What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 25th – 31st August 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**


Baby Carrier / Wrap Drop In Session – Bridge of Don

 Organiser: Close And Calm

Where: St Columba’s Church, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 24th August 2018
Time: 09:30AM-10:45AM

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Drop In Session every month in Bridge of Don

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/1901244613271945/


177th Lonach Highland Gathering and Games

Organiser: Lonach Highland Gathering and Games

Where: Bellabeg Park, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire   

Date:  Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  08:00AM-06:00PM

Description: Traditional Highland Games.  Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy and Light Athletics, Children’s Races.  March of the Lonach Highlanders.  Massed pipe bands.  Fun Fair, Trade Stands, Food & Drink Stalls.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/355102198228615/


August Market 

Organiser: Belmont Street Market

Where: Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 25th August 2018
Time: 09:00AM-03:00PM

Description: A fantastic selection of food and drink as well as plants, crafts and more, all from local makers, growers and producers.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398427836924272/


TechFest Activity Weekend

Organiser: Tech Fest

Where: The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August 2018
Time:  09:30AM-04:30PM

Description: Come to TechFest’s Activity Weekend! We have a wealth of family orientated events promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in a way you have never experienced! Come and watch shows, join in workshops which fire the imagination and allow young people the chance to try things out for themselves. Here are a few of our events:

An Introduction to Dinosours – Presented by Dinostar. Hands-on interactive workshop featuring genuine fossils.

Operation Earth – Presented by Dynamic Earth – Stories of the Environment

The Critter Keeper – Presenting his amazing exotic animals

Teddy Bears Hospital – University of Aberdeen – Bring your own teddy and give your teddy a check up.

‘Who Says I’m a Windbag’ presented by Live Wire Productions – Learn about pollution’s effect on our lungs and airways.

ToddleFest – K’Nex and Soft Play Area

Lego Robots – Create robots out of Lego

3D Printing and How it Works

Saving Lives with First Aid – Presented by ABRRAS

Yoga Science

Genetic Taste Test – By sticking a tab on your tongue, you can find out if you have a mutation in your TAS2R38 gene

Wild about Maths – Presented by TechFest – Puzzles, Challenges and Problem Solving

TechFest Dome – TechFests very own planetarium

The UV Drawing Room – Create amazing drawings together using UV torches and special templates

Destination Space – Presented by Aberdeen Science Centre

Make the Future with Shell – Construct your own toy racing car powered by salt water and more

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/431425860665096/


Coastal Play

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 25th August 2018
Time: 09:45AM-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/250782802184959/


Coffee Morning

Organiser: Wee Toots Huntly

Where: Wee Toots Huntly, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  09:45AM-11:30AM

Description: Wee Toots are having their annual coffee morning on Saturday 25 August 2018.  Come along with a cuppa and buttery!  We will have the usual raffles and stalls on offer!  All proceeds goes to Wee Toots.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2112603318996095/


Bucksburn & Newhills Community Gala. 

Organiser: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association

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

Date:  Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Community Gala.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/461273021009344/


Dinosaur Forest Hunt 

Organiser: Party Box Aberdeen

Where: Crathes Castle, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QJ

Date:  Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Dinosaur Forest Hunt at Crathes Castle (25 & 26 August)

Dinosaurs have invaded the Crathes Castle Forest. We need your help to search and report the dinosaurs.

1) Report to the Dino-Park Base Camp for your map & instructions (Crathes Castle main Grounds)

2) Enter the Dinosaur Forest and track down all the missing Dinosaurs. Make sure to take some snaps with your smart phone or camera as evidence. (+/-1 hour forest trekking)

3) Return to base camp with your evidence to gain access to Fossil Dig site. Secure the missing fossils and dissect your finding at the fossil chipping station.

4) Complete the mission and receive your Dino Hunt Certificate.

5) Then relax with your family and friends. Enjoy all the Dino rides, games & food found at the Dino-Park base camp.

