What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (30th September – 6th 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**


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (22nd - 29th September 2017)STFC Seeing the Universe in All its Light

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 16th to Friday 29th September 2017
Time:  10:00 – 17:00

Description: STFC’s Seeing the Universe in all its light roadshow supports the UK astronomy community, in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society, showcasing the ‘big telescopes family’ – both ground and space based – focusing on the UK science expertise and economic benefits.

This exhibition, features models of a range of telescopes including the European Southern Observatory and the ground based Very Large Telescope. The exhibition also includes an 8m interactive wall, a telescope control desk and much more!

We will also be running a show talking about all things telescope.

Website: http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/157526528147121


Macmillan Coffee Morning

 Organiser: White Horse Hotel & Restaurant

Where: White Horse Hotel & Restaurant, Old Road, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire AB23 8XR

 Date:  Friday 29th September 2017
Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Description: We’re back with the biggest coffee morning of the year, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Is there any better reason to eat cake!

Cake bingo

Guess the height of the cake

Cake & Coffee

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1502131083140408


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (22nd - 29th September 2017)Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

 Organiser: Bettridge Centre

Where: Bettridge Centre, Coastal Park, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL

 Date:  Friday 29th September 2017
Time:  10:00 – 12:00

Description: This year we’re joining in with The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. This is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. They ask people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan.

Join us for tea, coffee & loads of fine pieces. If you can’t make it but would like to contribute, please let us know – home bakes gratefully received!

We’re also having a second-hand book sale at the coffee morning – if you have books you’d like to donate, please drop them off at the centre any time after 26th September, thank you!

Website: http://www.bettridgecentre.org.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/110119213005562


What's on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire (22nd - 29th September 2017)Explorathon Aberdeen

Where: Various locations across Aberdeen

 Date:  Friday 29th September 2017
Time: 12:30 – 13:30

Description: Meet researchers from the University of Aberdeen who will
share their research projects and find out how European funding is helping tackle society’s biggest challenges. Learn what mediaeval Aberdonians ate and taste some of their food from midday onwards. Discover how NHS resources are allocated across patients with different needs, learn about the latest cancer research and much more.

Join in with Explorathon Aberdeen across the city with an extravaganza of shows, talks, family activities, comedy and discovery http:// www.explorathon.co.uk/ aberdeen brought to you by the University of Aberdeen.

Explorathon in the city centre is in partnership with Aberdeen City Council.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/100984243943144


World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Wynford Farm

 Organiser: Wynford Farm Park

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

 Date:  Friday 29th September 2017
Time:  09:30 – 17:00

Description: Let’s change lives with every slice!

Take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support to continue the work they do to support those living with cancer and helping them take back control in their lives.

Buy a cake, buy a coffee, or even buy an admission – because a portion of ALL of our proceeds for the day will be donated to the wonderful work and support of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Help others by eating cake – never has there been such a good excuse!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/265883063930723


Macmillan Coffee Morning

 Organiser: Peterculter Parish Church

Where: Peterculter Parish Church, 2 Craigton Crescent, Peterculter, Aberdeen,  AB14 0SB

 Date:  Friday 29th September 2017
Time:  10:00 – 12:00

Description: The annual world’s biggest coffee morning. Join us for a cuppa and lovely bakes raise money for the continued work of Macmillan Cancer Support

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/120207248645142


What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 30 September - 6 October Events Aberdeenshire Scottish Home Show AECCScottish Home Show 2017

 Organiser: Scottish Home Show

Where: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Avenue, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8BL

 Date:  Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October 2017
Time:  12:00 – 17:00

Description: The Scottish Home Show returns to the AECC for the 6th year. Building on teh success of our previous shows the SHS team will bring you an even bigger show in 2017. We have everything from self-build home builders, to smart home technology, to interiors, to outdoor living and leisure.

All of our exhibitors and attractions can be found on our website http://www.scottishhomeshow.co.uk

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2372189013005556


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Down at The Den

 Organiser: Isabelle’s Pop-up Grub

Where: Isabelle’s Pop-up Grub, The Auchenblae Den Pavilion, Auchenblae, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire  AB30

 Date:  Friday 29th & Saturday 30th September 2017
Time:  29/9/2017 18:00 – 30/9/2017 21:00

Description: A family friendly event at The Den Pavilion, Auchenblae. Food available from Isabelle’s Pop-up Grub Cafe, a licensed bar available from Burnside Brewery, games and activities for the kid. Bonza bouncy Castle and face painting by Lynn will all be on hand and Florence Jack agreed to come and sing for us.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/314868975646818


What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 30 September - 6 October Events AberdeenshireGuardians of the Galaxy Vol II (12A)

 Organiser: Ballater Films

Where: Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater, Station Square, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5QB

 Date:  Saturday 30th September 2017
Time:  19:00 – 21:30

Description: Entry by donation to Ballater Films on the door (open 7pm).

Refreshments available. Films starts 7.30pm.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/115126625868604


What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 30 September - 6 October Events Aberdeenshire MarketBelmont St Market

 Organiser: Belmont St Market Aberdeen

Where: Belmont St Market Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 30th September 2017
Time:  09:00 – 17:00

Description: Belmont St Market Aberdeen is the new name for the farmers’ market at this popular location. It takes place on the last Saturday of the month, with weekly markets in December, from 9am till 3pm.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/207770929755974


Red Squirrel Walk

 Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

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

 Date:  Saturday 30th September 2017
Time:  10:30 – 11:30

Description: 24th September to 2nd October is Red Squirrel Week…

Come and join us for a wander in the woods to learn more about the red squirrels that live at Haddo and see if we can spot some of them.

