What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 28th September – 4th October 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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The Crafters Roadshow 

Organiser: The Crafters Roadshow

Where: Union Square Aberdeen 

Date:  Thursday 26th September 2019 Time:  9:00AM – 7:00PM

Description: Join The Makers at Union Square Aberdeen from Thursday 26th until Sunday 29th September. We’re bringing you the very best in handmade goods from the best makers selling everything from art, candles, jewellery, accessories, modern home decor and much much more!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/476876389510884/

The Green outdoor Market 

Organiser: The Green Market

Where: The Green

Date:  Saturday 28th September 2019 Time:  8:00AM – 4:00PM

Description:  Fresh produce and craft market

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/482674092495068/

Auchenblae Nearly New Sale 2019

Where: Auchenblae Village Hall 

Date:  Saturday 28th September 2019 Time:  9:00AM – 11:00AM

Description: Pre loved children’s good sale including clothes, toys, baby and nursery goods, books, dvds, games, sports equipment, musical instruments, craft supplies and much much more!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/465899447594867/

Coastal Play 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

Where: Bettridge Centre 

Date:  Saturday 28th September 2019 Time:  9:45AM – 11:0AM

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/467970643785220/

Fireworks: Real Science or Just Bangs 

Organiser: University of Aberdeen and TechFest

Where: Arts Lecture Theatre, University of Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 28th September 2019 Time:  2:30PM – 4:30PM

Description: Presented by Matthew Tosh

Matthew Tosh introduces you to his magical and explosive world of pyrotechnic science. Find out about the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) behind fireworks, and see how he creates colours, sound effects and perfectly timed bursts to music.

Featuring shock waves, forces, energy pathways, electricity, fire, sparks, smoke and more. Go behind the scenes with Matthew as he unpicks the building blocks of modern-day firework displays. This is an exciting and demonstration-filled show which is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/480330889452967/

 North Hop x Haddo House : Doggy Day Out 

Organiser: North Hop

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

Date:  Saturday 28th September 2019

Time: 10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: We’re BACK at Haddo House 28/29 September 2019 and this time it’s all about the dogs!

Our first event at Haddo House back in May attracted dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes enjoying the event and Country Park alongside their human counterparts so we figured why not take that to the next level and make this event all about them, with some good stuff thrown in for the humans too!

Once again we’ll be bringing together a whole heap of epic street food vendors, bars, and food, drink and craft market traders, alongside some great doggy related vendors (think treats, beer, pampering products, ice cream) and lots of activities to keep those four legged friends (and kids!) occupied and exercised. Big long walks in the Country Parks are also highly recommended…

National Trust for Scotland house tours available for a special discounted rate on the day, alongside a scavenger hunt for the kids.

Full details of all traders and activities will follow in due course but in the meantime grab those tickets quick to guarantee entry and skip the queues!

Advance Tickets £4 + BF

On the Door £5

NTS Member (on the door) £4

Kids Under 12 FREE

VIP Tickets £14 + BF

VIP Tickets include entry to the event, a special guided tour of the house, followed by canapes and a beer or glass of fizz. Total value worth over £20! These tickets will be very limited in numbers so we recommend grabbing them asap!

As this is a collaboration event 50% of all ticket sales go to National Trust for Scotland to support the amazing work they do in running and taking care of these fantastic venues!

Dogs welcome but must be kept on leads. Drinking water will be readily available.

Premier Coaches will be running shuttle buses from/to Aberdeen, Ellon, Oldmeldrum and Inverurie for the event on both days. Times/pick up/drop off locations to follow soon…


Full line up coming soon!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1984038091704499/

Autumn Craft Fair

 Organiser: Right on Your Doorstep Events

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

Date:   Saturday 28th September 2019

Time: 10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Our annual autumn craft fair with lots of fantastic local artist, makers and crafters. Free entry and ample parking. You can also visit the award winning Green Pastures Cafe for refreshments.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/345786906347004/

The Wonders of Maths: Maths Week Scotland 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, 107 George Street, AB25 1HU Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 28th September 2019

Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Can you crack the code? Decode a message? Or identify patterns and symmetries?

