What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 15th – 21st December 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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Balance Bikers, Crathes Hall, Banchory – Saturdays

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Crathes Village Hall, Banchory

Date:  Saturday 15th December 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.

Our sessions are FUN, CHALLENGING & PROGRESSIVE

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=647535552293025


Breakfast, Reindeer and Grotto at Skyline Inverurie

Organiser: Skyline Trampoline Park

Where: Skyline Trampoline Park, Highclere Business Park, Highclere Way, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB515QW

Date:  Saturday 15th December 2018
Time: 09:30AM-04:30PM

Description: Three Fantastic offers at Skyline Inverurie on the 15th December..!!

1. Breakfast with Santa and his Elves, One hour of jumping and a chance to see his magical reindeer, that’s three hours of family fun…!!

2. One and a half hour Jump and visit to see Santa’s Magical Reindeer..

3. Santa’s X-mass Grotto, kids will enjoy a meeting with Santa and receive a gift

If you would like to Jump and see Santa in his Grotto you will require two separate tickets but Grotto tickets are limited to 4 per 15 mins so book fast to save disappointment..!!

All details and pricing is available on Eventbrite website. 

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-with-santa-at-skyline-tickets-52317746789?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-santas-cairngorm-reindeer-and-one-half-hour-bounce-session-tickets-52339566051?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/santas-grotto-at-skyline-tickets-52338495850?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Look forward to seeing you on the day…!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/305796060260697/


Santa’s Grotto at Bon Accord

Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Where: Bon Accord Aberdeen, George St, Aberdeen AB25 1HZ

Date:  Every weekend from 17 Nov and weekdays 17 Dec – Christmas Eve
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Santa only has one home this Christmas, and that’s Bon Accord!

Create lasting memories with a visit to Bon Accord’s winter wonderland and support The ARCHIE Foundation whilst doing so.

Santa’s Winter Wonderlandis open every weekend from 17 Nov and weekdays 17 Dec – Christmas Eve.  For full list of times visit https://www.bonaccordaberdeen.com/whats-on-in-aberdeen/664-santa-s-grotto-bon-accord

A visit is £4.50 per child which includes:

Entry to Santa’s Magical winter wonderland

Say hello to the singing Reindeer

Meet Santa and let him know your wish list

A memorable gift

Photo packages are available starting from £9.95 and all proceeds go to The ARCHIE Foundation.

Walk-ins are welcome and you can book ahead on our EventBrite page: http://ow.ly/gcgB30m55xj. The slot is for one child, for additional children please add at checkout under additional admissions.

Party size is limited to 4 children per pre-booked slot. For larger parties walk-ins are welcome.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/179163336310054/


Santa at Crathes Castle

Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

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

Date:  Saturday 15th December 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: A visit to Father Christmas adds that little bit of magic to the festive period. The jolly man himself will be visiting Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate this year with his helpful elves.

Visit our 16th century tower house with your little ones and meet the man himself in the cosy Great Hall. Santa will be sure to reward those who have stayed off the naughty list!

Book your dedicated slot today!

Tickets – £6 per child 

Please note: Friday 21st is for Under 5s only

Fancy something a bit different? Why not try our Santa at Crathes Castle – The Christmas Eve Experience

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/297219967770430/


Santa’s Grotto at The Whitehorse Inn

Organiser: White Horse Hotel & Restaurant

Where: White Horse Hotel & Restaurant, Old Road, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire AB23 8XR

Date:  Saturday 15th December 2018
Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Santa’s coming to visit

Santa will be in his grotto ready to listen to the children’s wishes for Christmas.

More info coming soon!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/517149578799169/


Santa Specials – Saturday 15th December 2018

Organiser: Milton of Crathes Station

Where: Milton of Crathes Station, The Royal Deeside Railway, Milton of Crathes, Banchory,  AB31 5QH

Date: Saturday 15th December 2018
Time:  10:30AM-03:30PM

Description: Santa will be at the Milton of Crathes again this year with a sack full of presents for the children, and hot mince pies and drinks for the adults.

He will again be handing out presents to the children in the coaches during the steam train ride from the Milton station.

He’ll be there every Saturday and Sunday from 24th November up to and including Monday 24th December- Christmas Eve, also Friday 21st.

Festive singing on all services, which this year will be steam hauled. The whole Santa experience willlast approximately 45 – 60 minutes.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/316224689174961/


Carols in the park

Organiser: Bon-Accord Silver Band

Where: Winter Gardens. Duthie Park, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 15th December 2018
Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Part of the Aberdeen winter festival.  Joined once again by the capriccio  choir from Albyn school.  Come and join us for festive music and Christmas carol singing.  Again 2 separate “sittings” 11:00-12:00, and 14:00-15:00. 

