What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 23rd – 29th 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 Wonderful World of Disney On Ice 

Organiser: Disney On Ice

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

Date:  Wednesday 20th to Sunday 25th March 2019

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/


Easter Fun Day

Organiser: Rothiemay and District Playgroup

Where: Milltown of Rothiemay

Date:  Saturday 23rd March 2019 Time:  09:30AM-12:00PM

Description: Come along to our Easter Fun Day hosted by Rothiemay and District Playgroup.

£3 per child. Find the clues, unscramble the word and take home an Easter Egg. Held in the School Playing fields regardless of the weather!

Free entry into the village hall!  Take a chance on our lucky squares board to be in with a chance of winning a Spring Cleaning Hamper!  £1 per square

Colouring in, bake stall, new and improved lucky dip, kids games lots of fun to be had. As well as tea and coffee.

 Lots more to be confirmed!

Hope to see you there 🙂

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2116543835265703/


Spring Craft Fayre

Organiser: Fly Cup Catering

Where: Fly Cup Catering, Unit 2 Advertising House, Burghmuir Circle, AB51 4FS Inverurie, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 23rd March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Fly Cup is holding its spring craft fayre on Saturday 23rd March 2019 from 10am to 2pm with a variety of craft/gift stalls – ideal for picking up the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or just to treat yourself!

Fly Cup Catering is a charity providing training and employment opportunities to adults with learning difficulties in the catering and hospitality sector (Charity No: SC029395).

FREE ADMISSION

FREE CAR PARKING

FLY CUP COFFEE SHOP OPEN

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/288664155156989/


Rosemount Mini Ramble 

Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: The Cult of Coffee, 28 Esslemont Avenue, AB25 1SN Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 23rd March 2019 Time:  11:00AM-12:00PM

Description: A mini-tour of Rosemount focusing on the hidden treasures around Gilcomston School/ Jack’s Brae.

Developed from the full length Rosemount Ramble, focusing on the hidden gem of Mackie Place, the 18th century cul-de-sac owned by hide-skinner, Robert Mackie, who commissioned the distinctive ogee-shaped “White House” and the remaining tenement of no’s 4-5, and Jack’s Brae, where there were industries galore, including Strachan’s Mill, Paterson’s Tannery and later the North of Scotland Bedding Company.  There’s the story of St John’s Well, the main fresh water source for the inhabitants of Jack’s Brae and Hardweird; George Dickie, the owner of Cherryvale, a long-lost mansion, who tried to block the owners of the White House/Galleries from overlooking his garden.  Three hundred years of history in 60min!

Meet in Cult of Coffee – lovely coffee and cake available!

Not suitable for disabled or those with restricted mobility.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/378383232912934/


Tarves Playgroup & Toddlers – Soup & Sweet 

Organiser: Tarves Playgroup and Toddlers

Where: Melvin Hall, Tarves 

Date:  Saturday 23rd March 2019 Time:  11:30AM-02:00PM

Description: Tombola, Face painting, glitter tattoos, Lucky punch, Guess the panda’s name, Raffle prize draw, Homebakes plus much more!

Entry:

Adults £6

Children £2

Under 2’s free

Family ticket – 2 adults & 2 children £16

*** Please bring your own soup bowl & spoon ***

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/644494249321152/


Funbox – Space Race 

Organiser: Funboxportlethen

Where: Portlethen Academy, Bruntland Rd, AB12 4 Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 23rd March 2019 Time:  12:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Fundraising Show for Fishermoss School.

[ Special DVD recording ]

Space…the final fun-tier.

The countdown is on to blast off into the unknown in FUNBOX’s brand new show for 2019; THE SPACE RACE

Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo as part of the crew of the Starship FUNBOX as they take a space

odyssey across the universe to explore strange new worlds and dimensions on their galaxy hopping quest to find their keys. Find out if the moon is really made of cheese? What is the stinkiest planet? Where are the friendliest aliens?

Packed with classics like ‘Apples and Bananas’ and ‘Aiken Drum’, Funbox favourites and

brand new songs, THE SPACE RACE is out of this world singalong fun for all the family.

Come dressed for adventure – come as an alien, a space princess or an astronaut !

To make this day even more special, both shows will be filmed for the making of our new DVD so you could be the star of the show!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/229409501314159/


Torcher Parade 2019 

Organiser: Aberdeen University Students’ Association

Where: Union Street, AB 116BH, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 23rd March 2019 Time:  06:00PM-07:30PM

Description: The Torcher Parade is back!

