What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 16th – 22nd March 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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The 2nd Haven Wellbeing Festival! 

Organiser: The Haven in Stonehaven

Where: The Haven in Stonehaven, 3 Market Square Buildings, AB392BY Stonehaven 

Date:  Friday 15th March 2019 Time:  03:00PM-06:00PM

Description: We are so excited to bring the 2nd Haven Wellbeing Festival! This provides our community with opportunities to try different wellbeing skills that help nurture a happy healthy mind, body and spirit.

Everyone who offers these opportunities at The Haven donates their time and in return we ask for a donation for our Haven Wellbeing Fund. This allows us to help support and subsidise people who may want to access our services but may have challenges doing so.

Last year we raised over £1,000 which enabled us to help support The Juggling Yogi through his children’s teacher training so we could continue to offer a positive male role model for our boys yoga class. We also donated money to the 70/30 Campaign  to reduce child maltreatment by 70% by 2030 and the creation of the Cross Party Group in Holyrood on the Prevention and Healing of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) to help influence government policy. Locally we created Stonehaven Trauma Informed Community which led to the offshoot of Stonehaven Trauma Teddies.  We presented our voluntary work to the K&M Communities .Look out for our window display at Stonehaven library.  We also heavily subsidised counselling sessions, massage, reiki and other therapies for individuals in our community.

We hope you will help us spread the word to raise awareness, encourage, empower and support people to be curious. Most of all we want EVERYONE to know that The Haven is a safe space for them to come for wellbeing needs.

If there is a session you are interested in please contact the person holding the session as there will be limited spaces. We so look forward to welcoming you.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/241748953376332/


Trail/Climate Change, the Sea and Me 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Macduff Marine Aquarium, 11 High Shore, AB44 1SL Macduff, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Friday 15th – Monday 24th March 2019 Time:  05:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Climate change is global but given that Earth is actually more than 70% water, how are the oceans being affected? Take part in an exciting climate trail at Macduff Marine Aquarium and discover how climate change is affecting the sea during our feed shows and talks throughout Climate week.

Entrance fees for the aquarium: Adults £7.25, Child (5-15) £4.25, Child (age 3-4) £2.90

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/291001874897530/


Silent Squirrel Spotting Safari

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Hazlehead Woods 

Date:  Saturday 16th March 2019 Time:  08:00AM-09:30AM

Description: Join the Countryside Rangers on an early morning journey to try and find signs of the red squirrel population in Hazlehead.  Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to see one of the squirrels!

Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for the weather and bring a hot drink if you wish.

Meet at the far end of the Hazlehead Crematorium West Chapel car park.  Stagecoach X17 goes to Skene Road.

Booking essential – phone 01224 326429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk

**Squirrel Events Special Offer**

If you attend both squirrel events on March 16th we invite you to have a simple breakfast in the Ranger base on Groats Road.  We will provide hot drinks, a warm room, croissants and cereal.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/608233482950032/


Coastal Play 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 16th March 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/373761673399749/


Mummy & Me Mini Sessions 

Organiser: Maxine McCall Photography

Where: Maxine McCall Photography, 6a Cameron Street, AB39 2GF Stonehaven

Date:  Saturday 16th March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Mummy & Me Mini Photo Sessions!

For just you and your little ones! us Mums are always the ones taking the photos, time for us to be in them!

20 minute session

Maximum of 1 adult and 3 kiddies

Online password protected gallery

5 Digital Files (with full printing rights) to keep (Option to upgrade package)

£70

Limited slots on the day, book now to avoid disappointment!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/322648255253786/


Try Cycling 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Hazlehead Park, AB15 8BE

Date:  Saturday 16th March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Everyone welcome, just bring a bike. The ride will be easy and slow, led by trained leaders. It will finish before 1pm. Route to be decided but will involve a coffee shop.

Location: Hazelhead Park, Groats Road Car Park, Aberdeen AB15 8BJ

Further details: Free event, everyone welcome, just bring a bike. See http://www.ctcgrampian.org.uk/  for more details.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/755254258193805/


Messy Play Aberdeen-Rumble In The Jungle! 

Organiser: Mess Around North Aberdeenshire

Where: 46th Aberdeen Scout Group, Cardens Knowe, Bridge Of Don, Aberdeen, AB22 8 

Date:  Saturday 16th March 2019 Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM

Description: Are you ready to Rumble? Join our messy herd for a roarsome time at our Rumble in the Jungle party. Where your Little One’s can stomp with the elephants, go bananas with our monkeys and slither with the snakes! With lots to explore including the Tiger Rice Tea Party, Jelly Snake Swamp, join the hippos for a Mud Bath the little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy until their hearts are content. 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/2275267769397379/


Squirrel Woodland Management 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Hazlehead Park and Woods 

Date:  Saturday 16th March 2019 Time:  10:30AM-03:00PM

Description: Red squirrels have once again been seen in the woods of Hazlehead! This is partly due to removal of many of the grey squirrels but also encouraging the regeneration of Scots pines that are the squirrel’s favourite food.

