What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 10th – 16th August 2019


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**

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Banchory Beer Festival Summer 2019

 Organiser: Banchory Beer Festival

Where: Banchory Beer Festival 

Date:  Friday 9th- Sunday 11th August 2019 Time:  06:00PM-00:00AM

Description: Banchory Beer Festival Summer 2019

9th -11th – August at Deeside Rugby Club Pitches!

Back for the 6th Summer festival! Returning with Beer, Gin, Cider, Prosecco, street food and live music. Over 3 days we offers vast amount of local and national talents in music, food and drink in a festival environment.

We will have BEER from across Scotland and England that we have searched high and low to find you these delicious hoppy, malty, bitter, sweet and quite delicious beer!

GIN, of course, we will have GIN!!! This year we will be supporting a 100% distilled and bottled range of Scottish Gins. New this year a craft gin shop!!

CIDER from our trusty friends at Thistly Cross Cider and some new ciders never been seen in the area before!

And finally, we’ll have Prosecco! Because who doesn’t love it?!?!?

Amazing street food – Fox Hat Catering, Screaming Peacock, Edelwurst Catering and Shorty’s Ice Cream.

FAMILY FRIENDLY SUNDAY. Nightmare when you can’t get a babysitter. well, We’ve thought of this, bring the kids! there will be a large range of FREE kids activities for them to have a blast on!! Bouncy castles!! Face painting (extra) and lots more!

How do you get here…? Well, we don’t encourage driving!!! Take the bus and loss the fuss obviously! best bit if once you’re off the bus its only 200 meters bus to beer! Extra buses running in partnership with Stagecoach!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/673292489794835/

Active8 Challenge – Soft archery with Lethen Archers 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date: Saturday 10th August 2019 Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: A fun session for youngsters who would like to try this fascinating sport – great for developing focus, flexibility and attention skills.

For ages 5+

Drop in session 10am – 1pm

Only £1 per head – no need to pre-book.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/402250723979021/

Messy play: At the beach

 Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, AB11 5BY Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 10th August 2019 Time:  10:30AM-11:30AM

Description: Squish, splat and smear all manner of messy materials in our seaside-themed session with Mess Around Moray & Aberdeenshire.

Suitable for little ones aged 6 months – 5 yrs

(please see T&Cs when booking)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/444902542930240/

Family Music Workshop 

Organiser: Aboyne Library

Where: Aboyne Library, Bridgeview Road, AB34 5JN Aboyne 

Date:  Saturday 10th August 2019 Time:  10:30AM-11:30AM

Description: For families with children over 6.

  Lead by a soprano from Missouri and a clarinettist (who plays for the BBC Symphony orchestra)

You will experience American, Greek and Scottish music and songs. You can bring your instruments if you play, but maracas and tambourines are provided so everyone can join in.

Booking essential. Free

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/475697333258999/

Funbox at His Majesty’s Theatre (August 10, 2019) 

Organiser: FunBox Where: His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL 

Date:  Saturday 10th August 2019 Time:  11:00AM-02:00PM

Description: http://www.songkick.com/concerts/36249294-funbox-at-his-majestys-theatre

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/230335734522132/

Dolphinwatch Detective Day 

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Torry Battery, Greyhope Road, AB11 8 Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 10th August 2019 Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Are you aged 7 – 12? Do you love the outdoors? Are you good at solving puzzles and finding clues? This is the event for you!

Detective Day will see participants diving into some food chain forensics to solve a series of mysterious clues and reveal the truth behind a perplexing crime scene. Aimed at children aged 7-12 years, this event will explore the wildlife food chain whilst introducing some iconic local species and building team working skills.

Each session will be lead by a member of the RSPB team and will last approximately 1 hour.

Session 1: 11-12 pm

Session 2: 2-3 pm

There is a suggested donation of £3 for this event to be paid on arrival. Booking is essential and places will be filled on a first come first served basis.

To book onto one of the sessions, please email: Dolphinwatch@rspb.org.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/677134929377632/

Annual Pet Show 

Organiser: Cats Protection – Fraserburgh/Peterhead

Where: Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh 

Date:  Saturday 10th August 2019 Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: This year we are having a change of venue, a change in that there will be no dog show this year, just cats and small animals. We hope that we will get the usual enthusiastic supporters to come along with their beautiful pets.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/334887153828804/

FUNBOX in Aberdeen 

Organiser: FunBox

Where: His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, AB25 1GL Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 10th August 2019 Time:  12:00PM-05:00PM

Description: FUNBOX present THE WILD WEST SHOW as they return to H.M.T. in Aberdeen on Saturday 10th of August.