Pre concert carols also provided by the granite city chorus.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/265980820906199/


Diving Santa

Organiser: Macduff Marine Aquarium

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

Date:  Saturday 15th December 2018
Time: 11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Join us this festive period as we celebrate with the return of Diving Santa. Santa will be getting kitted up for his dive at 2 pm each day. There will be festive crafts, a Fishmas trail and carol singing as well as a lovely prize give away each day.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/340983309985595/


Lunch with Santa!

Organiser: Pittodrie Events

Where: Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie St, Aberdeen AB24 5QH

Date:  Saturday 15th December 2018
Time:  12:00PM-02:00PM

Description: Join Santa and Mrs Claus at Pittodrie Stadium for a children’s festive fun day from 12pm – 2pm in our Richard Donald Stand.

£15 per child which includes:

Kiddies lunch box containing a filled sandwich roll, crisps, juice carton and fruit

Meet Santa and receive a toy gift

Children’s Disco with Party Games

Photos with Angus the Bull

To book please contact a member of the Pittodrie Events sales team on:

E. salesaberdeen@sodexo.com

T. 01224 650491

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/609890256051933/


Lunch with Santa

Organiser: Hatton Mill Pub

Where: Hatton Mill Pub, Hatton, Aberdeenshire AB42 0LL

Date:  Saturday 15th December 2018
Time:  12:00PM-02:00PM

Description: Our Lunch with Santa will be filled with fun!!  We’ll have Santa making several guest appearances throughout the lunch, a festive craft area, small gift for all children and there own mini disco. (Booking Required)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2199903197000671/


Santa’s Grotto at Skyline

Organiser: Skyline Trampoline Park

Where: Skyline Trampoline Park, Highclere Business Park, Highclere Way, AB515QW Inverurie, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 15th December 2018
Time:  12:30PM-04:30PM

Description: Santa’s Grotto

With Christmas just around the corner why not visit Santa in his magical Christmas Grotto!

What’s included:

Children will be invited to create their own magical key and letter for Santa.

Meet Santa’s Elves.

Check they are not on the naughty list.

Receive an early present from Santa.

Ticket Only Event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841108362654763/


Messy Moments – Christmas Sand Art Workshop

Organiser: Messy Moments

Where: Lou Lou’s, 1 Barclayhill Place, Portlethen, Aberdeenshire AB12 4PF

Date:  Saturday 15th December 2018
Time:  01:30PM-02:30PM

Description: Messy Moments – Christmas Sand Art Workshop

Sand Art is a lovely craft activity where children can choose a picture they would like to paint with sand, they peel each section, add their choice of coloured sand to it and create their lovely picture

We are running another workshop at Lou Louis’s Cafe in Portlethen on Saturday 15th of December from 1:30pm-2:30pm. This is a pre-booked workshop, for up to 10 children so if you would like to book a space, please pop us a message. The workshop lasts approximately 30-45 minutes depending on chosen picture designs, age of child etc. We have made it the hour to allow time to go over the instructions, choosing and handing out of pictures, learning how to do it and not feeling rushed! This also allows parents/carers to help their little one and sit back and relax with a hot drink and something to eat.

This workshop is priced between £5-9 per picture as prices depend on the picture you child chooses. This will also include a Christmas Sweetie Cone or Hot Chocolate Cone of their choice – An additional £2 to add on reindeer dust & sweetie cone/hot chocolate. When booking your child’s space we will require a £5 booking fee to secure your space. Please do not just show up as you may have to be turned away due to limited spaces available. An adult must accompany the child at all times.

If you would like any more information or to book your space, please send us a message www.facebook.com/MessyMomentsFun/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1184475445033027/


Video Games Day 4

Organiser: Eventbrite

Where: Hallmark Hotel Aberdeen Airport, Dyce, Aberdeen AB217DW

Date: Sunday 16th December 2018
Time:  10:00AM-06:00PM

Description: We are back with our 4th installment of the video games day event this December. With over 20 set ups to free play on the day as well as tournaments running all day, stalls, youtubers, and much more it the perfect day out for any video games fan young or old.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667978983509869/


Santa Specials – Sunday 16th December 2018

Organiser: Milton of Crathes Station

Where: Milton of Crathes Station, The Royal Deeside Railway, Milton of Crathes, Banchory,  AB31 5QH

Date:   Sunday 16th December 2018
Time:  10:30AM-03:30PM

Description: Santa will be at the Milton of Crathes again this year with a sack full of presents for the children, and hot mince pies and drinks for the adults.

He will again be handing out presents to the children in the coaches during the steam train ride from the Milton station.

He’ll be there every Saturday and Sunday from 24th November up to and including Monday 24th December- Christmas Eve, also Friday 21st.

