What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 3rd – 9th August 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 Big Latch On Picnic – Duthie Park 

Organiser: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen

Where: Duthie Park

 Date: Saturday 3rd August 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Come & help normalise breastfeeding at Aberdeen’s The Big Latch On PICNIC. Bring a blanket, baby/toddler/child & your boobs – feed in public and support each other to do so.  Other family members / supportive friends are welcome Meeting at the Bandstand in the centre of the park – the Event runs from 10-11am – head count will be done at 10:30 submitted towards a Global total.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/599456653893117/


Saturday Forest Club 

Organiser: Aden Country Park Fairy Woods

Where: Aden Country Park Fairy Woods 

Date: Saturday 3rd August 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Come along for some forest fun for the first of our monthly forest club sessions.  We will be getting to know the site with games and forest fun as well as cooking our snack on the campfire.  All ages welcome however, we would ask parents to stay, our first session  is 6th July from 10.30am to 12.30.  If you would like to join us please message our page.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1183882631782520/


Messy Play Fraserburgh-SUPERMESS! 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Fraserburgh Old Parish Church, AB43 9, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 3rd August 2019 Time:  10:30AM-11:30Am

Description: Ka-pow – Put on your hero capes and fly along to our BRAND NEW Super Mess Party! Come along and save the world with your Little Superheroes. With Hulk spaghetti, Batman rice and Wonder Woman foam. All you have to do is come along and Mess Around and leave the cleaning up to us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/342295579787114/


Aboyne Highland Games 

Organiser: The House of Gordon

Where: Aboyne 

Date: Saturday 3rd August 2019 Time:  11:00AM-05:00PM

Description: The Aboyne Highland Games is one of the most prestigious games in Scotland, and has been held on the green at Aboyne, by our chief’s castle, for over 150 years. Witness the spectacle of the massed pipe bands, heavy athletics and highland dancing, and the pageantry of the raising of the Chief’s standard!

We’ll be hosting a clan tent by the arena, where you can come and meet other Gordons, and find out a bit more about the history of the family!

Find out more about the games at their website here:

https://www.aboynegames.com/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1780404395388994/


Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts 

Organiser: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts

Where: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts, 1 Gaelic Lane, AB10 1JF Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 3rd August 2019 Time: 11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: We are a FREE entry event held on the first Saturday of the month upstairs in The Coffee House, Aberdeen, AB10 1JF, just round the corner from Belmont Street. Our monthly indoor arts & crafts market has over 20 stalls. Discover unique design led handmade products sold directly by the makers. It is a friendly and relaxed market and showcases an eclectic mix of artists and makers from the local area and with new makers and crafters every month, there will always be something new to see.

There’s no door fee to pay and there are products priced to suit all pockets.

Interested in selling at one of our events. Click on the link below to find out more and apply

https://www.aberdeenmoc.co.uk/apply

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/588977641551032/?event_time_id=588977654884364


Old Torry: the Lost Villages (Mini Tour) 

Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: St Fitticks Park, AB11 8, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 3rd August 2019 Time:  12:00PM-01:00PM

Description: A mini-tour set in Torry covering almost eight centuries of history in one hour!

Short section from the full-length Torry tour, starting at old St Fittick’s Kirk which was built in the 13th century, and following a direct line over the Balnagask Motte, down Baxter Street and into the site of the Victorian fisher village.  Includes tales of the Davidsons, last lairds of Torry; the Dee Ferry Disaster and the medieval fisher village of Lower Torry which disappeared in 1876 due to harbour developments.

One of our series of mini tours

Meet: Old St Fittick’s Kirk, Greyhope Road/ St Fittick’s Park, Torry

Ends: Sinclair Road, Torry

Duration: approx 60min

Special Price:£5 each

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/378549859430058/


Baby Box Sling Workshop 

Organiser: Nurtured Baby

Where: John Lewis Aberdeen, Bon Accord Centre, George Street, AB25 1BW Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 3rd August 2019 Time:  01:00PM-02:00PM

Description: Have you received your Scottish Baby Box with a lovely new sling?

