What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 16th – 22nd November 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 Santa’s Grotto  

Organiser: CLAN Cancer Support

Where: The Den & The Glen  

Date:   Friday 15th November – Tuesday 24th December 2019

Description: Experience the magic this year at the CLAN Santa’s Grotto which returns to the Royal Deeside at Den & the Glen!

The enchanting location transports both adults and children to a truly magical and authentic Christmas wonderland, where professional photos are taken for you to treasure the memories forever.

Opening Times: November 15th – December 8th Friday – Sundays 10am-5pm December 13th – 24th Every day 10am-5pm December 24th 10am-2pm

Ticketing: Available on the door, tickets are £6.45 per child which includes a gift

By visiting the CLAN Grotto you are directly helping us support local people affected by cancer in the North East, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. From everyone at CLAN Cancer Support, we look forward to welcoming you and your family for an unforgettable experience with Santa and his elves.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/744796482646937/

Banchory Makers Market 

Organiser: Banchory Makers Market

Where: Banchory Guide Lodge 

Date:   Saturday 16th November 2019

Time:  09:00AM-03:00PM

Description: A local collective of artisan designer/makers providing an exciting and unique Christmas shopping experience

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/909331042775792/

Westfield School Christmas Fayre 

Organiser: Westfield School

Where: Westfield School, Argyll Road, AB43 9BL Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 16th November 2019

Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Come along for a cuppa and a chance to get some bits and bobs for Christmas.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/435974830347994/

Fyvie School Christmas Fair

 Organiser: Fyvie School Parent Council

Where: Fyvie Primary School, Main St, AB53 8 Turriff, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 16th November 2019

Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Join us for our ever popular Christmas fair!

Saturday 16th November 10am-1pm.

Entry £3 adults & £1 children – refreshments included

Plus a special visit from the big jolly man himself!

Proceeds go to Fyvie School Parent Council

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/422188741747058/

Children’s Christmas Pottery Workshop 

Organiser: Imagine at Twenty-seven

Where: Imagine at Twenty-seven, 27 Low Street, Banff, Aberdeenshire AB45 1AU 

Date:  Saturday 16th November 2019

Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Children’s Christmas Pottery Workshop.

Come and join The Buckie Pottery Company for our Children’s Christmas Decorations workshop at Imagine at Twenty-Seven, 27 Low Street, Banff, Aberdeenshire AB45 1AU.


Come and make a special Christmas Decoration from clay, save to admire yourself or give to granny as a special gift!

We will be making An Angel who stands up by herself, and a robin? hanging decoration for the tree.  You will be able to add colour to your masterpiece before we whisk it away for glazing (to make it shiny) and firing in our kiln to make it strong.

Cost of this workshop will be £20pp the price includes all materials, aprons and firing and delivery to Imagine at Twenty Seven.

£10.00 deposit required when booking and your deposit will only be refunded if the workshop is cancelled

Juice and a biscuit is included

Imagine at Twenty-Seven (trading as Imagine at Twenty-seven) is a SCIO Registered Charity SC046605

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/408660373002381/

Get Christmas Ready at Bon Accord

Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

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


Date:Saturday 16th November 2019

Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM

Description: Come along to our one-day Christmas event and get Christmas ready!

Join us between 10am-4pm for:

The launch of Santa’s Winter Wonderland on the upper mall A live roadshow from Northsound 1 in the lower atrium Festive gin pop up bar by Granite North Sampling and giveaways from Subway Esker Gin pop up bottle shop

… And more!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2496385507078084/

Santa’s Grotto at Bon Accord

Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Where: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 16th November – Tuesday 24th December 2019

Description: Create lasting memories with a visit to Bon Accord’s winter wonderland and support The Archie Foundation whilst doing so. Santa’s Winter Wonderland is open every weekend from 16 Nov and weekdays 16 Dec – Christmas Eve.

A visit is £4.95 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.

