What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 8th – 14th September 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**


Ferryhill Kids – Friday Fun! 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 7th Septmber 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=528889677539588


One for the Adults…

Cheryls Charity Masquerade Ball

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

Date:  Friday 7th September 2018
Time:  07:00PM-10:00PM

Description: Hi, Cheryl and her friends originally started

fundraising for a piece of chest physio equipment to help Cheryl live healthier longer life with her Cystic Fibrosis. Which We smashed and have raised an amazing amount of money!

Cheryl has now purchased the vest which is just amazing and making a huge difference to her health!! Well done to everyone coming together and raising this money!!!

Now she has reached her target she would also like help others who also suffer from Cystic Fibrosis in Grampian. The funds raised by this event will be shared out between ARI Cystic Fibrosis Team, The Leanne fund and the Eve Rose foundation . All of which have helped Cheryl enormously through out her life with Cystic Fibrosis.

Tickets £47pp

Buy table of ten for only £40pp

Phone: 07985144266

email: cherylsmaskedball@gmail.com or contact us on Facebook for tickets

Arrival glass of fizz

3 course meal and Wine

Music by the amazing Manhattan function band

Amazing Raffle prizes to be won!!

Prize for best dressed couple!

Contact me on here or via email for more information on tickets etc.

Hope you all can come along for an amazing night and help us raise as much as we can!

Thank you

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1994020604250356/


Coastal Play 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  09:45AM-11:00AM

Description: Coastal Play is a children’s soft play area for children aged toddler to 10 (height restrictions will apply and take precedence over age).

 We provide a huge play area that includes 2 Bouncy Castles, one with slide, Soft Play Pods & Shapes, plus Bouncers, Inflatable Pitch and toddler area. It’s a great space for running around and letting off some steam – especially when the weather outside’s not so nice!

 Coastal Cafe provides a seating area where parents can see children at all times while enjoying a coffee and snack.

 Numbers are limited, so please call us on 01569 731320 to reserve your space.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2068676366779287/


Doors Open Day 2018 

Organiser: Trinity Hall

Where: Trinity Hall, Aberdeen, AB10 6DA 

Date:  Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Come along to our beautiful historic venue and discover one of Aberdeen’s hidden gems. Dating back to 1587, you will be guided through Aberdeen’s history and the involvement of the Trades within the city.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/203567166957642/


Doors Open Day with TechFest at the Zoology Building 

Organiser: TechFest

Where: Zoology Building and Cruickshank Botanical Garden, University of Aberdeen, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ

Date:  Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Doors Open Day and TechFest are collaborating at the University of Aberdeen, Zoology Building for a FREE event.

Come and explore the fantastic collection of around 75,000 specimens at Aberdeen’s Zoology Museum; attend TechFest’s Bizarre Bones workshop and learn about exciting new research from ‘Snappy Science’ presented by University of Aberdeen science students.

Cost: Free

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2096871270554138/


AWPR GoNorthEast Road Festival

Organiser: AWPR – Go North East

Where: AWPR, Aberdeen City & Shire

Date:  Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 2018

Description: The free, weekend-long festival will bring the community together to celebrate the transformational Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project in advance of its eagerly-awaited opening.

The GoNorthEast Road Festival will offer visitors a range of exhibitions and entertainment available within a festival style village along part of the route. In addition to the festival attractions, people of all ages and abilities will have the chance to cycle and walk along a picturesque part of the new road in the Dee Valley.

Visit the #GoNorthEast website for more information, and details on travel to the event village: https://bhttps://awprgonortheast.co.uk/community/road-festival/it.ly/2whAmxx


Doors Open Day Aberdeen 

Organiser: Aberdeen Doors Open Day

Where: Aberdeen City 

Date:  Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

The whole programme is available here: https://bit.ly/2MKdHQS

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/189136988363578/


Autumn craft fair

Organiser: Right on Your Doorstep Events

Where: Westhill Community Church, Westhill, Aberdeen

Date: Saturday 8th September 2018
Time: 10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Right On Your Doorstep Events presents our Autumn fair, showcasing some of the best local artisans and small businesses. With free entry, ample parking and the excellent Green Pastures cafe for refreshments, it is the relaxed way to shop.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2153189064959790/


Doors Open Day – Aberdeen Town House and Archives 

Organiser: Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives

Where: Aberdeen Town House, Aberdeen AB10 1FY 

Date: Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Explore the main civic rooms and beautiful staircase. Delve deeper into the history of Aberdeen at the local and family history fair taking place in the Town & County Hall – organisations including Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives, Local Studies and the Aberdeen & North East Scotland Family History Society will be on hand to answer your questions. The Archive Charter Room on the third floor will also be open – home to one of the most important sets of Burgh records in Scotland and recognised by

UNESCO in 2013 as part of their World Heritage Project. Access by tours which run every 30 minutes, no booking required.

