What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (11th – 17th March 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**

Nerf Night 5-7yrs

Organiser: Kool Kidz Playcentre

Where: Kool Kidz Playcentre, Insch Business Park, Insch, Aberdeenshire AB52 6TA

 Date:  Friday 10 March 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Description: Includes: All Nerf Guns, Nerf Bullets, Safety Glasses, plus Juice and Cookies at Half Time!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1923934771171786/

British Science Week: Accelerate!

Organiser: British Science Association Aberdeen Branch

Where: Robert Gordon University, Lecture Theatre N242, Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen,  AB10 7GJ

 Date:  Friday 10 March 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Description: Our British Science Week Aberdeen family launch event!

Join scientists from the University of Oxford on an explosive, interactive tour of the science behind atom smashers. This award-winning show is packed with hair-raising demonstrations, explosions and real particle beams. If you’ve ever wondered how the Large Hadron Collider works, this is your chance to find out!

Free, but please reserve tickets – we expect this to be very busy! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Science Week programme in Aberdeen http://www.abdn.ac.uk/engage/nsew/



Website:  https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/aberdeen

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/162272814266120/

The Thistle Street Food Market

Organiser: The West End – Aberdeen

Where: The West End – Aberdeen, Thistle Street, , Aberdeen,

 Date:  Saturday 11 March 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Description: The Thistle Street Food Market makes a welcome return to the West End.

Farmers and producers will be showcasing quality locally grown food stuffs including rare breed meats, fresh fish, charcuterie, vegetables, artisan bread, craft beer, home baking, delicious cooking sauces, jams, chutneys, free range eggs, pasta and granola made using locally sourced ingredients, organic dog treats and much more.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/276295616109144/

Have you checked out our giveaway section?

Why not enter our competition to win a family meal for five from Thaikhun?

CSI Kids Party Fun Day

Organiser: CSI Aberdeen

Where: Inchgarth Community Centre, Aboyne Place, Aberdeen AB10 7DR

 Date:  Saturday 11 March 2017
Time: 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Price:  £5 entry includes a ‘snack bag’ and parents go free

Description: Looking for a fun afternoon out with the kids? Come along to our next ‘kids party’ fundraiser.

There’s something for kids of all ages with a bouncy castle, face painting, glitter tattoos, games, best fancy dress competition and more…

£5 entry includes a ‘snack bag’ and parents go free  (but don’t forget to take some change for the tombolla and cake stalls).

Tickets can be purchased in advance via Facebook message through the link below or call 07734272594

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/274349479666919/

Coastal Play

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

 Date:  Saturday 11 March 2017
Time: 9:45 AM – 12:45 PM

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/562184737318973/

Science Sunday: Alzheimer’s Research UK

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

 Date:  Sunday 12 March 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Description: Join Alzheimer’s Research UK from 10am-4pm for this free day of discovery around the mind!

With hands-on activities, challenging games and the latest in virtual reality technology, we shine a light on the workings of the brain and showcase the pioneering dementia research underway in Aberdeen.

We’ll also be joined by Aberdeen FC Community Trust who will be testing your football skills with their target challenge and letting you know how their top players stay fit and healthy.

Between 2-4pm there will be talks from scientists and clinicians working to tackle dementia. A great opportunity to put your questions to the experts and learn about the latest developments in dementia research.

The entire day is drop-in so there is no need to book!

This event is part of British Science Week in Aberdeen.

Website:  http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/events/science-sunday-alzheimers-research-uk/

The Jack & Jill Market – Aberdeen

Organiser: The Jack & Jill Market

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

Date:  Sunday 12 March 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Price: Entry £1.50 Adults. Children free.

Description: SAVVY SHOPPERS, Shop smartly, be savvy and save.

Find everything you need for baby and children up to 9 years of age, all under the one roof, all on the same day. Whether it’s large items from our Large Items Gallery, or clothes, toys, and equipment from our quality nearly-new stalls, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for – why pay more when you can pay less – now that’s being smart!

Website:  www.jackandjillmarket.co.uk

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1379800148720529/

Tiddlers’ Fun Time – Counting in the Sea

Organiser: Macduff Marine Aquarium

Where: Macduff Marine Aquarium, 11 High Shore, Macduff, Aberdeenshire AB44 1SL

 Date:  Monday 13 March 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Description: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive! See how many sea animals you can count on our discovery trail!

Tiddlers’ Fun Time sessions are fun filled themed activities for pre-school children, nurseries and playgroups.

Little ones will follow fishy trails, join in with rhymes and stories and get crafty in the creative corner.

Usual admission prices apply.

Website:  http://www.macduff-aquarium.org.uk/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/690593781100133/

Live Literature Event with Gaelic Author Catriona Lexy Campbell

Organiser: Gaelic Playgroup Aberdeen (Croileagan Obar Dheathain)

Where: Rosemount Community Centre, Belgrave Terrace, Aberdeen,  AB25 2NS

 Date:  Thursday 16 March 2017
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Description: A fun and engaging sessions designed for young children and parents with an interest in Gaelic.

As well as stories, the session will include activities and games suitable for 0-5 year olds.

No Gaelic required – all welcome.

For further information please email croileagan@gmail.com

Website:  https://sites.google.com/site/croileagan/home

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/209944242817039/

Haddo Children’s Theatre – Bugsy Malone

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

Where: Haddo House & Country Park, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7EQ

 Date:  Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th March 2017

Description: Haddo Children’s Theatre are coming back to Haddo for their annual performances! This year they have been working hard on a version of BUGSY MALONE! An action packed gangster musical!

Words and Music by PAUL WILLIAMS

Libretto by ALAN PARKER

By arrangement with Warner / Chappell Music Ltd administered by Faber Music Ltd.

The show dates are as follows:

Thursday 16th at 7.00pm, Friday 17th at 7pm,

Saturday 18th at 2.30pm and Sunday 19th at 2.30pm

Tickets are £7.50 per adult, £5 for children and concessions.

Tickets are available from the Haddo NTS Shop, Formartines, J&K Shoes 9Ellon), Spar (Tarves), cast members and Claire Murphy on 07855790444

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/261332814313170/

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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What's on for kids and families in aberdeen city and shire