What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 6th – 12th October 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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The Crafters Roadshow

 Organiser: The Crafters Roadshow

Where: Union Square Shopping Centre, Guild Square, Aberdeen AB115RG

 Date:  Thursday 4th-Sunday 10th October 2018
Time:  09:00AM-07:00PM

Description: Join The Makers at Union Square Aberdeen from Thursday 4th until Sunday 7th October. 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/280306136110419/


Drum Castle Autumn Food, Craft and Music Festival

 Organiser: Exclusively Highlands

Where: Drum Castle, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5

 Date:  Saturday 6th-Sunday 7th October 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Drum Castle is the stunning backdrop for an exciting Autumn Food and Craft Festival.

Artists and crafters will be demonstrating their skills and wares throughout the entire castle. In the courtyard and brewhouse there is a food fair with gorgeous foods and beverages just waiting to be sampled and bought.

Sumptuous foods, beautiful and unique crafts, local musicians together with one of the most stunning walled gardens ever makes this an event too good to miss.

Saturday & Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Entrance: £4.00

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/163505077680269/


Aberdeen Roughnecks Youth & Junior

Organiser:Aberdeen Roughnecks Youth & Junior

Where: Hazlehead Park, AB15 8BE Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 6th October 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description:We are delighted to announce that the Aberdeen Roughnecks Youth & Junior programmes are coming back. Starting with our October Holiday weekend camps, every Saturday of the holidays!

Running from 10am until 12 noon at The Rig (where the senior team plays their games), we are excited to have you guys along and can’t wait to develop the next generation of Roughnecks!

If you have any questions please let us know!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/312304762905185/


George Street Farmers’ Market

 Organiser: Greater George Street Traders’ Association

Where: George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 3

 Date:  Saturday 6th October 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Fantastic news, the George Street Farmers’ Market and Sustainability Festival was such a great success we can announce that there will be a Farmers’ Market on the 1st Saturday of every month (not in January) and every quarter the Farmers’ Market will include a Sustainability Festival,with 3rd sector groups hosting information stands promoting sustainability.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/647861782261042/


Inflatable play day

 Organiser: Get set bounce

Where: Old Parish Church Centre Cafe, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Saturday 6th October 2018
Time:  10:00AM-03:30PM

Description: new event save the date saturday october 6th at the opc old parish church hall in barrasgate road fraserburgh

3 sessions

the early bird 10-11.30am

the lunch time crowd 12-1.30pm

the afternoon team 2-3.30 pm

just £5 per ticket

to reserve your ticket please message us via the facebook messenger on event page

fun run inflatable , castle, soft play, wiggle cars and race track , face painting, music , snack bar etc

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/447232622432592/


Kids Nearly New Sale

 Organiser: Culter BoPeeps and Toddlers

Where: Culter Village Hall, North Deeside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeen AB14 0UD

 Date:  Saturday 6th October 2018
Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM

Description:  Baby, kids clothes up to age 10/11. Maternity wear. Baby, nursery equipment. Toys, books DVD.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/260036057849950/


Our Changing Planet

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

 Date:  On till and including Saturday 6th October 2018
Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Our Changing Planet is Aberdeen Science Centre’s upcoming public theme!

Climate change affects us all, with human activity causing the Earth to get warmer in the last 100 years.

Our Earth is not feeling well, so come and help us at Aberdeen Science Centre to see how to make our Earth feel better. Discover through hands-on, interactive shows and workshops why climate change matters and the effects climate change can have on us in years to come.

Come and chat to some climate change experts from different local organisations to find out more.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2154313954843397/?event_time_id=2154313978176728


October AMoC Event

Organiser: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts

Where: The Coffee House, Aberdeen, AB10 1JF

Date:  Saturday 6th October 2018
Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: We are a FREE entry event and from the 1st of September 2018 we are changing venue!! 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/232395730681676/


Jumble Sale 2018 

Organiser: 27th Aberdeen Scouts

Where: 27th Aberdeen Scouts, Rosehill Avenue, Aberdeen AB24 4JY

 Date: Sunday 6th October
Time:  11:00AM-01:00PM

Description: We are hosting our annual main fundraising jumble sale at the Scout Hut on Saturday 6th October.

