What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 26th October – 1st November 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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House of Dun Art, Craft & Food Fair 

Organiser: Exclusively Highlands

Where: House of Dun 

Date:  Saturday 26th October 2019

Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Our second new event for 2019 see us at the House of Dun near Montrose. The house is every bit the perfect 18th-century laird’s home. It took 13 years to complete and the precision shows in masterful plasterwork throughout highlighting both classical tableaux and family emblems. Beautiful hand-stitched woolwork and embroideries are by Lady Augusta FitzClarence, daughter of William IV and actress Dorothy Jordan. Downstairs in the kitchen see how the house was at the forefront of technology, with a labour-saving clockwork spit to make work easier for the cook and her staff and to compete with the wonderful setting we will be showcasing beautiful artwork, gorgeous textiles, aromatic candles, quirky ceramics, stunning glass work and furnishings, delicate jewellery, fine home furnishings, tasty preserves,a range of gins, spices and more.

10.00 – 16.00 Entrance £4 Adults, Children free

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1107752792718522/

Autumn Harvest Market 

Organiser: Westerton Farmers

Where: Westerton Farmers, Farm office, Cairnton, AB30 1SN Laurencekirk 

Date:   Saturday 26th-Sunday 27th October 2019

Time: 10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Pumpkins are back! this year we have pumpkins, neeps and a host of other goodies for you to browse, there will other local businesses selling their produce including the Brae Cafe with their yummy food!  Activities for the kids, shopping and Bruno and Jonah will be back for you all to see how much they have grown! no tickets necessary, cash only (no ATM’s available)

As we will have livestock there over the weekend we cannot allow dogs to onto the farm for hygiene and safety reasons – however a reminder to everyone that Tess (Collie) and Luna (Spaniel) will be running around. If any visitors are nervous around dogs please come and see one of the Westerton Farmers Team.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2862274160665160/

Halloween Party 

Organiser: Tick Tock Play

Where: Tick Tock Play, Watchmakers Lane, AB33 8EW Alford, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 26th October 2019

Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Our Halloween Parties include:

Fancy Dress Competition, Pumpkin Lantern Parade, Halloween Themed Buffet, Face Painting/Tattoos, Games, Photo Booth, Balloons, Halloween Crafts, Halloween Cups and a visit from Joyful Ponies.

Available by booking only. Payment to be made at time of booking.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/496358121183239/?event_time_id=496358134516571

Love Rara Not So Spooky Disco! 

Organiser: Love Rara

Where: Beach Leisure Centre, Beach Leisure Centre, Esplanade, Sea Beach, AB24 5NR Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 26th October 2019

Time:  11:00AM-12:30AM

Description: Our Love Rara Not So Spooky Discos are fun filled parties with lots of games, dancing, characters and more! Perfect for a halloween day of fun!

This is a great day out for all the family!

Please note that both children and adult must purchase tickets due to capacity of the venue

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3009770809098001/

Nerf War Carnival 

Organiser: Nerf War Carnival

Where: P&J Live, East Burn Road, Stoneywood, AB21 9FX Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 26th October 2019

Time:  02:00PM-08:00PM

Description: World’s largest Nerf War Carnival arriving in Aberdeen on 26th and 27th October 2019.  Family event for all ages.  6 themed arenas and 6 attractions.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/145079013084027/

October Light Party

Organiser: Stonehaven Fetteresso Church

Where: Stonehaven Fetteresso Church Bath Street, AB39 2DH Stonehaven

Date:  Saturday 26th October 2019

Time:  04:00PM-09:00PM

Description: Saturday 26th October is our Light Party. As an alternative to the traditional Halloween festivities, kids from age 3 up to P7 are welcome to come and join us for a ‘light’-hearted afternoon of fun. From 4:00pm – 7:00pm with an optional pick-up for the younger ones at 6:00pm, and we’ll even feed them at 5:30pm!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/486800718574158/

Spooktackular Halloween Disco

 Organiser: The Devenick Dairy

Where: The Tin-Coo Cafe, Bishopston Farm, AB12 4 Portlethen 

Date: Saturday 26th October 2019

Time: 04:30PM-06:30PM

Description: Treat yourself by bringing the kids along to burn off some energy and have a spooky time at our Halloween party and disco

Event includes

*Soft play

*Halloween buffet

*Mini disco

*Craft station (2 crafts per child)

*Spooky walk and pick your pumpkin to take home

£5.50 per child

Advanced booking required by calling the cafe on 07546979510

Suitable for ages approx 2 to 6 years.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/427934931409841/

Witchy Weekend Children’s Halloween Activities 

Organiser: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate

Where: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate

Date:  Saturday 26th October 2019

Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: A witchy weekend for all the family at Leith Hall Gardens and Estate.

