What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 9th – 15th November 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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Crathes Castle Christmas Fair 

Organiser: Exclusively Highlands

Where: Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

 Date:  Friday 8th – Sunday 10th November 2019

Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Exclusively Highlands hosts it’s stunning annual Christmas Fair at Crathes. Throughout the Castle and Horsemill and with over 60 exhibitors displaying their wares there will be an amazing choice for everyone.  A sumptuous range of cheeses, meats, charcuterie, preserves, seafood, beer, gin, coffee, fudge and wonderfully unique collections of Jewellery, Art, Stoneware, Clothing, Tweed accessories, Photography, Candles & Diffusers together with fabulous skincare products and beard products – all lovingly handmade in Scotland.

Refreshments will be available throughout the event in the Courtyard Cafe. Admission £4 children Free.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/355857345232309/

St Combs Bonfire And Fireworks Display 

Organiser: St. Combs Village Trust

Where: St Combs Beach, AB43 8, Fraserburgh

Date:  Rearranged to Friday 8th November 2019

Time:  06:15PM-08:15PM

Description: St Combs Bonfire And Fireworks Display is back again down at the pump house car park!

As always refreshments will be available to buy such as soup, hotdogs, teas, coffees, hot chocolate and home bakes  along with some light up goodies too!

Our Bonfire will be lit at 6.30 with our Fireworks Display starting at 7.

For insurance purposes please DON’T bring or light your own fireworks, we’ve increased the size of the display again this year and we’re sure you won’t be disappointed!

Our event is subject to weather conditions so please keep an eye on this event or our Facebook page should any changes need to be made.

We look forward to seeing you at what is becoming a very popular village event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/427814337849939/

Kintore Fireworks 

Organiser: Kintore

Where: Kintore Primary School, School Road, Kinellar, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Date:  Friday 8th November 2019

Time:  06:30PM-08:00PM

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/938428546536178/

The Critter Keeper at GHC  

Organiser: Garioch Heritage Centre

Where: Garioch Heritage Centre, Loco Works Road, AB514FY Inverurie, Aberdeenshire   Date:  Saturday 9th November 2019 Time: 10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Due to popular demand The Critter Keeper will be returning to Garioch Heritage Centre to run 2 sessions on the 9th November 2019. The first session will run from 10:30-11:30 and the second session from 12:00 to 13:00. Tickets, £5, can be purchased from the front desk in the Centre or at www.gariochheritage.co.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/375551563102030/

CLAN Christmas Market  

Organiser: CLAN Cancer Support

Where: CLAN Cancer Support, 120 Westburn Road, AB25 2QA Aberdeen  

Date:  Saturday 9th November 2019 Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: The CLAN Christmas Market returns this November, following on from our biggest ever inhouse event last year! We genuinely have some of the most incredible local stall holders coming along, selling jewellery, arts & crafts, christmas gifts, home bakes, and much more! There will be a raffle for all to enter on the day featuring some top prizes. Updates will be posted on who you can expect to see on the day, so follow the page and get all the inside information! Entry is £3 per person on the door and there is limited parking on site.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2300733553511985/

Baby and Children Nearly New Sale  

Where: Turriff Baden Powell Centre, AB53 4 Turriff, Aberdeenshire  

Date: Saturday 9th November 2019 Time:  10:30AM-01:00PM

Description: Grab a bargain just in time for Christmas at our Nearly New Sale. Big ticket items, toys, clothes.. all in NEW or NEARLY NEW condition!

And a cheeky home bake stall just because Quality stalls and large item gallery. 