The full programme for Aberdeen Doors Open Day can be downloaded here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/engage/public/doors-open-day-aberdeen-385.php

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/357350444803463/


NEOS – North East Open Studios 

Organiser: Delgatie Castle

Where: Delgatie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 8th September 2018
Time: 10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Delgatie is again thrilled to be hosting a selection of arts and crafts as part of the NEOS event in the North East of Scotland.  Make sure you come along and view all the wonderful exhibitors and perhaps leave with a few purchases.

The Castle tearoom is open as normal during the event!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2019844221394114/


Doors Open Day 2018 

Organiser: NHS Grampian Archives

Where: Special Collections Centre, University of Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Join the Special Collections Centre, University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian Archives on Doors Open Day on Saturday 8th September between 10am and 1pm, where there will be the opportunity to view a small small selection of items from the Printed Book Collections. NHS Grampian Archives will also be showcasing some of their historic archives.

There is no need to book, and staff at the Welcome Desk within the Sir Duncan Rice Library will direct you to the Special Collections Centre on the Lower Ground Floor.

Parking is available on the University Campus, and there is disabled access to the Library.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/298330250752701/


Community Sports Hub “Come and Try” 

Organiser: MBC Festival

Where: Cults Academy, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Organised by Mid-Deeside Community Sports Hub. Free ‘Come and Try’ event with some of the local clubs offering taster sessions for participants young and old to try out some sport and activities, inc. martial arts, hockey and lots more!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1661539097274552/


Me Too! Show – Exhibition for people with disabiltiies 

Organiser: Me Too Sc045895

Where: The Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University AB10 7GJ 

Date:  Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Back for it’s second year after the positive feedback from last years event!

Me Too! Show is for parent/carers/professionals of children with Additional Support Needs to find out more about the services and provisions there are in our local area to help support them.

Hosting our second Additional Support Needs Nearly New Sale – come down and grab a bargain!  If you would like details on how to sell, please email: tori@metoomagazine.org

We will also have a Motability display from Peter Vardy as well as Sensory Spaces from Light, Sounds Sensory and relevant talks throughout the day including, Autism and Me, Power of Attorney and Guardianship and Benefits Advice.

Keep an eye on our Facebook Event Page for further details and photos from last year.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/178340823028546/


Elphinstone Institute on Doors Open Day 

Organiser: Elphinstone Institute

Where: Elphinstone Institute, MacRobert Building, Aberdeen  

Date: Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: This Doors Open Day in Aberdeen come along and learn about the Elphinstone Institute. We’re a centre for the study of Ethnology, Folklore, and Ethnomusicology and we study the vernacular culture of the North-East of Scotland. We produce lots of research on an extremely wide range of topics in the North-East including sacred singing, calendar customs, fiddle playing, shamanism, cultural traditions of Scottish Travellers, Ganzie knitting, life stories of immigrants, hen nights, and plenty of other topics besides. We also have an extensive public engagement programme full of interesting talks, film screenings, schools projects and more. Come and meet some of the staff and students to hear more and take part in any of the following activities.

Singaround

Visitors are invited to this session to sing a song or to simply enjoy listening to others. It will be run between 12-2pm and will be hosted by Public Engagement Officer, respected Trad singer, and PhD graduate, Irene Watt.

Explore Our Archives

There will be listening and watching stations for visitors to hear and see some of the material from our extensive archives.

Browse Our Books and CDs

Over the years we have published a number of interesting books and CDs. We’ll have a selection available for viewing and purchase.

Hear the North-East

We’ve curated a playlist of music from and about this region featuring traditional and contemporary performers. It’ll be played in the office throughout the day.

