What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (1st – 7th April 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**


Garden Tot’s Spring Special

Organiser: Woodend Barn

Where: The Barn, Woodend Barn, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QA

Date: Friday 31 March 2017

Time: three sessions to choose from: 10:00am, 11:45am or 1:30pm

Description: Join outdoor expert Mandy Tulloch in our wild garden for some springtime fun, especially for young children.

Explore the garden and gather grass and twigs to create your very own bird’s nest to celebrate the start of Easter. Early booking recommended.

£5 per child (Must be accompanied by an adult)

BOOK: https://goo.gl/CwY972


Cinema Event – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (12A)

Organiser: Culter Village Hall

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

Date: Friday 31st March 2017
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Description: A special end of term cinema showing Fantastic Beasts and where to find them.
Doors open 6.30pm film starts at 7pm
Tickets on the door £2.50 includes free soft drink
Tuck shop selling pop corn, hotdogs, sweets and drinks
This film is a 12A and not suitable for younger children.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/801670683334476


Easter at Bon Accord

Where: Bon Accord Shopping Centre

Date: 1st -16th April 2017
Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm each day near the Kids Zone

Description: Various events including –

Easter Colouring Workshops

12- 4pm each day near the Kids Zone

Egg Hunt

Find all 12 giant eggs hidden around the centre before the Easter bunny does!

Take part in any of our Easter activities and you will be entered into a prize draw to win an Easter bundle which includes a £50 Bon Accord & St Nicholas gift card and of course chocolate!

Website: http://www.bonaccordandstnicholas.com

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/400711856969080


Absafe Monthly Car Boot and Craft Sale

Organiser: Absafe

Where: Absafe, The Safe, 26 Corunna Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8DU

Date: Saturday 1st April 2017
Time: Opens to public at 9am

Description: £10 per space. (Must be booked in advance)

Includes hot drink

To book contact victoria@absafe.org.uk

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/231552353977495


Incredible Power of Light: The Laser Roadshow!

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Wednesday 29th March – Wednesday 5th April 2017
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Description: We’re hosting STFC’s Incredible Power of Light: Lasers roadshow!

Come explore a range of state-of-the-art laser technology provided by the Central Laser Facility (CLF) and how lasers take a role in every day life. You have until the 1 June to join us to explore!

Accompanied with this our Laser and Light show will show you the science behind lasers, and we’ll have hands-on activities on the floor.

The exhibition features interactive exhibits including a walk-through of the laser area of the Vulcan laser, informative artwork and digital media.

Normal entry prices apply

Website: aberdeensciencecentre.org/visit-us

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/393811507654920


International Children’s Book Day

Organiser: White Horse Hotel & Restaurant

Where: White Horse Hotel & Restaurant, Old Road, Balmedie AB23 8

Date: Sunday 2nd April 2017

Description: On the 2nd of April its international children’s book day and to celebrate we are putting on two story sessions. 20 tickets available per session.

There will be crafts, a walk around whilst telling the story then lunch/ dinner.

The first is the Gruffalo 1030 – 12. Recommended for 5 years and under. A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.” Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when the quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry gruffalo . . .

Finished with a picnic style lunch.

The second is Gigantosaurus 230 – 4pm. This is recommended for 7 and under. Bonehead, Tiny, Fin and Bill are four tiny and terribly cute dinosaurs who like spending their days playing. Their mums warn them to beware of the Gigantosaurus, but like most children do they take any notice? Why, of course not! Well actually … Bonehead does. He keeps tricking his friends by calling out the Gigantosaurus is coming. But what happens when the Gigantosaurus really does come???

Finished with dinner from the children’s menu.

Tickets £6 – 20 available

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/132482340610463


April Sling Meet And 2nd Birthday Party!

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Methodist Church, 8 Crown Terrace

Date: Wednesday 5th April 2017
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Description: It is the April sling meet! It may be the Easter holidays but we will still be here. It’s our 2nd birthday so watch out for some surprises!

Come along to hire one of our carriers, see a demo, have a look at some carriers on our popular ‘try me’ table or just to have a coffee and cake with other parents.

Older siblings are very welcome to come along too.

£2 per family, join http://www.facebook.com/groups/nctaberdeenslinglibraryandmeet for further details

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2053559161537348


Easter Family Fun

Organiser: The Creation Station Turriff and Surrounding Areas

Where: Delgatie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Wednesday 5th April 2017
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Description: Join us for some Easter Family Fun and make some eggcellent Easter inspired arts and crafts, suitable for all ages from 6 months.

