What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 7th – 13th September 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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George Street Market 

Organiser: Greater George Street Traders’ Association

Where: Greater George Street Traders’ Association, AB25, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 7th September 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM


(Adjacent to Bon Accord Centre and John Lewis)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1970087556441216/

Doors Open Day 2019 

Organiser: Aberdeen Doors Open Day

Where: Aberdeen Doors Open Day, Regent Walk, AB24 3FX Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 7th September 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Doors Open Day will be Saturday 7 September this year and we will have a packed day for everyone to enjoy. As well as firm favourites there will also be a number of new buildings and some surprises!


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/598164774043136/

Doors Open Day 2019 

Organiser: The Rowett Institute

Where: The Rowett Institute, Ashgrove Road West, Foresterhill, AB25 2ZD Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 7th September 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Over its 100 year history the Rowett has played a key role in shaping the health of the UK. From showing the health benefits of providing free milk to school children to underpinning the rationing system, the Rowett has always been at the forefront of nutrition research. In our new institute building the focus is now on understanding the molecular basis of human health. Come and explore the atrium, Human Nutrition Unit and labs of this state of the art new science building and hear some of the scientists explain about their cutting edge research. Staff car park free to use on Doors Open Day.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/395512971104954/

Trinity Hall – Doors Open Day

 Organiser: Trinity Hall

Where: Trinity Hall, Trinity Corner, AB10 6DA Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 7th September 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Come and join us for Doors Open Day 2019!

Trinity Hall is the current home of The Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen and was built in 1967. With the organisation itself being founded in 1587, we offer a vintage building filled with history and tradition.

Wander through our iconic building at your own pace and soak in our countless historic artefacts, with members on hand in each room to answer any questions you may have.

This year we will have something to keep the little ones entertained, so families are most certainly welcome!

Entry is free and includes tea/coffee/soft drinks and biscuits.

Fully equipped for disabled access.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/483568369116823/

Baby Carrying – Peer Supporter Course – Aberdeen 2019 

Organiser: Close and Calm & Born to Carry

Date:  Saturday 7th September 2019 Time:  8:00AM – 3:30PM

Description: This full day course will qualify you as a Born To Carry Peer Supporter for Baby Carrying. It costs £90 – although there will be a discount for those wanting to volunteer at Close and Calm Drop In Sessions, and for Maternity Staff / Healthcare Professionals – please get in touch.

This price includes a copy of the book Why Babywearing Matters.

A £35 non-refundable deposit will be taken at the time of booking, with the remainder due 2 weeks before the course date.

Course Overview:

The Benefits of Carrying Your Child Close and Skin to Skin.

Covering Bonding and Brief history.


Including Safety vs Optimum Positioning.

T.I.C.K.S. Guidelines: What are they and why are they important.

How to carry a child safely, paying particular attention to airways, risks of overheating, positioning, hips and spine.

Safety in common circumstances, e.g. feeding, when cold.

Inviting Inclusivity

Discussing Baby Box, the normalisation of carrying – carrying becoming mainstream and how we must ensure it is not exclusive. Refer to Carriers without Barriers (free long term hire)

The Role of Peer Supporter

Boundaries and Limitations. When to refer on to Consultants / Healthcare Professionals. Insurance.

Practical Demonstration of the Most Common Carrier Types:

One Method will be fully explored and taught, the rest will be demonstrated and discussed.

Stretchy Wrap (including one way)

Woven Wrap

Buckle Carriers

Ring Slings

Meh Dais

Communication and Demonstration Skills

Covering confidence, clarity, and ensuring speech is encouraging / not accidentally judgemental /assumptive.


The Born to Carry peer support course offers a day of varied learning about slings, carriers, supporting and empowering parents, the history of carrying and attachment. Each course is tailored to the group and if there is something you are especially keen to have covered during the day you will be able to let me know on your pre-course assignment.

Courses cost £90 per person – Please get in touch if you’d like to know more: closeandcalm@gmail.com

Please Note, this is a Peer Supporter Course, not a Consultancy Course, and as such does not cover advanced techniques such as back carrying. It would suit those who love carrying and would like to feel more confident at helping other parents safely, those helping at Sling Libraries, Doulas, Midwives, Nurses, Antenatal / Postnatal Teachers.

For more info about Jess see here: http://www.borntocarry.com/trainers/jess-hippey/

Times: This is an all day workshop, I ask that everyone is at the venue for 9:00 and we will start at 9:15. The official end time is 3:30pm and I will be available until 4:30pm for extra questions and so we can run over if needed.

Carriers /Slings: During the workshop we will explore different methods of carrying a baby in different types of carriers. I will provide the carriers but please feel free to bring any you’d like to learn more about.

Dolls: All practicing during the workshop is done with dolls. A small number of weighted dolls is provided during the workshop. If you have a weighted doll please let me know so I can prepare for the course knowing how many we have available.

