What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (27th January – 2nd February 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**


Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Inverurie

Organiser: Close and Calm

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

Date:  Friday 26th January 2018
Time:  09:45 – 11:15

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/306261689854010


Haddo – A Celebration in Light

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

Where: Haddo House, Methlick, Ellon AB41 7EQ

Date:  Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th January 2017
Time:  4:00PM – 8:00PM

Description: To mark the end of the Haddo Regeneration Project we will be celebrating Haddo with lights and projections.  For three nights Haddo House will be the backdrop to projections that illustrate some of the things we do at Haddo, and how we are all part of the Haddo community.  The Wallace Monument and Old Pheasantry will also be lit up.

We invite you to come along and enjoy Haddo in the dark (this is not a guided walk, you are free to roam as you please), but also to take lots of pictures.  We will run a photography competition with a prize for the most imaginative/interesting/atmospheric picture taken whilst the lights are in situ.  Please send photos to Suzanna: haddo@visithaddo.com

The tearoom will not be open, but please feel free to take a flask of something hot and tasty to enjoy on your visit.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/202554056990490


January Market

Organiser: Belmont St Market Aberdeen

Where:  Belmont Street, AB10 1JH Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 27th January 2018
Time:  9:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Belmont St Market Aberdeen is the new name for the farmers’ market at this popular location. It takes place on the last Saturday of the month, with weekly markets in December, from 9am till 3pm.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/130854067713439


LEGO Fun Day!

Organiser: Strachans Inverurie

Where: Strachans Inverurie, 11 West High St, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 3SA 

Date:  Saturday 27th January 2018
Time:  9:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Come along to our ever popular LEGO Fun Days!

10% off all LEGO, competitions, prizes and face painting!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/403752833394961


Coastal Play

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 27th January 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/1555379307844271


Looking for places to visit in Aberdeen City & Shire? Why not check out some of our ideas here – Things to See & Do with Kids in Aberdeen City & Shire

Things to see & do with kids in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire


Heathland Habitat Restoration

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where:  Scotstown Moor, Aberdeen AB22 8

Date:  Saturday 27th January 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: A second chance to wage war on the gorse and broom growing in the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) at Scotstown Moor Local Nature Reserve! Help to restore the heathland habitat and encourage native plants to grow.

If the weather is suitable to have a fire we will burn the cut gorse on site and have a lunchtime treat of baked potatoes and toasted marshmallows.

Gloves, tools and hot drinks will be provided but please bring a packed lunch and wear clothing suitable for the weather. Suitable for adults and children over the age of 5.

Meet at the reserve car park off Scotstown Road. First Bus 2 goes to Scotstown Road and 8 goes to Dubford Road.

Booking essential as places are limited – call 01224 326 429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk to book your FREE place.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/536898656665353


Big Garden Birdwatch at Strathbeg

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where:  RSPB Loch of Strathbeg, Starnafin, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 8QN

Date:  Saturday 27th January 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 2:00PM

Description: Join us anytime between 10 and 2 at Loch of Strathbeg Visitor Centre and help us out with our Big Garden Birdwatch. Find out more about the count and prepare for your own Birdwatch at home.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/331611643990966


Little Explorer Days: Colour, Light & All things Bright

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 27th January 2018
Time:  10:00AM – 5:00PM

Description: Join us on the 23rd January 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.

Recommended for children aged 3-5.

These Little Explorer Days are open to public and groups.

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/389009968213245


Family Cinema 

Organiser: Culter Village Hall

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

Date:  Saturday 27th January 2018
Time:  10:30AM – 1:00PM

Description: The family film for January will be The Emoji movie. Doors open 10.30am film starts at 11am. Entry

£2.50 includes soft or hot drink. Pop corn, sweets and Hot dogs available from the tuck shop. Interval half way through film.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1548661101884341


Farm Tours

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

Where: Belwade Farm, Dess, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5BJ

Date:  Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th, Wednesday 31st – Friday 2nd January 2018
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 isagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658456410842950


Family Roller Disco

Organiser: Culter Village Hall

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

Date:  Saturday 27th January 2018
Time:  4:00PM – 6:00PM

Description: Family roller disco session. please bring your own skates.

entry £2.50 per Skater. Tuck shop available.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/565492300464955


Burns Ceilidh at the Barn

Organiser: The Barn

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

Date:  Saturday 27th January 2018
Time:  7:30PM – 11:00PM

Description: Burns Ceilidh with Hehir, Jones and MacCallum

Join us as we continue the national Burn’s celebrations with Barn favourites Hehir, Jones and MacCallum as they provide an evening of lively traditional music to set your feet tapping and get you onto the dance floor.

Buchanan Food will be serving up traditional hearty haggis to keep those energy levels up. A great night of dancing guaranteed!

Part of the Barn’s fundraising efforts throughout the year.

£20 per person including haggis

£18 per person for Friends of the Barn

£50 Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

Advance booking only

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/361795990912060


Victoria and Abdul (12A)

Organiser: Ballater Films

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

Date:  Saturday 27th January 2018
Time:  7:30PM – 10:30PM

Description: Dame Judy Dench reprises her role as Queen Victoria, and strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Saturday January 27th at 7.30pm in the Mike Sheridan Room, Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater (Doors 7pm).

Entry by donation in aid of Ballater Films.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1774963105909949


Nature Nippers: Feathery Friends of Leith Hall Estate 

Organiser: North East Ranger Service

Where: Leith Hall Gardens & Estate, Kennethmont, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4NQ

Date:  Monday 29th January 2018
Time:  1:00PM – 2:00PM

Description: For 1-5 year olds and their guardians. Join the Ranger service for a fun walk in the woods to find out about the birds of Leith Hall estate.

Make your own bird feeder and maybe try out building your own nest! Tickets £4.50 available by booking online.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/165986184022219


Nursery Rhymes & Story Time

Organiser: Waterstones

Where:  Waterstones, Union Street, Aberdeen

Date:  Wednesday 31st Janaury 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/493017144426454


Harry Potter Book Night – Fantastic Beasts

Organiser: Waterstones

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

Date:  Thursday 1st February 2018
Time:  5:30PM – 7:00PM

Description: That time of year is back! We’re celebrating all things Potter on Thursday 1st February and this year’s theme is Fantastic Beasts.

Everyone gets their cloaks, Hogwarts uniforms and 20’s frocks out and join us for an evening of fun and games at Waterstones!

On this night we’ll be attending a Fantastic Beasts class and you should listen closely as there’ll be a hunt for them right after! While you’re at it keep your eyes peeled for Niffler’s chocolate coins jar and guess how many he’s collected.

There’ll be a crafts area where you can decorate dragons’ eggs or make your own Death Eater mask… Terrifying I know!

For the older crowd we’ll be playing out brand new board game – Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle.

We’ll also be running a fancy dress competition and the winner will be decided at the end of the evening.

Please call the shop on 01224 592440 to reserve a place.

We are looking forward to our Potter night and hope you are too!

Harry Potter Books from Bloomsbury

#HarryPotterBookNight

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1926762677640669


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.

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