Come and help the Rangers get rid of spruce saplings and increase the chance of seeing red squirrels in this lovely part of the city.

Children over the age of 5 welcome to take part. Gloves, tools and hot drinks will be provided but please bring a packed lunch. Please wear sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the weather.

Booking is essential by phoning the Countryside Rangers on 01224 326429 or countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk  Free event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2321231634765098/


Green Family Fun Day 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Hazlehead Park,

Date:  Saturday 16th March 2019 Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: Join us for a day of Family fun green style! From free entry into Pets Corner, to brilliant stalls with loads of hands on activities, information about recycling, energy saving and grants for your home, to trying out all sorts of bikes (even a unicycle!), the little and big kids among us will have a whole heap of fun while learning.

Something for all ages, come and see what you could do to live a little greener and help the planet!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/282049305818623/


North East Climate Week

Organiser: Portlethen Moss Conservation Group

Where: Portlethen Moss Conservation Group, Bruntland Road, Portlethen 

Date:  Saturday 16th March 2019 Time:  1:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Come help manage the small woodland at Portlethen Moss, removing tree guards, placing bat and bird boxes and building up our natural dams. Gloves and equipment will be provided, please wear warm clothing and wellies or boots. All welcome

To book contact the Kincardine and Mearns Ranger on 07768 704671

Buses: Bluebird 7B Aberdeen to Stonehaven + train from/to Aberdeen

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/330231627829432/


Aboyne Antique, Collectables and Upcycled Fair 

Organiser: Aboyne Antique, Collectables and Upcycling Fair

Where: Aboyne Antique, Collectables and Upcycling Fair, Victory Hall, AB34 5HT, Aboyne 

Date:  Sunday 17th March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Fair with over 30 stalls selling a huge range of Vintage, Antique, Collectable and Upcycled goods. Great variety of items on offer from the regular stall holders and a couple of new faces! See you there.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/291796724807410/


Seedy Sunday, Food & Drink Festival 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Aden Country Park, Peterhead, AB42 5, United Kingdom 

Date:  Sunday 17th March 2019 Time:  11:30AM-03:30PM

Description: Join us for a celebration of the best of Aberdeenshire. Lots of local food, drink, craft and gardening stalls; seed and plant swapping; cookery and horticulture demonstrations, talks and workshops; children’s activities and lots more. Adults £2, concessions £1, children free.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/228302514779219/


Guided Walk in Countesswells Forest 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Countesswells Forest, Kingswells, Aberdeen AB15 8QD 

Date:  Sunday 17th March 2019 Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Neil (the Ranger) will talk about sustainable forest management and carbon capture, as well as looking at some of the plants and animals in the forest.  The walk will be suitable for families and 1.5-2 miles long. Booking is essential on morayandaberdeenshire.fd@forestry.gsi.gov.uk or 03000676200. Free event. Car parking charges.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2342203732479795/


Fraserburgh Ballroom Dance- Kids and Adults 

Organiser: PolFit

Where: PolFit, 71 High street PolFit fitness studio, AB43 9ET Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Sunday 17th March 2019 Time:  03:00PM-06:00PM

Description: Michael came over to Aberdeen 1year ago and he delivers regular kids classes and adults session in Aberdeen.

He decided to share his experience with Us and come to Fraserburgh to start working with children and everyone who would like to try improve dancing skills.

The Ballroom dance classes will be every Sunday (block of 4weeks)

4pm – Kids class – 45 min

5pm – adults group – 1h

Block of 4 classes £30 – month (online booking £32.57)

We would love to introduce our guest and share with you his amazing experience:

Regarding experience. Over the last 14 years of my dance career I have performed both at social and competitive level. My achievements have included reaching the Championship Finals and 3 semi-finals, winner of numerous Grand Prix Tournaments, and finalist in multiple International Open World tournaments. I was lead dance instructor at Lubin Castle Dance School, who I represented in all competitions. For the last year my studies have included social and functional dance for children in Aberdeen and am about to pilot wedding dance venues.

Hope to see you there.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2053117524807584/


Kids at Ferryhill – Monday 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB11 6UD 

Date:  Monday 18th March 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Drop in session for babies up to pre-school age.  Relaxed and informal session where parents/carers can have a chat and watch kids play.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2168798893433593/?event_time_id=2168798906766925


Creators Club at Ferryhill Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Ferryhill Library, Fonthill Road, AB11 6UP 

Date:  Monday 18th March 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=268063527210101


Seaton Park Wetland Walk 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Seaton Park Aberdeen, Don Street, AB25 3RF, Aberdeen 

Date:  Monday 18th March 2019 Time:  04:00PM-05:30Pm

Description: Join Countryside Officer and Environmental Planners for a walk around the new Seaton Park Wetland and path network to learn about how it is helping to make Seaton Park climate change ready and better for wildlife. Perfect for adults. Meet at the Seaton Park car park. First Bus Number 1 & 2 will take you to King Street. Booking essential by email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk  or phoning the on 01224326429. Free but donations to the Countryside Ranger Service welcome.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/785870108432896/


MOO MUSIC SESSION AT TICK TOCK PLAY 

Organiser: Tick Tock Play

Where: Tick Tock Play, Watchmakers Lane, AB33 8EW Alford, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Tuesday 19th March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: We will be holding a Moo Music Session at Tick Tock Play, for 0-4 year olds.

