What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 21st – 27th July 2018

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**


Indoor Beach at Bon Accord

 Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Where: Bon Accord Aberdeen, George St, Aberdeen AB25 1HZ

 Date:  Saturday 7th July – 19th August 2018
Time:  10:00AM-06:00PM

Description: Not only will we be screening the World Cup and Wimbledon in our sports garden this summer (http://ow.ly/E5Sp30kpfpC), we are also bringing you an indoor beach. The beach will be open from 10am on Saturday the 7th of July and will be positioned in the lower atrium, across from Costa.

Need a break from shopping but not sure how to keep the kids entertained? If your little one loves playing in the sand, there will be plenty. You can also find a ball pool at our indoor beach! If you are looking for the perfect Instagram snap, we have lots of fun props including surfboards, rubber rings and a flamingo.

The indoor beach will be a constant in the lower atrium throughout the school holidays. We will also have a variety of different pop-up shops, beauty pods and fashion displays happening over the course of summer. The first of these will be The Body Shop, who will be providing beauty demos on the 7th of July. On the same day, Miss Selfridge will be out displaying some of their must have pieces. Revolution will be serving “mocktails on the beach” from 12pm on Saturday the 14th of July and Sunday the 15th of July and much more.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1772221189533544/


Brickmania 2018 

Organiser: Tartan LUG

Where: Peterhead Prison Museum, South Road, AB42 2ZX Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

 Date: Saturday 21st July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: A fantastic day of all things made with the little bricks! Come and see lots of displays, enter the building competition and have fun with the brick tables! Lots to see and do for everyone!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1984523295122953/


Slightly out with Aberdeenshire…

Day Out With Thomas – 21st & 22nd July

Organiser: Caledonian Railway

Where: Caledonian Railway, The Station, 2 Park Road, Brechin, Angus DD9 7AF

Date:  Saturday 21st July 2018 – Sunday 22nd July 2018
Time: 09:30AM-04:30PM

Description: All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas! Thomas the Tank Engine is back for 2018!

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine‚ and his friends, who are waiting to meet you at the Caledonian Railway!

Open 9:30am to 4:30pm each day!

A fun filled day for the whole family. Better still. Once you are in, all of the attractions are included in the ticket price!

 Experience train journey behind on a real steam engine | Shake hands with The Fat Controller

Take part in Thomas themed activities in the Imagination Station | Make their day a Day Out With Thomas and book your tickets today!

The entrance price includes all the above and much more including:

 One return train journey | Brake van rides | Miniature railway rides | Fairground rides

At Brechin Station (this is the main station) you will find a host of fun activities that are completely FREE OF CHARGE**

 Childrens’ Entertainer | Bouncy Castle | See Percy | See Terence the Tractor | See Diesel & the Troublesome Trucks

 Miniature railway rides | Thomas stories re-enactments | Fairground rides | Imagination Station | Face Painter

Thomas Souvenir Shop | Thomas DVD show | Scammell Scarab | Fat Controller’s car

** excludes food & drink

Enjoy your day in the peaceful depths of the countyside and enjoy a variety of FREE** activities at Bridge of Dun

 Playpark | Thomas Viewing area | Thomas DVD show | See Co-Co (Diesel loco) | Classic Bus

The Classic bus visits the House of Dun, Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre and Montrose (High Street and Railway Station).

10:30am to 3:45pm

For more information on this event please visit http://dayoutwiththomas.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/395543444243537/


Indoor boot sale 

Organiser: Summerhill Church Boot Sale

Where: Summerhill Parish Church, Stronsay Drive, AB15 6JL Aberdeen

Date: Saturday 21st July 2018
Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Indoor bootsale .  Tables £5 (provided) Entrance 50p

Teas coffees and rowies available

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/379666332442986/


Free! Maritime Makers 

Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, Aberdeen AB11 5BY 

Date: Saturday 21st July 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: 10am-12 noon: (suitable for 3-12 yrs)

Booking required for the morning sessions.