Join us at Aberdeen Science Centre to explore the wonders of maths and its relevance to the world around us. We have a range of fun and interactive activities suitable for young mathematicians to adult code breakers. Funded by Maths Week Scotland.

No need to book in advance, just come along and join in! Normal Entry Fees Apply

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1350841161756984/

When You Wish Upon a Song 

Organiser: Right Here Productions

Where: Kintore Arms Hotel, 83 High Street, AB513 Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 28th September 2019

Time: 06:00Pm-08:00PM

Description: RHP Sing is delighted to be performing ‘When You Wish Upon A Song’ as part of the We are Inverurie – BID IN-Tune Festival in September. Bring the kids (or don’t!) and get money off your ticket if you dress up! For tickets, message Right Here Productions Facebook page, or call Alison on 07742343788.

Tickets £12 (£10 if you dress up!)

Kids go FREE

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/813645999020008/

A Wild Night Out at Seaton Park

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Seaton Park Aberdeen, Don Street, AB24 1XS Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 28th September 2019

Time: 08:00PM-11:00PM

Description: On the weekend of National Moth Night, enter the mysterious world of night creatures! This will include setting up sugar and light traps to attract moths which we will release unharmed after identification and using detectors to pick up the ultrasound of hunting bats.

This is a family friendly event (all under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Bring sunglasses/wide-brimmed hat (to shield eyes from bright moth trap light), midge repellent & torch.

Event in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service & Butterfly Conservation.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2091772697537701/

Dino Quest 

Organiser: Party Box Aberdeen

Where: Bennachie Lodge, 1 Victoria Terrace, AB51 5RL Kemnay 

Date: Sunday 29th September 2019

Time:  09:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Dino Quest – Journey through time to discover the lost dinosaurs

Find the missing dinosaurs. You might even stumble across a real life T-Rex walking around.

Activities include:

Dinosaur Quest – Find the missing Dinosaurs by completing the challenge. (*)

Meet Tyrant the Walking T-Rex (*)

Dinosaur Petting Zoo (*)

Fossil Dig Site (*)

Dinosaur Slime Pit (*)

Caveman Games (*)

Giant Dino 3D puzzles (*)

Dinosaur Face Painting

Bouncy Castles (*)

Dinosaur Displays (*)

Photo Booth

Climbing Rock

Fossil Display

Dinosaur toys

NERF Gun shooting



Dinosaur treats


VR – Walk with Dinosaurs


Food & Drinks available at the venue

(*) – Included in the ticket

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2725593227485994/

Aberdeen Performance Car Show 

Organiser: P&J Live

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

Date:  Sunday 29th September 2019

Time:  09:30AM-05:00PM

Description: The organisers of the successful annual Scottish Performance Show are bringing a brand new event to Aberdeen next month!


9:30am – 5pm


Modified street cars

Super cars

High end sports cars

 BMX stunt show from Scotland’s Cycle Stunt Team

Various food options

There’s something for all the family to enjoy!


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/event/3600569097651AB9?brand=pandjlive


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/404040466851927/

Apple Sunday

 Organiser: Pitmedden Garden

Where: Pitmedden Garden, Pitmedden House, AB41 7PD Pitmedden 

Date:  Sunday 29th September 2019

Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Our famous apples and pears will be on sale along with other homemade and local produce and various craft producers on SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER!

Free entry to sales tents 10:00- 17:00.

Within usual entry price we will have live music and entertainment from 11:30-16:30.


Stalls in the Craft & Produce Marquee:

The National Trust for Scotland – Pitmedden Garden

Knitting by June Filby

Cider Tasting by Paul Johnston

Catriona Yates Art


Isabellas Preserves

Mallownuts (Prissy Queen of Desserts)

Udny Provender

Gordon Woodworkers

Apple Sales Marquee:

Many different apple and pear varieties from our Walled Garden will be on sale alongside Homebakes and our Juice and Jellies

Entertainment Marquee:

11:30   Ugie & Tarves Folk Club

12:30   Magic Show by Dean Spruce Magician

13:30   Ythan Fiddlers Events

14:30   Outdoor Ceilidh with Fiddlestix

15:45   Banchory Morris Men

Children’s Storytelling by Jessica Hernandez in the Thunderhouse Pavilion at 13:30, 14:15 and 15:00

Minibeast Walks with Ranger Roddy from the North East Ranger Service (Times TBC)

Banchory Morris Men at the Top Fountain at 14:30

Great Pitmedden Bake-Off – Judging at 15:00

Bring your own Apple Homebake along and win an After Noon Tea for Two at Pitmedden Garden!