Festive singing on all services, which this year will be steam hauled. The whole Santa experience will last approximately 45 – 60 minutes.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/259380538053834/


Festive Fun at the Farm

Organiser: VSA Easter Anguston Farm

Where: Easter Anguston Farm, Peterculter, Aberdeen AB14 0PJ

Date:  Sunday 16th December 2018
Time: 10:30AM-03:30PM

Description: Santa will be here with his post box -Children bring your letters and meet him in his grotto (11.30am-2.00pm each Sunday).

Come and decorate cakes, make own tree decorations and lots of other activities with our children services (9th Dec only).

Choose your Christmas trees pick up a Wreath, Table centres, Reindeer or Snowman all made at the farm for sale (while stocks last)

Check out the fairy wood- new trees, lights on all ready for Christmas and relax in our Christmas cafe – all ready with special treats for festive visitors

No admission fees please just give a charitable donation

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1680665392035580/


Elf Rave with Me Too!

Organiser: Eventbrite

Where: Beach Leisure Centre, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR

Date:   Sunday 16th December 2018
Time:  11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Glow Sticks and Elf Ears provided for our Clubbercise session in the dark – dance like nobody is watching and raise money for charity!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/349570785789976/


Christmas Pony Grooming

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

Where: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, Belwade Farm, Dess, Aboyne,  AB345BJ

Date:   Sunday 16th December 2018
Time:  12:00PM-12:45PM

Description: Come along to our Christmas grooming session with Dancer and one of his friends.  Dancer will have a small present to give every child who attends. 

You will get to learn some of the different brushes and what they are used for before having a go at the grooming.

Please come along in suitable clothing and footwear (no open toed sandals).

An adult must stay with any child participating (no adult purchase is required)

£5 per child, tickets canbe purchased by following the ticketing link.

For more information or to book a table for lunch during your visit please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2026997760684017/


The Spotty Bag Shop Reindeer Parade 2018

Organiser: The Spotty Bag Shop

Where: The Spotty Bag Shop, 13 Old Market Place,  Banff, Aberdeenshire 
AB45 1HE

Date:  Sunday 16th December 2018
Time: 12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: SAVE THE DATE

The Spotty Bag Reindeer Parade 2018

16th December

More details to follow……

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/718429631866246/


Friends of Hazlehead Winter Wonderland

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events

Where: Hazlehead Park, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen AB15 8BE

Date: Sunday 16th December 2018
Time:  12:30PM-02:30PM

Description: Get in the festive spirit with Santa and his reindeer, join in with the music and browse the craft stalls. Entertainment will be provided by Rock Choir, Hazlehead School Choir, Cairngorm Reindeers and BonAccord Silver Band. This event is free to attend but donations to Friends of Hazlehead are welcome.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/502332756918327/


Lunch with Santa

Organiser: The Palm Court Hotel

Where: The Palm Court Hotel, 81 Seafield Road, AB15 7YX Aberdeen

Date:  Sunday 16th December 2018
Time:  01:00PM-03:30PM

Description: Bring along the wee ones and let them hand their wish to the big fella himself. We will have our very own glittering grotto and a festive lunch for the kids to tuck into.

Advanced booking only.

£21.95 per person

Kids under 10 £12.95

To book your tickets contact the hotel directly on 01224 310 351 or email events@palmcourthotel.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/302883230462249/


Kids Christmas Party Innoflate-Style

Organiser: Innoflate Aberdeen

Where: Innoflate Aberdeen, 1a Beach Esplanade, AB24 5NS Aberdeen

Date:  Sunday 16th December 2018
Time:  04:00PM-06:00PM

Description: Childrens Christmas Party @Innoflate. Come Join in the fun. Party games, mini buffet, activities, visit from Santa and lots more. Call now to book 01224 583388

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/725313217850758/


Alford Christmas Party with a special surprise guest!

Organiser: Splat Messy Play Aberdeen & Shire

Where: Splat Messy Play Aberdeen & Shire, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Monday 17th December 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: ITS CHRISTMAS TIME!! That special magical time of year where we can ALL BE KIDS AGAIN! We will be putting on LOTS of crafty stations and even MORE MESSY stations for all the children to enjoy! From babies to toddlers and you BIG KIDS TOO! AND DON’T MISS OUR SURPRISE GUEST IN THE BIG RED SUIT….. Hi Ho Hi Ho

All the children will receive a little goody bag and a Christmas balloon AND BEST OF ALL TO SEE MR CLAUS…

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/336914277074843/


Huntly Little OWLS

Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School CIC – non-profit

Where: Battlehill Wood

Date:  Monday 17th December 2018
Time:  01:15PM-02:45PM

Description: Join us at Battlehill Woods for some fabulous fun in the forest. Explore and discover, then enjoy a campfire cooked snack and a hot chocolate round the fire. Meet at the bottom car park, and please wear warm waterproof clothing.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/112238833034203/?event_time_id=112238863034200


Christmas Storytime at Bridge of Don Library

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

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

Date:  Monday 17th December 2018
Time:  03:00PM-03:30PM

Description: Join us this December for some festive fun at your local library. Suitable for ages 8 and under. Booking essential.