2-4pm: (3-12 yrs)

Afternoon sessions are drop-in, all welcome – no need to book

Fun, free, maritime-themed craft activities led by experienced makers. All materials provided.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/557832084617216/


Jump Into Story, age 5-10, Aberdeen Storytelling Festival 2018

 Organiser: The Grampian Association of Storytellers – GAS

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

Date:  Saturday 21st July 2018
Time: 11:30AM-01:00PM

Description: Jump into S T O R Y Age 5-10 At 11.30 – 1.00pm

FREE storytelling workshop!

We will bring materials, props, ideas and be supportive while you bring imagination and, creativity.

Jump into the action and adventure and be amazed where it takes you!

The workshop is targeted at primary school children (aged 5 to 10) and parents are welcome to join in!

Please book by messaging the Grampian Association of Storytellers – places are limited.   Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

This event is part of the Aberdeen Storytelling Festival 2018

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/262004621232477/


Little Bounce at Bon Accord

 Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Where: Bon Accord Aberdeen, George St, Aberdeen AB25 1HZ

 Date:  Saturday 7th July – 19th August 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Little Bounce is back again for another year!

Looking for ways to entertain the little ones over summer, when you are out and about shopping? We have it covered, every day from 7th July – 19th August between 10am – 4pm (weather permitting), find our bouncy castle out on the roof garden for Little Bounce.

If enjoying the bouncy castle, we ask that you make a donation to One Great Day the charity which supports The Archie Foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

We have lots of family-friendly activities happening over summer, to keep up to date with what we have going on, check out our website: http://ow.ly/ZdmY30kB4qp.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/804272943111707


St Combs Gala And Vehicle Show

 Organiser: St. Combs Village Trust

Where:  St. Combs Village Hall, St. Combs, Aberdeen 

Date: Saturday 21st July 2018
Time: 
12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: St Combs Gala And Vehicle Show returns this year at the slightly later date of Saturday the 21st of July!

We have lots to tell you about over the coming weeks about what’s on and what special attractions we coming along.  So like the event to be kept up to speed with all the latest news about St Combs Gala!

This year St Combs Gala has been kindly sponsored by Fraserburgh Garden Services while The Vehicle Show is being sponsored by BNW (Scotland) Ltd

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/224965101575490/


Summer Family Fun Day with RNLI 

Organiser: The Sand Bothy

Where: The Sand Bothy, Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire AB23 8XG

Date:  Saturday 21st July 2018
Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: We are getting together with RNLI for a joint family fun raising and fund raising day on July 21st, from 12 to 4. Make sure that you put the date in your diary!  An ideal day to visit the beach and help  us raise some money too.

There will be lots going on, including emergency service vehicles from coastguard, police and RNLI, silver band from 1 to 3, tombola, RNLI souvenirs and activities, first responders, games and crafts, barbeque, hamper raffle, ice cream, face painting from 2 to 4, octopus stories and a Lego tent. We have booked Pamiloo to make the event more accessible, and will have friendly characters around to help on the day.

…..and if you can help on the day to raise some money for RNLI and the Sand Bothy do get in touch!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2121643891442106/


Great British Tennis Weekend

 Organiser: Albury Sports Centre

Where: Albury Sports Centre, Albury Road, Aberdeen,  AB11 6TP

Date:  Saturday 21st July 2018
Time:  01:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Tennis at Albury will be free on Saturday 21st July 2018 in conjunction with the LTA’s Great British Tennis Weekend. Fingers Crossed for good weather!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1813123118708859/


Summer Fayre 

Organiser:  St Kentigern’s Church, Ballater and Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater

Where: Victoria And Albert Halls, Ballater, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 21st July 2018
Time:  01:30PM-03:30PM

Description: St.KENTIGERN’S SUMMER FAYRE

ON SATURDAY 21st JULY 2018

FROM 1.30 – 3.30PM

AT THE VICTORIA HALL, BALLATER.

STALLS, RAFFLES, PLANTS, HOME BAKING

REFRESHMENTS SERVED

AND THE QUEEN’S GIFT RAFFLE

EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1952212101455825/


Doric Poems for Bairns – Aberdeen Storytelling Festival 2018

 Organiser: The Grampian Association of Storytellers – GAS

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

Date:  Saturday 21st July 2018
Time:  01:30PM-03:00PM

Description: A FREE Doric Poetry workshop for Bairns aged 5 to 11 years old.