Yeee haaaa! Saddle up partners as FUNBOX head out on the prairie for their brand new spectacular for 2019. So grab your ten gallon hats, get your boots on and get rollin,rollin‚ rollin‚ for a rootin‚ tootin, hoedown with Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle)

Jam packed with singalong classics like Oh! Susanna‚ John Brown’s Baby‚ FUNBOX favourites and brand new songs, THE WILD WEST SHOW is a right-rollicking rodeo ride for all the family. Yippie Ki Yay!

Remember to come dressed for the wild west‚ come as a cowboy or cowgirl big people too!

Show times are 12.00 & 3.00pm

Round up your posse and lasso your tickets now from the Box Office, tel: 01224 641 122 or online at: www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

Full details are on our website here:


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2069410846687249/

80s Rewind Festival

 Organiser: Bennachie Lodge

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

Date:  Saturday 10th August 2019 Time:  02:00PM-08:00PM

Description: 80s Rewind

All the great hits of the 80s

80s Dress

In aid of ‘Charlie House’

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1263715897137535/

Rock Pooling at Cove 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Cove Bay, Balmoral Terrace Cove, AB12 3NP Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 10th August 2019 Time:  03:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Residents of the rock pools need to be tough where life is constantly changing, and every tide may bring in new arrivals.  Join a Countryside Ranger at Cove for an opportunity to explore the rock pools, meet some of the rock pool residents and create some wild beach art.

This is a family friendly event (all under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Please wear wellies or sensible footwear and dress for the weather.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2242123726048739/

Little Mix Magic 

Organiser: Pitmedden Garden

Where: Pitmedden Garden, Pitmedden House, AB41 7PD Pitmedden 

Date:  Saturday 10th August 2019 Time:  06:30PM-09:00PM

Description: Have you heard about the UK’s hottest tribute to Little Mix? Well meet LITTLE MIX MAGIC, an all-singing, all-dancing group of four girls set to wow you with their unbeatable show!

The show includes all of the original band’s biggest hits including Black Magic, Power and Shout Out To My Ex. And don’t miss out on your special treat after the performance when you’re invited for a Meet and Greet with the girls!

Join us for what we are sure will be an amazing evening.

There will be soft and hot drinks and snacks available on the evening.

Dress warmly and bring a picnic and rug or low seating. Some marquee seating available. Advanced booking is advised.

Date: Saturday 10 August

Time: Gates open 17:30, performance starts 18:30


Adult: £15.00

Child: £12.00

Family (2+2): £45.00

***Please note tickets are non-refundable***

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2251867221735299/

Ballater Victoria Week Craft Fair 

Organiser: Focus Craft Fairs

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

 Date:  Sunday 11th August 2019 Time:  11:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Beautiful selection of original art and crafted items from our talented artisan members.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/490586384805157/

Family Fun Day 

Organiser: Haddo House

Where: Haddo House, Methlick, AB41 7EQ Ellon, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Sunday 11th August 2019 Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Family Fun Day for all the Family

£5 Entry and unlimited Use of Inflatables, Stall holders, Crafts, child friendly house tours, live wrestling and interactive games all accompanied with music from our DJ Alex.

No ticket Required!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/671618679957399/

Get creative!

 Organiser: Meldrum Library

Where: Meldrum Library, Colpy Road, AB51 0NT Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Sunday 11th August 2019 Time:  09:00AM-07:00PM

Description: Design a bookmark to promote reading or to show your love of reading. Part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

Drop in any time during opening hours, no booking necessary.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/478432862698750/

Meldrum Library: Lego WeDo and Osmo 

Organiser: Meldrum Library

Where: Meldrum Library, Colpy Road, AB51 0NT Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire Date:  Sunday 11th August 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Combining Lego and Coding to create items that move.

Sessions will last 1 hour and need to be booked.

Free event but donations welcome

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/338629336802186/

Pop-Up Play Session – Fraserburgh 

Organiser: Aberdeenshire Family Information Service

Where: Aberdeenshire Family Information Service 

Date:  Monday 12th August 2019 Time:  01:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Come and join us for our second pop-up play session hosted at the St Andrew’s Nursery, Fraserburgh on Monday 12th August between 13:30-15:30. Suitable for ages 0-5 and free for all.