Join us on 23rd March 2019 at 6pm on Union Street for the return of Aberdeen’s Torcher Parade which will follow its new route along Union Street, beginning at Albyn Place and finishing on King Street. The 2019 Parade will include 20 student-built floats and many more students in fancy dress on foot.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/533291183832237/


 Fundraising Ceilidh 

Organiser: Chloe Lawson

Where: Tullynessle Hall, Suie Road, Tullynessle,, Alford, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 23rd March 2019 Time:  07:30PM-12:30AM

Description: Raising funds for the Aberdeen Neonatal Unit.

Neil Dawson & his band.

BYOB, food provided. Raffle.

Adults £15

Children (under 16) £10

You can purchase your ticket at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/18537666635

Or contact me on 07788212120.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2521151111235118/


Big Ride Day 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Duthie Park

Date:  Sunday 24th March 2019 Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

Description: Riders to visit Anguston Farm for coffee & cakes. The ride from Duthie Park to Easter Anguston Farm will be about 10 miles, slow and easy on the Deeside Way. It is a ride for all levels of ability from kids and inexperienced to the more experienced riders wanting a potter. Meet by the pond in Duthie Park. Everyone welcome, just bring a bike. The ride will be easy and slow, mainly on the Deeside Way, led by trained leaders. See http://www.ctcgrampian.org.uk/  for more details.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/388298305320191/


Cooking class – Stonehaven 11am-1pm 

Organiser: Kids in the kitchen Aberdeen

Where: St James church hall Stonehaven 

Date:  Sunday 24th March 2019 Time:  11:00AM-01:00PM

Description: Come along and learn how to cook.  On the menu is calzone followed by cheesecake.

All equipment, utensils and food is supplied.  Suitable for ages 2.5 years to 12.

£15 per child – Payment in advance

Please contact Kids in the Kitchen Aberdeen to book your space today.

All welcome

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2315490545396052/


Donside Community Hydro Tour 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Donside Village, AB24 2 Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 24th March 2019 Time:  12:30PM-02:00PM

Description: Take this opportunity to see Scotland’s first urban community hydro scheme in operation. This multi award winning scheme is situated in the heart of Tillydrone, on the banks of the river Don, next to Donside Village. Creating power by harnessing the energy of the river, in harmony with the environment, this scheme (managed by ACEnergy) is completely run by volunteers. ACEnergy is a not for profit company, with volunteer directors, that will return profits both to the investors and to the community. Booking is essential by sending an email to jane.fullerton@yahoo.co.uk If you want to do the guided walk afterwards, stay at the same venue and meet the Countryside Ranger at 1:30pm.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/558232744651234/


Climate Day

Organiser: Climate Week North East

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

Date:  Sunday 24th March 2019 Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Come along to the Science Centre to celebrate Climate Week Day on Sunday 24th March. Climate change affects us all, with human activity causing the Earth to get warmer in the last 100 years. Our Earthy is not feeling well, so come and see how to make it feel better. Discover how wind farms and other renewable energy help us meet our energy demand while combating climate change.

Find out why Climate Change matters and the effects climate change on us, in years to come through interactive shows and workshops. Usual entry fees apply (adult £5.75, child £5.00, family £19.50, children 3 & under FOC)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1057196921134093/


Donside Guided Walk 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Donside Village, AB24 2 Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 24th March 2019 Time:  01:30PM-04:00PM

Description: Join Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service for a guided walk along the river Don from the Donside Community Hydro to Donmouth and back to, see the wildlife that abounds between taking in the amazing Seaton Park as you go. The area is a haven for otters and kingfishers, to mention a few, so come along and see what wildlife you can see. If you wish, join first the Donside Community Hydro tour (12:30 to 1:30pm) and follow up from there to our guided walk. Please book separately. If you just want to do the guided walk, meet the Countryside Ranger at the Donside Village Hydro at 1:30pm. Booking is also essential by phone 01224 326429 or email countrysideranger@aberdeencity.gov.uk .

If you also want to see the Donside hydro power station at 12:30pm that is fine. Please stay at the same venue after to follow up both events. Booking is essential by sending an email to jane.fullerton@yahoo.co.uk

No costs, but donations welcome.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2236724163246522/


Bumper Bump Club 

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City & Shire

Where: Airyhall Community Centre, Countesswells Road, AB15 8 Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 24th March 2019 Time:  02:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Come along to meet local businesses, hear talks about pregnancy and birth and meet others. Oh and coffee and cake!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/556391138200474/


Jack and the Talking Beans 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Queen’s Cross Church, Aberdeen, Albyn Place, AB10 1YN Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 24th March 2019 Time:  02:30PM-05:30PM

Description: Jack sells his cow for a handful of beans but little did he know the trouble they would land him in.  Join Jack and his talking beans for an eco-adventure for the whole family. Tickets from www.skiddle.com. Adults £8; Children under 16 (accompanied by an adult) £1.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/751382248566007/


Cooking class Stonehaven 230pm-430pm 

Organiser: Kids in the kitchen Aberdeen

Where: St James Hall Stonehaven

Date:  Sunday 24th March 2019 Time: 02:30PM-04:30PM

Description: Come along and learn how to cook.  On the menu is calzone followed by cheesecake.

