What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 15th – 21st June 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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CLAN Summer Market 

Organiser: CLAN Cancer Support

Where: CLAN Cancer Support, 120 Westburn Road, AB25 2QA Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 15th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: This year CLAN will be holding a summer market on June the 15th to tie in with our monthly coffee morning. We will have over 25 stallholders selling jewellery, arts & crafts, gifts, home bakes & much more! There will be a raffle and we’ll even have a plant sale for those of you who are keen to get busy in the garden this summer!

We’ll be posting updates on what you can expect on the day along with who some of our exciting stall holders are.

Entry is £3 per person on the door which includes refreshments, and there will be limited parking available on site.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2168734203204006/

Close and Calm Pop Up Shop – Baby Carrier Hires, Fitting & Sales 

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: Mamas & Papas UK, Mamas & Papas, 4 East Terrace, AB11 5RD Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 15th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: We are very excited to be part of Mamas and Papas FREE Summer Baby Fair event.

Close and Calm will be there with all of our carriers available to hire (£15 for 4 weeks) as well as with our shop of carriers to buy, and with a special event offer of 10% off all purchases on the day. Pop along anytime for carrier fitting.

The event itself will showcase a range of stalls from local businesses, bringing you the very best in local pre and post-natal products and services. Mamas & Papas experts will also be on hand to help you with your next adventures on your parenting journey.

We’ll make sure you’re treated to exclusive offers and new activities for you and baby so why not join us in store on 15th anytime between 10am and 4pm!

Please book in for free here to attend: https://www.mamasandpapas.com/en-gb/summer-baby-fair

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/406652633254399/

Castle Fraser Steam Fair – Saturday 

Organiser: Bon Accord Steam Engine Club

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

Date:  Saturday 15th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Day 1 of the annual Castle Fraser Steam and Vintage Fair

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/276189446582301/

Zoo Animal Hunt

Organiser: Kirkton Of Skene Playgroup

Where: Westhill Shopping Centre, Old Skene Rd, AB32 6 Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 2019

Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM


We are receiving information that some have been spotted heading towards the Westhill Shopping Centre

Our Zoo Keepers will be at the Westhill shopping centre on
Saturday 22nd 10am – 12pm AND
Sunday 23rd: 10am – 12pm

£2 per child
Small treat for every tracker and entry in to prize draw!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2375387565852842/

Bubbles at Hazlehead Park 

Organiser: Autistic Pride Aberdeen

Where: Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 15th June 2019 Time:  10:30AM-11:30AM

Description: Join us for a family friendly bubble blowing fun time in Hazlehead Park on the grass between the park and the cafe. We are delighted to have friends from the Aberdeen Science Centre joining us to make some giant bubbles, and help us celebrate Autistic Pride. A great chance to meet other Autistic people, learn more about Autism  and how it affects us, and have a fun, relaxing time.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/306293616960443/


Dinky Doctors x Trinity Centre Launch 

Organiser: Aberdeen Trinity Centre

Where: Aberdeen Trinity Centre, 155 Union Street, AB11 6BE Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 15th June 2019 Time:  11:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Join Trinity Centre, the Dinky Doctors team and Original 106 FM on Saturday, 15 June for a launch event. There’ll be Dinky Doctor demo’s, children activities, music, face painting and the chance to sign up for the summer events!

See you there. #TrinityAberdeen

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/451569212077235/

Gnomes and Fairies. Ceramic Painting for Kids at Foodstory 

Organiser: Hearty Arts & Crafts

Where: F o o d S t o r y, 13-15 Thistle Street, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 15th June 2019 Time:  01:00Pm-02:30PM

Description: This class is created to guide kids to Design & Paint  their own Ceramic Gnome or Fairy (please choose your preferred option  (gnome or fairy) at the checkout).

Suitable for kids 6-12y/old. Parents are welcome to stay or leave during the class, however we appreciate your decision being made on their ability to work independently and following the guidance. Parents are also welcome to take part in activity with their kid.  In that case use the Parent and Child discount to save you some pennies.

The class/session is approximately 1,5 hour up to 2 hours long. Please allow a couple of 10 min breaks during our session.  All materials included in a price.  Please be aware that the work would need careful treatment 6-8 hours after the end of class to allow paint to set. Additional instruction will be given to those who would like to have it oven-baked.

Date of the workshop: 15th of June 2019, Saturday


Address: 13-15 Thistle Street, Aberdeen

Times: 1pm – 2.30pm

Fee: £15 (all materials included).

*Group of 3 Discount and Group of 5 Discount and Parent and Child Discounts available.


Additional information on tutoring:

All art and craft workshops presented by RA will be provided with consideration of therapeutic art approach.

Therapeutic art can be described as creative and expressive form of therapy. The therapeutic creative process of self-expression can improve one’s physical and mental health. It will also make an impact on our emotional well-being.

