What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 15th – 21st February 2020


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**

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Spectra 2020: Aberdeen’s Festival of Light 

Organiser: Spectra Festival

Where: Aberdeen City Centre

Date:  Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th February 2020
Time:  18:30 – 22:00

Description: ABERDEEN – WE’RE BACK

Check out our Map page for information on 2020 locations


After a year away, our four day festival of dramatic projections and luminous sculptures is coming back to take over the city of Aberdeen this February 2020

Aberdeen’s SPECTRA Festival returns for 2020 with exciting outdoor light artworks that will be themed on Scotland’s national year of ‘Coast and Waters’

Bringing together leading international artists with Scottish collaborators and developing new talent, expect large scale pieces that take over a number of the city centre’s spaces, lighting up the dark nights of winter

No ticket required – installations across the weekend are FREE to attend.

Unless otherwise noted all installations are on from 6.30pm to 10.00pm. Where entry is applicable the last entry is 30mins before closing.

Please note given the nature of the works in a light festival there will be strobing and effects in some places that could impact on photosensitive individuals.


– Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas

– Anna Heinrich & Leon Palmer

– Seb Lee-Delisle

– Illuminos

– Yiannis Kranidiotis

– Dodda Maggy

– Fusion Youth Dance Company

Organised by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Curated Place, SPECTRA will once again illuminate Aberdeen, offering more experiences of light and sound than ever before.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/733599530494936

 Baby Valentine Party

 Organiser: Baby Sensory Aberdeen South

Where: Aberdeen Arts Centre 

Date:  Saturday 15th February 2020
Time:  10:00 – 10:45

Description: Our 1st Weekend Party of 2020!  Baby Valentine is now open for booking. 

Saturday the 15th of February in Aberdeen Arts Centre.  Perfect for the whole family…. you only pay for your baby.  All babies are welcome … you don’t have to come to our weekly classes to join the fun!  A lovely party celebrating your Love for the most important little person in your life

Beautiful lights, Doves, Soft Textures, Singing, Signing, Music, Bubbles and our amazing photo booth to capture those very important moments.  Make Amazing Memories with your Baby

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/201852197605694/

 Children’s Cooking Class

 Organiser: TJS Ace 4Health Ltd

Where: TJS Ace 4Health Ltd, Unit 1, 36 Market Street, Stoneywood Dyce, AB21 9 Aberdeen

 Date:  Saturday 15th February 2020
Time:  10:00 – 12:00

Description: Free Children Cooking Class

For Ages 7-13 years old

Limited Spaces: Please call Anna: 01224716932/07450505509

Cecil: 07735 319467

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/175107620500146/

 Amazing Air – Free Day! 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre 

Date:  Saturday 15th February 2020
Time:  10:00 – 17:00

Description: Join us at Aberdeen Science Centre to explore renewable energy with our “Amazing Air: The Power of Wind Turbines” workshop sponsored by Vattenfall. 

Take home your own handmade pin wheel, Explore how technology can save the world through our free build Lego WeDo kits and discover more about the water cycle! Some of our magic theme workshops will also be running on this day.

Suitable for all ages, FREE entry for all throughout the day.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/541359979923793/

Dolphinwatch viewing for Spectra 

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland and Spectra Festival

Where: Torry Battery

 Date:  Saturday 15th February 2020
Time:  11:00 – 15:00

Description:  Join the Dolphinwatch team with a special pop up viewing at Torry Battery as part of the Spectra festival. We will have binoculars, telescopes, games, activities and rockpooling on offer from 11 till 3.

Don’t forget to take a walk to the Tech Hub to see the amazing installation.

In a new co-commission between the RSPB and Spectra, film director Kate Charter will create a new projection mapping work highlighting the rich biodiversity of Aberdeen’s coastal waters bringing the sounds and sights of Aberdeen’s Harbour to the city centre.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/185329929194847/

Half Term at Haddo House 

Organiser: Haddo House

Where: Haddo House 

Date:  Saturday 15th – Wednesday 19th February 2020
Time:  11:30 – 14:30

Description: Come along and enjoy educational and entertaining activities for families inside our beautiful Haddo House. Explore servant rooms and family bedrooms while trying one of our many activities, and take home a wee treat as a memory of your day with us!

