What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (24th February – 3rd 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**

Carrying Your New Baby Workshop – February

Organiser: Sling Fling – Aberdeen Sling Library and Babywearing Consultant

Where: Cults Kirk Centre, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 24 February 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Price:  Places are limited and cost £15

Description: Are you expecting? Or do you have a new baby under 3 months old? Want to find out more about slings and baby carriers but not sure where to start?

The Carrying Your New Baby Workshops are a great introduction to ‘babywearing’ – you’ll find out about the different types of slings, the advantages of each, watch demonstrations and get the chance to try them out with the help of a qualified babywearing consultant, as well as learning about babywearing benefits and safety.

Places are limited and cost £15 – which includes an 8 week hire of a stretchy wrap or caboo carrier, as well as handouts and refreshments ♡ If your baby isn’t due for a little while, you can reserve your sling hire for a later date.

Places are limited so booking in advance is essential to secure your slot

To book, email info@slingfling.co.uk

From one of my 2016 attendees –

“I was a bit sceptical of slings to begin with as Esme hated being swaddled but she absolutely loves it- it just chills her out completely! She is fast asleep within 5 mins of going in every time without fail! The class was fantastic, really welcoming and informative- recommend 100%”

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1710599669251534/

whats on aberdeen kids family families aberdeenshireNCT Nearly New Sale 

Where: Portlethen Academy, Bruntland Road, Aberdeen AB12 4QL

Date:  Saturday 25th February 2017
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Price:  Admission is £1.50 – get there early and be prepared to queue

Description: Join us for our first Nearly New Sale of 2017!

A one stop pop up shop for maternity, baby and children’s clothes, equipment, books and toys, on Saturday 25th February from 11am to 12.30pm at Portlethen Academy.

Our sales are a great place to pick up lots of good quality bargains! Plenty of free parking, chip & pin facilities plus volunteers on hand to help, your shopping experience will be smooth and enjoyable.

By visiting and buying from an NCT sale, you are supporting the local volunteer branch of the national charity NCT – so not only are you grabbing a bargain, but doing a good deed at the same time!

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/234091660333769/

Free – Fun Family Film – Saturday Matinees Once a Month

Organiser: Auchenblae Cinema Club

Where: Auchenblae Cinema Club, c/o Adriatic House, Monboddo Street, Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire AB30 1XQ

 Date:  Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Description: Recent release of a popular animated children’s film in a ‘look behind the scenes’ style story..

Come and experience our Saturday matinees with showings once a month. Full surround sound and unbelievably high quality imagery filling the width of the stage – it really is a full cinema experience right in the heart of the village.

Doors 2.30 pm Film 3.00 pm

Popcorn, sweeties, snacks and drinks all available.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1781643032099665/

Don’t forget you can also see what on in Aberdeen City & Shire using our events calendar!

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Creative Crafters Spring Workshop

Organiser: The Creation Station Aberdeen North and Shire

Where: The Coffee Apothecary, Udny, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7PQ

 Date:  Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Price: Tickets £25, Mums and daughter (aged 8-16yrs) x 2 tickets £45

Description: Get creative, enjoy delicious cake & canapés, sip fizz, make friends at our CREATIVE CRAFTERS evening for grown ups.

Our theme is SPRING- so pop your wellies on and welcome back birds to the garden with our Sring themed creations.

Enjoy the delights of award winning co-hosts The Coffee Apothecary in Pitmedden with a welcome drink upon arrival, complimented by outstanding canapés to accompany an evening of creative fun. Unleash the glitter and deco pens as we make and create unique crafts to take home.

Our events are perfect to share with like minded friends, or come along and make new friends.

Even more fun, why not celebrate creativity with your daughters, as we are offering a special mums & daughter’s ticket.

Are you one of our wonderful class mums of 2017, whose children already benefit from our unique blend of creativity & fun? Then you are eligible for an exclusive class discount- simply confirm which class you attend to receive a 10% saving.

Creative Crafters is Creation Station fun for grown ups, with all materials and inspiration provided. Spaces are limited and must be booked.

Class discount 10% available to Baby Discovery, Little Explorers and Create Club parents

Email ruthmorris@thecreationstation.co.uk to confirm availability & to book

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/The-Creation-Station-Aberdeen-North-and-Shire-456086627798017/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1150940414975624/

Funbox Presents Winter Wonderland

Organiser: Aberdeen Performing Arts

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

Date:  Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Price:  See website for various ticket prices

Description: FunBox – the brand new family show from Anya, Kevin and Gary (formerly of The Singing Kettle) presents WINTER WONDERLAND

The FUNBOX gang are on top of the world – literally, as their latest seasonal spectacular takes them to the North Pole. They’re wrapped up cosy and warm for an Arctic adventure packed with songs, silliness and snow. The Funbox is locked though and the keys are missing. Can you help us find them?

Fluffy and Flossie the Funsters are on hand to help and of course everyone’s favourite cheeky dog; Bonzo is along for the sleigh ride and up to his usual mischief too. You may even get to help on stage!

