What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 17th – 23rd August 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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End of Summer Peep Picnic – No booking required 

Organiser: Peep Aberdeen City

Where: Duthie Park

Date:  Friday 16th August 2019 Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: After last year’s success we’re ending the summer again with a picnic at Duthie Park! We invite you to bring a picnic to the green in front of the Ranger’s office.

We’ll have Peep activities from 11-12PM including songs, stories, and different play stations. Afterwards, we encourage you to enjoy your lunch and the park!

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS WEATHER DEPENDENT SO PLEASE BE AWARE IT MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/443910686397482/


Family Silent Disco 

Organiser: Torphins Gala

Where: Learney Hall, 9 Beltie Rd, AB31 4JT Banchory, United Kingdom 

Date:   Friday 16th August 2019 Time:  07:00PM-10:00PM

Description: More details and ticket costs to follow – check the facebook link

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/380610906174307/


Mum, Toddler and Baby Exercise Class

Organiser: Strongmamamoves.Aberdeen

Where: Warehouse Health Club

Date:  Friday 16th August 2019 Time:  10:30 – 13:30

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/653896425091089/


Anchor Wipeout family fun day

Organiser: Friends of Anchor, Allans Magic Events, Four Seasons Crafts, Nicol of Skene & The Liberty Kitchen

Where:Highland Games Field Hazlehead Park

Date:  Friday 16th & Saturday 17th August 2019 Time:  12:00PM-04:30PM

Description: Our ANCHOR Wipeout family fun days are a fantastic way to spend the last weekend of the summer holiday with UNLIMITED access to a world of family fun! Children’s wristbands can be pre-ordered through EventBrite and collected and paid for on the day – just remember to bring cash as we will not have a card machine. Remember all spectators go free!

It is not essential to pre-order your wristband – they will also be available to purchase on the day.

Your child’s all-inclusive wristband gives UNLIMITED access to a world of fun activities, including our:

– Silent disco
– Gladiator duel
– Supersize bouncy castle
– Ball pool
– Pony rides
– Crafting tent
– Games
– Scavenger hunt
– Fire engine (Friday only)
– Pop-up hockey (Saturday only)
– Magic shows (Saturday only)
– Wizard school (Saturday only)

On Saturday only we will also have free, 15-minute magic shows to immerse your children in a world of magic! Or bring along those magic capes and wands and sign up to our Wizard School for a £2 donation. We’ll have 2 wizarding classes taking place on Saturday, at 2pm and 3.30pm – not to be missed!

Please note that if you have more than one child coming with you to join in the family fun day, you will require one wristband for each child. Choose to boost your wristband and upgrade to our Family Fun Gold Wristband which also includes facepainting – so your child can become the hero of their dreams, a unicorn, butterfly… the options are endless.

Entry to join us as a spectator will always remain completely FREE, so you can come along and watch our Wipeout participants battle it out on the inflatable obstacle course.

All our family fun will take place within the safe and secure setting of the Highland Games Field at Hazlehead Park. Families are welcome to bring picnic blankets and camping chairs so you can settle in for the day and soak up the Wipeout atmosphere.

For all your catering needs, we will have a fantastic Foodie Village offering delicious food from local vendors.
Confirmed Friday Vendors:

So…Catering
Forest Farm Organic Ice Cream
Eat Van Drink

Confirmed Saturday Vendors:
Pizza Box
Eat Van Drink
Liberty Kitchen
So…Catering
Forest Farm Organic Ice Cream

We look forward to seeing you there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/948605658812330/


Coastal Play

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 17th August 2019 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 Café 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/443870276444802/


Dig the Past at Castle Fraser

Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

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

Date:  Saturday 17th August 2019 Time:  10:00AM-03:30PM

Description: Fancy being an archaeologist for the day? Castle Fraser is the place to be!

After the last few years’ success, we will be digging in front of the castle to see if we can find old remains of medieval activity.

Join our NTS Archaeologist for a weekend of excavation and start digging up the past!

No experience necessary, open to all ages and abilities and all tools will be provided.

Please don’t forget to wear warm, waterproof clothing and suitable footwear for digging.

Dates: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August 2019

Time: 10:00 – 16:00 – Turn up whenever you wish between these times!

Cost: £8 per family, £3 per person

Tickets can be purchased via: https://nts.cloudvenue.co.uk/digthepast

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/392990291260205/


A Celebration of Trees

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

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

Date:  Saturday 17th August 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Join us for a day of all things trees.  We will have several walks, talks and activities to celebrate the great wonder of trees.

