What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 16th – 22nd February 2019

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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Banchory Farmers Market 

Organiser: Banchory Farmers Market

Where: Bellfield car park Banchory. 

Date:  Saturday 16th February 2019 Time:  09:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Local farmers Market

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2239663642967008/?event_time_id=2239663692967003


Coastal Play 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 16th February 2019 Time:  09:45AM-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/469649263566306/


Little Explorer Day: Colour, Light & All Things Bright

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

Where: Aberdeen Science Centre, 107 George Street, AB25 1HU Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 16th February 2019 Time:  10:00AM-05:00PM

Description: What makes light and shadows? Explore the answers through bright and colourful investigations and play!

Join us with your little explorer on these special days designed 3 – 5 years olds with hands-on activities and shows! No need to book just come along and join in. The activities run throughout the day.

Please note that we have moved to 107 George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1HU (across from John Lewis).

Normal Entry Fees Apply

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/292374151472615/


Deeside Line Tidy Up 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Deeside Railway Line 

Date:  Saturday 16th February 2019 Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: The Deeside Line, from Duthie Park to the Western boundary of the city, is our longest site. Join the Countryside Rangers to help keep the Line clear of overhanging and obstructive trees and shrubs, by coming on the event from either Duthie Park.  We’ll look out for wildlife on the way and you’ll be rewarded with hot drinks and biscuits.

Meet at the Duthie Park Winter Gardens entrance.  First Bus 17 goes to Polmuir Road..

Suitable for adults and older children.

Booking essential – call 01224 326 429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk to book your place.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/614085139029221/


MARVEL BREAKFAST 

Organiser: Peartree Coffee House and Bistro

Where: Peartree Coffee House and Bistro, 61 High Street, AB43 9ET Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 16th February 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Come and have breakfast with your favorite marvel heroes, games, music, meet and greet, photos and so much more

The event will cost £15 per person and places must be reserved with the full amount being paid, due to the cost of hosting this event the ticket price will be non-refundable if cancelled and the space cannot be refilled, booking must be done within the bistro in person as breakfast choices will have to be picked for each person/child attending.

Please feel free to share and tag friends so they don’t miss out as space will be very limited.

Bookings of 2s may have to share larger tables depending on final numbers and table layout.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/778327735881470/


Bath Bomb Making Workshop for Children 

Organiser: Hearty Arts & Crafts

Where: F o o d S t o r y, 13-15 Thistle Street, AB10 1XZ

Date:  Saturday 16th February 2019 Time: 12:00PM-02:00PM

Description: A hands-on workshop for learning the skills and techniques of bath bomb-making, but this time for children starting age 8  (6-7y/olds allowed, if they have confidence to work independently).

This workshop will show you how to create you own beautiful product and make the process of bath-taking incredibly enjoyable. You will choose from a variety of fragrances and dyes to create your very own bath bomb range.

Introduction to bath bomb making

Overview of the different oils, salts, dyes, and fragrances

Demonstration of different bath bomb-making techniques

Using individual moulds, add dyes, fragrance oils and additives to make your own masterpiece.

Everyone takes their beautiful self-made range of bath bombs home (up to 5 products)

All materials used are suitable for vegans/vegetarian. The workshop will take approximately 1.5- 2 hours. Please make sure you arrive at 10-15 minutes in advance, as to avoid the start of the workshop at your absence. We also kindly advice to bring some tray, box or bags to carry away your newly-made bath bombs securely. 😉

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Additional information on tutoring:

All art and craft workshops presented by RA will be provided with consideration of therapeutic art approach.

Therapeutic art can be described as creative and expressive form of therapy. The therapeutic creative process of self-expression can improve one’s physical and mental health. It will also make an impact on our emotional well-being.

Creating art through Therapeutic Art provides an outlet to express oneself freely, which will encourage and promote healthier and happier life.

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Tickets to this workshop are non-refundable once purchased. Modifications to primary location do not qualify for refund, unless the event is cancelled.  However you can pass your space/e-ticket to any of your friends/family, if unable to attend. Official explanatory email (to: pr.raent@gmail.com ) should be send to us to confirm such arrangement.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/285293565486954/


Workshop: This Is Me – I Am Amazing (6-12 year olds) 

Organiser: Kelly Rennie – Wellbeing Coach and Consultant

Where: Well Balanced Studio, 3 Gordon Court, Durno, AB51 5ER 

Date:  Saturday 16th February 2019 Time:  12:45PM-02:45PM

Description: It’s workshop time again! What a great time we’ve been having at these longer monthly sessions!

With double the time for extra games, fun, carefully chosen discussions, movement and meditation all to raise your child’s self esteem and emotional intelligence! We will learn some simple calming techniques that your child can practice at home :).

