What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 25th – 31st May 2019


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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May Fest 2019 

Organiser: University of Aberdeen What’s On and University of Aberdeen

Where: University of Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 24th – Sunday 26th May 2019 Time:  10:00AM-06:00PM

Description: Lots of great events – Open to all!

Find out more over on the May Festival webpage, along with the Children’s programme


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/421209755285791/

Inspired Nights On The Green – May 

Organiser: Aberdeen Inspired Nights

Where: The Green, AB11 6BB 

Date:  Friday 24th May 2019 Time:  04:00PM-10:00PM

Description: Inspired Nights On The Green, Aberdeen’s city centre street food market, is back this May in collaboration with Grampian Pride.

Expect tasty treats and local talent keeping you entertained all weekend long! Take your pals, bf, wee ones, even your little doggo’s and get the whole squad involved down at The Green this May.

Opening Times:

Friday 24: 4pm – 10pm

Saturday 25: 12pm – 10pm

Sunday 26: 12pm – 6pm

Full trader and entertainment line up will be released soon – keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook for all the updates!

#abdninspirednights #INOTG

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/604677106702393/?event_time_id=604677113369059

Wonder Park

Organiser: Cinema at Aboyne

Where: Cinema at Aboyne, Deeside Community Centre, AB34 5JN Aboyne

Date: Friday 24th May 2019 Time:  05:30PM-07:00PM

Description: Running Time: 90 mins

Cert: PG

June, an optimistic, imaginative girl, discovers an incredible amusement park called Wonderland hidden in the woods. The park is full of fantastical rides and talking, funny animals only the park is in disarray. June soon discovers the park came from her imagination and she’s the only one who can fix it, so she bands together with the animals to save this magical place and bring back the wonder in Wonderland.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/593158131150241/

May market 

Organiser: Belmont St Market Aberdeen

Where: Belmont St Market Aberdeen, AB10 1JH Date:  Saturday 25th May 2019 Time:  09:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Local food and drink as well as crafts

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/567004963762111/

Burnhaven Summer Fayre 

Organiser: Burnhaven Parent Council

Where: Burnhaven School, South Road, AB42 0YX Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Saturday 25th May 2019 Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Come along to our Summer Fayre, grab yourself a cup of tea and a buttery.

Stalls include

Class enterprises

Book stall


Summer Hamper

AFC Hamper


Little Sparkles

Betty Bell confectioners

Bath and body works

Cards by Caroline

The Stylish Mum

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/297255280968876/

Summer Fair 

Organiser: Kemnay School Parent Group

Where: Kemnay Primary, Grove Rd, AB51 5 Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 25th May 2019 Time:  10:30AM-01:30PM

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1621370788161462/

Little Top 

Organiser: Starcatchers

Where: Music Hall Aberdeen, Union Street, AB10 1QS 

Date:  Saturday 25th May 2019 Time:  10:30AM-01:30PM

Description: Starcatchers and SUPERFAN present Little Top

A magical first circus experience for babies aged 0-18 months and their adults

At a time in their development when young children are discovering their own physicality and the pleasures and perils of gravity, Little Top invites babies to experience spectacular balances, astonishing tumbles and inventive juggling in a specially-designed set that miniaturised the magic of the Big Top.

Little Top’s beautiful set creates a colourful, cosy and welcoming space where professional circus acrobats, tumblers and jugglers perform up close in babies line of sight, making eye contact, and interacting and responding to their young audience.

Babies and adults alike are transported into a playful, joyous, upside down, topsy-turvy world where people can fly, patterns fill the air and anything is possible.