All equipment, utensils and food is supplied.  Suitable for ages 2.5 years to 12.

£15 per child – Payment in advance

Please contact Kids in the Kitchen Aberdeen to book your space today.

All welcome

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/347264859456228/


Jump Right Down! 

Organiser: Jill Lamb

Where: Jump In Trampoline Parks: Aberdeen, Craigshaw Road West Tullos Industrial Estate, AB12 3AP Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 24th March 2019 Time:  04:00PM-08:00PM

Description: We are holding a fundraising event to raise awareness for Downs Syndrome and promote inclusion. Come join Rapunzel for games and songs, scale some walls with Spider-Man, dance along to showcase the street, learn to sign, and pop a balloon to win a prize.

Book an hours jump slot for only £6 per child between 4 and 7pm and join the fun. Stay as long as you want to join in the entertainment and have some down right fun!! Spaces are limited so please book early using form below. Parents go free

400pm Sign along with Mary

420 pm Join Kate on the catwalk

515 pm Hip Hop Hoolies

530 pm Makaton sing and sign a long

615 pm Destruction

715 pm Eliminate

PARTY WISHES will be entertaining throughout the event with party games, singalongs and photo opportunities.

The Home cook will have a delicious assortment of cupcakes, truffle cakes, mallows and sweet cones on sale.

Each ticket purchased will be entered into a grand draw to win a jump in party for up to 10 people

FILL IN THE FORM TO BOOK YOUR SLOT ***** PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF BOOKING.

https://form.jotformeu.com/90574209329360

#LeaveNoOneBehind

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/573012296552892/


Kids at Ferryhill – Monday 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Monday 25th March 2019 Time:  09:15AM-11:15AM

Description: Drop in session for babies up to preschool 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=2168798910100258


Twilight Bookbug Sessions 

Organiser: Climate Week North East

Where: Aberdeenshire Libraries 

Date:  Monday 25th March 2019 Time:  06:00PM-06:30PM

Description: Come and take part in our post-climate week twilight Bookbug sessions, in the run-up to Earth Hour.  Songs, story and rhymes will all be linked to our planet and will be delivered by lamplight! If you have a wind-up torch bring that along too so you can take part and create your own light.  Bookbug sessions are fun and interactive for families with children aged 0 – 5 years. Booking is essential as spaces will be limited. To book your space contact the library.

25/3 Aboyne Library 6pm – 6.30pm

26/3 Ellon Library 6pm – 6.30pm

27/3 Fraserburgh Library 6pm – 6.30pm

28/3 Stonehaven Library 6pm – 6.30pm

29/3 Inverurie Library 6pm – 6.30pm

30/3 Ballater Library 4.15pm – 4.45pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2202567913293456/


Old Aberdeen’s Architectural Secrets 

Organiser: Hidden Aberdeen Tours

Where: King’s College, Aberdeen, Regent Walk, AB24 3, Aberdeen 

Date: Wednesday 27th March 2019 Time:  07:30PM-09:30PM

Description: Learn about the ‘Aultoun’ and its buildings, from the medieval Snow Kirk and Kings College to the artisan housing of the 18th and 19th century, and the hidden secrets of the university campus, including the secret Snow Kirk, the Macrobert Memorial Garden, and the delightful 18th century buildings of the Chanonry.  Bishop Elphinstone was the founder of Kings College, little did he know at the end of the 15th century that many centuries of building of both sacred and secular kinds would rise up around his new university, and that the Protestant troops of General Monck would destroy St Machar Cathedral with their scavenging for stones to build up their hastily-planned fort on Castlehill in the New Town.  For anyone who ever wondered ‘if walls could talk…’!

Meet at Kings College entry path, High Street.

Not suitable for disabled or those with mobility problems

Suitable for all ages

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/642537269536007/


Kids at Ferryhill – Friday Fun 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

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

Date:  Friday 29th 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=954976901380295


It’s Spring Disco Time 

Organiser: Torphins Playgroup Pre-School

Where: Learney Hall Torphins

Date:  Friday 29th March 2019 Time:  06:00PM-08:00PM

Description: Grab your tickets while you can!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1305545746465477/


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

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