What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (11th – 17th February 2017)

Whats On for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & aberdeenshire 11th - 17th February 2017

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** 

Thank You Weekend

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

Date: Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th February 2017
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm

Price: Free, however tickets required due to high demand.

Tickets available for 11am , Noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Book at https://nts.cloudvenue.co.uk/thankyou

Description: We would like to thank our local community in both Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire; by offering all residents with an AB postcode to visit the estate with a complimentary entry pass.

Visit our 16th Century Tower House, view our Horsemill Function Venue, tour our splendid walled gardens or relax in our Courtyard Cafe with fresh homebakes and a nice cup of tea.

Free Parking is also included.

Please note, proof of address shall be required.

Website: http://www.nts.org.uk/CrathesCastle

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1829430460612924/

Windfarm Discovery Weekend

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

Date: Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th February 2017
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Price: All completely FREE!

Description: Join us for to explore how wind turbines help meet our energy demands with hands-on activities, shows, and more during this FREE weekend!

Discover how to sink a turbine in the sea using only suction in our workshops! Explore energy with us in our shows! Take a look at wind farms through virtual reality!

Hands-on activities, and talks from the European Offshore Wind Development Centre (EWODC) as they join us to explore wind energy.

Website: http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/743619389136389/

Coastal Play

Where: Bettridge Centre, Coastal Park, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL

Date: Saturday 11th February 2017
Time: 9.45am – 11.00am

Price: £3.00

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 Café 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.

Website: http://www.bettridgecentre.org.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1242911519149186/

Culter Roller Disco Family Session

Where: Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter, Aberdeen AB14 0UD

Date: Saturday 11th February 2017
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Price: entry £3 per skater

Description: Back by popular demand! We will be holding another family roller disco.

No skates for hire please bring your own.

Tuck shop available

No tickets just pay at the door.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Culter-Village-Hall-553093404712775/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1898545980378334

Free Positive Birth Meeting – Becoming A Mother

The Positive Birth Movement Aberdeen

Where: Books and Beans | Barbers Area, 22 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB101JH

Date: Saturday 11th February 2017
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Price: Free

Description: The Positive Birth Movement believes that communication is the key to shaking up birth.

By coming together, in real life and online, and sharing experiences, feelings, knowledge and wisdom, women can take back childbirth.

That’s why Aberdeen mums come together once per month to share their positive experiences about childbirth/parenting.

This months topic: “Becoming A Mother”

Our group is free to attend and we welcome all expectant couples, birth professionals/workers and babies/children.

Space is limited so if you would like to join us please confirm your spot asap!

Website: http://grantmethod.wixsite.com/pbmaberdeen

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PBMAberdeen


You can also check out our new events calendar to see what’s on for families!

Love Rara Once Upon a Valentines Workshop

Where: The Sand Bothy, Balmedie Country Park, Aberdeen AB23 8WU

Date: Saturday 11th February 2017
Time:  Session 1: 12:30-2:00pm
Session 2: 2:30-4:00pm

Price: £15 per child this is a drop off session for children 3 years and over.

Description:  After our great sucess of our Mermaid workshop we are now doing a fun Valentine workshop with our princesses Snow and Sleeping Princess at The Sand Bothy Balmedie, Your little one will be able to make and decorate their very own Love themed crafts with their favourite characters.

What’s included:
** Snack and Juice
** 2 craft projects that your little one will be able to create and take home.
** Dancing and Singing with our Land Mermaid
** Photo opportunities.

To book please contact loveraraltd@yahoo.com or pm the Facebook page below.

Please note this is a limited ticket event.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/love.rara.zarawilke/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/586343088157182/

Barnardo’s at The Belmont Cinema

Where: Bennachie BHG, Belmont Cinema, Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Date: Sunday 12th February 2017
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm

Price:  Tickets £2.50 per seat. Babes in arms free.

To book please email BarnardosBFG@btinternet.com or tickets available at the door.

Description:  Bennachie Barnardo’s Helpers Group is holding a special showing of The BFG at the Belmont Cinema on Sunday 12th February at 11.00am.

All proceeds are going to Barnardo’s Scotland.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/154405505053314/

Children’s Valentines Disco

Where: Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road,  Peterculter, Aberdeen AB14 0UD

Date: Tuesday 14th February
Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Price: £2 entry

Description: Valentines disco for children, who must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuck shop will be available.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Culter-Village-Hall-553093404712775/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/155179568312218/

Virtual Reality Day with Google

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

Date: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Price: Normal entry prices apply – http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/visit-us

Description:  Join us for a day of Virtual Reality exploration with Google Education!Explore the Solar System, Great Barrier Reef, walk with dinosaurs, take a tour of the International Space Station, and experience what it’s like to be a civil engineer in these immersive experiences! All these experiences are available throughout the day!

PLEASE NOTE: due to the nature of the experience these are recommended for 7 YEARS AND OLDER.

During the day we’ll also have a windfarm virtual reality experience available for visitors thanks to the EOWDC.

This is a drop-in day with sign up for experiences once you turn up (to ensure you get a chance to properly explore and be given a guided tour). Each experience lasts for 10 minutes.

Website: http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/135488946963398/

Close and Calm’s Bridge of Don Baby Carrier Drop In Session

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

Date: Friday 17th February
Time: 9.15am – 10.30am

Price: We will charge a £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees but will serve you tea, coffee and yummy cakes in exchange.

Description: We’re really looking forward to our monthly baby carrier / sling meet in Bridge of Don! This will be held one Friday morning a month, from 9:15 – 10:30 at St. Columba’s Church, Braehead Way, Bridge of Don.

There will be trained baby carrying advice from Jess Hippey, owner of Close and Calm, and a sling library with a large selection of rentals available. Should you wish to go on to buy a carrier after this, please inform Jess as discount codes are available for customers.

Children, partners and family are welcome, and there is an unsupervised creche area available. We’re very lucky to also have a breastfeeding peer supporter Lynn Miller present at most meetings, as we recognise advice and support for this is often needed too 🙂

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.

Website: http://www.closeandcalm.co.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1443968862288732/

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!

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