What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 19th – 25th May 2018


What’s on in Aberdeen City & Shire for Kids and Families

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**

Aberdeen Inspired Nights

Organiser: Aberdeen Inspired Nights

Where: Aberdeen Inspired, 2nd Floor, 32 Upperkirkgate, AB10 1BA

Date:  Saturday 19th – Sunday 27th May 2018
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Description:  May 18th – 27th | All Day | All Night

Wristband Pricing
– Early Bird Tickets Before MAY 1st – £4
– Tickets after MAY 1st – £6

A 10-day food, drink and cocktail festival celebrating night-time culture in the silver city. This year we will be bringing together some of the most well-known and up-and-coming bars, restaurants and brands from the North East, Scotland and beyond.

Explore the city, experience the nightlife like never before and find new things to do in Aberdeen at night.

Inspired Nights will be hosting exclusive offers on food, drink and tickets to events like tastings, pairings, brand parties and master classes hosted by a variety of the city centre’s best nightspots.

Keep your eyes on the events page as we announce more details or head to www.aberdeeninspirednights.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2004918756494110/

Aberdeen’s Affordable Vintage Fair 

Organiser: Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair

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

Date:  Saturday 19th May 2018
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: The UK’s best loved vintage fair visits Aberdeen for a gorgeous Spring/Summer special!

Shop quality vintage, handmade, reworked and retro from the UK’s best traders.

Judy’s handpick the finest vintage traders in the UK to ensure a diverse and affordable shopping experience for all.

You can expect fashion, accessories & collectables from 1940s – 1990s.

Be unique, spend less, buy vintage!

Entry £2 Under 12s free!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/159189694791459/

Banff Primary School Family Fun Day 

Organiser: Banff Primary School Parent Council
Where: Banff Primary School, Academy Dr, Banff, Aberdeenshire AB45 1BL 

Date:  Saturday 19th May 2018
Time: 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: We are hoping you can all make it along to our Annual Football Gala and Funday at Banff Primary School on the 19th May 2018.

We have organised a fun filled day for all the family.

We have over 40 stalls attending, raffle and bottle stalls, face painting, outdoor trampolines, Football Shootout, the Helter Skelter inflatable slide, a yummy BBQ, Teas/coffees and fancy pieces, some surprise guests (good photo opportunity) and much much more.

please help share this event and add anyone that would like a great day out.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2125698457653420/

BA Vintage Country Fair 

Organiser: B.A. Events LTD
Where: BA Events Ltd, Broomhill Farm Lyne Of Skene, Dunecht, Aberdeenshire AB32 7DA 

Date: Saturday 19th May 2018
Time: 9:30AM – 4:30PM

Description: Vintage tractors, vintage and classic vehicles, tractor pulling, ploughing demonstrations, military encampment, 4 x 4 offroading, Truckfest on Sunday 20th, fairground rides, bouncy castles, refreshments and much more.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/164092331030861

Bookbug Week Family Laughter Workshop

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GW 

Date:  Saturday 19th May 2018
Time: 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Description: A special Bookbug session with songs, rhymes and games to make you smile. For families with children aged 0-12.

Booking essential. To book, call 01224 652507 or email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/147539336090488/

Coffee Morning 

Organiser: Cats Protection Stonehaven

Where: Stonehaven Town Hall, Allardice Street, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2BU 

Date:  Saturday 19th May 2018
Time: 9:30AM – 12:30PM

Description: Craft Stalls, Cats Protection Stock, Tea, Coffee and Home Bakes

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438870339575525/

Coastal Play 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date: Saturday 19th May 2018
Time: 9:45AM – 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 Cafe 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/146109279436828

Flowers and Fruit (Preschoolers)

Organiser: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School)

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

Date:  Saturday 19th May 2018
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/199406710661031

Summer Fayre 2018 

Organiser: Oldmachar Community Preschool

Where: Oldmachar Community Preschool, Jesmond Drive, Aberdeen AB22 8UR 

Date:  Saturday 19th May 2018
Time:  12:00PM -2:00PM

Description: Ladies and Gentlemen,

Boys and Girls,

Children of all ages…

Come in to the circus,

Hear the music,

Play the games,

Eat the food,

and us raise money for the preschool!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/306225649898992

Flowers and Fruit (Primary Schoolers) 

Organiser: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School)

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen AB24 5TU

Date:  Saturday 19th May 2018
Time: 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids class for primary schoolers, Theme is Flowers and Fruit.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/867108776808543

BHGE 10k Running Festival 2018 

Organiser: BHGE 10K Running Festival
Where: Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen, AB24 5

Date:  Sunday 20th May 2018
Time:  7:00AM – 11:00AM

Description: Take part in the 2018 #BHGE10k!

The BHGE 10k Running Festival is a well established road race in Aberdeen. The course is based around the Aberdeen beach and harbour area and has some spectacular views along the route of the North Sea, the famous Beach Ballroom and Aberdeen Football Club’s Pittodrie Stadium.

The 2018 event will host a 10k, Wheelchair 10k, Active Schools 2k, Wheelchair 2k and Family Fun Run alongside a range of family entertainment in the race village.

         09:00 – Active Schools 2k Race | 09:05 – 2k Wheelchair Race

         09:25 – 10k Wheelchair Race | 09:30 – 10k Race | 09.35 – Family Fun Run

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/825012941003477/

The Jack & Jill Market – Aberdeen

 Organiser: Jack & Jill Market

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen,  Scotland 

Date:  Sunday 20th May 2018
Time: 9:30AM – 12:00PM


 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!

