What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 3rd – 9th November 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**

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Blair Castle Christmas Craft & Food Fair

 Organiser: Exclusively Highlands

Where: Blair Castle & Gardens, Pitlochry

 Date: Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th November 2018
Time: 10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: The Blair Castle Christmas Fair is our first Christmas Fair of the season. Over 50 of our finest Arts, Crafts and Food producers will gather in the grand ballroom and the Banvie Hall in the breathtaking setting of Blair Castle in the heart of Highland Perthshire.  A glorious opportunity to see and buy from a wide range of the finest crafts and sumptuous foods, glassmakers, patissiers, preservists, textilers, Chocolatiers, artists, silversmiths, jewellers, bakers and seamstresses all lovingly handmade in Scotland.  The Castle as always will be beautifully dressed for Christmas, the restaurant loaded with a full range of tempting delights and with ample parking it’s by far the very nicest way to start your Christmas shopping.  Entrance to the Craft Fair is £3.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/293153384556950/

Messy Play Sessions – Cove

 Organiser: Messy Moments

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

 Date:  Friday 2nd November 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

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/?event_time_id=1694392653977579

Christmas Craft Fayre

 Organiser: Thainstone Events

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

 Date:  Friday 2nd – Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time:  03:00PM-08:00PM  09:30AM-03:30PM

Description: The Thainstone Christmas Fayre is BACK on Friday 2nd November from 3.00 until 8.00pm and Saturday 3rd November from 9:30 until 3:30pm!


Are YOU interested in bringing your business to the Thainstone Exchange for our ever-popular craft fayre? Get in touch!

How to book your stall:

You can provisionally book a stall by completing our booking form which can be requested through the Thainstone Events offices. The completed booking form is to be returned to events@anmgroup.co.uk.

Once your booking form has been received, a payment link and password will be sent out where full payment is required to confirm your booking. If payment is not received within four weeks of the provisional booking you risk forfeiting your space.

Electric must also be booked and paid for at the same time as paying for stall.

You will then receive a confirmation email confirming your booking and your stall number.

Stall prices (excluding online booking fees):

£40: Saturday Only (Concourse) 1 x 6ft Stall

£75: Saturday Only (Concourse) 2 x 6ft Stall

£28: Electric Socket (per socket)

ALL ENQUIRIES ARE TO BE DIRECTED TO: events@anmgroup.co.uk  or 01467 623760.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/295752857889670/

Aden-een, the Shell Fireworks Parade 2018

Organiser: Modo – Circus With Purpose

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

Date:  Friday 2nd November 2018
Time:  06:30PM-09:00PM

Description: 6.30pm – 9pm: Friday 2nd November

Walks open: 6.30-7.30pm & 8-9pm. Fireworks: 7.45pm.

Join a celebration of culture and community in the beautiful surrounds of Aden Country Park as young people bursting with energy and enthusiasm create an extravaganza of delight.

This year’s event celebrates the celebrates the 250th anniversary of the creation of circus. In 1768 Philip and Patty Astley established the first permanent circular arena on the banks of the Thames, presenting trick riding and acrobatics creating what we now consider the first modern circus.

The Shell Fireworks Parade

Now in its tenth year the Shell Fireworks Parade brings together and engages hundreds of participants from across Aberdeenshire, giving young people real and transferable skills and experiences as they create routines, props and performances for the big event.

Entry: Adults £3 – Children £2. Please bring exact change.

Tickets are on sale online at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/modo

Tickets are now on sale from MACBI, the Gift Shop at Aden Park, Peterhead Community Centre, BDP office in Maud and R&S Dyga in Fraserburgh!

Bring torches, wellies, fancy dress and a sense of adventure.

Leave plenty of time for parking. Not recommended for under 5s. No alcohol. No dogs.

