What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (24th February – 2nd March 2018)


What’s on in Aberdeen City & Shire for Kids and Families

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**

The Secret World of Gases

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 10th – Friday 23rd February 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Take part in the Secret World of Gases from 10th February till the 11th of March and discover how gases will be used in the future. Find out how cold liquid nitrogen is, and how air can become a liquid. Explore how hydrogen could power our future, heat our homes, and run our buses.

This show is suitable for families with children aged 5-12.

The Secret World of Gases is a two-year national programme that is engaging, inspiring and involving school-age children and their families with the amazing stories and science of gases. The programme investigates the latest innovations, dispels myths and explores how gases will be used for a greener future. Delivery of the activities begins in the nine science centres in 2018.

The programme is led by the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres and funded by The Royal Society of Chemistry and BOC, the UK’s biggest industrial and medical gases company.

The event says 10am – 5pm but make sure to check the opening times as we are not open until 5pm every day.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/190286525042847


Tots Of Fun Parent And Child Sessions

 Organiser: Tots Of Fun Aberdeenshire

Where: Busy Bees Playgroup Turriff, Unit 1 & 2 Markethill Industrial Estate, Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 4QY

Date:  Friday 23rd February 2018
Time:  Various Sessions see Facebook Page for details

Description: 6 week block starts Fri 23rd Feb. Weekly sessions. Suitable for Babies 3months+ and children under 5 years.

Activities include Music and Movement, Messy Play, Story-telling, Arts and Crafts, Sensory and Phyical Play.

£5 per child per session 6 week block £30 to be paid before first session.

To book- email clairetotsoffun@gmail.com

Or private message @totsoffunaberdeenshire facebook page

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/pg/totsoffunaberdeenshire/events/ 

Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Inverurie

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: St Andrews Church, High Street, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Friday 23rd February 2018
Time:  9:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Drop In Session every month in Inverurie.

Feel free to bring your stretchy wrap from the Scottish Baby Box as we’d love to give you a hand.

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

We will charge a £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees. Children are always welcome.

We’re very lucky to also have a breastfeeding peer supporter  present at most meetings.

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.

You’re also always welcome to bring your own carriers for help too.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/306261686520677

Fourth Trimester Group 

Organiser: Solasta Mama

Where: Cults Kirk Centre, 404 N Deeside Rd, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9TD

 Date:  Friday 23rd February 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: The Fourth Trimester group is a regular mother and baby support group, especially designed for mothers with babies 3 months old and under, along with mamas to be.  The fourth trimester (the three months after birth) are a rollercoaster of hormones, sleep deprivation, and learning while you get to grips with looking after your beautiful new baby. Finding a support network of mums who really get what you are going through is so important, and that’s how this group came to be. There’s no expectations, and no judgement – just come as you are (even if you are on day 3 of dry shampooing your hair) and find hot tea/coffee, cake, sling advice and support, + lots of reassuring and inspiring chat from mums who ‘get it’.

Come along to our first group between 11-1 (drop in, no need to book) on Friday 23rd February, at Cults Kirk Centre. You’ll find us in the spacious Bennachie room, with lift access and plenty of space to park your buggy. A £2 suggested donation to cover room hire is appreciated.

Cults Kirk Centre has parking, and can also be easily accessed on the number 19 route.

If you need more information, please email solastamama@gmail.com

And the support doesn’t end there – join the Solasta Mamas Facebook group to connect with other local mums, and share the trials, tribulations and triumphs of life with a tiny human, without having to move off the sofa – click here http://www.facebook.com/groups/solastamamameetups

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/184569438979509 

Messy Play 

Organiser: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association

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

Date:  Friday 23rd February 2018
Time:  1:30PM – 2:15PM

Description: A fun, multi-sensory experience for all children. All ages welcome however the activities are suitable for children aged 6 months to 4 years old.

Admission is only £1.50 per child and children under 6 months are free. No need to book, simply pay on arrival.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1503511156424850 

Haar Rock Nippers Continues 

Organiser: Haar Rock Coffee

Where: Haar Rock Coffee, Loirston Avenue 73, Aberdeen AB123 

Date:  Friday 23rd February 2018
Time:  6:00PM – 7:30PM

Description: Haar Rock is delighted to continue our weekly event for Primary 5 to 6 kids at our loirston shop. The youngsters have been great playing the PS4,snooker, table tennis, games, music and mingling.