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

Please note that the slot is for one child, for additional children please scroll down to additional admissions.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/541607056669846/

Baby & Toddler Mistletoes Printing – Danestone

Organiser: Paper & Petals and Danestone Community Centre

Where: Danestone Community centre, Fairview St, Danestone, AB22 8 Aberdeen


Date: Saturday 16th November 2019

Time: 11:30AM-1:00PM

Description: Come along to a free session to make paint prints of your baby or toddlers feet that can then be made into cute Christmas cards or gifts such as bags and mugs for you to buy. These make lovely keepsakes of your wee ones who are growing so quick, or Christmas presents for friends and relatives.

To book a slot email emmaalexandrareid@gmail.com

The paint used is washable non toxic poster paint but may not be suitable for those with skin conditions. It’s also advisable for baby and parent/guardian to wear old clothes.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/758070147975679/

AWA Holiday Craft Fair 2019 

Organiser: AWA Holiday Craft Fair

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, 161 Springfield Road, AB15 7AQ Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 17th November 2019

Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Come One, Come All!

One-stop shopping to fill any holiday wish list and satisfy even the pickiest person.

The American Women Association welcomes you once again to attend our Annual Holiday Craft Fair.  Shop over 100 stalls filled with local crafters, artisans and vendors – all under one roof.

For those with a sweet tooth, visit our Sweet Shoppe packed with delicious home bakes. Also enter our raffle with great prizes from our vendors. All proceeds from the Sweet Shoppe and Raffle will go to support this year’s chosen charity, Friends of the Neonatal Unit.

Admission £3, children under 12 years are free

Bring the family and friends to enjoy the day for a great cause and taste of the holiday season.

(All vendor stalls are full.)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/968210600191225/

Inverurie Christmas Fair and Fun Day

Organiser: Tiksy Art and Craft Fayres

Where: Inverurie Town Hall, Market Pl, AB51 3SN Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Sunday 17th November 2019

Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Eat, Play, Win prizes, Shop unique crafts, Choose your Lucky-Dip Prize and just Enjoy Your Time!! We have plenty of wonderful things prepared for you on a day, fun both for kids and adults, including the following (and not only):










…and so much more!! You certainly got to come and see it for yourself, as no description can make justice.


FREE ENTRY all time. There is a chance to win a free raffle ticket on a door or online, by just sharing this page, so join in and keep an eye on all the information that’s coming up.



Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/401308593763856/

Chapelton Festive Farmers’ Market

 Organiser: Chapelton

Where: Chapelton, Elsick Development Company, AB39 3SH Newhall, Newtonhill 

Date:  Sunday 17th November 2019

Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Our popular Farmers’ Market will be returning to Chapelton on Sunday 17th November with a festive twist. Stalls with Christmas gift ideas, decorations and treats will be joining your favourite suppliers, who will of course be along with local produce and hot food too.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2360043904064852/

Love Rara present Magical Christmas Market 

Organiser: Love Rara

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

Date:  Sunday 17th November 2019

Time: 11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: A fun filled, magical day with character visits, beautiful local Crafts and stalls.

A fantastic way to start your Christmas shopping support local and get you in the mood for Christmas.

FREE to attend

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/770873863330563/

SensationALL Christmas Shopping Fundraising Event

Organiser: SensationALL

Where: Holiday Inn Westhill


Date: Sunday 17th November 2019

Time: 1:00PM-5:00PM

Description: Over 20 stalls of crafts and gifts to help you buy the perfect christmas presents for friends and family

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SensationALL.org/

Sensory Disco with Me Too! and Sounds Light Sensory 

Organiser: Me Too SC045895

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

Date:  Sunday 17th November 2019

Time:  01:00PM-03:00PM

Description: With grateful thanks to Tidy Green Clean for their sponsorship to allow these events to happen.