Aden-een is a youth regeneration project led by Modo in partnership with Shell, Aden Country Park, Buchan Development Partnership, Community Planning Partners and Aberdeenshire Council.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/250541932177653/

Kintore Fireworks 

Organiser: Kintore

Where: Kintore Primary School, School Road, Kintore, Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 2nd November 2018
Time:  06:30PM-08:30PM

Description: Kintore & District Community Council organise the annual Kintore Fireworks display, starting at 6.30pm at the Kintore Primary School Playing Fields. Bring warm/waterproof clothing and some cash for burgers, refreshments and the charity donation tins.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/234249784111517/

The Aberdeen 5k, 10k and kids 1.5k MoRun 2018 

Organiser: MoRunning

Where: Hazlehead Park, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen AB15 8BE 

Date:  Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: 09:30AM-12:00PM

Description: MoRunning is back this November and we are proud to finally be coming to Aberdeen!  Brand new medals, more partners, great entry benefits and we are proud to continue our support for the Movember Foundation.

So to all you MoBro’s and MoSista’s, make sure you follow us on Facebook, keep an eye on the MoRunning website and get signed up! All our MoRuns have limited places so don’t miss out!

Here’s to welcoming you onboard as a 2018 MoRunner!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/168665673797584/

Banchory Festive Fair 

Organiser: Tiksy Art and Craft Fayres

Where: Banchory Town Hall, Aberdeen   

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: 11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: **Festive Theme Craft, Art & Traders Stalls **

Free Admission

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2090954197841883/

November AMoC Event 

Organiser: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts

Where: The Coffee House, 1 Gaelic Lane, Aberdeen AB10 1JF

Date:  Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: 11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: We are a FREE entry event held on 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.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1998322137149696/

Charity Christmas Fayre 

Where: Bettridge Centre, Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL 

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time:  12:00PM-02:00PM

Description: Christmas fayre to Raise funds for Northsounds cash for kids appeal.It will give you an opportunity to purchase gifts & cards while supporting a very good cause.There will also be plenty of stalls to browse & Raffles to buy with fantastic prizes donated by Local businesses, Guess the Bears birthday , Lucky dip, Decorate a cookie.

We have even managed to get Santa to come along too so there will be a chance to get your kiddies photo taken with him.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/228406597827552/

Doodle Bugs Halloween Party 

Organiser: The Deveronside – Banff

Where: The Deveronside, Tannery Street, Banff, Aberdeenshire AB45 1EQ

Date:  Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Come along to our spook-tacular party where there will be dancing, games, prizes & more!

There will be a pumpkin competition, so you can let your arty side out!

Best dressed prize for adults & kids alike… let your imagination go wild!

Also there will be refreshments available throughout!

Also we will have raffles on arrival to win a spooky Halloween hamper! Good luck!

Tickets are available from the Doodle Bugs room or pop in past Deveronside club to grab them while you can!


Child £4.50

Adult £2.50

Under 1’s FREE

Hope to see you all there for a spook-tacular time!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2110476022614553/


Organiser: Macduff Marine Aquarium

Where: Macduff Marine Aquarium, 11 High Shore, AB44 1SL Macduff, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: 04:30PM-06:30PM

Description: Macduff Marine Aquarium by night: Glow! What do you see when we turn out the lights?

Many sea creatures put on fantastic underwater light shows for different reasons. Join us this Bonfire Night as we celebrate nature’s fireworks from the depths. See the aquarium as never before and enjoy an interactive show all about what makes animals glow!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1124824344340485/

Banchory Bonfire & Fireworks Display 

Organiser: Banchory and District Round Table

Where: King George V Park @ Banchory

Date:  Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: 06:30PM-09:00PM

Description: Banchory’s annual Bonfire and Fireworks extravaganza.

Bonfire lit at 6:30pm (make sure you are there early!)

Fireworks set off at 7pm

Make sure you get there early to maximize the experience!

No attendance fee, however we would ask you to consider a donation. All money raised is re distributed to local charities and organizations so please come along and support your local community.

Organized and hosted by Banchory & District Roundtable, a group of volunteers. If you would like to get involved send us a message, we are always looking for more help!

For more information visit http://www.banchorybonfire.com/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/735878666747122/

Fundraising Ceilidh 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

Where: Bettridge Centre, Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL 

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: 07:30PM-00:00AM

Description: A fundraising ceilidh on behalf of the Portlethen Community Ambulance Association. BYOB. Stovies will be provided.