Tickets include:

The Grimm Trail

Make Your Own Witches Hat

Witches Lair Storytelling

Tickets are £3 per child (adults and non-participating children are free)

Parking is £3 per car (free for NTS membership holders)

This event includes an outdoor element so please be sure to dress for the weather.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/396672267931569/

The Creepy Crawl at Fyvie Castle

 Organiser: Fyvie Castle

Where: Fyvie Castle 

Date:  Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th October 2019

Time: 11:00AM-08:00PM

Description: Get set for family fun with the Creepy Crawl, taking place at 14 spine-chilling sites throughout Scotland.

Put on your bravest face as you follow our spooky trails, solve the puzzles and try out our terrifying tasks including Apple Dooking, Grave Grabbing and the Enormous Neep Heap before you guise to claim your prize!

Dates: Saturday 26th-Sunday 27th October

Time: Arrive any time between 11am and 4pm

Tickets available on the day:

Child: £4

Adult: Free

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/494539711396416/

OWLS Halloween Party 

Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School – OWLS CIC

Where: Tarland 

Date:  Saturday 26th October 2019

Time:  05:00PM-07:00PM

Description: Come and join OWLS for some spooky family fun in the woods.

Make a broomstick

Play with ghost mud

listen to campfire stories

Enjoy a hot chocolate toasted marshmallow

2hrs of fun. Fancy dress optional. £7.50 per child. Adults free.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/397371107859521/

Fireworks Spooktacular 

Organiser: Milltimber Playgroup & Forest School

Where: Milltimber Community Hall, The Meadows, Milltimber, AB13 0 Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 26th October 2019

Time:  05:30PM-07:30PM

Description: Milltimber Playgroup & Forest School are hosting their annual Fireworks Spooktacular, on Saturday 26th October, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Tickets are now available, please contact Katie on 07841114306 or Katherine on 07762870440.

This is a fantastic family event – we hope to see you there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2434554089972035/

Why not check out this post for more inspiration on things to do with the kids this autumn in Aberdeen City & Shire…

Halloween Harvest Event 

Organiser: What’s for Tea Tonight? Farm Shop

Where: What’s for Tea Tonight, Burn Of Balmakelly Farm, AB30 1 Laurencekirk 

Date: Sunday 27th October 2019

Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Farming fun in the field with a Halloween twist. Pick your own pumpkin. Learn to care for a pony, dog, pigs and hens. Farmers and gardeners advice of how to grow your own berries, cherries, potatoes and vegetables. Halloween scavenger hunt and activities station. Halloween hairstyles and crafts to do. Food from Bannermans and El Tajin for you to buy.

Competition judging at noon of the best Scarecrow and scariest outfit both £ 2 to enter to win for the scarecrow a Trick and Treat box of sweets and outfit for a Farming in the field visit £25 voucher.


Pre book tickets as £10 per child and adults free to include pumpkin and activites. ( Food not included in ticket).

CALL INTO SHOP OR TEXT 07708438445 to book and pay.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2100577243580602/

Halloween Party 

Organiser: Banff Playgroup & Toddlers

Where: The Deveronside – Banff, Tannery Street, AB45 1ER Banff, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom 

Date:   Sunday 27th October 2019

Time:  11:00AM-03:30PM

Description: Banff Playgroup & Toddlers are holding their annual Halloween Party

As per the last couple of years we will run two different parties on the same day

Party 1 – 11.00am – 13.00pm

Party 2 – 13.30pm – 15.30pm

We will have the fab Kevin Ritchie D-ing, prizes for best costumes, party games and activities for all the children to enjoy!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/269882250613596/

Groovy Growits

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council

Where: Aberdeen City Council, Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 6 Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 27th October 2019

Time:  01:30PM-02:30PM

Description: Groovy Growits at the Duthie Park is BACK!