Dinosaur Hunt in the forest (Collect the evidence on your smart phone or camera)

Dinosaur Nest with Large Dino eggs

Giant T-Rex Foot prints

Lost baby Triceratops

Baby T-Rex in a cage

Allosaurus Model, Large

Pteranodons sitting in the trees

Brachiosaurus head poking through the shrubs

Dinosaur bones

Running Raptor Display

Stegosaurus model

Castle grounds, displays & entertainment – Dino Base Camp:

Dino-Hunt Base Camp with Dinosaur Displays

Tyrant the T-Rex (Walking Dinosaur)

The CAVE Experience

Fossil Dig Zone

Fossil Chipping Station

Virtual Reality Dinosaur experience

Dinosaur Bouncy Castles & Slides

Dino Obstacle course

Dinosaur Games (Various outdoor games)

Dinosaur Slushies

Sand Pits for dino sand art

Dinosaur egg & spoon races

Dinosaur hit the egg game

Pony Cycles & Scooters

Fossil Expert with real fossils

Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos

Giant 3D Dinosaur puzzles

Dinosaur Mascots

Market Stalls

Food Vendors

Adventure criteria:

Ideally Suited for ages 2,5 years to 11 years. This is a family friendly event.

Tickets:

All kids 0 – 16 will need a ticket. Adults are free.

Children: £8.5 per child (Includes: Dinosaur Forest Hunt & Fossil Dig experience)

Adults: Free

Time Slots: Tickets will be sold to enter the forest at specific time slots. Please select your time slot during the booking process. Available forest slots from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Your ticket will still allow you access to the Dino-Hunt Base camp all day from 10am opening to 5pm.

Note: Food and other rides are charged per item on the day

Information:

For more information please contact Shona Krugel at 07545 345 352 or email: shona@partyboxaberdeen.co.uk

For updates, see: www.facebook.com/partyboxaberdeen

LOCATION: Crathes Castle, AB31 5QJ

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/185525445476712/


TUYFC Coffee Morning and 40th birthday celebration

Organiser: Kim Foubiester

Where: The Royal British Legion Scotland Turriff, 2 High Street, AB53 4DS Turriff, Aberdeenshire

Date: Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Turriff United Youth Football Club are holding a coffee morning to raise some funds for the club.

It is also a celebration as this year marks the 40th anniversary of the youth club.

Pop along and enjoy a buttery and a cuppa. There will be homebakes, raffles, facepainting, lucky lip and lollipop tree.

£2.50 for adults and £1 for children.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1813543328712658/


Infant and Child First Aid Awareness 

Organiser: Little Lives First Aid

Where: Rothienorman Community Bowling Club, Greenview Centre, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: An Infant and child first aid awareness course covering birth to puberty. Ideal for Parents to be, Parents and Grandparents. A relaxed session with no test papers, but covers key subjects that we all worry about with children. Young babies are welcome to attend too. For more info or to book, please email francesca@littlelivesfirstaid.co.uk or message on my Facebook page

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/401723543565688/


Ballater Farmers’ Market – 25th August 2018 

Organiser: Ballater Farmers Market

Where: Ballater Farmers Market, Ballater, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: This month’s lovely stalls;

– H.M SHERIDAN LTD – local beef, lamb, pork & venison

– Granite City Fish Ltd – a small family run business offering a wide variety of fresh and smoked fish

– The Highlanders Bakehouse – Small Artisan bread company selling baguettes, loafs, foccacia, croissants, rolls and more

– Cambus O’May Cheese – Award winning artisanal Scottish cheese; Lairig Ghru, Lochnagar, Cambus O’May and Auld Lochnagar. Based outside of Ballater

– The Seed Box Ltd – A horticultural and outdoor therapy and training centre for adults with additional support needs, situated on Deeside. Selling herbs and plants.

– Three fields veg – Selling fresh fruit & vegetables straight from the Conrock farm, Rothes, Aberlour

– Lisa Jayne’s Kitchen – Local homemade luxury fudge

– From Bakery Lane – Homemade baked treats for every occasion! Anything from Chocolate cakes for birthdays, granola for breakfast and scones for afternoon tea.

– Hungry Squirrel – Nut butters created in Aberdeen. Completely natural, homemade nut butters using a variety of nuts, but no peanuts. Added natural flavourings and sweeteners to provide a range of delicious, healthy, nutrient dense spreads.

– Louise’s Farm Kitchen – Local outdoor reared Pork from Lumphanan

– Unravel Tea – Single origin loose leaf tea and hand blended herbal teas.

