What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 5th – 11th 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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4TG Game Con Aberdeen 

Organiser: P&J Live

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

Date:  Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October 2019

Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Gamers, developers and brands all under one roof for hours of gaming heaven – 4TG Game Con is returning to Aberdeen!

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Arcade zone

Board games/collectables

Career/education zone

Content creation workshops

Cosplay

Developer panel

Exhibitors and merchandise

Fortnite zone

Guests

Indie zone

Kids zone (Minecraft, Roblox, Lego)

Retro and the classics

Rock up and play

VR (virtual reality)

TRANSPORT:

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/venueartist/443377/5184681?brand=pandjlive

https://www.pandjlive.com/events/4tg-game-con/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2242473379360436/?event_time_id=2242473386027102


Westhill Dads Group

Where: Milne Hall, Kirkton of Skene 

Date:  Saturday 5th October 2019

Time:  9:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: This group offers dads quality time with their children and a chance for the dads to connect and support each other.  It’s a drop in group and we run the first Saturday of every month. 
£5 per family which includes snack bacon roll for dad, tea, coffee.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674401966338364/


Fettercairn School/Nursery Autumn Fayre

Where: Fettercairn School, Distillery Road, Fettercairn, AB30 1YB 

Date:  Saturday 5th October 2019

Time:  10:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: We welcome you to our Autumn Fayre & Car Boot Sale.

Refreshments will be available alongside various stalls, car boots, Scarecrow Competition, Teddy Tombola, Chocolate Tombola, Cake & Candy Stall, Raffle, Sand Art & Glitter Hair by Amanda of Holly Mae’s.

Limited spaces available for Car boot, £10 per pitch,  Please contact Jocelyn on 07891333228 to book.

Stallholders, please contact Amanda on either 07714101182 or email fettercairnpc@gmail.com for more information.

Look forward to seeing you there

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/945602892458651/


Free Day: NASA in Aberdeen Legacy Day 2019 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 5th October 2019

Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: FREE ENTRY

Come and celebrate the amazing success of this year’s NASA in Aberdeen event that occurred in March as we prepare for another visit from NASA in 2020!

We’ll be joined by our partners Oceaneering, TechFest, who will be running a racing rockets challenge, and Computer Xplorers  who will be running building and programming activities!

Please note that there will be no representation from NASA at this event, this is a day celebrating the legacy of the NASA visit in March 2019.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2494706007219584/


Saturday Forest Club 

Organiser: Aden Country Park Fairy Woods

Where: Aden Country Park Fairy Woods 

Date:   Saturday 5th October 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/?event_time_id=1183882641782519


Coffee, Cake And Craft Morning!

Where: Fettercairn Church Hall 

Date:  Saturday 5th October 2019

Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: I am holding a Macmillan coffee morning on Saturday 5th October, 11am-3pm in Fettercairn Church Hall.

There will be some different stalls to come along and have a nosey at, face painting for the kids (and adults!), raffles, fun activities and of course cake and ‘posh’ coffee, very kindly donated by Caber Coffee Ltd.

Tickets are £3 for adults and £1.50 for concessions/kids, which includes tea/coffee/juice and cake. Come along and support this very worthwhile cause.  Hope to see you there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/669239856894059/


The Middleton Trust Fun Runs 

Organiser: The Middleton Trust

Where: Gordon Park, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41, AB41 9 Ellon, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Sunday 6th October 2019

Time:  09:00AM-01:00PM

Description: The annual popular Ellon road races.

2019 is the 30th Anniversary of the 10K, to mark the occasion we have a NEW ROUTE.

The new route is around the streets, along the old railway line and follows the edge of the river Ythan featuring some lovely views of Ellon. It has been described as a runners route and has great potential for some P.B. times!

5k, 3k & 600m childrens races are also available which allow us to cater for all running abilities.

Many prizes to be had in all race categories with cash on offer in the 10K & 5K.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/664508580675121/


The Jack & Jill Market – Aberdeen 

Organiser: The Jack & Jill Market

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

Date:  Sunday 6th October 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/915883635460034/


Stonehaven Family Fun & Fair Day 

Organiser: Tiksy Art and Craft Fayres

Where: Stonehaven Town Hall, Town Hall, AB39 2BU Stonehaven 

Date:  Sunday 6th October 2019

Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: **Bouncy Castle ** Facepainting ** Balloon Modelling ** Games & Fun activities for kids ** Craft Stalls ** Local Traders** and lots more.

