What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (5th – 11th August 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**

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.

What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 5th - 11th August 2017 EventsBeach Front Play!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Fourm

Where: Aberdeen Beach Front, , Aberdeen AB24 5

 Date:  Friday 4th July 2017
Time:  10:00 – 12:00

Description: Friday mornings will take place on the beach front – in the section with the large access ramp (3 sections to the left if coming from the Beach Leisure Centre; directly opposite the foot underpass); in the event of high tides or extreme wind conditions the session will be moved to the Beach Play Park.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/265897700559415

What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 5th - 11th August 2017 EventsANCHORS AWAY

 Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Treasure Hub, Aberdeen, AB16 7AX

Date:  Friday 4th August 2017
Time:  10:30 – 12:00

Description: Set sail on a music and storytelling voyage inspired by our new Sea Change exhibition.

Age: 3-8 years

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/285742098554008

What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 5th - 11th August 2017 EventsBeach Ballroom Brick Bonanza 2017 

Organiser: Granite City Bricks

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

 Date:  Friday 4th & Saturday 5th August 2017
Time: Friday 16:30 – 18:00 Saturday 10:00 – 16:30

Description: Granite City Bricks are bring a new improved Lego show to Aberdeen.
More Lego displayers with old, new and completely one off designs. Each month we will update on who will be coming with a small look at what they will be bringing.

Friday VIP – If you are a massive Lego fan and wanting to view the show in a bit more relaxed environment we have special VIP tickets on Friday the 4th of August. There are only 100 on sale and each ticket will get a goody bag of Lego with some one off event souvenirs. You can also return on the Saturday.

There will be a 5ft Lego hero to guard the door, Large Lego displays from local Afols. Challanges, design a minifigure and also how to make your own Lego animated film.

Money raised will go to quiet time on the Friday which will be free for SensationALL and MeToo magazine to use. Also they will be displaying at the Event on the Saturday.

Parking in the area is free and within walking distance.

One Price for Adults and Children –
£20 on Friday – Includes some Lego goodies
£7.50 Saturday
4 & under are free both sessions.

Tickets to be purchased in advance here

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1867302673546702

Union Terrace Gardens Play

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Union Terrace Gardens, Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1

Date:  Friday 4th August 2017
Time: 13:30 – 15:30

Description: 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.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/116996008912806

What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 5th - 11th August 2017 EventsFit Fun and Craft Cafe

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

 Date:  Thursday 10th August
Time:  9:30AM – 11:00AM

Description: Safe indoor fun with soft play shapes, chute, hoops, stilts – plus teas and coffees for parents.

This weeks themes is Pets | Toddler to 5 years

£3 per session for walking children | £2 per session for non-walking children

50% discount for siblings

£1 for craft table | £1 for teas & coffees

Parental supervision is required

We have baby changing facilities and a toddler toilet seat available at the centre.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1067291856739106

Hoodles Countryside Day

 Organiser: Hoodles Playbarn

Where: Hoodles Playbarn, North Mains of Barra, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire AB51 0BB

 Date:  Saturday 5th August 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Bringing the Countryside to life at Hoodles.

RNCI with real animals, butter making and bread making workshops, puppet shows, falconry displays, sheep dog trialing demonstration, tractors, pop up toy shop, face painting and much much more! A day out for the whole family.

Website: http://hoodles.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/260750747744859

Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts August Market

 Organiser: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts

Where: Methodist Church, Crown Terrace, Aberdeen AB11 6HE

 Date:  Saturday 5th August 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 4:00PM

Description:  Discover unique design led handmade products sold directly by the makers. It is a friendly and relaxed market and showcases an eclectic mix of artists and makers from the local area and with new makers and crafters every month, there will always be something new to see.

Website: https://www.aberdeenmoc.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/712659015587143

What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 5th - 11th August 2017 EventsInternational Variety Gala

 Organiser: Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Where: Aberdeen International Youth Festival, 17 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JR

 Date:  Saturday 5th August 2017
Time:  2.30pm – 5pm & 7.30pm – 10pm

Description: This eagerly anticipated annual gala, once again sponsored by BP, offers a celebration of the wide range of both local and international performers attending #AIYF2017

Showcasing some of the best dance, theatre, music and song performances, the gala will see groups taking part from Jamaica, Czech Republic, USA, Ghana, Russia, Italy, UK and more!


