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**
Nature Reserve Conservation Day – Pond Pick me up!
Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service
Where: Kincorth Hill Nature Reserve, Aberdeen AB12 5
Date: Saturday 3rd February 2018
Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Description: Help the Countryside Rangers make more space for our newts and other freshwater animals and plants by clearing vegetation away from the pond.
Gloves, tools, and hot drinks will be provided but please bring a packed lunch. Don’t forget to wear wellies!
Meet at the reserve car park at Abbotswell Crescent. First bus 18 stops next tot he car park.
Booking essential as places are limited – please call 01224 326 429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your FREE place!
Suitable for adults and children over 5 when accompanied by a responsible adult.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/131981880808341
Explore Your Universe
Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre
Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen AB24 5TU
Date: Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th February 2018
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Description: Discover what electricity actually is, how we look beyond our own planet and more as we explore what our universe is made of from the very tiny to the incredibly large in this exciting show created by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
This new show will be on for the public and be included in your entry fee.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/171691926908316
WrestleZone- Live In Newtonhill
Where: Bettridge Centre, Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL
Date: Saturday 3rd February 2018
Time: 19:30 – 21:30
Description: A return to the Bettridge Centre in Newtonhill is in their sights, as the WrestleZone grapplers continue their first foots into 2018.
Bodyslams and suplexes are on the bill as the thrilling family-friendly action gets ready to rock the Aberdeenshire Town on Saturday 3rd February.
And what better way to see of the cold than support your local WrestleZone heroes such as “The Revolutionary” Damien, “Red-Haired Warrior” Scotty Swift and “Fully Loaded” Zach Dynamite.
Previous events at the Bettridge Centre have whipped up a storm and we can’t wait to see what the wrestlers have in store for this year’s event.
You can pick-up advance e-tickets now from Ringside World which give you priority entry to the event. These are priced £12 for adults and £10 for under 14s.
An exclusive online family ticket is available for £35, offering entry for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. This offer is ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE
Pay-at-the-door admission will also be available on the night. Doors open at 7pm with the first bout on at 7.30pm.
More information is available by calling 07855 121777 and leaving your name, number and a short message.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/159277991375822
The Jack & Jill Market – Aberdeen
Organiser: The Jack & Jill Market
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen
Date: Sunday 4th February 2018
Time: 10:30 – 13:00
Description: Shop smartly, be savvy and save. Find everything you need for baby and children up to 9 years of age, all under the one roof, all on the same day. Whether it’s large items from our Large Items Gallery, or clothes, toys, and equipment from our quality nearly-new stalls, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for – why pay more when you can pay less – now that’s being smart!
Entry £1.50 Adults. Children free.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1642106235832275
Spectra 2018 Light Festival
Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events & Spectra Festival
Where: Spectra Festival, Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen AB10 1NJ
Date: Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th February 2018
Time: 18:00 – 22:00
Description: Running for four nights between the 8th–11th February 2018 SPECTRA, Aberdeen’s stunning Festival of Light, will return to celebrate the Scottish Year of Young People through this year’s theme ‘Play the Night’. Bringing together leading international artists with Scottish collaborators and developing new talent, the festival will deliver a four-day light and music exhibition using new technologies and tools to animate Union Terrace Gardens, the Kirk of St Nicholas, and Marischal College.
Alongside our oustanding light festival, we are introducing our new music programme to SPECTRA 2018. Music venues across the city will be brought to life by a smorgasbord of Nordic and UK talent with late night sessions with some of Europe’s top DJ’s. The line up for the music programme will be announced next week -stay tuned for more info!
Our two-day Catalyst Conference also returns on 9-10 February and will bring together successful cultural leaders, artists and experts from across Europe and within the UK to present their strategy around cultural development in Aberdeen.
Organised by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Curated Place, SPECTRA will once again light up the winter nights offering more experiences of light and sound than ever before.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/321569288346559
Wild & Woolly Tales of Aberdeen
Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours & The Cult of Coffee
Where: The Cult of Coffee, 28 Esslemont Avenue, Aberdeen, AB25 1SN
Date: Thursday 8th February 2018
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Description: A selection of tall tales, half-truths and actual whacky happenings from Aberdeen’s history and folklore. Did you know that Harry Houdini, world famous escapologist came to Aberdeen in 1908 and carried out a crazy stunt in the Dee? Was William Wallace’s arm buried in Old Aberdeen or Torry? Did Hitler really plan to use Marischal College if the Nazis had invaded Scotland? And did a woman and her son kill the Laird of Northfield centuries ago?
These and many more urban legends of the city will be presented in the cosy surroundings of our new favourite venue, The Cult of Coffee – owners Paul and Louise say they will have loads of new cakes to tempt you, so do join us for this storytelling event.
Doors open 7pm; Dog-friendly venue
AND the original Hidden Aberdeen book will be on sale
Book your ticket at Ticketsource (click the link “Find Tickets”)
£10.00 entry all tickets
Not suitable for under 10s.
Parking on street Esslemont Ave, Leadside Road, (metered) and the Grammar School car park (free).
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1662910780437868
Organiser: Lumphanan Moving Pictures
Where: Lumphanan Village Hall
Date: Friday 9th February 2018
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Description: Showing of Cars 3
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1994363354138222
One for the diary…
NCT Nearly New Sale – Saturday 24th February
Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire
Where: Portlethen Academy, Bruntland Rd, Portlethen, Aberdeenshire AB12 4QL
Date: Saturday 24th February 2018
Time: 11:00 – 12:30
Description: It’s time for our first 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/1643656105699530/