Babies in arms and toddlers: Babies in arms are welcome to attend the workshop with their parent if needed. Please be advised that we ask that the other participants do not experience a disruption to their learning. In reality looking after a baby whilst also attending the course may impact on our own learning. We are not normally able to accommodate toddlers at the course, if this is an issue for you please let me know so we can discuss if there are any options.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and water will be provided at the venue. If you are able and willing I would like to ask you to take something to share for break times. There will be a longer break for lunch; you are responsible for bringing your own lunch.

Preparation for the course: When you book your space you will receive a pre course questionnaire, please return this to me as soon as possible and no later than 7 days before the course. If you want to put forward a topic for consideration please let me know as soon as possible.

Please let me know if you have any more questions

Jess x

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/701030950332700/

Messy Play Macduff-Big Birthday Bash! 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Macduff Town Hall, 25 Shore Street, AB44 1 Macduff, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 7th September 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Hip Hip Hooray! It’s Mess Around’s Special Day! We’re celebrating our SEVENTH Birthday with a Big Birthday Bash Party! As well as all the Messy classics such as Cake, Jelly and Ice Cream, celebrate in true MESSY style with our most popular activities from throughout the year. Dance around to all the funky favourites on our party playlist whilst the little ones get messy!! All you have to do is come along, MESS AROUND and leave the cleaning up to us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/661365257710643/

Doors Open Day at Aberdeen Treasure Hub 

Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Northfield, Aberdeen City 

Date:  Saturday 7th September 2019 Time:  10:15AM-11:00AM

Description: See behind the scenes at Aberdeen Treasure Hub Museum Centre, the purpose-built storage facility for Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums’ extensive collections of decorative art, costume, painting, sculpture, and objects relating to Aberdeen’s archaeology, maritime history, science and industry.

All welcome, suitable for children aged 5+ if accompanied by an adult. Tours must be booked in advance.

Tours last 30-45 mins. MAX 12 people per tour. Tours must be booked.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2283171905137446/

Saturday Forest Club 

Organiser: Aden Country Park Fairy Woods

Where: Aden Country Park Fairy Woods 

Date:  Saturday 7th September 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=1183882645115852

Information and Fun Day 

Organiser: Sunnybank Community Centre

Where: Sunnybank Community Centre, Sunnybank Road, AB24 3NJ Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 7th September 2019 Time:  01:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Information stalls to support the community on any problems they may have.  A variety of stalls from Pathways to housing etc.  Loads of fun activities and a surprise visitor.  Put this date in your diary.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/258586935005908/

Bonnymuir Green Open Day 

Organiser: Bonnymuir Green

Where: Bonnymuir Green, AB15 5NQ 

Date: Saturday 7th September 2019 Time:  01:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Lots of family fun with

Face Painting

Throwing sponges at Parents or anybody

Penalty Shoot Out

Rugby Quiddich

BBQ and Ice Creams

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided by the Trust.  Activities/BBQ/Ice Creams will have a small charge with all contributions going towards the work of the Trust.

There will be no entry charge but numbers will be restricted SO COME ALONG EARLY to grab your spot.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2401507353508862/

Children’s Fancy Dress Tea Party 

Organiser: Huntly Hairst

Where: Stewart’s Hall, 15 – 17 Gordon Street, AB54 8AJ Huntly, Aberdeenshire 

Date: Saturday 7th September 2019 Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: A free ticketed event as part of the Huntly Hairst

A kids fancy dress tea party, theme ‘Under The Sea’

Enjoy a lovely afternoon tea with games, a magician and prizes for best costumes.

80 tickets only, on a first come first served basis.

Tickets will be available from Orb Bookshop from w/c 29th July Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2370194169969562/

A Walk Through Time 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Tullos Hill, Altens Farm Road, AB12 3DJ Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 7th September 2019 Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Join a Countryside Ranger for a walk that will take in 10,000 years of history as well as looking out for a variety of wildlife that inhabits the hill.

This event is ideal for adults and older children (all under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Please wear sensible footwear and dress for the weather.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2342582945773176/

Family Roller Disco – Aberdeen 

Organiser: United SK8S

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

Date: Saturday 7th September 2019 Time:  03:00Pm-05:00PM

Description: Get your Skates on again Aberdeen! Saturday 7th September 3-5pm. It’s time for another great Family Roller Disco at the amazing Beach Centre. Skates for hire and great music to skate to. Fun and unique family day out, learn something new together. Let’s Roll Aberdeen! We cant wait to skate with you all once again.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2094210660880706/

Messy Play Peterhead-Big Birthday Bash!! 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Rescue Hall, 25 Prince St, AB42 1QE Peterhead, Aberdeenshire 

Date: Sunday 8th September 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Hip Hip Hooray! It’s Mess Around’s Special Day! We’re celebrating our SEVENTH Birthday with a Big Birthday Bash Party! As well as all the Messy classics such as Cake, Jelly and Ice Cream, celebrate in true MESSY style with our most popular activities from throughout the year. Dance around to all the funky favourites on our party playlist whilst the little ones get messy!! All you have to do is come along, MESS AROUND and leave the cleaning up to us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/342268386665592/

The Jack & Jill Market – Aberdeen 

Organiser: The Jack & Jill Market

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

Date: Sunday 8th September 2019 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!