Available by booking only. £10 per child to be paid at time of booking.

Includes Moo Music Session, snack and a play session too.

Limited places.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2237316903152342/


Climate Change Perspective Talks 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

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

Date:  Tuesday 19th March 2019 Time:  07:00PM-09:00PM

Description: Five speakers from Aberdeen University, Vegan Outreach Scotland, and Home Energy Scotland will give short talks about the impact of climate change on development, teaching about climate change, transport options and how to do something about it in your home.

One hour of presentations will be followed by an hour of questions and answers, along with teas and coffees. Free event, but booking required on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-climate-change-perspectives-asc-tuesday19th-march-tickets-53994384658.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/348596789296554/


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 March 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=213967686191143


Tour of CFINE Facilities 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: CFINE, 2-4 Poynernook Road, AB11 5RW Aberdeen 

Date:  Wednesday 20th March 2019 Time:  12:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Interested in learning more about food waste reduction? Fancy seeing ‘behind the scenes’ of a FareShare distribution point? Or just want to see our electric Tuk-Tuk in person?! CFINE will be running tours of our facility at 12:30 on Wednesday 20th March, open to all. The tour will be followed by soup, nice bread and fruit pot lunch with questions and discussion re CFINE’s support and services and the issues they raise.

Worried about finding us?

Take any Stagecoach or First bus which arrives at Union Square or drops off on Union St. From there walk down Market St (towards Torry)  we are a 5 min walk down market street (past Union Square), on the right hand side, on Poynernook Road (you will see the 210 Bistro on the corner, and Kwik-Fit opposite us).

Alternatively: Take First Bus No. 12 (Torry) or No. 59 (Torry) which will travel down Market St, alighting at the Market St stop before Victoria Bridge.

We look forwards to seeing you all there! Any queries contact: info@cfine.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/333777074014338/


The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice 

Organiser: Disney On Ice

Where: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Ave, AB23 8BL Aberdeen 

Date:  Wednesday 20th March 2019 Time:  06:30PM-08:30PM

Description: Enter a dazzling world of adventure at The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! Join Mickey and Minnie for a celebration of magic and family fun.

Dive into the ocean with Dory, Nemo and Marlin as they discover the real meaning of family. Travel to Arendelle as Anna, Elsa and Olaf learn true love is the greatest power of all. Nothing is out of reach for Rapunzel as her friends help light the way. Jump out of your seat in a foot-stomping throwdown led by Buzz and Woody; Simba, Pumbaa and Timon prowl the Pridelands; and the Disney Princesses stay strong and journey on.

Plus, learn the Mouse Bounce dance at the Fit to Dance pre-show. Make unforgettable memories as you explore The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2219919881553386/


Climate Week North East 2019: Demain (PG) 

Organiser: The Barn

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

Date:  Wednesday 20th March 2019 Time:  07:30PM-10:30PM

Description: Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through.

After a special briefing for the journal Nature announced the possible extinction of a part of mankind before the end of the 21st century, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, together with a team of four people, carried out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to this disaster and above all how to avoid it.

During their journey, they met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Joining those concrete and positive actions which are already working, they began to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world…

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/565347707267818/


Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB11 6UD, Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 22nd March 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is drop in group with a variety of activities for babies and kids up to pre-school. It’s £3 a session and as it’s parent-led activities please do help out and get stuck in.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/954976888046963/?event_time_id=954976904713628


Aberdeen Materials Recycling Facility 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Materials Recycling Facility Depot, Altens East, Hareness Place, Aberdeen AB12 3GX 

Date:  Friday 22nd March 2019 Time:  01:30PM-03:30PM

Description: Visit Aberdeen’s brand new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at Altens East (next to Doonies Farm). This is where all of the recyclable materials that are collected by the Council from households and businesses are taken to be sorted into the separate waste streams ready to be sent away for recycling. You can see what the material looks like when it is delivered, watch it going through a process of conveyor belts, optical, magnetic and ballistic separation equipment and then see the finished products ready to go for reprocessing. Need to pre-book on MRFtours@aberdeencity.gov.uk. Numbers for this tour are strictly limited to 10 per slot. For transport, use First Bus Nº 18.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/348690522400050/


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

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