Creating art through Therapeutic Art provides an outlet to express oneself freely, which will encourage and promote healthier and happier life.


Spaces to this workshop are non-refundable once purchased. However you can pass your space/e-ticket to any of your friends/family, if unable to attend. Official explanatory email (to: pr.raent@gmail.com ) should be send to us to confirm such arrangement

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1545765338891867/

Outdoor Cinema: Shrek 

Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Crathes Castle, Garden  Estate, AB31 5QJ 

Date:  Saturday 15th June 2019 Time:  06:00PM-09:00PM

Description: A big, green, very grumpy and very smelly ogre – who doesn’t love Shrek??? With his beloved swamp taken over by fairy tale creatures, he embarks on a journey to remove unwanted visitors but falls in love, becomes a real hero and gains a life-long friend in one persistent and VERY chatty donkey!

Come along to the June’s outdoor cinema, get your OGRE EARS ready to join our ogre contest and be amazed at the wonders awaiting you at the Castle!

Tickets available on Monday!!!!

Standard £10

Children £6

Family £27

Under 3 Free

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2752110941528241/

Balance Bikers at Hazlehead Park 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 16th June 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=2372602999417235

Castle Fraser Steam Fair – Sunday 

Organiser: Bon Accord Steam Engine Club

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

Date:  Sunday 16th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Day 2 of the annual Castle Fraser Steam and Vintage Fair

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/129319607955682/

Aberdeen Highland Games 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events

Where: Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 16th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-05:30PM

Description: Aberdeen’s Highland Games returns to Hazlehead Park on Sunday 16 June 2019. A highlight on the Aberdeen summer calendar, it promises to be a day full of family entertainment, including traditional Scottish Highland Games competitions, pipe band championships and solo piping competitions, as well as a funfair, family entertainment stage performances, free children’s activities, catering outlets and a beer tent.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2361612667415076/

Our Brilliant Bodies 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre,107 George Street, AB25 1HU Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 16th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Meet a Scientist!

Learn more about Our Brilliant Bodies at Aberdeen Science Centre. Suitable for all ages.

Ahead of Physiology 2019* this summer at AECC, meet some of Aberdeen’s own world-class medical scientists. Learn about how the body works, how to be a medical scientist, and test your lungs, heart, nerves and muscles. Open to all, incl. Academy pupils & potential University applicants.

*Physiology 2019, 800 of the world’s leading medical scientists present their world-class research into how the body works in health and disease. AECC is 8th-10th July 2019. See also, University of Aberdeen’s Prof Lora Heisler’s Public Lecture 8th July, 6-7pm, AECC. Hunger Games: the control of appetite

This event is included in the normal entry fees to Aberdeen Science Centre

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/599994053854101/

Messy Play Newtonhill-Life’s A Beach 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

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

Date: Sunday 16th June 2019 Time:  10:30AM-11:30AM

Description: Roll up roll up! Pack your buckets and spades, we have all the fun of the seaside here at Ames Around! Come sing and take a ride on our Foam Ferris wheel, hook a duck or tuck into some ice cream & jelly. Enjoy some favourites of the fun fair such as our cereal bumper cars and funfair rice!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/572814589885466/

Tick Tock Alford Splat Messy Play classes 

Organiser: Splat Messy Play Aberdeen & Shire

Where: Splat Messy Play Aberdeen & Shire

Date:  Monday 17th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: June Theme – Summer end of term Party.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/228018198104296/?event_time_id=228018221437627

Mud Pies on Monday afternoons

 Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Hazlehead Park – meet at the small swing park on Groats Road in between Hazlehead Academy and the main park itself. AB15 8BE, Groats Road, , 

Date:  Monday 17th June 2019 Time:  01:00PM-02:30PM

Description: Calling all 2 to 5 year olds! Come along to this 5 week course with your adult to discover nature and play and explore outdoors!

We’ll have drinks and biscuits for snack, look for interesting things, do some nature crafts, have a campfire and LOTS more including playing with diggers and soft toys and making mud pies all in the (hopefully) gorgeous Spring sunshine!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/382732769231801/?event_time_id=382732785898466

Family prize bingo 

Where: Fraserburgh Leisure Centre, Seaforth Street, North Links, AB439 Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Monday 17th June 2019 Time: 06:30PM-09:30PM

Description: Relay for life Rainbow Rockets team family prize bingo evening!

Fantastic vouchers to be won donated by local businesses

Refreshments included, raffles & homebakes on the night

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/291205215168276/

Little Explorer Day: People Who Help Us 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, 107 George Street, AB25 1HU Aberdeen 

Date:  Tuesday 18th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Follow Jamie and his dog Patch as they meet helpful people on one very eventful day! While you’re on the Exhibition Floor, meet special guests from local services and learn about the people who help us every day.

