What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 22nd – 28th September 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**

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Silent Squirrel Spotting Safari 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Hazlehead Woods

Date:  Saturday 22nd September 2018
Time:  07:00AM-09:00AM

Description: The red squirrel is the UK’s only native squirrel species and was once a common sight across all of mainland Britain but now is mainly found in Scotland.

Join us on a journey to try and find signs of the red squirrel population in Hazlehead.  Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to see one of the squirrels!

Meet at the West Chapel Hazlehead Crematorium car park. First Bus 11 goes to Queen’s Road or Stagecoach X17 to Skene Road.

Ideal for (quiet!) adults and older children.  This event is free but donations to the Ranger Service are greatly appreciated.

Booking essential – call 01224 326 429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk to book your place.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1697421106993458/


Balance Bikers, Crathes Hall, Banchory – Saturdays

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Crathes Village Hall, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Saturday 22nd September 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:00AM

Description: Suitable for all children and abilities between the ages of 18 months old to 5 years old.  As British Cycling coaches we are experts in teaching children to ride.

Our sessions are FUN, CHALLENGING & PROGRESSIVE

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!

Please let us know if you’d like to borrow a bike and helmet

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/647535515626362/?event_time_id=647535618959685


L3 award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid 

Organiser: Little Lives First Aid

Where: Ruthrieston Community Centre, 532-536 Holburn Street Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB10 7LL 

Date: Saturday 22nd September 2018
Time:  09:30AM-04:00PM

Description: This 6 hour course is suitable for those who want to have a good understanding of emergency baby and child first aid. It is ideal for those who work with children, but who are not required to comply with the Ofsted/EYFS requirements. 3 year certificate issued on successful completion. Please get in touch for more information

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/829125540609666/


L3 Award in paediatric First Aid 

Organiser: Little Lives First Aid

Where: Ruthrieston Community Centre, 532-536 Holburn Street Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB10 7LL 

Date:  Saturday 22nd September 2018
Time:  09:30AM-04:00PM

Description: This 12 hour qualification is ideal for those who work in a childcare setting, such as Childminders, Nursery and Pre-school staff, Nannies and Teachers etc. This course is Ofqual regulated and meets the requirements laid down by Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation. 3 year certificate issued on successful completion. Please get in touch for more information.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2088109034808156/


Winter Planters (Preschoolers)

Organiser: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School)

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

Date:  Saturday 22nd September 2018
Time:  11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids class for pre-schoolers aged 3-5 years. Theme is Winter Planters.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1093744707440198/


Planting for Spring (Primary Schoolers)

Organiser: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School)

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

Date:  Saturday 22nd September 2018
Time:  02:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids class for primary schoolers, Theme is Planting for Spring.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/272598880212801/


Farm Tour & meet the ponies

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:  Saturday 22nd September 2018
Time: 02:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Find out more about the work of the charity, the role that Belwade Farm plays and the horses and ponies currently in our care.

Tours last about an hour and your tour guide will take you around the farm, including some areas not accessible to the public.

Please come dressed in appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear.

To come along please book tickets in advance by following the ticketing link.

For further information or to book a table for lunch please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1880404348705662/?event_time_id=1880404372038993


Boozy Pop Bingo

Organiser: MACBI Community Hub And Boozy Events

Where: MACBI Community Hub, Newlands Road, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire AB42 5GP 

Date:  Saturday 22nd September 2018
Time:  06:00PM-09:00PM

Description: Macbi + Boozy Events

~ Boozy Pop Bingo ~

Looking for a good night but fancy something new?!!!

Macbi and Boozy Events have joined up to organise a Boozy Pop Bingo night of the 22nd of September!!

For those that are wondering what Boozy Pop Bingo is – Basically the bingo prizes will be lovely cocktails made by Boozy Events (Slush, Ice Cream & Sweets for the kids) and the Pop means that instead of a bingo number caller – we will be playing a short blast of music as a number. You will be given a list of 90 songs along with your bingo book and each song will have a bingo number which you will mark off once played! We will have a bar (license permitting) and nibbles included in ticket price.

Tickets are now on sale at Macbi Community Hub and cannot be reserved.

As this is our first Boozy Pop Bingo tickets will be limited so pop down to Macbi and get your tickets now!!

Adult: £10

Child: £5

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2244941425722098/


Minecraft Sessions – Every Saturday Morning 

Organiser: Engage Gaming

Where: Engage Gaming, 26 North Silver Street, Aberdeen AB10 1RL

 Date:  Sunday 23rd September 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:00AM

Description: The Engage Gaming Minecraft Saturday Sessions!

We’ll be running our local server so that visitors can work together to build (or destroy, I guess) whatever they want!

Tickets can be purchased from Event Brite or you can pay for the session on arrival.