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/323143038301641/

Stuartfield Pre School Christmas Fayre 

Where: The Village Hall Stuartfield, 18 Burnett Street, AB42 5 Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 17th November 2019

Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: We are very excited to announce that our Christmas Fayre will be held on Sunday 17 November, 1-4pm, in aid of Stuartfield Nursery. We have a great selection of local businesses attending this year from Christmas bauble wreaths to the perfect little stocking filler and plenty of sweet treats!

Don’t miss our Santa’s Grotto as we have teamed up with the fantastic ‘3 Tiers’ who will be designing and styling our grotto this year. Come and meet Santa –  entry to our Grotto will be £5 including one gift per child.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/404961887099707/

Christmas one-stop shop

Where: Victoria Hall Ellon, Station Road, AB41 9AY Ellon, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Sunday 17th November 2019

Time:  01:30PM-05:00PM

Description: A Christmas fair with everything you could possibly need to get ready for Christmas all in one place! Get your Christmas trees ordered, your meat hampers sorted and your veg boxes ticked off the list – plus much much more. All in aid of Louise Macdonald School of Highland Dancing.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1309775592512237/

Dinosaur Storytelling, Songs & Games

Organiser: Castlegate Banff

Where: Seafield Arms Whitehills, 5 Chapel Street, AB45 2NB Whitehills, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Sunday 17th November 2019

Time:  02:00PM-03:15PM

Description: Does your child love Dinosaurs as much as us? Then let them join us for a Roarsome storytelling event.

Our storyteller Pauline Cordiner will take them back in time to a world of the Stomping Brachiosaurus, Screeching Pterodactyl and the Roaring T Rex.

She will use her skills to create an atmospheric trip to prehistoric times and include songs and a game.

Dinosaurs aren’t extinct they’re just hiding

Kids are very welcome to come dressed up.

Parents and Carers will have to stay for the duration of the event and we have reserved seating for you, we will also have a Tea/Coffee and Cake offer available and the bar will be open.

Castlegate will be bringing along a display of new Christmas toys for you to view at your leisure. We will also have Christmas Catalogues for you to take home.

At the event there will be an opportunity to buy a Dinosaur and Book for a special price.

Tickets available to buy instore or via PayPal and will be available to collect in Castlegate.

Tickets £8 per child for one event.

Dino and Unicorn two event Ticket £12 per child.

Ticket price includes snack and a goodie bag.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1435125939971915/

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Infant Massage & Rhythm Kids – Queens Cross Church  

Organiser: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen

Where: Queen’s Cross Church, Albyn Place, AB10 1YN Aberdeen  

Date:  Monday 18th November 2019 Time:  11:30AM-02:45PM

Description: Infant Massage is suitable from birth to precrawling stage.  Rhythm Kids is designed as a follow-on course from Infant Massage and is suitable for babies from 3 months to prewalking stage (although can be attended without having completed Infant Massage).

Either Parent Education Course lasts 6 weeks though can only be started in week 1 or 2. Further information on www.bondingwithbabyaberdeen.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/618092252031373/

Kids Winter Wreath Making 

Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

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

Date:  Monday 18th November 2019

Time:  10:00AM-12:30AM

Description: Calling all crafty kids!

Wreath making at Castle Fraser is back – with something for the kids – new this year! Perfect for something to do with your children in the November break.

Come along and take part in a workshop, learning how to create your Wreath from scratch using only products gathered from the Castle Fraser Gardens. Tickets are £15, including a workshop, a wreath to take home and light refreshments.

Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/515053749069116/

Messy Play Aberdeen-Bang, Crunch MESS!

