What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (17th – 23rd September 2016) | Mummy Mimi


Ellon Castle Gardens Doors Open Day

Where: Ellon Castle Gardens, Ellon, AB41 9JH

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Price: Free Entry

Description: Join us for our last open day of the year, in conjunction with the Open Doors Aberdeenshire programme. There will be four guided tours on the day, 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm.

The ‘Steamin-a-heid ‘ mobile bean to cup coffee team will be there serving coffee, tea, hot chocolate and ice=cream, pupils from Ellon Academy will be providing music the quiz will be for younger children this time! Again – feel free to bring your picnic basket and stay for a while!

Website: http://www.elloncastlegardens.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/293108767713102/

Aberdeen Mela-One World Day

Where: Union Terrace Gardens

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: 12.00pm – 5.30pm

Price: Free Entry

Description: Family Fun Day with world/Bollywood Music, Singing Song & Dance to bring full of entertainment! Different stalls of ethnic clothing, handicrafts, Homemade Food & stalls from well-known caterers of Aberdeen! Finally Bouncy Castle & Fun Fair to make the day enjoyable to All:-)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/abmc.org.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623600431264822/

Scavenger Hunt

Where: Duthie Park

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: Participation is £2 per head and £2 extra for anyone looking for a real challenge.

Description: A fun way to spend a couple of hours and win some prizes. Suitable for all ages and you can go at your own pace. Teams can be up to 4 people and each team must have use of a camera phone.

Turning up on the day is fine but if you want to save time send a message to the Facebook page with your team name and number of members and we’ll have sheets made up ahead of time for you.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Virgin-Trains-CA-projects-515951221935235/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1099474723472479/

The Sand Bothy Community Fun Day

Where: The Sand Bothy, Balmedie

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Price: Free Entry

Description: Seaside stalls including a treasure hunt, craft stations, Puppet shows (kidsglovepuppets 2-4pm), wet sponge throwing, tin can stall, face painting & tattoos, tug of war, Love Rara Mermaid Coral, beat the goalie and lots more (£1 or Free). Pony Rides £3.

BBQ, ice-cream and snacks. Everyone welcome to wear seaside fancy dress: Captain Hook, pirates, parrots and mermaids!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/The-Sand-Bothy-422549074613864/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1906462722914288/

Family Fun Day!

Where: Maggie’s Aberdeen,  Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2UZ

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm

Price: £2 for Adults and £1 for children

*Ticket price gains you entry and some free tokens to enjoy a few activities. Tokens are priced at 50p thereafter and some activities are free*

Description: We are holding our first Family Fun Day on Saturday the 17th of September!It will be a great day out for the family with loads of activities and a great chance to see the centre if you haven’t been before!There will be…

★ BBQ from Malmaison ★ Traditional Fairground Games ★ Duck Race ★ Inflatables ★ Face Painting ★ And more …. ★

Website: http://www.maggiescentres.org/maggies/maggiescentres/home/centres/aberdeen/introduction.html

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/124202921367736/

Delgatie Castle Doors Open Day 2016

Where: Delgatie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 5

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: Free

Description: Delgatie is thrilled to be part of the 2016 Doors Open Day. This is Scotland’s largest, free architectural event and allows you free access to many unseen gems of buildings throughout Scotland, including Aberdeenshire.

We also have NEOS running the same day so a fantastic chance to see Delgatie and view some local artists and crafts at the same time. The Laird’s Kitchen will be open as per usual serving home made cakes, scones and lunches.

Website: http://www.delgatiecastle.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1843760349180099/

Haddo Theatre Festival – Wokshop “Children’s Drama”

Where: Haddo House, Methlick, Ellon, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7EQ

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm

Price: Tickets: £5.50

Description: As part of Haddo’s Theatre Festival workshops: A Right Roald Dahl Raucous: Celebrate the class tales of Roald Dahl in this whoopsy-whiffing drama workshop. We’ll meet witches, a BFG and even the Twits as we bring stories to life in this fun and lively session” I just hope we don’t have to eat a sons umber to two! Interactive drama fun for ages 5-8

Doors Opening: 10:45am Performance starts: 11:00am

Website: https://nts.cloudvenue.co.uk/childrensdrama

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/573906349482924/

Open Garden Treasure Hunt

Where: Turriff Fairy and Elf Gardens, Beechfield, Bridgend Terrace, AB53 4ES Turriff, Aberdeenshire

Date: Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: £1 entry per child

Description: The fairies and elves have left clues at their doors, can you solve the message. £1 entry per child – includes a small chocolate prize for guessing the message. Also decorate a fairy cake includes juice £1. Tea/coffee plus a biscuit £1.

Fun fairy fundraising for Shortlives and Avenue. Looking forward to welcoming all our fairy and elf friends.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Turriff-Fairy-and-Elf-Gardens-366335356823861/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/526744490868371/

The Jack & Jill Market – Aberdeen

Where: Hilton Treetops Aberdeen

Date: Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm

Price: Entry £1.50 Adults. Children free.