Please book your place by messaging the Grampian Association of Storytellers through their Facebook Page.

How well do you know your local dialect, Doric?  Have some fun with the Grampian Association of Storytellers at this free workshop for bairns aged 5 to 11 (Parents also welcome).

We’ll have a look at some of our favourite Doric words and then you’ll get a chance to make your own Doric Poem

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

This is part of the Aberdeen Storytelling Festival 2018 which is run by the Grampian Association of Storytellers with a #CreativeFunding  grant from Aberdeen City Council.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/481970592244040/


Scottish SPCA Charity Event

Organiser: Deeside Activity Park

Where: Deeside Activity Park, Dess, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB34 5BD

Date:  Sunday 22nd July 2018
Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: https://www.scottishspca.org/events/aberdeenshire-sponsored-dog-walk/

FUNDRAISING WALK & DOG ACTIVITIES

(Sponsorship or Donations)

Deeside Activity Park are delighted to welcome SSPCA back for this great charity event.

SSPCA  will have walks marked here in  the stunning Royal Deeside in and around the park for people to walk with or without dogs.

We have ample free parking, toilets and an award winning coffee shop on site along with Farmer Ken on his outside Grill making sure everyone is well fed on the day.

Weather permitting, Have a Go‚ agility course will be available all day for dogs to test their skills, and some ‚Fun Dog Show‚ classes including The Handsomest Dog; Prettiest Bitch; Waggiest Tail; Best Mover etc…..

will be held at approximately 12 noon and 2pm.

Where? The Deeside Activity Park is situated off the A93 between Banchory and Aboyne just west of Kin-cardine O’Neil. It is clearly signposted.

The Walks Two routes have been made available by the Deeside Activity Park with the aim of suiting the differing physical capacities of both people and the dogs who may accompany them.

The Loch side circuit is over level terrain on grass and tarmac. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and can be repeated as often as you like.

The Falls of Dess circuit is over forestry tracks and involves an uphill section and a downward slope to the Falls of Dess. It takes approximately 90 minutes.

All  Dogs should be over six months to embark on the Loch side circuit, and over nine months for the Falls of Dess route. They must be kept on their leads at all times.

When? Sunday 22nd July, opening  at 11am, and you can start your walk at any time before 3pm.

Everyone is Welcome

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/172854456892187/


Love Rara Princess Tea Party

 Organiser: The Palm Court Hotel

Where: The Palm Court Hotel, Seafield Road, Aberdeen.  

Date:  Sunday 22nd July 2018
Time:  12:30-02:30

Description: Palm court presents: Love Rara Princess Tea Party, Sunday 22nd July 12.30-2.30pm

We are very excited to be hosting a Love Rara Princess Tea Party here at The Palm Court Hotel!

Take your little princess along and enjoy a tea party with cakes and mini finger sandwiches.

We will have entertainment from the Love Rara Princesses, face painting and glitter tattoos while you tuck into a delicious princess afternoon tea.

T&Cs

Tickets are £15.00 for children and £17.50 for adults.

The event will start at 1pm arrival time 12:45

Please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Tickets are non-refundable and must be paid for in full before the event

To book tickets please contact 01224 310 351 or events@palmcourthotel.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1697471953699433/


The Critter Keeper 

Organiser: Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool

Where: Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool, Queen Elizabeth Park, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Sunday 22nd July 2018
Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Another chance to meet the Critter Keeper and his critters! This is part of the Pool’s summer kids’ entertainment programme, held under cover in the Green Room beside the paddling pool. No additional charge – just buy or use your normal pool tickets.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2160520827321825/


Family-Fun ‘Under the Sea’ Play-Doh Workshop

 Organiser: Beachside Coffee Shop

Where: Beachside Coffee Shop, Eigie Road (Balmedie Leisure Centre), Balmedie, Aberdeenshire AB23 8Y

Date:  Monday 23rd July 2018
Time:  10:30AM-11:30AM

Description: Special Summer Session – “Under the Sea”

Let Your Imaginations Run Wild

Our Family Fun events provide you with all of the creative tools to make a whole array of art projects and our expert Creation Station leaders are on hand to help children (and grown-ups!) with their artwork while keeping the atmosphere chilled and calm, which is perfect for children of different ages.

