What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 12th – 18th May 2018

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**


Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend 2018

 Organiser: Cairngorms Nature

Where: Cairngorms National Park

 Date: Friday 11th – Sunday 13th May 2018
Time: 7:00AM – 7:00PM

Description: The Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend is a celebration of the fantastic wildlife of the Cairngorms National Park. With over 70 activities taking place across the Cairngorms National Park there will be something for everyone, from families to the more seasoned nature lover.

Find out more at http://www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend.com/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/936091063232013/


BECS Coffee Morning

Organiser: BECS

Where: BECS, Unit 1 Burghmuir circle, Blackhall Ind Est, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 3QH

Date:  Saturday 12th May 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 02:30PM

Description: BECS is holding a coffee morning to raise funds to support the new centre. It gives the opportunity for those to see where we are and see our layout.

ASN Coffee morning session 10-12noon

Public coffee morning session 12.30-2.30

Come along for inclusive fun with all the family.

Stalls, music, art corner, tombola, coffee, tea & homebakes – something for everyone in aid of a great cause.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1930776407208229/


Pirate Day! 

Organiser: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate

Where: Leith Hall Garden & Estate, Huntly AB54 4NQ 

Date:  Saturday 12th May 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 02:00PM

Description: Ahoy there mateys!

Leith Hall is fast approaching on our horizon and we pirates are almost here!

Come along on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th for a pirate themed trail and obstacle course with treasure for all.

Kids £3 and adults go free.

Shiver me timbers, it’ll be a great weekend!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/213710699217439/


UK’s Largest Inflatable Play Event – Aberdeen 

Organiser: Wacky World

Where: Beach Leisure Centre, Sea Beach, Aberdeen AB24 5NR

Date:   Saturday 12th May 2018
Time: 11:00AM – 05:00PM

Description: Wacky World is a one of a kind inflatable pop up play arena coming to Aberdeen for just two days in April. Get the kids, family or partner active & make awesome memories. Take on our ultra-hype total wipeout style inflatable arena with a variety of games for the whole family to enjoy.

Tickets start from just £9.99. Which includes 1h 30m’s in the awesome Wacky Arena. All you need is kids with plenty of energy & a camera for selfies. Expect Total Wipeout, Extreme Hungry Hippos, Assault Courses, Gladiator Duels + much much more.

Loved by over 100,000 fun goers nationwide, check out our 4.5./5 reviews. We have sessions for kids, families & adult only sessions. Click the below tab & join us at Wacky World. Book early as it’s cliche but we always sell out. 3-2-1 Go, Go GO!

Your Wacky World ticket includes:

1h-30m unlimited arena play.

Access to all total wipeout Inflatables.

www.wackyworld.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1692970410816235/


Baby Sensory Superhero Special 

Organiser: Baby Sensory Aberdeen South

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

Date:  Saturday 12th May 2018
Time:  11:00 – 11:45

Description: Calling all Superhero babies! Come along on Saturday the 12th of May to help defeat the Evil Villain Saby Bensory. An amazing class to make memories with your baby see our very own Iron Man, giant floating sun, Flying UFO and much more. You don’t have to attend the weekly classes to join the fun. Siblings and family all welcome you only pay for your baby. Our Superhero photo booth will also be there to capture that special moment.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1806335239661117/


EOWDC Family Turbine Spotting Event

Where: Balmedie Country Park, North Beach Rd, AB23 8XG Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 12th May 2018
Time:  12:00 – 16:00

Description: Vattenfall, developers of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), would like to invite you and your family to join some of the project team and their community partners at Balmedie Country Park (near the disabled access) to see the wind farm during construction.

The project team will be at the beach and at the nearby Sand Bothy to answer any questions about the EOWDC, and if we are lucky there may even be a live installation! There will also be refreshments, home bakes and ice cream at the Sand Bothy, and a variety of activities from 12-4 which the community partners involved will give you more details about. We look forward to seeing you there.

Weather: we will be there rain or shine.

Parking : There is public parking at Balmedie Country Park however please note that owners park at their own risk.

Vattenfall is not responsible for anyone who decides to swim.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/237160886853148/


Thistle Street Food Market – May

Organiser: The West End – Aberdeen

Where: Thistle Street, Aberdeen

Date: Saturday 12th May 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: With the Royal wedding coming up and the warmer weather a welcome arrival, now’s the time to be thinking about dining al-fresco and celebrating your garden again!

Luckily our next market is scheduled for Saturday 12th May from 10am to 3pm, with a fabulous array of artisan food and drink producers ready to arm you with sumptuous delights.

Choose from Mediterranean delicacies including gorgeous tapenade, locally made fresh sour dough breads or scrumptious soft drinks, cupcakes, traybakes, gin, specialist cuts of meat and much more, our market is the perfect choice to pick up everything you might need for your next garden party.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1546245775485341/


Rosemount Ramble – Walking Tour 

Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: The Cult of Coffee 

Date:  Saturday 12th May 2018
Time: 06:30PM – 08:30PM

Description: A brand new tour for 2018! Beginning at the cosy indie coffee shop, “The Cult of Coffee” on the corner of Leadside Road and Esslemont Avenue, this walk takes in a mix of old Gilcomston, ancient Denburnside, and the 19th century suburb of Rosemount which was created out of both.