Description: SAVVY SHOPPERS Shop smartly, be savvy and save. Find everything you need for baby and children up to 9 years of age, all under the one roof, all on the same day. Whether it’s large items from our Large Items Gallery, or clothes, toys, and equipment from our quality nearly-new stalls, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for – why pay more when you can pay less – now that’s being smart!

Website: www.jackandjillmarket.co.uk

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1052260918190957/

Deeside Local Food Festival 2016

Where: Cults Academy

Date: Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm

Price: Event Entry Free

Description: For the second year running this one-day festival, to celebrate local food, is being held at Cults Academy.

At the heart of the event will be a produce market with over 30 stalls, where visitors can enjoy meeting a wide selection of local food producers and sampling their creations. There will be lots of tasty options for lunch and due to demand this area has been extended this year.

We’ll have lots of fun foodie activities to entertain the kids including crafts, quizzes, competitions, games, balloon modelling and face painting. They can make their own drink using pedal power on our smoothie bike, decorate cupcakes with Felicity’s Chocolate, join Hamlyn’s Oaty workshop, create a ‘Foodscape’ with our art project or relax with a tasty book in our reading corner. There will also be football, hockey and tennis outside for the more energetic.

Website: http://deesidefoodfestival.btck.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/941926805936415/

Busy Beasties Inverurie

Where: Inverurie Town Hall

Date: Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm

Price: Free entry for all (a donation would be appreciated but not compulsory)

Description: Meet a minion Face paints, glitter tattoos, Local stall holders,Music,Freebies Free craft tables, including Lego table, k’nex table and book swap table. Raising funds for local children’s safety charity Absafe. Lots of fun, whilst raising funds and awareness for charity.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/BusyBeasties/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1191260470924994/

Eid in the Garden 2016

Where: Rubislaw Terrace Gardens

Date: Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Price: Free Entry ‍‍‍


** The International Family Funday **

Website: http://www.aberdeenmuslims.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/282526848781193/ 

Balmedie Leisure Centre Family BBQ

Where: Balmedie Leisure Centre, Eigie Road, AB23 8

Date: Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Description: Liscenced Event, Fun Fair, Water Zorbing, Bouncy Castle

Website: http://www.balmedieleisurecentre.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/894250224013635/

Children’s Bookclub

Where: Waterstones (Aberdeen), 3-7 Union Bridge, AB11 6BG Aberdeen

Date: Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm

Price: Free

Description: Come along to our first official meeting as a Children’s Bookclub! We’ll be discussing, among lots of other things and books we love, how much we’re enjoying reading The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. It’ll be great fun! Everyone’s welcome. Please contact the shop for further details.

Website: https://www.waterstones.com/bookshops/aberdeen

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1686038058387385/

Mess Around Aberdeen Big Birthday Bash

Where: Hilton Community Centre

Date: Tuesday 20th September 2016
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am & 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Price: Single Child £6.50, Siblings £3.50

Description: Come along and play at our Birthday Bash! Our sessions are suitable for children aged 6 months (or sitting unaided) to 5 years old. Older siblings up to age 10 are also invited to join in and have their own Create and Make area for Arts, crafts and Junk modelling.

Session timings 10.30-11.30 am and 1.30-2.30pm. We will have lots of activities to explore, all of the favourites from the year so far including Celebratory Champagne Shaving Foam, the Famous Popcorn Paddling Pool, Jack Sparrow’s Jellied Treasure, Purple Minion Slime, and the traditional ones-the famous painting wall, play dough, bubble swish, and even a Birthday Cake the little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy to their hearts content. All you have to do is come along and MESS AROUND and leave the cleaning up to us!

Website: https://www.messarounduk.com/moraynaberdeenshire/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1717865078465727/

NCT Aberdeen and Shire Monthly Sling Meet

Where: Crown Terrace Methodist Church

Date: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Description: It’s our September sling meet! Autumn will be upon us with the weather beginning to cool and we are inviting you to join us for sling chat, hires, help with your own carrier and demonstrations.

We will also have our popular “try me” table: a table full of our personal stashes for you to try out with the aim of finding your perfect carrier or just to try something new! Older siblings as always are welcome and we have more space as we have moved downstairs to the sanctuary of the church!

And as always, there will be lots of tea, coffee and cake!

Website: https://nct.org.uk/branches/aberdeen-city-shire

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1093532324046585/

Little Explorer Day: Sound

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre

Date: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: Adults: £4.75   Children: £3.75

2’s and under are free of charge.

Description: What makes sound? How do we hear? On Little Explorer Day we’ll explore how vibrations work to make sound in instruments, using hands-on craft and learning through play.

Join us on the floor for more fun with sound as we make (rudimentary) phones and communicate by picking up good vibrations. Little Explorer Days offer fun, hands-on science based activities that encourage learning through play and are suited for little scientists aged 3-5 years.

Each Little Explorer Day workshop lasts approximately 30 minutes and is supported by related activity tables on the Exhibition Floor.

Website: http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/349106205420402/

We hope this has given you some inspiration for the week ahead. Let us know in the comments below or over on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter what you get up too!

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