Free Admission

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2176832069297684/


Bump & Baby Fair 

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Airyhall Community Centre, Countesswells Road, AB15 8 Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 6th October 2019

Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: A great afternoon of talks, stalls, demos of reusable nappies and the baby box sling. We will have a great raffle and goody bags. Oh and it wouldn’t be a NCT event without a cuppa and some cake!

Come along whatever stage of pregnancy you are at or bring your baby along too.

£2 per person.

Watch out for lots more details.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/369488267303433/


Eaten (for ages 6+) 

Organiser: The Barn

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

Date:  Sunday 6th October 2019

Time:  2:30PM – 3:20PM

Description: What if your food started talking back?

Meet Lionel the lion. He’s just eaten a human called Mamoru for lunch. Being very hungry, Lionel hasn’t chewed his food, so Mamoru is still alive and very well in his stomach, and now wants to say hello. A strange friendship between the eater and the eaten starts to grow. Meanwhile, Lionel’s breakfast wants to say hello… from his bottom!

Eaten invites children and grown-ups to the fascinating world of the food web. Eaten asks, what should we eat? And who should eat us?!

Nominated for Best Production for Children and Young People at the 2018 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS Awards), Eaten is a show for everyone aged 6+ about food, eating and being eaten.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/510470143048292/


Close and Calm at Aboyne Breastfeeding Group 

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: Deeside Community Centre & Swimming Pool, Bridgeview Rd, AB34 5JN Aboyne

Date:  Monday 7th October 2019

Time:  10:00AM-11:30AM

Description: We’re delighted to be invited to attend Aboyne Breastfeeding Group, where we’ll be talking about the benefits of carrying, the safety of carrying, using carriers as a feeding aid, helping with the Scottish Baby Box Wrap and also will have carriers available to hire.

Feel free to bring your stretchy wrap from the Scottish Baby Box as we’d love to give you a hand.

There will be trained baby carrying advice from Jess Hippey, owner of Close and Calm, and a large selection of carriers and wraps available for trying and for hiring.

You’re also always welcome to bring your own carriers for help too.

If you think you’d like to hire on the day, please create an account here: closeandcalm.myturn.com as it really speeds up the process 🙂

Look forward to meeting you.

Jess x

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/420825145223341/


Infant Massage & Rhythm Kids Courses – Queens Cross Church

Organiser: Bonding with Baby

Where:  Queens Cross Church

Date:  Monday 7th October 2019

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/


Infant and Child First Aid awareness 

Organiser: Little Lives First Aid

Where:  Ashdale Hall, Westhill 

Date:  Wednesday 9th Ocotber 2019

Time:  9:45AM – 12:45PM

Description: This 3 hour course specifically covers the age range birth to puberty. It is deal for Parents to be, Parents and Grandparents. A relaxed session with no test papers, but covers key subjects that we all worry about with children. For full details of the course, please check out my website: www.littlelivesfirstaid.co.uk

Young babies are welcome to attend too. For more info or to book, please email francesca@littlelivesfirstaid.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2021262687974977/


Parent and Little One Exercise Classes 

Organiser: Strongmamamoves.Aberdeen

Where: Warehouse Health Club, 20 Mearns Street, AB11 5AT Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 11th October 2019

Time:  11:30AM-02:30PM

Description: StrongMamaMoves Class

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/839243763137617/


Aberdeen SleepOut 

Organiser: Aberdeen Cyrenians

Where: Union Square Aberdeen, Union Square, Guild Square, AB11 5RG Aberdeen 

Date: Friday 11th- Saturday 12th October 2019

Time:  8:00PM-07:00AM

Description: One uncomfortable night in Union Square’s car park = help to tackle homelessness in Aberdeen and surrounding areas.

Each year over 1,000 people affected by homelessness seek support and assistance from Aberdeen Cyrenians. With your help we will ensure that people have access to the help they need, when they need it, improving their circumstances straight away and for the long-term.

The Aberdeen SleepOut is a fundraising event taking place on 11 October 2019. Union Square are very kindly providing space on Level 2 of their car park for the event, it is covered but we can’t predict what weather we’ll see in October! You can bring a sleeping bag and rollmat/plastic sheet to lie on and cardboard will also be available but it is unlikely to be the most comfortable night’s sleep you have ever had. However, the money you raise you will help to prevent homelessness and avoid it becoming a reality for people in the Aberdeen area.

It’s just £15 per person to register and we ask you to raise a minimum of £50 (although the more you raise the more people that can be helped).

More information available at https://www.aberdeen-cyrenians.org/get-involved/events/sleepout-2019

Note: The minimum age is 8 but those under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times who is also registered for the event. There must be a minimum of one adult for every two children/young people aged under 16.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2431432057179282/


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

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