To book, call 01224 702800 or email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1452037454900035/


Christmas Storytime at Northfield Library

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Northfield Library, Aberdeen

Date:  Monday 17th December 2018
Time:  03:30PM-04:15PM

Description: Join us for Christmas themed story and craft session

Age 5-12 Years

Booking essential

To book, call 01224 695014 or email NorthfieldLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1842526399150249/


Christmas Storytime at Bucksburn Library

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Aberdeen City Libraries, Bucksburn Library

Date:  Monday 17th December 2018
Time:  03:45PM-04:45PM

Description: Join us for a Christmas themed story and craft session

Age 5-12 Years

Booking essential

To book, call 01224 710830 or email BucksburnLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/615194468881673/


Christmas Storytime at Mastrick Library

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

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

Date:  Tuesday 18th December 2018
Time: 03:30PM-04:15PM

Description: Join us for a Christmas themed story and craft session

Age 5-12 Years

Booking essential

To book, call 01224 788558 or email MastrickLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/499498557185594/


Christmas Storytime at Dyce Library

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Aberdeen City Libraries, Dyce Library

Date:  Wednesday 19th December 2018
Time:  03:45PM-04:45PM

Description: Join us for a Christmas themed story and craft session

Age 5-12 Years

Booking essential

To book, call 01224 723015 or email DyceLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/331514127415470/


Supper With Santa And Disney Bingo

Organiser: Banff Primary School Parent Council

Where: Banff Primary School

Date: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Time:  04:30PM-08:00PM

Description: Join us for a Supper With Santa, followed by Disney Bingo.

Come along and have a tasty supper with Santa and friends. You will also get the chance to meet the man himself and get a professional photo with him.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/532219527248707/


Christmas Storytime at Kaimhill Library

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Kaimhill Library, AB10 7HR

Date:  Thursday 20th December 2018
Time:  03:30PM-04:15PM

Description: Join us for a Christmas themed story and craft session

Age 5-12 Years

Booking essential

To book, call 01224 498160or email KaimhillLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/704731643193460/


Christmas Storytime at Kincorth Library

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Kincorth Library, Aberdeen

Date:  Thursday 20th December 2018
Time:  03:45PM-04:30PM

Description: Christmas stories and crafts!

Age 4 – 12 Years

Booking Essential

To book, call 01224 872572 or email KincorthLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2076184822394079/


Christmas Storytime & Crafts at Culter Library

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Culter Library, 189 North Deeside Road, AB14 0 Aberdeen

Date:  Thursday 20th December 2018
Time:  03:45PM-04:45PM

Description: Join us this December for some festive fun, seasonal stories and activities at your local library.

Age 5 -8 Years

Booking essential

To book, call 01224 868346or email CulterLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/302317363915427/


Ferryhill Kids – Friday Fun!

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Friday 21st December 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=528889647539591


Santa Specials – Friday 21st December 2018

Organiser: Milton of Crathes Station

Where: Milton of Crathes Station, The Royal Deeside Railway, Milton of Crathes, Banchory,  AB31 5QH

Date:  Friday 21st December 2018
Time:  10:30AM-03:30PM

Description: Santa will be at the Milton of Crathes again this year with a sack full of presents for the children, and hot mince pies and drinks for the adults.

He will again be handing out presents to the children in the coaches during the steam train ride from the Milton station.

He’ll be there every Saturday and Sunday from 24th November up to and including Monday 24th December- Christmas Eve, also Friday 21st.

Festive singing on all services, which this year will be steam hauled. The whole Santa experience will last approximately 45 – 60 minutes.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/677983575919725/


Kids Christmas Disco

Organiser: Mill of Mundurno Table Table

Where: Mill of Mundurno TableTable, Ellon Road, Murcar, Bridge of Don, AB23 8BP Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 21st December 2018
Time:  06:00PM-09:00PM

Description: A first for The Mill of Mundurno….this year we will host our first ever Children’s Disco.

Special appearance – Character Meet

Hot Buffet – featuring our Kids Menu

U12’s only

Live DJ

Event 6pm-8pm

£6.99 Per Child

Adults are advised to book a table in our restaurant if they wish to dine while the kids enjoy our fun packed evening.

Call the team on 01224 821217

Payment required at booking

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/470383650129234/


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

 

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