What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (14th – 20th January 2017) | Mummy Mimi


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?

** Event details as at time of posting, please check through relevant links for more details **

Nerf Night (Ages 5-7)

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

Date: Friday 13th January 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Price: £6.50 per child!

Email admin@koolkidzplay.co.uk or message their Facebook page (link below) to book your space!

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

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

Facebook Event/Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/207651746311659

Coffee Morning

Where: The Royal British Legion, 2 High Street, Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 4DS

Date: Saturday 14th January 2017
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Price: Entry £2.50 adults, £1 child

Description: Please come along to our coffee morning to support Turriff United Youth Football Club.

Homebakes, raffles, facepainting, chocolate stall, etc.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Turriff-United-Youth-Football-Club-152881758056738/

Facebook Event/Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1387910164593460/

Demonstration Day for Thinning Works at City Woodland

Where: People should meet at the top of the Aberdeen Crematorium West Chapel car park, and there will be a short walk into the woods – which could be muddy – to where the work is being carried out. Anyone wanting to go are advised to wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Date: Saturday 14th January 2017
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm

One of the Rangers will be there to meet groups at 10.00am, 10.45am, 11.30am, and 12.15pm

Price: Free

Description: People are being offered a chance to watch a high-tech timber harvester at work while a city woodland is ‘spruced’ up during thinning works.

The 5m-high machine can fell a large conifer tree, cut off all of its branches, and cut it to pre-determined lengths in about a minute.

The machine operator works from a comfortable seat inside a warm cab so can work long hours without the dangers of working with a chainsaw or large cross cut saw in cold and wet weather.

Aberdeen City Council’s Countryside Rangers and Arboriculture teams have arranged with the contractor to have a demonstration day while the work is carried out.

Anyone wanting to watch the machine in action from a safe distance, talk to the operator, find out more about woodland management, or discover about careers in the forestry industry is welcome to go to the event.

For more information or to book a place should contact the Countryside Rangers on 01224 326429 or countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Website: http://news.aberdeencity.gov.uk/demonstration-day-for-thinning-works-at-city-woodland/

Why not check out our current competition where you could win £75 of Argos Vouchers?

Competition closes 11.59pm on Monday 16th January 2017. Click the photo below to see our competition post, it’s quick and easy to enter!


International Space Station: Columbus Lab Launch

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

Date: Sunday 15th January 2017
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Price: £3 entry per person

Description: Join us as we celebrate the arrival of our newest exhibit – the first replica inspired by the International Space Station’s Columbus lab on Earth (the real one floats through space)!

A few things might be different – unlike in space down here on earth if you touch metal to the metallic hull it won’t instantly fuse to it in a process known as cold welding– but the exhibit promises to have hands on challenges inspired by the lab and feasible on a gravity-locked planet.

The themed environment inspired by the International Space Station’s Columbus laboratory the first permanent European research facility in space and where British ESA astronaut Tim Peake conducted experiments during his mission – was funded by the UK Space Agency.

Website: http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/whats-on/

Facebook Event/Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634850546811491/

Tiddlers’ Fun Time – Mermaids and Monsters

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

Date: Monday 16th January 2017
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm

Price: Usual admission prices apply – Tickets are VALID ALL DAY so you can come and go as often as you like.

Adult: £6.65
Child (aged 3-15): £3.45 (under 3s are free – max 2 per adult)
Concession: £4.15
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £18.40

Description: The secret lives of mythical sea creatures is uncovered in this session about mermaids and monsters.

Mermaids and Monsters is the first in a series of sessions especially for pre school children. Little ones can follow fishy trails, join in with a sea themed rhyme and story time and get crafty in the creative corner.

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

Facebook Event/Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/349227278790113/

Sooyang Do Martial Art – Junior & Adults Classes

Transform yourself in 2017 and experience the benefits of Sooyang Do Martial Art training for yourself.

Come along for a FREE! Introductory lesson and receive the rest of January’s training FREE upon joining.

Our unique training system enables its participants to build confidence whilst learning self defence and enhancing their fitness levels in a safe and friendly enviroment.

We mainly train in intervals, using high energy bursts with little recovery time which is an excellent way of burning any unwanted body fat as well as being an excellent stress buster.

All Instructors are fully qualified, insured, first aid trained and are members of the PVG Scheme as well as having been on 3rd party training courses in Sports Coaching and Child Protection.

Sooyang Do is an Enhanced Club Cap approved Martial Art and is a member of Aberdeen City and Shire Sports Councils.

Visit www.sooyangdo.com to find your nearest venue or send us a message.

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 drop us an email at mimi@mummymimi.co.uk