What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 18th – 24th May 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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Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Friday 17th May 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is drop in group with a variety of activities for babies and kids up to pre-school.   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=954976928046959

Gung-Ho! Aberdeen 2019

Organiser: BeGungHo

Where: Castle Fraser, Sauchen, AB51 7LD Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 18th May 2019 Time:  09:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Gung-Ho! Aberdeen 2019

Gung-Ho! is an inclusive 5km running event, with a focus on fun and it’s coming to Aberdeen in 2019 on 18th May.

Get ready to run, jump and climb over some of the the biggest inflatable obstacles in the world and show how Gung-Ho! you really are!

Check out our website for further details: BeGung-Ho.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/892347531154002/

BA Vintage Country Fair 

Organiser: BA Events Ltd

Where: BA Events Ltd, Broomhill Farm Lyne Of Skene, AB32 7DA Dunecht 

Date:  Saturday 18th May 2019 Time:  09:30AM-04:30PM

Description: A family fun filled weekend with vintage tractor display, vintage & classic vehicles, stationary engines, ploughing demonstrations, working thrashing mills, models, military encampment, 4 x 4 off roading,  tractor pulling, fairground rides, stands, bouncy castles, entertainment, refreshments and much more.  This events supports local charities and organisations.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1937035683092920/?event_time_id=1937035693092919

Animate it! 2 Day Animation Workshop with Andy Symanowski 

Organiser: Creative Aberdeenshire

Where: MacDuff Arts Centre, AB44 1 Macduff, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Date:  Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May 2019 Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: 2 day stop-frame animation workshop led by Andy Symanowski, animator and director of Aardman Animations BAFTA Award winning Shaun the Sheep TV series.

Macduff Arts Centre, Clergy St, Macduff

Sat 18 & Sun 19 May, 10am-3pm

Suitable for aged 12+

FREE event (bring a packed lunch and some felt tips)

Booking essential, contact noreen.wiseman@aberdeenshire.gov.uk    01467 537865

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/673268263133671/?event_time_id=673268266467004

Flowers and Fruit (Preschoolers) 

Organiser: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School)

Where: Ben Reid Garden Centre, Countesswells Road, AB15 7AL Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 18th May 2019 Time:  11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids class for preschoolers aged 3-5 years. Theme is Flowers and Fruit.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/392181448240948/

Lethen Archers Come And Try 

Organiser: Lethen Archers

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

 Date:  Saturday 18th May 2019 Time:  11:00AM-02:00PM

Description: As a result of funding from the Groundwork UK Programme, awarded due to our success with the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme in Newtonhill, Lethen Archers have been able to further develop and are now in a position to offer the Newtonhill community a free of charge Come and Try Archery Session!

Come and Try Archery!

The event at the Bettridge Centre in Newtonhill is open to all adults and children over 8 years old.

We are providing the opportunity for anyone over the age of 12 to come and try archery using our club equipment. Safety equipment and advice will be provided. Kids between the ages of 8-12 are also welcome to come along to try soft archery.

Please note that anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian at all times while at the event, and that for safety reasons the above age controls will be strictly adhered to.

This event is free of charge to attend!

Want to Know More?

If you are bitten by the bug, we can sign you up for one of our 4-week beginners courses which will have you shooting like an Olympian in no time. Our members will be on hand throughout to provide advice, talk about next steps and perhaps even show you how to hit gold every time!

There’s no need to buy expensive equipment, as the club will provide the gear to get you started and will help and advise you on next steps when the time comes.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1339749606163940/

Elrick Primary School Fun Day 

Organiser: Elrick Primary School Parent Council

Where: Elrick Primary School 

Date:  Saturday 18th May 2019 Time:  12:30PM-03:30PM

Description: BBQ

Tea/coffee and homebakes

Bouncy castle and assault course

Hogwarts Wheel of Fortune & Quidditch


Tuck shop

Lego building

Lucky dip

Beat the Goalie

Photo Booth

Chocolate fountain


Face painting/nails/glitter tattoos

Bottle tombola

Chocolate tombola

Candy floss

Performances from the Elrick Choir and Elrick Glee Club

Demonstration by Sooyang Do martial art

And much, much more!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/218794448919015/

Granite City Roller Derby vs. Vagine Regime 18th May 2019 

Organiser: Granite City Roller Derby

Where: Beach Leisure Centre, Beach Leisure Centre, Esplanade, Sea Beach, AB24 5NR Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 18th May 2019 Time:  12:30PM-04:00PM

Description: Granite City Roller Derby are super excited to host Vagine Regime UK at Aberdeen’s Beach Leisure Centre on Saturday 18th May 2019!

