What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 11th – 17th May 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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Slugs and Bugs Family Concert 

Organiser: Hebron Evangelical Church Aberdeen

Where: Hebron Evangelical Church Aberdeen, Summer Street, AB10 1RR   

Date:  Friday 10th May 2019 Time:  04:30PM-06:30PM

Description: The concert is peppered with fun, interactive moments for the whole family. Kids spin around, parents get silly on stage, sometimes there’s a parade… Randall Goodgame is a critically acclaimed singer – songwriter and the founder of Slugs & Bugs Family Music. He has written songs for the likes of Caedmon’s Call, Andrew Peterson and Jason Gray, and has also written a number of songs for VeggieTales. The Concert lasts approx 60 minutes – hot dog tea will be served in the hall afterwards.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/319571532249725/

Ralph Breaks The Internet 

Organiser: Lumphanan Moving Pictures

Where: Lumphanan  

Date: Friday 10th May 2019 Time:  06:30PM-09:30PM

Description: Doors Open 6:10pm

Popcorn & ice cream will be on sale

Any donations on entry welcome.

Suggested guide Adults £5 / Under16s £2 / Family Ticket £10

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1968952549868933/

Family Sportathon 2019

Organiser: NewMachu Nutters 2019

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

Date:  Friday 10th – Sunday 12th May 2019 Time:  07:00PM-01:00AM

Description: IT’S BACK!! 6 years later, Sportathon is back!!! Bigger and better, this time raising money for the Charlie House Big Build Appeal and The Axis Centre #digdeepnortheast

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/630976660657946/

Who Let the Dads Out? – Hebron Evangelical Church 

Organiser: Community Work Hebron Aberdeen

Where: Hebron Evangelical Church Aberdeen, Summer Street, AB10 1RR Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 11th May 2019
Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: A fun free group for dads/grandad’s/father figures plus their kids aged 0-11 to socialise, eat and play.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/335015684015700/?event_time_id=335015687349033

Thistle Street Food Market – May 

Organiser: The West End – Aberdeen

Where: Thistle Street, Aberdeen  

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

Description: With the weather getting warmer and nights getting lighter, it’s finally time to start thinking about garden parties and dining outside

Come along to the Thistle Street Food Market on Saturday the 11th May, and discover the amazing hand-crafted, seasonal produce from some of the best local producers in the North East.

Whether you’re looking for artisan bakes, fresh bread or locally sourced meat and fish, we have something to bring your next dinner party to the next level!

If your company is interested in having a stall at Thistle Street Food Market, please email AberdeenWestEnd@outlook.com.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/277428089820174/

Aboyne Primary May Fair – Roald Dahl Extravaganza! 

Organiser: Aboyne Primary School Parent Council

Where: Aboyne Primary School Parent Council, Morven Pl, AB34 5 Aboyne   

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

Description: Come along and be part of the fun at Aboyne Primary School!

Each class will be running a Roald Dahl themed Social Enterprise stall, alongside other stalls, activities and a raffle run by the Parent Council. There will be refreshments and home baking available, as well as hot food. And one or two surprises still tbc!

All funds raised will be going towards the Playground Improvement Fund.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/586432451767553/

Aboyne Farmers Market 

Organiser: Aboyne Farmers Market

Where: Aboyne Green

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

Description: Lots of stalls to see

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/449947082234585/

Clerkhill Primary Summer Fair 

Organiser: Clerkhill School PSA

Where: Clerkhill School, Cairntrodlie, AB42 2 Peterhead, Aberdeenshire   

Date:  Saturday 11th May 2019
Time:  12:00AM-04:00PM

Description: FREE Entry

Teas ~ Adults £2.50

            Children £1.50

BBQ, Inflatables, Craft Stalls, Games & Much More!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2039976096301466/

Free ‘Family Fly Fishing’ Day 

Organiser: Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust

Where: Artloch Trout Fishery – Aberdeenshire, Artloch Fishery. Longhill,, Ab54 4xa Huntly, Aberdeenshire   

Date:  Saturday 11th May 2019
Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Try fly fishing –  learn about rods and flies and then catch a fish! Inspiring people to find their love for angling.

