What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (29th April – 5th May 2017)

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What’s on in Aberdeen City & Shire

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**


Little Explorer Day: Senses

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 29th April 2017
Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description: Join us on the Saturday 29 April to discover smell, sound, touch, sight and more as we examine what senses can tell us about the world. With hands-on activities, storytelling, colouring and play, this is best suited for little scientists AGED 3-5 YEARS!

Little Explorer Days offer fun, hands-on science based activities that encourage learning through play and are suited for little scientists aged 3-5 years.

Each Little Explorer Day workshop lasts approximately 30 minutes and is supported by related activity tables on the Exhibition Floor.

These days are open to both the public and groups however if you are wishing to attend with a group then we would recommend you book in advance. Please contact a member of the STEM Learning Team on 01224 640 340 for more details.

Prices – On Little Explorer Days, normal entry prices apply.

Website: http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1877450552526674


WHATS ON FOR KIDS & FAMILIES IN ABERDEEN CITY & SHIRE APRIL MAY 17Spring Craft Fair

Organiser: Gaelic Playgroup Aberdeen (Croileagan Obar Dheathain)

Where: St Mark’s Church Aberdeen, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1JY

Date:  Saturday 29th April 2017
Time:  10:00 – 13:00

Description: Gaelic Playgroup Aberdeen (Croileagan Obar Dheathain) Spring Craft Fair

Please come and support us and grab a bargain at our fair with numerous stalls including cupcakes and Arbonne.

There will be hot drinks and biscuits too.

All proceeds will go to Aberdeen’s Gaelic parent and toddler group, Croileagan.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/gaelicplaygroupaberdeen/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/444375599287316


WHATS ON FOR KIDS & FAMILIES IN ABERDEEN CITY & SHIRE APRIL MAY 17Gardening4Kids for Preschoolers

Organiser: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School)

Where: Ben Reid Garden Centre, Countesswells Road, Aberdeen AB15 7AL 

Date:  Saturday 29th April 2017
Time:  11:00 – 12:00

Description: Gardening4Kids class for preschoolers aged 3-5 years.

Theme is Roots and Shoots

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Gardening4KidsGardeningSchool/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/793082030856050


Gardening4Kids for Primary School Children

Organiser: Gardening4Kids (Gardening School)

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

Date:  Saturday 29th April 2017
Time:  14:00 – 15:00

Description: Gardening4Kids class for primary school children.

Theme is the Vegetable Garden.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Gardening4KidsGardeningSchool/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/427277134273666


 NCT May Sling Library and Meet

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Crown Terrace Methodist Church, Aberdeen AB10 6

 Date:  Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Time:  10:00 – 12:00

Description: It’s NCT Aberdeen and Shire’s May sling meet! As the days get longer and Spring is in full swing, we are inviting you to join us for sling chat, hires, help with your own carrier and demonstrations.

We will also have our popular “try me” table: a table full of our personal stashes for you to try out with the aim of finding your perfect carrier or just to try something new!

Older siblings, family and friends as always are welcome. As always, there will be lots of tea, coffee and cake!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/nctaberdeencityandshire/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1848457198705467


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May Day Family Fete

Organiser: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Drum Castle, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5

 Date:  Sunday 30th April 2017
Time:  11:00 – 16:00

Description: May Day Family Fete

Can you toss a welly? Splat a rat? Hit a coconut with a tennis ball at 20 paces? Can you do all of this with an owl on your arm?

Then join us at Drum Castle’s traditional May Day celebration on Sunday 30th April.

Take part in the punishing May Day gauntlet and prove your lawn game prowess

Meet and interact with birds of prey

Weave willow with Helen Jackson (limited workshop spaces available – £10)

Witness the fantastic spectacle of the Banchory Morris Men (2.30pm onwards)

Dance the Drum Castle Maypole

And much more!

Admission to the South Lawn and participation in the Gauntlet:-

Adults: £4.00 // Concessions: £2.00

Usual Castle admission rates apply

For more information, please call 01330 700334

Website: https://www.facebook.com/DrumCastleGardenEstate/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1893706047565586


WHATS ON FOR KIDS & FAMILIES IN ABERDEEN CITY & SHIRE APRIL MAY 17Children’s Bookclub – April

Organiser: Waterstones

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

 Date:  Sunday 30th April 2017
Time:  11:00 – 12:00

Description: Children’s Bookclub – April

Our next bookclub meeting will be on April the 30th at 11am as usually, I hope that suits everyone!

After much deliberation we have picked Robin Stevens new book, Cream Buns and Crime. So brace yourselves because next month we’ll be putting our best detective skills to practice!

See you then!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/WaterstonesABDN/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669867809984326


Family Day with Heavy Horses

Organiser: STRATHORN FARM STABLES

Where: Strathorn Farm Stables, Strathorn Farm, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 5EJ

 Date:  Sunday 30th April 2017
Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description: Family Day with Heavy Horses

SEE HOW CLYDESDALES ARE PREPARED FOR SHOWING

HOW THEY GET THEIR BIG FLUFFY FEET

HAVE A RIDE IN A DRAY

SEE THE STRATHORN DRILL TEAM OF 4 RIDDEN CLYDESDALES, HEAR THE THUNDER OF THEIR HOOVES

CLYDESDALE LOGGING DEMONSTRATION

GARIOCH CARRIAGE DRIVING FOR DISABLED DEMONSTRATION

BARBQ HOMEBAKES

IN AID OF CHARLIE HOUSE

Website: https://www.facebook.com/STRATHORN-FARM-STABLES-118298051520189/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/326357371112612


Bon Accord Spring/Summer 17 Showcase

Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Where: Bon Accord Shopping Centre, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 29th April 2017
Time:  12:00 – 16:00

Description: Be in the know for all things Spring/Summer fashion at the Bon Accord Spring/Summer Showcase

The experts will be higlighting the must have looks for Spring/Summer 17 with fashion shows throughout the day and style advice on how to get the look yourself.

Beauty experts will be on hand to give you a fresh new look for Spring

Shows at 12, 1, 2.30 & 3.30

Beauty demonstrations throughout the day

Website: http://www.bonaccordandstnicholas.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/140783326458419


May Day Daleks

Organiser: Grampian Transport Museum

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

Date:  Monday 1st May 2017
Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description: May Day Daleks

Come along to the Grampian Transport Museum on May 1st to celebrate the return of Doctor Who to our television screens!

Meet our working Dalek at regular intervals as he races around the museum.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/GrampianTransportMuseum/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1822113394783018


Spring Trail at Leith Hall

Organiser: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate

Where: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate, Kennethmont, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4

Date:  Monday 1st May 2017
Time:  10:30 – 16:00

Description: Spring Trail at Leith Hall

Spring crossword pictorial clues laid out round the pond walk. Surpus Easter bunnies given out as prizes on completion.

This is a self led children’s trail around the garden with crafts – daisy making and colouring!

£2 per trail per child.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/LeithHallGardensEstate/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/329591014110774


WHATS ON FOR KIDS & FAMILIES IN ABERDEEN CITY & SHIRE APRIL MAY 17Star Wars Day!

Organiser: Wynford Farm Park

Where: Wynford Farm Park, Wynford, Kingswells, Aberdeen AB15 8RQ 

Date:  Thursday 4th May 2017
Time:  09:30 – 17:00

Description: Dress as your favourite STAR WARS character for a FREE CHILD’S UPGRADE to include either the Farm Park or PlayBarn in your admission!

Right through from the 4th to the 7th join the fun ALL WEEKEND!

Adults Admissions apply

Website: http://www.wynfordfarm.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/648168832035757


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


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