Entry £1.50 Adults. Children free.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/621571968189867/

Walking with Wildlife 

Organiser: Chapelton

Where: Chapelton, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Sunday 20th May 2018
Time: 10:00AM -2:30PM

Description: Minibeast Scavenger Hunt (under 12s): Sunday 20 May, 11.00-12.30

Meeting at the new woodland planting Nether Cairnhill

Slaters, slugs, beetles and bugs. Come along and discover the smaller residents of the community woodland at Chapelton.

Within the Chapelton community wood children will have the opportunity to scavenge for minibeasts in the long grass, gorse bushes and dry stane dyke.

A Wildlife Wander (adults): Sunday 20 May, 1.30 – 3.30

Meeting where the Trail begins on the Causey Mounth at the entrance to Chapelton.

Relax listen to the birds and take a closer look at nature on this gentle stroll wildlife spotting along part of the Chapelton Trail. Please bring binoculars if you have them, the ranger will have a few to borrow for the walk.

This walk will be on the west side of the Chapelton Trail heading down the perimeter of the grounds at Elsick House to the drive, before turning and heading back up. Participants will hopefully see skylarks and other birds in the fields as well as bumblebees and other pollinators on the rhododendrons, some of which may be in flower, as well as a variety of different tree species.

Both of these free events will be led by Helen Young, Countryside Ranger for Kincardine & Mearns and form part of the Aberdeen Wellbeing Festival. Please email Carol Leslie: CCIC_Admin@chapeltonlife.co.uk to register your place.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/147766119370006/

Marykirk Raft Race 2018 

Organiser: Marykirk Raft Race

Where: Marykirk, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Sunday 20th May 2018
Time: 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Description: Marykirk Raft Race 2018 is here!

A chance to raise some money for charity and have fun at the same time!

This year it’ll be held on Sunday 20th May, with the race kicking off at 12noon. The park will then be open from 1pm – 7pm.

Raft entry is just £10 per rafter – you can collect a race pack from Marykirk Hotel, or message us here / email raftracemarykirk@gmail.com and we’ll send you one.

And if you don’t fancy being a rafter, join us at Marymill Farm to see the (hopefully) successful rafts come over the finish line, before heading up to the park for lots more fun & games!

This year we’ll once again have the Inflatable Bar from MSG events catering from Fred’s Wee Chippy, sweets & treats from Wowzie Aberdeen, live music, Piano Smashing Competition, Bouncy Castles, Footpool Game, Skittles, Coconut Shy, and much more!

We’ll also have The Critter Keeper with us! Two shows at 1.15pm and 4pm…tickets £5 per person on sale now from Nature’s Garden in Montrose. (Babies under 12months go free, ticket does not include park entry)

So come down, have some fun and support us, and in turn support local community groups & charities!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/162967911024819/

Little Explorer Day: Planet Earth

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen AB24 5TU 

Date:  Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Time: 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Description: Pack your bags, we’re going on a journey around the world! From dry deserts to snowy mountains to salty oceans teeming with life,  we’ll explore the amazing diversity of Planet Earth.

With interactive workshops and shows, this is a chance to discover the planet we live on!

These days are open to public and groups.

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

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/2122422508044643/

Springtime Storytime & Crafts at Cornhill Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Cornhill Library, Cornhill Drive, Aberdeen, AB16 5UT 

Date:  Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 10:45AM

Description: Join us at Cornhill Library for a springtime craft and storytime!

Age: 5 years and under

Booking essential

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167710163888096/

Movie Night – Beauty & The Beast 

Organiser: The Sitting Room
Where: Unit 6, The Green, Berrymuir Road, Portlethen, AB12 4UN Aberdeen 

Date: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Time: 4:30PM – 7:30PM

Description: £9 per person. Children under 12 £6.

Includes Canap’s, Ice Cream, Popcorn, Bottomless Draught Soft Drinks.

By reservation only, £5 deposit.

Rating PG

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/188610471897525/

Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Inverurie 

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: St. Andrews Church, High Street, Inverurie 

Date: Friday 25th May 2018
Time: 9:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Drop In Session every month in Inverurie.

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.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/306261683187344

Kids disco 

Organiser: Marquee in the park

Where: Christie Park, Huntly, Aberdeenshire 

Date: Friday 25th May 2018
Time: 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Description: Primary 1 to 3 runs from 6pm till 7pm


Primary 4 to 7 will run 7:15 till 8:30pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/371500073352250/

Family Bingo Night

Where: Fordyce Street Hall, Rosehearty

Date:  Friday 25th May 2018
Time:  5:30PM – 9:30PM

Description: Rosehearty School Parent Council

Family Bingo Night

Friday 25th May 2018

Fordyce Street Hall, Rosehearty

Doors open 6.30pm

Eyes down 7.00pm

Bring your own Snacks and Refreshments

Raffle donations welcome

Entry: £2 Adults, £1 Children, £5 full book

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/182491719072816/

Pitmedden Music Festival 2018 

Organiser: Pitmedden Garden

Where: Pitmedden Garden, Pitmedden, Aberdeen AB41 7PD

Date:  Friday 25th May 2018 – Saturday 26th May 2018
Time: 6:00PM – 1:59PM

Description: Dates for Pitmedden Music Festival 2018 are…

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May 2018!

Whole Weekend early bird pass including camping:

Adults £20 / Concessions £12 / Under 12s FREE

Online ticket sales at skiddle.com/e/13185366

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1807219509304923

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

If you have an event you would like listed in a future ‘What’s on’ post and event calendar drop us an email at mimi@mummymimi.co.uk or contact us over on Facebook

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