For more information contact Karen Howe on 07919 275 816

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/342071956429694/

Pop-Up Play Session – Oldmeldrum

Organiser: Aberdeenshire Family Information Service

Where: Aberdeenshire Family Information Service 

Date:  Tuesday 13th August 2019 Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Join us for a pop-up play session at Oldmeldrum Pleasure Park (AB51 0DH) on Tuesday 13th August 10am-12pm. Suitable for children aged 0-5 and free for all children, parents, and carers.

For more information contact gemma.smith2@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1276193115880696/

Playdate and Picnic at The Den And The Glen 

Organiser: Baby and Me

Where: The Den & The Glen 

Date:  Tuesday 13th August 2019 Time: 10:30AM-01:30PM

Description: Let’s have a walk and play round the Glen and a picnic! Everyone is welcome and apart from a hill (which is pathed) it’s all pretty flat and pram friendly.

There is a cost to get into the Glen details can be found here:


Everyone is welcome!

Please let me know if you are coming along by hitting the ‘going’ button in the events section!

See you there for a trio down nursery memory lane

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2393602747368737/

Hunting Micro Monsters

Organiser: Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service

Where: Haughton Country Park, Haughton Country Park, AB33 8NA Alford, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Tuesday 13th August 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Hunting Micro Monsters

Go on safari exploring the woods, grassland and pond to find the magical minibeasts that live at Haughton Park. Discover predators on the prowl and their prey! Under 16’s must be accompanied. Bring outdoor clothing suited to weather & sensible footwear. Booking essential.Each public event costs us on average £3.13 per attendee. If you would like to make a donation to Aberdeenshire Council, we accept cash on the day or contact ranger.service@aberdeenshire.gov.uk  or 01467 534333. Any donations made would be most welcome. Thank you.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/451946258692244/

Milkshake! Live – Milkshake Monkey’s Musical 

Organiser: Milkshake Live & His Majesty’s Theatre

Where: His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, AB25 1GL Aberdeen 

Date: Tuesday 13th – Wednesday 14th August 2019 Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

Be part of this fantastic production as you learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake friends, and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and stage come together. With great Milkshake friends, anything is possible.

Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals, alongside two Milkshake Presenters, this brand-new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet! It’s a family show not to be missed!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/314079835961336/

Illyria: Frankenstein 

Organiser: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Drum Castle, Banchory, AB31 5, United Kingdom 

Date:  Tuesday 13th August 2019 Time:  07:00PM-09:00PM

Description: It’s time for another amazing season of outdoor theatre at Drum! Dust down those folding chairs and waterproofs, and head on down to the South Lawn. Sumptuous refreshments will be available from Drum’s tea tent.

Brilliant young student Viktor Frankenstein discovers how to endow dead organic matter with life itself. It is one thing to stitch together an anatomically complete organism, but quite another when it becomes a living, breathing creature that shows intelligence, feels torment ‚Äì and demands answers of its creator. Viktor, disgusted by his creation and unable to face the consequences of bringing it into the world, escapes his claustrophobic university life to return home to Switzerland. But the Monster is not to be put off, and it relentlessly tracks him down. Jealous that Viktor is about to marry his childhood sweetheart and create life in a more conventional way, the Monster resolves to ransom him until a wife is created for him also….

Mary Shelley’s seminal novel was published in 1818 when she was just 21 years old, and has never been out of print. It was conceived when she and her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley spent the summer of 1816 at Byron’s house on Lake Geneva. Byron proposed that they each write a ghost story to entertain the others. Mary was the last one to come up with her idea ‚Äì but her story was by far the best and the most enduring.

This gripping tale is now a brand-new musical production created by Illyria, the first and only professional theatre company to have toured outdoor productions of Gilbert & Sullivan classics such as The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, Iolanthe, Ruddigore and The Mikado. FRANKENSTEIN is written by the same team who brought you The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle. It features a fully orchestrated musical score, a cast of professional actor singers, spectacular stage effects, puppetry and flashes of the wickedly dark humour for which Illyria is justly celebrated. The show contains mature themes but is suitable for all ages 5+

Running time: 2 hours (including a 20 minute interval)

Adults: £15.00

Children (3 – 18): £12.00

Concessions (over 60s / students): £12.00

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/298170664385822/

Mums Coffee And Cake Evening 

Organiser: Baby and Me

Where: Aberdeen 

Date: Wednesday 14th August 2019 Time:  07:00PM-10:00PM

Description: An evening of coffee, cakes and chat.

Venue to be decided closer to the date (will be Aberdeen city).