Sunday 27 October | Bottle garden

Sunday 24 November | Making a table flower arrangement

All workshops take place 1.30- 2.30pm at the Duthie Park. Classes book up quickly so make sure your little gardeners don’t miss out!

Groovy Growits is a Junior Gardening Club of @RoyalHorticulturalSocietyofAberdeen (run in conjunction with Cove in Bloom). Participants are asked to join the RHSA, which costs £1.50, thereafter we appreciate £1.00 donation at each of the workshops to cover costs.

For more information or to book a place at the Gardening Workshops please contact Arthur Gill, ArGill@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/440889456642673/?event_time_id=440889463309339


 Organiser: Team SPFP fundraising page

Where: Fraserburgh Leisure Centre, Seaforth Street, North Links, AB439 Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Sunday 27th October 2019

Time: 02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Our kids charity fundraiser in aid of Logan’s Fund

A fun filled afternoon with Music Dancing Party  games with Prizes

Hot food for kids

Tea/Coffee and a homebake for adults


Lucky dips and more….

Prize for Best costume Boy and Girl

Admission by Tickets

Kids £10 Adults £5

Tickets will be on sale from Scissor Happy next week or can be paid via PayPal to reserve and collect at a later date (see Facebook event link)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/641081886390479/

Abricabeats Halloween Party (morning) 

Organiser: Abricabeats

Where: Ashdale Hall, Westhill Drive, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6FY 

Date:  Sunday 27th October 2019

Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM


Abricabeats will be running our Halloween party on Sunday 27th OCTOBER at the Ashdale Hall in Westhill!! We hope to run 2 parties this year 10.30am until 12.30pm and also 1.15pm until 3.15pm. Ticket price of £10 for over 6 month olds is ALL INCLUSIVE of the following…..

Numerous inflatable fun castles and obstacle courses provided by our first class inflatable company Get Set Bounce!!

Baby area with soft play and ball pit balls

Ride on cars with inflatable race track

Face Painting by Jenna – check out Faces by Jenna for an idea on the quality of her work!

Glitter Tattoos

Snack for each child

Prize for Best Dressed child

Our Halloween Party sells out FAST so please book your place ASAP stating which party you would prefer by either posting below, sending a PM or texting 07960443299.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/523397318493161/

Kindergym halloween dressup session

Where: Loirston Annexe, Cove Bay

Date: Monday 28th October 2019

Time:  09:30AM-11:30AM

Description: Kindergym will be hosting a Halloween session on the 28th. lots of fun and games, come along. dress up if you want

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2505877309697551/

Childrens Halloween at Haddo 

Organiser: Haddo House

Where: Haddo House, Methlick, AB41 7EQ Ellon, Aberdeenshire 

Date: Thursday 31st October 2019

Time:  04:00PM-06:00PM

Description: Take your little trick or treaters to Haddo House terraced garden for a spooky goings on, meet some halloween characters and play some interactive games before you head out to the streets guising … Make us your first stop !

£5 Entry per child and treats included.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2944203465622107/

Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic 

Organiser: P&J Live

Where: P&J Live, P&J Live, East Burn Road, Stoneywood, AB21 9FX Aberdeen 

Date:  Thursday 31st October 2019

Time: 06:30PM-09:30PM

Description:A skating spectacular that is truly a century of Disney Magic – which all started with a Mouse!

Be charmed by a cast of over 50 of Disney’s unforgettable characters as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!


Thursday & Friday – 6.30 pm

Saturday – 10.30 am, 2.30 pm & 6.30 pm

Sunday – 10.30am & 2.30pm


­Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse

The spirited Minnie Mouse

Donald Duck






Snow White




Bo Peep

Anna & Elsa


Sing along to over 30 unforgettable songs!


1.5 miles (15-minute walk) from both Aberdeen International Airport and Dyce Train Station

Just a few short minutes from the AWPR

Stagecoach Jet Service 727 and First bus operate daily on the site

REMINDER: This venue is cashless.

