What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 8th – 14th June 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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Coastal Play 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 8th June 2019 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/248815399341278/


Who Let the Dads Out? – Hebron Evangelical Church 

Organiser: Community Work Hebron Aberdeen

Where: Hebron Evangelical Church Aberdeen, Summer Street, AB10 1RR 

Date:  Saturday 8th June 2019 Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: A fun free group for dads/grandad’s/father figures plus their kids aged 0-11 to socialise, eat and play.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/335015684015700/?event_time_id=335015707349031


Funday/craft fayre at Northfield Community Centre

Where: Northfield Community Centre, 7b Byron Square, AB16 7 Aberdeen 

Date: Saturday 8th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Funday and craft fayre at northfield community centre. Selection of stall for the adults including body products, gifts, amazing frames, bath bombs and more……

For the children there is face paints, glitter tattoos, sand arts, bows, toys and loads more

 There will be a raffle, guess how many sweets, fools name etc with prizes up for grabs

We have a range of snacks from tea/coffee to toffee and ice cream

Street sports will be in the outside area with free sports.

Special guest arriving at 11am and 1pm.

All raffles and games Drawn at 1.30pm

This funday is to raise funds for the British heart foundation. Please come along and support the local community.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2196674690596383/


Thistle Street Food Market – June 

Organiser: The West End – Aberdeen

Where: The West End – Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 8th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Summer is officially upon us and what better way to enjoy these long, light evenings than some al-fresco dining with friends and family.

The Thistle Street Food Market is on Saturday the 8th June, come along and pick up some delicious food and drink from fantastic local producers.

We will be announcing the full list of our confirmed stallholders closer to market day, so keep checking back here!

If your company is interested in having a stall at Thistle Street Food Market, please email AberdeenWestEnd@outlook.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/323811761606143/


Summer at Garioch Heritage Centre 

Organiser: Exclusively Highlands

Where: Garioch Heritage Centre

Date:  Saturday 8th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Exclusively Highlands brings their summer craft and food fair to Garioch Heritage Centre, Inverurie. Some of Scotland’s finest handmade crafts and food producers will be appearing at this unique venue, which will be our only wheelchair and buggy friendly event in Aberdeenshire, no spiral stairs here!

A chance to meet an array of craftspeople at work; from Gin Distillers, glassmakers, patissiers, preservists, textilers, iron sculpture and artists to silversmiths, photographers, jewellers, wood & horn turners. The makers will be demonstrating how traditional techniques are still used to make beautiful & contemporary items. Admission is free and includes the first floor museum showcasing a varied collection of local artefacts. The heritage Centre cafe will be providing their usual tasty and varied fare throughout both Saturday and Sunday.

10am-4pm daily. Free entrance.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2296890307301017/


Aboyne Farmers Market

Organiser: Aboyne Farmers Market

Where: Aboyne Green 

Date:  Saturday 8th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Lots of stalls to see with local produce and ready to eat food stalls too

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2273465416204955/


Meiklemill Summer Fair 

Organiser: Fiona Patrick

Where: Meiklemill Primary School, Provost Davidson Dr, AB41 9 Ellon, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 8th June 2019 Time:  11:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Come along for some summer fun, there’s something for everyone.  We have a barbecue, stalls, kids stalls, games, football tournament, body zorbs, raffle and much more….

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/361691521117889/


Hazlehead Primary School – Summer FAIR 2019 

Organiser: Hazlehead School Parent Council

Where: Provost Graham Ave, Aberdeen AB15 8HB 

Date:  Saturday 8th June 2019 Time:  11:00AM-01:00PM

Description: We are delighted to inform you about the forthcoming Summer Fair to be held at the school on Saturday 8th June, 11am -1pm.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/664263294011580/


Teddy Bear Picnic 

Organiser: Torry St Fittick’s

Where: Torry St Fittick’s, Torry St. Fittick’s Parish Church Walker Road, AB11 8DL Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 8th June 2019 Time:  11:00AM-02:00PM

Description: We’re going on a Picnic!

For Children 7 and under.

We are holding a Teddy Bear Picnic at Torry St Fitticks.

Come along for Fun, Games and a Picnic. Bring you Teddy with you & enjoy an afternoon with friends & make some new ones!