Getting tied up in knots and need some help getting started?

This is the class for you!

We will cover the benefits of carrying your baby, safety while carrying, tips one how to dress baby when carrying and off course how to use your sling.

Classes, hosted by babywearing consultant Nicole Hepburn at John Lewis’ new Discovery Roo

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2293057094267889/


Summer session Sat 3 Aug Turriff Library 

Organiser: Bookbug with Makaton

Where: Turriff Library, The Square, AB53 4 Turriff, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 3rd August 2019 Time:  02:00PM-02:30PM

Description: Bookbug with Makaton

Summer session

Sat 3 Aug 2019

2pm

Turriff Library

Bookbug sessions are perfect for babies, toddlers, under 5’s and their families.

FREE of charge and no need to book.

Just turn up and join in!

#wetalkmakaton

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2433332520281848/


Rosemount Mini Ramble 

Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: The Cult of Coffee 

Date:  Saturday 3rd August 2019 Time: 03:00PM-04:00PM

Description: A mini-tour of Rosemount focusing on the hidden treasures around Gilcomston School/ Jack’s Brae.

Developed from the full length Rosemount Ramble, focusing on the hidden gem of Mackie Place, the 18th century cul-de-sac owned by hide-skinner, Robert Mackie, who commissioned the distinctive ogee-shaped “White House” and the remaining tenement of no’s 4-5, and Jack’s Brae, where there were industries galore, including Strachan’s Mill, Paterson’s Tannery and later the North of Scotland Bedding Company.  There’s the story of St John’s Well, the main fresh water source for the inhabitants of Jack’s Brae and Hardweird; George Dickie, the owner of Cherryvale, a long-lost mansion, who tried to block the owners of the White House/Galleries from overlooking his garden.  Three hundred years of history in 60min!

Meet in Cult of Coffee – lovely coffee and cake available!

Not suitable for disabled or those with restricted mobility.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/805575279829162/


Princesses Of Pop Ft ‘Little Mix Magic’ & ‘Simply Ariana’ 

Organiser: Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, Little Mix Magic & Simply Ariana

Where: Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, Beach Promenade, AB24 5NR Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 3rd August 2019 Time:  05:30PM-10:00PM

Description: Beach Ballroom presents the amazing Princesses of Pop show with the UK’s top tributes to Little Mix and Ariana Grande.

Tickets £14.00 Main Ballroom (unreserved seats)

£16.00 Balcony (reserved seats)

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

Doors open 5.30pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2550191255007526/


Turriff Show 2019 

Organiser: Turriff Show

Where: Turriff Show, Turriff Showground, Queens Rd, AB53 4EF Turriff, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Sunday 4th – Monday 5th August 2019 Time:  07:00AM-06:00PM

Description: Turriff Show, which attracts around 30,000 visitors annually, is set to open its gates once again on Sunday 4 and Monday 5 August 2019.  Now in its 155th year, Turriff Show is the biggest two-day agricultural show in Scotland with over £88,000 worth of prize money and 1,553 classes varying from cattle to pigeons and young farmers stock judging to companion dog shows.

Alongside the return of the popular livestock events, the highlight of the ringside entertainment will once again be the Heavy Horse Turnout Display.

More main attractions and new areas of the show to be announced soon.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646769682296653/


Balance Bikers at Hazlehead Park

 Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 4th August 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.

https://bookwhen.com/balancebikers

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2372602959417239/?event_time_id=2584636848213848


The Jack & Jill Market – Aberdeen 

Organiser: The Jack & Jill Market

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, 161 Springfield Road, AB15 7AQ Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 4th August 2019 Time:  10:30AM-01:00PM

Description: SAVVY SHOPPERS

 Shop smartly, be savvy and save. Find everything you need for baby and children up to 9 years of age, all under the one roof, all on the same day. Whether it’s large items from our Large Items Gallery, or clothes, toys, and equipment from our quality nearly-new stalls, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for – why pay more when you can pay less – now that’s being smart!