Free event, no booking required – please meet at the Pheasantry for a 10.30am start.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/240645123129798


Crathes Garden – Autumnal Highlights

 Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Saturday 30th September 2017
Time:  13:00 – 15:00

Description: Take a tour with our head gardener round the beautiful gardens at Crathes Castle and see all the vibrant autumn colours.

Tickets: £7

RHS members will receive a 20% discount on ticket price

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1839777759682187


What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 30 September - 6 October Events Aberdeenshire NCT Nearly New Sale NewmacharNCT Aberdeen Newmachar Nearly New Sale

 Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: The Axis Centre, 9 School Road, Newmacher, Aberdeenshire AB21 0WB

 Date:  Saturday 30th September 2017
Time:  14:00 – 15:30

Description: We are bringing our amazing Nearly New Sale to Newmachar for the first time! A slightly smaller version of our usual sales but plenty of bargains as always.

If you want to support a charity, but get your hands on quality, pre loved baby and children’s clothes, toys, books and equipment, then our one stop pop up shop is for you.

Seller numbers are now available if you’re keen to have a clear out for Autumn (click the ticket link to get yours

Admission £1.50 per adult payable on the door on the day

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/259305207896186


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The Middleton Trust Fun Runs

 Organiser: The Middleton Trust

Where: Gordon Park, Ellon, Gordon Park, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41   

 Date:  Sunday 1st October 2017
Time:  09:00 – 14:00

Description: The uniquely popular Ellon road races, consisting of the usual 10k & 3k but also this year the NEW 5k &600m children’s races have been added to cater for all running abilities.

Many prizes to be had in all race categories with cash on offer in the 10K.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1482032661843282


What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 30 September - 6 October Events AberdeenshireThe Return of Bon-Accord to the Royal Deeside Railway

 Organiser: Bon Accord Locomotive Society

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

 Date:  Sunday 1st October 2017
Time:  11:00 – 16:15

Description: The Royal Deeside Railway celebrate the return of Bon-Accord the diminutive victorian saddle tank that has been restored by the Bon Accord Locomotive Society in Aberdeen. The locomotive was built for Aberdeen Gas Works, and operated around the streets of Aberdeen.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2204264189798257


The Dragon is Coming

 Organiser: Bennachie Lodge

Where: Bennachie Lodge, 1 Victoria Terrace, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire AB51 5RL

 Date:  Sunday 1st October 2017
Time:  12:00 – 17:00

Description: Family fun day at the Lodge with the Dragon

The Famous Lodge BBQ

Bouncy Castle

Fun Jousting (all ages)

Family & dog friendly

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/496257520726646


What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 30 September - 6 October Events AberdeenshireWynford’s Birthday – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Disco!

 Organiser: Wynford Farm Park

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

 Date:  Sunday 1st October 2017
Time:  17:30 – 19:30

Description: If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?

Wynford Farm Park is turning 6-YEARS-OLD and we’re throwing a completely BONKERS Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Disco to celebrate the completely MAD!

Why not join us in Wonderland? But don’t be late for a very important date, because it’s our BIRTHDAY, there’s cake!

£10/Child 2yr+  |  £5/Child 1yr & under

We’ll have a SENSORY ROOM for children 3 AND UNDER to hear, see and feel things of wonder!

Each child will receive a HOT BUFFET meal, and for dessert, it’s BIRTHDAY CAKE all round! With Games and Dancing and Madness and Fun, it’s an event fit for the Queen of Hearts herself!

Children’s food will be served at 6 o’clock, and Adult food will be available to purchase from our Ready-to-Eat Menu.

Booking required, call us on 01224 745411 🙂

Please be aware that there will be smoke machines, flashing lights and loud music during the event.

Website: http://www.wynfordfarm.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/477614252624861


Crathes: Nature Nippers: Fungi, Foraging Fun

 Organiser: North East Ranger Service

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

 Date:  Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Time:  11:00 – 12:00

Description: Take a woodland wander to investigate the variety of mushrooms and toadstools at Crathes estate.

Nature Nippers Club is aimed at 5 years and under

Online booking essential http://www.nts.org.uk

For more information and queries 01330 844810

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/116420759054965


NCT Aberdeen Sling and Nappy Library

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: 8 Crown Terrace, Aberdeen, AB11 6

Date:  Wednesday 4th October 2017
Time:  10:00 – 12:00

Description: Join us for our monthly sling meet at 8 Crown Terrace, from 10am to 12pm on the first Wednesday of the month

Sling hire, support and help with your own sling is available – as well as the chance to meet other local families over tea, coffee and cake. Please join our group to be kept up to date with meet information – www.facebook.com/groups/nctaberdeenslinglibraryandmeet

Our cloth nappy library is also in attendance with hires and information on using cloth nappies.

 Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1400005286785169


Parent & Baby/Toddler Storytelling Sessions

 Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Wednesday 4th October 2017
Time:  09:30 – 10:10

Description: Our parent and baby/toddler storytelling sessions will be held the first Wednesday of every month.

9:30am (40 minute session)

£2 per adults

Babies/toddlers go free

Please ensure to call and book your space as spaces are limited for these sessions. Please call 01330 833463 to book your space 

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/639483622915520


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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