Walk and Talks – Outdoor Cooking – Mindfulness – Tree Bathing – HMS Victory and the Haddo Elms – Tree Yoga – Squirrel Walks – Children’s Crafts – Memory Tree – Celtic Tree Calendar

A full programme will be released closer to the date.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2333165253420055/


Countesswells Summer Festival

Organiser: Countesswells

Where: Countesswells, AB15 8QD

Date:  Saturday 17th August 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Countesswells is excited to announce we are hosting a Summer Festival on Saturday 17th August.

Visit the growing community, just 10 minutes from Aberdeen City Centre, and celebrate summer in the great outdoors with a local farmers market, entertainment for adults and kids, live musicians, treasure hunts, face painting and giant outdoor games.

Our stall holders include:
Brave-Art Design
Jaffs Bar and Restaurant
Louise’s Farm Kitchen
Gathering Nature
Bannerman Butcher
A Portuguesa
Sealscrook Farmcrafted Skin Care
Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels
Letty’s Fruit and Vinegar sauces
SYMPOSIUM coffee house
So Aberdeen
Forestry and Land Scotland
Nom Nom Fudge
Vegan Bay Baker
Caramel Cakeaway
Succulento

Find out more about this wonderful location: http://bit.ly/2JHK0AR

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/486953605457890/


Mid-Summer Fairy Fest 

Organiser: Witches’ Market & Tiksy Art and Craft Fayres

Where: Corbie Hall, Maryculter 

Date: Saturday 17th August 2019 Time:  11:00AM-05:00PM

Description: One day summer festival/gathering. Holistic practices, artisan crafts, food and entertainment.

We shall have 5 main zones at this event:

HEALING & READING AREA:

WM’s main crew will be located in Healing & Reading Area, where you can get our usual services from Tarot Reading to Reiki and Massage. Full list of participants to follow.

CHILLING ZONE:

Our usual relaxation part will be available for public to come and enjoy the vibe of relaxation and charge. In addition to usual chilling we will have a few smudge/cleanse sessions and meditation slots available at the zone. More information to follow

ART & CRAFT STALLS:

We will have a number of Art and Craft stalls joining us on a day with their beautiful unique crafts. Detailed list of participants to follow.

FOOD AREA:

We are intended to bring you some summer BBQ and Food vendors to enjoy. We suggest bringing your picnic blankets to enjoy chilling in the sun in case if we are lucky with the weather. We’ll have alternative arrangements for less luckier scenarios.

ENTERTAINMENT:

We are gong to have a number of inflatables and/or games on a day.  As well as face-painters & tattoo artists. You can also enjoy your time listening to our DJ and there is a possibilities for some more dance and theatre acts (to be confirmed).

FAIRY DRESS COMPETITION:

We will hold 3 competitions with 3 valuable awards among those who going to dress up as fairy personality

Competition #1: Among those under 5 years old (boys or girls)

Competition #2: Among those over 5-16 years old (boys and girls)

Competition #3: Among adults from 16 years old onwards.. all ages welcome.

More details on times of competition and prizes/awards will be announced shortly.

TIKSY AC is a community page for Artists and Crafters and small  businesses, created to help connect artisants, crafters and small local businesses with their potential customers and keep on doing what their hearts feel passionate about.

WM is created with a hope for like-minded people to enjoy and find connection in each other’s company. To exchange experiences and create space and time for open-heart/minded people. We truly hope many of you will come along and feel that heart we always put in this.

Come along & let the magic force lead you to the happy unknown.. <3

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/398831410764620/


Big Wildlife Picnic

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Torry Battery, Greyhope Road, AB11 8 Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 17th August 2019 Time:  12:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Life can be busy. Let’s spend some quality time connecting with nature and each other this summer.

On 17 August, for the grand finale of Dolphinwatch 2019, we will be hosting the Big Wildlife Picnic which will celebrate spending time with loved ones outdoors.

This is a free event which is open to everyone. You will be welcomed to bring food, a picnic blanket and take part in games and activities that will help you to discover and identify the wildlife around you. With the opportunity to watch dolphins, take part in a wildlife walk and go hunting for minibeasts and rockpool wonders, this is the perfect chance to get together with family and friends outdoors.

We’re challenging participants to try to cut down on plastic in their picnic baskets this year. Can you create a tasty ‘litter free’ lunch?

We would love to see you there! No booking is required.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/848579932178564/


Kiddywinks Fun Day 

Organiser: Bennachie Lodge

Where: Bennachie Lodge, 1 Victoria Terrace, AB51 5RL Kemnay 

Date:  Saturday 17th August 2019 Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Family Fun Day in aid of Kiddywinks

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2298021503846688/


Torphins Gala 2019

Organiser: Torphins Gala

Where: Torphins Play Park, Banchory  

Date:  Saturday 17th August 2019 Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Come along to our popular village event… we have some exciting new changes for you this year…. watch this space.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1257037184453022/


Moth Morning

Organiser: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Drum Castle, Banchory, AB31 5, United Kingdom

Date: Sunday 18th August 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Help us empty the moth traps and use field guides to identify what we find. This event is aimed at people interested in moths and starting to identify them and to get records for Drum estate which we will submit to NESBReC, the North East Scotland Records Centre.