A selection of bric-a-brac, toys and games, household items and much more will be available to buy.

We will also have a bottle and sweetie stalls – with all proceeds going to the 27th Aberdeen Scout Group.

Admission is £1 for adults and kids go free.

We hope to see you there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1892542634173641/


Pony Grooming 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

Where: Belwade Farm, Dess, Aboyne,  AB34 5BJ 

Date:  Saturday 6th October 2018
Time:  03:00PM-03:45PM

Description: Come along and groom one of our ponies here at Belwade Farm.  Learn some of the different brushes and what they are used for.

Please come along in suitable clothing and footwear (no open toed sandals).

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

£6 per adult, £4 per child tickets can be purchased by following the ticketing link.

For more information or to book a space for this activity please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/327314667815569/?event_time_id=327314687815567


Family Roller Disco – ABERDEEN

 Organiser: United SK8S

Where: Beach Leisure Centre, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR 

Date:  Saturday 6th October 2018
Time: 03:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Its time for another SK8 Date Aberdeen! Saturday 6-10-18 at the brilliant Beach Leisure Centre. Skates for hire and fab music to SK8 to. Make memories and learn something new together, family fun and giggles guaranteed! Get your skates on Aberdeen…Let’s Roll!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/497752597354103/


WrestleZone- Live In Balmedie

 Organiser: Wrestlezone

Where: Balmedie Leisure Centre, Eigie Road, Balmedie AB23 8YF   

Date:  Saturday 6th October 2018
Time:  07:30PM-09:30PM

Description: WrestleZone return to Balmedie Leisure Centre for another night of family-friendly wrestling action on Saturday October 6th!

Scheduled to appear are Balmedie’s-own Chris Archer together with stars such as Crusher Craib, Scotty Swift, Damien and more.

Tickets are priced £12 for adults and £10 for under 14s, while we have a special family ticket for two adults and two children for just £35.

Doors at the Centre open at 7pm with the first bell at 7.30pm.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/330112560892218/


CSI – Public Theme

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Sunday 7th October till Sunday 2nd December 2018
Time:  10:00AM-5:00PM

Description: Get hands on with some of the techniques and equipment used by forensic scientists as they analyse evidence found at crime scenes. Using digital microscopes, chromatography and fibre analysis you’ll get the real CSI experience.

With forensic workshops and science shows throughout this theme there is something for everyone.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/531312217296370/?event_time_id=531312270629698


Minecraft Sessions – Every Saturday Morning 

Organiser: Engage Gaming

Where: Engage Gaming, 26 North Silver Street, AberdeenAB10 1RL

Date:  Sunday 7th October 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:00AM

Description: The Engage Gaming Minecraft Saturday Sessions!

We’ll be running our local server so that visitors can work together to build (or destroy, i guess) whatever they want!

Tickets can be purchased from Event Brite or you can pay for the session on arrival.

People of all ages welcome.

Sessions last from 9.30am till 11am

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/701640673554103/?event_time_id=701640696887434


NASA in Aberdeen Legacy Day

 Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Sunday 7th October 2018
Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Come along to Aberdeen Science Centre and learn about the challenges and dangers faced by astronauts getting to, living and working in Space.

You can test your programming skills at our robolab workshop, construct a rocket to take flight in our rocket building challenge and have a go at controlling a robot arm like an International Space station astronaut. You can also try your hand at programming robots and guide them to safety on our lunar landscape.

We have lots of exciting activities and workshops for the whole family to take part in, did we mention that its FREE?!

Date: Sunday 7th October

Time: 10:00 – 17:00

Recommended Ages: all ages

Entry: FREE!