– Pasta Mia – Scrumptious Homemade Italian food, locally sourced ingredient transformed with passion to bring you Italian handmade pasta, pesto and sauces at your local market

– Katy’s Eggs – Free range hens and duck eggs, also fresh quail eggs. Daily, fresh off the farm in Gordonstone, Torphins

– DeeScents – 100% soy wax candles, hand poured in the heart of Deeside, Aberdeenshire by Ceri & Ria, scented with locally sourced fragrances.

– Yarnell’s Yummies – Carrot cake, tablet, lemon sponge, gingerbread and more

– Little Buddha Beauty and Bakes – Rawsome cakes and bakes for a healthy lifestyle, raw, gluten free, vegan

– Tropic Skincare by Nina – A cruelty free skincare company, with a naturally derived range that is free from parabens, synthetic fragrances and toxic chemicals.

– Lily’s Dough – Located in a beautifully renovated horsebox, we will freshly prepare delicious woodfired pizzas using a fine selection of ingredients.

– Kincardine Kitchen – Jams, Jellies, Conserves, Chutneys and award winning Marmalades.

– The Alexander Smokery – Honest, original smoked salmon, made in Aberdeen, Scotland

– Guide Dogs Scotland – We work across Scotland to give people with sight loss the confidence and skills they need to live the life they choose.

– The Fife Arms – Promoting the newly renovated Fife Arms Hotel and it’s pending opening, to offer examples of our food and a recruitment opportunity.

– Green Tree Kombucha fermented tea, made from 4 simple ingredients, tea, sugar, water and a scoby! A scoby is a Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. Our kombucha is alive, raw, unpasteurised, unfiltered, naturally fizzy, low in sugar, caffeine and calories.

– Wark Farm – Soil Association Certified organic farm butchering and retailing meat from it’s own traditional breeds of Scottish livestock. Selling meat pies.

All About Lemons – a fabulous products based on lemons, including delicious, handmade fresh lemon curd and lemonade.

* NEW * – Hipster Hedgehog Bakery – Small home bakery business operating from Aberdeen, Scotland. Specialising in vegan baking with lots of Gluten free options.

*More TBC*

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/473207549821658/


Family Cinema Peter Rabbit

 Organiser: Culter Village Hall

Where: Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeen AB14 0UD

Date:  Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  10:30AM-01:30PM

Description: August family cinema showing Peter Rabbit.

Doors open 10.30am film starts at 11am.

Entry £2.50 including soft or hot drink.

Pop corn and snacks on sale. Interval half way when hot dogs will be for sale.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/704966236514199/


Gardening for Wildlife (Preschoolers) 

Organiser: Gardening4Kids

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

Date:  Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  211:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids class for pre-schoolers aged 3-5 years. Theme is Gardening for Wildlife.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1397868936981774/


Celebrate Aberdeen Weekend 2018

Organiser: Jeff And Lauren In The Morning, Aberdeen Inspired, Celebrate Aberdeen & Northsound 1

Where: Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  11:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Aberdeen’s biggest FREE event is coming…

Celebrate Aberdeen is a celebration about everything that makes the Granite City GREAT!

The weekend kicks off with the Union Street mile, a unique running event before thousands descend on the city’s main street to parade from one end to the other highlighting the great charities and third sector organisations working in Aberdeen.

Live music and entertainment will be held across the city in various locations including Aberdeen’s brand new event space, Broad Street.

Come join in the fun and help Celebrate all the good things about Aberdeen! It’s FREE and it’s for everyone.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter Pages for event updates and check on www.celebrateaberdeen.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/234237344076013/


Summer Craft Fayre

Where: St Andrews Hall, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 9

Date:  Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Please come along and have some Butteries, fine homemade Fancy pieces and Sandwiches since we are going through lunch Coffee Tea or Juice

Adults £3.00 Under 12s £1.50 paid at door on entry.

Raffles sales at door

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/178194902828123/


Eid in the Garden – #FamFunDay 

Organiser: Aberdeen Muslims

Where: Rubislaw Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  12:00PM-05:00PM

Description: #EidinTheGarden in partnership with #PennyAppeal #TwiceAsNice – we back again!

