What’s On for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (20th – 26th August 16)


Looking for something to do this weekend with the family in Aberdeen City & Shire, then why not check out one of these events:

Art In Nature Fun Day

Where: Haddo House & Country Park

Date: Saturday 20 August 2016
Time: 11am-3pm
Price: £2 per item made

Description: Go green and make amazing crafts and decorations from plastic household ‘rubbish’. With a little help from environmental artist Jemima Chillingworth.
£2 per item made. No need to book, just drop in to the Art in Nature Garden (wildlife garden) between 11-3. This event is ideal for younger children and families.

Website: http://visithaddo.com/events/46/653-Art-in-Nature-Craft-Day-for-Children/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/323367258004904/

 Friends of Anchor Family Fun Day

Where: Highland Games Field, Hazlehead Park

Date: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August 2016
Time: 12-6pm

Price: Free Entry

Description: On Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August Anchor have they’re Family Fun Day in Hazlehead park alongside ANCHOR Wipeout. With bouncy castles, trampolines, face painting, ice cream and fresh hot food there’s something for all the family! Plus, you can cheer on the 2016 ANCHOR Wipeout contenders.Entry is FREE for spectators with all funds raised on the day going directly to the ANCHOR Unit.

Website: http://www.balmoral-group.com/friendsofanchor/index.php

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofANCHOR/?fref=nf

 Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Where: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Date: Sunday 21st August
Time: 11am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Price: £5 per child

Description: Bring your cuddly best friend to Crathes for a very special teddy bear’s picnic. Enjoy teddy bear themed story-telling on the Castle’s front lawn led by our very own Burnett Bear. Play teddy bear hide and seek in the Castle and enjoy a tasty teddy bear cupcake. Remember to pack a picnic!

Event aimed at 3 to 6 year olds. Places limited to 25 children per session.

Website: http://www.nts.org.uk/Events/Crathes-Castle-Garden-and-Estate/Teddy-Bears-Picnic/

Facebook Page/Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1793974564222451/

Cowboy Day

Where: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate

Date: 21st August 2016
Time: 11am – 4pm

Price: £5 per child, £8 per adult Family Tickets £20 or £15 for single parent families

Description: Cowboy themed family day out. Trail, children’s crafts, cowboy games. Featuring Northern Rough Riders.

Website: http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Leith-Hall-Garden-and-Estate/Opening-Times/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1218940928151047/

 Friends of Duthie Park Annual Open Day

Where: Duthie Park

Date: Sunday 21st August 2016
Time: 12-4pm

Price: Free Entry

Description: The full running order for the event, which takes place between noon and 4 pm on Sunday 21st August, is as follows:-

Bandstand – Noon – 2 pm; The Ythan Fiddlers

Stage – 2 pm – Sharon Gill School of Dancing; 2.30 pm – Scottish Country Dancing

Park Area – Horse & Cart Rides; Bouncy Castles; British Military Fitness Obstacle Course; Wrestlezone Scotland; Aberdeen FC Community Trust ‘Speed Cage’; Paddle Boats, Vintage vehicles; Face Painters; Stalls; Dinosaur; Refreshments.

Winter Gardens – Spike the Talking Cactus; McPuddick.

Website: http://www.friendsofduthiepark.co.uk/all-systems-go-for-6th-fodp-open-day/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofduthiepark/photos/a.1427046850847848.1073741827.1427044914181375/1794295660789630/?type=3&theater

Ellon Pedal Car Race

Where: Ellon

Date: Sunday 21st August 2016

Time: 9:00am — 5:00pm

Price: Free to spectate


10.00 Under 16s Cycle Race followed by presentation
10.50 Under 14s Cycle Race followed by presentation
11.30 Under 12s Cycle Race followed by presentation
12.00 Under 10s Cycle Race followed by presentation
12.25 Under 8s Cycle Race followed by presentation

13.15 Senior Mile Running Race
13.30 Junior Mile Running Race followed by presnation

14.00 Pipe Band
14.40 Procession round the track by race teams and accompanying vehicles

15.00 Ellon Pedal Car Race
16.00 Presentation and close of event

16.00 to 17.00 Stalls and displays will remain open

Website: http://ellonpedalcar.co.uk/index.php

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/ellonpedalcarrace2016/

Royal Deeside Speed Festival

Where: Kincardine Castle, Aboyne, AB34 5AE

Date: Sunday 21st August 2016

Time: 9:45am — 5:15pm

Price: Adult £15, Child £12.50, Family £50 (up to 3 children).

Description: Enthusiasts will be heading to Aberdeenshire for the inaugural Royal Deeside Speed Festival, to be thrilled by the largest gathering of rare supercars, exciting performance cars, motorbikes, and historic racing cars in the north east of Scotland. The Royal Deeside Speed Festival will take place at Kincardine Castle, 20 miles to the west of Aberdeen. The event will be based around a speed hillclimb, and complemented by a range of high quality trade stands and motoring attractions.  The Royal Deeside Speed Festival will follow the ethos of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Cholmondeley Pageant of Power.

Website: http://www.rdsf.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/royaldeesidespeedfestival/

Robot Exhibition

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

Date: 2nd July 2016 – 28th August 2016

Time: 10:00am — 4:00pm

Price: Included in the Usual Admission fee. Adults: £5.75 Children (3+): £4.50 Children (3s and under): Free of charge Concessions: £4.50 Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children): £18.00

Description: Meet dozens of robot models, cyborgs and androids – full size models, heads and toys – from TV shows and films from the past 60 years! Science-fiction fans, movie aficionados and families will have the chance to meet some of the most iconic movie characters at Aberdeen Science Centre. The display, one of Europe’s largest private collections of robots, will open on the 2nd of July and features full-size models from films and TV shows like Star Wars, Dr Who, The Terminator, Robocop, Judge Dredd and I, Robot.

Website: http://www.aberdeensciencecentre.org/events/robot-exhibition/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/aberdeensciencecentre/

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