What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 13th – 19th October 2018


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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Ferryhill Kids – Friday Fun! 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Friday 12th October 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is for toddlers to pre-school.  It’s a volunteer-led group so please come along, help set up and chat to other parents/carers.  Babies are welcome too, just ask for some of the baby toys/equipment.

Session is £3 and snack is included for your child (please let the volunteers on the day know of any allergies).  This is a drop in group so no need to book in advance or block book.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/528889630872926/?event_time_id=528889687539587

Balance Bikers, Crathes Hall, Banchory – Saturdays 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Crathes Village Hall, Banchory, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 13th October 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:00AM

Description: Suitable for all children and abilities between the ages of 18 months old to 5 years old.  As British Cycling coaches we are experts in teaching children to ride.


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!

Please let us know if you’d like to borrow a bike and helmet

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/647535515626362/?event_time_id=647535615626352

Coastal Play 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 13th October 2018
Time:  09:45AM-11:00AM

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.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1872788949481364/

Thistle Street Food Market – October 

Organiser: The West End – Aberdeen

Where:  Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1 

Date:  Saturday 13th October 2018
Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Autumn is officially upon us, and you can join us for the first Thistle Street Food Market of the season!

On Saturday 13th October, you and your family or friends can discover exciting local companies, enjoy delicious delicacies, and take delightful food and drink home to share with your loved ones.

We’ve got a range of stalls already lined up for our city centre food market.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/246044109414444/

Shark Season

Organiser: Macduff Marine Aquarium

Where: Macduff Marine Aquarium, 11 High Shore, Macduff, Aberdeenshire, AB44 1SL

Date:  Saturday 13th October 2018
Time:  11:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Join us this October holiday for some special programming as we demystify sharks! These fantastic animals can evoke powerful reactions in many people but are these reactions based on fact or fiction? Come find out for yourselves as we seek to set the record straight. There will be lots of interactive workshops, talks and shows throughout the holidays, including live dissections of shark specimens, expert talks, shark crafts and much more, including baby sharks in our nursery tank!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/254239125195816/?event_time_id=254239145195814

Stonehaven Family Fun & Fair Day 

Organiser: Tiksy Art and Craft Fayres

Where: Stonehaven Town Hall, 36 Allardice St, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2BU 

Date:  Sunday 14th October 2018
Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: **Bouncy Castle ** Facepainting ** Balloon Modelling ** Games & Fun activities for kids ** Craft Stalls ** Local Traders** and lots more.

Free Admission

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/105501726983110/

Aberdeen’s Affordable Vintage Fair

Organiser: Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair

Where: Aberdeen Arts Centre, 33 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AA

Date:  Sunday 14th October 2018
Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: The UK’s best loved vintage fair visits Aberdeen for a gorgeous Autumn special and we’ve got a brand new venue – Aberdeen Arts Centre – slap bang in the City Centre!

Shop quality vintage, handmade, reworked and retro from the UK’s best traders.

Judy’s handpick the finest vintage traders in the UK to ensure a diverse and affordable shopping experience for all.

You can expect fashion, accessories & collectables from 1940s ‚1990s.

Be unique, spend less, buy vintage!

Entry £2 Under 12s free!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/279528896183671/

Kids Karaoke 

Organiser: The Abergeldie BAR

Where: The Abergeldie BAR, 504 Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 7

Date:  Sunday 14th October 2018
Time:  01:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Kids Karaoke

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679481665495955/?event_time_id=1679481695495952

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Ferryhill Kids – Monday Group 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Monday 15th October 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Monday Group is for crawling babies and older. It’s a volunteer-led group and everyone helps out.  The more hands the lighter the work!

It’s an informal setting for parents/carers to relax in whilst little ones play with different array of toys/equipment or take part in craft activities.

Session is £3 and snack is included for your child (please let the volunteers on the day know of any allergies). This is a drop in group so no need to book in advance or block book.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/286562228608115/?event_time_id=286562298608108

Dinky Doctors – Rothienorman 

Organiser: Rothie Rascals

Where: Rothienorman Community Bowling Club, Greenview Centre Forgue Rd, Rothienorman, Aberdeenshire AB51 8UE 

Date:  Monday 15th October 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: 10AM session is now full but if we get enough interest we will run a second session at 1115am on the same day!!!

The Rothie Rascals and Mini Monsters are bringing Dinky Doctors to Rothienorman!!

Dinky Doctors is an award-winning scheme that delivers first aid classes to children.  There is a huge drive in Scotland at the moment to have CPR included on the curriculum in schools and while Glasgow and Aberdeen are doing just this, Aberdeenshire is lagging behind.  This is a vital skill we should all learn and Dinky Docs are bringing it to children, in an age appropriate manner, to equip children with the skills that could one day save a life.

Full details are on the poster displayed on this page but if you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch with either Nicola at Rothie Rascals or Helen at Mini Monsters.

Please note, the £10 fee includes a contribution for hiring the venue and is non-refundable unless we can fill your child’s space with someone else.  Payment must be made before the event.  Without payment we can’t guarantee a space.  Money can be handed to either Helen or Nicola 🙂  Parents MUST attend with their child and stay for the duration of the session.