£2.00 entry per adult. Under 16’s go free. All proceeds support Fyvie Playgroup.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/594466121086431/

Connies Yearly Christmas Fayre  

Organiser: Connie Chiappino

Where: Palace Hotel Peterhead, Aberdeen  

Date:  Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th November 2019 Time:  11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Yearly Christmas Fayre Sat 9th Nov 11 to 5 pm Sun 10th Nov 12 to 4 pm



Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2376802329226754/

Kirktown Wonderful Reindeer Weekends 

Organiser: Kirktown Garden Centre & Restaurant

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

Date:  Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November 2019

Time:  12:00PM – 4:00PM

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

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/462358277854554/

ETKO Big Family Party  

Organiser: ETKO Sports Academy

Where: The Drouthy Laird, Victoria Buildings, AB51 3QT Inverurie, Aberdeenshire  

Date:  Saturday 9th November 2019 Time:  01:00PM-06:00PM

Description: Join us at the ETKO Big Family Party – a fun-filled afternoon for all the family with a disco, buffet, games and more! We are delighted to be hosting this event at The Drouthy Laird in Inverurie. A proportion of all funds raised will go towards our Charity of the Year, The ARCHIE Foundation. To find out more, or book your tickets, email admin@etkosportsacademy.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/369642087289089/

Lumphanan Christmas Fayre  

Organiser: Lumphanan Golf Club

Where: Lumphanan Golf Club, Main Road, Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB31 4PW Lumphanan  

Date:  Saturday 9th November 2019 Time:  01:30PM-03:30PM

Description: SAVE THE DATE – the club’s annual Christmas Fayre will take place on Saturday, 9 November from 2 pm until 4 pm.   Full details of the stalls will be posted when these are finalised.   They will include a Ladies Stall, raffles with one for a Christmas Hamper and one for a Christmas Cake, as well as all the super homemade cakes and bakes in our delicious afternoon tea, which this year will contain some new surprises.   Cocktails and mocktails will also be available.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/596673587532331/

Rosehearty Bonfire & Firework Display 2019 

Organiser: Rosehearty Bonfire

Where: Rosehearty Caravan Park, AB43 7 Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Rearranged to Saturday 2nd November 2019

Time:  06:30PM-09:30PM

Description: Rosehearty bonfire and firework Display

Saturday 2nd November at rosehearty caravan park.

Bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and firework at 7pm

There will be hot snacks and refreshments available along with light up goodies

We are looking for volunteers throughout the event.

Please if you could help get in contact!

If you have rubbish to burn on the bonfire please leave advise on lists available at local shops.

Please note we will not be collecting any non Burnable materials.

No tyres, mattress and sofas

We respectfully ask that NO RUBBISH is dumped at the Bonfire site before the collection of materials Thank You

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2429026910695815/

Aberdeen Lynx V Belfast Giants

Organiser: Aberdeen Lynx Ice Hockey Team 

Where: Linx Ice Arena, Beach Promenade, AB245NR Aberdeen


Date: Saturday 9th November 2019

Time: 7:15PM-10:00PM

Description: NEW to the SNL this season the Belfast Giants make their way across the water to the Scottish mainland to take on the Aberdeen Lynx.

There will be no return game so double points will be awarded making it even more exciting!

We will be having lots of fun off the ice too with our Mascot Lennox the Lynx, Chuck A Puck and Shirt off the Back. Our Pop Up Shop will also be available for all your Lynx merch.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/406225146940399/

Newmachar Fireworks Display – 2019  

Organiser: Newmachar Rockets

Where: Charles Gordon Park  

Date:  Saturday 9th November 2019 Time:  06:30PM-08:00PM


After the FANTASTIC success of previous displays we are delighted to announce the date of this years event!!!

THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT No Tickets Required although DONATIONS are gratefully accepted. Light up Novelties For Sale, Food & Drink available on site

Doors Open 6.30pm Fireworks Display at 7.30pm No car parking available on site, Disabled Parking for Blue Badge Holders available at Newmachar Hotel. Pedestrian access only to the event.

U64C road will be closed at the A947 Crossroads at Newmachar Hotel to Westgrove House. Diversions via Oldlmedrum Road, Meldrum Drive, Coresduick Road.