DISCLAIMER: Just a reminder that this event is a legacy day to celebrate the NASA in Aberdeen partnership, we will have space and science-themed activities and workshops but just to clarify we WON’T have representatives from NASA at this event 🙂

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/995078837361349/


The Jack & Jill Market – Aberdeen 

Organiser: The Jack & Jill Market

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

Date: Sunday 7th October 2018
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/574177886331927/


Inverurie Family Fun & Fair Day 

Organiser: Tiksy Art and Craft Fayres

Where: Inverurie Town Hall, Market Place, INVERURIE AB51 3SN, Aberdeen

Date:  Sunday 7th October 2018
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/933280420160475/


Steam@Alford 

Organiser: Bon Accord Steam Engine Club

Where: Grampian Transport Museum, Montgarrie Road, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8AE

 Date:  Sunday 7th October 2018
Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Following the amazing response to a new traction engine event at the museum last October and by popular demand we are pleased to announce that the Bon Accord Steam Engine Club and the Grampian Transport Museum have teamed up again to stage Steam@Alford.

A real steam party with local and visiting engines giving rides, demonstrations and arena activities.

The museum’s policy of maximum access will extend to the event with a chance to talk to enthusiastic owners, climb aboard, footplate rides and rides aboard the world’s oldest operational Sentinel steam waggon.

The day will have plenty to do and see for the whole family including ample refreshments, a massive heavy haulage inflatable and a models tent.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549249991776876/


Ferryhill Kids – Monday Group 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB116UD   

Date:  Monday 8th October 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=286562265274778


Benji the Playbus

 Organiser: Aberdeenshire Family Information Service

Where: PETERHEAD, FRASERBURGH, MACDUFF, HUNTLY, BALMEDIE

 Date:  Tuesday 9th – Saturday 13th October 2018
Time:  09:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Benji the Playbus is coming to Aberdeenshire – Play, Talk, Read sessions available.

See event Facebook event page for further details on times and locations throughout Aberdeenshire.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/239707196703047/


Balance Bikers at Hazlehead – Tuesdays 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

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

Date:  Tuesday 9th October 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:15AM

Description: Suitable for all children and abilities between the ages of 18 months old to 5 years old. As British Cycling coaches we are experts in teaching children to ride.

Our sessions are FUN, CHALLENGING & PROGRESSIVE

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!

Please let us know if you’d like to borrow a bike and helmet
The session is held by Groats Road and not within Hazlehead Park.  We will meet near a small car park near the site of the former caravan park.  This is near the entrance to Harlaw Academy Playing Fields, accessed from Groats Road.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/484844351943273/?event_time_id=484844381943270


Messy Play Sessions – Cove 

Organiser: Messy Moments

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

Date: Tuesday 9th October 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=1694392660644245


Ferryhill Kids – Babies and Crawlers (Wednesdays) 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB11 6UD, Aberdeen

Date:  Wednesday 10th October 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Wednesday is the Baby Group, come along and help set up.  Chat to other parents/carers whilst your babies play and interact with one another.  It’s suitable for newborns to crawlers.

£3 per session and it’s a drop in group so no need to book in advance.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767924926626209/?event_time_id=1767924953292873


Balance Bikers at Westburn Park – Thursdays 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Westburn Park, AB25 3, Aberdeen   

Date: Thursday 11th October 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:15AM

Description: Suitable for all children and abilities between the ages of 18 months old to 5 years old.

As British Cycling coaches we are experts in teaching children to ride.

Our sessions are FUN, CHALLENGING & PROGRESSIVE

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!

Please let us know if you’d like to borrow a bike and helmet

 We will meet behind the playpark and skatepark within Westburn Park

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/477867759306156/?event_time_id=477867775972821


Ferryhill Kids – Friday Fun! 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB11 6UD, Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 12th October 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is for toddlers to pre-school.  It’s a volunteer-led group so please come along, help set up and chat to other parents/carers.  Babies are welcome too, just ask for some of the baby toys/equipment.

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/528889630872926/?event_time_id=528889687539587


Messy Play Sessions – Fordoun

 Organiser: Messy Moments

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

Date:  Friday 12th October 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: We hope to see you all soon so you can come join in with all the messy fun!

All sessions are from 10am-11am, however 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 commenting below or private messaging us.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765669076805692/?event_time_id=1765669100139023


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

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