Become one of our little detectives and find all the secret objects and animals, complete the Book of Curiosity, go on a rhyme treasure hunt and find who’s hiding in the house, or choose our pest quest and discover what bugs live in Haddo.

These activities are available from Saturday 15 until Wednesday 19 February.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/795798264264750/

Storytime with Ailsa Ross 

Organiser: Waterstones

Where: Waterstones Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 15th February 2020
Time:  14:00 – 15:00

Description: Ailsa Ross, author of The Woman Who Rode a Shark, will be joining us for the half-term holidays – with a fabulous interactive storytelling session!

From aquanauts to astronauts, treetop explorers to eagle hunters, The Woman Who Rode a Shark celebrates 50 ocean-diving, mountain-climbing, jungle-running female adventurers who’ve blazed an exceptional trail.

Suitable for children aged 5+ years.

This event is free and unticketed, so just drop by on the day! 🙂

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/536366240321554/

Dolphinwatch at Spectra

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Marischal Square, Aberdeen 

Date:  Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th February 2020
Time:  18:30 – 22:00

Description: Join the Dolphinwatch team at Spectra to discover more about the amazing marine wildlife seen locally in Aberdeen.

Put your investigation skills to the test by identifying the different skulls and artefacts, have a go at our exciting Guess Who game and get involved with some fun DolphinFest arts and crafts. Don’t forget to take a walk to the Tech Hub to see the amazing light installation.

In a new co-commission between the RSPB and Spectra, film director Kate Charter will create a new projection mapping work highlighting the rich biodiversity of Aberdeen’s coastal waters bringing the sounds and sights of Aberdeen’s Harbour to the city centre.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/218165082548657

Stargazing Night at Strathbeg 

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

 Date:  Saturday 15th February 2020
Time:  19:00 – 21:00

Description:  Winter nights can give amazing views of the night sky — stars, planets and (if you’re lucky) even the Northern lights! All you need is a clear night and somewhere away from street lights — and RSPB Loch of Strathbeg is a good place to start.

Come along and enjoy an evening of stargazing, joined by members of the Aberdeen Astronomical Society. Find out more about the wonders overhead and tune into the sounds of nature at night.

The event is free to attend; however booking is essential as car parking is limited. Please email us at strathbeg@rspb.org.uk or phone 01346 532017 to book. You CANNOT book through Facebook at present.

The event will be outside, so bring a torch and remember to wrap up warm — hats and gloves are recommended!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/484753269084181/

Rattray Head Beach Clean – Sunday, 16 February 2020 

Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland 

Date:  Sunday 16th February 2020
Time:  10:00 – 13:00

Description:  Join us to tidy the beach at Rattray Head, right next door to the RSPB Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve.

We’ll be out between 10am and 1pm clearing what rubbish we can find. At 10am, we’ll meet at Rattray Head car park (at the end of the track signposted from just south of Crimond)  and then head down to the beach and get started. Bags, gloves and litter pickers will be provided.

Wrap up warm and wear sturdy footwear, bring waterproofs, a snack and something to drink.

Any questions?

Contact us on 01346 532017 or strathbeg@rspb.org.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/793220317749970/

Dolphinwatch/Spectra Beach Clean

 Organiser: RSPB Aberdeen and North East Scotland

Where: Torry Battery 

Date:  Sunday 16th February 2020
Time:  10:30 – 12:30

Description: As part of the Spectra festival the Dolphinwatch team will be running a beach clean around Torry Battery.

Join the team to help collect as much litter as possible to help protect wildlife and allow everyone to enjoy spending time in an area that is clean and safe.

All equipment, including litter picks, bags and gloves will be provided but please bring along additional gloves if you have them.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/190323482024084/

Great Scot: Free Walking Tour of Old Aberdeen 

Organiser: Scot Free Tours Aberdeen

Where: Mercat Cross

 Date:  Sunday 16th February 2020
Time:  12:00 – 13:30

Description: For over five hundred years, Old Aberdeen has been one of the great centres of learning in the North of Scotland. There can be no better place to celebrate Aberdeen’s greatest thinkers, scientists, explorers, inventors, writers and gardeners (yes, we do mean gardeners).