Mysteries to behold include the Denburn river on FULL VIEW, the site of the Gilcomston Dam, and why the Grammar School didn’t actually start where it is now.

Georgian mansions, Victorian innovation, schools, churches, tradespeople and that undulating landscape that we can’t see for the buildings! All will be revealed in this very special ramble around Rosemount.

Not suitable for disabled or those with restricted mobility.
Wear sturdy shoes. Dogs welcome if well-behaved.

Do call into the coffee shop first and have a cuppa and a cake to fortify you before we start! Meet from 6pm, the tour starts at 6.30pm, shop closes 7pm
Tickets same price as last year £10 adults/£8 concessions

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1897951737161837


We are turning 10! 

Organiser: Castleton Farm Shop & Cafe

Where: Castleton Farm Shop & Cafe, Castleton Farm Cottage, Fordoun, Laurencekirk AB30 1JX 

Date:  Sunday 13th May 2018
Time: 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Description: We are turning 10 years old! , come and celebrate with us! We’ll have a bouncy castle, mini-tour of the farm, *peppered steak* bar, ice cream, tractors, face painting and much more!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/185065335549658/


The North of Scotland Pipe Band Championship 

Organiser:  The North of Scotland Pipe Band Championship – Banchory

Where: King George V Park @ Banchory, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Sunday 13th May 2018
Time: 09:00AM – 04:00PM

Description: The North of Scotland Pipe Band Championship has been held in Banchory since 2015 and takes place in King George V park in the centre of town.  Each year this event attracts a fantastic selection of pipe band talent, including several grade 1 bands.

This is a wonderful day out for all the family with an array of trade stands, food stalls, children’s activities, and additional entertainment during the day.

Entry is £5.00 on the gate.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/186861085250984/


Did you see out post on the Mozza Pizza Masterclass?


Fairy Day 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

Where: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, A93, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5BJ

Date:  Sunday 13th May 2018
Time: 09:30AM – 03:00PM

Description: The Fairies and Unicorns are descending on Deeside

The Belwade fairies and unicorns are set to return on the 13th of May to inhabit the Magical Woodland for the year ahead.  We plan to celebrate their return at this years Fairy Day which promises to be a magical experience for those who attend.

Belwade Farm is certainly a place where magical dreams are made true and this year our magical unicorn is returning with his friends and they will be offering unicorn rides to our little visitors.

Meet our Belwade ponies and horses who will be dressed to impress along side the stunning unicorn. Love Rara Fairies will be here again with dancing and singing and being creative with fantastic face painting.

Inflatables, tea cups, carousel, mini jumps are a few of the fun activities that will be on offer.  Bobs Buddies adorable owls will be back to see you all.

Trade stands will be in the conference room so remember to visit and pick yourself up a momentum from you magical day.

Please note that there will be charges for individual activities on the day.  Included within your ticket price is car parking, meeting the Belwade unicorn & friends, access to the magical woodland, our story teller and fairy dancing sessions.

Bistro will be open for teas, coffees, hot chocolates and delicious treats and outside we have ice cream, pizzas, burgers and more…

Tickets will be available:

http://tickets.worldhorsewelfare.org/activity/5

For further information please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679498722106986/


Stonehaven RNLI Open Day

Organiser: RNLI Stonehaven

Where: Backies Car Park. Stonehaven Harbour, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2JU

Date: Sunday 13th May 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Demonstrations by the crew, kids games, tea/coffees and appearance by Stormy Stan

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/368946253614360/


Sensory Disco with Me Too! 

Organiser: MeToo

Where: Ruthrieston West Church Hall, Broomhill Rd, Aberdeen AB10 7LN

Date: Sunday 13th May 2018
Time:  12:00PM – 02:00PM

Description: With grateful thanks to Tidy Green Clean for their sponsorship:

Get ready for a multi sensory music and light show experience for participants with additional support needs.

Come as a family for an inclusive afternoon and enjoy meeting other parent/carers and their cared for.

Only the participant requires a ticket – parent/carers attend for FREE

There might even be coffee and cake in the kitchen area…

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/889710594566298/


May Nappy Library & Meet

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: St Francis of Assisi Church, 231 Deeside Gardens, AB15 7 Aberdeen

Date: Monday 14th May 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM

Description: Join us for our May Nappy Library & Meet on Monday 14th May from 10am to 11:30am!

As always we’ll do Cloth demo’s, have kits to hire (please PM the Nappy Team in advance), Nappy chat and there will be toys for the little ones to play with and tea, coffee and cake!

Join our Facebook group for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/249076735497385

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/471518769930144/


Albury Open Day 2018

Organiser: Albury Sports Centre

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

Date:  Sunday 13th May 2018
Time:  12:00PM – 04:00PM

Description: Our annual open day where everyone is welcome to try their hand at the free tennis, lawn bowls, putting and croquet.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/207547973182221/


Bookbug Week at Kincorth Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Kincorth Library, Provost Watt Drive, Kincorth, Aberdeen, AB12 5NA 

Date:  Monday 14th May 2018
Time:  01:15PM – 01:45PM

Description: Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers and their families to enjoy together.

