What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 30th June – 6th July 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**


2018 Spirit Of Community Awards 

Organiser: Inchgarth Community Centre

Where: Inchgarth Community Centre, Aboyne Place, Aberdeen AB10 7DR 

Date: Friday 29th June 2018
Time: 06:30PM-09:30PM

Description: You are warmly invited to our amazing FREE community awards celebration to recognise the unsung heroes of our community and great city!

This is a powerful, emotive, fun, positive awards night and Inchgarth AGM.

Filled with wine, buffet, ice cream, awards, entertainment, and community spirit which is suitable for all ages.

People from all over the city flock to this FREE event.

No need to book, just turn up and feel free to take your friends, family or work mates…..and don’t forget the hankies as there’s a few award winners whose stories will blow your mind!

A night to remember and to give your support to 8 amazing people who will be given “THE SPIRIT OF THE COMMUNITY” award.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/352497358572477


June market 

Organiser: Belmont St Market Aberdeen

Where: Belmont St Market Aberdeen, Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JH 

Date:  Saturday 30th June 2018
Time:  09:00AM-03:00PM

Description: A range of local stall holders selling food and crafts. Full list of those attending will be published nearer the time so keep an eye out on our page.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/305123866692969/


Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Organiser: Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Where:  The Salmon Bothy, Links Road, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire AB45 2SS

Date:   Saturday 30th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Packed with brilliant moments, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival engages the local region, bringing together boats, music, crafts, food and drink to celebrate the region’s rich cultural heritage.

Cheer on the crews as the take part in competitive racing and sailing on the opens seas, enthralling the crowds gathered by the harbourside who watch on in excited anticipation.

Breathe in the aromas of fresh cooked fish, meats and other fine foods, which may prove too much to resists as you wander through the Festival drinking in the atmosphere and the many activities and melodies around you.

Watch skilled traditional craftsmen and women carve, weave, knit and sculpt wonderful creations, many of which you can take home as a reminder of the wonder of Portsoy and its authentic charm.

With up to 16,000 people descending upon Portsoy over Festival weekend, be sure to come along and join the celebrations.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ScottishTraditionalBoatFestival


Critter Keeper 

Organiser: The Critter Keeper and Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date: Saturday 30th June 2018
Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: We are delighted to announce that we will be joined by The Critter Keeper on 19th and 30th June, here at ASC.

The Critter Keeper has the largest selection of exotic animals in the North East of Scotland, ranging from snakes, lizards and creepy crawlies, to a fluffy rabbit and the only raccoon in the North East.

Known as the critter crew, they will amaze you!

He can also help people overcome fears by learning more about the animal & even touching or holding them.

So, get ready to be amazed by joining us on these dates.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/195784424583851/


Looking for places to visit in Aberdeen City & Shire? Why not check out some of our ideas here – Things to See & Do with Kids in Aberdeen City & Shire

Things to see & do with kids in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire


Magical Creatures Day

Organiser: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate

Where:  Leith Hall Gardens & Estate, Kennethmont, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4NQ

Date: Saturday 30th June 2018
Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Take part in a magical midsummer trail at Leith Hall.

Create your own story as you look out for the magical creatures that are hiding in the enchanted walled garden.

Kids are £3 and adults free. Buy your tickets on the day, available from 11am on both Saturday and Sunday.

Events take place from 11am to 3pm both days.

Kids are £3 and adults free.

Parking is free for members of the National Trust for Scotland, £3 for non-members.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/220852212037310/


Skateraw Fair 

Organiser: Skateraw Fair

Where:  Bettridge Centre, Greystone, AB39 3UL 

Date:  Saturday 30th June 2018
Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Come along to this year’s Skateraw fair and watch local acts on stage while enjoying fine food and drink, face painting, hair braiding, party nails, kids games and crafts, Husky Haven, Lethen Archers, bouncy castle and slide, obstacle run, bungee run plus much more.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1059323644216653/


Shorts N Shades Disco 

Organiser: KidSize And Kingswells Community Centre

Where:  Kingswells Community Centre, Kingswells Ave, Aberdeen AB15 8TG

Date:  Saturday 30th June 2018
Time:  04:00PM-06:00PM

Description: Finish the school term at our FAMOUS KIDSIZE DISCO! This fun filled evening will include snacks, photo booth, face painting, games and dancing! We will even have a DJ from Un1que Disco attending! The dress code for this event is Summer Style!

Tickets are £5 please contact our page or email us kidsize@hotmail.com  to purchase your tickets!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1337920462976517/


Antiques Roadshow comes to Crathes Castle 

Organiser: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5 

Date: Sunday 1st July 2018
Time:  09:30AM-05:00PM

Description: BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow will be filming at Crathes Castle near Aberdeen on Sunday 1 July.

Fiona Bruce and the team of Antiques Roadshow experts will be waiting to welcome you, so dust off your family heirlooms and dig out those car boot bargains and bring them along for free advice and valuations to visitors.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/546187745732928


Car Boot Sale 

Organiser: Ellon Community Council

Where:  The Meadows Sports Centre, Ellon, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Sunday 1st July 2018
Time: 10:30AM-03:00PM

Description: Ellon Community Council are hosting a car boot sale and all proceeds are going towards the Ellon Christmas Lights. Pitches £12 to be bought in advance of the event.

If interested please email me on Julianna.gorska@elloncc.org.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/583512472031690/


Portsoy 10k and Fun Run 

Organiser: Active Aberdeenshire

Where: Portsoy Sports, Banff, Aberdeenshire AB45 2 

Date: Sunday 1st July 2018 – Monday 2nd July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: 2km fun run

The 2km fun run starts at 10.00am and new for this year will be timed. The route starts at the Recreation Park, goes around Portsoy then down into the harbour and finishes at the Shore Inn.