Places are limited so if you would like your child to attend please get in touch ASAP 🙂

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283484665591007/

Simply Squirrels 

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

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

Date:  Tuesday 16th October 2018
Time:  10:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Ranger Guided Children’s Walk: Imagine life as a squirrel here in the woods at Crathes. Could you find food, a good place to live and build your own drey?

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/310007993136420/

Port Elphinstone POP up play 

Organiser: Aberdeenshire Family Information Service


Date:  Wednesday 17th October 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Aberdeenshire Council POP up play event

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/398196404297759/

Exploring the microscopic ocean 

Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

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

Date:  Wednesday 17th October 2018
Time:  10:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Join microscope expert Dee Lawlor to explore the ocean and find out how real scientists make incredible discoveries. Using our microscopes we will discover how the tiniest organisms make big impacts.

8-12 yrs

Parents can leave their children for the duration of the session – PVG checked staff member will be supervising

£5 + booking fee

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2118721178191460/

Simply Squirrels Children’s Walk 

Organiser: Fyvie Castle

Where: Fyvie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 8JS 

Date:  Wednesday 17th October 2018
Time:  10:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Imagine life as a squirrel here in the woods at Fyvie Castle. Could you find food, a good place to live and build your own drey?

10.30am – noon

Booking is essential.

For further information and queries, please call us on 01330 844910.

Our children’s walks are aimed at children aged 5 and over.

The event begins and ends in the car park, where there is a car parking charge for non-members.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/846212692248971/

Wetherspoons‚ WORKSHOP 

Organiser: Sandtastic Designs – Kids Bee Happy Independent Consultant – Allison Greig

Where: The Gordon Highlander Hight Street Inverurie. 

Date:  Thursday 18th October 2018
Time:  09:30AM-12:00PM

Description: We are taken over Wetherspoons – Inverurie for 2.5hrs of SAND ART FUN in the snuggery/family section. Come along to create a picture (or two) to then take home

We will have our usual sizes (small, medium and large) and will have a wide range of designs to choose from including Halloween ones.

Prices start low from only £3 ranging up to £5

Please allow up to 30mins for your child to create (depending on age)

No booking required, Everyone welcome x

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/459777154539146/

POP up play in Midmill, Kintore 

Organiser: Aberdeenshire Family Information Service

Where: Midmill Park, Kintore 

Date:  Thursday 18th October 2018
Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: POP up play session held in Midmill Park in Kintore

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1815226558572724/

We are going on a BUG hunt! 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

Where:  Belwade Farm, Dess, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5BJ 

Date:  Thursady 18th October 2018
Time: 01:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Explore our magical woodland and see what mini beasts you can spot!  Record your results on our bug sheets.

Help us with our bug hotel renovations by collecting items in the woodland and adding them to the bug rooms.

Make your own bug house out of recycled materials to take home for your garden.

Finish the afternoon by creating a bug masterpiece during craft time.

These are staff led activities however parents/guardians are required to be in attendance.

Spaces are limited so please follow the ticketing link to book spaces.  Please come wearing suitable clothing for the weather conditions on the day.

Cost is £4.50 per child.

Tables at the Belwade bistro are available for lunches before the event.  If you would like to reserve a table please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/582583495492556/

Little Red Riding Hood’s Musical Adventure 

Organiser: The Tivoli Theatre

Where: The Tivoli Theatre, 34 – 48 Guild Street, Aberdeen AB11 6NB

Date: Thursday 18th October 2018
Time:  02:30PM-04:15PM

Description: From the creative team behind the hugely popular Hairy Maclary Show, Little Red Riding Hood is a fun, original musical for children, with live music and loveable characters. Join Scarlet and her side-kick Stanley the Squirrel as they try to outwit Walter the Wolf and discover that it’s not just the enchanted forest that has magical powers… A forest full of family fun, this show is a joyous new version of the classic fairy tale.

‘At its heart, it’s a clever, funny, well written

musical…’ **** (Scotsman).

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/501216983625728/

October Holidays: Storytime at Children’s Library

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

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

Date:  Thursday 18th October 2018
Time:  02:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Storytime and craft session for children aged 3+ during the October School Holidays.

To book, call 01224 652507 or email ChildrensLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2100202863568307/

Family Autumn Welly Walk! 

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

Where: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate, Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 7LD

Date:  Friday 19th October 2018
Time:  10:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Time to pull on your wellies and join the Rangers for an autumn walk. We will be collecting berries to plant, foraging for craft materials and finding out more about old uses of our trees. Then back to the log cabin to make our autumn crafts.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/534571220334351/

Baby Carrier / Wrap Drop In Session – Bridge of Don 

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: St. Columba’s Church, Braehead Way, AB22 8RR Aberdeen 

Date: Friday 19th October 2018
Time:  02:00PM-03:30PM

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.

For more information about what a drop in session looks like see here: https://www.closeandcalm.co.uk/conversations/what-to-expect-drop-in

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/817304265138061/

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