NIMITAAU Exhibition

In partnership with the Cree Cultural Institute and University of Aberdeen’s Special Collections team, our own Dr Frances Wilkins has curated an extremely interesting exhibition entitled NIMITAAU Let’s Dance – Fiddle Dancing Through Scots and Eeyou Cultures. It focuses on the indigenous people of northern Quebec and their links with Scottish culture. Head over to the Sir Duncan Rice Library and take an audio-visual journey into the world of Eeyou fiddle-dance performance.

Learn about Our Study Programmes

The Elphinstone Institute is the only research centre specialising in the vigorous vernacular culture of the North-East and North of Scotland, and the only Folklore-degree granting institution in the United Kingdom. We offer a taught MLitt (Master’s) degree in Ethnology and Folklore, as well as MLitt Res, MPhil, and PhD research degrees, all of which can be undertaken full- or part-time. On the day, we’ll have information on each of the above.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/883910391819441/


Doors Open Day 

Organiser: School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition – University of Aberdeen

Where: School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition – University of Aberdeen  

Date:  Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: On Saturday 8th September, three of our buildings will be open to the public as part of Doors Open Day 2018.

The Institute of Medical Science accommodates over 400 scientists and research staff. There will be stands in the main atrium highlighting some of the excellent research such as neuroscience, microbiology, cancer research and musculoskeletal medicine. There will be guided tours of the labs at 10:30, 13:00 and 14:30. No booking is required.

The Rowett has always been at the forefront of nutrition research and has played a key role in shaping the health of the UK. Come and explore our state of the art Human Nutrition Unit, find out about some of our nutrition studies, lift the lid on gut bacteria and taste some samples from our latest recipe book. There will be ad hoc guided tours around the building. No booking required.

The Aberdeen Dental School was established to help provide a qualified dental workforce particularly in relation to the needs of the North of Scotland. Come and see the purpose built teaching facility, and get involved with our interactive sessions and displays with students and staff on hand with demonstrations and information.

The staff car parks will be free to use during the day for each of these buildings.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1889361908025357/


Doors Open Day

Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Treasure Hub, Aberdeen AB16 7AX 

Date: Saturday 8th September 2018
Time: 10:15AM-03:00PM

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

Enjoy Night on the Town, a display of objects from the collections including platform shoes and pub doors, inspired by our recent acquisition of LS Lowry’s painting, The Old Cinema (see it on your Hub tour).

30-45 min tours throughout the day from 10.15am to 3pm. Places limited, booking essential.

Don’t worry if you can’t visit us on Doors Open Day. We offer free tours every Wednesday at 11am and 2pm. On Thursdays, we are open for visits by pre-booked school and community groups.

Booking essential: email info@aagm.co.uk or call 03000 200 293

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/312338175991266/


Castle Fraser: Fungi Fact & Fiction

 Organiser: North East Ranger Service

Where: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate, Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 7LD 

Date:  Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  10:30AM-12:30PM

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

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2021963601161404/


Daviot’s Big Summer Gala

Where: Daviot Village Hall, Aberdeen

Date: Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/909480229238061/


Family Fun and Fair Day at Airyhall 

Organiser: Tiksy Art and Craft Fayres

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

Date:  Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  12:30PM-03:30PM

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2184619301766057/


Fraserburgh Beach event 

Organiser: Frozen Fraserburgh

Where: Fraserburgh Beach, Aberdeen  

Date:  Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  01:00PM-03:00PM

Description: —Free Photo shoot for everyone who  would like to try something new and get opportunity to be NineX future model 🙂

—-£50 cheque for the best Photographer.

 —We will also offer a performance on the Catwalk which will be on November in Fraserburgh Leisure Center.

—-No experience needed 🙂

—On the background few fantastic instructors will be running a Zumbathon on the stage where parents with their children can get a great fun.

Full day of attractions for everyone.

Event support Frozen Fraserburgh.

Get Fun on the Fraserburgh Beach.

Donation Welcome

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/222056775158334/


Danestone Baby Printing Session 

Organiser: E Collection

Where: Danestone Community Centre, Aberdeen

Date: Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  01:30PM-02:30PM

Description: For all the new and expectant parents, we have a baby printing session coming up in September, perfect for capturing those precious moments when growing is happening on a daily basis.