For everyone in Aberdeen #FREEevent

Saturday 25th August – food, arts, crafts, third sector stalls

Gigantic Kids Zone with bouncy castles, assault courses, soft play and games… #itsgonnabeFUN #itsgonnabeFIRE

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/631059023936227/


Haddo Rocks: rock painting in the Pheasantry! 

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

Where: Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7EQ 

Date: Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  12:00PM-02:00PM

Description: To kick off Haddo Rocks we would like to invite you to a rock painting event.  We will provide the rocks, the paint and everything else you need to get creative.  We might even manage to find a few play items so very young children can join in.

For £2 per child you will have access to the paints, brushes and sealer, as well as a drink and biscuits to get the creative juices flowing…

This will take place in the Pheasantry building and field (weather permitting).  Take a picnic and rug and enjoy a fun, family day at Haddo.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/255670741710538/


Gardening for Wildlife (Primary Schoolers) 

Organiser: Gardening4Kids

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

Date: Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  02:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Gardening4Kids class for primary schoolers, Theme is Gardening For Wildlife.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2111591852495869/


Indian Independence Day Celebration (Aberdeen) + Indian Street Food Fest 

Organiser: Indian Association Of North East Scotland: Aberdeen

Where: Ashdale Hall, Westhill Drive,  Westhill, Aberdeenshire   

Date:  Saturday 25th August 2018
Time:  06:30PM-09:00PM

Description: Flags are waving, and our pride is high.

Dear all,

To commemorate the occasion of Indian Independence Day, Indian Association of North East Scotland would like to invite you all to join us on Sat, 25th August 2018.

An evening of enthralling Indian classical and regional dance performances by professional from Aberdeen & outside. Event promises to be enchanting and inspiring in equal measure.

So join us on this journey where we reinterpret themes of freedom and happiness through India’s glorious dance forms.

Date: Sat 25th August

Time: 6.30PM Onwards

PROGRAMME:

Arrival of guests

Flag-hoisting, followed by singing of National anthem & speech

Regional Performances

Food Stalls

Tickets: £5

Kids below 5 are free to attend

Ticket prices are only available till 11th August, thereafter £10 for each individual ticket.

Book your tickets on : http://ianes.org/th_event/indian-independence-day/

Limited tickets available and we were sold out last year for the event so please act fast to get your tickets booked.

If you have additional questions or concerns, you can write us at aberdeenindian@gmail.com .

We appreciate your support to be part of this celebration with your family & friends to commemorate India’s Independence.

Kind Regards,

Team IANES

IANES is a registered charity in Scotland: SC043003

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1132324223602552/


Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run 2018

Organiser: Great Aberdeen Run

Where: Aberdeen

Date:  Sunday 26th August 2018
Time:  09:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Summer 2017 saw 7000 people pound the pavements of the Granite City in the very first Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run.

Union Street was packed with thousands of runners and supporters, and participants can expect another scenic spectator-lined route in 2018, with many of the city’s landmarks on show.

The 10k and half marathon will return on Sunday 26 August 2018, so join thousands of runners, joggers and walkers for a great day of running in Aberdeen.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1891292217567058/


Family Open Day 

Organiser: Ellon Castle Gardens

Where: Ellon Castle Gardens, Ellon, Aberdeen

Date:  Sunday 26th August 2018
Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Family Open Day at Ellon Castle Gardens Sunday 26th August 12noon-4pm. Our Open Day will include the Ellon Pipe Band, Ythan Fiddler’s, an inflatable assault course from Buchan Corporate Activities, Guided tours 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, Refreshments and Ice creams, Family quiz and stalls from Ellon Castle Gardens, Ellon Men’s Shed and Ellon Fair Trade.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1718321024924743/


My Robotic Playground with LEGO Wedo – 8 Hours of Robotics!

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Sunday 26th August 2018
Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: For children aged 7-11 years.  Registration covers all eight hours of robotics.

During these very hands-on sessions, children will work together to build and program travelling robots using the Lego Wedo 2.0 kit and Scratch software.  They will gain a robust understanding of how they may build a variety of mechanisms using spur gears, bevel and semi-bevel gears, and worm gears!  Mechanisms include driving robots, two-legged walkers, four-legged-walkers, and a worm-geared crawler.  They will also have the opportunity to customise their robots.