Packed with singalong favourites like ‘Pizza Hut ‘, ‘Katie Bairdie’ and ‘We’ll Build a Snowman’ as well as brand new songs, WINTER WONDERLAND is the perfect festive treat for the whole family.

Bring torch to light up the night

Website:  http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/

Facebook Page/Event: http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/

Little Explorer Day: Light Spectacular

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

 Date:  Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Price:  On Little Explorer Days, normal entry prices apply.

Description: Join us on the 25 February to discover the world colour and light! What objects make light? What are shadows? This and more with hands-on activities, storytelling and play. Best suited for little scientists AGED 3-5 YEARS.


Little Explorer Days offer fun, hands-on science based activities that encourage learning through play and are suited for little scientists aged 3-5 years.

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.

Website:  http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/

Facebook Page/Event: http://aberdeensciencecentre.org/events/little-explorer-day-colour-light/

Wildlife Wander

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

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

 Date:  Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Description: Join us for a Saturday morning wander around Haddo. We’ll be looking for winter wildlife- red squirrels in the woods, ducks and geese on the lake, and Bullfinches and Long-Tailed Tits in the trees. We’ll also be learning how to identify trees in winter and where to find hair ice after a frost.

The first Snowdrops of the year will be around to brighten up the morning too!

Walk lasts two hours and will cover approx 2 miles, mostly on level surfaces but some grass. All ages/abilities welcome but we will need to stand quietly for some time to avoid disturbing wildlife, especially at the squirrel hide.

Advance booking essential. Call 01651 851041 or email haddo@visithaddo.com

Website:  http://visithaddo.com/

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1343688889020942/

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Organiser: Culter Village Hall

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

Date:  Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Price:  Entry £2.50 includes free soft or hot drink

Description: This month the family movie is Trolls.

Doors open 10.30am film starts at 11.00am.

Tuck shop selling pop corn and sweets. Hot dogs for sale at the interval.

This is a relaxed cinema suitable for younger children and children with additional support needs.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/552759724894317/

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Organiser: Fraserburgh Cinema

Where: The Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 3:30 PM

Price:  Adult ticket – £6.00, Children & Concessions – £5.00, Family Ticket – £20 (2 adults and 2 children)

Description: Fraserburgh Cinema returns on Saturday 25th February at the Dalrymple Hall & Arts Centre with Sing!

Tickets available from R&S Dyga Newsagent, Broad Street, Fraserburgh and Partridges, High Street, Fraserburgh.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/389537684733002/

whats on aberdeen kids family families aberdeenshireFilm Showing – La La Land

Organiser: Fraserburgh Cinema

Where: The Dalrymple Hall and Arts Centre, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Price:   Adult ticket – £6.00, Children & Concessions – £5.00, Family Ticket – £20 (2 adults and 2 children)

Description: Fraserburgh Cinema returns with La La Land

Tickets available from R&S Dyga Newsagent, Broad Street, Fraserburgh and Partridges, High Street, Fraserburgh.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438157379529265/

whats on aberdeen kids family aberdeenshireGrease Film Night

Organiser: Culter Village Hall

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

 Date:  Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 7:30 PM

Price:  Tickets at the door, £4 includes 1 entry in to prize draw.

Description: Calling all T birds, Pink ladies, Jocks and Squares alike!

We will be showing the Original motion picture Grease!

Dress up, sing along, hand jive!

There will be a Bar and tuck shop.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1835625760027959/

whats on aberdeen kids family aberdeenshireCoffee Morning for Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland and The Cats Protection Outer Aberdeen District

Where: Lyne of Skene Village Hall, Westhill, Aberdeenshire AB32 7EP

 Date:  Saturday 25 February 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Description: We are hosting a coffee morning with the money raised being split between Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland and Outer Aberdeen Cats Protection.

There will be a raffle, bottle tombola (adults and kids), homebakes and a lucky dip for the kids.

We hope you can make it!

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

Children’s Bookclub – February

Organiser: Waterstones (Aberdeen)

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

Date:  Sunday 26 February 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Description: After having dealt surprisingly well with the theory of time travel and all the troubles and paradoxes it entails, our next adventure is one of the beautiful art of storytelling, but this is a peculiar one…

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke is the first book of this excellent trilogy, very popular among fantasy and adventure fans and I’m sure we’ll all enjoy it very much.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1234884136588645/

Tiddlers’ Fun Time – I Spy

Organiser: Macduff Marine Aquarium

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

 Date:  Monday 27 February 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Price:  Usual admission prices apply

Description: I spy with my little eye, something begining with ‘f’ . . fish! See what you can find hidding behind the weed and under the sand.

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.

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

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2206607379563523/

One for the adults next weekend…

Wild West Charity Fundraiser For SABRC & Befriend A Child

Where: Stonehaven Bowling Club, Stonehaven, AB39 2

 Date:  Saturday 04 March 2017
Time: 7:30 PM – 1:00 AM

Description: Supporting SABRC, Scottish Animal Behaviour &Rescue Centre; and Befriend a Child

18 years +

Facebook Page/Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/994515407319697/

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