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: 46th Aberdeen Scout Group, Aberdeen 

Date:  Monday 18th November 2019

Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Celebrate the eye catching colours, smells and sounds of Autumn this November-it’s Bang, Crunch MESS!! Sparkle, fizz and pop with all your messy favourites including firework rocket rice, harvest festival mud and our shredded bonfire. So, mums and dads, boys and girls-join us as the leaves fall! Grab your hot chocolate and marshmallows and scrunch those crunchy leaves and acorns!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1466550083497525/

GOKARTS @ Newtonhill – Heat 1

Organiser: Wheelie Fun Aberdeenshire

Where: Greystone Place, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL


Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019

Time: 10:15AM-10:30AM

Description: Wheelie Fun are rolling into Newtonhill!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1129865120685966/

Segways at Newtonhill – Session 1

Organiser: Wheelie Fun Aberdeenshire

Where: Greystone Place, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL


Date:Tuesday 19th November 2019

Time: 10:40AM-11:10AM

Description: Wheelie Fun are rolling into Newtonhill!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/413004082977851/

Aberdeen Christmas Village 2019

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council

Where: Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB12 9, United Kingdom


Date: Thursday 21st November – Sunday 29th December 2019

Time: 12:00PM-12:00AM

Description: It’s Chrrrristmas!

The most wonderful time of year is nearly upon us, and we are bringing you all the festive feels right here in the heart of Aberdeen city centre! From glittering Christmas lights and ice skating to our local Christmas in The Quad market and festive attractions, Aberdeen will be transformed into a winter wonderland.

The Aberdeen Christmas Village will return to Broad Street from 21st November – 31st December 2019. Including an open-air ice rink with the beautiful backdrop of Marischal College, a selection of fairground rides and attractions, festival food and drink, Santa’s Grotto and our popular Christmas in the Quad market, there is something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas in Aberdeen city centre.

Please check the website for full details on opening hours for the village, attractions and Christmas in The Quad. aberdeeninspired.co.uk/christmasvillage

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/448456405802170

Christmas Shopping Evening

Organiser: Auchterellon HSA

Where: Auchterellon Primary School


Date: Thursday 21st November 2019

Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM

Description: We will be having our annual Christmas Shopping Evening on Thursday 21st November 2019 from 7 – 9 pm, here in the school. Many local businesses are attending with various stall items for you all.

Tickets for those wishing to attend this event will be on sale soon & price will include refreshments. If not purchased before the shopping evening, they can be brought on the night.

This is always a very popular event and we thank you in advance for your continued support.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1798003577002807/

Christmas Shopping Evening Kintore 0-3 Group 

Organiser: Kintore 0-3 Group

Where: Kintore Public Hall, AB51 0UX Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Friday 22nd November 2019

Time: 07:30PM-09:30PM

Description: Kintore 0-3 Group Christmas Shopping Evening

**Please note due to licensing this is an over 18’s only event**

All your Christmas shopping under one roof while supporting your local baby, toddler and 2’s groups.

Come and enjoy some delicious mulled wine while browsing our fabulous stalls.

Gifts – Cards – Ceramics – Books – Children’s accessories.

Our Grand Raffle – Tickets £1 or a book for £5.

Ticket Entry £3. Open 19:30-21:30.

Stall Holders to be confirmed in due course.

Tickets Available through this page, at our group sessions or on the night.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/359039331654707/

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Infant Massage & Rhythm Kids – Loirston Annexe, Cove  

Organiser: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen

Where: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen, Albyn Place, AB10 1YN Aberdeen  

Date:  Friday 22nd November 2019 Time:  09:45AM-01:00PM

Description: Infant Massage is suitable from birth to precrawling stage.  Rhythm Kids is designed as a follow-on course from Infant Massage and is suitable for babies from 3 months to prewalking stage (although can be attended without having completed Infant Massage).

Either Parent Education Course lasts 6 weeks though can only be started in week 1 or 2. Further information on www.bondingwithbabyaberdeen.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/916510385392533/

Segways @ Altens Session 1 Aberdeen City Schools Inservice Day

Organiser: Wheelie Fun Aberdeenshire

Where: Strathburn Street, Aberdeen, AB12 3SE


Date: Friday 22nd November 2019

Time: 11:00AM-11:30AM

Description: Wheelie Fun are coming to Altens Community with our fantastic Segways!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/690058128169150/

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