Website: http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/aberdeen-international-youth-festival-aiyf-international-variety-gala-397989

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1925378404411967

What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 5th - 11th August 2017 EventsMG Classic Car Show

 Organiser: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Drum Castle, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5

 Date:  Sunday 6th August 2017
Time:  12:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: From the 1920s to the present day, MGs have been loved as the definition of the British sports car. This is a fun day for all the family!

This year celebrates the best in Design, so why not bring the family along to the beautiful Drum castle to appreciate the evolution of the classic Morris Garage’s sports car design!

This event is free for NTS/NT members who will be asked to show their cards on arrival.

Non-members are eligible for the ‘grounds only’ admission charge of Adults £4, Children/Cons £2 and Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) £10

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/196886880806919

Tartan Times

 Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

 Date:  Monday 7th August 2017
Time:  11:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Clan Hay will host a marquee within the grounds of Crathes Castle on this special extension of their ‘Tartan Ties’ Gathering.

The event will include displays and talks on Scottish history including performances by The Clan Hay Pipe Band, Gaelic language classes, talks on the history of Tartan, Kilt-making and medieval weaponry and a presentation on the history of Clan Hay as well as the wider clans.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1930684103875246

Messy Monday Play!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Queens Links

 Date:  Monday 7th August 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Messy Monday’s at Queens Links play park!  these sessions are extremely messy – old clothes plus a spare to change into afterwards is highly recommended!!

Along with our usual loose parts kit, we will also be providing a variety of messy play materials! These can include fairy liquid, paint, gloop, conditioner, and mud! Children can feel free to get stuck in and play.

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.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1946334588984004

What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 5th - 11th August 2017 EventsBennachie Forest Holiday Club

 Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School

Where: Bennachie, Insch, Aberdeenshire AB21 0

 Date:  Tuesday 8th August 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 3:00PM

Description: Holiday club for unaccompanied primary aged children. Build dens, light fires, cook food, use tools, play games, make friends and much more!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/120753881880365

Lego Batman Movie

 Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

 Date:  Tuesday 8th August 2017
Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Always be yourself – unless you can be Batman!

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

Tickets £3, available from the centre or online. No unaccompanied children please.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1937857233152953

The Union Street Tour – Aberdeen’s Modern Heart

 Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: Aberdeen Town House

Date:  Tuesday 8th August 2017
Time:  7:30PM – 9:30PM

Description: Union Street represented the break with and indeed the destruction of the medieval city as it cut through the old, crowded streets and lead the way to a new development at the far side of the Denburn Valley which had once been the border of the burgh.

This tour aims to show a little of what was there before, including a look at the vaults, the piers which hold up our main street, as well as explaining the fight the business community had to persuade the council to go ahead with this new development.

Begins outside Aberdeen’s Town House on the Union Street side, and ends at Holburn Junction near St James’ Episcopal Church.

Suitable for all

Adults £10 / Concessions £8

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/309222629507164

Sticks and Stones – outdoor fun for the under 2s!

 Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen, AB15 8BE

 Date:  Wednesday 9th August 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM

Description: Outdoor fun for the under 2s.

Come for a half hour pushchair walk through the lovely woods at Hazlehead Park, followed by an hour of play in amongst the trees. Explore treasure baskets, play with diggers, swing in the hammock!

Age – birth to 24 months

Cost – £5 per child. Adults go free. Book online.

Website: http://www.mudpieadventures.co.uk/book-classes/sticks-and-stones-9-august/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1386225334757706

Melting Medals

 Organiser: The Gordon Highlanders Museum

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

 Date:  Wednesday 9th August 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM

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 magic of science you will be able to design and create your own medals to take away with you. Who will you award your creation to?

Suitable for children 4-12 years old.

Booking is essential, as there are limited spaces.

£3.00 per child (no charge for accompanying adults).