We’ll explore the hidden places in this historic burgh, to tell the stories of some great Scots whose achievements did not get the recognition they deserved.

 The tour is free. Donations are welcome. Walk-ups are welcome but to guarantee your place on the tour, reserve a place.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/757193628069323/?event_time_id=914986912289993

Aberdeen Mini Mothers Day Photoshoot 

Organiser: Marioni Memories

Where: Ferryhill Community Centre 

Date:  Sunday 16th February 2020
Time:  13:00 – 15:00

Description: Mini Mothers day shoot, £30 which includes 2 mounted 8×6 prints of your choice. chosen from your private online gallery.

£10 secures booking remained due on or before the shoot. only 10 spaces available.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/470329430316822/

Pregnancy Yoga 

Organiser: Starsparks and The Haven in Stonehaven

Where: Starsparks, The Haven, 3 Market Square Buildings, Stonehaven AB39 2BY

Date:  Sunday 16th February 2020
Time:  18:00 – 19:00

Description: Pregnancy is a time of great changes and yoga is a wonderful way to explore them. People often find their first experience with yoga is pregnancy and this is open to beginners to more experienced Yoginis.

Through gentle, slow movement, breathing (pranayama), mindfulness, meditation and most importantly relaxation, we spend an hour listening to our body, mind, heart.

This class was created to connect with like-minded Mums and to maybe find the support of a tribe, when you need it most. Welcome to attend class after your first trimester scan ( usually 12 weeks).

£7 drop-in / book online and block booking all available. I like to keep things as flexible as possible to encourage you to listen to your own intuition as a mother of what works best for you and your baby.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2178783019094394/?event_time_id=2178783029094393

Family Fun Morning 

Organiser: Kintore 0-3 Group

Where: Kintore Public Hall 

Date:  Monday 17th February 2020
Time:  09:30 – 11:15

Description: Join us this mid term for some Family Fun!
Open to non members and older siblings welcome

Lots of toys
Arts and Crafts
 Slime Station (3yrs +)
 Song time and games
 Home baking
Tea and coffee

Tickets £5 per child (any additional children/siblings and babies under 6 months just £1) includes all of the above activities and goodies

As always, we really appreciate your support for the Kintore 0-3 Group and would love to see as many of you there as possible

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/171203314183004/

Cooking class at Danestone Community Centre 

Organiser: Kids in the kitchen Aberdeen

Where: Danestone Community centre 

Date:  Monday 17th February 2020
Time:  10:30 – 15:30

Description: Come along and learn how to cook. On the menu today is Mediterranean chicken with cous cous followed by chocolate chip cookies.

All food, equipment and utensils supplied.

Suitable for ages 3 to 12, £15 per child – payment in advance.

Contact Kids in the Kitchen Aberdeen to book your space today! All welcome

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/491433268445788/

Museum Fun Day 

Organiser: University of Aberdeen Museums and Robogals Aberdeen

Where: University Zoology Museum 

Date:  Tuesday 18th February 2020
Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description: A day of family fun at the Zoology Museum!

Arts and crafts activities will be running throughout the day.

We will also have the Robogals Aberdeen Team running zoology workshops on animals and camouflage from 12pm – 3pm

This is a drop in event throughout the day, no booking required.

Zoology Museum, Tillydrone Ave
Tues 18th Feb
10:00 – 16:00
Drop in, no booking required

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2640370149409658/

Family fun:  The Ferryman’s Journey 

Organiser: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Where: Aberdeen Art Gallery 

Date:  Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th February 2020
Time:  10:30 – 12:00

Description: Join artist Ursula Mathers for playful expressive sessions inspired by the paintings on display in Le Passeur: The Ferryman’s Journey.

Tuesday’s session (ages 4-8) gets hands-on with collage and paint. Wednesday participants (ages 8-12) get out the gouache to explore light and dark and mark making.