 Entry £1.50 Adults. Children free.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/193669458194287/


Banchory Back to School Pop Up Shop

Organiser: Stepping Stones

Where: Banchory Guide Lodge 

Date:  Sunday 4th August 2019 Time:  11:30AM-04:00PM

Description: Stepping Stones is excited to be bringing all of your back to school essentials to Banchory!  We will be offering:

* School shoes – a full foot measuring and shoe fitting service from our extensive range of school shoes – sized from an infant 7 (24) to adult 7 (41) and including brands such as Start-rite, Ricosta, Froddo and more!

* Gym shoes

* School bags (including a range of sizes and styles)

* Lunch bags

* Gym bags

* Jackets

* Water bottles

* School coloured hair accessories

* AMAZING OFFERS EXCLUSIVE TO THE DAY!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/768491770214498/


Family Fun Day 

Organiser: Alford Heritage Museum

Where: Alford Heritage Museum, 3 Mart Rd, AB33 8BZ Alford, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Sunday 4th August 2019 Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: This will involve a wide variety of events that is guaranteed to be fun for all of the family. More details to follow soon.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2416161968662303/


YogaBellies for Pregnancy 

Organiser: YogaBellies Aberdeen North East

Where: Urban Wellness Hub,6 Balgownie Drive, AB22 8FD Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 4th August 2019 Time:  07:00PM-08:15PM

Description: YogaBellies for Pregnancy class, booking essential.  Email leah@yogabellies.co.uk and I’ll get all of the information to you 🙂

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/319508942181778/?event_time_id=319509005515105


Heroes Academy Holiday Club 

Organiser: Peterhead Baptist Church

Where: Peterhead Baptist Church, Peterhead Baptist Church, AB42 1TA Peterhead, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Monday 5th August 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Come along to our annual holiday club, filled with games, Bible stories, songs, craft, challenges and much, much more! This is a free event hosted by Peterhead Baptist Church and is for all children going into Primary 1 after the summer holidays, to those children just finishing Primary 7.  It begins at 10am each day until 12pm, Monday to Friday. Register to ensure a space as this camp is not to be missed…

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/443780769781788/


Pebble Beach Stonehaven 

Organiser: Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service

Where: Stonehaven Beach, Stonehaven Beach, AB39 2RD Stonehaven 

Date:  Monday 5th August 2019 Time:  11:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Stack pile and sort! So many pebbles but where have they all come from?

Stack pile and sort! So many pebbles but where have they all come from? Discover more about the colourful pebbles found on Stonehaven beach and make your own natural but temporary sculpted art work on the beach. All welcome children must be accompanied. Booking essential.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/327374921543223/


Infant Massage & Rhythm Kids Courses

 Organiser: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen

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

Date:  Monday 5th August 2019 Time:  11:30AM-02:25PM

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/381133759278173/


Very Hungry Caterpillars 

Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Hazlehead Park – the small swing park on Groats Road in between Hazlehead Academy and the main park. Nearest postcode – AB15 8BE. 

Date:  Tuesday 6th August 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:30PM

Description: Calling all hungry grubs! There might not be many strawberries or pickles in the woods at Hazlehead Park but there are lots of juicy leaves for peckish caterpillars! See how many you can find as we explore through the woods, listen to the famous story and make a little caterpillar to take home too!

Ages: 2 to 8

Cost £7 per child (includes a drink and biscuit). Adults go free. Book online at http://www.mudpieadventures.co.uk/our-classes/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/879533299046944/


Pop Up Play at Port Elphinstone 

Organiser: Aberdeenshire Family Information Service

Where: Davidson Park, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Tuesday 6th August 2019 Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Come join us on Tuesday 6th August 10-12 for a pop up play session free to all children, parents, and carers. Suitable for children aged 0-8. For more information contact margaret.bennett@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/352696355403076/


The Birds of Fyvie Loch 

Organiser: Fyvie Castle

Where: Fyvie Castle, A947, AB53 8 Turriff, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Tuesday 6th August 2019 Time:  10:30AM-01:30PM

Description: A walk with the rangers alongside Fyvie Loch to learn about the birds and other wildlife that lives here. We’ll have binoculars and a telescope to get up close to some of the baby birds on the loch.