Tickets are available from Portlethen Medical Centre and Newtonhill Pharmacy.

Adult £15

Schoolchildren (Primary & Secondary) £8

Pre-school Free.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/301116477133628/

Spooky SK8 Adult Roller Disco- Aberdeen

Organiser: United SK8S

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

Date:  Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time:  08:00PM-10:00PM

Description: Spooky SK8 time Aberdeen Adults! Calling all the could and ghosties to roll on down to the beach centre for another fab Adult Roller Disco. Skates for hire and great music to skate to. Prizes for the best dressed halloween skater! Let’s Roll Aberdeen!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/386443335228925/

The Jack & Jill Market – Aberdeen 

Organiser: The Jack & Jill Market

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen 

Date: Sunday 4th November 2018
Time:  10:30AM-01:00PM


 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!

 Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/267233643906715/

Love Rara Superhero & Princess Lunch 

Organiser: The Palm Court Hotel

Where: The Palm Court Hotel, 81 Seafield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7YX 

Date:  Sunday 4th November 2018
Time: 11:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Palm court presents: Love Rara Princess & Superhero Lunch, Sunday 4th November 11am – 2pm

We are very excited to be hosting a Love Rara Princess & Superhero lunch here at The Palm Court Hotel!

Take your little princesses and superheroes along and enjoy a buffet lunch with pizza, homemade chicken goujons, sandwiches, fries and  some sweet treats.

We will have entertainment from the Love Rara Princesses and Superheroes, face painting and glitter tattoos.


Tickets are £15.00 for children and £17.50 for adults.

The event will start at 11am, arrival time 10.45am

Please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Tickets are non-refundable and must be paid for in full before the event

To book tickets please contact 01224 310 351 or events@palmcourthotel.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/256153608346409/

Christmas Fayre 

Organiser: Trend Aberdeen

Where: The Marcliffe at Pitfodels, Deeside Road, AB159YA   

Date:  Sunday 4th November 2018
Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Tis the season to be jolly!

Be ahead of your Christmas shopping this year and come to our annual Christmas Fayre to find that early Christmas gift.

FREE ENTRY | Open from 12 noon to 4pm

Here are this year’s stall holders:-

Daisy Tree Baby Boutique, SilverStory, A Jewel Affair by Rachel Reid, Heather & Rose, Sara Harper Jewellery, Butterfly Bags, Stella Accessories, Artemisia Floral Art, Kingshill Studios, The Holistic Candle Company, HeadzHomeware, Iain Glennie, Milton Art Gallery, Love Sparkles x, Lumberjack Inc., Kamaroma, Temple Spa Lyn Thomson, Christmas Charades Game, Bailey & Lou, Thefusedbox, Lovely No.13, No Books Were Harmed.co.uk, Ooh So Pretty Bows, Ooh So Pretty Vinyls, Sandra Muir Design, Clootie Dumplin, From Bakery Lane, Cocoa Ooze Chocolates, Kingsgate Preserves, Cup Creations and The Stonehaven Candle Company

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1987396424628242/

A Lego Afternoon 

Organiser: DogTap

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

Date: Sunday 4th November 2018
Time:  03:00PM-06:00PM

Description: At BrewDog we are super geeky about our Lego and we thought that there was no better way than to share our passion with you!

We’ve invited Ian Prise, our very own Equity for Punk and Lego Master, to come and spend an afternoon with us showing us how he managed to make all three of our fantastic lego models.

And if that wasn’t enough, we’re inviting you to bring your own lego and build with our master! HOW COOL.

There will be prizes!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1869426363094389/

Stonehaven Roundtable Bonfire and Fireworks Display

Organiser: Stonehaven Roundtable

Where: Mineralwell Park, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Sunday 4th November 2018
Time:  06:00PM-09:00PM

Description: It’s that time of year again! Come and join us at the annual fireworks display for plenty of fun and fundraising.

Gates open and bonfire is lit at 6pm, fireworks start at 7pm sharp.

Entry is £3 for an adult and £1 for a child.