Get your tickets HERE: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/venueartist/443377/830558?brand=pandjlive


Please Note: Unfortunately, the 6:30PM performance on Sunday 3 November has been cancelled.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/355313955333386/

Halloween Themed Session – School Age (P2+) 

Organiser: ETKO Sports Academy

Where: ETKO Sports Academy, North Mains of Barra, AB51 0BB Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Sunday 27th October 2019

Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Combine spooks with sport at our Halloween-themed session on Sunday, 27 October! Led by our trained ETKO instructors, this fun and freaky fitness session will take place in our purpose-built gymnasium, where children will have access to a wide range of gymnastics apparatus. Join us for ghostly games, spooky songs and monstrous movements! Participants are welcome to wear Halloween outfits, provided these are safe to move around in. This school-age session is suitable for children who are in P2 and above and is open for members / non-members.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/553165325429179/

Pumpkin patch @ Night – only a few places left 

Organiser: Aden Country Park Fairy Woods

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

Date:  Monday 28th October 2019

Time:  05:30PM-07:00PM

Description: Join us at our pumpkin patch – lots of activities and we will have our camp fire with hot chocolate and marshmallows ……….. we dare you

Booking is required

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/704569750018720/

Infant Massage, Tuesday 9.45-11.15am, 6 Week Course 

Organiser: Baby and Me

Where: Baby and Me, Bridge of Don, AB22 8 Aberdeen 

Date:  Tuesday 29th October 2019

Time:  09:45AM-11:15PM

Description: Baby massage is a long standing parenting tradition in many cultures, such as Indian and African, and has been practiced in the UK since the late 1990s.  The IAIM massage course draws from both the Indian and Swedish massage traditions as well as incorporating principles from yoga and reflexology. Massaging your baby provides a wonderful opportunity to express your love whilst meeting the need of touch and affection that is so essential for the healthy development of babies.

We run a 6 week course costs £75.00.

During the course you will receive;

*Bottle of Organic Baby Massage Oil

*Parent Handouts

*Weekly information


*Certificate on completion of the course.

Tuesday 29th October – 3rd December 2019.

6 week course

9.45am – 11.15am

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1195136177333141/

Infant and Child First Aid awareness 

Organiser: Little Lives First Aid

Where: Banchory-Ternan West Parish Church, High St, AB31 5 Banchory, United Kingdom 

Date:  Tuesday 29th October 2019

Time:  06:30PM-09:30PM

Description: This 3 hour course specifically covers the age range birth to puberty. It is deal 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. For full details of the course, please check out my website: www.littlelivesfirstaid.co.uk

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/386698861998920/

Halloween party 

Organiser: Parant is Paiste Obar Dheathain

Where: Parant is Paiste Obar Dheathain, Sunnybank Road, AB24 3NG Aberdeen 

Date:  Wednesday 30th October 2019

Time:  09:00AM-11:00AM

Description: A wee party for the little ones. Feel free to dress up and bring along anything extra for snack if you’d like to.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/395904711093865/

Autumn/Halloween Messy Play 

Organiser: Torphins Playgroup Pre-School

Where: Torphins Playgroup Pre-School, St Marnan Road, AB31 4JQ Torphins 

Date:  Wednesday 30th October 2019

Time:  01:00PM-02:30PM

Description: Children aged 18months to 5 years welcome to come along to our Messy Play. Snack provided , £5 per child. Please confirm place with Playgroup before attending.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2394083597323691/

Spooky Storytime at Children’s Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

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

Date:  Wednesday 30th October 2019

Time:  06:00PM-06:30PM

Description: Join us for some spooky stories and songs!

Fancy dress is not mandatory but highly encouraged!

Age 3+

Drop-in session – no booking required!

For more information, contact the Children’s Library on 01224 652507 or email ChildrensLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/895827157453860/

Turriff Pre-School Playgroup Halloween Disco

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

Date:  Wednesday 30th October 2019

Time:  06:00PM-07:30PM

Description: Turriff Pre-School Playgroup are hosting a Halloween Disco on Wednesday 30th October, 6pm-7.30pm @ Turriff British Legion

All children up to primary 7 welcome.