Mummies, daddies, grandparents, carers all welcome

Wonderful new venue at Delgatie Castle where you can enjoy a lovely lunch or tea and scone in the Lairds Kitchen afterwards.

Tickets are £10 and £5 for siblings.

Email janpalmer@thecreationstation.co.uk to book

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1387017668030293


Don’t forget we have an events calendar with the latest events for kids and families in Aberdeen City & Shire


Bushcraft Skills for Young People

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

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

Date:  Wednesday 5th April 2017
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm or 12.30pm – 2.00pm

Description: Join Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service and Haddo House & Country Park to learn essential bushcraft and camping skills, or to improve on your existing skills. Sessions may include campfire set-up/take down; knots and ropes; basic knife skills; saws and other hand tools; safe campfire lighting and campfire cookery.

Activities suitable for 7yrs plus accompanied by an adult. Younger children may come along but will not be able to take part in most or all of the activities. Activities may be weather dependent, if there’s something you particularly want to learn let us know when booking and we’ll do our best to include it.

£5 per child per session (no charge for non-participating younger children), advance booking essential.

To book email haddo@visithaddo.com or call 01651 851041

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/253578811756880


Room on the Broom

Organiser: APA Events

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

Date:  Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th April 2017
Time: Wed 1.30pm & 4.30pm | Thu 10.30am & 1.30pm

Description: Tall Stories in association with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment Ltd presents

Tall Stories’ magical musical stage adaptation of Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler flies into town!

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night.

A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things and all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK! – it snaps in two! Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up (and their grown-ups).

Website: http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/room-on-the-broom-2017

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/656978394453153


The Tin Forest: Puppet Animation Festival

Organiser: APA Events

Where: The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen AB24 5AT

Date: Thursday 6th April 2017
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Description: PuppetCraft

The Tin Forest is about a lonely old man who lives in a dreary junkyard, full of other people’s broken and unwanted junk. He dreams that one day his world will be full of life, colour and sound. His wish is about to come true…

An uplifting, humorous and touching show, full of visual invention, puppetry and live music…with mechanical birds, a wind-up circus and exotic animals. The show has no words and is based on the book by Helen Ward, illustrated by Wayne Anderson, published by Templar.

“A simple story, beautifully staged” TimeOut

Duration: 45 mins
Ages: 3 years +

Website: http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/the-tin-forest-puppet-animation-festival

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1982204512009298


Snuffling About – Badgers at Drum!

Organiser: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Where: Drum Castle, Aberdeen AB31 5

Date: Thursday 6th April 2017
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Description: Discover more about the badgers living in the woods at Drum. What they eat, where they make their homes and the clues they leave behind. What are snuffle holes and how would we recognise one?

Children £5.00

All our events begin and end in the property’s car park where there is a car parking charge for non-members.

Some of our trails are not suitable for pushchairs.
Please let us know if you have any special requirements.

Children’s walks aimed at 5-11 year olds
Book on line www.nts.org.uk
Information & Enquiries 01330 844810

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/395554420825555/


MiniFest 6-9 April at the BarnMiniFest at The Barn

Organiser: Woodend Barn

Where: The Barn, Woodend Barn, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QA

Date: Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th April 2017

Description: Free Drop-In Activities between 10.00am – 4.00pm. No booking required.

Arts & Crafts in the Gallery – try out a selection of arts and crafts activities.
Nature Trail in the Wild Garden – see if you can find all the plants and bugs on our garden trail.
Reading Corner in the Barn gallery – relax indoors with a book, in partnership with Banchory Library

Various performances and workshops over the few days, for more details see the event listing


Pokemon Drama Workshop

Organiser: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association

Where: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association, Kepplehills Road, Aberdeen AB21 9PL

Date:  Friday 7th April 2017
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Description: Come along and join Marie on a fun filled day of drama and games with our Pokemon themed workshop. So whether your new to Pokemon on the ultimate Pokemon trainer, come along and join in on the fun. .

Open to all Primary Aged children.
Please bring a packed lunch

Price: £20
Contact: Michelle on 07753228625 or Bbclaenquiries@gmail.com
Please note places are limited so book to avoid disappointment.

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1388473197894194


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

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