Each class has a different theme, and the great thing is you get to take home the wonderful creations made on the day with no setting up, or clearing up for you to do.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/673314756355152/


Summer Play Programme

 Organiser: Aberdeen Play Forum

When & Where: Various locations, see poster for details

Description: We would like to announce our Summer programme throughout JULY

Aberdeen Play Forum’s Play Rangers will pop up in parks with their Loose Parts kit recyclable resources such aspipes, fabric and boxes which encourage children to tap into their imagination and lead their own play. We will also supply some fun, messy ingredients such as mud, gloop, foam, bubbles plus lots and lots of water! Old clothes, a towel and spare clothing to change into afterwards is highlyrecommended!

All ages welcome, most appeal to families with toddlers through to primary school age children.

All sessions are free of charge and there is no need to book.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/930412560464648/


Bubble Football with MSG Events 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre MSG Events

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

Date:  Monday 23rd July 2018
Time:  11:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Suitable for ages 7 – adult

Tickets bookable in advance £6 per half hour or £10 per hour

Please call 07845 496625 or email martin@msgevents.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/515874512165563/


Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge at Ferryhill Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Ferryhill Library, Aberdeen  

Date:  Monday 23rd July 2018
Time: 02:30PM-03:15PM

Description: Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland during the holidays. This year we’ll celebrate 80 years of The Beano with children following clues to explore Beanotown, meeting old favourites including Dennis and Gnasher and helping them find mysterious buried treasure!

Read books from any Aberdeen City Library and receive rewards along the way throughout the holidays. Join in the fun at one of these special events for children taking part in the Challenge.

Events last for around 1 hour. Booking required.

The Challenge is suitable for children aged 4-12. Children under 4 can take part in a mini Challenge and collect a special Bookbug medal and certificate.

To book, call 01224 581576 or email FerryhillLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/183783098994244/


Hour of Code 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Aberdeen City Libraries, Central Library, Aberdeen

Date:  Monday 23rd July 2018
Time:  02:45PM-03:45PM

Description: Learn to code your own computer game in Scratch at one of our Hour of Code sessions.

No coding experience required. Suitable for ages 8-12.

Free event but spaces limited so booking essential.

To book, call 01224 652507 or email ChildrensLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1080815488725746/


Movement in the Museum 

Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, Aberdeen,  AB11 5BY

Date:  Tuesday 24th July 2018
Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: 10-11am (suitable for 3-5 yrs)

11.30am-2.30pm (suitable for 5-8 yrs)

Join our dance artist for a fun interactive movement session, the perfect introduction to dance for young children.

£3 + booking free

Please ensure you choose the correct time depending on age group.

Children must be accompanied at all times during the event.

Tickets are required for each participating child.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/230444020841361/


Summer lego workshop booking essential 

Organiser: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association

Where: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association, Kepplehills Road, Aberdeen,  AB21 9PL

Date:  Tuesday 24th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: BOOKING ESSENTIAL

This workshop will be capped to 20 children.

Come along and have fun there will be a minifigure design challenges and free build. Prizes for best minifigure.

Open to everyone of all ages.  If a child under 5 is attending a   parent/ career would be asked to stay with your child.

£5.00 per child.

Please bring pack lunch and snacks.

To book please email; bbclaenquiries@gmail.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1448393818600191/


Garden Tots

Organiser: The Barn

Where: The Barn, Burn o Bennie, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QA

Date:  Tuesday 24th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-10:45PM

Description: Discover nature with your little one in this special early years workshop. Outdoor expert Mandy Tulloch will be on hand to help you play, explore and get messy in our Wild Garden. Ages 2 – 5 Early booking recommended. £5 per child, adults free (all children must be accompanied by an adult)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/221067572002510/


Looking for ideas on how to keep the kids entertained over the 6 weeks summer holidays? Then why not check out our 60 Ideas for 6 Weeks Summer Holidays post.