£2 per child.

Tuck shop and prize for best dressed!

We hope to see you all there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2176954925938328/

Spooktacular Halloween Party! 

Organiser: First Photographics! Life Photography

Where: First Photographics! Life Photography, The Square, Kintore, AB51 0UA Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Thursday 31st October 2019

Time:  04:00PM-07:00PM

Description: Pop in by for a trick AND treat! Get your photo taken in our spooky-booth if you manage to make it past the mystery boxes!

Prize for the best Lantern

(Free event)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/469402843914770/

Across the Grain Festival – Halloween Storytelling

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

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

Date:  Thursday 31st October 2019

Time:  07:30PM-09:30PM

Description: Across the Grain Festival Event

October 31st is Halloween but it is also the start of the ancient storytelling season (this is not a coincidence!); when the agrarian and wild harvests had been gathered in, and livestock that could not be kept throughout the winter slaughtered, the hours of darkness needed something to lighten them.

Join The Grampian Association of Storytellers at Haddo Country Park for a wide and wild variety of Samhain ‘Summe’s End’ tales; myths, local legends, ghost and horror stories and more.

This evening is aimed at adults; some of these tales are not for the faint-hearted and some may have adult themes, so there is a lower age limit of fourteen years.

The event will start at 7:30 and end around 9.30 P.M.  Turnip and pumpkin lanterns are welcome!

Tickets cost £10 per person and can be booked by e-mailing Suzanna on vsohaddo@gmail.com.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1677409325723771/

The Light Party 2019 

Organiser: Westhill Community Church

Where: Westhill Community Church, Old Skene Road, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 6AQ 

Date:   Thursday 31st October 2019

Time:  06:30PM-08:00PM

Description: An amazing time of fun for all kids aged P1-P7. 6:30-7:30pm (6:20pm registration starts), Free entry! We have inflatables including bouncy castle & assault course!! XBOX ONE with FIFA 20, Loads of other games, Free Hot Dogs, Face Paints, Transfer Tattoos, Sweets & more!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2505712663087089/

Mud Pies on Friday mornings 

Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen – the small swing park on Groats Road, in between Hazlehead Academy and the rugby pitch – AB15 8BE 

Date:  Friday 1st November 2019

Time:  10:00AM-11:30PM

Description: 8 weeks of autumny fun for your 2 to 5 year old and you to discover nature and explore and play outdoors!

Find out about wildlife, make things, play hide and seek, squelch in mud, have outdoor snack and lots more!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1910518369051944/?event_time_id=1910518372385277

Christmas Craft Fayre 

Organiser: Thainstone Events

Where: Thainstone Events, Thainstone Centre, AB51 5XZ Inverurie, Aberdeenshire  

Date:  Friday 1st November 2019

Time:  03:00PM-04:00PM

Description: The Thainstone Christmas Fayre is BACK on Friday 1st November from 3.00pm until 9.00pm and Saturday 2nd November from 9.30am until 4.00pm! The fayre will feature cards, jewellery, ceramics, gifts, art, crafts decorations, food and more -all your Christmas shopping under ONE ROOF!

Admission is £4 per person and children under 14 go free.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/369443450438912/

Kids Halloween Party 

Organiser: Culter Village Hall

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

Date:  Friday 1st November 2019

Time:  05:00PM-06:30PM

Description: Halloween party tickets £2.

Disco, games, fancy dress competition. Tuck shop includes hot dogs for sale

for kids of all ages but must be accompanied by an adult.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2334661569966121/

How to Keep Mind and Body Energised over the Scottish Winter! 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

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

Date:   Friday 1st November 2019

Time:  07:30PM-09:30PM

Description: Mind/Body Equestrian Performance Specialist, Pauline Kidd, will give an interactive, entertaining talk on how to get yourself through the winter and come out bouncing at the other end!


£10 per ticket (non-refundable)

This is a fundraising event with all proceeds used to help horses at home and overseas.

Each year Pauline kindly gives up her time to assist us in our fundraising efforts and for this we thank her.

Evening suppers available at the Belwade Bistro before from 5pm.  To book a table please email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org or call 013398 85398

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1939474492841533/

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