Come along and make prints of your baby’s feet that can then be framed and displayed in their room/nursery or made into thank you cards or announcement cards.

Print + Frame – £10

10 postcards (announcement or thank you) – £7.50

10 cards and envelopes (announcement or thank you) – £10

The event is a drop in however booking is essential to ensure sufficient numbers to run the class.

Book your place today by emailing e.hare0612@googlemail.com

Paint used is washable poster paint, it may not be suitable for all skin types therefore parents and guardians approve the use on their child at their own risk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1821483497972337/


Family Fun Run 

Organiser: MBC Festival

Where: Hillview Community Church, Earlswells Road, AB15 9NY Cults, Aberdeen City,

Date: Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Organised by Cults ASG Active Schools in conjunction with Mackinnons Solicitors. Each group to have min. 1 adult. Walk, jog or run a 1km loop through Foggieton Woods as many times as your group wants. Medals and certificates awarded.

Families are encouraged to sign up as a group to complete our 1km loop of Foggieton Woods on Saturday 8th September as many times as they would like! This is a participation event, with families encouraged to take part as a group and as such, the laps will not be timed. We’d like families to have fun walking/jogging/running together and are encouraging families within the Cults, Milltimber, Culter area to sign up.

To book: Please note that we have now closed the online booking – however, if you would like to book a place for your family / group, please email JoDixon@sportaberdeen.co.uk before Friday 7th September.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2111505892399717/


A Walk Through Time 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Tullos Hill

Date: Saturday 8th September 2018
Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Join a Countryside Ranger for a walk that will take in 10,000 years of history, including Bronze Age and wartime structures, and look out for a variety of wildlife that inhabits the hill.

Meet at the new car park for Tullos Hill at the end of Altens Farm Road, accessible off Hareness Road.  First bus 3 goes to Wellington Road and 18 to Hareness Road.

Ideal for adults and older children.  This event is free but donations to the Ranger Service are greatly appreciated.

Booking essential – call 01224 326 429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk to book your place.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2052028188163345/


JDRF One Fun Run Aberdeen 

Organiser: JDRF Scotland

Where: Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeen   

Date:  Sunday 9th September 2018
Time:  09:30AM-02:00PM

Description: Will you conquer the course to help cure type 1 diabetes?

Anyone aged 5+ can take on our thrilling new One Fun Run – obliterating obstacles and getting covered in colour! This event features a number of obstacles for all ages to conquer, all while raising money to support type 1 diabetes research.

So why not spray paint your hair to get in the mood, or bring a picnic and make a day of it!

Want a more relaxing challenge? Sign up for our famous One Walk taking place at the same location and enjoy a spectacular 5k walk, surrounded by beautiful scenery, while watching those taking part in the One Fun Run alongside you!

Please note, children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. There must be at least one adult per five children under 10.

What the day includes:

A fun new challenge

Getting messy with colour

A medal for finishing

Use of the fun activities at Lochter including Segways, Archery, Bait Fishing, Water Rollers and more!

How to register – Select a One Fun Run wave (11am or 11.15am) or One Walk Wave (11am)

Register online and pay £5 per child and £10 per participating adult.

If you do not register you may turn up on the day, but please note there will be an entry fee of £20 per adult and £10 per child.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/150938648934930/


Japan Day Aberdeen 2018 

Organiser: Japan Day Aberdeen Organisation

Where: Cults Academy, Aberdeen  

Date: Sunday 9th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-05:30PM

Description: !!!FREE ENTRY!!!

#JDAYABDN2018

*SAVE THE DATE*

Hi everyone!!

We are so excited that Japan Day Aberdeen will be returning to Cults Academy and it is going to be BIGGER AND BETTER!

The event is aimed towards celebrating the historical and present-day relationship between the Northeast of Scotland and Japan.

Over 2100 visitors attended last year and we will be expecting Japan Day Aberdeen 2018 to be the biggest yet!!!

With over 40 exciting vendors, food stalls and exhibitors attending and a packed programme of performances, demonstrations and activities, this is an event not to be missed!

Please ‘Like’, ‘Follow’ and ‘Share’ via our Facebook page and Twitter: @JDayAberdeen for more updates!