Hope to see you all there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1909571972678717/

Aden Country Park Bronze Age site dig 

Organiser: Cameron Archaeology

Where: Aden Country Park 

Date:  Monday 5th November 2018
Time:  09:00AM-05:00PM

Description: In 2017 we found three post-holes in a field at Aden that were dated to the Bronze Age. Crucially they seemed to be in a straight line and not a circle as we might expect from BA buildings in Aberdeenshire. Come to the dig and help us uncover the whole building.

Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/492054561204078/

Ferryhill Kids – Monday Group 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthil Road, AB11 6UD

Date:  Monday 5th November 2018
Time: 09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Monday Group is for crawling babies and older. It’s a volunteer-led group and everyone helps out.  The more hands the lighter the work!

It’s an informal setting for parents/carers to relax in whilst little ones play with different array of toys/equipment or take part in craft activities.

Session is £3 and snack is included for your child (please let the volunteers on the day know of any allergies). This is a drop in group so no need to book in advance or block book.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/286562228608115/?event_time_id=286562261941445

Huntly Little OWLS 

Organiser: Outdoor Woodland Learning School CIC – non-profit

Where: Battlehill Wood   

Date: Monday 5th November 2018
Time: 01:15PM-02:15PM

Description: Join us at Battlehill Woods for some fabulous fun in the forest. Explore and discover, then enjoy a campfire cooked snack and a hot chocolate round the fire. Meet at the bottom car park, and please wear warm waterproof clothing.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/112238833034203/?event_time_id=112238846367535

Fireworks 2018

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events

Where: Aberdeen City Council – City Events, Beach Boulevard  

Date:  Monday 5th November 2018
Time:  06:30PM-10:00PM

Description: Aberdeen’s Annual Fireworks display

Monday 5th November,

Beach Boulevard


Hosted by Northsound 1’s Jeff & Lauren in the Morning

Full information can be found online at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/fireworks

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2159834794234040/

NVA Fireworks Display 

Organiser: Newtonhill Village Association

Where: Bettridge Centre, Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL 

Date:  Monday 5th November 2018
Time:  06:30PM-08:30PM

Description: ENTRY BY DONATION!  BBQ, glow sticks, tuck stall from 6.30pm, FIREWORKS GO OFF FROM 7.30PM!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1047871092060640/

Messy Play Sessions – Cove 

Organiser: Messy Moments

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

Date:  Tuesday 6th November 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/?event_time_id=1694392683977576

Creators Club at Kincorth Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Kincorth Library, Aberdeen

Date:  Tuesday 6th November 2018
Time: 03:30PM-04:15PM

Description: Let’s build together with themed creative sessions this Autumn & Winter.

Age 8-11 years.

Booking Essential.

To book, call 01224 872572 or email KincorthLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/240171379989689/

Creator’s Club at Children’s Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

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

Date: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Time: 04:00PM-05:15PM

Description: Let’s build together with themed creative sessions this Autumn and Winter. Age 8-11 years. Booking essential.

To book a place, call 01224 652507 or email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/302007667284651/

Reindeer Week! 

Organiser: Kirktown Garden Centre & Restaurant

Where: Kirktown Garden Centre & Restaurant, Fetteresso, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UP

Date: Wednesday 7th – Sunday 11th November 2018
Time: 04:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Come along and join the magical family fun with the beautiful Cairngorm Reindeer.

This year, we are delighted to have the reindeer with us on the evenings of Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th from 4pm until 8pm as well as Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th from 12pm until 4pm.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/296864344463688/

Messy Play Sessions – Danestone

Organiser: Messy Moments

Where: Danestone Community Centre, Fairview Street, Danestone, Aberdeen AB22 8ZP  

Date:  Thursday 8th November
Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

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 emailing fun@messymoments.co.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2057691994480461/?event_time_id=2057692011147126

Messy Play Sessions – Fordoun 

Organiser: Messy Moments

Where: Fordoun Memorial Hall, Station Road, Fordoun, By Laurencekirk, Station Road, Aberdeenshire AB30 1NN

 Date: Friday 9th November 2018
Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: 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 emailing fun@messymoments.co.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765669076805692/?event_time_id=1765669096805690

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