Saturday 25 May & Sunday 26 May: 10.30 & 13.30

Ticket Price: £5

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/796326204051894/?event_time_id=796326207385227

Kintore Summer Festival

 Organiser: Kintore

Where: Kintore Primary School, School Road, AB51 0 Kintore, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 25th May 2019 Time:  11:00AM-04:30PM

Description: For more information on the various Kintore Summer Festival events go to http://kintore.org.uk/festival/

Facebook automatically says this event is “Hosted by Kintore” and we cannot seem to change that. It is of course hosted by the Kintore Summer Festival. We’d hate to take any credit away from them for the huge amount of work that they do to get this event staged.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/354449975197753/

Newburgh Gala 2019 

Organiser: Newburgh Gala

Where: Newburgh Mathers School, School Road, AB41 6, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 25th May 2019 Time:  01|:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Barbecue

Bouncy castles

Mechanical sheep

Ride on cars

Ice cream

Hot drinks


Preloved book stall

Modo circus workshop

Inverurie Concert Band


Yee’s Hung Ga

Studio Fit


Body zorbing

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2098609010149795/

Grampian Pride 2019 

Organiser: Grampian Pride

Where: Queens Links, Beach Boulevard, AB24 5EF Aberdeen 

Date: Saturday 25th May 2019 Time:  01:00PM-08:00PM

Description: Parade will head down Union Street, from Albyn Place at 10:30am and end at Castlegate where we will have entertainment. Please arrive from 9:30 if you want to take part in the parade. From 11am, you will be invited to selected venues to enjoy local artists perform as part of Grampian Pride’s Family Fringe. YOU DO NOT NEED TICKETS FOR THIS PART.

The Pride Village at Queen’s Links will open at 1pm for you and the whole family, with live entertainment, food & drink, stalls, children’s activities, dance tent, youth space, trans space and more. Main headliner will be on stage at 5pm. RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS NEEDED ON EVENTBRITE FOR ENTRY TO THE VILLAGE.

The main village will close at 8pm, then you can enjoy the evening’s entertainment at different venues around town, for Party in the City from 8-11pm, and the Official Grampian Pride After-Party at Unit 51 from 11pm until late. SEE WWW.GRAMPIANPRIDE.ORG FOR TICKETS TO EVENTS AT CODONA’S AND UNIT 51, AND FIT MORE INFORMATION.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/378121526262380/

Ellon Police Office Open Day

Organiser: North East Police Division

Where: Bridge Street, Ellon

 Date:  Saturday 25th May 2019 Time:  01:30PM-04:00PM

Description: Officers from the Ellon Community Policing Team are holding an ‘Open Day’ at Ellon Police Office on Saturday 25th May 2019, between 1.30pm and 4.00pm, which will coincide with the Ellon Fire Station ‘Open Day’ being run by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Members of the Public are invited to come along to the Bridge Street Station where they will have the opportunity to meet with Local Officers and hear about the work of the Roads Policing Unit, Police Dog Unit, Police Operational Support Unit and our Dive and Marine Unit, as well as being able to tour the Station, see inside the Cells and have their fingerprints and photographs taken as a memento.

Sergeant Scott McKay, who is organising the police Open Day, said: “I am pleased to be able to open our doors and invite members of the public to visit our station and to answer any questions they may have about Policing within their local area.

“Officers and Special Constables will also be on hand to provide advice on Crime Reduction and Special Constable Recruitment.  We have organised for a number of specialist resources to attend, including firm favourite the Police Dogs, and will have Police Scotland Youth Volunteers carrying out fun activities in and around the station.

“These events are a great opportunity for the public to engage with Police and learn about the varied role of a Police Officer.”

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/358082341492189/

Sing A Long A The Greatest Showman 

Organiser: His Majesty’s Theatre

Where: His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, AB25 1GL Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 25th May 2019 Time:  07:00PM-09:00PM

Description: Singalonga Productions, producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga GREASE brings you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing – The Greatest Showman!

Look out cause here it comes.

Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron and hiss Rebecca Ferguson (…or maybe not) as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud and proud as you want.

And it’s marching on to the beat we drum..

Our live host will teach everyone a unique set of dance moves, show you how to use our interactive prop bags, and also get you to practice your cheers, your boos and even a few wolf whistles.

It couldn’t be easier or more fun!

Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

YOU the audience will rewrite the stars!