This is a FREE event and booking is essential – so reserve your place now! For details and to reserve places contact Al Reeve on 07483 319448 or email alreeve@deveron.org

Tuition and kit will be provided! Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must be at least 10 years of age.

Please bring warm clothes and sturdy shoes!

This event is part of the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative and is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage and National Lottery Heritage Fund Scotland

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1790053864429095/?event_time_id=1790053867762428

Camphill School Aberdeen Spring Fayre 

Organiser: Camphill School Aberdeen

Where: Camphill R S School Murtle Estate, Bieldside Rd., AB15 9 Aberdeen  

Date:  Saturday 11th May 2019
Time:  02:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Fun Event for the Whole Family

BBQ, Games, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Raffle

Lots of Cake!

Everyone Welcome

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/418926475339382/

Balance Bikers at Hazlehead Park 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Hazlehead Park, AB15 8BE   

Date:  Sunday 12th May 2019
Time:  09:30AM-11:30AM

Description: As British Cycling coaches we are experts in teaching children to ride. 

Our sessions are FUN, CHALLENGING & PROGRESSIVE.  They are 30 minutes long, booking is essential!

Developing the riders CONFIDENCE is at the heart of what we do.

Whether you’re new to it all, or riding well already, this is the session for you!  Suitable for ages 18 months to 4 years old.  Bikes and helmets available to borrow.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2372602959417239/?event_time_id=2372602969417238

Pipe Band Championships 2019 

Organiser: The North of Scotland Pipe Band Championship – Banchory

Where: King George V Park @ Banchory   

Date:  Sunday 12th May 2019
Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: We look forward to once again bringing to you the best pipe band talent from across the North of Scotland at this year’s Pipe Band Championships.  This annual spectacle has been growing year upon year and is the premier piping event that our area has to offer.

This year promises to be as exciting as ever as we welcome a range of Pipe Bands, the Drum Majors, a selection of trade stands, food & drinks stalls and children’s entertainment and activities.

Sponsored & organised by Banchory Business Association in conjunction with The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/569955413476879/

Messy Play Ellon-Despicable MESS! 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Ellon Guide Hut, station brae, ellon, AB41 9DY  

Date:  Sunday 12th May 2019
Time:  10:30AM-11:30AM

Description: We’re seeing YELLOW! Bring your messy minions to one of the most anticipated parties of the year….Despicable MESS! The Mess factory will be full of fun sensory activities including custard pies, banana delight and Dr Netorio’s bubbly brew. Fans of the films will love tucking into Mr Gru’s old fashioned jelly and lots more. So come and join the minion madness where little ones can go bananas and MESS AROUND and you can leave the cleaning up to us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/268001517429781/

Campfire & Woodland Adventures! Crathes Castle 

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

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

Date: Sunday 12th May 2019
Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: In conjunction with the Natural History Museum’s touring exhibition of “Dippy” the dinosaur, join us for a natural history adventure in the beautiful setting of Crathes estate.

 In a series of family friendly workshops, we will find descendants of the dinosaurs alive and well in the woods and swap megabeasts for minibeasts – find out who’s new and buzzing! We’ll learn about the fossils that have made Aberdeenshire famous, go on the trail of plants and animals that have survived the demise of the dinosaurs, and as human explorers use two things that have set us apart as a species: tools and fire to create crafty souvenirs of our day and toast ourselves a snack

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/346885305905215/

Teddy Bears’ Picnic 

Where: Victory Hall Aboyne, Ballater Rd, AB34 5HY Aboyne   

Date:  Sunday 12th May 2019
Time:  11:00AM-01:00PM

Description: As part of Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Festival, Aboyne Breastfeeding Group and Aboyne Playgroup are holding a free community event for families in Deeside.

Bring a picnic, a blanket and your favourite Teddy and join us for some family fun!

Free entry! Plus lots of entertainment, craft sessions, local clubs, stalls, and local support groups will be there too!

Dean Spruce the Magician | Bookbug | Mads Mats | Aboyne Counselling Services

SCILL | Preschool Craft | Cuddly Cub Keepsakes | Craft with Alex Penter | Deeside Sewing Corner

Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos | Fruit Kebab Station | Lego Free Play | Aboyne Pebbles and Rocks | Usborne Books | The Rubbish Club

Kelly Rennie Wellbeing Coach | Bee Cabin | Bows by Lou B
| CLD – Community Learning & Development | Aboyne Gardening Club

Complimentary tea/coffee/juice and cakes

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1654920017943840/

How Many Left?