Children must be accompanied by a responsible Adult

Get in Contact over on the facebook event to reserve a place! We look forward to see you there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2335738013351184/


World Ocean’s Day at Dolphinwatch 

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Torry Battery, Greyhope Road, AB11 8, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 8th June 2019 Time: 11:00AM-05:00PM

Description: Dolphinwatch is celebrating! Every year, World Oceans Day provides everyone the chance to honour, explore and protect the oceans and the incredible life they support.

Join us for a family fun day with activities and challenges to help you connect with the rocky shore and the watery world beyond.

What’s on?

Lock-box family challenge

Does your family have what it takes to find the code and complete the activities to break into our deep sea Dolphinwatch lock-box?

Wildlife watching

There’s lots of amazing wildlife around at the Battery! Borrow some binoculars and take some time to explore. If you’re lucky you might spot jumping dolphins, an elusive otter, nesting sand martins or some beautiful seabirds!

Beach Clean

Take action to protect marine wildlife! Borrow some equipment and clean up the beach to earn a certificate.

Rock-pooling

We’ve got everything you need to venture out onto the rocky shore and have your own close encounters with some amazing wild animals.

Activities and games

Learn about some of the threats facing our oceans and the wildlife that lives there with some fun activities and tricky challenges.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/449936525816818/


Messy Church 

Organiser: Portlethen Parish Church

Where: Portlethen Parish Church, Cookston Road, AB12 4QP Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 8th June 2019 Time:  03:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Come and join for us fun, food and lots of crafts and activities. No need to book, all ages welcome 🙂 Oh and FREE!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2123007304473652/


Balance Bikers at Hazlehead Park 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Hazlehead Park, AB15 8BE

Date:  Sunday 9th June 2019 Time:  09:30AM-11:30AM

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

Our sessions are FUN, CHALLENGING & PROGRESSIVE.  They are 30 minutes long, booking is essential!

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!  Suitable for ages 18 months to 4 years old.  Bikes and helmets available to borrow.

https://bookwhen.com/balancebikers

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2372602959417239/?event_time_id=2372602992750569


Open Farm Sunday 

Organiser: Castleton Farm Shop & Cafe

Where: Castleton Farm Shop & Cafe, AB301 Laurencekirk Date:  Sunday 9th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: This is a fantastic family friendly FREE event that is always hugely popular! You will learn lots about the farm, see the machinery and tractors, visit the pack house and see the biomass. Tractor and trailer guided tours will take visitors round the blueberries and cherries.

There will also be catering available on the day including a BBQ, ice cream, tea, coffee and cold drinks. Charges will apply for all food and drinks. Our shop & cafe will be open as normal throughout the event.

There will also be fun things for the children including a carty ride and bouncy castle!

We will be raising money for Friends of Anchor on the day.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2342947305728208/


Military Vehicle Tattoo 

Organiser: Grampian Transport Museum

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

Date:  Sunday 9th June 2019 Time:  11:30AM-04:00PM

Description: The Military Vehicle Tattoo will be a gathering of historic military hardware, with demonstrations, rides and period displays.

Following on from the success of last year’s event, GTM is pleased to announce that we will be holding the Tattoo again this year.  With a wide selection of historic vehicles, parades, demonstrations and children’s activities, it promises to be a great day out.

 Our site will be available for entrants to arrive on Saturday the 8th of June and stay overnight if they wish.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/343311486391467/


Eid in the Garden 2019 #FamFunDay 

Organiser: Aberdeen Muslims

Where: Rubislaw and Queens Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 9th June 2019 Time:  12:00PM-05:00PM

Description: #EidinTheGarden in partnership with #HumanAppeal !!!

For everyone in Aberdeen #FREEevent

Sunday 9th June – food, arts, crafts, third sector stalls…

Gigantic Kids Zone with bouncy castles, assault courses, soft play and games… #itsgonnabeFUN #itsgonnabeFIRE

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/395410174629722/


Charity Garden Open Day 

Organiser: Kincardine Castle

Where: Kincardine Castle 

Date:  Sunday 9th June 2019 Time:  1:30PM-05:00PM

Description: We’re opening our gates again this year as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme for our annual Charity Garden Open Day.  Come and join us on Sunday 9 June from 1.30pm – 5pm for a great afternoon out exploring the grounds of this private castle in Royal Deeside.   Entry only £5 and children (under 16) are free!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2349296545306984/