This week we have lots of nail varnishes for the girls to get their nails done along with a wii, disco lights, lots of games and dance mat, still more new equipment and entertainment items being sourced to keep the kids amused whilst catching up with their mates.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/189350934989660 

Haar Rock Youth 

Organiser: Haar Rock Coffee

Where: Haar Rock Coffee, Loirston Avenue 73, Aberdeen AB123 

Date:  Friday 23rd February 2018
Time:  8:00PM – 10:00PM

Description: Haar Rock is delighted to continue our weekly event for Primary 7 and S1 kids at our loirston shop. We have been delighted to engage with the youths and enjoy A Dance off or two.

Karaoke to come this week along with a wii and dance mat, lots of new equipment and entertainment items being sourced to keep the kids amused whilst catching up with their mates.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/841526179362695 

February market 

Organiser: Belmont St Market Aberdeen

Where: Belmont St Market Aberdeen, Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JH

Date:  Saturday 24th February 2018
Time:  9:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: February’s Belmont St Market

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1997441300499489 

Coastal Play 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

Where: Bettridge Centre, Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL

Date:  Saturday 24th February 2018
Time:  9:45AM – 11:00AM

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 Cafe 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.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/839780982860685

 Little Explorer Days: Sound All Around 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 24th February 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: What makes a sound? How do we hear? On Little Explorer Day on 20th & 24th Feb when we’ll explore how vibrations work to make a sound in instruments, using hands-on craft and learning through play. Join us on the floor for more fun with sound as we make (rudimentary) phones and communicate by picking up good vibrations.

Recommended for children aged 3-5.

These Little Explorer Days are open to all.

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.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1774636589498937

Discovery Film Festival – Shorts for Wee Ones and Middle Ones

Organiser: The Barn

Where: The Barn, Burn o Bennie, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QA

Date:  Saturday 24th February 2018
Time:  10:30AM – 4:00PM



Shorts for Wee Ones (3+), 10.30am

Tickets £3.50 per person

This collection of short films from around the world will delight anyone over the age of three. With animated stories from Sweden, France, Russia, Germany and Switzerland – either in English or with no dialogue at all – there are tales of tigers not eating their vegetables, a bear learning to sing and a very adventurous fish. Running time 45 minutes.

Shorts for Middle Ones (8+), 1.30pm

Ticket price £3.50 per person

For audiences aged eight and over, these short films offer a broad and brilliant world view – funny, sad, thrilling, emotional and, in one particular case, a tad stomach-churning – with stories of polar bears and shrinking ice caps, mad-cap gold heists and the weird and wonderful worlds of two very different chameleons. Running time 55 minutes.


Ticket price includes access to our drop in craft session from 11.30am – 1pm, free juice and popcorn.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/385129875281293 

NCT Nearly New Sale

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City and Shire Nearly New Sales

Where: Portlethen Academy, Bruntland Rd, Portlethen, Aberdeenshire AB12 4QL 

Date:  Saturday 24th February 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 12:30PM

Description: It’s time for our next Nearly New Sale of the year, as our sellers have a huge post Christmas clearout.

 Volunteers are on hand for advice and help during the sale, if you have a shopping list ask a volunteer to point you in the right direction.

 We will lend you a shopping bag to collect your goodies in then have a one stop checkout with chip and pin facilities, also a reclaim area where large bulky items can be safely left whilst you continue to shop.

 Cots, toys, highchairs, walkers, puzzles, bouncy chairs, bikes, ride on’s, bumbo’s, stair gates, more toys, books, DVD’s, computer games, curtains, lampshades, bedding, maternity equipment & clothing, dressing up clothes, more toys, moses baskets, prams, slings, re-useable nappies, clothes carefully displayed from newborn up to approx 10 years, scooters, carriers, playmats, bouncy chairs, jumperoo’s, travel cots, kids furniture – all dependant on what our sellers decide to bring! We can’t sell baby car seats or items that require a plug.

 Our sales are 100% powered by volunteers and a % of the takings goes back into the NCT the UK’s largest parenting charity to support work locally and nationally.

 Ready to become a seller? Keep an eye out on our facebook page for registration opening

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2000567856830755 

Peppa Pig – My First Cinema Experience 

Organiser: Ballater Films

Where: Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater, Station Square, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5QB

Date:  Saturday 24th February 2018
Time:  2:30 PM – 5:00PM

Description: Oink!

We are beyond excited to bring you Peppa Pig’s First Movie Experience in a special afternoon event to kick-start fundraising to improve Ballater’s playpark provision.

As well as your favourite piglet’s interactive and fun film event, there will be food, a raffle and other fun stuff to keep your little ones (and bigger ones!) entertained.

Now taking place in the larger Victoria Hall due to the amount of interest in this event, so there should be room for everybody.