Back Carrying with Buckles Workshop

Organiser: Close And Calm

Where: Close and Calm, Malcolm House, Aberdeen   

Date:  Tuesday 24th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:30AM

Description: This 1.5 hour workshop will include:

*Key Safety Points

*What to dress your baby in when carrying

*How to safely get your child onto your back alone

*How to get your child and yourself comfortable when back carrying

*How to safely get your child down from your back alone.

The workshop will run from 10am -11:30am.

This workshop is ideally suited for those with children from 8 months onwards.

Cost: £15 per person

Carriers can be hired if you do not already have your own, but please let me know in advance if this is required.

To book in please click ‘going’ and message the page to arrange for the workshop payment and consultation form 🙂

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/227056251433062/


Children’s Walk – Birds of Fyvie Loch 

Organiser: Fyvie Castle

Where: Fyvie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeen, AB53 8JS

Date:  Tuesday 24th July 2018
Time:  10:30AM-12:00PM

Description: A walk with the Rangers alongside Fyvie Loch to learn about the birds and other wildlife that live here. We’ll have binoculars and telescopes to get up close to some of the baby birds on the loch.

10.30am-12.00pm

Booking essential www.nts.org.uk

For more information and queries 01330 844810

Aimed at 5-11 year olds

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

CHILD – £5.00

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2114370928888427/


Wild About Aden 2018

Organiser: Aden County Park

Where: Aden Country Park, Station Rd, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire AB42 5FQ

Date:  Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th July 2018
Time:  11:00AM-03:30PM

Description: A fantastic event for all the family in the great outdoors. The action-packed two day line up features sporting opportunities, animal handling, outdoor nature sessions, stands, a cycle track and climbing wall and much more. Definitely an event not to be missed.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/450026078801246/


What the Ladybird Heard 

Organiser: His Majestys Theatre

Where: His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount, Aberdeen

Date: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Time:  01:30PM-02:30PM

Description: Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun!

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the Ladybird has a plan of her own!

Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this brand new stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks‚ colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!

 Recommended for ages 3+

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/234721657335529/


Mischief Maker Summer Reading Challenge at Torry Library

 Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Torry Library, Aberdeen 

Date:  Tuesday 24th July 2018
Time:  02:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Join us for a Summer Reading Challenge themed story and craft session

Age 4-12 Years

Booking essential.

Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland during the holidays. This year we’ll celebrate 80 years of The Beano with children following clues to explore Beanotown, meeting old favourites including Dennis and Gnasher and helping them find mysterious buried treasure!

Read books from any Aberdeen City Library and receive rewards along the way throughout the holidays. Join in the fun at one of these special events for children taking part in the Challenge.

The Challenge is suitable for children aged 4-12. Children under 4 can take part in a mini Challenge and collect a special Bookbug medal and certificate.

To book, call 01224 879037 or email TorryLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2035559916705651/


Bumper Bump Club 

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen

Where: Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen    

Date:  Tuesday 24th July 2018
Time:  07:00PM-09:00PM

Description: THE NCT ABERDEEN BUMPER BUMP CLUB BABY FAIR

If you’re expecting a baby, or have a baby under 6 months, then you won’t want to miss this fantastic pregnancy, birth and baby event on Tuesday 24th July from 7pm to 9pm at Robert Gordons College (Schoolhill)!

Suitable for parents and parents to be alike, come along and meet over 20 exhibitors, attend talks by our guest speakers, watch demonstrations, and meet other families in the area.

Babies under 6 months are welcome to attend with their parents, and you will be treated to tea, coffee and cake as well as a goody bag stuffed full of treats!

Tickets will be £2 per adult and will be available on the door. Talks will be signed up for on a 1st come 1st served basis.

And if you’re expecting, join our Bump Club support group here

https://www.facebook.com/groups/nctaberdeenbumpclub/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/235809873638110/


Outdoor Theatre: The Winter’s Tale 

Organiser: Pitmedden Garden

Where: Pitmedden Garden, Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire AB41 7PD

Date:  Tuesday 24th July 2018
Time:  07:00PM-09:00PM

Description: Written by Shakespeare in his later years, The Winter’s Tale is an intriguing mix of drama and comedy.