Suitable for children aged 0-5.

Each session lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes.

They take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

Bookbug sessions are fully inclusive and open to all families, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. A warm welcome awaits you.

This is a drop in session so there is no need to book.

For more information, contact Kincorth Library on 01224 872572.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1850891821611605/


Bookbug Week at Children’s Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GW

Date:  Tuesday 15th May 2018
Time: 09:30AM – 10:00AM

Description: Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers and their families to enjoy together.

Suitable for ages 0-5.

Each session lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes.

They take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

Bookbug sessions are fully inclusive and open to all families, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. A warm welcome awaits you.

Please note that booking is essential for this session. To book, call the Children’s Library on 01224 652507 or email childrenslibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440059346100767/


Bookbug Week Family Storytime Workshop with Morag Hood

 Organiser: Aberdeen city Libraries

Where: Mastrick Library, Greenfern Road, Aberdeen, AB16 6TR 

Date:  Wednesday 16th May 2018
Time:  02:45PM – 03:45PM

Description: Join award-nominated author Morag Hood for a special family storytime workshop as part of Bookbug Week.

Free to attend but booking is essential. To book, call 01224 788558 or email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1916640738646061/


HypnoBirthing Group Course – Stonehaven – May 

Organiser: SONA Mum

Where: Maxine McCall Photography6a Cameron Street, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2GF

Date:  Wednesday 16th May 2018
Time: 06:00PM – 08:30PM

Description: Full HypnoBirthing Birth Preparation Course

Join us in Stonehaven for our full birth preparation course, this class covers breathing and relaxation techniques, the role of the birth partner, how your body works in labour, fear release and finding your birthing confidence.

This course runs on Wednesday evenings, the 16th, 23rd and 30th May, for more information and to book your place visit:

http://www.sonamum.com/product/hypnobirthing-course-stonehaven/

For more information email: jade@sonamum.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/186410345484188/


Bookbug Library at Bridge of Don Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Bridge of Don Library, Scotstown Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB22 8HH 

Date:  Thursday 17th May 2018
Time: 09:30AM – 10:00AM

Description: Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers and their families to enjoy together.

Each session lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes.

They take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

Bookbug sessions are fully inclusive and open to all families, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. A warm welcome awaits you.

Free to attend but booking is essential. To book, contact Bridge of Don Library on 01224 702800.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/234264863996367/


Bookbug Week at Kaimhill Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Kaimhill Library, Pitmedden Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 7HR

Date:  Thursday 17th May 2018
Time: 01:15PM – 01:45PM

Description: Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers and their families to enjoy together.

Suitable for ages 0-5.

Each session lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes.

They take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

Bookbug sessions are fully inclusive and open to all families, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. A warm welcome awaits you.

This is a drop in session so there is no need to book.

For more information, contact Kaimhill Library on 01224 498160.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/304815613384651/


Pregnancy yoga – suitable for new mums too 

Organiser: Jaybee Yoga Class

Where: Golden Square, Aberdeen, AB10 1

Date:  Thursday 17th May 2018
Time:  05:15PM – 06:15PM

Description: A yoga class especially for mums to be, the class is designed to help de stress, circulation, ease tension in the body. All levels welcome and new mums also welcome to help gently re-introduce yourself to yoga.

The class will be held at 5 Golden Square and will cost £8.

The class is held at number 5 Golden Square you press the arrows on the buzzer until you see light studio. See you soon.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/188031091808222/


Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Bridge of Don

 Organiser: Close & Calm

Where: St. Columba’s Church, Braehead Way, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 18th May 2018
Time:  09:30AM – 10:45AM

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Drop In Session every month in Bridge of Don

Feel free to bring your stretchy wrap from the Scottish Baby Box as we’d love to give you a hand.

There will be trained baby carrying advice from Jess Hippey, owner of Close and Calm, and a large selection of carriers and wraps available for trying and for hiring. Should you wish to go on to buy a carrier after this, please inform Jess as discount codes are available for customers.

We will charge a £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees. Children are always welcome.

We’re very lucky to also have a breastfeeding peer supporter present at most meetings.

We’re a friendly, welcoming bunch and look forward to meeting you. Our hope is to try and build an informative and supportive community so the more the merrier.

You’re also always welcome to bring your own carriers for help too.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2001829350106685


Messy Play Peterhead-Messy Mutz Party 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Rescue Hall, 25 Prince St, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 1QE

Date:  Friday 18th May 2018
Time:  10:30AM – 11:30AM

Description: Join the Messy Mutz gang and follow the adventures of the pups from Mess Around. There’ll be exciting adventures in the Wild West, Safari, Under the sea, Pirates, Fairies and lots more! What are you waiting for, grab your pups and join us for the messiest adventure of the year! Little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy till their heart’s content!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1799263183457185


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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