Tue 18 February, (ages 4-8)
Wed 19 February, (ages 8-12)

£5 per child + booking fee

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/613260179243674/?event_time_id=613260185910340

Segways at Balmedie 

Organiser: Wheelie Fun Aberdeenshire

Where: Balmedie Leisure Centre 

Date:  Tuesday 18th February 2020
Time:  11:00 – 14:00

Description: Segways @ Balmedie
Are you up for a fun challenge?
Wheelie Fun Aberdeenshire are delighted to be rolling back into Balmedie Leisure Centre Tuesday 18th February!

Classed as Segway Mini Pro Personal Transporter! These self balancing scooters are a huge hit with Adults and Kids!
The Wheelie Fun Team will teach you how to ride the personal transporter.
You will get the hang of it in no time! Once you do you can venture onto the circuit where we will ask you to complete some skills

5 – 12yrs £12.50
12yrs – Adults £13.50
BOOKING is required

To book please book via our Eventbrite page link below.

Any questions please message us via the Wheelie Fun Aberdeenshire facebook page.

Summary of T&Cs
* Recommended age is 5yrs+
The child’s height recommendation is 4ft and weigh between 10kg and 80kg.
The parent/guardian please advise us at the booking and prior to event, their child is fit and well to take part and meet the criteria to ride on the Segways.
See you there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/545831359344431/

Wild Things – February Half Term

 Organiser: Union Square Aberdeen

Where: Union Square Aberdeen 

Date:  Tuesday 18th February 2020
Time:  12:00 – 16:00

Description: Wild Things – In Real Life

Keep the kids busy over February half term on Tuesday 18th at our amazingly realistic animals tour!

Go ape with the gorillas and marvel at Zelva, the giant tortoise.

A chance to get up close and personal with the animals – plus many special giveaways to be given away on the Union Square Plus APP!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/198757538179509/

In-Service Fun Day 

Organiser: University of Aberdeen What’s On

Where: Tillydrone Community Campus 

Date:  Tuesday 18th February 2020
Time:  13:00 – 16:00

Description: Come along on Tuesday 18th of February for an animal themed fun day. This is part of our community event programme and will be held at Tillydrone Community Campus.

Author Kimberlie Hamilton will be telling stories of heroic cats and dogs, meet The Critter Keeper and his friends, then learn about endangered animals and get crafty making a mask with our Zoology Society!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/119374532787647/

Storytime & Crafts at Dyce Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Dyce Library 

Date:  Tuesday 18th February 2020
Time:  14:30 – 15:30

Description: Join us for a Mid Term-themed story and craft session at Dyce Library. Suitable for ages 4-10. Booking essential. To book, call 01224 723015 or email  DyceLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/612109509560694/

Wheelie Fun at Aberdeen 

Organiser: Wheelie Fun Aberdeenshire

Where: Beach Leisure Centre 

Date:  Wednesday 19th February 2020
Time:  11:00 – 16:00

Description:  Wheelie Fun are delighted to be rolling back into the Aberdeen’s Beach Leisure Centre with our Gokart and Segway Sessions!!

BOOKING REQUIRED – See Eventbrite Link

The Wheelie Fun Team are proud owners of Segway – Ninebot Go-Karts and know these are the best fun electric GoKarts in the market today.

Aberdeen Beach Leisure Centre is an ideal venue!!
Our track will be set up with tight corners, we hope you are up for a challenging driving activity !!

If required we will adjust the GoKart to your size for comfort then it’s drive time …so enjoy!!

These self balancing scooters are a huge hit with Adults and Kids!
The Wheelie Fun Team will teach you how to ride the Segways (Personal Transporters). You will get the hang of it in no time . Once you do you can venture onto the circuit to try various challenges!
Approximate session time 45mins.

See You there!
Claire & Merv
Wheelie Fun Team!

*GoKart Summary of T&C’s
Child Age 6+
Min height 4’1”
Adult Age 12+
Max height 6’3”
Max Weight 100Kg
Please wear trainers and arrive in plenty of time for your session.