Sparked by an obsessive envy of a perceived relationship between his Queen and his oldest friend, Leontes, King of Sicilia, sets in motion a train of events which affect two kingdoms and two generations; there is jealousy and joy, revenge and romance, loss and discovery, remorse and revelry, and an amazing revelation.

Tremendous entertainment for a Summer evening!

Dress warmly and bring a picnic and rug or low seating.

Advanced booking is advised. Refreshments are available.

Time: Gates open 18:00, performance starts 19:00

Tickets: Adult £14.00, Child £7.00

More information on www.nts.org.uk/pitmeddengarden

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1709664559100358


Peterhead Scottish Week, Red Arrows Display 2018

Organiser: R5 Air Displays LTD

Where: Peterhead, Aberdeenshire   

Date:  Wednesday 25th July 2018
Time:  08:00AM-07:00PM

Description: Peterhead Scottish week features a carnival like atmosphere throughout the town! in the evening of the 24th July 2018, the Royal Air Force Aerobatics team will be stopping by for a fantastic evening display above the Sea Front!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/990927501082330/


Inflatable Hockey Pitch

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Wednesday 25th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Join Aberdeenshire South Hockey Club outside the centre for a game of hockey in the inflatable pitch. Suitable for ages 5+

Entry £1

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/297737424299212/


Creators Club at Woodside Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libararies

Where: Woodside Library, Aberdeen 

Date:  Wednesday 25th July 2018
Time:  03:30PM-04:15PM

Description: Let’s build together with themed creative sessions this Summer. Age 8-11 years.

Free to attend but booking essential. To book, call 01224 484534 or email WoodsideLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk .

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/823761844495005/


A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

Organiser: Fyvie Castle
Where: Fyvie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 8JS 

Date:  Wednesday 25th July 2018
Time: 07:00PM-10:00PM

Description: Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s comic tale of runaway lovers, beguiling potions and a rather unfortunate individual who gets turned into a donkey…

Fyvie Castle is delighted to welcome back the Three Inch Fools this summer to perform in the open, with the stunning backdrop of the south facade of the castle.  As it is an outdoor performance, picnics are encouraged, the lawn will be open from 6pm.

Adults – £14 | Under 18s – £10

For more information see www.threeinchfools.com  or call 01651891266

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/227616954463956/


Kids Beginners Plaits Workshop 

Organiser: Hair By Sarah G

Where: Geek Bothy, 1 High Street, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire AB51 5NB

Date:  Thursday 26th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:30PM

Description: Learn how to do simple French and Dutch braids and even add some hair tinsel.

Limited to 8 kids £4.50 payable at the Geek Bothy Studio on the day or Pre-book which is advised but not essential by private messaging my page – https://www.facebook.com/hairbysarahg17/

Suitable for aged 7+. Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Hair-up kits will also be available to buy on the day.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/633746870339267/


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Little Heroes Needed 

Organiser: Union Square Aberdeen

Where:  Union Square, Guild Square, Aberdeen. 

Date:  Thursday 26th July 2018
Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: From 26th-27th of July get your little one’s up to speed learning about the emergency services at Union Square.

Book your child onto one of our fun-filled workshops for interactive games and an exciting story adventure, each one especially themed to teach kids about the incredible role of our heroic police, ambulance or fire services. We also have themed craft sessions so your little one can get creative too.

Each slot is absolutely free and is available for children from 3-12 years! 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/193794511293473/


We are going on a BUG hunt! 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

Where: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, Belwade Farm, Dess, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5BJ 

Date:  Thursday 26th July 2018
Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Explore our magical woodland and see what mini beasts you can spot!  Record your results on our bug sheets.

Help us with our bug hotel renovations by collecting items in the woodland and adding them to the bug rooms.

Make your own bug house out of recycled materials to take home for your garden.

Finish the afternoon by creating a bug masterpiece during craft time.

