gates

Duration: approx 60min

Suitable for wheelchairs (but not children in pushchairs)

Special price for smaller tour – £5 each 

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/841114526039468

Mud Pies on Thursday mornings

Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Countewells Forrest

 Date:  Thursday 24th August 2017
Time: 10:00 – 11:30

Description: Thursdays 24 August to 12 October

Come along to this 8 week course in Countesswells Woods with your 2 to 5 year old to discover nature, play and explore outdoors and get a fun dose of Vitamin N(ature)! Stomp in mud, make mud pies, climb hills, have snack and LOTS more!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/321026074998651

Castle Fraser Family Event: Bat Evening

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

Where: Castle Fraser, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 7

 Date:  Thursday 24th August 2017
Time: 19:30 – 21:00

Description: Meet in the Log Cabin to learn more about bats and their world, then watch the bats fly out of the castle for a night’s feeding.

Aimed at children aged 7 years and above

Online Booking essential.

Further information and queries 01330 844810

All our events begin and end in the property car park where there is a car parking charge for non-members.

Website: https://www.nts.org.uk/Event/20014791710/castlefraserfamilyeventbatevening

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/349162548837408

What's on for kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Events ScotlandBack to School Disco

Organiser: Wynford Farm Park

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

 Date:  Friday 25th August 2017
Time: 17:30 – 19:30

Description: Wrap the School Ties around your head and let the kids DANCE their way back into the School Term!

BOOKING REQUIRED – Call 01224 745411 to book your tickets!

Children receive a hot buffet meal and an Adult Ready-to-Eat Menu will be available for purchase. The PlayBarn is your DANCEFLOOR and our Party Girls are your hosts! 

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/630095440711228

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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