Join us with your little explorer on these special days designed for 3-5 year olds with hands-on activities and shows!

These workshops run throughout the day and are included in the normal entry fee.

These days are open to both the public and groups however if you are wishing to attend with a group then we would recommend you book in advance. Please contact a member of the STEM Learning Team on 01224 640 340 for more details.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/443978969769030/?event_time_id=443978979769029

Great NCT bake off

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: The Inn at the Park Hotel, 3-4 Deemount Terrace, AB11 7RX Aberdeen 

Date:  Tuesday 18th June 2019 Time:  07:30PM-09:30PM


18th June 2019

Inn at the Park, Deemount Terrace, Aberdeen


At NCT Aberdeen City & Shire we do love baking, if we are not making it, then we are eating it! Come along and join us for our 1st Great NCT Bake off.

Please come along and share you baking – we have 3 categories (Traybakes, Showstopper cakes & and our technical challenge of Strawberry tarts) or if baking isn’t your thing then come along to taste and judge!

You don’t have to be a member of NCT to come along, you don’t even have to have been to any of our groups before, you are also very welcome to bring babies along with you.

As part of the evening we will be reflecting on what wonderful things our branch has achieved and making plans for the next year, but mostly we will be eating cake, drinking tea and chatting!

Hit interested in the event to keep up to date with the plans and join in or send us a message for more details.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2120388694751012/

Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Friday 21st June 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is drop in group with a variety of activities for babies and kids up to preschool. 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=954976944713624

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 21st June 2019 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.

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/1010663712438891/

StrongMamaMoves Parent, Baby and Toddler exercise class 

Organiser: Strongmamamoves.Aberdeen

Where: Warehouse Health Club, 20 Mearns Street, AB11 5AT Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 21st June 2019 Time:  11:30AM-02:30PM

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/1242177219294134/

Culture Crawl Aberdeen 

Organiser: Maggie’s Aberdeen

Where: Maggie’s Aberdeen, Elizabeth Montgomerie Building, AB25 2UZ Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 21st June 2019 Time: 05:00PM-00:00AM

Description: Think twilight sponsored walk, meets Doors Open with a wee sprinkling of Edinburgh Fringe!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2205081493088531/


 Organiser: Cinema at Aboyne

Where: Cinema at Aboyne, Deeside Community Centre, AB34 5JN Aboyne 

Date: Friday 21st June 2019 Time:  05:30PM-07:35PM

Description: Running Time: 128 mins

Cert: PG

Get ready for the live-action adaptation of Disney studio’s animated classic, in UK cinemas May 2019!

The ‘Aladdin’ cast includes: Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) as the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp; Mena Massoud (Amazon’s Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat who is smitten with the Sultan’s daughter; Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Princess Jasmine, the Sultan’s beautiful daughter who wants to have a say in how she lives her life; Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jafar, an evil sorcerer who devises a nefarious plot to unseat the Sultan and rule Agrabah himself; Navid Negahban (Homeland) as the Sultan, the ruler of Agrabah who is eager to find a proper husband for his daughter, Jasmine; Nasim Pedrad (Saturday Night Live) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s hand maiden and confidante; Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods) as Prince Anders, a suitor from Skanland and potential husband for Princess Jasmine; and Numan Acar (Homeland) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and head of the palace guards.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/675913016174902/

Summer Storytelling Night – Outdoor School 

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

Where: Haddo House & Country Park, AB41 7EQ Ellon, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Friday 21st June 2019 Time: 07:00Pm-08:30PM

Description: The art of storytelling is one that has passed down through the ages.  What better time to listen to wonderful stories of forests and folk-lore than the first day of summer.

Join us in the outdoor school at Haddo Country Park to hear David Brown of Half Man, Half Myth tell us stories in his enchanting prose style.  We’ll light a fire, sit on the forest floor (take a wee pad or seat to sit on) and listen to David in the fabulous setting of the woods.

David tells stories in a prose style, so we advise that children from 10 on should be able to keep up, but younger children would struggle.

Tickets cost £8 per person and can be booked by emailing Suzanna on vsohaddo@gmail.com.  Feel free to take snacks and something to drink.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2187051721611860/

Love Rara Silent Disco

 Organiser: Love Rara

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

Date: Friday 21st June 2019 Time:  07:30PM-09:00PM

Description: A fun family event, whilst dancing the night away.

Start the night with face painting and getting stretched and warmed up than off we go on a dancing tour.

Please note under 8s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Limited tickets

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/435255067022520/


Organiser: Cinema at Aboyne

Where: Cinema at Aboyne, Deeside Community Centre, AB34 5JN Aboyne 

Date:  Friday 21st June 2019 Time:  07:45PM-09:45PM

Description: Running Time: 121 mins

Cert: 15

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/847174898972251/

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