Each session is split into two parts with the first focusing on the mechanism(s) and the other on programming. During the second half, we will explore the Scratch software including linear and looped code, conditional statements, and parallel programming.   Children will also get their on-screen animations in Scratch to interact with the robot.  That’s another dimension in robotics!

Dates:  Weekly from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, from 26 August to 16 September 2018.

Cost covers all eight hours of robotics.

Limited places.  Sessions will only hold if minimum numbers are registered.

Wacky Bots is a Children’s University Learning Destination.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/241022063148384/


Ferryhill Kids – Monday Group

Organiser: Kids At Ferryhill Baby And Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, Aberdeen
Date:  Monday 27th August 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Monday Group is for crawling babies and older. It’s a volunteer-led group and everyone helps out.  The more hands the lighter the work!

It’s an informal setting for parents/carers to relax in whilst little ones play with different array of toys/equipment or take part in craft activities.

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/286562228608115/


Baby Discover – Texture Term 

Organiser: The Creation Station Aberdeen North And Shire

Where: Mains Of Scotstown Inn, Jesmond Square, Bridge Of Don, Aberdeen

Date:  Monday 27th August 2018
Time:  11:00AM-11:45AM

Description: Join our award-winning Baby Discovery programme suitable for you and your wee ones once they are sitting unaided.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/864225160454310/


Little Explorers

Organiser: The Creation Station Aberdeen North And Shire

Where: Mains Of Scotstown Inn, Jesmond Square, Bridge Of Don, Aberdeen

Date:  Monday 27th August 2018
Time: 12:30PM-01:15PM

Description: Join in the creativity with our LITTLE EXPLORER sessions. These classes are curriculum based, structured to support your child’s growing confidence and independence and are full of fun, exploration and discovery. Each child is encouraged to try new creative techniques with the gentle guidance of The Creation Station team, who support parents and carers to enjoy the unique opportunity afforded by our sessions

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1505383286273876/


Balance Bikers at Groats Road nr Hazlehead – Tuesdays 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

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

Date: Tuesday 28th August 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/


Ferryhill Kids – Baby Group (Wednesdays)

Organiser: Kids At Ferryhill Baby & Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, Aberdeen

Date:  Wednesday 29th August 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.

£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=1767924983292870


Balance Bikers at Westburn Park – Thursdays 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Westburn Park, Aberdeen  

Date:  Thursday 30th August 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

We will meet behind the playpark and skatepark within Westburn Park

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/477867759306156/


Ferryhill Kids – Friday Fun!

 Organiser: Kids At Ferryhill Baby And Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 31st August 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is for toddlers to pre-school.  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/?event_time_id=528889644206258


Baby Carrier / Wrap Drop In Session – Inverurie

Organiser: Close And Calm

Where: St. Andrews Church Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Friday 31st August 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/239756383458646/


Messy Play Sessions – Cove 

Organiser: Messy Moments Aberdeen

Where: Altens Community Centre, Strathburn Street, AB12 3SE Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 31st August 2018
Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Come join in the messy fun! Spaghetti, jelly, rice, ice cream and lots more.

Please arrive 15 minutes early for sign in. We hope to see you soon

£5.50 per child / £3.50 per sibling/friend when booked with a full paying child, per session. Only £30/£50 when booking all 6 sessions.

Book via private messaging via Facebook or emailing fun@messymoments.co.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1694392633977581/?event_time_id=1694392667310911


 Joint Scout and Guide BBQ 

Organiser: 1st Methlick Scout Group

Where: Methlick Scout Hut

Date:  Friday 31st August 2018
Time:  06:30PM-08:30PM

Description: It’s our Annual Scout and Guide BBQ on the 31st August. We hope that you can make it along! There will be food, stalls, games and raffles! Girlguiding Gordon

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/212374092787378/


Youth Club 8-17 

Organiser: Bennachie Leisure Centre

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

Date: Friday 31st August 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/


Haddo House Children’s Bat Evening

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

Where: Haddo House, Ellon, Abrdeenshire

Date:  Friday 31st August 2018
Time:  07:15PM-08:45PM

Description: Learn more about bats and their world, then watch the bats fly out of their roost for a night’s feeding.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/286690935476765/


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.

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