Entertainment in the Walled Garden throughout the day:

Walk Around Magic by Dean Spruce Magician

Painting Demonstrations by Local Artist Elinor Grieve (Eli’s art)

Ranger Activities – Polinators and Bees #BeeInsectAware

Beekeeping Demonstrations

Woodturning Demonstrations by the Gordon Woodworkers

Vintage Tractor Exhibition


Giant Games

There will be a special event car parking charge of £3 regardless of membership status.

NTS admission prices apply for entry into the Walled Garden and Tearoom. Tickets only available on the door.

Free entry to sales tents only.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/733174917119216/

Aden Heritage and Tractor Day 

Organiser: Aden Country Park

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

Date:  Sunday 29th September 2019

Time:  11:00AM-03:30PM

Description: Aden Heritage and Tractor Day will be taking place on Sunday the 29th of September from 11am to 3.30pm. The event will have working tractors, traditional craft demonstrations, vintage cars, inflatables, a farmers market, music, Aden history tours and much more!

Entry will cost £2 per person with under 5’s free. This will be charged upon entering the event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/496776544201782/

MISS Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea 

Organiser: MISS

Where: Carmelite Hotel, Bar and Grill, Stirling Street, AB116 Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 29th September 2019

Time:  01:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Join us for our quarterly fundraising event at Carmelite Hotel in Aberdeen.

We will have a Classic Afternoon Tea which includes a 3 tiered stacker with cakes and tray bakes, scones cream and jam and then savouries on the bottom.

As well as a glass of sparkling Perry on arrival and tea/coffee.

There will also be some stalls at this event for our guests to look round.

Keep a look out on this page for more information and how to purchase tickets. (only £20!).

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/285442285711132/

Greyhope Day 

Organiser: Greyhope Bay

Where: Torry Battery, Greyhope Road, AB11 8 Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 29th September 2019

Time:  01:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Celebrate our Greyhope Skippers as they raise funds for Greyhope Bay’s ‘Dolphins at the Battery’ with music, performance and community art and help us open in Spring 2020

13:00 – 17:00

– coffee vans

– site and heritage tours

– dolphin watching

– music/buskers

– a treasure hunt

– community fair

– welcome arrival to our cyclists who will have travelled from Braemar to the Battery as a fundraiser for the project

Our focus will be sharing our Greyhope Skippers fundraising stories, they have all got involved with an incredible enthusiasm and energy for Greyhope Bay, taking ownership of the project and mobilising their communities to contribute.

Our Skippers have just started their fundraisers aiming to raise £500 each – you can read their stories and donate at this link https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/greyhopeskippers

Be part of the day – book a stall as part of the community fair or a 20 min buskers slot and perform for the crowds!

DONATE TO OUR SKIPPERS @ https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/greyhopeskippers

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2136562856646298/

Newmachar Nearly New Sale 

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City and Shire Nearly New Sales

Where: The Axis Centre, 9 School Road, AB21 0WB Newmacher, Aberdeenshire 

Date:   Sunday 29th September 2019

Time:  01:30PM-03:00PM

Description: It’s time for our 3rd Newmacher Nearly New Sale and this time we are on a Sunday!

Our friendly volunteers are on hand for advice and help during the sale, if you have a shopping list ask a volunteer to point you in the right direction.

We will lend you a shopping bag to collect your goodies in then have a one stop checkout with chip and pin facilities, also a reclaim area where large bulky items can be paid for and safely left whilst you continue to shop.