**Segway Summary of T&Cs* Recommended age is 5yrs+Children height recommendation is 4ft and weigh between 10kg and 80kg.
Please arrive 5 to 10 mins prior to session.
Please wear trainers during the session. Wheelie Fun do provide PPE for the Segways sessions however our PPE is one size, should you wish to take your own helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, hand protectors for a more comfortable fit you are welcome to.
The parent/guardian please advise us at the booking and prior to event ,their child is fit and well to take part and meet the criteria to ride on the Segway.

BOOKING REQUIRED – see link below.

If you would like to book a group session contact Wheelie Fun directly through social media, eventbrite page or wheeliefunaberdeenshire@gmail.com  

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/231562001173805/

Buggy/Sling Walk 

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Park Cafe 

Date:  Wednesday 19th February 2020
Time:  11:00 – 14:00

Description: Join us for some fresh air at Hazelhead Park.

Meet outside the cafe at 11am. All welcome

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/170364751053575/

Calligraphy and Crafts 

Organiser: Confucius Institute Aberdeen

Where: University of Aberdeen

Date:  Wednesday 19th February 2020
Time:  13:00 – 15:00

Description: Calligraphy and Crafts, free drop-in making session

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/976642966038882/

Kids Pottery Workshop – Treasure Pots at Aden Country Park 

Organiser: The Buckie Pottery Company

Where: Aden Country Park

 Date:  Wednesday 19th February 2020
Time:  14:00 – 16:00

Description:  Come and join us at Aden Country Park www.adencountrypark.org.uk we will be making decorated treasure pots. This workshop is suitable for children aged 8 +.

At the workshop you will make a decorated treasure pot from clay, you will also be able to add colour using our special glazes.
We can help with decoration ideas, but how about taking a little walk before the workshop and collecting some small leaves etc from the Park, (This is optional and not part of the Workshop) you can use them to press into the clay or make a relief pattern by pressing them into clay and cutting round them then sticking them to your pot.

After the workshop your beautiful Pots will then be dried, fired in our kiln then glazed and fired again. This takes about 3 weeks. You will be notified when your work is ready to collect from the venue.

The Workshop fee of £20 includes all materials, firing, aprons, delivery, and light refreshments.

Our pottery workshops make a fun friendly and relaxing experience. Come along with friends or bring just you. Either way come and have a great time getting creative!

Postage can be arranged if required. There is a £6 charge for this.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1105453389800097/

Messy Play Ellon-The Greatest Mess! 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

 Date:  Friday 21st February 2020
Time:  10:00 – 11:00

Description: Roll up, Roll up! Join the travelling circus at our Greatest Mess party! Be mesmerised as your little ones transform into the ringmaster at our circus themed messy play.

Say ‘Tad-Dah’ as they walk the spaghetti tightrope, play in our Big Top Rice Tea Party and join the clowns, bearded ladies and contortionists at the greatest show on earth- Mess Around’s Greatest Mess!

?All you have to do is come along and MESS AROUND and leave the cleaning up to us!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3324031154305189

Relax Kids – Brilliant Me 

Organiser: Relax Kids Aberdeen with Karen

Where: Corbie Hall, Maryculter 

Date:  Friday 21st February 2020
Time:  16:30 – 17:15

Description:  Our Brilliant Me theme is all about celebrating ourselves! We will use our 7 steps of Move, Play, Stretch, Feel, Breathe, Believe and Relax to take us through our Brilliant class.

£5 per child.
Best suited for ages 5-10 years (approx)
PM or email karenrelaxkids@yahoo.com to book

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/601087980662803/

Family Quiz Night – 21st February 2020

Organiser: Bennachie Leisure Centre

Where: Bennachie Leisure Centre 

Date:  Friday 21st February 2020
Time:  18:30 – 21:30

Description: Family Quiz night is back!! It’s a great night with questions suitable for all ages. Prizes for winning team, best team name and last place team.

Tickets from the centre in advance or on the door £3.00 adult and £2.00 child under 14yrs. 

Max. 4 adults per team but as many children as you’d like.This event sold out last year so please buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2461624067410511/

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