Please note this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/291367971507723/

Grampian Pride Party in the Park! 

Organiser: Codonas

Where: Codonas

 Date:  Saturday 25th May 2019 Time:  07:00PM-11:00PM

Description: We have the best after-show party in town at Codona’s!!!!

Tickets are ONLY £6 per person and £1 from every ticket will be donated to Grampian Pride.

Includes unlimited access to our undercover marquee featuring ABBA Tribute band and All Night Passion DJs from 7pm and UNLIMITED RIDES in the Outdoor Amusement Park from 5-11pm.

There will also be a licensed bar (opens at 7pm) and tasty bratwursts and burgers!

Under 18’s welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1145394822294918/

Balance Bikers at Hazlehead Park

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Hazlehead Park, AB15 8BE 

Date:  Sunday 26th May 2019 Time:  09:30AM-11:30AM

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

Our sessions are FUN, CHALLENGING & PROGRESSIVE.  They are 30 minutes long, booking is essential!

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!  Suitable for ages 18 months to 4 years old.  Bikes and helmets available to borrow.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2372602959417239/?event_time_id=2372602986083903

Crathes Vintage Car & Motorcycle Rally 

Organiser: Rotary Club of Banchory-Ternan

Where: Milton of Crathes Events Park, Banchory 

Date:  Sunday 26th May 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: A magnificent day of motoring nostalgia with over 250 vehicles, live music and good food on the banks of the Dee at Crathes. Children’s rides, autojumble and trade stands.

Free car parking, disabled car parking, free programmes.

Adult £7; Concession £5; Family £20; U/16 Free

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/617421285383470/

Stonehaven Baby Fair 2019 

Organiser: Stonehaven Baby Fair

Where: Stonehaven Town Hall, Allardyce St, AB39 2BU Stonehaven

Date:  Sunday 26th May 2019 Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Everything you need for bump, babe and beyond under one roof.

Over 30 stalls from local organisations, charities and business.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2338780502847058/

Kids at Ferryhill – Monday 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Monday 27th May 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Drop in session for babies up to pre-school age.  Relaxed and informal session where parents/carers can have a chat and watch kids play.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2168798893433593/?event_time_id=2168798940100255

Little Top 

Organiser: MacRobert Hall Live Theatre

Where: MacRobert Hall Live Theatre, The Square, AB34 4YL Tarland

Date:  Monday 27th May 2019 Time:  02:00PM-02:45PM

Description: MacRobert Memorial Hall, Tarland

Monday 27 May 2019


Starcatchers and SUPERFAN

Suitable for ages 0-18 months

Welcome to Little Top, a magical first circus experience for babies aged 0-18 months and their adults.

At a time in their development when young children are discovering their own physicality, and the pleasures and perils of gravity, Little Top invites babies to experience all the fun of the circus. Roll up for a gently thrilling performance which includes spectacular balances, astonishing tumbles and inventive juggling.

Little Top will transport you to a playful, joyous, upside down, topsy-turvy world where people can fly, patterns fill the air and anything is possible.

Ticket Price

Full £8

Under 16s £6

Children 0 – 18 months Free

Box Office

Premier Stores, Tarland

01339 880060

Tickets also available on the door but booking advisable.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/541579099697260/

Mud Pies on Thursday mornings 

Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Countesswells Wood, AB15 8QD

Date:  Thursday 30th May 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:30AM

Description: May to July are fab times to explore in the woods. The leaves have just emerged, the woodpeckers are out drumming and there is mud to squelch in! Come to Mud Pies and explore with your 2 to 5 year olds on Thursday mornings!

Collect interesting things in beach buckets, make things to take home, nibble biscuits and sip hot chocolate. There’s loads of fun to be had outdoors at this time of year!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/419249252170208/?event_time_id=419249275503539

Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date: Friday 31st May 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is drop in group with a variety of activities for babies and kids up to pre-school. It’s £3 a session and as it’s parent-led activities please do help out and get stuck in.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/954976888046963/?event_time_id=954976938046958

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