10.30am-12.00pm

Children’s walks are aimed at 5-11 year olds

Booking essential www.nts.org.uk

Queries / further information 01330 844810

All our events begin and end in the property car park, where there is a car parking charge for non-members.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/369286643911318/


Messy Play Newtonhill-SUPERMESS! 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, AB12 4, Aberdeen 

Date: Wednesday 7th August 2019 Time:  10:30AM-11:30AM

Description: Ka-pow – Put on your hero capes and fly along to our BRAND NEW Super Mess Party! Come along and save the world with your Little Superheros. With Hulk spaghetti, Batman rice and Wonder Woman foam. All you have to do is come along and Mess Around and leave the cleaning up to us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/852399761790829/


Picnic at Hazlehead Park 

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Hazlehead Park 

Date:  Wednesday 7th August 2019 Time:  11:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Come join us for a summer picnic at Hazlehead Park. We will meet by the Gruffalo, have a play and some lunch. Bring a blanket, a picnic and your wee ones! Bumps, babies and beyond all welcome!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2453285351559726/


Kemnay Bookbug Buggie Walk 

Organiser: Aberdeenshire Family Information Service

Where: Kemnay Academy, AB51 5FW, Aberdeen 

Date:  Thursday 8th August 2019 Time:  10:15AM-11:30AM

Description: Join us for our second Bookbug Buggie Walk this Summer on Thursday 8th August 10:15-11:30am starting outside Kemnay Academy. We’ll be enjoying a nice short walk followed by a book bug session

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/320871535465174/


OWLS Holiday Club, Scolty 

Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School CIC – non-profit

Where: Scolty Hill, Banchory 

Date:  Thursday 8th August 2019 Time:  10:30AM-03:00PM

Description: Join us at Scolty Woods, Banchory for 4.5hrs of play!  Games, new friends, den building, campfire, relax and dream in hammocks, test your balancing skills, enjoy nature and try some woodland activities.  Wear appropriate clothing and footwear.  Please bring a water bottle, insect repellent and packed lunch. £20 per child. Sibling discount available.  Campfire cooked snack and drink included. BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/346039142757958/?event_time_id=346039152757957


Be a River Don detective 

Organiser: Aberdeen Council Ranger Service

Where: River Don, AB51 3UB Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Thursday 8th August 2019 Time:  10:30AM-03:30PM

Description: Come along and have some fun doing activities along the River Don in Inverurie

Activities along the Don in Inverurie

Come along and have some fun doing activities along the River Don in Inverurie, you will find out about the Don and what lives in and on the river as well as the riverbank.

All equipment will be supplied by the Ranger

Please wear suitable clothing.

Family event, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/356544398344857/


Wilderness Skills at Leith Hall 

Organiser: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate

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

Date:  Thursday 8th August 2019 Time: 11:00AM-02:30PM

Description: Bring your families to Leith Hall to learn some wilderness skills. Working in family groups, we’ll learn how to make leaf shelters and light fires in kelly kettles to make some hot drinks. Bring a picnic lunch to eat at the camp before setting out to learn some tracking skills around Craigifall Hill and learn about the animals that live there.

11am-2.30pm

Family walks are aimed at adults and children aged 5-11.

Booking is essential.

If you have any queries, please call 01330 844810.

This event begins and ends in the property car park, where there’s a car parking charge for non-members.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1941970445929350/


Pop-Up Play Session – Kemnay 

Organiser: Aberdeenshire Family Information Service

Where: Kemnay Academy, AB51 5FW 

Date:  Friday 9th August 2019 Time: 10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Join us for our second pop up play session at Kemnay Academy this Summer running from 10am – 1pm on Friday 9th August.