Entry £3 per child, £1 per accompanying adult. Pay on the door.

Doors 2.30pm, film 3.15pm.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660054920699606

 STEM Club – Mission to Mars 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Sunday 25th – Sunday February 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 11:30AM & 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Description: This February and March our STEM Club is taking on a “Mission to Mars”. Discover how we could take the journey from Earth to Mars, how we might plant a Martian garden and design our living quarters. Throughout the sessions, we’ll explore a variety of aspects of living on Mars through hands-on activities for children aged 7-12.

This Club is to run in 2 time slots which will be 10-1130 & 13-1430. Pre-booking required and when booking please specify which time slot you would like to attend when emailing stemclub@asc.scot

£39 per person.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1145846378884159 & https://www.facebook.com/events/1145846372217493 

Children’s Bookclub February 

Organiser: Waterstones

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

Date:  Sunday 25th February 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: The pick for our next bookclub is Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone, a beatiful story of friendship, adventure and belonging.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/181964535892357 

Castle Fraser Snowdrop Celebration 

Organiser: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate

Where: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate, Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 7LD 

Date:  Sunday 25th February 2018
Time:  11:00AM – 2:00PM

Description: Snowdrop fun for all the family!

Join us to try some snowdrop crafts, for all ages big and small! Follow our trail through the snowdrops and find out more about these delicate flowers and enjoy a cup of tea in the Potting shed!

We also want your snowdrop photos, email them to us and we will put the best on facebook (NERangerService@nts.org.uk) A time to celebrate the start of Spring!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2032146463698026 

Gypsy Jazz: Childrens Concerts 

Organiser: The Barn

Where: The Barn, Burn o Bennie, Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5QA

Date:  Sunday 25th February 2018
Time:  3:00PM – 4:00PM


Get ready to channel those jazz vibes! Swing along with virtuoso percussionist Owen Gunnell, award-winning songstress Seonaid Aitken and her jazz band Rose Room for a jam-packed, interactive hour of toe-tapping tunes and musical mayhem! A pre-concert workshop is also available, where you can meet and play along with the pros.

Ages 4 – 12

Concert ticket price:

£12 full

£10 senior citizens

£5 students in full time education, under 18s and Jobseekers

Workshop: £3 per person

Family Saver (Workshop & Concert, 2 adults, 2 children): £40

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/303141886842062

 Nursery Rhymes & Story Time 

Organiser: Waterstones

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

Date:  Wednesday 28th February 2018
Time:  10:30AM – 11:00AM

Description: Come along every Wednesday for a fun half-hour of Nursery Rhymes and story time in the Children’s department!

 Bring your wee ones along and we’ll sing along to the most popular and beloved classics!

 All together now:

“One, two, three four five,

Once I caught a fish alive…”

We hope to see you there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2022219111436631

 Farm Tours 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

Where: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, Belwade Farm, Dess, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5BJ 

Date:  Wednesday 28th February
Time:  11:30AM – 12:15PM

Description: Find out more about the work of the charity, the role that Belwade Farm plays and the horses and ponies currently in our care.

Tours last about 45 minutes and your tour guide will take you around the farm, including some areas not accessible to the public.

Please come dressed in appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear.

To find out more, get cost or book please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658456424176282 

Haar Rock Minions Club (Loirston) 

Organiser: Haar Rock Coffee

Where: Haar Rock Coffee, Loirston Avenue 73, Aberdeen,  AB123 

Date:  Thursday 1st March 2018
Time:  6:00PM – 7:30PM

Description: At Haar Rock we are enjoying engaging with the youth’s in our local community and are excited to be extending our organised clubs .

£2 entry for all with lots of snacks, drinks and goodies available for £1 each. Plenty to entertain the youngsters with some ad hoc entertainment lined up as we go.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/546668605710131 

Messy Play Peterhead-Rumble In The Jungle

 Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Peterhead Rescue Hall, 25 Prince Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB421QE 

Date:  Friday 2nd March 2018
Time:  10:30AM – 11:30AM

Description: Are you ready to RUMBLE?! Join our Messy herd for a roarsome time at our Rumble In The Jungle Party! Where your little ones can stomp with the elephants, go bananas with our monkeys and slither with the snakes. With lots to explore including the Tiger Rice Tea Party, Jelly Snake Swamp or join the Hippo’s for a Mud Bath. Little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy till their hearts content. All you have to do is come along and MESS AROUND and leave the cleaning up to us! What could be better?!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/168353253893841

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

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Don’t forget you can also check out our events calendar for planning ahead with events in Aberdeen City & Shire.