We thought we would have a jam packed day of roller derby and fun in support of Grampian Pride 2019 the following weekend (check out their page for more information).

As always there will be a raffle and also plenty of cake to keep the hunger at bay!

Proceeds of the cake stall will be going to Mermaids which is a UK based charity that offers support to transgender and gender variant children and young people, their families and supporting professionals.

Not familiar with the game? There’s a brief explanation of rules and plenty of friendly faces who will happily speak you through the game.

Keep an eye on this page for further information.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2049121048518787/

The Critter Keeper at Garioch Heritage Centre 

Organiser: Garioch Heritage Centre

Where: Garioch Heritage Centre, Loco Works Road, AB514FY Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 18th May 2019 Time:  01:00PM-02:30PM

Description: Come along and meet a variety of creatures and creepy crawlies with the Critter Keeper.

Saturday 18th May | 1pm & 2:30pm

Tickets £5 Booking Advised

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2231769410220655/?event_time_id=2231769416887321

A Donmouth Ramble 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Donmouth Local Nature Reserve, Donmouth Bird Hide Esplanade, AB24 1XN Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 18th May 2019 Time:  01:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Spring is here! Join a Countryside Ranger on this circular walk around the Donmouth Local Nature Reserve (approximately 3km). We should get good views of a variety of wading birds alongside a variety of other wildlife.

This event is ideal for adults and older children (all under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Please wear sensible footwear and dress for the weather.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2222608821313080/

The Critter Keeper at Garioch Heritage Centre 

Organiser: Garioch Heritage Centre

Where: Garioch Heritage Centre, Loco Works Road, AB514FY Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Saturday 18th May 2019 Time:  02:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Come along and meet a variety of creatures and creepy crawlies with the Critter Keeper.

Saturday 18th May | 1pm & 2:30pm

Tickets £5 Booking Advised

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2231769410220655/?event_time_id=2231769413553988

Balance Bikers at Hazlehead Park 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Hazlehead Park, AB15 8BE 

Date:  Sunday 19th May 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=2372602976083904

Kids at Ferryhill – Monday

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Monday 20th May 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Drop in session for babies up to pre-school age.  Relaxed and informal session where parents/carers can have a chat and watch kids play.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2168798893433593/?event_time_id=2168798936766922

May Fest 2019 

Organiser: University of Aberdeen What’s On and University of Aberdeen

Where: University of Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 24th – Sunday 26th May 2019 Time:  10:00AM-06:00PM

Description: Lots of great events – Open to all!

Find out more over on the May Festival webpage, along with the Children’s programme


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/421209755285791/

Inspired Nights On The Green – May 

Organiser: Aberdeen Inspired Nights

Where: The Green, AB11 6BB 

Date:  Friday 24th May 2019 Time:  04:00PM-10:00PM

Description: Inspired Nights On The Green, Aberdeen’s city centre street food market, is back this May in collaboration with Grampian Pride.

Expect tasty treats and local talent keeping you entertained all weekend long! Take your pals, bf, wee ones, even your little doggo’s and get the whole squad involved down at The Green this May.

Opening Times:

Friday 24: 4pm – 10pm

Saturday 25: 12pm – 10pm

Sunday 26: 12pm – 6pm

Full trader and entertainment line up will be released soon – keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook for all the updates!

#abdninspirednights #INOTG

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/604677106702393/?event_time_id=604677113369059

Wonder Park

Organiser: Cinema at Aboyne

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

Date: Friday 24th May 2019 Time:  05:30PM-07:00PM

Description: Running Time: 90 mins

Cert: PG

June, an optimistic, imaginative girl, discovers an incredible amusement park called Wonderland hidden in the woods. The park is full of fantastical rides and talking, funny animals only the park is in disarray. June soon discovers the park came from her imagination and she’s the only one who can fix it, so she bands together with the animals to save this magical place and bring back the wonder in Wonderland.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/593158131150241/

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