Everyone welcome!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2240872392616051/

Performing with puppets 

Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, AB11 5BY Aberdeen 

Date:  Wednesday 14th August 2019 Time: 10:15AM-12:15PM

Description: Have you ever felt the need to give a voice to puppets, toys and objects? Join storyteller and puppet lover Pauline Cordiner and create crazy characters, shout silly stories, reveal villainous voices and form furry friends. Bring along a toy or puppet that is desperate to find its voice or delve deep into Pauline’s big bag to see who you will bring to life!

Places limited – booking essential

£5 + booking fee

8-12 yrs (children may attend without parent/carer supervision. Please complete consent form when booking)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2013730455598815/

Mummy Mixer 

Organiser: Love Rara

Where: Love Rara HQ, Beach Leisure Centre, AB24 5NR Aberdeen 

Date:  Wednesday 14th August 2019 Time:  11:00AM-01:00PM

Description: FREE to attend event

Looking for some time to catch up with other mums whilst the children can get entertained or face painted.

Learn more about our products, tropics and sport aberdeen.

Met mums within a community setting.

Coffees and snacks can be purchased at cafe/reception areas

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/390840775120524/

Tiny tots; meet, pat, brush & photos! 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:  Thursday 15th August 2019 Time:  12:00PM-12:30PM

Description: Session specifically for younger children (2-4 year olds) who would love to meet a pony.

Dancer is our smallest resident and will be used during these sessions to allow our smaller visitors the opportunity to get some hands on time with a pony about the same size as them!

Full information is available by following the ticketing link.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2290476914367767/

Crathes Outdoor Theatre: Wuthering Heights 

Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, AB31 5QJ 

Date:  Thursday 15th August 2019 Time:  07:00PM-10:00PM

Description: The wild and tempestuous love story of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, set on the mysterious Yorkshire moors comes to Crathes Castle! This tale of passion and revenge has thrilled readers and audiences alike for generations and now, in an adaptation by award-winning writer Laura Turner, is set to entrance Chapterhouse audiences for an evening of theatre beneath the stars. Can Catherine and Heathcliff’s love endure, or will the forces of nature tear them apart?

Performance starts at 19:00. Remember to bring seats or blankets!

Delicious picnics (with wine-enhanced options!)  available to pre-order soon!!

Adults: £15

Children: £10

Family £40

Concessions (Students and Over 60s) £10

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/587817738295341/

End of Summer Peep Picnic – No booking required 

Organiser: Peep Aberdeen City

Where: Duthie Park

Date:  Friday 16th August 2019 Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: After last year’s success we’re ending the summer again with a picnic at Duthie Park! We invite you to bring a picnic to the green in front of the Ranger’s office.

We’ll have Peep activities from 11-12PM including songs, stories, and different play stations. Afterwards, we encourage you to enjoy your lunch and the park!


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/443910686397482/

Family Silent Disco 

Organiser: Torphins Gala

Where: Learney Hall, 9 Beltie Rd, AB31 4JT Banchory, United Kingdom 

Date:   Friday 16th August 2019 Time:  07:00PM-10:00PM

Description: More details and ticket costs to follow – check the facebook link

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/380610906174307/

Mum, Toddler and Baby Exercise Class

Organiser: Strongmamamoves.Aberdeen

Where: Warehouse Health Club

Date:  Friday 16th August 2019 Time:  10:30 – 13:30

Description: StrongMamaMoves Class

Our Friday Class will now adopt the brand name – because it says exactly what it is!

Fridays at 1130am at Warehouse Health Club

Parent, toddler and baby classes.  It is exercise for you!  Bring your babies along, bring toddlers along and they can play with their toys or they can join in with you.

A structured warm up, main workout and cool down and stretch designed for you to become stronger and move better so you are ‘fit for parenting’

How often are we having to pick things up off the floor while still carrying them or when they throw their toys out of the pram or even picking them up when they are on the move??…

Imagine doing a deadlift (the ‘scary’ one that people worry about doing their back in with) but the weight is a moving, fast, wriggling weight…  That’s parenthood!  But we don’t think about the fact when we pick our little humans up that we ARE deadlifting them, we ARE exercising.. And if we can’t move effectively we can get hurt..

So by doing a class that encourages increasing applied strength, increasing range of motion and fitness levels we are getting fit for parenting 🙂

It’s best to do this class after doing initial rehab work after birth. I have classes to refer for this or can offer PT.. This class is best as your next level up so you can make the most of it

Booking is essential.

DM to book of contact strongmamamoves@gmail.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/653896425091089/

Don’t forget you can also check out our events calendar for planning ahead with events in Aberdeen City & Shire.