Thank you to all Local Businesses that have once again helped Support this Local Event.. Any Questions Concerns Please Email newmacharcommunityfireworks@gmail.com Or Message the Page Direct : )

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/407183379968625/

Trend Christmas Fayre 

Organiser: Trend Aberdeen

Where: The Marcliffe at Pitfodels, North Deeside Road, AB15 9YA Aberdeen  

Date:  Sunday 10th November 2019 Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: The annual Trend Christmas Fayre. Come along to our Christmas Fayre for the quintessential festive experience.  Peruse some of the finest Christmas stalls in the North-east. FREE ENTRY

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/878359395879015/

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Infant Massage & Rhythm Kids – Queens Cross Church  

Organiser: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen

Where: Queen’s Cross Church, Albyn Place, AB10 1YN Aberdeen  

Date:  Monday 11th November 2019 Time:  11:30AM-02:45PM

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/618092252031373/

Mandarin Bookbug

Organiser: Confucius Institute Aberdeen

Where: Confucius Institute of the University of Aberdeen, 17 High Street, Aberdeen AB24 3EE


Date: Thursday 14th November 2019

Time: 10:30AM-11:00AM

Description: Join us for a fun, friendly session of Mandarin stories and songs for pre-school children and their families and carers. You don’t have to be a Chinese speaker to enjoy the session, it’s a great opportunity to spend some time with your little one and maybe learn something new together. Free and drop in.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/840199469710543/

Baby Carrier / Wrap Session – Bridge of Don  

Organiser: Close and Calm

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

Date:  Friday 15th November 2019 Time:  09:30AM-10:45AM

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/422842821663242/

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Infant Massage & Rhythm Kids – Loirston Annexe, Cove  

Organiser: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen

Where: Bonding With Baby Aberdeen, Albyn Place, AB10 1YN Aberdeen  

Date:  Friday 15th November 2019 Time:  09:45AM-01:00PM

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/916510385392533/

Segways @ Danestone Session 2

Organiser: Wheelie Fun Aberdeenshire

Where: Danestone Community centre, Fairview St, Danestone, AB22 8 Aberdeen


Date: Friday 15th November 2019 from 18:50-19:20

Time: 6:50PM-7:20PM

Description: Wheelie Fun are delighted to be coming back to Bridge of Don’s, Danestone Community Centre with our Segways. Wheelie Fun are delighted to be coming back to Danestone Community Centre with our Segways!

These self balancing scooters are a huge hit with Adults and Kids!
The Wheelie Fun Team will teach you how to ride the Segways (Personal Transporters). You will get the hang of it in no time . Once you do you can venture onto the circuit to try various challenges!
See You there!

Summary of T&Cs* Recommended age is 5yrs+Children height recommendation is 4ft and weigh between 10kg and 80kg.

Please arrive 5 to 10 mins prior to session.

Please wear trainers during the session. Wheelie Fun do provide PPE for the Segways sessions however our PPE is one size, should you wish to take your own helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, hand protectors for a more comfortable fit you are welcome to.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/527810317785168/

CLAN Santa’s Grotto  

Organiser: CLAN Cancer Support

Where: The Den & The Glen  

Date:   Friday 15th November 2019 Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Experience the magic this year at the CLAN Santa’s Grotto which returns to the Royal Deeside at Den & the Glen!

The enchanting location transports both adults and children to a truly magical and authentic Christmas wonderland, where professional photos are taken for you to treasure the memories forever.

Opening Times: November 15th – December 8th Friday – Sundays 10am-5pm December 13th – 24th Every day 10am-5pm December 24th 10am-2pm

Ticketing: Available on the door, tickets are £6.45 per child which includes a gift

By visiting the CLAN Grotto you are directly helping us support local people affected by cancer in the North East, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. From everyone at CLAN Cancer Support, we look forward to welcoming you and your family for an unforgettable experience with Santa and his elves.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/744796482646937/            

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