What’s On for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (27th August – 2nd September 16)

Looking for something to do this weekend with the family in Aberdeen City & Shire, then why not check out one of these events:


ASV’s One Big Sports Day

Where: Aberdeen Sports Village, Linksfield Rd, Aberdeen AB24, UK

Date: Saturday 27 August 2016
Time: 11:45am – 02:15pm

Price: Free Entry

Description: Stick on your sports kit & head over to Aberdeen Sports Village for a fun afternoon of Olympic sports! As part of a team, you’ll work your way around our world-class facilities sampling four different sports that featured in this year’s Games. The event is open to youngsters from P1 – S6 (groups will be allocated based on age) and every participant receives a gift! Book your space now by calling 01224 438 900 or visiting reception.

Website: http://iamteamgb.com/event/asvs-one-big-sports-day/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1261869903880981/


Day Out With Thomas

Where: Caledonian Railway

Date: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August 2016
Time: Open 9:30am to 4:30pm each day!

Price:

Description: All aboard for a Day Out With Thomas! Thomas the Tank Engine is back for 2016!

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

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 a ride 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 now!

Website: http://caledonianrailway.com/dowt.php

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/605992542883731/


Celebrate Aberdeen Weekend

Where: Aberdeen

Date: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August 2016
Time:

Price: Free

Description: The Celebrate Aberdeen weekend is back!

After a hugely successful event in 2015 incorporating the third sector parade, live music and sport we are bringing the event back in August 2016.

Celebrate Aberdeen is a unique celebration to be held in Aberdeen on August 27 and 28 and will involve the return of the popular third sector parade (Saturday 27 and Sunday 28th August), as well as a host of music performances to showcase local talent over the weekend!

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

Website: www.celebrateaberdeen.org

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1653948388195813/


Celebrate Aberdeen Parade

Where: Union Street

Date: Saturday 27th August 2016
Time: 11am

Price: Free

Description: On the 27th August 2016, the popular Celebrate Aberdeen Third Sector Parade returns… You might be wondering ‘How can I get involved?’ Wonder no more.

Aberdeen Science Centre needs you to join its team on the parade starting at 11.00am on Queens road. We will then proceed down Union street toward Castlegate.

If you would like to participate, please join us at 10.30am on the 27th August 2016 – further details will be posted closer to the date.

Website: https://celebrateaberdeen.org/the-weekend/the-parade/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/295244840822624/


Cottage Garden Open Day

Where: Haddo House & Country Park

Date: Saturday 27th August
Time: 11.00 am – 3.00 pm

Price: Garden entry free, £2 per child for crafts

Description: It’s your chance to visit the recently renovated Carpenters Cottage Garden. See all the work the volunteers have been doing to restore this lovely space and get some ideas for your own garden.

With treats from the NTS Tearoom and craft activities for the children – mask making and plant pot painting at only £2 for each activity.

No booking required.

Website: http://visithaddo.com/events/46/696-Cottage-Garden-Open-Day/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/156800798086101/


Sunday Playtime

Where: Haddo House & Country Park

Date: Sunday 28th August 2016
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Price: £2 per child, adults free.

Description: Let your kids go wild with an old-fashioned morning of fun, creative play at Haddo. Build a fort, make mud pies, create your own games, it’s all up to you!

We’ll provide a whole selection of play items from logs, sticks, ropes, blankets, balls, water trays, craft items, nature kits and a dressing up box. We’ve got outdoor space if it’s sunny, and room indoors if it’s raining. You just need to bring energy, imagination and some clothes you don’t mind getting muddy!

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Drop-in event, no need to book.

Website: http://visithaddo.com/events/46/692-Sunday-Playtime/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1213980748622247/


Your Best Foot Forward – Free Taster Session

Where: 12 High Street, Laurencekirk

Date: Wednesday 31st August
Time: 11am – 12pm

Price: Free

Description: Free Baby Reflex taster session

Baby Reflex is a technique that parents can use to give their babies a Reflexology treatment

To book a place please email lynne@yourbestfootforward.co.uk or call 07808 764712

Website: www.yourbestfootforward.co.uk


Family Bat Evening at Haddo

Where: Haddo House & Country Park

Date: Friday 2nd September 2016
Time: 7.45 – 8.45 pm

Price: Adults £1, Child £4

Description: Join us for a brief talk about bats and their lives over a cup of tea! Then watch the bats fly out of their roost at dusk to start their day!

This Bat Evening is aimed at families although we’d recommend it for 7 yrs and above.

Booking Essential – contact the NTS Ranger on 01330 844810

Website: http://visithaddo.com/events/46/593-NTS-Bat-Evening-at-Haddo/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/269822543401142/


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