Festival in the Park 

Organiser: Craigiebuckler Parish Church

Where: Hazlehead Park, AB15 8BE 

Date:  Sunday 9th June 2019 Time:  02:30PM-04:30PM

Description: On Sunday 9th June between 2:30pm and 4:30pm, you are invited to join us at the Festival in the Park at Hazlehead Park. This event has been jointly organised by the Churches that are in our Cluster Group. There will be Various Activities, such as Storytelling, Balloon Modelling and Face Painting. There will also be some Entertainment, such as Music with Ranan and a Magic Show. The Festival will round off with Closing Praise at 4pm.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1212040788964277/


Mud Pies on Monday afternoons 

Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Hazlehead Park – meet at the small swing park on Groats Road in between Hazlehead Academy and the main park itself. AB15 8BE, Groats Road 

Date:  Monday 10th June 2019 Time:  01:00PM-02:30PM

Description: Calling all 2 to 5 year olds! Come along to this 5 week course with your adult to discover nature and play and explore outdoors!

We’ll have drinks and biscuits for snack, look for interesting things, do some nature crafts, have a camp fire and LOTS more including playing with diggers and soft toys and making mud pies all in the (hopefully) gorgeous Spring sunshine!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/382732769231801/?event_time_id=382732772565134


Messy Play Macduff-Life’s A Beach 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

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

Date:  Wednesday 12th June 2019 Time:  10:30AM-11:30AM

Description: Roll up roll up! Pack your buckets and spades, we have all the fun of the seaside here at Ames Around! Come sing and take a ride on our Foam Ferris wheel, hook a duck or tuck into some ice cream & jelly. Enjoy some favourites of the fun fair such as our cereal bumper cars and funfair rice!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/337299193582956/


Madagascar the Musical

Organiser: His Majesty’s Theatre

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

Date: Wednesday 12th June 2019 Time:  07:30PM-09:30PM

Description: Based on the smash hit DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all of your favourite crack- a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well  enough  alone,  Marty  lets  his  curiosity  get  the  better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Filled  with  outlandish  characters,  adventure  galore  and  an upbeat score, you’ll have no choice but to “Move It, Move It!” Based on the smash hit DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all of your favourite crack- a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2208368819187419/


Messy Play Aberdeen-Life’s A Beach Party 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: 46th Aberdeen Scout Group 

Date:  Thursday 13th June 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Roll up roll up! Pack your buckets and spades, we have all the fun of the seaside here at Mess Around! Come along and take a ride on our shaving foam Ferris wheel, hook a duck or tuck into some ice cream & jelly. Enjoy some favourites of the fun fair such as our cereal bumper cars and funfair rice!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/384621035488909/


Aberdeen Etsy Summer Showcase with Look Again Festival 

Organiser: Aberdeen Etsy Team

Where: The Anatomy Rooms, Queen Street, AB10 1AP 

Date:  Thursday 13th June 2019 Time:  05:00PM-08:00PM

Description: The ever-popular Aberdeen Etsy Market is returning for a second summer showcase as part of the fantastic Look Again Festival. The curated design fair will showcase the best of Aberdeen City and Shire talent, celebrating the makers, collectors and artisans in local community. It will also house an art installation communally created by the Aberdeen Etsy Team. An opportunity to meet the makers, support local creatives and buy quality products ranging from illustration, art, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, cosmetics to homeware.

Aberdeen Etsy Team are a not-for-profit creative community that supports Etsy sellers at any age and stage of their careers – from business start-up to long-term shop owners. The aim of the group is to bring the creative community in Aberdeen together, facilitating a platform for networking and making new friends, while encouraging connections and collaborative work. We run workshops, talks, pop-ups, & casual meet-ups, as well as the hugely successful uk-wide Etsy Made Local market.

Our fantastic home for the summer market will be The Anatomy Rooms – one of the main Look Again hubs and bang in the middle of all the festival fun! There is an incredible programme of events in store. Beyond excited to take part again….

See you soon!

Aberdeen Etsy Team

Thurs 13th – Launch night event 5pm-8pm

Fri 14th 10am-5pm

Sat 15th 10am-5pm

Sun 16th 11am-5pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/863219520698503/?event_time_id=863219527365169


Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Friday 14th June 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is drop in group with a variety of activities for babies and kids up to pre-school.   It’s £3 a session and as it’s parent-led activities please do help out and get stuck in.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/954976888046963/?event_time_id=954976941380291


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

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