What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (3rd -9th 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**

15th Birthday Family Fun Day 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 3rd March 2018
Time:  10:00 – 13:00

Description: Help us celebrate our 15th birthday with a fabulous family fun day! To book your places, message us on Facebook, email info@bettridgecentre.org.uk or call us on 01569 731320.

FREE public Coastal Play sessions 10am – 11am & 11.30am – 12.30pm, plus craft table and Lego table for older children. Places must be booked in advance.

FREE Coffee Morning 11am – 1pm. Come along and enjoy a cuppa and a tasty treat and have your say about our exciting plans for the future.

Superhero Disco with Roadrunner Disco, 2.30 – 4.30pm. £2 entry includes juice & snack plus teas and coffees for adults. There will also be a prize for the best costume. Tickets must be booked in advance.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/124398831717427

World Book Day 

Organiser: Waterstones

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

Date:  Saturday 3rd March 2018
Time:  10:00 – 14:00

Description: World Book Day is almost here! To celebrate we’re planning an exciting day with plenty of activities for young and old.

 Dress up as your favourite character and join us on Saturday for a fun character treasure hunt! There will be many readings throughout the day and a competition to design your very own National Book Token!

 We’ll have many colouring and other activity sheets for the little ones. Come and spend your World Book Day voucher and join the celebrations!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/371817543290686

March AMoC Market 

Organiser: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts

Where: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts, Methodist Church‚ 8 Crown Terrace, Aberdeen,  AB11 6HE

Date:  Saturday 3rd March 2018
Time:  11:00 – 16:00

Description: Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts is back with the first event of 2018

 Our monthly indoor arts & crafts market will have over 20 stalls. Discover unique design led handmade products sold directly by the makers. It is a friendly and relaxed market and showcases an eclectic mix of artists and makers from the local area and with new makers and crafters every month, there will always be something new to see.

 Interested in selling at one of our events. Click on the link below to find out more and apply


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1670120309749042

Mothers Day Weekend Special 

Organiser: Baby Sensory Aberdeen South

Where: Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB12 4

 Date:  Saturday 3rd March 2018
Time:  14:30 – 15:15

Description: Make amazing memories with your baby, siblings and family at our Mothers Day Weekend Special. We will have relaxing fruit cocktails and chocolates for The Mummys, foot massage, scents and much more. Our fabulous photo booth will be available for you to capture the moment with your baby. We will be making a donation from the ticket sales to the Bettridge Centre for their birthday celebrations and fundraising for future developments at the centre

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/189102115019841

Superhero Disco 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 3rd March 2018
Time:  14:30 – 16:30

Description: Superhero Disco with Roadrunner Disco, 2.30 – 4.30pm.

 £2 entry includes juice & snack plus teas and coffees for adults. There will also be a prize for the best costume.

 Tickets must be booked in advance by messaging the Bettridge Centre on Facebook, emailing  info@bettridgecentre.org.uk or calling us on 01569 731320.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/784933858371668

STEM Club – Mission to Mars 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Sunday 4th March 2018
Time:  10:00 – 11:30 and 13:00 – 14:30

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/1145846368884160

Sunday Whittling 

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

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

Date:  Sunday 4th March 2018
Time:  Sunday 4th March 2018 14:00 – Sunday 4th March 2018 16:00

Description: Free Event

 Whittling is an age old pastime that requires very few tools. Come along to Haddo and enjoy an afternoon of being creative and shooting the breeze with the local Ranger and Suzanna (VSO).

 It won’t be a taught session (although sharing of ideas and expertise will be welcomed) – just an opportunity to sit around the fire, work on your own project and chat with like-minded people.

 If you have your own tools please bring them along. We do have a limited supply of sheath knives and folding saws – please let us know in advance if you would like to borrow any of these.

 You may also wish to bring along something to sit on and hot drinks/snacks – wrap up warm as it can get quite cold when sitting for longer periods.

 Everyone is welcome, although we would ask that children are accompanied (and supervised) by an adult.

 Meet at the Pheasantry at 2.00pm, or come and find us in the outdoor classroom (weather-permitting). No booking required but feel free to email Suzanna – haddo@visithaddo.com if you have any questions.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/149863072371359

NCT Aberdeen City & Shire – Sling Meet

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Methodist Church‚ 8 Crown Terrace, Aberdeen AB11 6HE

Date:  Wednesday 7th March 2018
Time:  10:00 – 12:00

Description:  We would love you to join us on Wednesday for sling chat, hires, help with your own carrier and demonstrations.

We will also have our popular “try me” table: a table full of our personal stashes for you to try out with the aim of finding your perfect carrier or just to try something new!

Older siblings, family and friends as always are welcome. As always, there will be lots of tea, coffee and cake!


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/337444130108050

Love Rara Basic Face Painting Training

 Organiser: Love Rara

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

Date:  Friday 9th March 2018
Time:  18:00 – 20:00

Description: Want to learn how to face paint? Learn how to do basic face painting through different brush and sponge work. Then come along to our Love Rara Basic Face Painting Workshop!

 This course will go over basic techniques such as brush and sponge work safety on use of products and how to do a simple quick boy and girl design. If you have come to previous workshops don’t worry, the designs and techniques you learn will be different each time!

 6pm-8pm – White Horse Balmedie 09/03/18

 Whats Included – A Two hour workshop, all professional products, practice boards, stencils, paints, glitters and brushes will be supplied for you to practice with during the course and practise boards to paint on. You will also get opportunities to take photos of completed work for your own use and there will a model demonstration for you to watch and follow along with lead by Zara Grant.

 This workshop is for teens and adults ONLY

 You can book your tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/basic-face-painting-course-tickets-43162778031

 For more information, send Love Rara a message on facebook or email loveraraltd@yahoo.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/168464683782639

Family Bingo 

Organiser: Beacon & Bucksburn Community Association

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

Date:  Friday 9th March 2018
Time:  18:30 – 20:30

Description: Family Bingo evening upstairs at the Beacon Centre.

A prize bingo night. £1 per book

Refreshments available from the café.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/149321195733519

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!

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

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


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