£12

Inspired by Donna, designed by her daughters

*Increase confidence & self esteem

*Love your unique self

*Understand your emotions

*Improve sleep

Games * * * Fun * * * Mindful Meditations & Movement * * * Peer Discussions * * *

£12 – please pay within 24hrs of booking to secure your place to payment details on booking page.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/830109463850206/?event_time_id=830109513850201


Saturday Skills Session

Organiser: ETKO Sports Academy

Where: ETKO Sports Academy, North Mains of Barra, AB51 0BB Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 16th February 2019 Time:  05:30PM-08:30PM

Description: This special three-hour Saturday session provides the ideal opportunity for children age 6+ to work on specific skills and movements, under the guidance of our experienced ETKO instructors. Held in the early evening, the session will take place in our purpose-built gymnasium where participants will have access to our range of competition-standard apparatus. The timing of the session (from 5.30-8.30pm) also gives parents/carers the perfect chance to pop out for a post-Valentine’s Day romantic meal! Our Saturday skills session is open to existing members and newcomers (including those or on our waiting lists) who are keen to experience our gym and teaching environment.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/242810076601243/


Chinese New Year Festival Inverurie 

Organiser: Confucius Institute Aberdeen

Where: Inverurie Town Hall, AB51 3SN Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Sunday 17th February 2019 Time:  10:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Chinese New Year Celebrations

2019 Year of the Pig

Free, Drop in

Fun for all the family

Chinese arts and crafts including Chinese calligraphy

Fun and games – learn how to use chopsticks the fun way or try ‘keepy uppy’ with a Chinese Jianzi

Dress-up corner with fun dress-up outfits for adults and children

Children’s activity sheet with prizes

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2296903920587166/


The Jack & Jill Market – Aberdeen 

Organiser: The Jack & Jill Market

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, 161 Springfield Road, Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 17th February 2019 Time:  10:30AM-01:00PM

Description: SAVVY SHOPPERS

 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/2255097837835941/


Tick Tock Alford Splat Messy Play classes 

Organiser: Splat Messy Play Aberdeen & Shire

Where: Splat Messy Play Aberdeen & Shire 

Date:  Monday 18th February 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: This term we will be having 6 weeks of messy play fun with 1 monthly class with all the messy themes as follows –

February – Heart’s & Rainbow’s.

March – Spring time.

April – Happy Easter Bunny.

May – We’re going on a bear hunt.

June – Summer end of term Party.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/228018198104296/


Creators Club at Ferryhill Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Ferryhill Library, Fonthill Road, AB11 6UP, Aberdeen

Date:  Monday 18th February 2019 Time:  03:30PM-04:30PM

Description: Let’s build together with themed creative sessions this New Year. Age 8-11 years. Booking essential.

To book, call 01224 581576.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/268063517210102/?event_time_id=268063520543435


Peep and BookBug Pop-Up Session

Organiser: PEEP Aberdeen City

Where: Mastrick Library, Greenfern Road AB16 6TR

Date: Tuesday 19th February 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: 

Peep and Bookbug in Aberdeen are collaborating and have developed Around the World themed pop up sessions that will be delivered at different libraries around the city.

Families with young children between the ages of 0-5 are welcome to book a space and the sessions will consist of a mix of Bookbug and Peep activities.

Our February session will involve Bookbug visiting China in celebration of Chinese New Year.

This event is free but spaces are limited so please send a message to the Peep Aberdeen Facebook page to book a space.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/781296982234757/


Open Day 

Organiser: The Hut Lumphanan Pre-school

Where: The Hut Lumphanan Pre-school, School Road, Lumphanan AB31 4SU 

Date:  Wednesday 20th February 2019 Time:  09:30AM-01:00PM

Description: If people from Lumphanan and the surrounding area want a time to come and see what the Hut Pre-School in Lumphanan do, we’ll be here for prospective parents and curious families, looking to learn about their childcare options, between 09.30 and 13.00 on 20th February 2019 at our Open Day. If you can’t manage this day we’d be delighted if you contacted us to create a different, mutually suitable and pressure-free time.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2010966852291147/


Baby Discover at Danestone CC 

Organiser: The Creation Station Aberdeen North and Shire

Where: Danestone Community Centre, Fairview St, Danestone, AB22 8 Aberdeen 

Date:  Wednesday 20th February 2019 Time:  10:00AM-10:45AM

Description: Baby Discover is a unique baby learning & development experience with inspiring creative play, sensory activities, music & treasured artworks.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/213967669524478/?event_time_id=213967702857808


Stonehaven Baby Massage Class

Organiser: Nurtured Baby

Where: Nurtured Baby, 69 Cameron St, Stonehaven AB39 2HE

Date: Wednesday 20th February 2019 Time:  10:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Five-week baby massage course a perfect blend of massage, yoga, reflexology and mindfulness.