These are staff led activities however parents/guardians are required to be in attendance.

Spaces are limited so please follow the ticketing link to book spaces.  Please come wearing suitable clothing for the weather conditions on the day.

Cost is £4.50 per child.

Tables at the Belwade bistro are available for lunches before the event.  If you would like to reserve a table please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1854102548226497/


Creators Club session for 5-7 year olds 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Aberdeen City Libraries, Central Library

Date: Thursday 26th July 2018
Time:  02:30PM-03:30PM

Description: A younger years version of our popular model bricks session. An adult must be with each child for the duration of the session. Booking essential.

Please contact the Children’s Library to book on 01224 652507 or email ChildrensLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/208237939804602/


Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge at Airyhall Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Airyhall Library, Springfield Road, Aberdeen, AB11 7RF 

Date:  Thursday 26th July 2018
Time: 02:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Join us for a Summer Reading Challenge themed story and craft session

Age 4-12 Years

Booking essential.

Take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland during the holidays. This year we’ll celebrate 80 years of The Beano with children following clues to explore Beanotown, meeting old favourites including Dennis and Gnasher and helping them find mysterious buried treasure!

Read books from any Aberdeen City Library and receive rewards along the way throughout the holidays. Join in the fun at one of these special events for children taking part in the Challenge.

The Challenge is suitable for children aged 4-12. Children under 4 can take part in a mini Challenge and collect a special Bookbug medal and certificate.

To book, call 01224 310536 or email AiryhallLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1249894451779870/


Summer Holiday Workshop – Unicorn Headdress 

Organiser: Geeky Bothy

Where: Geek Bothy, Unit 3 Transition Extreme, Links Road, Aberdeen,  AB24 5NN 

Date: Friday 27th July 2018
Time:  01:00PM-03:00PM

Description: SUMMER HOLIDAY WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP – Unicorn Headdress with Cat MacKenzie of OTM Design

AGE – Adults and Children over 12 years old however younger can attend with an accompanying adult (no extra charge)

COST – £25 per person

Be yourself, but if you can’t be yourself be a Unicorn.

This workshop will have you learning simple millinery techniques to produce a unique Unicorn headdress which you can wear whenever you need a little magic! Strong and comfortable, your Unicorn will be fabulous for festivals or parties.

Use of a glue gun will be required so please be aware if you are booking for youngsters, or those who don’t like hot glue!  There is no sewing involved.

Included:  All tools, choices of materials, tuition and a small (possibly rainbow coloured) snack and drink.

BOOK online http://www.geekbothy.co.uk/product/workshop-friday-27th-july-2018-unicorn-headdress  or pop in and see us in the shop.

Please note that workshops are non refundable and dates can not be swapped, you are welcome to give your place to someone else, it doesn’t have to be the named person that booked the workshop attending. If the workshop is cancelled by the maker and/or Geek Bothy a full refund will be issued.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1746165758764200/


Messy Play

 Organiser: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association

Where: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association, Kepplehills Road, Aberdeen AB21 9PL

Date:  Friday 27th July 2018
Time:  01:30PM-02:15PM

Description: Messy Play for 0-5 years old.   Come along and have a really good messy time.  Please take a change of clothes for your wee one.

£1.50 per child, under 6 months are free.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/196545304244019/


Ride On 

Organiser: Grampian Transport Musuem

Where: Grampian Transport Museum, Montgarrie Road, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8AE 

Date: Friday 27th July 2018
Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Enjoy an afternoon of rides around the museum’s outdoor circuit in one of an arrays of vehicles.

Standard museum admission applies, with all rides included.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/208823523099004/


Youth Club 8-17

Organiser: Bennachie Leisure Centre

Where: Bennachie Leisure Centre, Largie Rd, Insch, Aberdeenshire AB52 6LT

Date: Friday 27th July 2018
Time:  07:00PM-09:30PM

Description: Bennachie Youth Club meets on the last Friday of every month.

Various activities in a relaxed environment.

Sessions are led by Stuart and Tiggy who between them have over 20 years experience working with children.

Activities will change from month to month.

This is free and juice will be provided.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/254795068449811/


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