Organiser: Grampian Transport Museum

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

Date:  Sunday 12th May 2019
Time:  12:30PM-04:00PM

Description: One of our favourite annual events celebrating the mass-produced cars which are now considered ‘endangered species’ with less than 500 examples remaining.

Whether young or old, this event is great for you. Maybe you’ll see some cars you remember from your youth or discover culture icons that your generation just missed seeing.

Most car shows celebrate vehicles which were always destined to be classics. Limited editions such as Ferrari’s, are seldom scrapped, usually only following an accident or catastrophic engine failure. Instead, this unique event in Scotland commemorates the cars that now survive in numbers under 500 in the UK but that were often built in the millions.

The museum uses a ‘rarity index’ to calculate the degree to which the car was once a popular sight on the road network. When it reviews the relative rarity, comparing the number of examples currently licensed for use against the original production run, some of the results have been truly staggering. Everyday vehicles, such as the Mini or Renault 21, can be considered rarer than some of its exotic contemporaries and the index highlights this interesting statistic.

The museum on site will be open too, so combine a visit to How Many Left with a fascinating look at the ‘Guy Martin Collection’ and our ‘It’s Electric’ exhibition.

 Entry Form Available on our website!


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2147449352218640/

Be Your Own Hero Family Fun – Aberdeen 

Organiser: Be Your Own Empowered Hero

Where: Ferryhill Community Centre, Albury Rd, Aberdeen AB11 6TN   

Date:  Sunday 12th May 2019
Time:  01:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Join us for a fabulous 2-hour family event, with take home Goody bag.

Sharing Mindful awareness exercises to help children develop concentration and self-awareness.

We will also work on breathing as children often benefit from focusing on their breathing when they are confronted with emotions that are difficult to manage.

Interactive fun and therapy with Story Massage. Therapy for parent and child.

Teaching children’s to care and love themselves, to help them achieve a mental healthy future, while calming anxious minds and building confidence, focus and attention, and resilience.

Cost is £20  per child and parents and adult accompanying the child can join in for free

Susan Watson runs her  Business Perfect Solutions coaching business in Kirkliston and is an accredited therapist, trainer and Senior Consultant,  Susan is also a local champion for CNHC

Marina Collins is a Therapist, who helps both adults and kids release their anxieties, fears, and phobias using many different techniques.

Both are advocates for sharing and promoting wellness and mental health for young people.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/542196426284544/

Kids at Ferryhill – Monday 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB11 ^UD 

Date:  Monday 13th May 2019
Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Drop in session for babies up to pre-school age.  Relaxed and informal session where parents/carers can have a chat and watch kids play.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2168798893433593/?event_time_id=2168798933433589

Wee Wildlife Wander 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Tillydrone Church, Hayton Road, AB24 2RN Aberdeen  

Date:  Wednesday 15th May 2019
Time:  04:15PM-06:15PM

Description: Join the Countryside Rangers and SUSTRANS on wee wildlife wander down the River Don between Tillydrone and Seaton Park. Look out for wildlife and learn about the history of people living and working on the river.

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

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1195330247294201/

 Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB11 6UD  

Date:  Friday 17th May 2019
Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is drop in group with a variety of activities for babies and kids up to pre-school.   It’s £3 a session and as it’s parent-led activities please do help out and get stuck in.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/954976888046963/?event_time_id=954976928046959

Kiddie Sports Day 

Organiser: Purple Dog Events

Where: Hilton Community Centre 

Date:  Friday 17th May 2019
Time:  04:00PM-07:00PM

Description: We’re having a “school like” kids sports day! There’s going to be lots of games such as egg and spoon race, 3 legged race, face painting, trampolines for the kids and some little surprises too!

The £6 per child includes a sandwich, sweetie, some fruit and a drink.

Application needed to be filled out before the day.

Any questions please post on the Facebook event page or message privately via Facebook page.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1230156560466558/

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