Share the news and bring along your families and friends! Let us know you are coming, and we look forward to seeing you there!!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/857600321068482/


A Celebration of Scottish Wildlife

 Organiser: TechFest

Where: Zoology Building, Aberdeen

Date: Sunday 9th September 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: ***No need for tickets. Just turn up for FREE***

Join our mailing list for a copy of the imminent TechFest 2018 programme – https://www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk/contact/mailing-list.

Get in touch with your wild side at this fantastic FREE event celebrating Scotland’ wildlife and the great outdoors. With everything from flowers to fossils, sea birds to seals and rock pools to rewilding there’s something for everyone with activities and fun for all ages.

This brilliant event includes:

Special guest star NICK BAKER will be here to answer all your wildlife questions!

Rockpooling with Macduff Marine Aquarium

Duthie Park Ranger Service

GeoBus St Andrews demonstrating how glaciers have carved landscapes, how volcanoes used to exist in Scotland, and even panning for ‘Gold’.

Wildlife CSI – Put your wildlife-detective hat on and come to learn about using science to help investigate crimes against animals.

University Zoology Museum

Pond dipping

Garden tours don’t miss this opportunity to take part in a guided tour round the beautiful botanic gardens.

Bushcraft ‚ chat to our survival expert and learn all about the bushcraft and survival skills of the ancient highlanders with Fandabi Dozi Wilderness Adventures

And featuring lots more incredible organisations including Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels, Scottish Invasive Species Initiative, RSPB Dolphinwatch, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Greyhope Bay, Dragados, JNCC and  Ythan Seal Watch.

All this and more in a day that’s bound to inspire, educate and entertain!

Plus grab a bite to eat while supporting lovely local businesses The Liberty Kitchen and Haydn’s Woodfired Pizza

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/240746790077578/


Grampian Motorcycle Convention

 Organiser: Grampian Motorcycle Convention

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

Date:  Sunday 9th September 2018
Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Now in its 36th year the Convention has been restyled into a motorcycle show with expanded trade and display areas, special classic bike section, custom bikes, scooters and competition machines.

Due to the ongoing restrictions on our track we are unable to run the popular Moped Mayhem. However we are returning to the years where our ‘delegates’ ride their machines right into the event where they form part of the attraction and are arranged in paddocks and are eligible for judging for a range of imaginative prizes!

There will be a wide array of activities including;

* Vintage + Classic Bikes * Classic Racers * Motor Scooters*

* Parades and Demonstrations * Dealer Displays * Refreshments*

* Children’s Play Area * Live Music Stage * Club Stands *

Watch this space for more info on what to expect at this years event.

If you are interested in entering your vehicle or perhaps having a trade stand, check out our website at http://www.gtm.org.uk/events/grampian-motorcycle-convention/

or contact our events office events@gtm.org.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2103100149719931/


Children’s bookclub 

Organiser: Waterstones

Where: Waterstones, 3-7 Union Bridge, Aberdeen AB11 6BG 

Date: Sunday 9th September 2018
Time:  11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Our Children’s Book of the Month, Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll, is a fascinating tale of mystery and adventure set in Egypt and is our pick for this month’s read! Hope you’re ready to face all types of myths and legends about pharaohs and mummies and curses…

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/444891952672728/


Balance Bikers at Hazlehead – Tuesdays 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

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

Date:  Tuesday 11th September 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=484844358609939


Ferryhill Kids – Baby Group (Wednesdays) 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, Aberdeen

Date:  Wednesday 12th September 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.

£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=1767924966626205


Balance Bikers at Westburn Park – Thursdays 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Westburn Park, Aberdeen  

Date: Thursday 13th August 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=477867799306152


Messy Play Sessions – Danestone 

Organiser: Messy Moments

Where: Messy Moments, Aberdeen   

Date:  Thursday 13th September 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/2057691994480461/?event_time_id=2057692024480458


Baby Carrier / Wrap Drop In Session – Bridge of Don 

Organiser: Close and Calm

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

Date:  Friday 14th September 2018
Time:  09:30AM-10:45

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Drop In 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/450595312066531/


We hope this has given you some inspiration for the week ahead. Let us know in the comments below or over on FacebookInstagram or Twitter what you get up too!


If you have an event you would like listed in a future ‘What’s on’ post and event calendar drop us an email at mimi@mummymimi.co.uk or contact us over on Facebook

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

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