People of all ages welcome.

Sessions last from 9.30am til 11am

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/701640673554103/?event_time_id=701640720220765


 Inflatable Fun at Macbi 

Organiser: Premiere Inflatables Bouncy Castle hire

Where: MACBI Community Hub, Newlands Road, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire AB42 5GP 

Date:  Sunday 23rd September 2018
Time: 12:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Another day of Inflatable fun at Macbi Mintlaw.

We will fill the large and small hall with a range of fun inflatables, there will be a dedicated under 5’s area so your little tiddlers can have their own zone.

There will be didi cars, music, face painting, cafe available selling yummy coffee, food and fancy pieces.

There is also an outdoor enclosed playpark as part of macbi’s softplay area if the weather is dry.

Entry prices are-

£7 for Inflatables only

£8 for Inflatables/macbi soft play area.

The last admittance will be 2.45pm.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2358690914173262/


Unicorn grooming & meet the ponies 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:  Sunday 23rd September 2018
Time:  02:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Come along to Bewlade Farm and meet some of our current residents.  Have a go a grooming our unicorn for the day and adding some glitter, sparkle and accesories.

This is a great fun way to learn about grooming the importance of it and tools used while doing so in a really fun interactive way.

Please come along dressed for the weather condidtions on the day.  Please ensure children wear boots or wellingtons (open toed shoes are not permited)

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Booking essential please do so by following the ticketing link.

If you would like more information feel free to give us a call on 013398 85398.

Please come along dressed for the weather conditions on the day.  Please ensure children wear boots or wellingtons (open toed shoes are not permitted).

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/285560888923020/?event_time_id=285560908923018


Balance Bikers at Hazlehead – Tuesdays

 Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Hazlehead Park, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen AB15 8BE 

Date:  Tuesday 25th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:15AM

Description: Suitable for all children and abilities between the ages of 18 months old to 5 years old. As British Cycling coaches we are experts in teaching children to ride.

Our sessions are FUN, CHALLENGING & PROGRESSIVE

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!

Please let us know if you’d like to borrow a bike and helmet

The session is held by Groats Road and not within Hazlehead Park.  We will meet near a small car park near the site of the former caravan park.  This is near the entrance to Harlaw Academy Playing Fields, accessed from Groats Road.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/484844351943273/?event_time_id=484844365276605


Tinytalk Baby Sign Language 

Organiser: TinyTalk Aberdeen City

Where:  Ferryhill Community Centre, AB11 6TN

Date:  Monday 24th September 2018
Time:  11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Baby Signing classes in Ferryhill; book now to come along to my interactive and fun classes. Half an hour of signing, singing, sensory and stories followed by half an hour of social time with a hot drink and cake while babies play. A great way to meet new friends while learning and having fun with your baby.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tinytalk.dianas/


Ferryhill Kids – Babies and Crawlers (Wednesdays) 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Wednesday 26th September 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Wednesday is the Baby Group, come along and help set up.  Chat to other parents/carers whilst your babies play and interact with one another.  It’s suitable for newborns to crawlers.

£3 per session and it’s a drop in group so no need to book in advance.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767924926626209/?event_time_id=1767924959959539


Balance Bikers at Westburn Park – Thursdays

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Westburn Park, AB25 3 Aberdeen  

Date: Thursday 27th September 2018
Time: 10:00-11:15AM

Description: Suitable for all children and abilities between the ages of 18 months old to 5 years old.

As British Cycling coaches we are experts in teaching children to ride.

Our sessions are FUN, CHALLENGING & PROGRESSIVE

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!

Please let us know if you’d like to borrow a bike and helmet

We will meet behind the playpark and skatepark within Westburn Park

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/477867759306156/?event_time_id=477867832639482


Tinytalk Baby Sign Language 

Organiser: TinyTalk Aberdeen City

Where:  Cults Kirk Centre, AB15 9TD 

Date:  Thursday 26th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: A great way to relax and meet new friends while learning and having fun with your baby at the same time.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/tinytalk.dianas/


Ferryhill Kids – Friday Fun! 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date: 
Friday 28th September 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is for toddlers to preschool.  It’s a volunteer-led group so please come along, help set up and chat to other parents/carers.  Babies are welcome too, just ask for some of the baby toys/equipment.

Session is £3 and snack is included for your child (please let the volunteers on the day know of any allergies).  This is a drop in group so no need to book in advance or block book.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/528889630872926/


Baby Carrier / Wrap Drop In Session – Inverurie 

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: St.Andrews Church Hall, High Street, Inverurie 

Date:  Friday 28th September 2018
Time:  09:45AM-11:00AM

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.

For more information about what a drop in session looks like see here: https://www.closeandcalm.co.uk/conversations/what-to-expect-drop-in

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1635910723196893/


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

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