To book, please contact the Museum’s Learning Officer Lewis Gibbon via email: Lewis.Gibbon@gordonhighlanders.com or telephone 01224 498922

Website: http://www.gordonhighlanders.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/153126575244659

Wandering Wednesday: Buckie Park

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Buckie Park, Aberdeen AB22 8

 Date:  Wednesday 9th August 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: 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.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1944630635793092

Go Creative! (Woodland Style)

 Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School

Where: Aboyne Castle Woodland

 Date:  Wednesday 9th August 2017
Time:  10:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: Little OWLS (age 5 and under) take a toddle down to the woods for some messy art fun! Three hours of art & woodland based activities including –

Make your own paint | Decorate your own flag | Make your own paint brush

Create a woodland bracelet or crown | Enjoy finger / feet painting

All materials and activities included in price plus campfire snack.

£15.00 per child, sibling discount. Older siblings welcome. Adults must remain with children. Booking required.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/470453419983572

Mastrick Community Centre Park Play!

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

Where: Mastrick Community Centre, Greenfern Road, Aberdeen AB16 6TR

 Date:  Wednesday 9th August 2017
Time:  1:30PM – 3:30PM

Description: 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.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/145706879329618

Summer Holiday Workshop, Confidence

 Organiser: Relax Kids Aberdeen

Where: Scout Hut, Rosehill Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 4JY

Date:  Thursday 10th August 2017

Time:  10:00AM – 12:30PM

Description: This summer workshop is to assist children in building confidence and trust in themselves and their abilities. A fun workshop including games, stretches, relaxation, crafts and much more. Workshop costs £15. This is open to children aged from 5 upwards. Contact via Facebook to book your space.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/343139126104756

Woodland Crafts

 Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

Date: Thursday 10th August 2017
Time:  10:30AM – 3:00PM

Description: Choose from 2 sessions (10.30-1200 or 1.30-3.00)

Join the Rangers to make beautiful crafts out of natural material. Hammer plant juices onto cloth to dye it and make a natural wall plaque.

Children : £5 (booking essential)

Aimed at families and children aged 5-11 years


Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/823451217813252

What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 5th - 11th August 2017 EventsCamp fire s’mores

 Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Meeting point – Hazlehead Park woods, Aberdeen – meet at the small swing park on Groats Road in between the main park itself and Hazlehead
Academy. Nearest postcode – AB15 8BE.

 Date:  Thursday 10th August 2017
Time: 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Description: Collect some sticks, watch a camp fire being lit then learn how to make (the British version of) a s’more – the gooey, far too sweet combination of a toasted marshmallow and pieces of chocolate sandwiched between two biscuits! There will be tea and campfire coffee for adults too.

Cost – Adults: £7, Child: £7. I.e. you need a minimum of 2 tickets!

Ages – over 8s

Website: http://www.mudpieadventures.co.uk/book-classes/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/176847726184825

Aberdeen’s Industrial Heritage

 Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: Bon Accord Free Church, Aberdeen

 Date:  Thursday 10th August 2017
Time:  7:30PM – 9:30PM

Description: A brand-new tour for 2017 celebrating some of Aberdeen’s industrial heritage. Beginning in Rosemount, we drop down to the lost artisan street of Hardweird at the foot of Jack’s Brae where several different mill workings were based.

Then, we pass the iconic art deco Rosemount Square, once the site of a jam factory which has links with a London-based football team!

Down into Gilcomston, there are many sites to investigate including Broadfords and the various mills, distillery and brewery which made use of the streams which originally fed the old loch of Aberdeen.

We then focus on Hutcheon Street and the Gallowgate, which include the Combworks, the Porthill Factory, ‘Soapy’ Ogstons and the McKinnon Ironworks of Spring Garden.

We round off with one of the most ancient industrial sites, that of the long-lost Lochlands Tannery, which stood where Loch Street meets George Street.

A must for industrial history fans! A fairly strenuous walk, wear sensible shoes!

Meets outside Bon-Accord Free Church

Ends: Loch Street

Duration: Approx 2hrs

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/308067049632430

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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What's on for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 5th - 11th August 2017 Events


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