What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (7th – 13th 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**

Coastal Play

 Organiser: Bettridge Centre

Where: Bettridge Centre, Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL

 Date:  Saturday 7th October 2017
Time:  09:45 – 11:00

Description: Coastal Play is a children’s soft play area for children aged toddler to 10 (height restrictions will apply and take precedence over age).

We provide a huge play area that includes 2  Bouncy Castles, one with slide, Soft Play Pods & Shapes, plus Bouncers, Inflatable Pitch and toddler area. It’s a great space for running around and letting off some steam – especially when the weather outside’s not so nice!

Coastal Cafe provides a seating area  where parents can see children at all times while enjoying a coffee and snack.

Numbers are limited, so please call us on 01569 731320 to reserve your space.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1482357325405025

Scotland’s Rock Story with Geobus

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

 Date:  Saturday 7th October 2017
Time:  10:00 – 17:00

Description: Join Geobus at Aberdeen Science Centre during October’s Geoheritage festival for Scotland’s Rock Story!

Piece together Scotland’s diverse geological history by investigating the mountains formed when it collided with England, discovering the evidence for an explosive volcanic past and studying the fossils that tell secrets of a once tropical climate! Through a series of hands on experiments and activities, build up your own map telling Scotland’s Rock Story – from the ancient northwest where some of the oldest rocks on the planet are found, to the modern landscape sculpted by ice.

Part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

Normal Entry Fee’s Apply

For More Info: www.scottishgeology.com/geoheritage-festival/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/172006196692145

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Exclusively Highlands – ‘Meet the Makers’ Craft & Food Fair 

Organiser: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Drum Castle, Drum Castle, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5

 Date:  Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October 2017
Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description: Exclusively Highlands comes to Drum Castle for the annual “Meet the Makers” Craft and Food Fair.

2017 will have more exhibitors than ever before as we combine the fair within the Castle and the courtyard Brewhouse.

Throughout the Castle & the brewhouse expert crafters will be at work and chatting about what inspires then to produce such wonderfully unique items. A full range of bespoke and unusual crafts and glorious foods will be available to purchase and wonderfully displayed amid the glories of this very beautiful and bijoux property.

An entrance charge of £4 (£2 for concessions & Children) includes the entire Castle and Fair along with the beautiful gardens at Drum!

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724596767634007

Indoor car boot sale

Organiser: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association

Where: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association, Kepplehills Road, Aberdeen AB21 9PL

Date:  Saturday 7th October 2017
Time:  11:00 – 15:00

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/139899096583133

Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts October Market

Organiser: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts

Where: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts, Methodist Church 8 Crown Terrace, Aberdeen AB11 6HE

Date:  Saturday 7th October 2017
Time:  11:00 – 16:00

Description: Since 2013 Ministry of Crafts has been revitalising the craft scene in Aberdeen. Our monthly indoor arts & crafts market has over 20 stalls. 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/246867272466969

Family Cinema Boss Baby

 Organiser: Culter Village Hall

Where: Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeen AB14 0UD

 Date:  Saturday 7th October 2017
Time:  11:00 – 13:00

Description: Family cinema tickets £2.50 include soft or hot drink.

tuck shop selling fresh made popcorn and sweets

Hot dogs available in the interval. Doors open 10.30am

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/471236213231932

Roller Disco Family and Adult sessions

 Organiser: Culter Village Hall

Where: Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeen AB14 0UD

 Date:  Saturday 7th October 2017
Time:  16:00 – 21:00

Description: Roller disco sessions

Family 4pm – 6pm £3 per skater

Adults 7pm – 9pm £4 per skater

You must bring your own skates. Tuck shop.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/122895088362453

Inverurie Family Fun Day

 Organiser: Tiksy Art and Craft Fayres

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

 Date:  Sunday 8th October 2017
Time:  11:00 – 15:00

Description: Lots of fun activities for all of the family & not only!! Eat, Play, Win prizes, Shop unique crafts, Choose your Lucky-Dip Prize and just Enjoy Your Time!! We have plenty of wonderful things prepared for you on a day, fun both for kids and adults, including the following:


Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/725180327684341/

The Jack & Jill Market – Aberdeen

 Organiser: The Jack & Jill Market

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen

 Date:  Sunday 8th October 2017
Time:  10:30 – 13:00


Shop smartly, be savvy and save. Find everything you need for baby and children up to 9 years of age, all under the one roof, all on the same day. Whether it’s large items from our Large Items Gallery, or clothes, toys, and equipment from our quality nearly-new stalls, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for – why pay more when you can pay less – now that’s being smart!

Entry £1.50 Adults. Children free.

Website: http://www.jackandjillmarket.co.uk

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/157334858180234

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 Organiser: Bon Accord Steam Engine Club

Where: Grampian Transport Museum, Montgarrie Road, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8AE 

Date:  Sunday 8th October 2017
Time:  11:00 – 16:00

Description: A Fun Day for all of the Family

Steam@Alford, an event run jointly by the Bon Accord Steam Engine Club and the Grampian Transport Museum is back again in 2017.

The event will feature Steam Engines, Steam Wagons, Miniature Steam Engines and a Fairground Organ.

Entertainment on the day will include ‘Slow’ Steam Challenges, Sentinel vs Foden Waggon Challenges, Rides on the Grampian Transport Museum’s Sentinel Waggon, A model traction engine tug of war and much more.

Included within the admission price is entry to the Museum.

Website: http://www.gtm.org.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/317678201990854

Sling and Buggy Walk

 Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Duthie Park, Aberdeen AB11 7BH

 Date:  Wednesday 11th October 2017
Time:  10:30 – 12:00

Description: Whether you’re slinging, pushing the buggy or toddling along with your toddler, we’d love to see you for an autumnal walk at Duthie Park. Meet us at 10.30 outside the Winter Gardens and enjoy a stroll in the fresh air before we hit the cafe for cake! Everyone is welcome – feel free to bring partners, mums, grans and friends!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/nctaberdeencityandshire/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/132510564041620

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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