Cots, toys, highchairs, walkers, puzzles, bouncy chairs, bikes, ride on’s, bumbo’s, stair gates, more toys, books, DVD’s, computer games, curtains, lampshades, bedding, maternity equipment & clothing, dressing up clothes, more toys, moses baskets, prams, slings, re-useable nappies, clothes carefully displayed from newborn up to approx 10 years, scooters, carriers, playmats, bouncy chairs, jumperoo’s, travel cots, kids furniture – all dependant on what our sellers decide to bring! We can’t sell baby car seats or non PAT tested items that require a plug.

Our sales are 100% powered by volunteers and a % of the takings goes back into the NCT the UK’s largest parenting charity to support work locally and nationally.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/439261693522581/

Infant Massage & Rhythm Kids Courses – Queens Cross Church 

Organiser: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen

Where: Queen’s Cross Church, Aberdeen, AB10 1YN

Date:  Monday 30th September 2019

Time:  11:30AM-02:45PM

Description: Infant Massage is suitable from birth to precrawling stage.  Rhythm Kids is designed as a follow-on course from Infant Massage and is suitable for babies from 3 months to prewalking stage (although can be attended without having completed Infant Massage). Either Parent Education Course lasts 6 weeks though can only be started in week 1 or 2. Further information on www.bondingwithbabyaberdeen.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/462032271291712/

Autumn/Winter Showcase 

Organiser: Castleton Farm Shop & Cafe

Where: Castleton Farm Shop & Cafe 

Date:  Thursday 3rd October 2018 Time:  7:00PM – 9:30PM

Description: A special evening where you can browse the beautifully colourful rails of the Autumn/Winter collection from Stepping Stones (for children aged 0-8 yrs) whilst enjoying the new gift ranges from Castleton Farm Shop.

There will be a fashion show at 7.30pm.

Ticket price is £5 which includes a glass of fizz, nibbles and a donation to our chosen charity this year which is Friends of Anchor.

15% off ALL purchases on the night – what a deal!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1245024499039468/

Infant Massage & Rhythm Kids – Loirston Annexe, Cove 

Organiser: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen

Where: Loirston Annexe, Cove Road, AB12 3 Aberdeen 

Date: Friday 4th October 2019

Time:  09:45AM-01:00PM

Description: Infant Massage is suitable from birth to precrawling stage.  Rhythm Kids is designed as a follow-on course from Infant Massage and is suitable for babies from 3 months to prewalking stage (although can be attended without having completed Infant Massage). Either Parent Education Course lasts 6 weeks though can only be started in week 1 or 2. Further information on www.bondingwithbabyaberdeen.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/452885598846646/

Love Rara Princess PJ Party 

Organiser: Love Rara

Where: Beach Leisure Centre 

Date:  Friday 4th October 2018 Time:  7:00PM – 9:00PM

Description: Princess PJ party!!

A night time event which is a drop off session (parents do not stay). Allow your child to have one on one time with their favourite princess in a relaxed Pyjamas event!.

Popcorn, Hot chocolate, story telling and lots more an event with a difference.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/480486972740201/

 Parent and Little One Exercise Class 

Organiser: Strongmamamoves.Aberdeen

Where: Warehouse Health Club 

Date:  Friday 4th October 2018 Time:  Starts at 11:30AM

Description: Parent, toddler and baby classes.  It is exercise for you!  Bring your babies along, bring toddlers along and they can play with their toys or they can join in with you.

A structured warm up, main workout and cool down and stretch designed for you to become stronger and move better so you are ‘fit for parenting’

How often are we having to pick things up off the floor while still carrying them or when they throw their toys out of the pram or even picking them up when they are on the move??…

Imagine doing a deadlift (the ‘scary’ one that people worry about doing their back in with) but the weight is a moving, fast, wriggling weight…  That’s parenthood!  But we don’t think about the fact when we pick our little humans up that we ARE deadlifting them, we ARE exercising.. And if we can’t move effectively we can get hurt..

So by doing a class that encourages increasing applied strength, increasing range of motion and fitness levels we are getting fit for parenting 🙂

It’s best to do this class after doing initial rehab work after birth. I have classes to refer for this or can offer PT.. This class is best as your next level up so you can make the most of it

Booking is essential.

To book contact strongmamamoves@gmail.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/540168546719642/

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