Wednesday February 20

Wednesday February 27

Wednesday March 6

Wednesday March 13

Wednesday March 20

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/377547842793012/


Little Explorers at Danestone CC 

Organiser: The Creation Station Aberdeen North and Shire

Where: Danestone Community centre, Fairview St, Danestone, AB22 8 Aberdeen 

Date:  Wednesday 20th February 2019 Time:  11:15AM-12:00PM

Description: Our award winning Little Explorers art classes for toddlers and preschool children provide the perfect solution for all your child’s creativity needs, with no stress or mess for you!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/563018810791466/?event_time_id=563018847458129


Movie Night – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 

Organiser: The Sitting Room

Where: The Sitting Room, Unit 6, The Green, Berrymuir Road, Portlethen, AB12 4UN Aberdeen 

Date: Wednesday 20th February 2019 Time:  06:00PM-09:00PM

Description: Get ready to sing & dance, laugh & love all over again!

Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again

£9 per person , £6 for kids under 12 (must be accompanied by an adult).

Includes Basket Supper, Popcorn & Bottomless Draught Soft Drinks

Call 01224 781777 to reserve your tickets!

Rating PG

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/385440442191129/


Messy Moments – Messy Play Sessions: Bridge of Don, Aberdeen 

Organiser: Messy Moments

Where: Danestone Community Centre, Fairview St, Danestone, AB22 8 Aberdeen 

Date:  Thursday 21st February 2019 Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Messy Moments – Messy Play Sessions: Bridge of Don, Aberdeen

Bookings now open. Come and join us for lots of messy play fun, from spaghetti to colourful custard to crunchy cereal! We offer a variety of sensory/messy play activities for your little ones to explore.

Our classes are suitable from ages 4 months old to 4 years old, older siblings welcome and we can also provide a sand art craft activity if they would prefer.

We offer block bookings or single session booking options, these are our prices below:

Single Session: £6.50

Sibling Single Session: £4.50

Block Booking (All 4 sessions): £25

Sibling Block Booking: £17

All Sessions must be pre-booked, please do not just turn up to a class, as we may not have any spaces available. If you have any questions or would like to get booked in, please do not hesitate to get in touch via messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/MessyMomentsFun/ or emailing us fun@messymoments.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2225121361036076/?event_time_id=2225121364369409


Teen Book Club 

Organiser: Waterstones

Where: Waterstones, Bon Accord Centre, AB25 1HZ Aberdeen 

Date:   Thursday 21st February 2019 Time:  06:00PM-07:00PM

Description: Come along to our very first Teen Book Club!

Meet our little group of enthusiastic teen book readers, enjoy some book-themed vegan and gluten-free bakes (no promises how these will turn out 😀 ) and talk all things Grisha.

For our February book club, we’d like to celebrate the release of King of Scars on 29th January, by talking about the Grisha Verse, so bring along your copies of Shadow and Bone and/or Six of Crows.

This book club is aimed at teens aged 14 and above. If you’d like to come along, make sure to let us know by dropping us a message or a call, or stopping by in store!

Joining is absolutely free, of course, and you will get 10% off next month’s book

We’d also love to hear your thoughts and ideas – so please feel free to message us or come talk to us in person with any ideas or feedback you have!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/382679719153619/


Messy Moments – Messy Play Sessions: Cove Bay, Aberdeen 

Organiser: Messy Moments

Where: Altens Community Centre, Strathburn Street, AB12 3SE Aberdeen 

Date:  Friday 22nd February 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: 🌟Messy Moments – Messy Play Sessions: Cove Bay, Aberdeen🌟

Bookings now open. Come and join us for lots of messy play fun, from spaghetti to colourful custard to crunchy cereal! We offer a variety of sensory/messy play activities for your little ones to explore.

Our classes are suitable from ages 4 months old to 4 years old, older siblings welcome and we can also provide a sand art craft activity if they would prefer.

We offer block bookings or single session booking options, these are our prices below:

Single Session: £6.50

Sibling Single Session: £4.50

Block Booking (All 4 sessions): £25

Sibling Block Booking: £17

All Sessions must be pre-booked, please do not just turn up to a class, as we may not have any spaces available. If you have any questions or would like to get booked in, please do not hesitate to get in touch via messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/MessyMomentsFun/ or emailing us fun@messymoments.co.uk 💙💜

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/210916096518251/?event_time_id=210916109851583


Big Kids’ Ball 2019 

Organiser: Befriend a Child

Where: Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa, South Deeside Rd, Aberdeen, AB12 5YP 

Date:  Friday 22nd February 2019 Time:  06:30PM-01:00AM

Description: We are delighted to announce the theme for our Big Kids Ball 2019 is Peter Pan! It promises to be a night full of fun and pixie dust, all for a great cause.

The ball will be held at Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa on Friday 22 February.

Tables of 10 are available at a cost of £950 and individual tickets are £95. Included are a delicious 3 course dinner, games, prizes, a raffle and auction, as well as dancing to live music from the wonderful Silver City Soul Revue The money raised from the ball will help provide 1:1 befriending and mentoring services to local children who are missing out on their childhood.

Please join us and help make the night a success. As Peter Pan would say ‘Think of all the joy you’ll find when you leave the world behind.’

For more information, please contact Richard at richard@befriendachild.org.uk or call 01224 210060.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2266422230305515/


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

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