For more information contact margaret.bennett@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/345856162764719/


Family Forest Fun, Scolty Woods 

Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School CIC – non-profit

Where: Scolty Hill, Banchory 

Date:   Friday 9th August 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Join us at Alford, Murry Park for 4.5hrs of play!  Games, new friends, den building, campfire, relax and dream in hammocks, test your balancing skills, enjoy nature and try some woodland activities.  Wear appropriate clothing and footwear.  Please bring a water bottle, insect repellent and packed lunch.  £10 per child. Sibling discount available.  Campfire cooked snack and drink included. BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/315397229368231/


Pre-School Yoga, Age 3-5. £4.50 

Organiser: Yay4yoga

Where: Banchory Spinal Health, Unit 6, Tillybrake Industrial Estate, AB31 5UN Banchory 

Date:  Friday 9th August 2019 Time: 11:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Join me for a fun, story based yoga class; incorporating movement, balance, cognitive and motor skills workout and a short relaxation to finish. Parents: enjoy 30 mins me-time in a comfortable waiting area in the clinic’s reception, just beside the yoga space; or take a short stroll, knowing the children are safe in a secure environment. BOOKING ESSENTIAL through this FB page PM or by email to yay4yoga@hotmail.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/355819141770011/


Holiday Art Club 

Organiser: Art by Annie Grant

Where: Belhelvie 

Date:  Friday 9th August 2019 Time:  12:30PM-02:30PM

Description: Holiday Art Club for school age children.  Each club session runs for 2 hours and includes practical art with Annie Grant followed by 30 minutes relaxation/meditation with Susi McWilliam from The Sanctuary in Belhelvie.

25th July and 9th August

Drop-off 12:30pm and pick-up 2:30pm

Please can children take a painting apron (or a large t-shirt) together with a drink.  Also, in The Sanctuary there is a no shoe policy to protect the space so feel free to bring cosy socks or slippers if you wish.

Each club session is £20.  Please contact Annie for a booking form and payment details.  Contact via face book (Art by Annie Grant), call 07848 805 992 or email annie@artbyanniegrant.co.uk Any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/663586077471447/?event_time_id=663586084138113


Banchory Beer Festival Summer 2019 

Organiser: Banchory Beer Festival

Where: Banchory Beer Festival 

Date:  Friday 9th- Sunday 11th August 2019 Time:  06:00PM-00:00AM

Description: Banchory Beer Festival Summer 2019

9th -11th – August at Deeside Rugby Club Pitches!

Back for the 6th Summer festival! Returning with Beer, Gin, Cider, Prosecco, street food and live music. Over 3 days we offers vast amount of local and national talents in music, food and drink in a festival environment.

We will have BEER from across Scotland and England that we have searched high and low to find you these delicious hoppy, malty, bitter, sweet and quite delicious beer!

GIN, of course, we will have GIN!!! This year we will be supporting a 100% distilled and bottled range of Scottish Gins. New this year a craft gin shop!!

CIDER from our trusty friends at Thistly Cross Cider and some new ciders never been seen in the area before!

And finally, we’ll have Prosecco! Because who doesn’t love it?!?!?

Amazing street food – Fox Hat Catering, Screaming Peacock, Edelwurst Catering and Shorty’s Ice Cream.

FAMILY FRIENDLY SUNDAY. Nightmare when you can’t get a babysitter. well, We’ve thought of this, bring the kids! there will be a large range of FREE kids activities for them to have a blast on!! Bouncy castles!! Face painting (extra) and lots more!

How do you get here…? Well, we don’t encourage driving!!! Take the bus and loss the fuss obviously! best bit if once you’re off the bus its only 200 meters bus to beer! Extra buses running in partnership with Stagecoach!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/673292489794835/


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

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