What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire (17th – 23rd 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**


Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Bridge of Don

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: St. Columba’s Church, Braehead Way, Aberdeen AB22 8RR

Date:  Friday 16th March 2018 09:30
Time:  09:30 – 10:45

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Drop In Session every month in Bridge of Don

Feel free to bring your stretchy wrap from the Scottish Baby Box as we’d love to give you a hand.

There will be trained baby carrying advice from Jess Hippey, owner of Close and Calm, and a large selection of carriers and wraps available for trying and for hiring. Should you wish to go on to buy a carrier after this, please inform Jess as discount codes are available for customers.

We will charge a £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees. Children are always welcome.

We’re very lucky to also have a breastfeeding peer supporter present at most meetings.

We’re a friendly, welcoming bunch and look forward to meeting you. Our hope is to try and build an informative and supportive community so the more the merrier.

You’re also always welcome to bring your own carriers for help too.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2001829343440019


The Fourth Trimester Group

Organiser: Solasta Mama

Where: Cults Kirk Centre, 404 N Deeside Rd, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9TD

Date:  Friday 16th March 2018
Time:  11:00 – 13:00

Description: Solasta Mamas is a regular mother and baby support group, designed for mothers with babies 3-4 months old and under. The fourth trimester (the three months or so after birth) are a rollercoaster of hormones, sleep deprivation, and learning while you get to grips with looking after your beautiful new baby.

Finding a support network of mums who really get what you are going through is so important, and that’s how Solasta Mamas came to be. There’s no expectations, and no judgement – just come as you are (even if you are on day 3 of dry shampooing your hair) and find hot tea/coffee, cake, sling advice and support, + lots of reassuring and inspiring chat from mums who ‘get it’.

And the support doesn’t end there – join the Solasta Mama’s Facebook group to connect with other local mums, and share the trials, tribulations and triumphs of life with a tiny human, without having to move off the sofa www.facebook.com/groups/solastamamameetups

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/186744918722911


Table top sale and pop up Cafe 

Organiser: Culter Village Hall

Where: Culter Village Hall, 178 North Deeside Road, Peterculter,  AB14 0UD 

Date:  Saturday 17th March 2018
Time:  10:00 – 14:00

Description: Table top sale and pop up  cafe serving soup, sandwiches and homebakes.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1782398552053976


British Science Week 2018: Discovery Day 

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Saturday 17th March 2018
Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description:  Join us for a fun day of science for all the family at Aberdeen Science Centre for British Science Week 2018!

This once a year event organised by the British Science Association Branch is suitable for all ages. Come along to see all of the Aberdeen Science Centre exhibits and much more besides. There will be hands-on activities in the lab, flashes and bangs chemistry shows and the Aberdeen City Council Countryside Rangers!

£1 suggested donation PP, no booking required.

Discovery Day 2018 is a day of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths suitable for everyone!

There’s a chance to see the exciting Flashes and Bangs show from the University of Aberdeen where you can find out the chemistry behind a rocket launch and much more besides!

We will be joined by RSPB Scotland to discover wildlife conservation and you can find out more about the work they
do to protect local birds and habitats.

Visitors can learn about our popular Dolphinwatch project as it
prepares for its 6th season. Wildlife themed arts & crafts activities will also be on offer.

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen will be here exploring the world of deep sea creatures and much more.

There will be many organisations from around Aberdeen City and
Aberdeenshire at this day of exciting hands-on science including TechFest who will be with us all day delivering workshops.

Aberdeen Science Centre is located at 179 Constitution Street near Aberdeen Beach. The Number 15 bus route stops very near the door and free parking is available but limited.

This event is part of the British Science Week programme in Aberdeen https://www.abdn.ac.uk/engage/bsw/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/145334616145820 


Farm Cafe and Fairy wood open (weather permitting)

Organiser: VSA Easter Anguston Farm

Where: Easter Anguston Farm, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire AB14 0

Date:  Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March 2018
Time:  10:30 – 15:30

Description: Our farm , cafe and enchanted fairy wood will reopen on Sunday and then subsequent weekends up to Easter (weather permitting) after the various works have been completed and the new trees are ready including the new Beastie and Bug stone collection so come along visit the animals and see the enchanted wood . (Boots advised) Visit during Saturday and Sundays in March before we open 7 days from the end of March.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1676913172347593


Why not check out our video of the Enchanted Fairy Wood at VSA’s Easter Anguston Farm – well worth a visit!


Bring & Buy at Maggie’s

Organiser: Maggie’s Aberdeen

Where: Maggie’s Aberdeen, Elizabeth Montgomerie Building, Aberdeen,  AB25 2UZ

Date:  Saturday 17th March 2018
Time:  13:00 – 16:00

Description:  Look out those clothes you have barely worn and leave with a new to you outfit for only a donation to Maggie’s. Bring along your friends for a great afternoon!

How it works:
Come along and buy yourself new outfit(s)!! Each item will be available for a donation of your choice which will all go to Maggie’s Aberdeen. You don’t have to donate clothing beforehand to come along and buy.