Booking essential www.nts.org.uk

Queries / further information 01330 844810

This walk is aimed at adults and older children

All our events begin and end in the property’s car park where there is a car parking charge for non members.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/286457258715583/


Love Rara – Big Summer Blowout 2019! 

Organiser: Love Rara

Where: Beach Ballroom, AB24 5NR

Date:  Sunday 18th August 2019 Time:  11:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Love Rara’s Award Winning Big Summer Blowout is back!

An amazing, high energy, live interactive show featuring all your favourite Love Rara Characters!

We have two shows at – 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

We have a limited number of Early Bird tickets on sale, once they are sold General Admission will be available to purchase!

Important Information

– Everyone attending the Big Summer Blowout (including infants, children and adults attending) must purchase a ticket due to health and safety capacity numbers. You will not be admitted into the show without a ticket.

– We recommend the Big Summer Blowout for children over the age of 2, as there are flashing lights, loud music and the show is all about getting up and getting involved with the characters, songs, dances and activities.

– Please make sure you have your tickets either printed or on your phone on the day otherwise you will not be admitted to the venue

– This event is wheelchair accessible

– Food or drinks purchased outside the venue will not be allowed inside unless require for medical reasons. There will be a snack bar provided by the Beach Ballroom with a range of food and drinks available.

*Tickets can only be refunded If the event you have booked is cancelled, rescheduled or has changed location, you are entitled to a refund of at least the face value of the ticket. If the face value has been reduced by the organiser, the refund will be for the discounted face value price paid. If an event is rescheduled to another date, your tickets should be valid. If you can’t make the rescheduled date, then you’re entitled to a full refund.

The ticket seller is responsible for giving you your refund for tickets to a cancelled event*

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/746060149095339/


Danestone Sunday Market 

Organiser: Danestone Market

Where: Danestone Market, Danestone Community Centre, Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 18th August 2019 Time: 11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Danestone Farmers Market @ Danestone Community Centre

Come along and support your local market

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/588925411630253/?event_time_id=588925421630252


Friends of Duthie Park Open Day August 18 2019

Organiser: Friends of Duthie Park

Where: Duthie Park 

Date:  Sunday 18th August 2019 Time: 12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: The 9th Friends of Duthie Park Open Family Fun Day featuring a host of activities. Official charity for 2019 is NSPCC Childline.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/392758984687541/


Aberdeen Lifeboat Station Open Day 

Organiser: Aberdeen Lifeboat

Where: Aberdeen Lifeboat, Victoria Dock Entrance, York Place, AB11 5DF Aberdeen

Date:  Sunday 18th August 2019 Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: A great event for families on the last Sunday of the school holidays. Guided tours of Aberdeen’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats: meet the crews and our mascot Stormy Stan

Visiting displays by Stonehaven Lifeboat, Aberdeen Coastguard, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Scottish Ambulance and others

Find out about the RNLI Respect the Water campaign and our local youth education water safety visits programme (organise a visit to your school or youth organisation)

Souvenirs & Games * Gordon Highlanders Association Pipe Band

Teas & Tray Bakes * Barbecue * Ice Cream van

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2291589574488534/


Back 2 School Session – FREE – Stonehaven 

Organiser: Relax Kids with Jennifer

Where: The Haven in Stonehaven, 3 Market Square Buildings, AB392BY Stonehaven 

Date:  Tuesday 20th August 2019 Time:  04:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Back 2 School session

This session aims to set kids up for the new school term; there will be a focus on confidence building, some tips to deal with anxiety, we’ll chat about our concerns and the things we’re looking forward too.

FREE

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

https://form.jotformeu.com/90335439329360

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2296447050608674/


Kids Yoga – Stonehaven

 Organiser: Relax Kids with Jennifer

Where: The Haven in Stonehaven, 3 Market Square Buildings, AB392BY Stonehaven 

Date:  Thursday 22nd August 2019 Time:  04:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Themed Yoga classes for primary aged children.

Intergalactic Adventures

We will be incorporating our Relax Kids techniques to help with self regulation, self soothing, improve confidence and overall wellbeing.

Thursdays at The Haven in Stonehaven.

Term 1

August 22nd, 29th, September 5th, (On holiday 12th) 19th, 26th & October 3rd & 10th

7 week block £42

First class free for new students

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2407466876207132/


Mum, Toddler and Baby Exercise Class 

Organiser: Strongmamamoves.Aberdeen

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

Date:  Friday 23rd August 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 11:30am 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 ‘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/2366829573574365/


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

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