 Entry £1.50 Adults. Children free.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/481144062447305/

The Big Picnic at Leith Hall 

Organiser: Huntly Hairst

Where: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate 

Date:  Sunday 8th September 2019 Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: A fun event for all. Celebrating local produce, local wildlife and local history.

Bring a picnic made from all the delights at the farmers market on Saturday in Huntly Square.

The Rare Breeds of Northern Scotland will be there with sheep, pigs and horses, with the opportunity for interaction.

Learn about where food comes from with the Leith Hall Gardeners and The Town Is The Garden.

HuntlyCrafters will be showcasing their beautiful locally produced arts and crafts.

Around the the pond walk and woods will be a wildlife themed trail, learn about the animals that live on your doorstep both wild and on the farm.

Trail costs £3 per child, and adults go free.

A £3 parking charge applies for non-members to the NTS.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2926603617564863/

2h Baby and Child First Aid 

Organiser: Mini First Aid Aberdeen

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

Date: Monday 9th September 2019 Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: 2 hour Baby & Child First Aid Course

£20 per person book online to pay/reserve space


Babies Welcome

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/873214926410575/

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat 

Organiser: His Majesty’s Theatre

Where: His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, AB25 1GL Aberdeen 

Date:  Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th September 2019

Description: Bill Kenwrigh’s ‘Amazing’, ‘Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webbe’s sparkling family musical comes to His Majesty’s Theatre.Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door To Me and many more.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was the first of Lloyd Webber and Rice’s musicals to be performed publicly. Seen by an estimated 26 million people, and counting, Joseph continues to enthral audiences around the world.

“A dream come true. It is utterly irresistible, Go, go, go, Jo!”

Mail on Sunday

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/541798676229143/

Fungi Fact & Fiction Crathes Castle 

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

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

Date:  Thursday 12th September 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM

Description: Delve into the fascinating world of fungi. We will look at simple fungi ID, fungal facts and folklore.

 Aimed at beginners, adults & older children.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/373530503357362/

Messy Play Aberdeen-Big Birthday Bash! 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: 46th Bridge Of Don Scout Group, Scotstown Road, AB228 Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 13th September 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Hip Hip Hooray! It’s Mess Around’s Special Day! We’re celebrating our SEVENTH Birthday with a Big Birthday Bash Party! As well as all the Messy classics such as Cake, Jelly and Ice Cream, celebrate in true MESSY style with our most popular activities from throughout the year. Dance around to all the funky favourites on our party playlist whilst the little ones get messy!! All you have to do is come along, MESS AROUND and leave the cleaning up to us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/626435394524680/

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail Farewell Weekend

 Organiser: The Archie Foundation Grampian and Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail

Where: Marischal College 

Date: Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Join us at our Farewell Event, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland, over three days for the last public displaying of the incredibly popular Oor Wulli’s BIG Bucket Trail Sculptures.

Didn’t manage to spot one on the trail? Not to worry, we’ll have the statues from Aberdeen in one place for you to snap a selfie with one last time before they go up for auction, raising vital funds for ARCHIE.

As well as all 36 large sculptures, we’ll have each and every Wee Oor Wullie designed by schools and community groups as well as the new Wandering Wullies.

Prices: £10- family of four, £4 -adult, £3 – under 16, children under five get in for free.

Friday 13th September to Sunday 15th September from 10am-6pm.

To get your tickets, visit aberdeenperformingarts.com. Or visit Aberdeen Performing Arts box offices at Music Hall on Union Street, His Majesty’s Theatre at Rosemount Viaduct or The Lemon Tree at 5 North West Street.

To take advantage of our special £10 family of four offer, simply select two adults and two under-16s and the discount will apply automatically.

Tickets are for hourly slots and will be sold in limited amounts to allow you space and time to see each Oor Wullie in detail.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/539277726844608/?event_time_id=539277736844607

StrongMamaMoves Mum, Baby & Toddler Class 

Organiser: Strongmamamoves.Aberdeen

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

Date:  Friday 13th September 2019 Time:  11:30AM-12:30PM

Description: StrongMamaMoves Class

Our Friday Class will now adopt the brand name because it says exactly what it is!

Fridays at 1130am at Warehouse Health Club

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 ‘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 of contact strongmamamoves@gmail.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1338070823024762/

Baby Carrier / Wrap Session – Bridge of Don 

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where:  St. Columba’s Church, Braehead Way, AB22 8RR Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 13th September 2019 Time:  8:30AM – 9:45AM

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Session every month in Bridge of Don

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. Should you wish to go on to buy a carrier after this, please inform Jess as discount codes are available for customers.

We will charge a £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees. Children are always welcome.

We’re very lucky to also have a breastfeeding peer supporter present at most meetings.

We’re a friendly, welcoming bunch and look forward to meeting you. Our hope is to try and build an informative and supportive community so the more the merrier.

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

For more information about what a drop in session looks like see here: https://www.closeandcalm.co.uk/conversations/what-to-expect-drop-in

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/470398323753556/

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