Whether you are in need of a wardrobe refresh, have gained or lost weight recently, want to support the work of Maggie’s Aberdeen or simply fancy a day out with the girls, this is the event for you!

Leading up to the event, please drop off any donations to the centre. Donations should be ladies clothes, of good quality or ‘high end’ makes. Any ladies clothes, shoes or accessories welcome. Donations should be made between Wednesday 14 and Friday 16 March.

Admission to the event will be £5.00 and there will be refreshments available.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/407858312987452


Forest Ranger led cycle around Haddo Country Park 

Organiser: Haddo House & Country Park

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

Date:  Saturday 17th March 2018
Time:  14:00 – 15:00

Description: NORTH EAST CLIMATE WEEK 17th to the 24th of March 2018.

A cycle round the park, Saturday 17th March, 2-3 P.M.  Free but booking is essential.

Get used to cycling instead of driving for short journeys by taking an easy route around the park along laid paths, except for one short downhill stretch.  Bring your bike and wear a cycling helmet.  Free but booking essential.

CONTACT: The Formartine Ranger ‚Tel 07786 021780 or email formartine.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

MEET: Haddo main car park.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/195039751256456


Stoney Soft Play And Bouncy Castles 

Organiser: Aberdeen Bouncy Castles & Inflatables

Where:  Stonehaven Scout Hut, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Sunday 18th March 2018
Time:  10:00 – 15:00

Description: Soft Play. Ball pit. Toddler bouncy castle and and older kids bouncy castle. Isabelle’s Pop-up Catering serving tea, coffee, cakes, soup and toasties. Lots of vegan options available.

See Facebook event for session times

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1775389389180590


Seedy Sunday

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 5FQ

Date:  Sunday 18th March 2018
Time:  11:00 – 15:30

Description: Join us for a celebration of the best of Aberdeenshire food, drink, craft and gardening stalls.

 Seedy Sunday will be an opportunity for keen gardeners to swap seeds, plan and exchange tips and advice.

 There is something for everyone to enjoy at this event including horticulture, demonstrations, talks and workshops for all ages and there are lots of activities to keep the little ones amused.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1278223842310658


Looking for places to visit in Aberdeen City & Shire? Why not check out some of our ideas here – Things to See & Do with Kids in Aberdeen City & Shire

Things to see & do with kids in Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire

NCT March Bump Club

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Rubislaw Church, 1 Beaconsfield Pl, Aberdeen,  AB15 4

Date:  Tuesday 20th March 2018
Time:  19:00 – 21:00

Description: Tickets available to purchase here.

https://nct.intrabiz.co.uk/cgi-bin/sys.cgi?action=NCT-product-client_view&id=35546410

Details of our plans coming very soon but there will definitely be cake.

Join our Facebook group for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nctaberdeenbumpclub/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1495521567243436 


Little Explorer Days: Space

Organiser: Aberdeen Science Centre

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

Date:  Wednesday 21st & Sunday 25th March 2018
Time:  10:00 – 16:00

Description: Get ready to launch into the “Journey through the Solar System Show” and get hands-on with our space-themed floor activities and storybook sessions at the ASC Little Explorer space mission.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/891015351074350


Nature Tots – Climate Change North East event

Organiser: Mud Pies

Where: Hazlehead Park – the small swing park on Groats Road, in between the main park and Hazlehead Academy – AB15 8BE

Date:  Friday 23rd March 2018
Time:  10:00 – 11:30

Description: A Climate Change North East event – @climatechangenortheast! Come for an explore around a fab wee wood in Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen and see how easy it it to get your kids outdoors having fun – the basis for kids starting to foster a positive relationship to our planet. We’ll go for an explore, collect things, make a nest to take home and have snack!

If we would like the next generation to care about climate change they will have to have a positive attitude to the environment. Bring your under 5 on an adventure with Mud Pies and find out how easy it is to get your tots outside having fun in the great outdoors! We will go for an explore, collect things and make a nest for Easter.

Ages – 2 to 5. £7 per child: adults go free. Includes snack.
Online booking essential – www.mudpieadventures.co.uk
The number 11 bus from the city centre stops on Queen’s Road near to Hazlehead Avenue.

More information on the entire programme, 16 to 25 March at https://www.facebook.com/climateweeknortheast

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1815641112064322


Baby Carrier Drop In Session – Inverurie

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: St Andrew’s Church Hall, High Street, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Friday 23rd March 2018
Time:  09:45 – 11:15

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Drop In Session every month in Inverurie.

Feel free to bring your stretchy wrap from the Scottish Baby Box as we’d love to give you a hand.

There will be trained baby carrying advice from Jess Hippey, owner of Close and Calm, and a large selection of carriers and wraps available for trying and for hiring. Should you wish to go on to buy a carrier after this, please inform Jess as discount codes are available for customers.

We will charge a £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees. Children are always welcome.

We’re very lucky to also have a breastfeeding peer supporter  present at most meetings.

We’re a friendly, welcoming bunch and look forward to meeting you. Our hope is to try and build an informative and supportive community so the more the merrier.

You’re also always welcome to bring your own carriers for help too.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/306261676520678


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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