10km road run

The 10km road run starts at 10.30am. The route starts at the Recreation Park, it then heads west towards Sandend and turns inland to climb up the long but easy Durn Hill, down past Damheads before turning left onto the Huntly Road. One more diversion takes the run past Durn Cottages, Durn Farm and Durn House before turning left onto the Banff Road and heading into Portsoy, once in Portsoy you will turn right onto the route of the old railway track to the harbour finishing at the Shore Inn.

Registration opens at 8:30am.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1998019273799625


Family Fun Day

Organiser: Eileidh Rose Puddles Project SCIO – Eileidh Journey Legacy
Where: 
Village Urban Resort, Aberdeen

Date: Sunday 1st July 2018
Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Come along & help us celebrate the launch of Eileidhs charity & Eileidhs 1st Angelversary by doing what she loved to do the most…have fun!

Village Hotel (Prime Four), Kingswells Business Park, Aberdeen

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/472811303171884


Vintage Inc – Vintage Fair 

Organiser: Vintage Inc

Where: The Barn, Burn o Bennie, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QA 

Date:  Sunday 1st July 2018
Time:  12:00PM-06:00PM

Description: Vintage Inc is on! – Come and join 16 amazing vintage, retro and midcentury traders as they take over the Barn arts centre in Banchory on Sunday 1 July for a fair like no other.

Vintage Inc provides the perfect place to check out the coolest selection of vintage fashion, furniture homewares, jewellery and collectibles around as well as the chance to hang out with like-minded vintage lovers amidst a backdrop of classic vintage films, music and a speakeasy bar.  Get those vintage glad rags on and come on out!

With the added buzz of the BBC Antiques Roadshow filming at nearby Crathes Castle, Deeside will be THE place to be for lovers of anything vintage on Sunday 1 July so Hold the Date! Open 12noon – 6pm and entry is FREE.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/247483039157029/


Did you see our post on my 5 favourites things to do with S in Aberdeen City & Shire?


Free Kids Facepainting 

Organiser: Dog Tap and Candy Skullz Face Painting

Where: DogTap, BrewDog PLC, Balmacassie Industrial Park, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 8BX

Date: Sunday 1st July 2018
Time: 02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: We’re welcoming back the amazing candy skullz to provide more awesome face painting for your little ones!

Come on down and enjoy a pint while they’re getting painted

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/198255817465187/


Mud Pies on Monday mornings

 Organiser: Mud Pies

Where:  Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen

Date: Monday 2nd July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:30AM

Description: Outdoor fun at Hazlehead Park! Swish, swash through the grass, look for bugs, make mud pies, find out about wildlife and lots more!

Book online at http://www.mudpieadventures.co.uk/book-classes/monday-mornings-4-june-to-2-july/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/365400563869216


Mud Pies on Monday afternoons 

Organiser: Mud Pies

Where:  Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen

Date:  Monday 2nd July 2018
Time:  01:00PM-02:30PM

Description: Outdoor fun at Hazlehead Park! Swish, swash through the grass, look for bugs, make mud pies, find out about wildlife and lots more.

Book online at http://www.mudpieadventures.co.uk/book-classes/monday-afternoons-4-june-to-2-july/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2059205721023461


Messy Play Sessions – Cove 

Organiser: Messy Moments & Altens Community Centre

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

Date: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Time:  01:00PM-02:00PM

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 us or emailing fun@messymoments.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1694392633977581/


Peppa Pig’s Adventure 

Organiser: His Majesty’s Theatre

Where: His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen 

Date: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Time: 10:00AM-11:15AM

Description: Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure!

Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music!

The happy campers soon settle down to sleep and listen to the gentle pitter patter of rain. Safe and warm inside their tents the excited group can look forward to morning time, when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778844758829202/


Mud Pies on Thursday mornings 

Organiser: Mud Pies
Where:  Countesswells Woods, Aberdeen AB15 8QD

Date: Thursday 5th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:30AM

Description: Outdoor fun at Countesswells Wood! Jump in puddles, find out about wildlife, play hide and seek and lots more!

Book online at http://www.mudpieadventures.co.uk/book-classes/thursday-mornings-31-may-to-5-july/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/897316283781812


Exclusively Highlands Summer Craft & Food fair

Organiser: Crathes Castle Garden & Estate and Exclusively Highlands

Where:  Crathes Castle Garden & Estate, Crathes, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QJ

Date:  Friday 6th July 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Exclusively Highlands will be back in the Summer!

The finest Arts Craft & Foods, and for this year music come to Crathes Castle.  Throughout the first two floors of the Castle, the Horsemill, and in the Courtyard uniquely beautiful crafts and sumptuous fabulous foods will vie for your attention together with street food and great music.  From local Gins & Beer, watercolours & prints, aromatic candles, horncraft, glass & metal furniture  to Celtic tweeds, silverware, patisserie, seafood, local meats, cheese, Belgian chocolates, ceramics the list is extensive and all hand made in Scotland – a magical 3 days to choose from!

Refreshments will also be available from the Courtyard Cafe throughout the event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/851377481709557/


Messy Play Ellon-Happimess

Organiser: Mess Around Aberdeenshire.

Where: Ellon Guide Hut, Station Brae, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 9DY 

Date:  Friday 6th July 2018
Time:  10:30AM-11:30AM

Description: Join our colourful wonderland, with magical messy activities set to raise hairs and spark imaginations. At Happimess, kids can enjoy activities such as pizza making and cupcake decoration, get messy with Glitter Sparkle Spaghetti and our mud kitchen or entertain with our king karaoke and diamond disco. The little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy to their hearts content. You and your little ones are sure to find your messy place at Happimess. All you have to do is come along Mess Around and leave the cleaning up to us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1246299548834932/


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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